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2019 Combined Slovenian Championships

The 2019 Combined Slovenian Championships were the first Slovenian national championships for competition climbing in combined format. It was held in Celje, Slovenia from 14 to 16 June 2019; the athletes competed in speed and lead disciplines, the combined results of those disciplines would determine the winners. The winner for men was Jernej Kruder, it was held based on and to simulate the latest Olympic combined format. Athletes were ranked based on their scores in separate disciplines. Points were calculated by multiplying the ranks of each athlete in the three disciplines; the final round started with speed race, which in the final race Jernej Kruder false started, giving an easy win for Žiga Zajc. Next in the bouldering, Kruder made amends by topping all three boulder problems in five attempts, just one attempt less than the second place, Anže Peharc. Lastly in the lead, Domen Škofic leading the way, though not topping the route, Kruder placed second which made him the winner of the competition.

Škofic took second place, Peharc third. The finals started with speed discipline, where Urška Repušič won after Janja Garnbret false started in the final race. Next in the bouldering, Vita Lukan led the way by topping all three boulder problems in just four attempts, where the second place Lučka Rakovec needed one more and the third place Janja Garnbret needed two more attempts. Coming to the last climbs in lead, the competition was tight as there were three people with combined points of 6 and one with 7 so far. Two people topped the route, the faster one, became the winner, Rakovec took second place. In the end, after multiplying the ranks of each event, Garnbret became the women's champion of combined nationals, Rakovec behind in second place, Lukan completing the podium in third place. Slovenian Commission for Sport Climbing - Official website

Afia Nathaniel

Afia Serena Nathaniel is an independent Pakistani filmmaker who works as a writer, director and editor. She is a graduate of the Film Division at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Afia Nathaniel was born in Pakistan, she is the eldest of three girls. Her father was in her mother a professor of English. Afia was educated in Lahore. Afia did her Senior Cambridge from Convent of Mary, Lahore, she attended Kinnaird College from 1991–1994, graduating with a BSc degree. She majored in Mathematics with a minor in Physics. In college, Afia participated in debating forums, poetry competitions and dramatics, she was elected the President of Science Club by the students at Kinnaird. Afia was awarded the prestigious Mangat Rai Gold Medal in 1994 in recognition of her outstanding academic record and extracurricular achievements. In August 1994, Afia joined Lahore University of Management Sciences to pursue a BSc in Computer Science, she graduated from LUMS in 1997. In 2001, Columbia University offered Afia Nathaniel a two-year Dean's fellowship to come and join their MFA Film programme.

Afia won several accolades for her short films which spurred the growth of New Wave of Pakistani independent cinema. In the absence of any film schools in Pakistan, Afia Nathaniel, joined Publicis Pakistan and began a career in advertising soon after graduating from LUMS, she was promoted to head the Creative Department at Publicis Pakistan. In 1999, Afia left Pakistan to work with the World YWCA, an international women's non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, she attended the UN Commission on Human Rights from 1999–2001 and worked with women in over 100 countries in the areas of peace, health, human rights and environment. Afia was appointed as the Communications Manager for the endowment campaign of the World YWCA. In 2008, Afia founded Zambeel Films, a film production company in Pakistan, specialising in producing local independent films for a global audience. Afia is a member of Film Fatales independent women filmmakers. Dukhtar Afia is based in New York City she teaches in the visual arts department at Princeton University.

She lives with her daughter. Film Awards/Honours/Grants 2015 Best Film Director – Dukhtar 2010 NYFA Geri Ashur Screenwriting Award 2006 Milos Forman Finishing Fund 2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant 2005 IFP Market Screenplay Award 2005 Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting at the Columbia University Film School Student Film Festival 2005 HBO Development Award 2005 Finalist, Tribeca Connect, New York 2003 Nadah, Nominee Golden Reel Award, VC FilmfestAcademic Awards/Fellowships/Grants 2004-6 World Studio Foundation Fellow 2003-4 AAUW International Fellow 2003-4 MMMF Fellow, World Bank 2003-4 WIL Fellow, International House, New York 2001-3 Dean's Fellow, School of Arts, Columbia University, New York 1994 Mangat Rai Gold Medal, Kinnaird College, Pakistan Nadah – Director, Editor International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2003 Reel-World Film Festival, Toronto, 2003 Clermont-Ferrand Film Market 2003 19th VC FilmFest, Los Angeles, 2003 9th International Film Festival Dortmund, Germany 2003 Anthology Film Archive, New York, 2003 Commonwealth International Film Festival 2003 1st Asian Pacific Short-Film Festival 2003 Barcelona 9th Asian Film Festival, 2003, Lyon 3rd KaraFilmFestival, 2003, Pakistan Cinemasia, 2004, Netherlands Mateela Film Festival, 2004, Pakistan Toba Tek Singh – Writer, producer, Executive Producer New York Asian American International film festival 2005 VC FilmFest 2006, Los Angeles, US Long After...

– Writer, producer, Executive Producer Montreal World Cinema Film Festival 2007 ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto, 2008 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market 2008 Asian American International Film Festival, New York, 2008 New Jersey International Film Festival 2008Butterfly – Writer Asia-Expo film festival, Lyon France Napa Valley Wine Country Film Fest Black Maria Film Festival 2003 Ivy Film Festival 2003 19th VC Film Fest, LA, 2003 San Francisco International Film Festival 2003 Mumbai International Film Festival, 2003 Palm Springs Short Film Festival, 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival, 2003 Greenwich Film Festival, 2003 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2003 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2003 Vancouver Asian Film Festival, 2003 Cinema Paradiso Film Festival, 2003 ACV New York Asian American Film Festival, 2003 San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2003 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 2003 Dallas Asian American Film Festival, 2003 Afia Nathaniel on IMDb