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Tony GATLIF

International jury 2021

Tony Gatlif born September 10, 1948 in Algiers, Tony Gatlif leaves Algeria in the 1960s. Les Princes reveals him in 1982. In 1992, he shot Latcho Drom, a true hymn to Gypsy music. In 1997, Gadjo Dilo describes the arrival in a Gypsy village in Romania of a „Gadjo”. In 2004, the filmmaker takes the viewer throughout Andalusia and the Maghreb, with Exils. The film won the Award for Best Director at Cannes. In 2010, with Liberté, he tells for the first time the history of the internment of Gypsies in France. In 2017, Tony Gatlif sheds a light on Greece, hit by economic and refugee crisis, with Djam. His latest film, Tom Medina, released last August, tells the story of a young man sent by a judge to the Camargue.

KUCSERA Tamás Gergely

International jury 2021

Tamás Gergely Kucsera, PhD, Dr. habil art theorist, historian of ideas. He was born in Budapest in 1976; he received his PhD degree in Philosophy and in Political Science, he achieved his habilitation in the field of Art Theory. He is currently an Associate Professor (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary), a Honorary Professor (University of Pécs), a Research Professor (Széchenyi István University) and also the Chief Editor of the journal ‘Valóság’ [Reality] and Co- Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Magyar Művészet’ [Hungarian Art]. Previously he has worked as a Chief Councillor of the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, he has been the Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (HAA) since 2011. He is currently taking part in the work of the Board of the Civil Service, and of the Committee of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary, and he is the Chairman of the Documentary Evaluation Committee of the National Film Institute Hungary as well. Acknowledgments: Flórián Kováts Memorial Medal, Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, Miklós Bánffy Prize.

dr. KOLLARIK Tamás

International jury 2021

Tamás Kollarik, PhD is a Bánffy Miklós Award and Hungarian Film Award holder film expert and filmmaker. He is a university lecturer and the rector’s representative at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. He is the former director of the Hungarian Media Patronage Program, the National Audiovisual Archive and the Bűvösvölgy Media Literacy Training Center. Member of the Television Committee of the National Film Institute. He has participated in the creation of several films and has an extensive
biography as an author.

NAGY Dénes

International jury 2021

Dénes Nagy graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest in 2009. As a guest student he spent a year at the Berlin Film Academy. His short fiction Soft Rain premiered at the 45th Directors’ Fortnight in 2013. His documentary Another Hungary had its premiere at the 43rd IFF Rotterdam, while his latest documentary Harm at the Documentary Competition of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. His debut feature Natural Light premiered in the Competition of the 71st Berlin Film Festival in
2021 and was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director.

Tomáš PAVLÍČEK

International jury 2021

Tomáš Pavlíček Czech director and screenwriter. He graduated from Prague’s
Film Academy (FAMU), where he currently teaches. He focuses on comedy that is often dialogue based. His debut feature Totally Talking premiered in the Forum of Independents at KVIFF 2014. Four years later, in 2018, Bear with Us also screened at KVIFF, in the East of the West Competition, and then went on to win the best screenplay award by the Czech Film Critics Association.

REUT DAGBAR AGAMI

International jury 2021

Reut Dagbar is a film director, producer and screenwriter from Israel. She graduated Bachelor of Communication Studies, B.A (Jezreel Valley College) and, Master of Cinema Studies, M.F.A (Tel Aviv University School of Film Direction) Up until today, she directed short films that have participated in hundreds of movie festivals around the world and won appreciation and prizes. Her passion is in making films which are involving human rights and women empowerment, and her goal is to contribute to more women representation in films

Nadja ANDRASEV

International jury 2021

Nadja Andrasev is a Hungarian animation filmmaker. After working in live action production from 2002, she received an MFA in animation at MOME Budapest in 2015. Her films screened at numerous festivals and received over fourty awards, including Joint Third Prize at the Cinéfondation Selection in Cannes (The Noise of Licking), and Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at SXSW (Symbiosis). As a director she likes to address personal topics involving obsessions, desires, voyeurism and sex.

Michael PODOGIL

International jury 2021

A student of Michael Haneke, Michael works as an author and director for TV and commercials. His short films won prizes at festivals around the world, including a nomination at BAFTA Student Awards in LA. After co-writing and directing his first mini TV-series »Prost Mortem«, which got nominated at the Jupiter Awards for Best National TV-show in Germany, he is now in postproduction for his first feature film, while teaching photography at a local school in Vienna.

PETRIK András

International jury 2021

cinematographer, born and raised in Budapest. After having graduated with a master in History and Geography at the Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest (ELTE), he joined the Hungarian film industry’s ranks in 1998. Later, he studied and worked in Berlin In 2008, he graduated with a degree in Cinematography from the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Since 2004, he has worked internationally as a film and TV director, screenwriter and cinematographer. His films have been awarded at many prestigious festivals. Currently, he is working as a screenwriter for movies and TV-series.

Marijana BOŠNJAK

International confederation of art cinemas jury 2021

Marijana Bošnjak is a programme creator, project manager and head of strategic and marketing planning at Urania Cinema. As a private owned film screening company, with over then 100 years of tradition, Cinema Urania’s general mission is to ensure innovative, diverse film programming, in the area where there are few alternatives mostly oriented to the mainstream. Marijana considers the preservation of the only cinema in the centre of Osijek to be her life’s mission. We owe it to new generations to come.

ELSÄSSER Klaudia

International confederation of art cinemas jury 2021

Teacher of Hungarian-French and English major. For 15 years she has been editing classbooks. Literary translator, art film distributor, founder and general manager of Pannonia Entertainment established in 2012.

Jörg JACOB

International confederation of art cinemas jury 2021

Jörg Jacob was born in 1967. He studied architecture and visual design. He is dedicated to the cultural sector, with more than 20 years of experience in cultural work, particularly in cinema- and film business. Since 2007 he has been a member of the CICAE jury at several festivals in Berlin, Karlovy Vary and Mannheim/Heidelberg among others. He says that with a heart beating for human culture he believes in the outstanding qualities of a big screen and it helps him fostering and reinventing cinema in these challenging times.

Dr. VINCZE Teréz

Fipresci jury 2021

Teréz Vincze is a Hungarian film critic and professor of film studies. She has been editor of the Hungarian quarterly journal of film theory and film history, Metropolis since 1999. She has been teaching film studies at the Department of Film Studies of ELTE University since 2002. Her film related studies have been published in English, German, Italian, Czech, Slovak and Korean in edited books and in film journals. She has served as a juror in numerous international juries of film festivals in Europe and Asia. She has been a member of the Hungarian section of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) since 2000.

Prof. Dr. Bojidar MANOV

Fipresci jury 2021

Prof. Dr. Bojidar Manov was born in Sofia Bulgaria (1947). He is a film critic and journalist and also was the dean of the Cinema Faculty at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia (2011–2013). Professor Manov is a lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, and was a member the of the National Film Board, Bulgaria (2008–2012; 2018–2020). He is a board member of the National Fund “Culture”, Bulgaria (2005–2009; 2020–). Between 2001 and 2005 he was the vice-president of FIPRESCI. He is a member of the European Film Academy. Multiple president and member of international juries at film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Busan, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Locarno, Palm Springs, Wiesbaden, Dubai, Cairo etc.

Britt SØRENSEN

Fipresci jury 2021

Britt Sørensen has worked as a news journalist, feature journalist and for the cultural section in several newspapers in Norway since 1986. She has been a film critic for the daily, regional newspaper Bergens Tidende since 2005. Britt Sørensen is now retired, but continues as a regular freelancer for Bergens Tidende. She has been a juror on several film festivals in Norway and abroad; and for FIPRESCI in the international film festivals in Haugesund, Vilnius and Tromsø..

Mia Lund Rao, BRØNSHØJ

International ecumenical jury 2021

Mia Lund Rao was born in Copenhagen in 1966. She has worked as a pastor since 2001. Arts have always played a big role in her life. In 2008 she graduated as a director and has worked as an script advisor at several Danish films, among them the dogme-movie “Forbrydelser” by Anette K Olesen. She has made the shortfilm “Mommy dear” and a music video “Calling you”. She attended Isttituto Statale d’arte in Udine, Italy, – and has through all the years done works including paintings and other form of arts. She is a keen photographer and has attended several courses in that
area, and have participated in exhibitions with her own works.

Piero LOREDAN

International ecumenical jury 2021

Piero Loredan is an Italian Jesuit scholastic living in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). He joined the society of Jesus in 2016 at the age of 31. Before joining the order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, his passion for art, literature and cinema led him to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Of Arts, Culture And Entertainment in Milan. Among the subjects, he studied History And Criticism Of Cinema. After the Master’s Degree in Business Communication, he worked in the communication field in Italy and abroad (Spain, Australia, South Africa). He participated at several festivals including the Verona International Film Festival “Schermi d’Amore 2006” (Italy) as a member of the Youth Jury, and the Durban International Film Festival 2012 (South Africa), where he covered the Festival on behalf of the Communication Department of the City of Durban. Piero deepened his passion also as a Jesuit: he wrote about cinema
on Civiltà Cattolica – the oldest of Catholic Italian periodicals, published by the Jesuits in Rome – and the Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper of Vatican City State.

VÍGH Tamás

International ecumenical jury 2021

Tamás Vígh born in Kiskunfélegyháza in 1993. He is currently finishing his studies as a pastor-theologian at Debrecen Reformed Theological University. During his studies he researched the connection between visual arts and religion. Since 2019 he works as a freelance photographer. As a member of various Christian organizations he is working on cultural events to strengthen the connection between film and religion. He is writing film reviews in the weekly magazine of the Hungarian Reformed Church.