Award

Jean Loup Passek

• best documentary

Official jury

Alessandro Negrini

Alessandro Negrini

Multi award winning Italian film director and scriptwriter, he defines himself a film director by mistake. He spent much of the late 1990s travelling in Europe writing and in 2001 he moved to Ireland. His films have garnered a remarkable raft of international awards in festivals around the world. His work combine fiction, documentaries, and poetry and his latest multi award winning film Tides has been defined as a docu-dream. His film ‘Paradiso’ was commissioned by BBC and has won 18 international awards and has been nominated in more than 60 festivals around the world. He worked several times with the renowned Norwegian Oddgeir Saether (Dop in David Lynch’s Inland Empire.) and worked with renowned screenwriters and producers, including Margo Harkin (Hush bye Baby), David Gothard (ex artistic director of Riverside Studios in London and Abbey Theater, Dublin) and Michael Seeber (A Good American). He is a regular judge at international film festivals. Recently, Negrini has been selected by one of the most prominent Italian film critic, Adriano Aprà, as part of ‘Fuorinorma’ (Out of the Norm), a project and a book selecting the best New Italian experimental cinema of the last 15 years.

Alfonso Palazón Meseguer

Alfonso Palazón Meseguer

PhD and degree in Information and Communication Sciences from the Complutense University. Recipient of the Aurelio Paz dos Reis International Award, 2016. Full Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of Rey Juan Carlos University. He has worked on various audiovisual projects as director, producer and screenwriter. Alfonso is currently co-producing the transmedia project A Primavera Rosa.

Jane Pinheiro

Jane Pinheiro

Was born and lives in Recife, northeastern Brazil. Professor of Visual Arts and Photography, Cinema and Video at the College of Application of the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, recently retired. She remains linked to UFPE as a researcher at LEVE - Laboratory of Experience, Visuality and Education and to LAV - Laboratory of Visual Anthropology. A PhD in Anthropology (PUC-SP), she defended her thesis Dreams in Movement: 1st Imaginary Audiovisual Exhibition produced by teenagers in Recife in the 21st Century. She has been a member of the Organizing Committee at the International Festival of Ethnographic Film in Recife since its first edition in 2008, and the Commission Selection Committee of the same festival since 2011. Member of the Kino Network since 2017. Autorade Tiritot (Zolu, 2019), Por causa do sal (Zolu, 2017), Contemporary Art in Recife in the 1990s (Zanzar, 2016), Kaleidoscope (Paulinas, 2006/2009). Jane also ventures in the production of video poems made available on her non-YouTube channel and on the website www.janepinheiro.com.

Julia Kushnarenko

Julia Kushnarenko

Was born in Moscow, Russia in 1991, but spent her childhood in the North Caucasus Region. Julia studied directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. She has completed courses at Moscow’s Scream School in visual effects compositing. Having formerly worked as a videographer for National Geographic Magazine(USA). For several years, Julia worked as a director and editor at the film studio SHKID (Moscow, Russia). Julia is fascinated by exploring characters in all their contradictions. She has exhibited her cinematic works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide. Her documentary film about reindeers herder in Russian Arctic was awarded with many festivals all over the world. In 2017 Julia with Veronika Sher founded International Dance Short Film Festival BODYSCOPE, the unique dance short film festival in Russia with live screenings.

Susana de Sousa Dias

Susana de Sousa Dias

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1962, holds a PhD in Fine Arts/Video and teaches at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universidade de Lisboa. She has exhibited her cinematic works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide and received several awards. In 2012 she was Co-director of the international film festival Doclisboa, opening up the new sections “Cinema of Urgency” and “Passages” there in 2013.