The Jury – documentaries over 50 minutes
Ognjen Glavonić, is a film director and Pančevo Film Festival manager. His 2014 documentary Zivan makes a Punk Festival (Živan pravi pank festival) has been screened at numerous international film festivals (IFF Rotterdam, Cinéma du Réel, IndieLisboa), while his second feature film, Depth Two (Dubina dva) premiered at the 2016 Berlinale, was later screened at more than 50 festivals all over the globe and won 20 awards. His first feature film Burden (Teret) is currently in post-production.
Vanja Kovačević obtained her BA in film editing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in drama and audio-visual art at the same Faculty. Her directorial debut is the award-winning feature-length documentary A star Is Born (Zvezda je rođena). One of the founders of the FILMKULTURA association and the coordinator of FIRST FILMS FIRST programme. Her second feature-length documentary Supernova is in production in London and Belgrade.
Lejla Dedić , producer of documentaries for Al Jazeera Balkans, lived, studied and worked in London for 20 years. She has over 20 years of experience working in the media sector: production, post-production and broadcasting. She worked in BBC World Service Trust/Media Action that uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. Since 2011, Lejla has been given the role of Producer in Al Jazeera Balkans.
The Jury – documentaries up to 50 minutes
Srđan Šarenac is an award winning producer, film director and screenwriter whose films have been screened on more than 200 film festivals all over the globe. Selected filmography: The Road Movie (Put), – world premiere at IDFA 2016, 80 film festivals, 2 awards, distribution on 60 American screens, Village Without Women (Selo bez žena) – world premiere at IDFA 2010, 75 film festivals, 14 awards, Two Schools (Dve škole) – world premiere at Zagrebdox, 20 film festivals, 2 awards.
Robert Zuber worked as a journalist and editor in Croatian publications for 18 years and was awarded twice by the Croatian Journalist Society. His TV show Mission (Misija) ran on Croatian Radiotelevision for 11 years. He directed award-winning documentaries: Na stanici u Puli, An Accidental Son (Slučajni sin), Mila Seeks Senida and Million Dollar Life (Život od milijun dolar). His film production company ToroLab creates contents for digital platforms and makes documentary films and series. He is a guest lecturer at VERN University.
Dragan Jovićević author, journalist and film critic, obtained his PhD in film theory from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He published books about film Krugovi i kletve, Izgubljeni svetovi srpskog filma fantastike, novel Poslednja kap and a number of short stories. He wrote scripts, was an assistant director on several shorts and he was involved in organization of more than twenty international film festivals. He is currently the culture editor with weekly magazine NIN.
THE JURY- Short Film (national selection and international selection)
Vuk Ršumović is a screenwriter and a director. He obtained his BA in dramaturgy from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He wrote screenplays for numerous award-winning short films and animated films. He wrote and directed the feature film No One’s Child (Ničije dete), winner of the Critics’ Week at Venice Film Festival in 2014. He received the City of Belgrade Award in 2015 for his work on radio and television
Olya Sova is an independent film programmer and founder of the New East Cinema platform for public programmes and film screenings. Her projects include developing film programmes and festivals, as well as for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia). She also collaborated on film programmes with International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lo Schermo Dell’Arte and ICA.
Miljenka Čogelja worked from 2005 to 2009 as a journalist of the political weekly Nacional. Since 2009, she works at Hulahop, first as a producer, then as an executive producer. She completed EAVE, EX ORIENTE, EURODOC Transregional programs, her projects won numerous awards (Berlinale, ZagrebDox, One World, Rotterdam Film Festival…) and were broadcasted on TV numerous networks including Croatia Radiotelevision – HRT, ARTE, Klasik TV…
THE JURY - Experimental Film and Video Art
Dragan Dimčić works as an assistant professor in the Film Editing department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he obtained his Magister degree. He created a multimedia installation Morfejev bioskop za samca and was the editing supervisor for the feature film Presumption of Innocence (Pretpostavka nevinosti). He is the author of the book Između svetova about Roeg, Cronenberg, Malick, Lynch and Jodorowsky (DKSG 2018). He wrote texts about found footage films (Alternative film-video, 2010) and mockumentaries (Zbornik FDU 25-26, 2014).
Jelena Vesić PhD is an independent curator, author and lecturer. She is the co-editor of magazines Prelom (Belgrade) and Red Thread (Istanbul); one of the founders of the Druga scena independent organization network. She published numerous essays and studies about the politics of art and culture historization, exhibition practices and modern art. She is the author of numerous exhibitions and publications in Serbia and abroad.
Petar Milat is a philosopher and the main programme coordinator at Multimedia Institute/MaMa in Zagreb. He is in charge of the Institute’s publishing, music, and film programmes. Since 2008, he is the director the Human Rights Film Festival. The nexus of normative social and aesthetic theory is the main focus of his research. His personal web page: www.zoeforward.org.
THE JURY - Animated Film
Vessela Dantcheva works professionally on animated film since 2002, after graduating from Willem de Kooning Art Academy, Rotterdam. For the past eleven years she has been working as an independent film director, producer for Compote Collective company she co-founded with Ivan Bogdanov. This company produced a number of award-winning films.
Tina Smrekar is a producer of animated films; assistant professor at University of Nova Gorica School of Arts; artist. She has produced several short animated films by Špela Čadež, together with the author (puppet animation Boles, cut-out multiplan animation Nighthawk…). The films received more than 70 awards and were screened at 250 festivals, among them Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand.
Jean-Luc Slock is involved in animation and music since 1979, founding the Camera-etc animation studio. He was the general secretary of the Asifa Workshop Group and journalist at the Annecy Animation Festival. Since 2005, he produced a number of animation films, often awarded in International Film festivals. He runs a 13 people team studio in Liège, Belgium.
THE JURY - Professional Awards
Bojana Andrić is a DoP, she obtained her BA in film and TV camera from AU with professor Radoslav Vladić in 2007. Member of the Serbian Society of Cinematographers (SAS). Participant of numerous film festivals and master classes. Director of Photography on a number of short and three feature films: Little Buddho (Mali Budo), The Samurai in Autumn (Jesen samuraja) and Rough Cut (Grubi rez) – in post-production, while several other projects are in pre-production. She is the co-founder of VFS festival and film camera lecturer for various film schools and workshops.
Filip Dedić is a film and TV editor. His debut work is Made in Serbia, directed by Mladen Đorđević. He edited feature films Zone of the Dead (Zona mrtvih), Mamula, The Beautiful Blue Danube (Na lepom plavom Dunavu), Equals (Jednaki) as well as TV series Prvaci sveta and Ubice mog oca. For the film O Gringo by Darko Bajić he won the Crystal Prism for contribution to documentary film.
Mina Đukić obtained her BA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and in early 2008 founded a film production company Kiselo dete. She is s guest lecturer on SAE INSTITUTE in Belgrade. Her first drama film The Disobedient (Neposlušni) had its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and its European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, was screened at fifteen film festivals around the world (Göteborg, Istanbul, Krakow, New York, Sarajevo, Karlovy Vary, Taiwan, Prishtine) and won seven awards (Cinema City, PriFilmFest, Vrnjačka Banja, Herceg-Novi).