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Charlotte Giese

Charlotte Giese holds a position as Special Consultant at the Danish Film Institute (DFI). She has initiated cultural exchange programs around the world. In 1998 Charlotte established the Cinema Culture/Children & Youth unit at DFI. She has a...

Greet Stevens

For almost 20 years now, Greet Stevens has been the responsible for the educational activities of MOOOV (Belgium). MOOOV aims to show a representative sample of the rich offer of world and arthouse cinema both during a yearly festival (held on 8 locations in...

Mette Hjort

Mette Hjort is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Affiliate Professor of Visual Studies at Lingnan University, and Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She serves on the board of the...

Enrico Vannucci

Enrico Vannucci works as short film advisor at Venice Film Festival and as short film programmer at Torino Short Film Market. He has been working in film festival programming teams since 2010. He has also written essays regarding the short and feature film festival...

Talal Afifi

Talal Afifi is a Sudanese film curator and creative producer, as well as founder and director of Sudan Film Factory, a production house and film culture platform that works since 2010 in empowering and building youth capacities in the field of documentation, film...

Rebecca Cermona

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Short Narrative Films

Filmmaker, writer and producer. Her film Magdalene won a Director’s Guild of America student Jury Prize, an honorable mention at the...

Johnny Andersen

Johnny Andersen (1956) is a Danish producer who has worked in the film industry for more than 25 years. He has produced or line-produced Danish and international feature films such as Pusher 2 and 3 (Nicolas Winding Refn), Fighter (...

Sohail Dahdal

Sohail Dahdal is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist with over 25 years' experience as a leading digital media innovator with a passion for using technology to enhance the ...

Marc Boonen

Marc Boonen is artistic director of MOOOV BENELUX since 1992 and selects the films from around the world for MOOOV FILM FESTIVAL and MOOOV FILM DISTRIBUTION. Marc Boonen is commission member...

Serge Abiaad

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Short Narrative Films

Serge is the co-founder and general director of La Distributrice de Films which he runs with the help and support of his cat, Greta. He is also...

Carolin Weidner

Carolin Weidner (born 1989) is a freelance journalist from Germany, specialized in film and cinema. She studied film studies in Berlin and writes for newspapers and magazines as die tageszeitung (taz) and Spiegel Online. She also gave lectures on German Erotic...

Rasmus Stenbæk Iversen

Rasmus Stenbæk Iversen is a Danish film critic and journalist, born in Denmark in 1991 and currently living in Copenhagen. Master of Arts in Film & Media Studies and Danish Literature from University of Copenhagen in 2017. Since 2014 film and television critic...

Ala Eddine Slim

Ala Eddine Slim was born in 1982. He is the co-founder of Exit Productions. He has carried out several trainings at different workshops and made several short films. His film The Last of Us...

Marion Schmidt

Marion is the Events & Award Manager of DOX BOX, the Project Manager of the organisation’s online portal, and one of the co-founders of the association. Previously, she acted as the Administrative Head of the organisation. An experienced cultural project manager...

Sarah Schlüssel

Sarah joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013. After working for the Berlinale Co-Production Market, she has been the assistant of the curator of Berlinale Shorts since autumn 2014. She is also the coordinator of Days of Cinema. Sarah studied...

Rachel Robey

Rachel Robey is a film producer with twenty years’ experience, and is both Senior Producer at Wellington Films and Film Programme Manager at the British Council. Her debut feature film production was the BAFTA nominated London to Brighton by Paul Andrew...

Aage Rais

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Short Narrative Films...

Dr. Anandi Ramamurthy

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Feature-Length Documentary Films 

Dr Anandi Ramamurthy is Reader in Post-Colonial Studies at Sheffield Hallam...

Ania Przygoda

Ania is an award-winning sound editor. She won Best Sound Designer at Underwire Film Festival 2014, was nominated for the prestigious Verna Fields Golden Reel awarded by Motion Picture Sound Editors association in Los Angeles. In 2014, she was selected for...

Rawan Odeh

Rawan Odeh is a cultural events producer and programmer specialized in communication strategy and new media outreach. She is also a co-founder and a committee member at Festival Ciné-Palestine (FCP). The event, running into its fourth edition in 2018, is...

Meriem Mesraoua

Meriem Mesraoua was born in Qatar, raised in France and earned a B.Sc. with Honours in Media Industries and Technologies from Northwestern University. She explored various facets of the film industry and gained professional experience at Miramax, NYWIFT, film sets...

Samia Labidi

Currently based in Paris, Samia Labidi, a French-born Tunisian, is a Political Science graduate from The Sorbonne. She is one of the coordinators of Festival Ciné-Palestine (FCP) devoted since 2015 to showcasing the diversity and quality of the Palestinian...

Linda Kirmse

Linda works as producer for IGC Film GmbH in Berlin, Germany. The focus of IGC Films is on international co-productions, aiming to entertain on a smart level. Their last film Bye Bye Germany had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival...

George Khleifi

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Feature-Length Documentary Films 

George Khleifi was born in Nazareth in 1947. He studied filmmaking and production in...

Emily Jacir

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Short Narrative Films

Artist and filmmaker Emily Jacir, one of the Arab world's leading contemporary artists, has built a complex and compelling artistic practice...

Hala Galal

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Feature-Length Documentary Films 

Galal has written, directed and produced more than 100 films. The feature documentary ...

Agata Czerner

After graduating from Italian Philology in Poland in 2007, Agata moved to Italy and started working for Torino Film Festival and later for Torino GLBT Film Festival. In February 2011, she joined TorinoFilmLab as Project Manager for different training...

Enas al-Muthaffar

Jury / Sunbird Production Award

Al-Muthaffar received her BA in Film Directing from the Academy of Arts in Cairo,...

Iman Aoun

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Kamil El Basha

Winner of the Best Actor Award at 74th Venice film festival 2017 for his role in, The Insult.

A Palestinian director, actor, and playwright, he is the Art Director for Al Quds Art Organization -...

Butheina Kazim

Co-founder of Cinema Akil, an independent cinema platform in Dubai. She was a Fulbright scholar of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. Kazim has contributed to publications including Al Jazeera, Gulf News, Jadaliyya and the Art Dubai blog. She...

Saleh Dabah

A Cinema researcher and a cultural journalist, he publishes his articles in Newspapers and websites. His writings revolve around Television Cinema, Drama, Arabic music, and the intersections of the political, social context with the image expression on screen. A...

Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir has two films premiering as official selections of the Cannes Film Festival, one in Venice, Berlin and Locarno. She has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie...

Majd Mastoura

Born in Tunis in 1991, he started writing in Arabic since his childhood, and he enrolled in School Theater Club in Ein Darahem. His interest grew in writing in Tunisian Arabic, he contributed with Amin Gharbi in establishing "Street Poetry" group which...

Elaf Alkanzy

Elaf Alkanzy, film director and editor from Sudan, has worked as a production manager for several independent films. She organized film workshops, seminars, meetings for filmmakers in Sudan within the scope of her work at Sudan Film Factory. Elaf currently...

Mohammed Alomda

A Sudanese director and producer. His film The Last Game was screened in Doha Tribeca Film Festival. He also collaborated with many Sudanese filmmakers as a producer, art director and assistant director. Some of the notable films he worked on include the...