2019 Edition

Jury

Charlène Dinhut

Charlène Dinhut

Curator and film programmer based in Paris, with a master degree in contemporary literature, she has worked in the fields of film, visual arts and poetry in various structures.

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Curator and film programmer based in Paris, with a master degree in contemporary literature, she has worked in the fields of film, visual arts and poetry in various structures like the art center Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, within which she co-curated the film programme for 6 years. More recently, she elaborated a programme of feminist films for the online video platform Tënk. She currently works at the Centre Pompidou, where she co-curated the artist films festival Hors Pistes from 2010 to 2016. She is now developing various visual arts projects, with practices related to research and to the documentary filmic forms. She is also an associate curator for the contemporary art platform Cosmopolis, centered on speculative and research based practices, that proposes an exhibition, a discursive and performative programme as well as residencies.

Ed Douglas

Ed Douglas

Ed Douglas is a journalist and author with a passion for the most extreme regions of the world, with lengthy experience as a climber and traveller in the mountains and a particular interest in the Himalayas.

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Ed Douglas is a journalist and author with a passion for the most extreme regions of the world, with lengthy experience as a climber and traveller in the mountains and a particular interest in the Himalayas. He launched the magazine “On The Edge” at the University of Manchester and has published eleven books on the mountains and mountain people, including biographies of Tenzing Norgay, the climbing visionary Ben Moon and the late lamented British climber Alison Hargreaves, the latter book winning the ITAS Prize in Trento in 2005. His most recent publications include a collection of eight essays entitled The Magician's Glass. Douglas has written for the newspapers The Observer and The Guardian for almost thirty years and is currently editor of the Alpine Journal. He lives in Sheffield with his wife Kate, a science journalist.

Arunas Matelis

Arunas Matelis

Arūnas Matelis has directed numerous documentaries and received more than 30 international prizes, including awards from IDFA, DOK Leipzig, ZagrebDox, Warsaw Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, Trieste FF, Oberhausen and the Directors' Guild of America (DGA).

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Arūnas Matelis has directed numerous documentaries and received more than 30 international prizes, including awards from IDFA, DOK Leipzig, ZagrebDox, Warsaw Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, Trieste FF, Oberhausen and the Directors' Guild of America (DGA). Documentaries directed by Matelis have also been selected at festivals such as Cannes (La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and the Semaine de la Critique), MoMA and Cinémathèque française. He has co-produced over 40 films screened all over the world, selected for competition at some of the most prestigious festivals, awarded prizes and successfully distributed in Europe and Asia. Matelis and his wife Algimante Mateliene founded one of the first independent film production companies in Lithuania, Studio Nominum, in 1992. Their most recent projects include the documentary Wonderful Losers (special screening at the 66. Trento Film Festival), an ambitious European co-production that has to date received 12 awards and been distributed in 9 countries.

Eliane Raheb

Eliane Raheb

Born in Lebanon, in 2002 she began directing documentaries about the post-war social and political situation in her country and conflict underway in the Arab world.

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Born in Lebanon, in 2002 she began directing documentaries about the post-war social and political situation in her country and conflict underway in the Arab world, from a personal viewpoint. Her documentaries include So Near Yet So Far and Suicide, selected for numerous festivals, and This is Lebanon (2008), which won an Award of Excellence at the Yamagata Film festival and was screened by ARTE / ZDF and NHK. In 2012 she directed Sleepless Nights, her first full-length documentary, presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Her second full-length film Those Who Remain (2016), which competed at the 65. Trento Film Festival, has participated at over 40 festivals and won 6 awards, and was screened by BBC Arabic, Al Jadeed, France3 and Al Jazeera. Her third full-length film, Miguel’s war won the Robert Bosch Prize and was selected for the Fabrique des cinémas du monde at Cannes Film Festival in 2016. She is the founder of ITAR Productions and the film association "Beirut DC".

Giulio Sangiorgio

Giulio Sangiorgio

Giulio Sangiorgio (Lecco, 1984), journalist and film critic, lives and works in Milan.

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Giulio Sangiorgio (Lecco, 1984), journalist and film critic, lives and works in Milan. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the weekly film, television, music and entertainment magazine Film Tv, for which he is also responsible for coordinating the programme of screenings, meetings and courses for the Film Tv Lab project. He is a member of the selection committee of the Filmmaker Festival in Milan and of Presente Italiano in Pistoia. He is a member of the board of directors of the Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani (National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics) and a member of the Film Critics' Committee. He is responsible for film festivals, film forums and film courses in Lombardy. He has worked in non-fiction books: he was editor of book series for the Bietti publishing house and responsible for the Italian monographs on Lav Diaz and François Ozon.

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