Juries 2017

International Jury for Feature Length Live Action and Animated Films

Labina Mitevska (Macedonia) - Head of Jury

Eve Gabereau (Canada)

Christopher Goodwin (GB)

Andrzej Chyra (Poland)

Edvinas Pukšta (Lithuania)

International Jury for Documentaries

Ida Grøn (Denmark) - Head of Jury

Tristan Priimagi (Estonia)

Ina Rossow (Germany)

International Jury for TV and Internet Production

Simone Baumann (Germany) - Head of Jury

Anna - Katharina Brehm (Germany)

Wiktor Piątkowski (Poland)

Student Jury for Feature Length Live Action and Animated Films of university of West Bohemia

Hana Hýsková - Head of Jury

The Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Law


Kateřina Horynová

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Social and Cultural Anthropology


Martin Kelbl

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Media and Didactic Illustration


Michaela Šišková

Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Financial Informatics and Statistics


Mervin Tichý

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Industrial Engineering and Management

Student Jury for Documentaries of university of West Bohemia

Lucie Machartová - Head of Jury

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Foreign Languages in Business (English - German)


Anna Petrová

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, International Relations, British and American Studies


Michaela Vaňková

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Student Jury for TV and Internet Production of university of West Bohemia

František Hanousek - Head of Jury

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, New Media Art


Dominika Kozlová

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Middle Eastern Studies


Markéta Tichá

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Applied Photography

Jury Introduction

Labina Mitevska

Labina Mitevska

Labina Mitevska, an actress and producer of Macedonian origin, graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Archaeology at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, and continued her studies in film and art history in Denmark and the USA. Her silver screen debut came in 1994 with the role of Zamira in Before the Rain, a war drama which was nominated for the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. It was followed by a supporting role in Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo, who also cast Mitevska in his following film, I Want You. Czech film audiences will certainly associate Labina Mitevska with the iconic comedy Loners. She portrayed Vesna, and the role earned her a nomination for the prestigious Czech Lion award. Apart from film and theatre acting, Mitevska also works as a film producer.

Eve Gabereau

Eve Gabereau

Eve Gaberau from Canada is the co-founder and director of Soda Pictures, a prominent London-based pruduction and distribution company which aims to bring audiences the best of independent cinema. Hits from last year's Cannes IFF, Paterson and Toni Erdmann, circled British cinemas thanks to Soda Pictures, and the company distributed for example Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive and successful stop-motion animation My Life as a Zucchini in cinemas in the previous years. Before founding Soda Pictures company, Eve Gaberau worked as a film publicist, with articles focusing on cinema published in The Guardian, The Independent, and Time Out. She has also worked for several film festivals, in the fields of programming and funding, and she focused on consultancy in film distribution and marketing.

Christopher Goodwin

Christopher Goodwin

Christopher Goodwin is a well-established British film critic and journalist with over thirty years of experience in the field of film and culture. He has contributed to many media outlets, including The Sunday Times (of London), The Times, The Financial Times, GQ magazine, Esquire and many more. He has worked as an editor for many prestigious film magazines, among them Screen International and Moving Pictures International. He worked as international editor for The Hollywood Reporter. Christopher Goodwin has been a member of many festival juries, choosing the best films at great European film festivals. In the past years he has served on juries at the Zagreb Film Festival, Pula Film Festival, the International Arthouse Film Festival in Batumi, Georgia, and at the 2016 Short Films, Animation and Music Video Film Festival in Vienna.

Andrzej Chyra

Andrzej Chyra

Andrzej Chyra is a top Polish actor, director and screenwriter. He studied acting and directing at the State High School of Theatre in Warsaw. He debuted in 1993 in a film by R. Piwowarski, but the real breakthrough came in 1999 with The Debt by K. Krauze. This role brought him awards at film festivals in Gdyne and Wroclaw as well as the Polish Film Academy Award – the Eagle. Another award winning role came with The Collector, a 2005 film where Chyra played the role of Bohme, the collector himself. Two years later A. Wajda gave him a role in his historical drama Katyn, and this role brought another Eagle nomination for the Best Male Actor. Czech audiences have seen him as the leading actor in In The Name Of, a controversial film by M. Szumovská, and lately in the United States of Love and the Last Family.

Edvinas Pukšta

Edvinas Pukšta

Edvinas Pukšta is a festival programmer and film publicist from Lithuania. As the Senior Programmer of the prestigious Vilnius International Film Festival he is responsible for programming and the presentation of films in the official festival catalogue which has been in his care since 2004. Every year, Edvinas Pukšta travels to film festivals around the globe and watches hundreds of films before choosing the ones that will be featured the Vilnius IFF, and before reviewing them in Lithuanian media. He is a regular contributor to the biggest news portal in Lithuania, 15 min, and to a liberal monthly Valstybé. Edvinas Pukšta was also a member of the Film Commission of the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania and he has been a member of many festival juries, including IFF in Cannes, Berlin and Pusan.

Ida Grøn

Ida Grøn

Ida Grøn is a Danish documentary director and cinematographer. She graduated from the British National Film and TV School and the University of Copenhagen. Her documentaries have been diatributed nationally and internationally in the program of the main TV stations. Her mid-length film The Kid and the Clown was screened at several international festivals amongst others IDFA and Hot Docs. It won 5 international awards. Grøn worked as a producer, director and editor for the Danish independent TV organization tv-tv. Grøn just finalized her feature documentary ”Stay Behind – My Grandfather’s Secret War”.

Tristan Priimagi

Tristan Priimagi

Born on 11th December, 1976, Tristan Priimägi is an Estonian film critic and publicist. He graduated from the Tartu University in 2011 and then worked in advertising and managed numerous cultural projects. He has also regularly published articles on film, music, and pop-culture in many Estonian magazines and newspapers. Since 2010, he has organized a documentary film festival called DocPoint in Tallin, taking place every January and organized in cooperation with DocPoint Helsinki. The festival takes place simultaneously in the two cities and represents contemporary local as well as foreign documentary production. Tristan Priimägi is currently working also as a film editor of the SIRP cultural weekly.

Ina Rossow

Ina Rossow

Ina Rossow graduated in culture studies, journalism and ethnology at Leipzig University. After her studies, she freelanced in the fields of museum and gallery work. In 2002, she became manager of the team of d.net sales / Deckert Distribution, a major German distribution company representing distinctive auteur documentaries. Since 2011, Ina Rossow has worked for ma.ja.de company which produces high quality documentary and live-action films which regularly win festival awards and are screened in cinemas across continents. Between 2002 and 2011, Ina Rossow also worked for the independent production company of Egole Tossel Films.

Simone Baumann

Simone Baumann

Producer Simone Baumann studied philosophy in Rostov-on-Don and then worked as a lecturer at the prestigious Humboldt University in Berlin. Her career in documentary film started with MDR public broadcasting television, and she has been managing director of the Le Vision independent production company since 1997. She also established the company's Russian office and still oversees its activities. Since 2011, Simone Baumann has worked as the executive producer of Leipzig-based Saxonia Entertainment and the head of its documentary film section. Simone Baumann is not only an experienced film producer, but also a leading expert on the former Eastern Bloc countries' film market.

Anna - Katharina Brehm

Anna - Katharina Brehm

Anna Katharina Brehm studied production at the University of Film and Television Munich (HFF). After graduating in 2009, she started working as a commissioning editor at the ZDF television, one of the major broadcasters in Germany. Since 2012, she has also worked as a line producer for the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2013-14 she was a participant of Serial Eyes, Europe's premier postgraduatetraining programme for television writers and producers. She is Head of Professional Days at Serienkamp festival in Munich. In 2017 she became a producer in an all-in-production company, where she is currently developing national and international TV series.

Wiktor Piątkowski

Wiktor Piątkowski

Wiktor created and co-wrote Wataha (aka The Pack), the first original series produced by HBO in Poland. He has worked for various TV channels in Poland as a showrunner and writer and created over 180 hours of TV material. At the moment Wiktor is working with James V. Hart on an international mystery thriller and developing a sci-fi drama for one of the German producers. Wiktor graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz. He’s an alumnus of Serial Eyes, Racconti and Berlinale Talents. He has a PhD in television marketing and runs Bahama Films, an independent production company based in Warsaw.

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