Festival Juries

Finále Plzeň 2020

International Jury for Feature Length Live Action and Animated Films

Katie Metcalfe

Verica Nedeska

Martina Ipsa

Arne Kohlweyereyer

International Jury for Documentaries

Luis Villegas

Carmen Gray

Adele Seelmann

International Jury for TV and Internet Production

Vladan Petkovic

Małgorzata Libelt-Zielonacka

Ivan Marinovic

International Jury for Short Student Films

Alexandra Gabrižová

Diana Tabakov

Selection committee for competition films

Eva Veruňková Košařová

Peter Badač

Pavel Smejkal

David Brabec

Pavlína Kalandrová

Lenka Tyrpáková

Daniel Vadocký

Student Jury for Feature Length Live Action and Animated Films

Pavlína Jenková

Kim Ondráčková

Mária Buckulčíková

Kateřina Těťálová

Jakub Marvánek

Student Jury for Documentaries

Jan Vrba

Andrea Bláhová

Nikola Šturcová

Student Jury for TV and Internet Production

Jan Stěhule

Saša Tomanů

Julie Pomahačová

International Jury for Feature Length Live Action and Animated Films

Katie Matcalfe

Katie Matcalfe

Katie joined global video platform NOWNESS as a Video Commissioner in 2016 where she has commissioned editorial films and branded content across fashion, art and culture. She has also been a short film programmer for Sundance Film Festival since 2010 and has over 15 years experience tracking new talent and developing new directorial voices.

Verica Nedeska

Verica Nedeska

Successful actress Verica Nedeska comes from Macedonia. She graduated in acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje and was very much in demand even during her studies. She has portrayed numerous interesting characters. You may know her for example from Spare Parts, The Border Post, Wingless, Honey Night or Sister. In 2015, she also graduated in screenwriting at FAMU International.

Martina Ipsa

Martina Ipsa

Stand up comedian. Performs in Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and English. Martina Ips a was one of the people that helped create the stand up comedy scene in Slovenia and 12 ago. After more than 1500 performances in three languages, she is regarded as the best female comedian in her country and one of the best overall. She has also created two TV shows, written three plays, co-written two movie screenplays and is currently also working as a morning show radio host.

Arne Kohlweyer

Arne Kohlweyer

Arne Kohlweyer was born in Germany and in 2008, he finished his studies in film directing at FAMU in Prague. Prior to that he studied photography, literature and film theory. Arne has made various short films, directed for German television and got nominated for the prestigious Grimme-Award in 2017. Arne managed the Script Station (Screenwriter’s project lab of Berlinale Talents) from 2011 till 2018. He lives and works as an independent screenwriter, script consultant and associate producer in Basel, Switzerland.

International Jury for Documentaries

Luis Villegas

Luis Villegas

Colombian-Spanish documentary filmmaker and the founder of PAVOREAL FILMS, a production company focused on sharing stories that highlight the values of different cultures and analyze the complex social and environmental reality of the world. Director of 3 feature documentaries, a few short films, docuseries, and several commercial digital campaigns. His latest film, EXPEDICIÓN TRIBUGÁ, shows the efforts to protect the Tribugá Gulf in Colombia, threatened by the construction of a major seaport. Luis has recently been certified as a green filmmaker.

Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray was born in New Zealand and now lives in Berlin. She is a freelance journalist, film critic, and programmer who has written for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer, often with a focus on the art and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. She is on the selection committee for the Winterthur International Short Film Festival in Switzerland, is a member of the pre-selection team at Open City Docs in London, and has curated special screenings for festivals in Russia and Portugal.

Adele Seelman

Adele Seelman

Adele Seelmann-Eggebert has worked in film and television for years. She worked hands-on in films as runner, script-girl, set manager, assistant director, editor, filmmaker and producer. In recent years, she has spent a lot of her time watching television at PRIX EUROPA and INPUT in international juries. In 2019, she gave her debut as Moderator at INPUT Bangkok and author for Random House.

International Jury for TV and Internet Production

Vladan Petkovic

Vladan Petkovic

Vladan Petkovic is a journalist, film critic, festival programmer and translator. He is the correspondent for the territories of former Yugoslavia at Screen International, and senior writer at Cineuropa. He is a programmer for ZagrebDox and Rab Film Festival (Croatia), Skopje Film Festival (Macedonia), and FeKK in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Petkovic is the head of studies of GoCritic!, a recently established training programme for aspiring film journalists and critics, in collaboration with Cineuropa.

Małgorzata Libelt-Zielonacka

Małgorzata Libelt-Zielonacka

In the film business for nearly 20 years. Has been working as an independent film distributor at first and has successfully managed to acquire over 300 titles. Currently senior content and programming exec in TVP. Responsible for titles selection for the main channels.

Ivan Marinovic

Ivan Marinovic

Ivan Marinovic is a multi-award-winning Montenegrin director, screenwriter and producer known for the film The Black Pin. His feature debut The Black Pin premiered in 2016 at the Sarajevo Film Festival's Competition program. The film featured at over 45 festivals, winning ten awards, and was also Montenegro’s Oscar candidate. He received a master's degree in film directing at FAMU. Since then, he has been a guest lecturer at FAMU and held Master Class lectures at Chapman University in California. His latest film, Forever Hold Your Peace, won a Krzystof Kieslowski award for the best screenplay of ScriptEast lab in Cannes 2019.

International Jury for Short Student Films

Diana Tabakov

Diana Tabakov

Diana Tabakov is the executive director and head of acquisitions of the international VOD platform of Dafilms.cz. She is also leading the My Street Films educational project, she works as an independent expert for Czech Film Fund and the programmer of Documentary Mondays in Světozor cinema. She regularly participates in film festival juries and lectures at universities.

Alexandra Gabrižová

Alexandra Gabrižová

Alexandra Gabrižová is currently working as a festival coordinator at the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and Television faculty and her main aim is to promote Slovak short films. Amongst other activities, she co-founded Disco Sailing short film agency which helps develop festival strategies for Slovak filmmakers and independent production companies. She works as a journalist for online magazine Kinečko.