Grand Jury

Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins, Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including The First Movie, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, What Is This Film Called Love?, Life May Be, A Story of Children and Film, I Am Belfast, Atomic, Stockholm My Love and The Eyes of Orson Welles – are about childhood, cities, recovery, walking, and cinema. They have won a Prix Italia, a Peabody, and a Stanley Kubrick Award and have screened around the world. His books include Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary and The Story of Looking. He writes for Sight & Sound and Filmkrant and has collaborated with Tilda Swinton on playful film events. His new project is a 15-hour documentary which rethinks cinema.

Zrinka Cvitešić

Zrinka Cvitešić

Zrinka Cvitešić, film, TV, and theater actor, was born in Croatia and began acting on stage at age 13 in a production of Cinderella. She graduated in acting from Zagreb’s Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2005 she joined the Croatian National Theater, starring in such plays as Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters, War and Peace, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Threepenny Opera. Her acting career has been honored with numerous awards, with the pivotal role of Luna coming in Jasmila Žbanić’s On the Path (2010); the part earned her a nomination from the European Film Academy and she was selected as a Berlinale Shooting Star for 2010 – one of Europe’s ten best young actors. In 2014 she became the first Croat to win the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a musical (Once). She was recently seen in Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London.

Marta Donzelli

Marta Donzelli

Marta Donzelli, Italian producer, founded Vivo film with Gregorio Paonessa in 2004, and to date they have a catalogue of over 40 titles. Their productions include Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte – Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2010, Emma Dante’s A Street in Palermo (Via Castellana Bandiera – main competition at Venice 2013); Laura Bispuri’s Sworn Virgin (Vergine Giurata – main competition at Berlin 2015) and Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia – main competition at Berlin 2018), Andrea De Sica’s Children of the Night (I Figli della Notte), and Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, whose picture took Best Film from the Orizzonti section at last year’s festival in Venice.

Zdeněk Holý

Zdeněk Holý

Zdeněk Holý worked as an editor for Cinepur film magazine, serving as editor-in-chief in 2007–2010. In his 2005 study “Emptied Narration” he identified the rising tide of minimalist films. In 2008–2012 he was director of the academic press at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts (AMU). He authored the story for Daniel’s World (Panorama section at Berlin 2015), which he also produced. In 2017 he was producer and script editor for a cycle of popular educational documentaries entitled “Man, That’s Science” and for the experimental film Recovering Industry (2016). In 2016 he was selected to become dean of Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU).

Nanouk Leopold

Nanouk Leopold

Nanouk Leopold, Dutch director, graduated from Rotterdam’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and from the Dutch Film and Television Academy six years later. Her debut feature Îles flottantes screened in competition at the Rotterdam IFF in 2001. In 2005 Guernsey was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, while two other pictures, Wolfsbergen (2007) and Brownian Movement (2010), were invited to the festivals in Toronto and Berlin (Forum). It’s All So Quiet opened the Berlinale’s Panorama section in 2013. This year her sixth feature Cobain premiered in the Generation section at Berlin. Last year Leopold directed her first play From the Life of the Marionettes for Amsterdam’s TGA theater group.

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