Works in Progress Jury

Esra Demirkiran

Esra Demirkiran

Esra Demirkiran is Festivals co-ordinator at TRT Cinema (TRT is Turkey’s public broadcaster). She is a co-ordinator of 12 Punto, Turkey’s largest script development and co-production platform for Turkish and international feature films. For almost a decade, she worked as a news editor and executive-produced several flagship programmers and documentaries for Turkey’s Haberturk news network. Prior to her journalism experience, Esra was the Board President and Co-Director of NISI MASA, a Paris based European cinema network. In the past, besides working as a film critic and festival-distribution consultant for award winning Turkish feature films, she has contributed to the planning and organization of various Turkey-based film festivals. She studied Sociology at the Middle East Technical University, and holds an MA degree in Film & TV from Istanbul Bilgi University.​

Petr Tichý

Petr Tichý

Petr Tichý (1971) has extensive international experience in various fields of audio-visual production. He studied in Australia, graduating in production and film and television management. Since 2009, he has been working at Barrandov Studio, where he first held the position of Head of International Film and Television Projects, then Commercial Manager and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. In February 2013, he became CEO of the studio and in March 2017 also Chairman of the Board of Directors. During his tenure at Barrandov, the company co-produced numerous Czech and international features, including In the Shadow, Fairplay, I, Olga Hepnarová, Lost in Munich, Little Crusader, Ice Mother, the Garden Store trilogy, The Devil's Quill, Hastrman, Toman, The Golden Sting, On the Roof, The Charlatan and Zátopek. Recent Barrandov Studio co-productions include Amerikánka and Waves by Jiří Mádl.​

Óscar Alonso

Óscar Alonso

Oscar Alonso earned a Degree in Business Administration at the Autonomous University of Madrid, a Master’s degree in Cinema and Television Production at the Complutense University of Madrid and coursed the USC/Universal Studios Producing and Directing Pro­gramme at the University of Southern California. Starting in Film & TV Production, he spent most of his career in Latido Films, an international sales agency that focuses mainly on Spanish language titles. Latido Films collaborates with both presti­gious filmmakers (Oscar-winning Juan Jose Campanella’s The Se­cret in Their Eyes and legendary director Carlos Saura’s Fados), established directors (Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat‘s multi­-award-winning The Distinguished Citizen and Javier Fesser‘s box office hit Champions) and rising talents like Oscar-nominated Rodrigo Soro­goyen (Goya and Cesar award-winning The Beasts). ​In 2019, he was appointed Head of Acquisitions, and his first pick-up was The Platform by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia (Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at Toronto International Film Festi­val and the most-watched non-English language film ever on Netflix and 9th overall).

Nadia Ben Rachid

Nadia Ben Rachid

Nadia Ben Rachid is a French-Tunisian editor, born in 1962. ​Nadia started her career as an editing assistant for Roman Polanski films and worked on 35mm films over the course of 10 years. She has worked both on fictions and documentaries and with directors such as Anne Aghion, Yamina Benguigui, Michka Saal, Jero Yun, Firas Khoury (on his first feature Alam) and Abderrahmane Sissako. Her films have received many prizes collectively and, in 2015, Nadia Ben Rachid received a César for her editing work on Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako. Nadia Ben Rachid is also frequently invited to juries both in France and abroad. She was recently part of the Excellency Jury of the European Film Academy, the International Festival of Clermont-Ferrand and the JCCarthage, and Laes Ateliers de l'Atlas in Marrakech. In 2015, she became a member of the Oscar Academy. She describes her editing process as shaping the idea of a director in a harmonious and fluid way. Her style has been described as “nimble editing” by Britain’s New Statesman magazine.

Agustina Chiarino

Agustina Chiarino

Renowned Uruguayan producer with more than 20 Latin-American feature films screened at the most prestigious filmfestivals worldwide, obtaining more than 100 international prizes and released in over 30 territories. These works include: Gigante, 3, So Much Water, El 5, The Waves, The Heiresses, My Friend From the Park, History of Fear, Monos, Alelí , Bosco, I Woke Up With a Dream. She has a BA in Communication Studies, a Technical Degree in Political Sciences and an MFA in Creative Documentary. She is a university professor, tutor at Biennale College (Venice) and PUENTES (co-organizer with EAVE) and part of the selection committee at San Sebastián’s Co-production Forum. She has read and selected films and projects for Sundance, Locarno Open Doors, Torino Films Lab, Trieste WEMW and Ventana Sur (Marché du Film) among others.​

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