Juries

THOMAS HAILER

Thomas Hailer is a dramaturg and script consultant. From 1980 to 1993 he has worked as a director and producer of various freelance theatrical objects. From 1991 to 1993 he was a director at the Theater of Rudolstad, Thuringia. From 1996 to 2008 he was a playwright and curator of the children’s film project, including in the New German Film / Supervisory Committee. He has been a Berlinale executive for many years. From 2002 to 2008 he was Director of the Berlinale Competition for Children and Youth, “Generation”. From 2008 to 2019 he was curator of the Berlin International Film Festival. Since 2000 he is the Director of Studies at the Academy of Children’s Media and since 2013 he is the director at the FAT (Thuringia Form).

 

PETRA SLATINŠEK

Since 2004 Petra Slatinšek has been actively contributing to the shaping of film education for children and youth in Slovenia. She founded two major film education projects, in 2005 the education program of animated film Elephant (Slon) and in 2008 the film education program Kinobalon at the Kinodvor cinema. The Kinobalon program received Europa Cinemas’ Best Young Audience Activities Award for 2010. In 2013 Petra Slatinšek was elected to the board of the European Children’s Film Association.

DANIEL LUNDQUIST

Daniel Lundquist graduated in Arts Administration in 2001. For several years he worked in various positions at the Swedish Film Institute and at the City of Malmö Culture Department. In 2009 he started working with BUFF Film Festival, the International Film Festival for children and young people in Malmö, Sweden. Since 2012 he is the Head of Programming at BUFF.

VOLODYMYR DIAGILEV

Volodymyr Diagilev is the executive director of DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival and a member of the Board of International Centre of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ). He is a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, also a member of Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, and the Head of the Kharkiv Association of Children’s Screen Arts «Dytiatko».

IFIGENIA KALANTZI

Ifigenia Kalantzi is a Greek cinema theoretician and critic. She has studied History of Art (Paris X Nanterre graduate) and History and Theory of Cinema (Paris III – New Sorbonne graduate). She is responsible for weekly film reviews, interviews and articles about cinema in the weekly newspaper “Dromos Tis Aristeras (www.e-dromos.gr)”. She produces two broadcasts for the web radio “www.portokaliradio.gr”, one concerning the weekly film reviews and the other the analysis of music in films. She has also published articles about cinema in different magazines and newspapers.

REINHOLD T. SCHÖFFEL

Reinhold T. Schöffel has been active in film cultural events and projects since the late 70s, as a film journalist, a programmer for several film festivals, and until 1994, as the organizer of Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage in Selb. He holds a diploma in media literacy and he has been Managing Director of Frankfurt-based Bundesverband Jugend und Film e.V. since 1990, probably the biggest film cultural organization for children and young people in Europe. Schöffel has also been the editor of the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) since 2000. From 2000-2009 he also edited the organization’s newsletter ‘ECFA-Journal’. Between 2010 and 2015 Schöffel he served as a board member of ECFA.

JAROSLAV HYNŠTOVÁ

Jaroslav Hynštová was born in 1977 in Slavičín, Czech Republic. She studied at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, major Film studies and English philology. She has been working as a film programmer at Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth since 2005. As a Zlín Film Festival representative she participated in the juries all around the world (e.g. South Korea, Estonia, Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, India, Japan). She also works as a lecturer during Zlín Film Festival summer camps (screenwriting, guidance of TV studio making). She was also a regional cultural correspondent for the biggest Czech newspaper. She translated films for Zlín Film Festival and worked as a guest manager for the small film festival Eurofilm in the spa town Luhačovice. She is a founder of an amateur theater group in her home town Luhačovice, she is the screenwriter and director of more than 10 comedy plays based on different film genres.

MARTA KRAUS

From 2010 until 2014, Marta Kraus was the director of the Children’s Film Festival in Krakow. From 2014, she is the director of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB. She is the author and producer of audiovisual education program for teachers and tutors. She has many years of experience in project management and consulting in the audiovisual, educational and social development sectors. Since 2016, she is in charge of the Podkarpackie Film Commission and responsible for the international promotion of the region’s film potential, establishment and growth of local creative industry. Since 2017 she is in charge of Podkarpackie Regional Film Fun, co-producer of Cold War (dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) which is nominated for Oscars and Corpus Christi (dir. Jan Komasa), this years Poland’s candidate for Oscars.

VOULA PAPAGIANNIS

Voula Papagiannis is an educator and author, a scientific collaborator-educator at the Centre for Intercultural Education (KE.D.A.) of the University of Athens, and president of the Youth and Children University of Greece. She has studied Pedagogics, Sociology, Psychology and Latin-American Studies in the universities of Zurich and Berlin. She has many years of teaching and research experience in the universities of Athens and Thrace, the Open University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and the La Catolica University in Lima, Peru, as well as in the Greek Institute of Training (INEP). Her scientific interests focus on the issues of minorities and social change, the dialogue between civilizations, racism, and intercultural and global developmental education. Among the books she has authored are the following: ‘Intercultural Education’,‘From citizen of the nation to citizen of the world’,‘Introduction to Global Development Education’,‘Developmental Goals for the Millennium. Our bet for a better world’[Actionaid-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hellenicaid)],‘The alphabet book of anti-racism’. She has written the educational books ‘The People’s Agora’, ‘Our teeth’, ‘The alphabet book of teeth’, ‘The family on friendship street’, ‘Refugees’, ‘Sea, sea: A work plan’, and ‘Technology’, as well as the children’s books ‘Boubou and Babalou’, ‘O Akanthoulis’, ‘The Olympic Games of Joy’ (translated into English, Chinese, and French –official submission of the Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs at the Beijing Olympic Games), ‘War in the land of pencils’, ‘The Dream-breaker’, and ‘Mums’. Furthermore, she has written the theatrical play ‘Christmas in Dreamland’, which was performed as a musical by the municipality of Athens in 2009.

AGGELOS KOVOTSOS

Aggelos Kovotsos was born in Athens, Greece and graduated from The Hellenic Cinema & Television School, L. Stavrakos. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is a participant in the workshop of Balkan Documentary Center Discoveries, 2016 Creative Europe. Also, a participant in the Script Development Program of the MEDIA/MEDEA. As director and screenwriter wrote and directed over 200 films specialized in documentaries for TV and movie -theaters. He has been awarded twice with the Audience Award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Tutor and coordinator in documentary seminars as an expert, specializes in organizing seminars and producing documentaries. Collaborator of Chania Film Festival EDU. Member of Greek Documentary Association.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH JURY

The International Youth Jury is comprised by seven school and university students from abroad.

FEATURE FILMS CHILDREN’S JURY

The Children’s Jury is comprised by school and university students selected at random, who will judge the films of all competition sections and will present Best Film awards in each category. It has 34 members which are divided in four independent groups: Feature Film Competition / Short Fiction Film Competition / Short Animated Film Competition / Documentary Competition.

SHORT FICTION FILMS CHILDREN’S JURY

The Children’s Jury is comprised by school and university students selected at random, who will judge the films of all competition sections and will present Best Film awards in each category. It has 34 members which are divided in four independent groups: Feature Film Competition / Short Fiction Film Competition / Short Animated Film Competition / Documentary Competition.

SHORT ANIMATED FILMS CHILDREN’S JURY

The Children’s Jury is comprised by school and university students selected at random, who will judge the films of all competition sections and will present Best Film awards in each category. It has 34 members which are divided in four independent groups: Feature Film Competition / Short Fiction Film Competition / Short Animated Film Competition / Documentary Competition.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS CHILDREN’S JURY

The Children’s Jury is comprised by school and university students selected at random, who will judge the films of all competition sections and will present Best Film awards in each category. It has 34 members which are divided in four independent groups: Feature Film Competition / Short Fiction Film Competition / Short Animated Film Competition / Documentary Competition.