WORLD CINEMA JURY

  ΚIKI FUNG (President)
  Head Programmer - Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival
  HONG KONG



 

 

Kiki Fung is film critic, curator and Head Programmer for Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF). She is currently Industry Consultant for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and has been a member of APSA’s Documentary Nomination Panel. She is a contributor for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and was Film Program Manager for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Before moving to Australia in 2010, she served at the Hong Kong Film Archive for seven years in areas of program organization, management and publication editing. 

 

Kiki Fung, rexnegir, rêkxer, û rêvebera bernameyê fîlme fêstîvala Brisbane Asia Pacific e (BAPFF). Niha ew pispora pîşesaziye li (APSA), û endam bû li APSA ji bo helbijartina berbijêrên belgefîlman. Herwesa ew alîkare di Hong Kong IFF de, û wek rêvebera bernameyê fêstîvala Melbourn ya nêvdewletî ya hunerî kar kiriye. Berî biçite Ûstiralîya li 2010ê, bo heft salan xizmet bo Erşîvê fîlmên Hong Kong kiriye.

 

 

 

 

  MOHAMAD REZA GOHARI 
  SCREENWRITER
  IRAN 

 

  PASCALE BOURGAUX
  DIRECTOR & JOURNALIST
  FRANCE


Mohammad Reza Gohari was born in Sabzevar in 1970. He moved to Tehran and studied Cinema in Cinema and Theater Faculty of Art University in 1987 and started screenplay writing since then. Gohari was Jury member of some Film Festivals in Iran. He has written screenplays for many famous movies between 1999 and 2014. Some of the awards he won: Golden Butterfly of best screenplay from 23rd International Children Film Festival of Hamedan for Kid and The Angel, award of the best screenplay from 11th War Film Festival for Dreams Awakening.

 

Mohammad Reza Gohari li 1970ê li Sabzevar ji dayikbûye. Li 1987ê çû Tehranê û li wir li zankoya Hunerî dest bi xwandina sînemayê kir, û dest bi nivîsîna sînaryoyan kir. Di fîlme fêstîvalên Îranî de wek endam li beşê jurî de beşdar bibû. Ji sala 1999ê heta 2014ê  sînaryo bo çendîn fîlmên navdar nivîsîne. Hinek ji wan xelatên wî bi dest xistîn: Pelatînka Zêrîn ji bo fîlmê ‘Kid and The Angel’ wek baştirîn sînaryo li 23yemîn IFF’a Hamedan ya Zaroyan, û xelatê baştirîn sînaryo ji bo fîlmê ‘Dreams Awakening’ li fîlme fêstîvala 11ê ya Cengî bi destxist.



 

Pascale Bourgaux is a French filmmaker, reporter and writer based in Paris. In 1990, she got her BA degree in Ancient History at University Libre De Bruxelles, where she also got Master in Political Sciences of Europe in 1991. She also received MA degree in Journalism at Journalism Institute Of Belgium in 1993. She was professor of journalism at University Sciences Po Paris  between 2013 and 2016. She has gained several international awards for her books and films, such as: Hijab in School, Rape in the ranks of the US Army, War in Irak.



Pascale Bourgaux, fîlmsaz, nuçegehan, û nivîsera Ferensîye. Li sala 1990 pila BA bi dîroka dêrîn li zankoya 'Libre De Bruxelles' bi destxist, û pila Masterê di biwarê zanistên siyasî li 1991ê li Ewropa bi destxist. Û herwesa li 1993ê li Belçîka di biwarê Rojnamegerî de pila MA bi wergirt. Di navbera salên 2013ê û 2016ê de wek profêsor li zankoya 'Sciences Po Paris' kar kiriye. Çendîn xelatên nêvdewletî ji bo fîlm û pirtukên xwe bi destxistine, ji wan: Hijab in School, Rape in the ranks of the US Army, War in Irak.

 

 

 

   


  HUSSEIN HASSAN
  DIRECTOR & ACTOR
  KURDISTAN
   ÖZCAN ALPER
 DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
 TURKEY

Hussein Hassan is a Kurdish director, writer and actor. In 2006, he shot ‘Narcissus Blossom’, his first feature-length film, which was screened in the Panorama section at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Amnesty International Film Prize. He wrote and directed his film 'Herman’ in 2009, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival. His latest film “The Dark Wind”, which was the opening of Duhok International Film Festival 2016, won the UNESCO Award at The Asia Pacific Screen Awards, besides other international awards. 

 

Hussein Hassan derhêner, nivîser, û ekterek Kurd e. Li 2006ê fîlmê Nêrgiz Bişkivîn derhêna, ewê li Berlîn IFF li kertê panoramayê hatiye nimaîşkirin, û xelatê ‘Amnesty’ bi destxist. Li 2009ê fîlmê ‘Herman’ nivîsand û derhêna, û li Busan IFF yekem car nimayîşkir. Nûtrîn fîlmê wî bi navê Reşeba li Duhok IFF 2016 wek fîlmê vekirina fêstîvalê hat nîşan dan, û xelatê UNESCO li ‘The Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ bi destxist.

 

Özcan Alper worked as an assistant in different areas of cinema before he made his first feature film Autumn which was shown at more than 60 international film festivals and won 34 awards. He was nominated for European Discovery by Europe Film Academy by this film. His second feature film Future Lasts Forever premiered at 36th Toronto International Film Festival. His last film Memories of the Wind won several awards such that Cinefoundation L’Atalier Program in Cannes. Alper has given a new impulse to developing Turkish Cinema with his films.

 

Özcan Alper wek alîkar di meydanên cuda de kar kiriye berî derhênana yekem fîlmê xwe yê dirêj bi navê Autumn ewê di pitir ji 60 fîlme fêstîvalên nêvdewletî de hatiye nimayîşkirin û 34 xelat wergirtîn. Ew bi vî fîlmî hatibû berbijêrkirin bo European Discovery ji layê Akademiya Fîlmên Ewropa. Fîlmê wî yê duyem Future Lasts Forever yekem car hat nimayîşkirin li Fîlme Fêstîvala Toronto ya Nêvdewletî. Fîlmê dawî Memories of the Wind çendîn xelat birin wek Cinefoundation L’Atalier Program li Kanê. Alper arastekê nû daye sînema Tirkî bi fîlmên xwe.

 

KURDISH CINEMA JURY

 

   

  CHRISTOPH DREHER (President)
  PROFESSOR OF AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA, FILMMAKER & SCRIPTWRITER
  GERMANY

Christoph Dreher, born 1952 in Nürnberg, Germany, is a filmmaker, musician, author and curator. Since 2001, he has been a professor for Film & Video at the Merz-Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. After studying political science and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin from 1974 to 1978 he studied directing at the DFFB (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin) until 1985.  The innovative style of his films received recognition with the Adolf Grimme Award (in 1994, for Lost in Music) and other awards. 

 

Christoph Dreher, ji dayikbûyê sala 1952ê li Nurberg li Elmanya, fîlmsaz, muzîkjen, nivîser û rasipêre. Ji sala 2001ê were ew mamostayê fîlm û vîdyoyê ye li Akademiya Merz li Stuttgart li Elmanya. Piştî xwandina zanistên siyasî û felsefî li zankoya Free ya Berlinê ji sala 1974 ta 1978ê ewî derhênan li DFFB li Berlin xwand heta sala 1985ê. Ji ber nûytaiya şewazê fîlmên wî xelatê Adolf Grimme bi destxist (l sala 1994ê bo Lost in Music) zêdbarî çendîn xelatên din.

 

 

 

   




 KAIS AL ZUBAIDI
 DIRECTOR & EDITOR
 IRAQ

 

  DAPHNE CHARIZANI
  DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
  GREECE

Kais Al-Zubeidi is an Iraqi-born director, editor and curator living in Berlin. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Film in Babelsberg, Germany in Montage and Photography in the 60's and earned degrees in directing, writing and editing. Since then his works as director and editor of German, Arabic, Syrian, Lebanese, Tunisian and Palestinian films have been screened and awarded internationally.  He is also a curator for the Arab Filmfest and gained international experience as a film festival-jury member in Cairo, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  

 

 

Kais Al-Zubeidi derhêner, edîtor û rasipêrek Iraqî ye li Berlin dijît. Ewî xwandina montaj û fotografî li Entîtuya Bilind ya Fîlman li Babelsberg li Elmanya  li salên 60 an temam kiriye û pile di biyavê derhênan, nivîsîn û monêriyê de wergirtîne. Her ji wî demi ta niha karên wî wek derhênan û montêr yên Elmanî, Erebî, Libnanî, Tunisî, û Felestînî hatine nimayîşkirin û xelatkirin seranserî cîhanê. Herwesa ew raspêrê Fîlmfest a Erebî ye û serboreka nêvdewletî wergirtiye wek endamê jurî yên fîlme fêstivalên Kairo, Dubai, û Abdu Dhabi. 

 

Daphne Charizani is a scriptwriter, director and producer born 1967 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied set design in France and political sciences in Munich and Hamburg. In 1999 she completed her first documentary “Make up”, which participated at Berlinale’s FORUM and won the Hessian Screenplay Award. Her feature film “Madrid” won the Hessian Film Award in 2003 and the screenplay was nominated for the German Film Prize. Her screenplay for “Der Architekt” won the Max-Ophüls Screenplay Award 2009, whereas the film was part of the Berlinale program. 



Daphne Charizani sînaryonivîser, derhêner û berhemhênere, li sala 1967ê li Thessaloniki, Yûnan ji dayikbûye. Ewê dîzayin li Ferensa û zanistên siyasî li Munich û Hamburg xwadniye. Li sala 1999ê yekem belgefîlma xwe Make Up temamkir û beşdarî FORUM a Berlinale bû û xelatê Hessian Screenplay wergirt. Fîlma dirêj ya bi navê Madrid xelatê fîlma Hessian li sala 2003ê wergirt, û sînaroyya wê hat berbijêrkirin bo xelatê fîlmên Elmanî. Sînaryoya fîlmê Der Architekt xelatê sala 2009ê yê Max-Ophüls Screenplay qezenc kir, hevdem beşek bû ji pirogramê Berlinale.

 





   

 


 

  YILMAZ OZDIL
  FILM LECTURER
  TURKEY

 

  JULEK KEDZIERSKI
  COORDINATOR OF MANNHEIM MEETING PLACE – IFFMH
  UNITED KINGDOM

Yilmaz Özdil was born in 1979 in Hakkari, Turkey. In 1998, he studied Journalism at the Communication Faculty of the University of Ankara. In 2006, he was awarded a scholarship by the French government to pursue his graduate studies in France. In 2006, he started his MA at the Department of Plastic Arts at Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne University. In 2007, he started PhD study at Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle University. Since 2014, Yilmaz Özdil has been working as an assistant professor at the Institute of Living Languages at Mardin Artuklu University.




Yilmaz Özdil li sala 1979 li Hakkarî, Tirkî ji dayikbûye. Li sala 1998 rojnamegerî li kolîja ragehandinê li zankoya Ankara xwandiye. Li sala 2006ê  bexşîna xwandinê ji aliyê hikumeta Ferensî wergirt ji bo temam kirina xwandina xwe li wir. Li 2006 dest bi xwandina pila MA kir li beşê hunerê plastîkî li zankoya ‘Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne University’. Û li 2007ê dest bi xwandina pila PhD kir li zankoya ’Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle’. Her ji sala 2014ê ta niha li enstîtûya ‘Living Languages’ li zankoya ‘Mardin Artuklu‘ wek alîkarê profêsorî kar dike.

 

Julek Kedzierski was born in the UK in 1949. He studied Film in Polish Film School in Lodz. From 1972 to 1980 he worked at corporate, art and educational video production in Munich, Germany. Since 1980 he worked on worldwide tracing of missing film material. Since 2010 he is coordinator at Mannheim Meeting Place at IFF Mannheim Heidelberg - an international co-production event for start-up co-producers on their first or second feature majority projects.    





Julek Kedzierski li UK li sala 1949ê ji dayikbûye. Ewî fîlm li xwandingeha filman ya Polendî li Lodz xwandiye. Ji sala 1972ê ta 1980ê ewî kar li kopmanya berhemhênana perwerde û hunerê li Munich, Elmanya kiriye. Her ji sala 1980ê kar li ser dûvçûna babetên fîlmên winda kiriye. Ji sala 2010ê were ew rêkxere li Mannheim Meeting Place li IFF Mannheim Heidelberg – helkefteka hev-berhemhênana nêvdewletiye bo hev-berhemhênerên destpêkî li ser yekem yan duyem projên wan yên filmên dirêj.

 

         

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS JURY

   

NINO KIRTADZÉ (President)
JOURNALIST, ACTRESS AND FILM DIRECTOR
GEORGIA

Nino Kirtadze was born in 1968 in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. She holds a degree in literature. Since 1997, Nino Kirtadze has lived in France. Kirtadze is member of the French writers’ and directors’ society La SCAM and a member of the European film Academy. Kirtadze’s films have won international acclaim and numerous prestigious awards at festivals worldwide, including World Cinema Best Director Prize at Sundance for her Durakovo-Village of Fools (2008) and European Film Academy Best documentary Prize for Pipeline Next Door (2005)

 

Nino Kirtadze li sala 1968ê li Tbilisi, payitextê Georgia ji dayibbûye. Wê edeb xwandiye. Ji sala 1997ê ta niha ew li Ferensa dijît. Kirazde endama komela La SCAM ya nivîser û derhênerên Ferensiî ye û endama Akademiya fîlmên Ewropa ye. Fîlmên wê navdariyek cîhanî û xelatên buhagiran li fêstîvalên cîhanê wergirtîne, wek xelatê baştirîn derhênera fîlmên cîhanî li Sundance bo fîlmê Durakovo-village of fools (2008) û xelatê baştirîn belgefîlm yê akademiya Ewropa bo fîlmê Pipeline Next Door (2005) wergirt.

 

 

 

THOMAS KOESSLLER
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR OF THE GOETHE-INSTITUT IRAQ
GERMANY

 

  MANO KHALIL
  DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
  SWITZERLAND

Thomas Kößler studied film history and Italian literature in Germany. Based in Berlin, he was working as a coordinator of film projects for 10 years until 2013, focusing on the financing, production and distribution of internationally co-produced art-house films. After his work as an international media advisor, he currently is directing the liaison office of the Goethe-Institut, the official German cultural institute, at Erbil. 



Thomas Kößler dîroka fîlman û edeba Îtalî li Elmanya xwandiye. Li Berlînê ji bo 10 salan wek rêkxer ji bo projeyên fîlman ta sala 2013ê kar kiriye, bal li ser darayîkirin û belavkirina fîlmên ‘Art house’ yên nêvdewletî daye. Piştî wek rawêjkar di medya nêvdewletî de kar kirî, niha li Erbîlê reveberê nivîsîngeha peywendîyane li Enstîtuya Goethe, enstîtuya fermî ya kultûrî ya Elmanya yê.

 

Mano Khalil, the Kurdish director and producer, was born in Kurdistan region of Syria. He studied history and law at Damascus University in Syria in 1986. In, 1994 he studied fiction film direction in the former Czechoslovakia. Between 1990 and 1995 he worked as independent film director for Czechoslovakian and later for the Slovakian Television. Since 1996 he lives in Switzerland, working as independent film director and producer for many awarded fictions and documentary films. Some of his films are: Hafis & Mara, Die Swallow, The Beekeeper.



Mano Xelîl, derhêner û berhemhênerek Kurd e, li Kurdistana Surî yê ji dayikbûye. Li sala 1986ê li zankoya Dîmeşqê dîrok û yasa xwandiye. Li 1994, xwandina derhêneriya fîlman li Çîkosilovakîya dest pê kir. Di navbera salên 1990 û 1995ê de wek derhênerek serbixwe li kenalên Çîkosilovakîya û paşan li Silovakîya kar kiriye. Her ji sala 1996ê were li Swîsra jiyara xwe bi ser dibe, û serbixwe wek derhêner û berhemhêner çendîn fîlm û belgefîlm derhênayne  û xelat bi destxistine, ji wan fîlman: Hafis & Mara, Die Swallow, The Beekeeper.

         

 

SHORT FILMS JURY

 

   

  VINCENT MALAUSA (President)
  FILM CRITIC & WRITER
  FRANCE

Vincent Malausa, born in 1976, is film critic for French magazine Les Cahiers du cinema since January 2001. During 8 years, he has been responsible of cinema departure in monthly Chronicart (2003-2010). He also collaborates with magazines L'Obs, Jeune Afrique and wrote articles for collective essays Jacques Rozier, le funambule (de l’Etoile, 2001) and Politique des zombies, l’Amérique selon George A. Romero (Ellipses, 2007). He will publish a book about Michael Mann next winter.

 

Vincent Malausa li sala 1976ê ji dayikbûye. Her ji sala 200ê ta niha wek rexnegirê fîlman ji bo govara Les Cahiers du cinema kar dike. Ji bo 8 salan ew berpirs bû ji derketina govara sînemayî ‘Chronicart (2003-2010)’. Herwesa ewî hevkarî di govarên L'Obs, û Jeune Afrique de kiriye, û çendîn gotar nivîsîne ji bo Jacques Rozier, le funambule (de l’Etoile, 2001) û  Politique des zombies, l’Amérique selon George A. Romero (Ellipses, 2007). Di zistana bihêt de, ew dê pirtûkek li ser Michael Mann belavket.

 

 

 

   




 SHWAN ATTOOF
 DIRECTOR & ACTOR
 KURDISTAN

 

  DAHCI MA
  DIRECTOR
  KOREA

Shwan Attoof Baba, born in 1972 in Slemani, Iraq, is a Kurdish writer, actor and director in theater and cinema. He has directed and acted in more than 30 plays. He has also written and directed two short films and acted in more than 10 feature films. Shwan Baba is the winner of 24 international and local prizes, and he has joined in nearly 50 international and local film festivals. He was one of the founders of law of cinema in Kurdistan. 

 

 

Shwan Attoof Baba nivîser, ekter, û derhênerê şano û sînemayê Kurd e, li sala 1972ê li Silêmanî yê ji dayikbûye. Wek ekter û derhêner pitir ji 30 fîlman dirustkirîne. Ewî 2 kurte fîlm nivîsîne û derhênayne, di pitir ji 10 fîlmen dirêj de wek ekter beşdarbûye. Beşdarî di pitir ji 50 fîlme fêstîvalên navxweyî û nêvdewletî de kiriye, û pitir ji 24 xelatên navxweyî û nêvdewletî bi dest xistîne. Ew yek ji danerên yasaya sînemayê bûye li Kurdistan ê.

 

Dahci Ma’s films have been selected and awarded at more than 100 festivals around the world including Cannes’ official competition. The Mysteries of Nature, which she made when she was 21, won the grand-prix at Lincoln Center in New York. She was the youngest director ever to receive the award. In 2014, her science fiction project, Eugene: The Future of Humanity was selected for Korea Creative Content Agency’s pitching program. As an upcoming talent Ma has been selected by Berlinale Talents, Busan’s Asian Film Academy and Rotterdam Lab. 



Fîlmên Dahci Ma hatîne hilbijartin û xelatkirin di pitir ji 100 fêstîvalan de li cîhanê mîna pêşbirkêya fermî ya Kannê. Ewê di jîyê 21 salî de fîlmê The Mysteries of Nature dirustkir, û wek genctirîn derhêner xelatê ‘Grand-prix’ li New York ê bi destxist. Li sala 2014ê, projeyê wê yê xeyala zanistî, Eugene: The Future of Humanity, hat hilbijartin li bernama 'Korea Creative Content Agency'. Ew hat hilbijartin ji aliyê Behreyên Berlinale, Akademiya Fîlmên Busanê ya Asiya û Rotterdam Lab wek behreya pêşerojê.