International Competition Program Jury
Andreas Horvath was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1968. He studied photography in Vienna and multimedia-art in Salzburg. As a freelance photographer and filmmaker he publishes photo books and creates independent films. Horvath´s documentaries have received awards at international film festivals, such as the Chicago International Documentary Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary IFF or the Max Ophüls Prize Festival. As a photographer Andreas Horvath published black and white photo albums about Yakutia, Siberia and rural America. In 2013 Horvath received the Outstanding Artist Award from the Austrian Ministry of Art and Culture.
Robert Tomić Zuber
Born in Pula in 1976, this sociologist has been working as a journalist and editor for the both Croatian magazines, radio and TV stations and international media such as BBC for the last 20 years. For the past decade he has been dealing with social and humanitarian issues in his awarded show – Mission. He has directed three documentary films – At the Pula station about Djordje Balasevic’s first concert in post war Croatia, Accidental Son, named best Croatian documentary in 2008 and awarded by the Croatian film critics with the “Octavian” prize, and Mila Seeking Senida awarded Human rights award at the Sarajevo Film Festival, audience and jury awards at the Mediterranean Film Festival, special awards, etc. In the past two years he directed two documentary films: The Candidate with Tomislav Pulic and You can be anything you want.
Born in 1976. She holds MA in Film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Author of 7 short fiction films and 8 short documentary films; 2 feature documentaries and 1 feature fiction which she also produced. Her films were screened and awarded at numerous prestigious international film festivals. A member of the Executive Board of the Serbian Film Directors Association. She established film production company All Inclusive Films in 2009. One of the founders of Association for Education in Audiovisual Culture “Filmkultura”. Andrijana is an Assistant professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, course Documentary Filmmaking.
Žiri Srpskog takmičarskog programa
After years of studying fiction film directing in Belgrade, London, and Cape Town, Mladen Kovačević has wholeheartedly dedicated himself to documentaries. In just few years, he made several commissioned and thematic documentaries, and his debut documentary feature, the unpretentiously offbeat and highly acclaimed “Unplugged” (premiered in competition at Visions du Réel 2013; in competition at Hot Docs, also in selections of CPH:DOX, FIDMarseille, DOK Leipzig, Raindance, around 80 festivals so far, where it won 10 awards). “Wall of Death, and All That”, his latest project, premiered in International competition at Visions du Réel 2016, and won Best Film and Best Camera at Beldocs 2016.
With a Journalism and communication PGD and a European MD in Film writing and analysis, Thierry has a background as reporter for belgian radio magazines before going international with documentaries in 1997, initiating Ventes-CBAWIP-Sales, prior to founding Visible Film in 2014. Continuously and actively participating since 1998 to main international documentary forums and markets, Thierry actively takes part in tutoring, decision making and experting in coproduction events around Europe.
Working in diverse fields from film to video art, Tea Lukač has directed short fiction films, music videos, documentaries and showcased at art exhibitions. Tea’s work thus far has traveled to film festivals worldwide, including Buenos Aires, Edinburgh and Shenzhen. She is currently a PhD candidate at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. “The Most Important Boy in the World” is her first documentary feature.