International Competiton
Marta Andreu

In 2004 she creates Playtime, a studio focused on creative documentaries, where she produced La Terra Habitada (Anna Sanmartí) and Cuchillo de Palo (Renate Costa), both selected to and awarded in several international film festivals.

She coordinates the Masters in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University. She directs the creative lab "The filmed portrait" and the film editing residence "Docs in Progress", both produced by Play-Doc festival.

Nino Kirtadzé

Born in Tbilisi, living in Paris. After literary studies she reports from Chechnya and other Caucasian hotspots for press agencies in the mid 90's, while also working as an actress in several films.

Her films have won international acclaim and many awards worldwide: Chechen Lullaby (2001), Tell my Friends that I'm dead (2004), The Pipeline next Door (2005), Durakovo Village of Fools (2007), Something about Georgia (2010), …

Peter von Bagh (President of the Jury)

Peter von Bagh is a film historian, author of more than 30 books; television and radio producer all his life; book publisher; film director (e.g. Helsinki Forever) and scriptwriter (e.g. films by Risto Jarva); editor-in-chief (since 1971) of the Filmihullu magazine; curator (1967-70) and

program director (1970-85) of the Finnish Film Archive; co-founder and artistic director of The Midnight Sun Film Festival; professor of film history.

Teresa Castro

Film and image historian and theorist, Teresa Castro is a professor at the University of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her work concentrates on modern-day visual culture and the relationship between film and contemporary art.

In 2007, she founded the collective Le Silo, developing critical and programming work. She recently published the book La pensée cartographique des images. Cinéma et culture visuelle (Aléas, Lyon, 2011).

Vassily Bourikas

Director of short films and current affairs documentary programmes in Britain, Greece and Belgium before moving to film curating. Programmer at various festivals around Europe such as Viennale, Underdox, Images or Views of Alternative Cinema.

Since 2008, he is the artistic director of the Experimental Forum at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. He co-founded the independent film laboratory LabA in Athens, which he runs since 2009.

Portuguese Competition
António Pinto Ribeiro

Educated in Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies. Researcher, professor, artistic programmer, cultural manager. He organised various national and international programmes and exhibitions. Artistic Director at Culturgest Lisboa since it began in 1992 until April 2004.

In charge of many Gulbenkian programmes, he is now running the Next Future contemporary culture programme. Author of various essays.

Christophe Postic

Artistic co-director of the États Généraux du Film Documentaire of Lussas since 2007 and its artistic coordinator since 1999. He worked also as expert reader for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and trained a workshop of programming in the prison of La Santé, in Paris.

For the past five years, he's been organising documentary films script writing workshops in Siberia. Recently, he's started producing at À VIF Cinémas company.

Pascale Faure

Co-artistic director of the tv program (Canal +) L'Oeil du Cyclone, between 1991 and 1999, co-scriptwriter of the feature film, Filles Perdues Cheveux Gras by Claude Duty (Michel d'Ornano award in Deauville for Best First Script) and in charge of the short programmes and creations department at Canal+ since 2001.

Producer of Mensomadaire, a visual curiosities programme on Canal+ and of the very recent, L'Oeil de Links, a creative webzine.

Gonzalo Arijón

Born in Montevideo, in Uruguay. Directed various award winning documentaries, such as Por esos Ojos (1998), Lula, além da Esperança (2005), Stranded (Joris Ivens award, IDFA 2007) and Ojos Bien Abiertos, Viaje por la Sudamérica de Hoy (2009).

Took part in various workshops (Documentary Campus 2009, DocuLab Guadalajara 2010, ESAV Marrakesh 2010) and has been on several juries (Guadalajara, Toronto Hot Docs, Miami, La Habana).

Paula Moura Pinheiro

Journalist. Degree in Media Studies and postgraduate in Community Law. Began in the press in 1987, in television in 1992 and in radio in 1994. Interviewer and reporter, she was a columnist at the Grande Reportagem magazine for six years.

Contributor at the Portuguese Book and Libraries Institute, she has published four books. RTP2 deputy director since February 2006, and editor and presenter of Câmara Clara since May 2006.

Simone Duarte

Journalist. Executive Director of Público Online. Journalism and Media Studies graduate from UFRJ/Brazil. Postgraduate degree at the New School University in New York where she was "Documentaries and International Relations" professor.

She was the international editor of TV Globo and its New York head of delegation. Producer and director of the film about Sérgio Vieira de Mello, En Route to Baghdad (2004), a UN award winner.

New Talent
Anna Sanmartí

She graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University (2004). Assistant director on some films of Joaquim Jordá, Victor Kossakovsky (Vivan las Antípodas) and Ventura Durall (Las Dos Vidas de Andrés Rabadán).

Her first feature documentary, La Terra Habitada (2009), was selected to numerous festivals, including Visions du Réel, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Viennale and doclisboa (Special Jury Award).

Natxo Checa

Curator and producer. In charge of the Visual Arts Program at ZDB (an interdisciplinary independent cultural centre focused on the creation and production of contemporary art) which he co-founded in 1994. Curator of the Portuguese representation at the 2009 Biennale di Venezia.

He's been challenging the artists he works with to work away from the the dominant occidental axis. In 2010, he establishes the film production company Mutual Respect.

Pamela Cohn

Independent media producer and director, freelance arts journalist and film programmer and producer. Contributing editor on new media and online distribution for Tribeca Film Institute (2007-2010). She helped launch the 2008 Inaugural Cinema Eye Honors and Documentary Voices: Pulling Focus.

She also programs and juries for international film festivals in Europe and the Middle East, and works as a funding and granting consultant.