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International Competiton
Andrei Ujica

Jury President

Andrei Ujică (1951, Romania) studied literature in Timisoara, Bucharest and Heidelberg. He's been publishing prose, poetry and essays since 1968.

His films include a trilogy dedicated to the end of communism: Videogramme einer Revolution (1992), co-directed with Harun Farocki, on the relationship between power and media in Europe at the end of the Cold War, Out of the Present (1995), about the last Soviet cosmonaut, Sergei Krikalev, and Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceaușescu (2010).

Nicole Brenez

She teaches at Université Paris 3 and is member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is the programmer for the avant-garde sessions at Cinémathèque Française.

Among other books, she wrote: De la Figure en Général et du Corps en Particulier: L'Invention Figurative au Cinéma (1998) and Cinémas d'Avant-garde (2006). She also produced the documental series Il se peut que la Beauté ait renforcé notre Résolution, with Philippe Grandrieux.

Adrian Martin

Associate Professor Adrian Martin is Co-Director of the Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). A practicing film critic since 1979, he is the author of six books, as well as several thousand articles and reviews.

He is Co-Editor of the on-line film journal Lola ( and of the book Movie Mutations: The Changing Face of World Cinephilia (British Film Institute, 2003).

João Tabarra

Visual artist. Amongst his most recent exhibitions one may point out Les Limites du Désert (2010, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, Portugal), I could live here, with Park Chan-Kyong (2011, JIFFtheque, Jeonju, South Korea), No Pain, No Gain (2000, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal) and Mute Control (2000, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal).

In 2002, he was the Portuguese representative to the XXV Bienal de São Paulo.

Anabela Moutinho

Director of Cineclube de Faro since 1992, and as such responsible for documentary and festivals programming. Member of the jury for several public tenders with Instituto de Cinema (2001 and 2006). Film programmer with Faro Capital Nacional da Cultura 2005.

Author of several essays and conferences on cinema, and co-author of a book on António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro (1997), and another on José Álvaro Morais (2005).

Portuguese Competition
Celeste Araújo

Was born in Braga in 1979. She graduated in Social Communication at Universidade do Minho and did an internship at Público newspaper. Moved to Barcelona in 2004 and is currently preparing her PhD thesis on Luigi Nono, and working with the programming team at Xcentric (the CCCB's cinema).

She has published papers in Archivos de la Filmoteca de Valencia, Blogs&Docs, Miradas de Cine, Contrapicado and other publications.

Jean-Pierre Rehm

Studied Modern Literature and Philosophy. Taught History and Theory of Art. Curated several contemporary art exhibitions, wrote for various media, used to be a member of the editorial board of Cahiers du Cinéma and regularly writes for catalogues.

Until 2012, he directed the postgraduate programme at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Since 2001, he is at the head of the Marseille International Film Festival.

Samira Makhmalbaf

She was born in 1980 and directed her first film, Sib [The Apple], at 17. This film was shown in over 100 festivals all over the world. She also directed Takhté Siah [Blackboards] (1999), Panj é Asr [At Five in the Afternoon] (2003), and Asbe Du-pa [Two-legged Horse] (2007).

In 2004 the Guardian newspaper elected her as one of the top 40 world film-directors. She was juror in many film festivals, as Cannes, Berlin, and Locarno.

Helena Torres

Helena Torres, newswoman, responsible for RTP's foreign programmes. Graduated in Germanic Philology. Has worked with RTP and press newsrooms.

With the programme department for 13 years, she selects foreign fiction and foreign documentaries for RTP1 and RTP2, and films for RTP1.

Rithy Panh

Film director and author of several books, born in Cambodia. His first feature-length documentary, Site 2, was awarded the Grand Prix du Documentaire at Festival d'Amiens. He also directed Neak Sre [The Rice People] (1994), La Terre des Âmes Errantes (2000) and S-21: La Machine de Mort Khmère Rouge (2003).

In 2006 he founded the Bophana Audio Visual Research Centre, a research centre with an aim towards preserving Cambodia's audiovisual heritage.

Gonzalo de Pedro

Born in Pamplona, in 1978, he is programme coordinator at Punto de Vista Film Festival, and teaches Image Analysis at Villanueva University Center / Universidad Complutens. He is also associate professor at Navarra University.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Caimán Cuadernos de Cine magazine (former Cahiers du Cinéma of Spain) and colaborates as a critic at Rolling Stone, El Cultural, Levante, and at the Sensacine and Blogs&docs webmagazines.

New Talent
Alisa Lebow

A London-based filmmaker/film scholar, her research is generally concerned with documentary film. Her books Cinema of Me (2012) and First Person Jewish (2008) explore aspects of the representation of self and subjectivity in first person film.

She has also published on the work of Chantal Akerman, Eleanor Antin, and Kutluğ Ataman. Her films include For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2007), Treyf (1998) and Outlaw (1994).

Michel Demopoulos

Cinema and television critic since 1975. Editor-in-chief and later director of the famous Greek cinema magazine Synchronos Kinimatographos from 1975 to 1982. Directed I Alli Skini, a documentary on O Thiassos by Theo Angelopoulos.

Presided the Thessaloniki International Film Festival from 1991 to 2005. Member of the First Film Award jury at the Venice Film Festival 2012. Member of the European Parliament Lux Award panel. Wrote several books on cinema.

Pedro A. H. Paixão

Studied Painting and Fine Arts (Ar.Co, Lisbon), Film/Video (S.A.I.C., Chicago) and Philosophy (UNIMI, Milan). He's currently concluding a PhD in Philosophy (FLUP, Oporto). Taught Aesthetic at Università IULM, in Milan.

Published Desenho, a Transparência dos Signos (Assírio & Alvim). Directed short and medium length films. His artwork is represented by Galeria 111. He is a researcher of the Aesthetics, Politics and Art Research Group (IF-UP, Oporto).