Grand Jury

  • Sebastian Buerkner

    United Kingdom

    Sebastian Buerkner, born in Berlin, lives and works in London. He completed an MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2002 and was awarded their Fellowship Residency in 2003. From 2004, his art practice has shifted primarily to animation. Recent solo shows include Kunsthaus im KunstkulturQuartier (Nuremberg), Tramway (Glasgow), Sketch (London), The Showroom Gallery (London), Whitechapel Project Space (London), LUX (Lounge Gallery, London), Art on the Underground (Canary Wharf Screen, London). He has also participated in group shows and screenings at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, London and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. His film Purple Grey (2006) was broadcast as part of AnimateTV on Channel 4. His recent film The Chimera of M. won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was also shortlisted for the European Film Awards.

  • Mads Mikkelsen

    Denmark

    Mads Mikkelsen (1981) is a film programmer at CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – since 2008. CPH:DOX is one of the largest documentary festivals in the world with an internationally recognized profile that borders on staging, visual art and performance as well as other art forms. Mads Mikkelsen has a background in film studies at the universities of Copenhagen and Stockholm, with an intermission as an assistant at the Film-Makers’ Cooperative in New York. Besides programming for CPH:DOX, he runs a monthly screening series at the Danish Film Institute / Cinematheque, as well as having run a number of film clubs and contributing to various magazines and publications about film. 

  • Oona Mosna

    Canada

    Oona Mosna is the Program Director of Media City Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario. Since 2004, she has curated hundreds of single-artist screenings and retrospectives, with programs at venues including the Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires and L'Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Argentina), Courtisane Festival (Belgium), Toronto International Film Festival, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (Spain), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Fronteira Festival (Brazil), and the Presidential Palace (Chile). She is the editor of Nicky Hamlyn: Film Works, and the only publication devoted to Canadian artist IAIN BAXTER&’s Super 8mm films. She has recommended for Tate Britain and released a vinyl LP with artist Michael Snow. In 2016, she was a researcher-in-residence at the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film, studying the Women of the Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema at the Austrian Film Museum and sixpackfilm (Vienna). In 2017 she will be in residence at Light Cone and L'Abominable (Paris). 

    Photo: Friedl Kubelka

Critics Jury

  • Matevž Jerman

    Slovenia

    Matevž Jerman is a film publicist, curator and director. Since 2009 he has been working in the programming department of the Slovenian Cinematheque, also as the editor of the journal Kinotečnik. He has published texts in magazines like Ekran and KINO!, on Radio Slovenia, and MMC website, as well as in other Slovenian media. Jerman is one of the founders of the Short Film Development Society – Kraken, supporting the promotion and development of short films since 2014, in association with different film event management teams. The programmer of FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, curator of Video on the Beach short film section at the festival Isola Cinema, and short film programmer at Ljubljana International Film Festival. Matevž Jerman has also directed different music videos, short films and commercials.

  • Luka Ostojić

    Croatia

    Luka Ostojić was born 1987 in Šibenik and graduated with a BA and MA degree in sociology and comparative literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2008 he has been writing a column for the literary website Booksa.hr, and since 2014 he is the editor-in-chief of the website. In 2016 he started editing the official website of the European literary platform Literature Across Frontiers.
    From 2013 to 2016 he was the executive editor of the Zarez cultural bi-weekly magazine. Since 2009 he has been contributing as a journalist, social commentator and film critic for the Kulturpunkt website, magazines Hrvatski filmski ljetopis and Filmonaut, and HRT's educational programme Ni da ni ne. Between 2006 and 2011 he volunteered with the high school debate club at XVI Gymnasium.

    Photo: Tanja Draškić Savić

  • Višnja Vukašinović

    Croatia

    Višnja Vukašinović (1982, Split, Croatia) graduated with a degree in comparative literature and English language. She publishes book, visual art and film essays and reviews, and is the film criticism and screenwriting workshop mentor at Zagreb Film Club. Winner of Vladimir Vuković Diploma in 2013. Author of three award-winning short fiction films and film blog Felix Trot (http://felix-trot.tumblr.com). Film criticism workshop mentor at Croatian Film Days and Vox Feminae festival. Višnja wrote a collection of essays Prozori on the history of Croatian documentary film, her contributions published on dokumentarni.net. She selects Croatian short films for the programme Kratke slike at Zagreb's MM Centre, where she has also launched the project Film (Hi)stories – Dialogues on the Past and Future of Film. In 2016 she received the Vladimir Vuković Award for best film critic.