Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen / Malaysia

Grand Prix is awarded to the film “My Daughter” from director Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen because it managed to show in a moving and complex way relationship between two main characters: a young mother and her daughter. It is a relationship created by avoiding conventional dramatic situations, but emphasized though by exquisite performances by the actresses and by use of poetic details in a very personal manner.

Johan Grimonprez / Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

Jury has decided to give a special award to the film which with its originally created structure managed to bring into correlation seemingly distant and in terms of mind disparate events.

Jury Features

Alex de Ronde, The Netherlands
(The Netherlands, 1958) studied Dutch Literature and Mass Communications. In the eighties he worked as a film critic for several newspapers and magazines. From 1986 till 1993 he was the programming director of the Dutch Film Days, nowadays known as the Nederlands Film Festival. Afterwards he was the chief editor of a Dutch magazine on Deaf Culture and Sign Language. From 2000 till now he is the managing and programming director of Het Ketelhuis, an Amsterdam based three-screen-cinema focusing on Dutch feature films and documentaries and European arthouse.

Zvonimir Jurić, Croatia
Born in 1971 in Osijek. Graduated film and TV directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998, following one year of study in film and TV directing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Screenwriter and director of several documentary and two feature films, as well as stories in two omnibus features. He also worked as a director on a number of TV series, and his work received recognition at international festivals. He lives and works in Zagreb.

Giovanni Spagnoletti, Italy
Born in Milan in 1949; associate professor of film history and criticism at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, author of numerous publications on German and Italian cinema. Editor of the quarterly film magazine “Close up” and web-magazine “Close up”. From 2000, he is the art director of the Pesaro Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema) and the president of AFIC, Association of Italian Film Festivals.

Vuk Jevremović / Germany, Spain

It doesn’t only struck us how beautiful the animation film was made with all the references to the painting and history of art but also at the emotional level, transmitting us different memories kept in the architecture and in time.

Salh Diab i Yoni Gueta / Israel

Jury Shorts

Marta Jurkiewicz, The Netherlands
(1982, Poland) is an Amsterdam based artist and filmmaker. She studied Audiovisual Media at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Cooper Union School of Arts in New York. Since her graduation in 2005 her films have been presented on various international festivals. For the last couple of years she has also been working as a festival distributor at the Filmbank – a foundation for Dutch experimental film, now part of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.

Renata Poljak, Croatia
Visual artist born in 1974 in Split, Croatia. Her work covers different media: photos, neon, installation, video and film. She received her undergraduate degree from the Arts Academy in Split, and her post-graduate degree from the École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France. She has been awarded residencies in San Francisco, Vienna, and Paris. Poljak’s work is shown internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Golden Black Box Short Award at the Balkan Black Box Festival in Berlin, and the Annual Award of Women’s Art Centre Electra in Zagreb, Croatia. In the spring of 2010 a selection of her video and film works were exhibited in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Balint Szaloky, Hungary
Born in Budapest in 1982. He received a degree in Communication-Cultural Organizing.From 2004 to the present he has been a publisher, editor and film critic for Mozinet Magazin (Hungarian monthly movie magazine) and also working for other monthly and weekly magazines and newspapers. He was a member of FIPRESCI Jury at Bratislava International Film Festival in 2008 and at Kiev International Film Festival in 2009 and member of FICC Jury at Cracow International Film Festival in 2010.

Programme 2010