Jury of the Festival

MIRA FORNAY

Mira Fornay studied directing at Prague’s FAMU as well at National Film and TV School in London. In 2005 she participated at film workshop of Abbas Kiarostami. She shot 13 short films and two full length feature films, LISTICKY (FOXES, 2009) and MÔJ PES KILLER (MY DOG KILLER, 2013) awarded for directing at IFF Rotterdam’s main competition. Her work is mostly focused on the production of her own author’s films based on deep anthropological research.

ÁGNES KOCSIS

Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest in 1971. She majored in Polish language and literature, aesthetics, and film theory at Eötvös Lóránd University and then graduated Film Directing from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. Her short films have been screened at numerous festivals. Her first feature film FRISS LEVEGŐ (FRESH AIR) was screened at 59 edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Semaine de la Critique and at more than 80 other international film festivals, winning 14 prizes. PÁL ADRIENN (ADRIENN PÁL), her second feature film, won the FIPRESCI award at the 63 Cannes Film Festival, in the section Un Certain Regard. She received the Béla Balázs national award in 2011 for her work.

CHRISTIAN JEUNE

Christian Jeune is Director of the Film Department of the Cannes Film Festival. His prolific experience and expertise is the result of a long career with the world’s leading film festival at Cannes. He works on presenting the Festival abroad and in locating films, focusing especially on films from Asia. He joined the team of the most prestigious international film festival in 1983. At first, he worked in the Press Office, and since 1995 has managed the Festival’s Film Department, where he is in charge of the pre-selection and selection process.

DOME KARUKOSKI

Dome Karukoski (born 1976, Cyprus) is one of Finland’s most acclaimed film directors with over 30 festival awards and huge successes at the box office. His films usually look at heavy subjects through warm lens. In 2013 he was selected as one of the Variety’s 10 Directors to watch in the world. His films include The Grump (2014), Heart of a Lion (2013), Lapland Odyssey (2010), Forbidden Fruit (2009), Home of the Dark Butterflies (2008) and Beauty and the Bastard (2005).

JOHANNES KUHNKE

He studied at the theater school in Gothenburg and then continued at Malmö Theatre Academy and at New York University’s – Stone Street Studio. He has worked at numerous theaters including Stockholm City Theatre, Gothenburg City Theatre, Malmö City Theatre and Theatre Tribunal. Johannes Kuhnke appeared on film and in television many times but his role in Ruben Östlund’s film TOURIST was quite remarkable. The film was awarded the jury prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was elected the same year to Sweden’s candidate for the 2015 Academy Award.

SERGEJ TRIFUNOVIĆ

Sergej was born in1972 and is considered one of the most popular Serbian actors of his generation. He studied acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and in1995 first appeared on the big screen in SOMEONE ELSE’E AMERICA by Goran Paskaljević. He became famous for his roles in movies PREMEDITATED MURDER, THE HORNET, MUNJE! and so on.