Igor Ivanov is a Macedonian film director and screenwriter born in Skopje, in 1973. He is known for films BUGS, UPSIDE DOWN, THE PIANO ROOM… His works have been screened and awarded at many festivals, including Berlinale, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Chicago Film Festival…. He is currently working on his new film HOMO.
Michelle Carey is a Berlin-based film programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam and advisor for the New York Film Festival. She is also an editor at the film website Senses of Cinema. Previously she was Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival from 2011-2018 and a Programmer for the Melbourne Cinémathèque 2002-2018. She has also worked at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, RMIT University and Adelaide Film Festival. In 2017 she was recipient of the Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres from the French Government.
Goran Radovanović was born in Belgrade in 1957. He graduated art history from Belgrade's Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. After he attended a scholarship awarded by Goethe Institute, he has worked as writer and director of both feature and documentary films. He is a member of the European Film Academy and Film Artists Association of Serbia. He worked as guest professor at EICTV (International Film and Television School), San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, VGIK; Moscow, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA, ESAP - Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Portugal, DFFB, Berlin, Germany. He also acted as a tutor at workshops organized at nomerous film festivals by EDN (European Documentary Network).
The jury of the main competition program, which consists of 3 excellent filmmakers, will evaluate the best films from the Official Selection program. The jury will award best films with the Golden Tower for the best film and the Palić Tower for the best director. The jury also assigns Special Prize.
Jelena Đurović is a journalist and writer, editor of the AgitPop portal. She graduated in theater and radio production at the FDU. She has collaborated with most Serbian print and online media. She is one of the founders of the first web radio in Serbia "New Radio Belgrade" (2008). She has been dealing with film and TV critics for ten years within the www.agitpop.me as well as on the YouTube channel agitpopkultura. She popularized film and TV art in the institutions like KC Grad, Parobrod, SO Vracar and the Cultural Center of Belgrade. She has published over a thousand texts and radio shows on film, television and pop culture.
Zoran Janković graduated in English language and literature at the University of Novi Sad. He has collaborated or is collaborating with popular print and electronic media, such as: RTS, Vreme, NIN, Yellow Cab, Huper, Pressing, Status, Filaž, Optimist, Ethnoumlje, Pazi, snima se, Espresso… From 2007 to 2013 he has written literary reviews, album and film reviews, texts and columns for Popbox web magazine, and since 2013 he has been writing for the portal and the print edition of City Magazine. He is a regular contributor to The Great Illusion TV show and a correspondent of Film New Europe magazine. Since 2016, Janković has been editing web portal of Serbian Film Center. Along with Đorđe Bajić and Ivan Velisavljević, he is the author of Critical Guide to Serbian Film 2000-2017 (2018) and The Best 21st Century Serbian Films (2019), books published by Serbian Film Center.
Greg de Cuir Jr is a writer, translator and independent curator who lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. His essays have been published in Cineaste, Sight & Sound, Millennium Film Journal, Jump Cut, Politika, CURA and in many volumes and catalogs. He participated in loads of projects concerning world’s cinema.
International Critics Jury, consisting of three film critics and journalists, will evaluate the best films from the competition selection Parallels and Encounters. The Critics Jury will award prize for the Best Film in Parallels and Encounters program.
Esin Kücüktepepinar is a Turkish film critic and film journalist, working as a freelancer for the national daily paper Sabah and various monthly art and cinema magazines as well as for the online Turkish movie site sinema.com.
Víctor Paz Morandeira is a journalist, critic and programmer. In the last decade he has worked for festivals in Spain such as Play-Doc, Curtocircuito or Gijon and contributed to others internationally like FIDMarseille, Indielisboa or Edinburgh. He is the founder of www.acuartaparede.com, a site for which he continues to write to this day. He has also published his articles at Mubi Notebook, Senses of Cinema, Caimán, Cuadernos de Cine or Débordements, among many others. You can listen to him regularly on the popular Spanish radio broadcast El Séptimo Vicio (Radio 3, Spanish National Radio). He has spent the last three years of his life devoted to CGAI (Galician Regional Cinematheque) and has recently joined DUPLEX Cinema, devoted to independent cinema releases, film classics and new trends coming from film festivals.
Anton Sidorenko is journalist and filmcritic born in Minsk, Belarus in 1978. He holds degree in journalism (Belorussian State University). As a film critic he writes for the Mastactva magazine. From 2017 to 2020 he has been head of script department of Belarusfilm National Film Studio. His area of special interest in cinema is documentary film.
The International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematografique) was founded in 1930 in Paris. Today, FIPRESCI is the largest and most important association of film critics and journalists in the world. The FIPRESCI jury will evaluate films from the Official Selection program at the Palić European Film Festival.