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Thomas Rothschild - Germany (President)

Born in Glasgow in 1942, he lived in Vienna between 1947 and 1968. He studied Slavic and German philology in Vienna, Moscow and Prague and is now teaching literary studies at Stuttgart University. He is a member of the German Association of Film Critics and the FIPRESCI.

Lars Movin - Denmark

Born 1959 in Denmark, he studied Media and Literature at Odense University. He has been working as a film critic since 1983. Movin has published more than ten books on video art, literature and travelling and has made a number of documentary films, including The Misfits - 30 Years of Fluxus (1993), Price of Gas (2000), and Hae-Jin (2006).

Paolo Portugal - Portugal

Born in Lisbon in 1965, Paulo Portugal studied Law at Coimbra and Lisbon University. Since 1992, he has been collaborating with various Portuguese publications, such as Correio da Manha, SOL, TV Guia, 24 Horas, GQ and Maxima, as a film columnist.

Sasa Radojevic - Serbia

Born in Belgrade in 1961, he took his BA at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He has co-written several short and feature films, and was assistant director to Theo Angelopoulos' Ulysses Gaze. He has published several books on film, as well as film reviews for dailies and in 2004 he directed his first feature Kisses.

Dimosthenis Xifilinos - Greece

Born in Thessaloniki in 1968, he studied Law at the Aristotle University. He started working as a journalist for weekly cultural publication EXOSTIS and has been collaborating with MACEDONIA newspaper ever since. He has been a contributing editor of the Greek Film Critics Association's almanac for the past 5 years, while his work has been published in well-known magazines, such as PROTO PLANO and PARALAXI.



Amnesty International Jury

Gerasimos Kouvaras

Director of Amnesty International, Greek Section, since April 2004, he studied Veterinary Medicine and earned a Master's at Business Management. He collaborated with the Ministry of Education as special counselor on volunteer issues and presided over Work Group "Youth" of the Council of the European Union Council during the Greek presidency.

Irene Tsolaki

Vice-Chair of the board of the Greek Section of Amnesty International, she joined the organization in 1980, organizing promotional events and fundraising activities. For many years, she has organized a film festival in Thessalonica focusing on human rights, hoping to establish it into one of the cities main cultural events.

Katerina M. Kalogera

Katerina M. Kalogera studied fine arts at Ohio State, Columbia and New York Universities, and is a director and screenwriter for film and theater. She has collaborated in many independent productions, both in Greece and the United States, and is currently working as a copy editor in advertising.

Grigoris Paschalidis

Grigoris Paschalidis is an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University, where he lectures on modern civilization, mass media culture, documentary and visual communications. His work as a researcher and author mostly concerns literature (criticism, theory and didactics), theory of civilization and analysis of mass media and visual culture.

Stelios Kouloglou

Born in Athens in 1953, he is the scriptwriter and editor-in-chief of "Reportage without Frontiers", an award winning weekly current affairs and documentary series, broadcasted by Greek National Television. He has worked as a special envoy in former Yugoslavia, Paris and Moscow. He also is the author of eight books.

Pavlos Nerantzis

Pavlos Nerantzis served as News Director for public television (ET 3) from 1996 to 2000. He has collaborated with numerous newspapers and magazines and has won awards for his work as war correspondent. He represented Greece in the 3rd International Free Radio Conference, and is now a TV presenter for documentary series "MIXER".



WWF Jury

Dimitris Karvellas

Dimitris Karvellas studied marine biology in the UK and has been working to save the environment since 1991, specializing in marine ecosystem analysis and management. He started working for WWF in 1995 as Fishery Consultant for the Mediterranean Sea and assumed the General Presidency of WWF Hellas in 1998.

Giorgos Velidis

Giorgos Velidis studied Greek literature and theater in the UK and has been working in media communication since 2001. In 2002 he was employed as project manager for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens and in 2005 he joined WWF Hellas as Communications Consultant.

Yuri Averof

Yuri Averof studied anthropology and sociology and has been working as a documentary filmmaker since 1998. His first film, Banquet of the Dead, was awarded as best documentary by the Greek Film Center. Since 2000 he has been working as director and researcher for TV documentary series Reportage Without Frontiers.