Guests41 guests from 14 films and events
Tutor High School Students Jury
Maciej Nowicki is co-founder and director of the International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film in Warsaw, one of the world’s largest human rights film festivals. He is also the author of the concept behind the FUTURE DOCS European platform for creative encounters between human rights defenders and documentary filmmakers, as well as vice-president of the Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland - one of Europe’s leading human rights NGOs. An expert on human rights and documentary film, Nowicki conducted training sessions, served on several juries, and participated in various panel debates at several international film festivals.
She is a lecturer at the University of Bucharest and a feminist activist, she has a PhD in Political Science, and she is involved in awareness activities and campaigns concerning women’s rights and gender-based violence.
She has written, edited and published articles and books on gender interests and political representations, policies concerning the harmonization of family life and career, civic mobilization in matters of gender-based violence.In 2016 she was a speaker at TedXEroilor, where she spoke about how to turn the non-safety net into a safety net when it comes to matters of violence against women: watch.
Ada Solomon is a Romanian producer and the founder and managing director of HiFilm Productions, created in 2004 and microFILM, created in 2012. She has been working in the film business for 25+ years.
She has been collaborating for both feature & documentaries with the main figures of the Romanian New Cinema such as Cristian Nemescu, Radu Jude, Razvan Radulescu, Adrian Sitaru, Constantin Popescu, Alexandru Solomon and has produced short films and debut features of emerging filmmakers such as Paul Negoescu, Cristian Iftime, Daniel Sandu, Ivana Mladenovic, Sebastian Mihailescu, Stefan Constantinescu, Valentin Hotea, Adriano Valerio, Federico Bondi, Martha Berman.
She has produced films presented and awarded in the most prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Sundance. Recent projects include CHILD’S POSE (Călin Peter Netzer, 2013), which won the Golden Bear in Berlin, AFERIM! (Radu Jude, 2015), which won the Silver Bear, and BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Radu Jude, 2021), Golden Bear winner. Ada Solomon has co-produced with numerous European countries and has released her films in over 50 territories. She has served as a line producer for foreign international projects such as Franco Zeffirelli’s CALLAS FOREVER and Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated TONI ERDMANN.
Apart from her producing job, Ada Solomon is managing, together with Tudor Giurgiu, Cityplex, a network of miniplex cinemas in Romania, which is a member of Europa Cinemas. Also she is the founder of the Short & Medium Length International Film Festival NexT.
She is the Deputy Chairwoman of the board of the European Film Academy, the Executive President of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, the Romanian National Coordinator of EAVE, member of the executive board of ACE. She was awarded with the European Co-production Award – Prix Eurimages at the 2013 European Film Awards and with the Central European Initiative Award at the Trieste Film Festival in 2018.
Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe live and work together in Lille.
Both raw and sensitive, Diane Sara Bouzgarrou’s films are inhabited by characters haunted by their loneliness and exiled within themselves.Her previous film, ”I remember nothing,” was acclaimed in festivals, in France and abroad (Cinéma du Réel, Torino Film Festival, RIDM).