Jury of the Festival

LAWRENCE TOOLEY

Born in Shiner, Texas, Lawrence studied art, philosophy, and neurophysiology in the US before studying contemporary visual arts at the HfbK (College of Fine Arts) in Hamburg, Germany, and then film directing at the dffb (German Film and Television Academy of Berlin). He has been active as a producer, writer, and director for television and film since 2004. His feature films HEADSHOTS and GATEKEEPER were invited to many international festivals and received numerous nominations. Lawrence works as a freelance writer and script consultant and also collaborates with contemporary artists.

MARTA BEREŠ

Marta Bereš, an actress, was born 1984. in Novi Sad, Serbia. She graduated from Art Academy in Novi Sad. From 2006 to 2018 she was an ensemble member of Kosztolányi Dezső Theatre in Subotica. Since 2019 she is an independent artist. She played roles in more than 50 theatre shows. She is also a laureate of more than 20 theatre awards.

Ales Pavlin

Ales Pavlin

Ales Pavlin is a film and television producer. He is co-owner and co-founder of PERFO Production. He is also a professor at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television AGRFT in Ljubljana. He is voting a member of European Film Academy (EFA) and member of European Producers Club (EPC). He was part of ‘Golden Drum’ – International Advertising Festival, Portoroz for almost 10 years in a position of Executive Director and later International Relations Director.

Syllas Tzoumerkas

Syllas Tzoumerkas

Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in 1978. He writes, directs and acts for cinema and theatre. His feature films HOMELAND (2010), A BLAST (2014) and THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA (2019) had their world premiere in Venice, Locarno, and Berlin. He also directed several short films. As an actor, he participated in feature films WASTED YOUTH, SUNTAN and MONDAY by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS PARASKEVAS by Elina Psykou.

Tom Burke

Tom Burke

Tom was most recently seen as the lead male role of Anthony in Joanna Hogg’s THE SOUVENIR which won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at Sundance this year. Other prominent film appearances include Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES and Stephen Frears’ CHERI. For the BBC he has played the title role in J.K.Rowling’s STRIKE, Dolokhov in WAR AND PEACE and Athos in THE THREE MUSKETEERS. A respected stage actor in London, he has recently earned glowing reviews for his performance in the lead role of Ibsen’s ROSMERSHOLM (Duke Of York’s Theatre, April-July 2019.)