Jury of the Festival

Tom Burke

Tom was most recently seen as the lead role of Anthony in Joanna Hogg’s feature THE SOUVENIR which won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance 2019. Other recent credits include as the lead role in JK Rowling’s acclaimed THE STRIKE series for the BBC, onstage in THE DEEP BLUE SEA at The National Theatre, the BBC mini-series WAR AND PEACE and as Athos in THE MUSKETEERS also for the BBC.

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 aslo 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.


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 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 aslo a laureate of more than 20 theatre awards.


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 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.

Ales Pavlin

Ales Pavlin is a film and television producer. He is co-owner and co-founder of PERFO Production. He is also professor at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television AGRFT in Ljubljana. He is voting 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.