Jury of the Festival

Cristi Puiu

Director and screenwriter Cristi Puiu (1967) lives in Bucharest, Romania. He graduated film in 1996 at École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels, Geneva. From 2001 till today he directed many successful short and feature films like The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu, the winner of the Palic Festival in 2005. He is also a founder and partner at Mandragora film production company, with Anca Puiu.

Tihana Lazović

Tihana Lazović was born in 1990 in Zadar, Croatia. She graduated at Zagreb’s Academy of Dramatic Art in 2013. During her acting career she received the Golden Arena for the best actress at the 62 Pula Film Festival, the Award for Outstanding Actress at the 25 Film Festival Cottbus, the Best Actress Award at the Cinoche International Film Festival in Quebec, Canada, the Best Actress Award at Pristina Film Festival. At 2016 Berlinale Tihana was selected as one of 10 most perspective European actors.

Nikola Djuricko

Serbian actor who has been equally active on film, TV and thetre. He studied acting at Faculty of Dramatic Arts  in Belgrade and made his film and TV debuts in 1984. Since 1995 he is regular at Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. As an actor he has over fourty theatre roles and the same number of film roles in Serbaia and abroad. As a director he made several short films, music videos and one theatre play.

Louise H. Johansen

Louise H. Johansen works as a programmer for CPH PIX since 2009 and since 2017 for the film development program MIDPOINT, and as a freelance writer for Czech Film Center. In recent years she has worked extensively in film festival production as a moderator and a writer. She is from Denmark and holds a Master’s degree in Film Studies from The University of Copenhagen. She currently lives in Prague, CZ.

Gust Van den Berghe

Gust Van den Berghe (1985) is a filmmaker that started his career as a dancer; he worked with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and combined dancing and music production. In 2009 he worked as an assistant director in the Royal Flemish opera. In 2010 he made his fiction debut with the feature LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR. A year later he made his second feature BLUE BIRD, both films premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. In 2014 he made LUCIFER, his third feature and also the final piece of a triptych. He is currently working as a teacher in two film schools.