23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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International Competition Jury

Kerem Ayan
Studies Mechanical Engineering (Istanbul) and film (Paris). He starts working for the Cannes Film Festival (2001) and also organizes the International Literary Adaptation Market (Monaco). Βecame Director of the Istanbul Film Festival in 2015.

Alex Ritman
Alex Ritman is the UK correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter, reporting on TV, film, media and entertainment in general. He regularly attends the Cannes, Berlin, London and Dubai film festivals.

Doris Kuhn
Born in Munich. Did her Master in American Studies and Psychology. Was part of the S-8 movement in Germany, is part of the collectively- run cinema Werkstattkino in Munich. She writes for Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Giona A. Nazzaro
He is the General Delegate of Venice's International Film Critics' Week. Film critic, journalist and programmer, he writes for Il Manifesto, Rumore and FilmTV. He has been working for the Film Festival of Rome, the Locarno Film Festival and Visions du Réel.

Jasmin Basic
Film historian and programmer. Collaborations with several festivals, in Switzerland and abroad: Visions du Réel Nyon, Cinema Tous Ecrans, Ambulante Mexico, Animafest Zagreb, FIFDH Geneva.

Music & Film Jury

Tim Stevens
He is the president of the jury in Music & Film / In Competition. Head of business and production for the BFI, Tim has over 16 years experience in film. Since 2009 his career has centred on the commissioning and producing of live film.

Andy McCluskey
English musician, songwriter and record producer, singer, bass guitarist and co-founder of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), one of the legendary and pioneer bands of modern music. He is an Award-nominated songwriter. with many of his songs reaching the top of international charts.

Uli Schueppel
Ηe is the author, director, producer of 14 full- length films (feature and essay films, music films, documentaries). His films and projects have been presented at MoMA-New York, ICA- London, Louvre-Paris, Haus der Kunst-Munich, Singapore Art Museum, Documenta14‘-Kassel.

Sergi Steegmann
He entered the film business in 2009, working for the Panorama organization at the Berlinale. In 2012, he joined international sales company The Match Factory, where he took over festivals. Since then, he has been handling and controlling the international festival careers and itineraries of many successful films.

Nalyssa Green
She is a composer, songwriter and singer. Self-taught, she plays piano, guitar, accordion and theremin. She has made two solo records and composes score for plays. In 2016 she received the Athinorama Audience Awards for her music in the play “Death of a Salesman”.

«Greek Short Stories / Ιn Competition» Jury

Yorgos Zois
Director and producer. His work has been awarded at the most important international festivals (Venice, Berlin, Locarno, etc) and he has received more than 25 awards for Best Director and many distinctions, both in Greece and abroad.

Vaggelio Andreadaki
She studied at NTNG Drama School. She has performed in theatre and cinema. She has been honored for the performance in the films “Eyes of Night”, “SMAC”, “Anna’s Smile, “Kimon and Lucy”, “Pyramid”.

Eva Stefani
Director. Associate professor at the Faculty of Theatre Studies (University of Athens). She studied film at New York University (MA) and at National Film & TV School. She has written two books on documentary and a poetic prose book.

Kallia Papadaki
She studied economics in the US. An acclaimed author in Greece and abroad with many awards, publications and participation in short story and poetry collections, She works as a professional screenwriter.

Robenson D. Eksiel
Film critic. In 1987 he began writing for Cine 7 magazine, by 1989 for CINEMA magazine and by 1993 for daily and Sunday ETHNOS newspaper. He has worked for GFC and is a member of the council at the Greek Association of Film Critics.

First Time Greek Actors and Directors Jury

Maria Hatzakou
The president of the Jury is a film producer and musician based in Athens. She has joined Haos Film in 2007 as a producer for films such as: A.R. Tsangari’s “Attenberg”, “The Capsule”, and “Chevalier” and co-produced Y. Lanthimos’ “Alps”. 

Ektoras Lygizos
He was born in Athens in 1976. He has written and directed the feature film “Boy Eating the Bird’s Food” (2012) as well as the short films “Pure Youth” (2004) and “Interior with Woman Peeling Apples (Details)” (2002). He works as a stage actor and director.

Christina Moumouri
She was born and lives in Athens. She has received Best Cinematography Award for several films. She collaborated with Athena Rachel Tsangari for the film "Seven Seas" as well as for her stage debut "LULU" in Salzburg Festival.

Kostis Maravegias
Songwriter and composer, he writes music for theatre and cinema. He studied at the Conservatory Niccolo Piccini in Bari, at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, in the department “Music for films” with Ennio Morricone, and the National Conservatory.

Marina Tsiklitira
She studied English Language, Literature and advertising. She worked for magazines, newspapers, television, radio, websites. For 15 years she was writing about cinema. Today she is cultural editor in chief in a newspaper.