WORLD CINEMA JURY

  ROLF DE HEER (President)
  Director, Writer, Producer
  Australia



 

 

Rolf is an Australian director who writes and produces films. His most recent film is ‘Charlie's Country’, the third of his collaborations with renowned Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, won Best Actor in Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was also Australia's nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

Rolf derhêner, nivîser û berhemhênerekî Australî ye. Nûtirîn filmê wî ‘Charlie’s Country’, hevkariya wî ya sêyê digel ekterê bi nav û deng David Gulpilil û xelata baştirîn ekter di beşê Un Certain Regard di sala 2014 ê li festival Cannes ya filman, wergirtiye. Herwisa kandîdê Australiya bo beşê baştirîn filmê bi zimanê biyanî bo xelata Oscar bû. 

 

 

 

 

  SONA TATOYAN
  Actor, Writer, Producer
  USA 

 

  SHAWKAT AMIN KORKI
  Director, Writer
  Kurdistan


Tatoyan Is a first generation Syrian-Armenian-American stage and film actor, writer, producer, and director with bases in Berlin, LA and Armenia. She is a graduate of the William Esper Studio and has BA in Theatre from Wake Forest University. Her feature film debut was the lead role in ‘The Journey’ the first American independent film ever shot in Armenia. ‘The Journey’ won the Audience Award at the Milan International Film Festival in 2002.
 


Sona Tatoyan ekter, nivîser, berhemhêner û derhênere. Ew Emerîkî ye û ji necad Ermeniya Suriyayê ye. Li Berlin, Los Angeles û Ermenia bi cîhe. SonaTatoyan derçûya Studio William Esper e û Bekoloryosa şanoyê ji Zankoya Wake Forest wergirtiye. Yekem film wek ekter rola serkêşî filmê  ‘The Journey’ bû. Ev film yekem filmê Emrîkî bû yê li Ermenia hate kişandin. ‘The Journey’ di sala 2002 ê xelata bîneran li festîvala Milan ya nêvdewletî wergirtiye.


 

Korki was born in Southern Kurdistan, in 1973. Out of political reasons he and his family fled to Iran in 1975 and lived there for 24 years. His short films, made between 1997 and 2005, have been presented at several international festivals. Shawkat Amin Korki wrote, directed and produced three feature films. All three went on to win man renowned prices, among them the FIPRESCI Prize for ‘Kick Off’ (2009) and the APSA UNESCO Award for ‘Memories on Stone’ (2014). He currently lives and works in Erbil, Southern Kurdistan.


Korki di sala 1973 ê li başûrê Kurdistanê ji dayik bûye. Di sala 1975 ê ew û malbata xwe ji egerên siyasî ber bi Iranê ve koç kirin û 24 salan li wêrê jiyan. Kurte filmên wî yê di navbera salên 1997 û 2005 ê hatine çêkirin, beşdarî gelek festîvalên nêvdewletî bûne.
Şewket Emîn Korkî nivîser, derhêner û berhemhênere û sê filmên dirêj çêkirine. Her sê filmên wî gelek xelatên navdar wek xelata FIPRESCI bo ‘Kick Off’ (2009) û xelata APSA UNESCO bo ‘Memories on Stone’ (2014), wergirtine. Niha li Hewlêrê, başûrê Kurdistanê bi cîh bûye.

 

 

   


  AMIN FARZANEFAR
  Journalist, Curator, Lecturer
  Germany
    MATHILDE DEDYE
  Producer, Distributor
  France

Amin was born in Cologne, Germany in 1965. He is specialized in Middle East cinema and works as a journalist, curator and university lecturer. His reviews are published in German and Swiss newspapers like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and FAZ and also on radio stations like Deutschlandradio, DLF, WDR and SRF. His book ‘Cinema of the Orient’ was supported by the Goethe Institute and ARTE. Farzanefar is co-founder of various annual Film Festivals and retrospectives like Tüpisch Türkisch, Iranian Film Festival Cologne and Children of Hayastan.

Amin di sala 1965 ê li Köln, Elmaniya ji dayk bûye. Ew pisporê sînemaya rojhelata navîn e û wek rojnamevan, nivîser û mamoste yê zankoyê kar dike. Rexne û kumêntên wî di rojnameyên Elmanî û Swîsrî wek Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung û FAZ û gelek bingehên radiyoyê wek Deutschlandradio, DLF, WDR û SRF belav dibin. Ji bo pirtûka wî ´Cinema of the Orient` piştevanî lê hatiye kirin ji layê Goethe Institute û ARTE. Farzanefar damezrênerê çendîn festîvalên filman yê salane wek: Tüpisch Türkisch, Iranian Film Festival Cologne, Children of Hayastan ye.

 

Mathilde Dedye founded French Quarter Film in 2011 with director Mattias Sandström. The aim of the company is to work with challenging and groundbreaking films, often on the boundary between documentary and fiction. She works in development and production as well as distribution and marketing and has a special interest in how to reach an audience in order to maximize a film’s full potential.


Mathilde Di sala 2011 ê ligel derhêner Mattias Sandström kompaniya French Quarter ya filman damezirand. Armanca vê kompaniyê ewe digel filmên bi hevrikî û serkêş yên bêtiriya caran di navbera belge filman û aşupê de, kar bike. Mathilde Dedye karê marketing, berhemhênan û belavkirina filman dike. Wê hezeka taybet di serençrakêşana bînera de heye da ku filmekî cemawerî dirist bike. 

 

KURDISH CINEMA JURY

 

   

  JAY WEISSBERG (President)
  Film Critic
  USA

New York born Jay Weissberg lives in Rome and has been a film critic for Variety since 2003, travelling to film festivals throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has often taken part in panels on contemporary cinema and film criticism, been a guest of the Harvard Film Archives/Gulbenkian Foundation Cinema Dialogues, and acted as mentor in programs for young film critics in Rotterdam, Berlin, Cairo, Locarno, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne. He is the director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, a co-curator of the Ottoman Film Project, and writes on aspects of early cinema.


Jay li New York ji dayik bûye û li Roma dijî. Ji 2003 ê wêrê ew rexnegirê filmane bo govara navdarî ‘Variety’ û beşdarî festîvalên filman li Ewropa, Rojhelata Navîn û America Latîn dibe. Gelek caran beşdarî penalên sînema hevçerx û rexnegirtina filman bûye û mêvanê Harvard Film Archives/ Gulbenkian Foundation Cinema Dialogues bû. Herwisa wek rêber di bernameyên rexnegirên genc ya filman li Rotterdam, Qahîre, Locarno, Abu Dhabi û Melbourne kar kirye. Reveberê ‘Pordenone Silent Film Festival’ û ‘Ottoman Film Project’ e û li ser destpêka sînemê dinîvîse.

 

 

 

   




  MARIO RIZZI
  Director
  Italy

 

  ANNA RAMSKOGLER-WITT
  Publicist, Distributor
  Germany

Mario Rizzi is an Italian artist and filmmaker living in Berlin. His films were presented in many national and international film festivals. In 2016 Rizzi was invited to Ankara International Film Festival as a Jury Member of the National Short Films Competition. His artwork is in public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 



Mario Rizzi hunermend û filmsazekî Italiye û li Berlinê dijî. Filmên wî beşdarî gelek film festîvalên netewî û nêvdewletî bûne. Di sala 2016 ê ew wek endamê desteya dadweran ji bo beşê kurte filmên netewî ji festîvala filman li Ankara hate daxwaz kirin. Karê wî yê hunerî ji layê civakê hate kom kirin û li muzexana hunerê serdem li New York jî de ye.

 

Anna Ramskogler-Witt is an international Publicist specialized in the interaction of Human Rights and Film. After working for POOOL film distribution in Austria and coordinating the Vienna based human rights film festival ‘This Human World’, Anna moved to Berlin working as an international Publicist. Since 2014 Anna is working with ‘Cinema for Peace’ as the leading project coordinator.



Anna Ramskogler-Witt rojnamevanek nêvdewletî ye û taybetmende di çalak kirna mafên mirovan û filman de. Piştî bo kompaniya POOOL ya belavkirina filman li Nemsa kar kir û festîvala mafên mirova ya filman ‘This Human World’ li Vienna bi rêve bir, ew çû Berlîn û karê rojnamevaniyê berdewam kir. Ji 2014 ê ta niha Anna karê ‘Sînemayê bo Aştiyê’ wek berpirsa rêkxistina projêyan dike.

 





   

 


 

  ANNA PERSSON
  Director, Lecturer
  Sweden

 

  KJELL OLA DAHL
  Writer
  Norway

Anna Persson graduated from the documentary film program at the Stockholm School of Dramatic Arts, after studies in political science, gender studies, photography and reportage journalism. During her film studies she made several portraits of people in different roles and situations about the European migration system. Last year she and her co-director colleagues finished two feature length documentary films, winning the Guldbagge Award and Tempo Documentary Award for Best Swedish Documentaries of 2015.



Anna Persson piştî xwendina xwe ya Zanistên Siyasî, Xwendinên Regazi, Fotografi û Rojnamevanî ji kulîja Stockholm ya Hunerên Dramayê ji programa belge filman derçûye. Di demê xwendina xwe wê wek belge film çendîn wênê ser rol û rewşa xelkî çêkirye da kû sîstema ewropî ya ku bo penabera hate danîn, nîşan bike. Sala çû wê û hevkarên xwe yê derhêner dû belge filmên dirêj çêkirin û xelata Guldbagge û ya Tempo Documentary bo baştirîn belge filmên Swêdî wergirtin.

 

Kjell Ola Dahl was born 1958 in the city of Gjovik, Norway and has a degree in psychology, law and economics from the University of Oslo. In 1993 he has published his first novel in Norway. Since then he has been writing  fiction, non-fiction and movie scripts. His series of the Oslo detective Gunnarstranda, is published throughout Europe and the USA. He also has written several movie scripts in collaboation with director Hisham Zaman.




Kjell Ola Dahl di sala 1958 ê li bajarê Gjovik, Nerwîc ji dayik bûye. Ew derçûyê Psîkolojî, Yasa û Ekonomî ji Zankoya Oslo ye. Di sala 1993 ê wî yekam romana xwe li Nerwîc belav kirye. Ji wî demî pê ve nivîsînê aşupî, ne aşupî û sînaryoyê filman dinivîse. Pirtûkên wî yê li ser lêkolînê Oslo Gunnarstranda li Ewropa û Emrîka hatine belav kirin. Herwisa wî çendîn sînaryoyê filman bi harîkariya derhêner Hîşam Zaman nivîsîne.

         

 

SHORT FILM JURY

   

HISHAM ZAMAN (President)
Director, Writer, Producer
Norway

Zaman is a Norwegian-Kurdish film director and graduated from the Norwegian National Film School. In 2005 he had his international breakthrough with his award winning short film ‘Bawke‘ which premiered at Sundance. His first feature ‘Before Snowfall‘ received the prestigious Dragon Award in Gothenburg Film Festival and the prize for Best Cinematography at Tribeca Film Festival. With ‘Letter to the King’ Zaman won the Dragon Award a 2nd time in a row.  ‘Letter to the King‘ was also shortlisted for the Norwegian Oscar entry. Zaman is currently working on his third feature film.

 

Derhênerekî Kurde, li Nerwîc dijî û ji Zankoya Netewî ya filman li Nerwîc derçûye. Di sala 2005 ê kurte filmê wî bi navê ‘Bawke‘ yekem car li festîvala Sundance hate nîşandan û pê derket meydanê. Yekemîn filmê wî yê dirêj bi navê ‘Before Snowfall‘ xelata Dragon li film festîvala Gothenburg û xelatê baştirîn Cinematography li Tribeca Film Festival wergirt. Filmê wî yê dûyê ‘Letter to the King‘ dîsan xelata Dragon wergirt. ‘Letter to the King‘ wek kandîdê Nerwîc bo xelata Oskar hatibû berbijardin. Zaman niha li ser sêyemîn filmê xwe yê dirêj kar dike.

 

 

 
EYLEM KAFTAN
Director, Journalist
Turkey
    PATRICK CAMPBELL
  Producer
  Ireland
         
Eylem was born in Turkey and completed a B.A. in Philosophy at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and continued a Master’s program at İstanbul Bilgi University in Cinema and TV and also completed another Master’s program in film and video at York University. Her first documentary film ‘Faultlines’ investigates the aftermath of the earthquake, which hit Turkey in 1999. Between 2011-2013 she worked for Al Jazeera Turkish and produced several short documentaries and three films. Currently she is working for Vatan newspaper and producing documents for TRT documentary channel and Al Jazeera Plus channel.

Li Tirkî ji dayik bûye û Bekeloryosa xwe bi Felsefê ji kulîja Bogazici li Stenbolê wergirtiye. Paşan wê Master bi Sînema û TV ji kolija Bilgi li Stenbolê û Masterek din di Film û Vîdiyo de ji kulîja York wergirtiye. Yekem belge filmê wê ‘Faultlines’ lêkolînê li ser erdheja di sala 1999 ê li Tirkî rûda. Di navbera 2011 ê û 2013 ê wê li Al-Jazeera ya Tirkî kar dikir û hijmareka belge filmên kurt çêkirye. Niha ew ligel rojnama Vatan û berhemhênana belge filman bo kenalê TRT yê belgenameyî û kenalê Al-Jazeera Plus kar dike.
  Campbell was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Patrick's academic background is in Anthropology and Sociology, but he has been drawn to filmmaking from a young age. In 2010 Campbell and director Mahdi Fleifel formed Nakba Film Works to produce the multi award winning featuere documentary 'A World Not Ours'. Their latest short documentary, ‘A Man Returned’, won the Silver Bear at the 2016 Berlinale. Patrick is currently developing a fiction feature, 'Men in the Sun', with Fleifel and co-producers in Denmark. Alongside this he has various other fiction and documentary projects.

Li Dublin, Irland ji dayik û mezin bûye. Wî Zanistên Mirovayetî û Komelnasî xwendiyê, lê ji biçûkanî de hez li filmsaziyê hebû. Di sala 2010 ê Patrick Campbell û derhêner Mahdi Fleifel ‘Nakba FilmWorks’ damezirandin û belge filmekî dirêj 'A World Not Ours' çêkirin. Ev film çendîn xelat wergirtine. Dumahîk belge filmê wan yê kurt bi navê ‘A Man Returned’ xelata ‘Silver Bear’ li Berlinale ya 2016 ê wergirtiye. Niha ew li ser filmekî dirêj yê aşupî bi navê ‘Men in the Sun’  kar dike. Digel vê wî hindek projêyên din jî hene girêdayî bi aşupî û belgan ve.
 

 

 

     

  NAZMI KIRIK
  Actor
  Turkey

 

  MOLLY REYNOLDS
  Director, Actress, Media Practitioner
  Australia

Nazmi was born 1976, in Diyarbakir, Turkey. He started his career in dancing and theater with Amed branch of Mesopotamian Cultural Center and took different roles in many plays. His cinematic career started in 1999 when he first acted in Güneşe Yolculuk’s ‘Rêwitiya Ber Bi Rojê’. The film participated in the Berlinale and received the ‘Blue Angel’ and ‘Peace’ award. Kirik has worked with some well-known Kurdish directors such as Hiner Salim, Kazim Oz, Hisham Zaman, Yuksel Yavuz and Shawkat Amin Korki,



Nazmi di sala 1976 ê li Amedê, bakurê Kurdistanê ji dayik bûye. Wî li Navenda Çanda Mezopotamyayê ya Amedê dest bi sema û şanoyê kir. Di vê navberê di gelek lîstikan de cih girt. Di sala 1999 ê de bi fîlmê ‘Rêwitiya Ber Bi Rojê’ yê Guneşe Yolculuk, dest bi karê sînemayê kir. Ev film li Berlinale xelata aşitiyê û ya ‘Blue Angel’ wegirt. Nazmî Kirik digel çendîn derhênerên Kurd yên navdar mina Huner Selîm, Kazim Oz, Hişam Zaman, Yuksel Yavuz û Şewket Emîn Korkî kar kiriye.

 

Molly is a director, actress and also an independent cross-media practitioner who recently completed her Master in Communications and Media law. Molly has taught at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Centre and made a series of award-winning documentaries and websites, including the Twelve Canoes website. Previous roles include heading up screen investment and development for the South Australian Film Corporation. She has also worked as a media consultant and producer.



Molly derhêner, ekter û mîdiyakareka serbixwe ye. Li vê dawiyê Mastera xwe bi Mîdiya û Peywendiya wergirtiye. Molly wane li senterê Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology dane û zincîreka belge filmên xelat kirî çêkirine. Herwisa, xwedan çendîn malperên xelat kirî wek malpera ´Twelve Canoes´ ye. Molly gelek karên din wek revebirna pîşesaziya weberhênana filman li başurê Australiya dike û herwisa wek rawêjkara ragehandinê û berhemhêner kar dike.