LUX-udtagelseskomitéen omfatter producenter, distributører, biografejere, festivaldirektører og filmkritikere samt en repræsentant for Eurimages, Europarådets kulturstøttefond.
En repræsentant for foregående års vinderfilm har også automatisk plads i komitéen. En repræsentant for Europa-Kommissionens program "Et Kreativt Europa" deltager som observatør.
LUX-udtagelseskomitéens æresformand i 2022 er Mike Downey, formanden for European Film Awards.

Europa-Parlamentets Kultur- og Uddannelsesudvalg godkender komitémedlemmerne hvert år.

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Mike Downey

Mike Downey

Æresformand for LUX-publikumsprisen, formand for Det Europæiske Filmakademi

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2021, 2022, 2023

Mike Downey er en irsk filmproducent og -aktivist, der i 2000 grundlagde det uafhængige produktionsselskab Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) med hjemsted i Dublin og London, som hidtil har produceret næsten 100 spillefilm.

I sin relativt korte karriere som filmproducent har han arbejdet med bl.a. Peter Greenaway, Agnieszka Holland, Julien Temple, Pawel Pawlikowski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juraj Jakubisko, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Michel Franco og Stephen Daldry samt en lang række andre instruktører fra alle hjørner af Europa, Sydamerika, Afrika og Indien.

Hans seneste arbejde som filminstruktør omfatter projekter, som er udviklet sammen med legendariske romanforfattere som den fremragende James Ellroy, den nu afdøde Günter Grass, Thomas (Schindlers liste) Keneally og Colm Toibin. Han har også arbejdet sammen manuskriptforfatteren bag Ida, Rebecca Lenckiewicz, stifteren af og administrerende direktør for VICE Group, Shane Smith, og så forskellige instruktører som Volker Schloendorff, Mohsen Makhmalbaf og Julien Temple.

Ud over sine mange storsælgende film har Downeys produktioner modtaget over 250 priser på de fleste store filmfestivaler, herunder Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, San Sebastian, Tokyo og mange flere.

Downey har været bestyrelsesmedlem i Det Europæiske Filmakademi i næsten 20 år, og efter seks år som næstformand blev han i 2020 formand og indgik i ledelsen sammen den tidligere præsident Wim Wenders og den nuværende præsident Agnieszka Holland. I 2006 blev han medlem af rådet for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), og i 2008 blev han valgt ind i BAFTA-filmudvalget. Downey er også bestyrelsesmedlem i White Ribbon Alliance, en stor global organisation, der har til formål at reducere spædbørnsdødeligheden i udviklingslandene. Han har siddet i over 20 internationale juryer på filmfestivaler i hele verden, herunder Sarajevos filmfestival, Rio de Janeiros internationale filmfestival, Cottbus' internationale filmfestival, Warszawas internationale filmfestival, Istanbuls filmfestival, Montreals internationale filmfestival, Motovuns filmfestival, Sofias internationale filmfestival, Transsylvaniens internationale filmfestival, Krakows internationale filmfestival og Zagrebs internationale filmfestival, hvor man i 2009 kunne se en retrospektiv udstilling om hans arbejde for F&ME. I 2014 blev han udnævnt til årtiets producent på Fort Lauderdales internationale filmfestival – en titel som tidligere er tildelt Ed Pressman og Robert Evans. Hans arbejde som producent blev også hædret på filmfestivalen i Prag i 2015.

I 2020 meddelte hans tidligere universitet, Warwick University, at han ville blive udnævnt til æresdoktor for sit livsværk og sit bidrag til europæisk teater og film.

Han deler sin tid mellem det sted, hvor han netop er i gang med at optage sin seneste film, og Notting Hill, Dublin og Istrien.

Paula Bērziņa

Paula Bērziņa

Exhibitor at Kino Bize, head of industry events and film distribution at Riga International Film Festival

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Paula has worked at Kino Bize since 2017, handling day-to-day cinema management, curating special events and film programmes, as well as distributing arthouse films and running marketing campaigns. For the last couple of years Paula has been developing programmes for young audiences such as children’s mornings and the Antoine Doinel Film School where youngsters can learn about various aspects of cinema, film history and also practice film criticism. Together with Kino Bize’s team she is currently creating a broader film education network which will include informal film education for school teachers, as well as film-making workshops for young people. Paula Bērziņa has also worked at the Riga International Film Festival since 2018 as head of industry events and film distribution. Previously she worked on various films and commercials in different roles – as a producer, director, set designer and make-up artist. In addition to the above, Paula is the producer and one of the hosts of the Mans draugs – kino cilvēks podcast, which is dedicated to the latest films as well as cinema classics.

Margje De Koning

Margje De Koning

Artistic director - Movies That Matter film festival

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

After finishing her studies, Margje de Koning directed documentaries for various broadcasting companies for 12 years.

She also worked as a lecturer on documentaries at the University of Amsterdam. In August 2004, Margje became Commissioning Editor for a slot for 52-minute documentaries. This involved producing and co-producing creative 52-minute documentaries on contemporary social, socio-cultural and moral issues with a strong human interest angle. The focus is on Dutch issues, but also on issues from the whole world. Since January 2005 Margje de Koning has been head of the Television Department of the public service broadcaster IKON, and on January 2012 she became Head of TV, Radio and New Media Programming at IKON. From January 2016 IKON has been incorporated into EO with Margje de Koning as Head of Documentaries for EOdocs. In September 2019 she left the public broadcaster in order to become the new artistic director of the Movies that Matter film festival.

Gaia FURRER

Gaia FURRER

Kunstnerisk direktør for Giornate Degli Autori

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Gaia Furrer, der er født i 1975, har erhvervet sin kandidatgrad i filmhistorie fra universitetet La Sapienza i Rom. Hun har samarbejdet med Film Italia, det offentlige agentur, der har til opgave at promovere italienske film i udlandet, og haft ansvaret for både nationale og internationale projekter. Hun har produceret nogle få kort- og spillefilm. Hun har også været tilrettelægger og fungeret som konsulent for et par filmfestivaler. Siden 2004 har hun arbejdet som programchef for Noir in Festival. Efter at have arbejdet for Giornate degli Autori siden den første udgave, først som tilrettelægger og derefter som programchef, blev hun i 2020 udnævnt til ny kunstnerisk leder.

Marta Fernandes

Marta Fernandes

Exhibitor at Cinema Ideal and Distributor at Midas Filmes

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Head of distribution and acquisitions at Midas Filmes since August 2008, Marta is also a member of the programming team and handles the press and social media of Cinema Ideal, the cinema Midas II Cinemas renovated and reopened in 2014.

She has been working on film distribution for over 20 years. First at Atalanta/Medeia Filmes, where she was responsible for the communication and marketing strategies of over 200 film theatrical releases, and was also responsible for the programming of several programmes, debates and festivals organised by Medeia cinemas, as well as at the IndieLisboa Film Festival, where she was Executive Producer. Before moving into the film business, she worked as a journalist and was member of the research team of the Obercom communication observatory, where she was author and co-author of several European reports. She has a degree in Media Studies from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Master’s Degree in Cinema. Her postgraduate studies were in cultural management and in emerging discourses and cultures – from critics to art.

Priscilla Gessati

Priscilla Gessati

Director of programming at Cinéma L’Entrepôt

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

After studying Russian at INALCO and obtaining a master’s degree in the politics of culture at the Institute of European Studies in Paris 8, Priscilla Gessati was in charge of studies and the network review of the Europa Cinemas European programme before carrying out work for the Forum des Images municipal cinema centre in Paris. She also worked on the programming of Ciné Lumière for the French Institute in the United Kingdom and the production of the fifth Totally Serialized TV series festival. Deeply committed to programming and defending arthouse cinema and diversity, she coordinated distribution and publishing activities at Potemkine Films before taking over the management of Le Balzac, an historical cinema theatre located on the Champs Élyseés. Together with Joël Chapron she co-authored Principles and Mechanisms of Financing French Cinema and Regulation and Practices of Cinematographic Exploitation, initially intended for the Russian market. She recently started in a new position at l’Entrepôt (Paris), an atypical space that includes a cinema as well as a music venue, an art gallery, a restaurant and a bar.

Yannis Giannetakis

Yannis Giannetakis

27 Times Cinema ambassador 2022 - Young Audience

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Yannis Giannetakis (born 1997) is a Greek filmmaker and director. After graduating from Norwich University of the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Moving Image Production in 2021, he became an official member of the jury in the Giornate degli Autori during the 78th Biennale Cinema, while in the past year he has worked with the LUX Audience Award as the Greek ambassador by travelling to festivals around Europe (Thessaloniki, Berlin, Cannes). As a filmmaker he directs and writes short films. He has completed two films, which will premiere in 2022. He has also taken part in many film productions of short and feature films, including Spencer (directed by Pablo Larraín, 2021). His dream for the future is to set up a collective of filmmakers that will start from Athens and

Ibtisam Omer

Ibtisam Omer

Director Global Marketing MUBI

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Ibtisam Omer is a creative marketing executive and educator with over 12 years of international experience working at leading companies in tech, fashion and entertainment. Ibtisam previously worked at Adidas, Google and Netflix and currently works as an industry lead and lecturer at Creative Business School Hyper Island.

Ibtisam is currently Global Marketing Director at the MUBI streaming platform and is based in Berlin.

Joan Sala

Joan Sala

Acquisitions Manager & Programmer - FilmIn Platform

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Joan Sala has a degree in Humanities, in Audiovisual Communication and a Diploma in Advertising. Since 2008, he has been working on the Filmin VOD platform, currently as Co-Head of Acquisitions, Programmer and Managing Editor. In 2010, Filmin created its own festival, Atlántida Mallorca Film Fest, of which Joan is also deputy director and programmer. Since 2020, Joan has also been the programmer at the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival, collaborates as a scout for the Gijón International Film Festival and also works as a lecturer at several universities and film schools.

Lev Slivnik

Lev Slivnik

27 Times Cinema ambassador 2022 - Young Audience

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Lev Slivnik was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1998. He first took part and later assisted in implementing and expanding the Ostrenje pogleda (Sharpening the Gaze) film criticism and education programme in Ljubljana. He co-founded a film society when at university in Ljubljana and served as its chair and then vice-chair in its first two years of operation. During the 78th Venice International Film Festival, he served on the official jury for Giornate degli Autori as the Slovene member for the 27 Times Cinema Initiative and was the ambassador for the LUX Audience Award 2022.

He is a pre-selector for the 2022 Giornate degli Autori. He is currently receiving a Carnegie vacation scholarship for undergraduate students and is conducting research in film and cinema audiences.

Lenka TYRPAKOVA

Lenka TYRPAKOVA

Programleder for den internationale filmfestival i Karlovy Vary

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Lenka Tyrpáková er født i Prag. Hun har studeret russisk og ukrainsk på Fakultetet for Filosofi og Kunst på Karlsuniversitetet. Derefter studerede hun russiske og østeuropæiske studier på Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet. I 2005 blev hun en del af holdet bag den internationale filmfestival i Karlovy Vary (KVIFF) og har siden da arbejdet i programafdelingen. Hun er medlem af udvælgelseskomitéen og programleder med ansvar for konkurrencen Øst-Vest, som fokuserer på debutfilm og opfølgere fra Central- og Østeuropa, Tyrkiet, Grækenland og Mellemøsten. På KVIFF er hun også involveret i udvælgelsen af projekter til industriplatformen Eastern Promises. Siden 2008 har han også været programleder for kortfilmfestivalen i Prag og flere andre festivaler. Hun fungerer også som talentspejder for MIDPOINT Institute.

 

Jasmila Žbanić

Jasmila Žbanić

LUX Audience Award Winner 2022 - Filmmaker and producer

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Born in Sarajevo on 19 December 1974, Jasmila Žbanić graduated from the Department for Theatre and Film Directing of the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo . Before film-making, she worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based ‘Bread and Puppet’ theatre and as a clown in a Lee Delong workshop. In 1997, together with her friends, she founded the Deblokada artist’s association through which she produced, wrote and directed many documentaries, video-art works and shorts. They include the feature film Grbavica, which was awarded a Golden Bear at the 2006 Berlinale. Her latest film Quo Vadis, Aida? premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and in addition to multiple other awards, this movie received the European Film Award for best movie, director and lead actress, as well as nominations for the US Academy Award (Oscar) in the best international feature film category, and two BAFTA awards.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
2020: Quo Vadis, Aida?
2019: Airborne (documentary)
2015: One Day in Sarajevo (documentary)
2014: Love Island2013: For Those Who Can Tell No Tales
2009: On the Path / Na Putu
2008: Participation (short, part of Stories on Human Rights )
2007: Builder’s Diary(documentary)
2006: Grbavica
2004: Birthday (short, part of Lost and Found )
2003: Images from the Corner (documentary)

Matthijs Wouter Knol

Matthijs Wouter Knol

Observer, CEO and Director of the European Film Academy

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2023

Since 2021, Dutch-born Matthijs Wouter Knol is the CEO and Director of the European Film Academy. He is responsible for the executive management, vision and all related programming of current and future activities of the Academy, including brand new audience development and film education projects which are all linked to the annual Month of European Film and European Film Awards.

Maria Silvia Gatta

Maria Silvia Gatta

Observatør

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2021, 2022, 2023

Europa-Kommissionen, Et Kreativt Europa – Generaldirektoratet for Kommunikationsnet, Indhold og Teknologi
Fatima Djoumer

Fatima Djoumer

Observatør

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2022, 2023

Chef for internationale forbindelser, Europa Cinemas

Fatima Djoumer blev ansat i Europa Cinemas i 1993 som chef for internationale forbindelser og arrangementer og har organiseret netværkskonferencer, publikumsudviklingsprogrammer og innovationslaboratorier og udviklet Europa Cinemas-mærket. Europa Cinemas er et biografnetværk, der støtter udbredelsen af europæiske film uden for deres oprindelsesland og publikumsudviklingsaktiviteter med fokus på at øge unges interesse for europæiske film. Netværket tæller 1 216 biografer (med 3 131 sale) i 738 byer i 43 lande.

"Den nyligt lancerede LUX-pris vil kunne engagere og nå ud til flere målgrupper i Europa, bl.a. med hjælp fra Europa Cinemas-biografer, som er spredt ud over hele kontinentet. Vi er meget stolte over at have været Europa-Parlamentets partnere lige siden LUX-prisens oprettelse!"