La giuria del Premio LUX comprende produttori, distributori, operatori cinematografici, direttori di festival e critici cinematografici, nonché un rappresentante di Eurimages, il fondo di sostegno culturale del Consiglio d'Europa.
Entra a far parte della giuria, d'ufficio, anche un rappresentante del film vincitore della precedente edizione. Vi partecipa inoltre, in qualità di osservatore, un rappresentante del programma "Europa creativa" della Commissione europea.
Il presidente onorario che presiede la giuria LUX 2022 è Mike Downey, presidente della European Film Academy.

La commissione per la cultura e l'istruzione del Parlamento europeo approva ogni anno i membri della giuria.

Per sapere di più sulla procedura di selezione.

Mike Downey

Mike Downey

Presidente onorario del Premio LUX del pubblico per il cinema europeo, presidente del consiglio dell'Accademia europea del cinema

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

Mike Downey è un produttore cinematografico e attivista irlandese che nel 2000 ha fondato la casa di produzione cinematografica indipendente Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), con sede a Dublino e Londra, come parte di un'OPA sul DAX di Francoforte. Fino ad oggi ha prodotto quasi 100 lungometraggi.

Nella sua relativamente breve carriera di produttore cinematografico, Mike Downey ha lavorato con registi del calibro di Peter Greenaway, Agnieszka Holland, Julien Temple, Pawel Pawlikowski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juraj Jakubisko, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Michel Franco e Stephen Daldry, e tanti altri provenienti da Europa, America meridionale, Africa e India.

Recentemente, la sua carriera di cineasta è stata arricchita da progetti sviluppati insieme a scrittori leggendari, come il grande James Ellroy, il defunto Gunter Grass e Thomas Keneally (La lista di Schindler). Senza dimenticare Colm Toibin, Rebecca Lenckiewicz, sceneggiatrice del film IDA, Shane Smith, fondatrice e amministratrice delegata del VICE Group, e registi incredibilmente diversi tra loro, quali Volker Schloendorff, Mohsen Makhmalbaf e Julien Temple.

Oltre ai suoi numerosi successi al botteghino, le opere prodotte da Mike hanno ricevuto oltre 250 premi, assegnati da alcuni dei più importanti festival cinematografici del mondo, tra cui Cannes, Berlino, Toronto, Sundance, San Sebastian, Tokyo e molti altri.

Mike Downey è stato membro del consiglio dell'Accademia europea del cinema per quasi 20 anni e, dopo aver ricoperto il ruolo di vice presidente per sei anni, ne è stato nominato presidente nel 2020. In tutti questi anni, ha lavorato accanto a Wim Wenders, ex presidente dell'Accademia, e Agnieszka Holland, attuale presidente. Nel 2006 è diventato membro del consiglio della British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) e nel 2008 è stato eletto nella commissione per il cinema della BAFTA. È anche amministratore fiduciario della White Ribbon Alliance, un'importante organizzazione mondiale che mira a ridurre i tassi di mortalità per parto nei paesi in via di sviluppo. È stato membro di oltre 20 giurie internazionali in occasione di festival cinematografici in tutto il mondo, tra cui il Festival del cinema di Sarajevo, il Festival di Rio de Janeiro, i Festival internazionali del cinema di Cottbus e di Varsavia, i Festival del cinema di Istanbul, Montreal, Motovun, Sofia e della Transilvania, oltre ai Festival internazionali del cinema di Cracovia e Zagabria, dove nel 2009 è stata organizzata una retrospettiva del suo lavoro con la Film and Music Entertainment. Nel 2014 è stato nominato produttore del decennio al Festival internazionale del cinema di Fort Lauderdale, andando ad aggiungersi a Ed Pressman e Robert Evans, nominati negli anni precedenti. Nel 2015 anche il Festival del cinema di Praga ha reso omaggio al suo lavoro.

Nel 2020, la sua alma mater, la Warwick University, ha annunciato che lo avrebbe nominato Dottore in Lettere (D.Litt.) honoris causa, per il lavoro svolto e il suo contributo al teatro e al cinema europei.

Mike Downey passa il tempo tra i suoi set cinematografici sparsi per il mondo, Notting Hill, Dublino e l'Istria.

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

Direttore artistico delle Giornate Degli Autori

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Nata nel 1975, si è laureata in storia del cinema all'Università La Sapienza di Roma. Ha collaborato con Film Italia, l'ente pubblico incaricato di promuovere il cinema italiano all'estero, e si è occupata di progetti nazionali e internazionali. Ha prodotto alcuni corti e un lungometraggio. Ha lavorato come programmatrice ed è stata consulente per alcuni festival del cinema. Dal 2004 lavora come responsabile della programmazione del "Noir in Festival". Dopo aver contribuito alle Giornate degli Autori (GDA) come programmatrice e responsabile della programmazione fin dalla loro prima edizione, dal 2020 ne è il nuovo direttore artistico.

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

Programmatrice cinematografica del festival internazionale del cinema di Karlovy Vary

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Nata a Praga, Lenka Tyrpáková ha studiato le lingue russa e ucraina e si è laureata presso la facoltà di filosofia e arte dell'Università Carolina di Praga. Ha poi proseguito il percorso accademico specializzandosi in studi sulla Russia e l'Europa orientale alla facoltà di scienze sociali. Nel 2005 si è unita alla squadra del festival internazionale del cinema di Karlovy Vary (KVIFF) e da allora lavora presso il dipartimento di programmazione. È membro del comitato di selezione ed è la programmatrice responsabile del concorso East of the West, dedicato a opere prime e seconde provenienti da Europa centrale e orientale, Turchia, Grecia e Medio Oriente. Sempre presso il KVIFF, partecipa alla selezione di progetti per la piattaforma Eastern Promises. Dal 2008 è programmatrice presso il Festival dei corti di Praga, e collabora con svariati festival. Infine, collabora con l'istituto MIDPOINT come agente.

 

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

Osservatore

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

Commissione europea, Creative Europe - DG CNECT
Fatima Djoumer

Fatima Djoumer

Osservatore

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

Nel 1993 Fatima Djoumer ha assunto il ruolo di direttrice del dipartimento relazioni ed eventi internazionali di Europa Cinemas, organizzando tra l'altro conferenze, laboratori per l'innovazione e l'ampliamento del pubblico, il premio Europa Cinemas Label... Europa Cinemas sostiene la diffusione dei film europei oltre i confini del paese d'origine e organizza attività di ampiamento del pubblico, in particolare per aumentare l'interesse dei giovani verso i film europei. La rete conta 1.216 cinema (3.131 schermi) in 738 città di 43 Stati.

"Il nuovo premio LUX riuscirà a coinvolgere e raggiungere sempre più spettatori in Europa, grazie anche alle sale Europa Cinemas presenti in tutto il continente. Siamo molto orgogliosi di essere partner del Parlamento europeo fin dalla creazione del Premio LUX!"