O júri LUX conta com produtores, distribuidores, operadores de cinema, diretores de festivais, críticos de cinema e um representante do Eurimages, o fundo de apoio cultural do Conselho da Europa.
Integra sempre o júri, como membro ex officio, um representante do filme vencedor da edição anterior. Um representante da Comissão Europeia/Programa Europa Criativa também está sempre presente na qualidade de observador.
O presidente honorário do júri LUX em 2022, é Mike Downey, presidente da EFA.

A Comissão da Cultura e da Educação do Parlamento Europeu aprova os membros do júri.

Saiba mais sobre o processo de seleção.

Mike Downey

Mike Downey

Presidente honorário do LUX - Prémio Europeu do Público para o Cinema, presidente da European Film Academy

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

Produtor cinematográfico e ativista irlandês, Mike Downey fundou, no ano 2000, a produtora independente Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), sediada em Londres e Dublim. Desde então, participou na produção de cerca de uma centena de longas-metragens.

Ao longo da sua carreira, relativamente breve, como produtor cinematográfico, colaborou com cineastas como Peter Greenaway, Agnieszka Holland, Julien Temple, Pawel Pawlikowski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juraj Jakubisko, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Michel Franco e Stephen Daldry, e com outros realizadores de toda a Europa, da América do Sul, de África e da Índia.

Os seus trabalhos mais recentes incluem projetos com escritores de renome, como James Ellroy, o falecido Günter Grass, Thomas Keneally (A Lista de Schindler) e Colm Toibin. Mike Downey colaborou também com Rebecca Lenkiewicz, coargumentista de Ida, Shane Smith, fundador e diretor executivo de VICE Media, e com realizadores tão diferentes como Volker Schloendorff, Mohsen Makhmalbaf e Julien Temple.

Muitas das suas produções foram sucessos de bilheteira, tendo recebido mais de 250 prémios nos principais festivais de cinema, nomeadamente de Cannes, Berlim, Toronto, Sundance, San Sebastián e Tóquio.

Mike Downey é membro do conselho de administração da European Film Academy há quase 20 anos e, após seis anos como vice-presidente, assumiu a sua presidência em 2020, trabalhando em conjunto com Wim Wenders, antigo presidente, e Agnieszka Holland, atual presidente da Academia. Em 2006, foi eleito membro do conselho da Academia Britânica das Artes Cinematográficas e da Televisão (BAFTA) e, em 2008, foi eleito para a comissão de cinema da BAFTA. É também membro do conselho de administração da White Ribbon Alliance, uma organização que visa reduzir as taxas de mortalidade perinatal nos países em desenvolvimento. Mike Downey foi membro de mais de vinte júris de festivais internacionais de cinema em todo o mundo, nomeadamente o Festival de Cinema de Saraievo, o Festival Internacional de Cinema do Rio de janeiro, o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cottbus, o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Varsóvia, o Festival de Cinema de Istambul, o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Montreal, o Festival de Cinema de Motovun, o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Sófia, o Festival Internacional de Cinema da Transilvânia, o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cracóvia e o Festival Internacional de Cinema de Zagrebe, durante o qual, em 2009, foi apresentada uma retrospetiva do seu trabalho na F&ME. Em 2014, foi nomeado produtor da década no Festival Internacional de Cinema de Fort Lauderdale, distinção que tinha sido atribuída anteriormente a Ed Pressman e Robert Evans. No Festival de Cinema de Praga em 2015, a sua obra como produtor foi igualmente homenageada.

Em 2020, a Universidade de Warwick, onde estudou, distingui-o com o Doutoramento Honoris Causa em Letras pelo seu trabalho e contributo para o teatro e cinema europeus.

Mike Downey reside entre o local de filmagens do seu filme mais recente, Notting Hill, Dublim e Ístria.

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

Diretora artística das Jornadas de Autor de Veneza

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Nascida em 1975, Gaia Furrer licenciou-se em História do Cinema pela Universidade La Sapienza de Roma. Trabalhou na Film Italia (Agência pública responsável pela promoção do cinema italiano no estrangeiro), como responsável por projetos nacionais e internacionais. Produziu curtas-metragens e uma longa-metragem e foi também programadora e consultora em diversos festivais de cinema. Desde 2004, é responsável pela programação do Noir in Festival. Colaboradora das Jornadas de Autor de Veneza desde a sua primeira edição como programadora e, posteriormente, como responsável pela programação, foi nomeada diretora artística deste evento em 2020.

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 within tech, fashion and entertainment. Previously at adidas, Google and Netflix, Ibtisam has also worked as an Industry Lead and lecturer at Creative Business School Hyper Island.

Ibtisam is currently Global Marketing Director at MUBI 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

Programadora do Festival Internacional de Cinema de Karlovy Vary

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Nascida em Praga, Lenka Tyrpáková licenciou-se em Línguas russa e ucraniana pela Faculdade de Letras e de Filosofia da Universidade Carolina. Posteriormente, frequentou o curso de Estudos Russos e do Leste Europeu na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais. Em 2005, juntou-se à equipa do Festival Internacional de Cinema de Karlovy Vary e trabalha, desde então, no Departamento de Programação. É membro do comité de seleção e programadora responsável pela competição East of the West, que se centra nos primeiros e segundos filmes de realizadores da Europa Central e Oriental, da Turquia, da Grécia e do Médio Oriente. Também participa na seleção de projetos para a plataforma cinematográfica Eastern Promises do Festival de Karlovy Vary. Desde 2008, Lenka Tyrpáková tem trabalhado igualmente como programadora no Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Praga e noutros festivais. Além disso, também ajuda a descobrir talentos para o Instituto MIDPOINT.

 

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

Observadora

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

Programa Europa Criativa, Direção-Geral das Redes de Comunicação, Conteúdos e Tecnologias da Comissão Europeia
Fatima Djoumer

Fatima Djoumer

Observadora

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

Desde 1993, Fatima Djoumer é diretora de Relações Internacionais e de Eventos na Europa Cinemas, organizando conferências da rede, programas de desenvolvimento de audiências, seminários sobre inovação, bem como coordenando a marca Europa Cinemas. Europa Cinemas é uma rede de salas de cinema que apoia a circulação de filmes europeus fora do seu país de origem e promove atividades de desenvolvimento de audiências, com especial destaque para a sensibilização dos jovens públicos para os filmes europeus. A rede reúne 1 216 cinemas (um total de 3 131 salas de cinema) em 738 cidades de 43 países.

«O recém-criado LUX Prémio do Público permitirá chegar a novos públicos na Europa, nomeadamente com a ajuda das salas de cinema Europa Cinemas em todo o nosso continente. Estamos muito orgulhosos de ser parceiros do Parlamento Europeu desde a criação deste prémio!»