Porotu LUX tvoria producenti, distribútori, prevádzkovatelia kín, riaditelia festivalov a filmoví kritici a tiež zástupcovia fondu Rady Európy na podporu kultúry Eurimages.
Zástupca víťazného filmu, ktorý získal cenu LUX za predchádzajúci rok, je členom poroty ex officio. Členom poroty je v úlohe pozorovateľa aj zástupca Európskej komisie/programu Kreatívna Európa.
Čestným predsedom poroty LUX pre rok 2022 je Mike Downey, predseda EFA.

Členov poroty každý rok schvaľuje Výbor Európskeho parlamentu pre kultúru a vzdelávanie.

Viac o výberovom procese sa dozviete tu.

Mike Downey

Mike Downey

Čestný predseda LUX – Európskej filmovej ceny publika, predseda Európskej filmovej akadémie

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

Mike Downey je írsky filmový producent a aktivista, ktorý v roku 2000 založil nezávislú produkčnú spoločnosť Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) so sídlom v Dubline a Londýne a má na konte približne 100 celovečerných filmov.

Počas svojej pomerne krátkej kariéry filmového producenta spolupracoval s umelcami, ako sú Peter Greenaway, Agnieszka Holland, Julien Temple, Pawel Pawlikowski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juraj Jakubisko, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Michel Franco a Stephen Daldry, ako aj s množstvom ďalších režisérov z celej Európy, Južnej Ameriky, Afriky a Indie.

V poslednom období spolupracoval ako filmár na projektoch s velikánmi zo sveta literatúry, napríklad s Jamesom Ellroyom, zosnulým Günterom Grassom, Thomasom Keneallym (Schindlerov zoznam) a Colmom Toibinom. Spolupracoval aj so scenáristkou snímky Ida Rebeccou Lenckiewiczovou, zakladateľom skupiny VICE a generálnym riaditeľom Shanom Smithom, ale aj s režisérmi, napríklad s Volkerom Schloendorffom, Mohsenom Makhmalbafom a Julienom Templom.

Filmy, ktoré Mike Downey produkoval, nemali úspech len v kinách. Získali tiež viac ako 250 ocenení na najvýznamnejších filmových festivaloch, a to napríklad v Cannes, Berlíne, Toronte, na festivale Sundance, na festivaloch v San Sebastiane, Tokiu a na mnohých ďalších.

Mike Downey je už takmer 20 rokov členom správnej rady Európskej filmovej akadémie a po šiestich rokoch vo funkcii podpredsedu sa v roku 2020 stal jej predsedom. Spolupracoval pritom s bývalým prezidentom Wimom Wendersom a následne so súčasnou prezidentkou Agnieszkou Hollandovou. V roku 2006 bol zvolený do rady Britskej akadémie filmového a televízneho umenia (BAFTA) a v roku 2008 do filmového výboru BAFTA. Downey je tiež správcom White Ribbon Alliance – významnej celosvetovej organizácie, ktorej cieľom je zníženie miery úmrtnosti pri pôrodoch v krajinách rozvojového sveta. Pôsobil vo viac ako 20 medzinárodných porotách na filmových festivaloch na celom svete, ako sú napríklad Sarajevský filmový festival, Medzinárodný filmový festival v Rio de Janeiro, Medzinárodný filmový festival v Cottbuse, Varšavský medzinárodný filmový festival, Filmový festival v Istanbule, Medzinárodný filmový festival v Montreale, Filmový festival v Motovune, Medzinárodný filmový festival v Sofii, Transylvánsky medzinárodný filmový festival, Medzinárodný filmový festival v Krakove a Medzinárodný filmový festival v Záhrebe, na ktorom bola v roku 2009 prezentovaná retrospektíva jeho dovtedajšej práce v rámci F&ME. V roku 2014 získal na Medzinárodnom filmovom festivale vo Fort Lauderdale cenu Producent desaťročia a pripojil sa tak k dvom predchádzajúcim držiteľom tejto ceny Edovi Pressmanovi a Robertovi Evansovi. Jeho práca bola ocenená aj na filmovom festivale v Prahe, kde mu ako producentovi vzdali hold v roku 2015.

V roku 2020 jeho alma mater, Warwick University, oznámila, že mu bude udelený titul doctor honoris causa, D.Litt., za celoživotné dielo a prínos k európskemu divadlu a kinematografii.

Keď práve nenakrúca film, žije striedavo v Notting Hill, v Dubline a na Istrii.

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

Umelecká riaditeľka Giornate Degli Autori

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Gaia Furrer sa narodila v roku 1975 a vyštudovala dejiny kinematografie na univerzite La Sapienza v Ríme. Spolupracovala s verejnou agentúrou Film Italia, ktorá propaguje taliansku kinematografiu v zahraničí, ako kurátorka na príprave národných a medzinárodných projektov. Vytvorila niekoľko krátkych a celovečerných filmov. Pracovala aj na tvorbe programov a pôsobila ako konzultantka pre niekoľko filmových festivalov. Od roku 2004 pracuje ako vedúca tvorby programov pre Noir in Festival. Od prvého ročníka festivalu Giornate degli Autori zostavovala jeho program, neskôr sa stala jeho programovou riaditeľkou a v roku 2020 bola vymenovaná za jeho novú umeleckú riaditeľku.

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

Zodpovedná za tvorbu filmového programu na Medzinárodnom filmovom festivale Karlove Vary

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Lenka Tyrpáková sa narodila v Prahe. Po štúdiu ruského a ukrajinského jazyka absolvovala štúdium na Filozofickej fakulte Karlovej univerzity. Potom študovala ruské a východoeurópske štúdie na Fakulte spoločenských vied. V roku 2005 sa stala členkou tímu Medzinárodného filmového festivalu Karlove Vary (MFF KV) a odvtedy pracuje na programovom oddelení. Je členkou výberovej komisie a zodpovedá za tvorbu programu súťaže East of the West, ktorá sa zameriava na debutové a druhé filmy zo strednej a východnej Európy, z Turecka, Grécka a Blízkeho východu. V rámci KVIFF sa podieľa aj na výbere projektov pre odvetvovú platformu East Promises. Od roku 2008 sa tiež podieľa na zostavovaní programu festivalu krátkych filmov v Prahe a niekoľkých ďalších festivalov. Vyhľadáva nové talenty pre inštitút 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

ObserverPozorovateľka

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

Európska komisia, Kreatívna Európa – Generálne riaditeľstvo pre komunikačné siete, obsah a technológie

Fatima Djoumer

Fatima Djoumer

Pozorovateľka

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

Fatima Djoumer začala pracovať pre Europa Cinemas v roku 1993 ako vedúca oddelenia medzinárodných vzťahov a podujatí a organizuje konferencie, programy na rozvoj publika a inovačné laboratóriá a koordinuje značku Europa Cinemas. Europa Cinemas je sieť kín, ktorá podporuje šírenie európskych filmov mimo ich krajiny pôvodu a činnosti zamerané na rozvoj publika so zameraním na zvyšovanie záujmu mladých divákov o európske filmy. Do siete je zapojených 1 216 členských kín (s 3 131 kinosálami) v 738 mestách v 43 krajinách.

„Nová filmová cena LUX dokáže zapojiť a osloviť väčšie publikum v Európe, a to aj s pomocou siete kín Europa Cinemas na celom našom kontinente. Sme veľmi hrdí, že sme partnermi Európskeho parlamentu od samotného vzniku LUX!“