Sestavljajo jo producenti, distributerji, kinematografski operaterji, direktorji festivalov in filmski kritiki ter predstavnik sklada Sveta Evrope za kulturno podporo Eurimages.
Po uradni dolžnosti je njen član predstavnik filma, ki je nagrado prejel prejšnje leto. Kot opazovalec sodeluje predstavnik Evropske komisije/programa Ustvarjalna Evropa.
Častni predsednik žirije LUX 2022 je predsednik European Film Academy Mike Downey.

Člane žirije vsako leto potrdi Odbor Evropskega parlamenta za kulturo in izobraževanje.

Več podrobnosti o izbirnem postopku.

Mike Downey

Mike Downey

Častni predsednik evropske filmske nagrade občinstva LUX, predsednik Evropske filmske akademije

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

Mike Downey je irski filmski producent in aktivist. Leta 2000 je ustanovil neodvisno produkcijsko hišo Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) s sedežem v Dublinu in Londonu. Kot producent se je doslej podpisal pod približno 100 celovečernih filmov.

V svoji razmeroma kratki karieri filmskega producenta je ustvarjal skupaj z osebnostmi, kot so Peter Greenaway, Agnieszka Holland, Julien Temple, Pawel Pawlikowski, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juraj Jakubisko, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Michel Franco in Stephen Daldry, pa tudi z mnogimi drugimi režiserji iz vse Evrope, Južne Amerike, Afrike in Indije.

V zadnjem času je kot soustvarjal predvsem projekte, pri katerih je sodeloval z legendarnimi pisatelji, kot so James Ellroy, pokojni Günter Grass, Thomas Keneally (Schindlerjev seznam) in Colm Toibin. Sodeloval je tudi s scenaristko filma Ida, Rebecco Lenckiewicz, Shaneom Smithom, ustanoviteljem in izvršnim direktorjem skupine VICE Group, ter pestro paleto režiserjev, kot so Volker Schloendorff, Mohsen Makhmalbaf in Julien Temple.

Produciral je kar nekaj prodajnih uspešnic, njegovi filmi pa so prejeli tudi več kot 250 nagrad na večini največjih filmskih festivalov, med drugim v Cannesu, Berlinu in Torontu, na festivalu Sundance, pa tudi na festivalih v San Sebastianu, Tokiu in drugod,

Downey je že skoraj dve desetletji član izvršnega odbora Evropske filmske akademije. Leta 2020 je, potem ko je bil šest let podpredsednik, skupaj z nekdanjim predsednikom akademije Wimom Wendersom in sedanjo predsednico Agnieszko Holland prevzel vodenje izvršnega odbora. Leta 2006 je bil izvoljen v svet Britanske akademije filmske in televizijske umetnosti (BAFTA), leta 2008 pa še v filmski odbor BAFTA. Downey je tudi poverjenik pomembne svetovne organizacije White Ribbon Alliance, ki si prizadeva zmanjšati umrljivost otrok med porodom v državah v razvoju. Bil je član več kot dvajsetih mednarodnih žirij na filmskih festivalih po vsem svetu, med drugim na filmskem festivalu v Sarajevu, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Rio de Janeiru, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Cottbusu, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Varšavi, filmskem festivalu v Istanbulu, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Montrealu, filmskem festivalu v Motovunu, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Sofiji, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Transilvaniji, mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Krakovu in mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Zagrebu, kjer je bila leta 2009 prikazana retrospektiva njegovega dela v produkcijski hiši F&ME. Leta 2014 je bil na mednarodnem filmskem festivalu v Fort Lauderdalu imenovan za producenta desetletja. S tem se je pridružil prejšnjima dobitnikoma Edu Pressmanu in Robertu Evansu. Na praškem filmskem festivalu leta 2015 so se poklonili njegovemu producentskemu delu.

Leta 2020 je Univerza v Warwicku, kjer je Downey študiral, napovedala, da bo za svoje vseživljenjsko delo ter prispevek k evropskemu gledališču in kinematografiji prejel častni doktorat.

Kadar ne snema novih filmov, je razpet med Notting Hillom, Dublinom in Istro.

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

Umetniška direktorica Dnevov avtorjev

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Gaia Furrer, rojena leta 1975, je diplomirala iz zgodovine filma na univerzi La Sapienza v Rimu. Za javno agencijo Film Italia, ki je zadolžena za promocijo italijanske kinematografije v tujini, vodi nacionalne in mednarodne projekte. V vlogi producentke je soustvarila nekaj kratkih filmov in celovečerec. Prav tako je za nekaj filmskih festivalov pripravila program in sodelovala kot svetovalka. Od leta 2004 dela kot programska vodja za Noir in Festival. Potem ko je od vsega začetka sodelovala pri beneških Dnevih avtorjev, najprej kot selektorica programa, nato pa kot programska vodja, je bila leta 2020 imenovana za umetniško direktorico.

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

Selektorica programa za mednarodni filmski festival v Karlovih Varih

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2022, 2023

Lenka Tyrpáková se je rodila v Pragi. Diplomirala je iz ruskega in ukrajinskega jezika na fakulteti za filozofijo in umetnost na Karlovi univerzi. Nato je na fakulteti za družbene vede študirala ruske in vzhodnoevropske študije. Leta 2005 se je pridružila ekipi, ki skrbi za program mednarodnega filmskega festivala v Karlovih Varih (KVIFF). Je članica izbirne komisije in selektorica programa, pristojna za tekmovanje East of the West, na katerem umetniki iz srednje in vzhodne Evrope, Turčije, Grčije in Bližnjega vzhoda predstavijo svoj prvi ali drugi film. Na festivalu KVIFF sodeluje tudi pri izbiri projektov za platformo Eastern Promises. Od leta 2008 oblikuje program festivala kratkih filmov v Pragi in več drugih festivalov. Istočasno za inštitut MIDPOINT odkriva nove talente.

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

Opazovalka

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

Evropska komisija, Ustvarjalna Evropa – generalni direktorat Evropske komisije za komunikacijska omrežja, vsebine in tehnologijo
Fatima Djoumer

Fatima Djoumer

Opazovalka

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

Fatima Djoumer se je organizaciji Europa Cinemas pridružila leta 1993 kot vodja oddelka za mednarodne odnose in prireditve. Skrbi za organizacijo konferenc mreže, programe za razvoj občinstva, inovacijske laboratorije ter blagovno znamko Europa Cinemas. Europa Cinemas je mreža kinematografov, ki podpira distribucijo evropskih filmov zunaj države izvora in dejavnosti za razvoj občinstva, posebej pa si prizadeva za evropske filme navdušiti mlado občinstvo. Mreža šteje 1216 kinematografov (s 3131 platni) v 738 mestih v 43 državah.

„Nova nagrada LUX bo – tudi po zaslugi mreže kinematografov Europa Cinemas, ki je razpredena po vsej celini – pritegnila in dosegla več gledalcev v Evropi. Res smo ponosni, da smo že vse od ustanovitve te nagrade partnerji Evropskega parlamenta.“