Jury of the past editions
Writer and Director
Peter Handke is one of the leading figures of Austrian and German-language literature.
Director of the French Cinematheque
With a background in journalism and radio broadcasting, film critic Frédéric Bonnaud is the current director of the French Cinematheque.
Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Artist, Filmmaker
Cecilia Bengolea is an Argentinian multifaceted artist who translates her dance and performance practice through video, sculpture and installation.
Filmmaker, Visual Artist
Filmmaker and artist Gabriel Abrantes has produced and directed more than twenty award-winning short films, exhibited all over the world.
Art Curator, Writer
Neville Wakefield is an English art curator and writer who carries art into a new and creative environment outside of its conventional institutional context.
Maria João Pires
Born in Lisbon, Maria João Pires is one of the most important contemporary pianists.
Singer, composer, actress
Yasmine Hamdan is a lebanese singer, composer, songwriter and actress born in 1976.
Born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1974, Wagner Moura is a Brazilian actor, director, jornalist and musician.
Victoria Guerra is an award winner Portuguese actress.
Walter Salles is a Brazilian director of both documentaries and fiction whose works deal with such themes as travel and the search for identity.
A brilliant Argentinian pianist endowed with great technical mastery and a charismatic interpretative personality, Martha Argerich is unanimously considered by her peers to be the best pianist in the world.
Writer and director
Writer and director Jonathan Littell was born in New York in 1967, growing up in the United States and France.
Singer, songwriter and actress
Chrysta Bell is an american singer, songwriter and actress, known for her long standing musical partnership with David Lynch, who produced and co-wrote her first album, entitled This Train. Recently the two acted together in Lynch's series Twin Peaks: The
Pianist and conductor
Stephen Kovacevich is one of the most famous pianists and maestros in the world. Born in Los Angeles, Kovacevich made his debut performance in San Francisco aged 11, and at 18 moved to England to study under the wing of Myra Hess.
Working mostly in drawings, Queiroz starts from a post-surrealist or post-symbolist referential to create an eminently personal universe.
President of this year's Jury and director best known for movies that employed elements of horror and science fiction to vividly explore the disturbing intersections between technology, the human body, and subconscious desire.
Hungarian director and screenwriter is also a filmmaking professor at the University of Budapest.
Stage director and actress
One of the most challeging creators of the Portuguese theatre.
A novelist, playwright and short story writer, Hanan- al-Shaykh is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of the Arab world.
Japanese pianist with a vast repertoire that extends from the Classical and Romantic periods to contemporary works.
Greek poet and novelist whose originality and contemporariness are considered to have raised the bar for contemporary Greek fiction.
A pioneer in American Independent Cinema.
Daughter of pianists, Stéphanie Argerich stands out as a director, producer and photographer.
One of the most important choreographers and dancers in Portugal.
Marthe Keller (Basel, Switzerland) is the example of an artist who knows no geographical or artistic borders.
From Umbertide, in the Italian region of Umbria, Valentina Lodovini studied at the School of Dramatic Arts in Perugia and then moved to Rome
Born in the city of Lódz in Poland, director Jerzy Skolimowski has embodied versatile talents as a filmmaker, scriptwriter, poet, playwright, painter and actor
André Saraiva is a visual artist of Portuguese origin who began his career in the 80’s by spreading his graffiti art through the streets of Paris.
Stanislas Merhar is a French actor born in 1971. After studying piano for five years at l’École Normale de Musique de Paris, Stanislas Merhar began to study the art of gilding.
Daniel Rosenfeld (Buenos Aires) wanted to be a pianist composer, but ended up making films.
Actress and director, Lola Peploe was born in England and studied English and French Literature at Oxford University.
Sabine Azéma, French actress, was born in Paris, in 1949.