Jury of the past editions
Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Film Critic
Director and screenwriter, Olivier Assayas is one of the most important authors of the french cinema post-Nouvelle Vague.
Film Director, Writer and Producer
For the first time present in Portugal, Dash is one of the filmmakers associated to the L.A. Rebellion movement, also known as Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers: a generation of filmmakers from the 60s to the 80s of UCLA.
Joana Ribeiro is a young Portuguese actress best known for her roles in films.
Director, Screewriter and Producer
Director, screewriter and producer, Vigas was born in Venezuela and lives in Mexico City.
Writer, Journalist and Screenwriter
Writer, journalist and screenwriter, Dana Vachon has written with Jim Carrey the novel Memoirs and Misinformation.
Filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and musician
Filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and musician, Emir Kusturica was born in Sarajevo, in 1954. His unique filmography is a celebration of life and cinema.
One of the most important novelists of our time, J.M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9th, 1940.
Director, screenwriter and producer
Her name is frequently associated with a group of young German directors known as the Berlin School - Berliner Schule.
Granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin and great-granddaughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill, Dolores Chaplin belongs to a long lineage of artists.
Ana Luísa Amaral
Poet, Writer, University Professor and Translator
Poet, writer, university professor and translator, Ana Luísa Amaral has received multiple awards throughout her career.
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.