JURY

5th Edition Jury 2014
DICK COOK
DICK COOK
Entertainment Industry Executive and Producer
Dick Cook has over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  As past chairman of The Walt Disney Studios he oversaw all areas of development, production, distribution and marketing for live-action and animated motion pictures from Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax.  Mr. Cook also served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed motion picture "42,” which told the life story of famed baseball player Jackie Robinson. His many honors include the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge’s George Washington Medal of Freedom; the Motion Picture Showmanship Award by the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild; "The Walt Disney Man of the Year Award” by Big Brothers Big Sisters; The Children’s Charity of Southern California Lifetime Achievement Award by Variety; and "Pioneer of the Year” by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  Mr. Cook sits on the Board of Governors for Legendary as well as the Academy ofMotion Pictures Arts and Sciences where he serves as treasurer.  He recently served as Chairman of KCET/Link, the largest public television station in the U.S. 
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JOHANNA VON FISCHER
JOHANNA VON FISCHER
Director of the British
Independent Film Awards
After training as an actor, Johanna went on to appear in various independent film and theatre projects. Apart from acting, she also worked as a personal development trainer for business corporations, and casting director for various independent film projects. In 2000, she was appointed press officer and administrator for Raindance Film Festival and training, moving on to become assistant producer for the British Independent Film Awards in 2001. In 2003, she became producer and then in 2006 Director of theBritish Independent Film Awards.
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NEŞET DERELİ
NEŞET DERELİ
Interactive Marketing & Communication
Manager at Turkish Airlines
Born in Ankara in 1973, Neşet Dereli attended Yükseliş College and Ankara Atatürk Lisesi before completing his degree in the Economics Department of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Starting a career in advertising even while still at university, Dereli has been an ad writer, creative director, agency general manager and agency president. The winner of various national and international advertising competitions, Dereli is also a Member of the Board of the Foundation of Creators of Advertising. An instructor of ad writing at Boğaziçi University since 2004, Neşet Dereli began as Turkish Airlines’ Brand and Digital Advertising Director and now continues at Turkish Airlines as Interactive Marketing Communications Director.
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TIM GEORGESON
TIM GEORGESON
Photographer, Filmmaker, Artist
Tim Georgeson is a multi-award-winning photographer, filmmaker and creative director whose experience shooting in war zones, punk squats, rock concerts, boudoirs, studios, and streets around the world, has given him unique insight into the human drama. Making everything from news to advertising to fashion emotionally moving, his approach has garnered him an international reputation for works that stir.

Tim’s advertising, artwork and environmental portraiture feature in The New York Times Magazine, Mare, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Colors, Code, Flaneur and many more magazines. His avant-garde, award-winning print campaigns shot with agencies and clients such as Converse, Heineken, KesselsKramer, 180, Springer and Jacoby, Taxi, Nikon, Olympus , Levis, Lee, Virgin Air, Fuji, WWF, IFAW, The United Nations and MSF, have been internationally featured. He has won numerous prizes, including World Press Photo, NY Festival, Cannes, Archive, Leica Cameras and PDN.

Tim's photos have been shown in solo and group exhibitions to critical acclaim, and been collected in private collections in Australia, France, Holland, Canada, Hong Kong and the United States, as well as in the permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery of Australia. He has exhibited work on Circus, Gypsies in the Balkans, refugees in Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Africa at Visa Pour L’image. His street-inspired films that capture youth culture zeitgeist have established a cult following. In 2010 Tim co-founded GuerrillaPop+MediaLab, a boutique media laboratory where he creative directs advertising campaigns, book ventures, design projects, editorials, exhibitions, music videos and film projects – and specializes in humanitarian causes.

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NICK RODDICK
NICK RODDICK
Film Journalist and Course Director,
MA Film Curating, London Film School
Nick Roddick taught film and theater at universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA before becoming a journalist in the early 1980s. After a stint with Stills Magazine in London he was editor of Cinema Papers in Australia from 1985-6, followed by a decade as a trade journalist as Editor of Screen International, then Moving Pictures International. He is the author of several books and currently runs Brighton-based consultancy company Split Screen. Additionally, he contributes regularly to Sight & Sound and the Evening Standard; is currently building Film File Europe, a pan-European database; and teaches an MA course in Film Curating jointly run by the London Film School and the London Consortium. 
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RICHARD RASKIN
RICHARD RASKIN
Co-founder of Multiplatform Storytelling
and Production
Born in New York in 1941, Richard Raskin teaches screen­writing and video production at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Short Film Studies, published in the UK. He has served as jury president at international film festivals in France, Belgium, India, Holland, Norway and Denmark, and frequently lectures on storytelling in the short film at film schools and film festivals in a number of countries.Two short films based on his screenplays – Promise (2010) and Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto (2012) – have been produced with funding from New Danish Screen and the latter film has won a number of awards at international film festivals. He is also co-founder of a new filmmaker education in Aarhus, called Multiplatform Storytelling and Production.
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RYAN HARRINGTON
RYAN HARRINGTON
Vice President of Artist Programs for
the Tribeca Film Institute
Ryan Harrington is VP of Artist Programs for the Tribeca Film Institute, where he provides over $2M in grants to documentary, cross platform and fiction storytellers, while developing filmmaker training labs and workshops world-wide. Throughout his tenure at TFI, he has supported over 200 films. Previously, Harrington managed production at A&E Indie Films, the theatrical documentary arm of the A&E Television Networks, where he championed the films American Teenand My Kid Could Paint That and the Oscar-nominated Murderball and Jesus Camp. He recently produced the Producer’s Guild nominated and IDA Award-winning A Place at the Table with Participant Media.
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4th Edition Jury 2012
DON HAHN
DON HAHN
Producer at Walt Disney
Don Hahn produced the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to receive a Best Picture Oscar® nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and to win a Golden Globe® for Best Picture. His next film, The Lion King, broke box office records all over the world to become the top-grossing traditionally animated film in Disney history and a long-running blockbuster Broadway musical. Hahn also served as associate producer on the landmark motion picture Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with Amblin’ Entertainment). His other films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the 2006 short, The Little Matchgirl, which earned Hahn his second Oscar® nomination.
He is currently developing the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie with director Tim Burton, and directing and producing several documentary projects. Hahn has also authored three books on the art of animation, including the 2008 book, The Alchemy of Animation, which provides the definitive account of how animated films are created in the modern age.
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JOHANNA VON FISCHER
JOHANNA VON FISCHER
Director of the British
Independent Film Awards
After training as an actor, Johanna went on to appear in various independent film and theatre projects. Apart from acting, she also worked as a personal development trainer for business corporations, and casting director for various independent film projects. In 2000, she was appointed press officer and administrator for  Raindance Film Festival and training, moving on to become assistant producer for the British Independent Film Awards in 2001. In 2003, she became producer and then in 2006 Director of the British Independent Film Awards.
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NICK RODDICK
NICK RODDICK
Film Journalist and Course Director,
MA Film Curating, London Film School
Nick Roddick taught film and theater at universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA before becoming a journalist in the early 1980s. After a stint with Stills Magazine in London he was editor of Cinema Papers in Australia from 1985-6, followed by a decade as a trade journalist as Editor of Screen International, then Moving Pictures International. He is the author of several books and currently runs Brighton-based consultancy company Split Screen. Additionally, he contributes regularly to Sight & Sound and the Evening Standard; is currently building Film File Europe, a pan-European database; and teaches an MA course in Film Curating jointly run by the London Film School and the London Consortium.
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DAVID GILMOUR
DAVID GILMOUR
Writer
David Gilmour is a novelist who has earned critical praise from literary figures as diverse as William Burroughs and Northrop Frye, and from publications as different as the New York Times to People Magazine. The author of six novels, he also hosted the award-winning Gilmour on the Arts. In 2005, his novel A Perfect Night to Go to China won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His next book, TheFilm Club, was a finalist for the 2008 Charles Taylor Prize. It became an international bestseller, and has sold over 200,000 copies in Germany and over 100,000 copies in Brazil. He lives in Toronto with his wife Tina Gladstone.
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3rd Edition Jury 2011
DON HAHN
DON HAHN
Producer at Walt Disney
Don Hahn produced the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to receive a Best Picture Oscar® nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and to win a Golden Globe® for Best Picture. His next film, The Lion King, broke box office records all over the world to become the top-grossing traditionally animated film in Disney history and a long-running blockbuster Broadway musical. Hahn also served as associate producer on the landmark motion picture Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with Amblin’ Entertainment). His other films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the 2006 short, The Little Matchgirl, which earned Hahn his second Oscar® nomination.
He is currently developing the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie with director Tim Burton, and directing and producing several documentary projects. Hahn has also authored three books on the art of animation, including the 2008 book, The Alchemy of Animation, which provides the definitive account of how animated films are created in the modern age.
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MICHEL REILHAC
MICHEL REILHAC
Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma
Michel Reilhac is executive director of ARTE France Cinéma and head of acquisitions for Cinema with ARTE France.
In 1998 he directed All Alike, his first documentary. On request of Canal + TV, he made To Be a Man in 1999, and in year 2000 he directed for Arte, Kenya Islands. On the same year, he created Melange, a films production company based in France. He produced the feature film Cry Woman, from the Chinese director Liu Bing Jian which was a part of the section Un certain regard of the Cannes Festival, 7 days, 7 nights by Cuban director Joel Cano, and The Good Old Naughty Days (which he directed) was presented in the Filmmakers Fortnight of the same festival.
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JOHANNA VON FISCHER
JOHANNA VON FISCHER
Director of the British Independent Film Awards
After training as an actor, Johanna went on to appear in various independent film and theatre projects. Apart from acting, she also worked as a personal development trainer for business corporations, and casting director for various independent film projects. In 2000, she was appointed press officer and administrator for Raindance Film Festival and training, moving on to become assistant producer for the British Independent Film Awards in 2001. In 2003, she became producer and then in 2006 Director of the British Independent Film Awards.
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NICK RODDICK
NICK RODDICK
Film Journalist and Course Director, MA Film Curating, London Film School
Nick Roddick taught film and theater at universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA before becoming a journalist in the early 1980s. After a stint with Stills Magazine in London he was editor of Cinema Papers in Australia from 1985-6, followed by a decade as a trade journalist as Editor of Screen International, then Moving Pictures International. He is the author of several books and currently runs Brighton-based consultancy company Split Screen. Additionally, he contributes regularly to Sight & Sound and the Evening Standard; is currently building Film File Europe, a pan-European database; and teaches an MA course in Film Curating jointly run by the London Film School and the London Consortium.
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HARUN TEKİN
HARUN TEKİN
Singer and Song Writer
Born 1977 in the Turkish capital Ankara. His 200 university graduation with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Boğaziçi University were preceded by his 1996 graduation from Deutsche Schule (German High School) Istanbul, where he co-founded the seminal rock band Mor ve Ötesi which he fronts as singer/guitar player to date. He is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Turkish rock music scene, as well as a renowned opinion leader, active in various areas of social responsibility and socio-cultural thought.
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2nd Edition Jury 2010
DOUWE DRAAISMA
DOUWE DRAAISMA
Philosopher
(1953) graduated in psychology and philosophy at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He then moved on to the University of Utrecht, where he wrote a dissertation on the metaphorical nature of the language of memory (De Metaforenmachine, 1993, translated as Metaphors of Memory. A History of Ideas about the Mind, Cambridge University Press, 2000, (see books www.douwedraaisma.nl. After his return to the University of Groningen in 1993 he directed his attention to the history of the notion of precision in early experimental psychology (The Age of Precision: F. C. Donders and the Measurement of Mind, see books) and autobiographical memory (Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes Our Past) His other main publications are on the Dutch psychologist-philosopher Heymans (1857-1930), William James, the history of time measurement, and history of neurology. The Van der Leeuw-Lecture 2002 by novelist Ian McEwan was followed by a comment by Draaisma. In 1990 the Dutch Psychological Association awarded Draaisma the Heymans Award for his work on the history of psychology. The book on autobiographical memory won him several scientific and literary awards. Draaisma is professor in the history of psychology at the University of Groningen.
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LIZ ROSENTHAL
LIZ ROSENTHAL
Founder and Director of Power to the Pixel
An early advocate and pioneer of digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz is a digital film and media expert. She is the Founder and Director of Power the Pixel powertothepixel.com an organization helping international filmmakers, industry, government and festivals make the transition to a cross-media digital age. Its services include consultancy, training and events, as well as information and analysis of the changing international market. PTTP organizes the ground-breaking Cross-Media Film Forum during The Times BFI London Film Festival. This event connects the film industry with key innovators of the digital revolution, pioneering new models of storytelling, finance and distribution, in a conference, a think tank and a cross-media project forum called the Pixel Pitch. One of Liz’s clients is the UK Film Council where she is Digital Distribution Strategy Advisor ukfilmcouncil.org.uk Liz was the Programme Director of Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit, www.digimart.org in Montréal. She is also the founder of Earthly Delights Films, a production company that develops independent media projects. She is one of the producers of feature film The Trouble With Men and Women which was released in the US through The Independent Film Channel and has launched online animation project and series, Marsipan, www.marsipan.co.uk. Liz set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Their award winning films include Christopher Nolan's Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam ’99, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard ’99), Joe Carnahan's Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis' Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’01), David and Laurie Shapiro's Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (Special Jury Award, Amsterdam ’00), Amir Bar-Lev's Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary ’00), Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’00, Academy Award nomination ’01).
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BART RUTTEN
BART RUTTEN
Curator at Stedelijk Museum
Bart Rutten, art historian, is since 2008 collection curator for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam www.stedelijkindestad.nl. His field of expertise is film and video art. He worked before at the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (SM’s, 2005-2008) www.sm-s.nl where he curated several group shows and solo’s with artists working with video, and at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk, formally known as Montevideo, 1998 - 2005) www.nimk.nl as head of the presentation department. Besides his position at the Stedelijk he is in several advisory boards (the One Minute foundation) www.theoneminutes.org and was guest lecturer on the subject of the history of video art at several art schools and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. Currently he is working on presentation of the famous art collection in the new Stedelijk in the end of 2010.
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CHRISTOPHER BURTT
CHRISTOPHER BURTT
Global Signage Product Manager for Thomson Reuters
Christopher Burtt is the Global Signage Product Manager for Thomson Reuters thomsonreuters.com based in their Times Square office. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Christopher joined Reuters in 2000 after earning his MBA from Columbia Business School. Initially serving in the project management group, he worked with a wide range of groups including equities, commodities and energy, customer relationship management (Siebel) and media. For media, he helped to deploy the first Reuters product on Microsoft Media Center. In 2005, digital signage grew large enough that it became his sole responsibility, and was moved into the global marketing team. In 2008, Reuters was acquired by Thomson to form Thomson Reuters, which meant additional locations for digital signage, and additional content from legal and health division. Christopher is responsible for Thomson Reuters digital signage offerings. The largest deployment is Infopoint, a network of over 300 screens located in 40+ countries. Infopoint displays Reuters News and other information in Thomson Reuters buildings, client sites and other public areas. Thomson Reuters also has several large exterior digital signs in London, New York, Singapore, Toronto and Beijing. He is co-chair of the Thomson Reuters LGBT Employee Network in New York.
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BERKUN OYA
BERKUN OYA
Writer and Director
Berkun Oya was born in 1977. He graduated from the M.S.U. State Conservatory Department of Theater in 1998. The same year he founded the Krek Theater Company. Since then the company performs plays written and directed by Berkun Oya. Among these plays are ''Adamlar'' (The Men), ''Op'la Zo'nun Dramı'' (Tragedy of Op and Zo), ''Yangın Duası'' (Prayer for Fire) and ''Bayrak'' (Flag). For his work in theater he was awarded many times as a director and mostly as a playwright. "Happy New Year - London” is the first feature film written and directed by Berkun Oya which was released at the end of 2007. The film has also participated to European Independent Film Festival in 2008 as the opening film of the festival. Berkun Oya has also received with the film, the Best Director award in Strasbourg International Film Festival. He is continuing his preparations for his second feature film "Happy New Year - Bolvadin” Berkun Oya lives in Istanbul and still works as a writer and director.
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1st Edition Jury 2009
PATRICIA BECKMANN WELLS
PATRICIA BECKMANN WELLS
School and OutReach Relations \ Walt Disney Animation Studios
Patricia Beckmann Wells studied cinema and animation at the University of Southern California. After the graduation she worked at Philips Media and Warner Digital as an animator. For many years she’s been working as a manager companies like Film Roman and DreamWorks as Head of Training and Development and chair of new department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of three Animation textbooks on Maya for Modeling and Animation. Currently Patricia is responsible for all global school and outreach relations for the Walt Disney Animation Studios and also traveling the world to visit film festivals and schools in search of the best artistic talents.
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KEES BRIENEN
KEES BRIENEN
Curator \ Film Festival Rotterdam
After traveling the globe for many years, Kees Brienen started studying filmmaking at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. At the same time he started organizing film-events focussing on new developments in the language of moving images. After his graduation he continued organizing film-festivals and film-events for many different organizations but mainly at pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, where he has also been responsible for programs related to the visual arts, electronic music and new media for 6 years. For a number of years he has been selecting films for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and he has been working as a program curator for the International Film Festival Rotterdam for 3 years. Currently he is working as an amateur but passionate filmmaker on his first feature film...
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ÜMİT ÜNAL
ÜMİT ÜNAL
Director
Ümit Ünal is a film director, screenwriter and author. Born in 1965 in Turkey and graduated from 9 Eylül University, TV-Cinema Department in 1985. He is the scriptwriter for eight Turkish feature films including Teyzem (My Aunt) (1986), Hayallerim, Aşkım ve Sen (My Dreams, My Love and You) (1987), Berlin in Berlin (1993). He has published one book of stories and two novels. He has been working as a TV commercials director since 1996. His first feature film as a director is 9 (2002), which won many awards in various film festivals and was the Official Turkish Entry for the 2003 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He wrote Anlat İstanbul and directed with other 4 director in 2004. Currently he wrote and directed Ara in 2007 and Gölgesizler in 2008.
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AMYRA BUNYARD
AMYRA BUNYARD
Producer
Originally trained as a classical musician Amyra Bunyard has always had a passion for performing and visual arts. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, before going back to Cornwall to gain a broadcasting degree at Falmouth College of Art and Design. 10 years of working extensively in film and television, having made pop promos, documentaries, dramas and commercials for the likes of Disney and HSI London. In 2007 she set up her own company with her musician partner, creating their first commercial project for celebrated fashion designer Aitor Throup & Showstudio, complete with an original soundtrack recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Amyra is currently working as a producer for a leading digital out of home network, while producing her first feature.
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IVAN CLARK
IVAN CLARK
Director of Digital and Creative Solutions \ Kinetic Worldwide
Ivan has worked at Kinetic since October 2005. In that time he has established Kinetic’s credentials as a key player in digital Out-of-Home, and has carried out ground-breaking research into the effectiveness and best use of the medium. He is also responsible for advising Kinetic clients on best practice in creativity and how to use new and innovative technologies to enhance their out-of-home campaigns. He has also spent five years at Optimad Media Systems and completed a ten year stint at MediaCom. During a break from ad land he spent two years producing comedy and theatrical shows on the fringe circuit, including the Edinburgh festival.
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