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Jury 62nd KFF

    International Documentary Competition

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      Till Brockman

      Chairman

      Born in 1966 in Switzerland. He has been a Film professor at the University of Zurich since 1997. His main research interests include documentary filmmaking, Asian cinema, film aesthetics and technology. He regularly works as a film critic and journalist. In 2013, he published a book on narrative and the history of slow motion. He has been a member of the selection committee and presenter of the Critics’ Week at the Locarno Film Festival since 2002 and its chief delegate since 2019. From 2011 to 2019 he served on the programme committee of the Duisburg Film Week.

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      Ohad Milstein

      Israel

      Born in 1973 in Israel. He is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and video artist. He studied directing at the Tel Aviv University. He teaches Cinema at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Among other works, he directed the award-winning film Summer Nights (2021), which will be screened at this year’s Krakow Film Festival. His work has a distinctive cinematic language that combines artistic and documentary cinema.

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      Christine Camdessus

      France

      She was born in 1961 in France. She was a lawyer and worked in finance. In 2001, she founded her own production company Algeria Production, which has proven very successful – over 60 creative documentaries it had produced were distributed to countries all over the world. She is a member of the European Documentary Network (EDN) and the European Film Academy (EFA). Since 2018, she is the managing and artistic director of the French festival FIPADOC.

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      Petrula Veljanovska

      She was born in Macedonia. She studied classical philology at The Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. For several years, she worked as an audio-visual translator at film festivals. Since 2009, she has been a programmer of short films and the kids and youth section at the Macedonian MakeDox festival and is also its PR manager.

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      Agnieszka Zwiefka

      Poland

      Born in 1978 in Poland. She is a documentary film director. Her film The Queen of Silence (2014) won over 20 awards at international film festivals, including the Silver Horn at the Krakow Film Festival. She works as an assistant professor at the University of Wroclaw, teaching documentary film directing. She is a member of the European Film Academy, EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network, and the Polish Filmmakers Association. She participated in international training programmes such as ESoDoc, DOK.Incubator, ScripTeast, and Berlinale Talents.

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International Short Film Competition

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    Juliusz Machulski

    Chairman
    Poland

    Born in 1955 in Poland. He is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. He graduated from the Łódź Film School and studied at Call-Arts (USA) in 1984-85. He is the founder and artistic director of ZEBRA Film Studio. He is a laureate of the Wyspiański Award (1985), the Chairman of the Cinematography Committee Award (1990), the Minister of Culture and Art Award (1998), and numerous other festival awards. Member of the European Film Academy (EFA).

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    Andrea Martignoni

    Italy

    He was born in 1961 in Italy. Lives in Berlin. He is a performer, freelance sound designer, and film animation historian. He created scores for short animated films made by artists from all over the world, including the famous street artist Blu and Italian illustrator Roberto Catani. He works with The Animation Workshop in Viborg, as well as with international festivals, giving masterclasses, workshops and lectures on topics related to animation and sound. Since 2020, he is the artistic director at the ANIMAPHIX International Animation Film Festival in Sicily.

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    Anita Reher

    Dennmark

    She comes from Denmark. She was Executive Director of The Flaherty in New York, and worked on creative documentary projects at the EU MEDIA Program. She co-founded the European Documentary Network (EDN), where she planned and coordinated pitches. She is currently the director of Nordisk Panorama, one of the most important film events in Scandinavia, which showcases Nordic documentaries and short films and also hosts the Short Film Pitch and Nordic Market & Conference. Nordisk Panorama facilitates industry networking and co-production opportunities between the Scandinavian countries and other European states.

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    Olga Lucovnicova

    Moldova

    She was born in 1991 in Moldova. She lives and works in Belgium. She is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, photographer, and researcher in the field of audio-visual arts. She studied cinematography at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chișinău, Moldova, and directing at DOC NOMADS. Her latest film My Uncle Tudor received the Golden Bear at the 71st Berlinale and the 2021 European Film Award for Best Short Film. Her style combines observational cinema with poetic elements, where human emotions and feelings are key factors.

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    Amer Salmeen Al Murry

    United Arab Emirates

    He comes from the United Arab Emirates. A screenwriter, director, and film producer. He graduated from the New York Film Academy in Abu Zabi. He is the founder and director of the Al Ain Film Festival. He worked as a television presenter and editor-in-chief of several magazines. His films were screened and awarded at numerous film festivals.

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National Competition

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    Piotr Stasik

    Chairman
    Poland

    Born in 1976. He is a director, cinematographer, and author of creative documentaries and feature films.  He graduated from the Wajda School and the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. His filmography includes titles such as Altered States of Conciousness (2020), Opera About Poland (2017), A Diary of a Journey (2013), The Last Day of Summer (2010) or 7 x Moscow (2005), which were screened and awarded at many festivals. In 2016, he was nominated for the European Film Award for his film 21 x New York. He participated in the College Cinema Biennale in Venice. Member of both the European and Polish Film Academy.

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    Kuba Mikurda

    Poland

    Born in 1981. He is a director, film researcher, head of the Institute of Art Studies and of the Film Essay Studio at the Łódź Film School. He worked as a film critic, journalist, and publisher. He has published Nie-całość. Žižek, Dollar, Zupančič (2015) and has edited, Wunderkamera. Kino Terry’ego Gilliama (2011) and Boro, l’ile d’amour. The Films of Walerian Borowczyk (together with Kamila Kuc and Michał Oleszczyk), among others. In 2018, he made his film debut – a feature-length documentary Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczy, and in 2021 he released the award-winning Escape to the Silver Globe.

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    Anna Sienkiewicz-Rogowska

    Poland

    She is a cultural manager. She graduated from the Cracow University of Economics and the Koźmiński University in Warsaw. From 2008 to 2015 she worked at the Polish Film Institute, where she headed the Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion Department. She was director of the National Film Archive from 2015 to 2017, and deputy director of the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute from 2017 to 2021, where she supervised the departments responsible for, among others: digitalisation of collections and film education. She has been an expert to the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport and a lecturer at UKSW and SWPS. Currently, she is the deputy director of the Museum of Warsaw.

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    Małgorzata Szyłak

    Poland

    Born in 1975. She is a cinematographer. She studied at the cinematography department at the Łódź Film School and also graduated in Art History at the University of Warsaw.  She was the cinematographer for documentaries and feature films which won numerous awards at festivals, including Anatomy by Ola Jankowska, Communion by Anna Zamęcka, Three Women and Wild Roses by Anna Jadowska, or End of the World by Monika Pawluczuk. She is a member of the European Film Academy and the Polish Society of Cinematographers.

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    Daria Kopiec

    Poland

    Born in 1983. She is a film and theatre director and cooperates with various cultural institutions. She graduated from the cinematography department at Łódź Film School (specialization: animation and film special effects), she also studied at the Directing Department of the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. For a few months she was an intern at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels – La Cambre in Brussels. Her filmography includes such films as: Your Own Bullshit (2020), First Time (2016), Cosmos (2016), or Gucio Enchanted (2015). In 2020, she received the Silver Hobby-Horse for best Polish animated film at the 60th Krakow Film Festival.

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International competition DocFilmMusic

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    Włodek Pawlik

    Chairman
    Poland

    He was born in 1958 in Poland. He is a composer and pianist and the only Grammy award winner in the history of Polish jazz. He is a graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, as well as of the Jazz Department at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. He received his doctorate in 2007 and a postdoctoral degree in 2017 at the Chopin University of Music, where he currently teaches improvisation. He won numerous awards for best jazz and film music. In 2021, he completed three poetry and music projects.

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    Roman Gutek

    Poland

    He was born in 1958 in Poland. He studied at the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw and at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1985, he created the Warsaw Film Festival. He is the founder and co-owner of Gutek Film, a film distribution company specialising in auteur cinema. He is the founder and director of the New Horizons International Film Festival and the American Film Festival , both held in Wroclaw. Also, he is a co-founder of Post Pxrn Film Festival Warsaw, which will take place on June 7-12, 2022. A member of the European Film Academy.

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    Robert Kirchhoff

    Slovakia

    Born in 1968 in Slovakia. He is a director, scriptwriter, and independent producer of award-winning Slovak and Czech documentaries. His films critically analyse current social phenomena. He studied documentary film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he is an associate professor and lecturer. He is also the founder and director of atelier.doc, an independent production organisation focusing primarily on producing documentary and TV films.

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FIPRESCI

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    Nino Kovačić

    Croatia

    He was born in Croatia. He is a freelance journalist, film festival programmer and contributor, and film educator. He has worked at various film festivals, including Animafest, ZagrebDox, Zagreb Film Festival, and 25fps. He also teaches film analysis at workshops intended for children and adolescents. As a film critic, he publishes in specialized film magazines and websites such as “Croatian Film Chronicles” and “Zona Filma”. As a member of FIPRESCI, he was a juror at Festroia, Jerusalem FF, Motovun FF, GoEast, and IDFA festivals.

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    Yun-Hua Chen

    Taiwan

    She studied linguistics and film in Taiwan, France and Scotland, where she obtained her PhD at the University of St Andrews. She is a freelance film researcher and contributing editor at Film International. She also publishes in “Cinephilia”, “Directory of World Cinema”, and “Journal of Chinese Cinemas”. Her monograph “Mosaic Space and Mosaic Auteurs” was published by Neofelis Verlag, Berlin. She has worked as director of the dokumentART festival, a film festival in Neubrandenburg, Germany, and a member of the selection committee at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.

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    Giuseppe Sedia

    Italy

    An Italian journalist born in France, living and working in Poland. He is a reporter for the Italian daily Il Manifesto and former editor of Krakow Post. He runs the website and film archive Kino Mania, which is entirely dedicated to Polish cinema. His articles and essays on film and visual arts have appeared in several magazines in Italy and abroad (“Cineforum”, “Film International”, “Sentieri Selvaggi”). He has been a member of FIPRESCI since 2013 and was a jury member at several international film festivals.

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Jury FICC

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    Eugene Dugan-Brause

    Great Britain
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    Ritesh Basak

    India
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    Karolina Nowacka

    Polska
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Student's jury

  • International Short Film Competition

    Mateusz Leśniak, Weronika Kapusta, Aleksandra Brzuzy

  • National Competition

    Katarzyna Burdek, Arkadiusz Hulbój

  • International Documentary Competition

    Jędrzej Kościński, Przemysław Kania, Krzysztof Strumiński

  • International Competition DocFilmMusic

    Monika Babińska, Paulina Gandor

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