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Lluís Galter (Spain)
Born 1983 in Figueres, Spain. After earning his B.S. in Audiovisual Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Lluís Galter has written and directed several short films, two of them during his stay at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. CARACREMADA (2010), his first feature film, had its world premiere at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and won the CROSSING EUROPE Award European Competition 2011. Films (Selected): HOMENAJE A CALDERS (Homage to Calders, 2003, short), AVENTURAS Y DESVENTURAS DEL ACORDEÓN QUE DIJO BASTA (Adventures and misadventures of the accordion that said that's enough, 2004, doc), BERLÍN. NUEVA SINFONÍA EN 326 POSTALES (2005, doc), KAPR (2005, doc), LA RÀDIO DE KIRK DOUGLAS (2007, short), CARACREMADA (2010; CE '11).

Roman Gutek (Poland)
Born 1958, studied management and anthropology of cinema in Warsaw and was an active member of student film clubs in in the 1980s. In 1985, he founded the Warsaw Film Festival and served as director of the event until 1992. In 1994, he established Gutek Film, which is now one of the leading art house film distributors in Poland. For the past 12 years, Gutek has been the director of New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, currently the biggest film festival in Poland. In 2010, he created the American Film Festival, which focuses on showcasing American independent films.

Camille Rousselet (France)
Born 1982, she joined Loic Magneron’s international sales company Wide Management in 2005 after graduating from Cinema University in Paris, France. She developed the Festivals Department, closely working together with the Sales Department. As Head of Festivals at WIDE Management for more than 5 years, Camille has been in touch with directors of all the major festivals worldwide. In 2011/2012, she was handling the project EYE ON FILMS, an initiative for the promotion of first feature films in Europe and third countries. Since April 2012 she is representing the interests of several producers on international markets as an independent consultant.


Birgit Gudjonsdottir (Iceland/Germany)
Born 1962 in Reykjavik, attended the Höhere Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna, department for photography, from 1979 till 1984. She then worked as a camera assistant for nine years. Since 1992 she is a director of photography, and has teached at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and at Film and Television University "Konrad Wolf" (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

Oleg Novković (Serbia)
Oleg Novković is one of the most important new Serbian filmmakers. His sensitive portrayals of ex-Yugoslavia’s “lost generation” have won him the attention of international film festivals and audiences. His most recent film BELI BELI SVET (White White World, 2010) premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2010, where it won the Golden Leopard for Best Lead Actress. In Linz, it won the CROSSING EUROPE New Vision Award powered by Silhouette 2011.
Films (Selected): KAZI ZASTO ME OSTAVI (1993), NORMALNI LJUDI (Normal People, 2001), SUTRA UJUTRU (Tomorrow Morning, 2006; CE '07), BELI, BELI SVET (White White World, 2010; CE '11).

Stella Rollig (Austria)
Born 1960 in Vienna, is the director of the Museums of the City of Linz and artistic director of the LENTOS Art Museum Linz. Art journalist and curator. Several teaching assignments, numerous publications. Solo exhibitions she has shown at LENTOS include Darren Almond, Monika Oechsler, Matt Mullican, Edgar Arceneaux and Charles Gaines, Lois and Franziska Weinberger, Michaela Melián, Asta Gröting, Mathilde ter Heijne and Markus Schinwald.



Eva af Geijerstam (Sweden)
Swedish film critic and journalist, has worked actively with film, as well as for Swedish public service television and radio, before joining the Swedish morning daily "Dagens Nyheter", where she has been a film critic since 1974. She lectures on film criticism at Stockholm University and has published several books.

Bernhard Lichtenberger (Austria) 
Born 1963 in Altheim (Upper Austria), grew up in Linz and began his work as a journalist in 1985. He is working for the newspaper O ÖNachrichten since 1987. Since 1996 he works in the culture section, with an emphasis on the fields of film, television, media and music. Head of the culture department since 2007.

Oscar Peyrou (Argentina/Spain)
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Is a writer and film critic and lives in Spain. He works for the Spanish National Press Agency EFE. Currently he is the president of the Spanish Association of Film Critics. He has been a member of FIPRESCI and FEDEORA juries at several international film festivals.




Simone Boria (Great Britain/Austria)
Lecturer for Film and Media Art at the Art University Linz. Born in Manchester, studied fashion and costume design and fine art and art theory. Scenic artist for various film and theater productions. Numerous projects in the field of interculture, media and art. Lives and works in Linz since 2007.


Jeton Budima (Kosovo)
Born in Prishtina, studied Theater/Film Directing at Prishtina University. Budima teaches Photography and Film and has been a jury member at numerous festivals. He is also a screenwriter, a film critic for daily newspapers and directed short films, documentary films, television movies and theater shows.

Dean Kotiga (Croatia)
Born in Motovun, Croatia. Is a member of the Croatian Society of Film Critics, FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) and FEDEORA. He has participated in many festival juries and is a program advisor for Kratkofil Plus, a short film festival held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2012.


Brigitta Burger-Utzer (Österreich)
Born 1960 in Vienna, studied theater studies and photography; degree from the Kepler University Linz in culture management. Co-founded sixpackfilm (organization for the distribution of Austrian art films and videos; together with Lisl Ponger, Martin Arnold, Alexander Horwath and Peter Tscherkassky) in 1990, managing director since 1992. Conceptualization and/or organization of film screenings in Vienna and in conjunction with international festivals. Since 1994 responsible for the series “IN PERSON: International Artists of the Avantgarde Present Their Work for Discussion”.

Jürgen Hagler (Austria)
Studied at the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz. Professor for Computer Animation and Animation Studies at the Department for Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg. Since 2009 co curator of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival.

Ella Raidel (Österreich)
Born 1970, doctorate from the Art University Linz, has lived and worked in Berlin and Taipei. Raidel is a video artist and filmmaker, has presented her work at international video and film festivals and in exhibitions. Her dissertation “Subversive Realitäten- Tsai Ming-Liang und seine Filme” has been published by Schüren Verlag (2011). Raidel received the CROSSING EUROPE Award Local Artist 2011 for SUBVERSES CHINA IN MOZAMBIQUE, and in 2010 for SLAM VIDEO MAPUTOFilms (Selected): SLAM VIDEO MAPUTO (2009; CE '10), SUBVERSES CHINA IN MOZAMBIQUE (2010; CE' 11), PLAY LIFE SERIES (2011; CE '12).