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Members of the International Jury
This competition gathers the best films of this year dealing with 21st century’s issues and challenges. Thanks to their unique view, these documentaries make us reflect on our relation to this planet. The international jury consists of famous experts in the sector of documentary cinema from all over the world. They will reward the best film of this competition with all the awards of the International Competition.
Juliette Duret received a bachelor’s degree in economics from ULB in 1989. Her fascination with the seventh art led her to work as a production assistant for commercials at LBO a few years later. She later moved to Barcelona where she collaborated on «Sam Suffit», a French-Spanish film directed by Virginie Thevenet. In 1992, she worked at «Wallonie Image Production», an organisation that represents Belgian films in other countries. In 2006, she changed direction and joined the Palais des Beaux-Arts as director of the BOZAR CINEMA department and member of the Management Team.
Alexey Layfurov is a producer at the 24_DOC channel - a leading platform for creative documentaries in Russia and CIS countries. He also works as a programmer at the Moscow International Film Festival and as a graphic designer. He has worked with such venues as the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art and the Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design. For more than 5 years, he worked as a programming director at the Moscow at the Leading Moscow Art Cinema 35MM . His latest art project - , graphic research for the first full exhibition of Scottish documentary filmmaker John Samson - is currently on display at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art.
Mr. Vigilante is Senior Advisor for the MILL ENI UM Festival. He has worked for UNDP since 1981 and has been Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Egypt, as well as the UNDP Special Representative for Post-Conflict Development in South-East Europe. During his career, he served the United Nations in Barbados, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Honduras and New York. Antonio Vigilante was Director of the United Nations Office and the UNDP Representative Office in Brussels.
Grit Lemke is a freelance curator, journalist, film critic, author and head of the film programme at DOK Leipzig. She studied cultural anthropology, literature and ethnology and has a PhD in European ethnology. She has been working for several film festivals (Leipzig, Sheffield, Cottbus, Wiesbaden) since 1991. Beyond this, Grit Lemke has curated numerous film programmes in Germany and abroad, teaching assignments for visual anthropology and documentary.
Violetta Vajda has been working in the field of documentaries for 15 years. She is a film programmer for the Mediawave-Another Connection, one of the most important and original Film and Music Festival in Hungary. One of the Mediawave's mission is to find, screen and show different minority cultures from hidden parts of the world and also to bring together communities