Jury and Awards
Has a master’s degree in film and audiovisual, and a degree in sound and image from the Catholic University. Is a founding partner of Olhar de Ulisses, and has produced several films that premiered in international festivals, were commercially released and sold to broadcasters and VoD services. Directed Espinho (Directors’ Fortnight), A Nossa Terra, o Nosso Altar (Sheffield Doc/Fest, ZINEBI, Porto/Post/Doc) and Pele de Luz (Doclisboa), among others.
Julien studied cinema, philosophy, psychoanalysis and business. Then, for a decade, he had the opportunity to distribute wonderful films by Hong Sang-soo, Wang Bing, Tsaï Ming-Liang or Albert Serra at Capricci, a small film and publishing company. He also coordinated various cinema books: collections of reviews, interviews with filmmakers etc. Last year, he embarked on a new adventure as artistic director of the Directors’ Fortnight.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1975, where she lives and works. Her hybrid work includes installation, video installation, sculpture and a variety of other disciplines. Worked as camerawoman, editor and producer in films by Luis Ospina, co-produced his posthumous film Mudos testigos in 2023, and is currently the person in charge of his cinematographic and literary work. Recently published Un cine de papel, a compilation of scripts and writings about cinema.
Producer and director. The films she produced present a vision of the world that expresses the surreality of contemporary history, and they have been shown at numerous festivals, where they won many awards. In 2023, her own films were shown in retrospectives at Gabès (Tunisia), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) and MoMA (New York), after being selected and awarded at major festivals: FIDMarseille, Locarno, London, Toronto and Beaubourg.
Mexican producer and director. Since August 2022, Astorga is head of studies at Open Doors: Producer’s Lab of the Locarno Film Festival. She is a consultant and advisor for audiovisual projects, especially in development and exhibition. She currently teaches writing and project development at the University for Development in Santiago de Chile. She is the executive and founding director of the FICUNAM seminar The Audience of the Future.
15 to 30-day artistic residency at Selina locations in Portugal through the Artist Nomad Passport for Best Project in the Writing or Development Stage