The International Jury will adjudicate the Best International Jury International Short Film Award and the Prix UIP Cork.
Kelly is a consultant with Tribeca Film Institute on its web-based initiative, Reframe, to support media makers and better connect audiences to independent media. She works with clients ranging from distributors to cable networks to filmmakers. She is also the Artistic Director of the Global Peace Film Festival. As a former member of the acquisitions team for the Independent Film Channel (IFC), she brought films to IFC from filmmakers such as Craig Brewer, Jay Rosenblatt, and Nicole Kassel. She has negotiated the copyright purchase for Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton’s critically acclaimed documentary Lost in La Mancha. She continues to serve on numerous panels and juries for film conferences and festivals.
Barry is an Irish filmmaker who has made a number of internationally successful short films, including Chicken, Dream Kitchen, A Ferret Called Mickey, and ‘(enough)’. He has won awards at Galway Film Fleadh, New York Independent Film Festival, Newport International Film Festival, Dublin’s LGFF, and London’s LGFF. His work has been nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and a Berlin Bear. He has been long-listed for Academy Award nomination, and has had his work screened by top broadcasters. Barry is a member of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland and served as a board member of Filmbase. He lectures in Direction and Screenwriting at the National Film School at IADT.
Possidónio is a Portuguese writer, screenwriter and director, with a university degree in Modern Languages and Literature. He is the author of several books, Maternal Gentleness, Travel to the Heart of Birds, and The White World of Rabbit-Boy. He has directed several short films, including Holes of God, and Una Lacrima Caduta, among others. He also works in television, having written and directed the TV documentary Farewell The Wind, which competed in the Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival. He is a scuba diver, a father, and a good cook. He is also the IndieJunior coordinator at IndieLisboa International Independent Cinema Festival.
The National Jury will adjudicate the Best Irish Short Film Award and the Claire Lynch Award.
Laurent Guerrier has studied architecture and has worked as a photographer. He began working for the International Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in 1992. For the last ten years, he has been one of the permanent members of the “Sauve qui peut le court métrage” crew at the festival. He works on selection for the international competition programme and organizes a variety of special programmes at home and abroad.
Fiona is the inaugural Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC. She began her curatorial career as Programme Coordinator at the National Sculpture Factory and went on to direct the visual arts programme of Triskel Arts Centre. She was appointed visual arts officer at UCC in 1999 and was part of the design team for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. She has lectured at both UCC and the Crawford College of Art and Design. She was the Irish commissioner for the European Night at the Rencontres d’Arles International Photography Festival 1998. In January 2009, she was appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland for a five year term.
Tom Mathews was born in Dublin in 1952. After working in advertising he studied Fine Art in NCAD. Since then he has worked as a freelance cartoonist, writer and critic with the Irish Times, Sunday Independent, Hotpress and other publications. He has had 20 one-man shows and his paintings have been exhibited in Living Art, the National Portrait Show and the RHA. He has illustrated a dozen books, published a novel (Levon) and three collections of cartoons. Dedalus Press are publishing his collected poems in November. His hobbies are drinking stout, writing verse and talking too much about Groucho Marx and James Joyce.
Made in Cork Jury
The Made In Cork Jury will adjudicate the Made In Cork Award for Best Short Film.
Eimear is the general manager of the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork. For five years she was manager of the Corona Cork Film Festival, during which time she represented Ireland on the board of the European Coordination of Film Festivals. She also served on the international juries at Short Cuts Cologne, and Mediawave International Film Festival in Gyor, Hungary, as well as participating in a staff exchange with the One World Documentary Film Festival in Prague. She has worked in the arts in Cork for 13 years, also working with Mercier Press and the National Sculpture Factory. Eimear is currently on the board of the Cork Film Centre.
Liam is the Cork City Librarian, a post he took up in 2004, and has been Chairperson of the Triskel Arts Centre board for two years. His job as City Librarian involves managing the seven libraries around the city and the development of new services to meet changing needs and initiatives such as the Year of the Constant Reader in 2009 along with the website www. corkpastandpresent.ie. Liam has been a librarian for more than 30 years, and has written and edited a number of books, mainly on local history.
Gerry was born in Cork in 1952. A poet, his latest publication, End of Part One, is available from Dedalus Press.