The International Jury will adjudicate the Best International Short Film Award
and the Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards.
Ahmet Boyacioglu (b. Zonguldak, 1953) graduated from Ankara University with a degree in medicine, and spent 20 years working as a general surgeon. From 1988-1995 he served on the executive committee of the Ankara International Film Festival.
Since 1995 he has been general secretary of the Festival on Wheels, as well as chairing the Ankara Cinema Association. Between 2005 and 2007, he took on the role of Turkey’s national representative for Eurimages. He writes on film for an assortment of newspapers and magazines. In 2010 he wrote and directed his first feature
Black and White.
Ewa Szablowska is an art historian, a journalist and a programmer at Era New Horizons IFF, Poland. She studied art history at Warsaw University and Northwestern Universtiy in Chicago. For the last 10 years she has been writing about arts, film and culture for a variety of papers and magazines. She was a chief editor of lecinema.pl,
an online film magazine devoted to art house cinema.
Every month Ewa contributes to GaGa magazine, where she dissects children’s literature and films, in search of contemporary meaning in timeless classics.
Alessandro Marcionni was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1979. After his law studies, he changed direction and began studying cinema, ending up with a diploma as film director. After several years as coordinator with the Locarno International Film Festival he is head of Leopards of Tomorrow, the section Locarno dedicates to short and medium-length films, in 2009.
In 2004, together with other Swiss filmmakers, he founded the Swiss Italian cell of the Canada-born Kino movement that in its last six years has produced more than 400 short films on a no-budget basis.
Tony Donoghue moved into filmmaking after seven years as a biologist at The Ecological Parks Trust and The Natural History Museum in London. He now uses film and animation to explore rural traditions and ritual.
Previous film work includes Body Projections for the English Arts Council/Channel 4 Television and a series of short films exploring ritual in art.
He currently photographs 18th and 19th century gravestones for Tipperary County Council while he continues to document rural traditions. His work has screened at various international film festivals and he is currently shooting a film on traditional furniture in Tipperary.
The National Jury will adjudicate the Best Irish Short Film Award and the Claire Lynch Award.
Conor Ferguson came late to the world of filmmaking. Prior to that, he was a full-time advertising copywriter working in Dublin and Paris. His first film, The Wednesdays (Park Films ‘07), went on to win the International Audience Award at Clermont-Ferrand, Best Narrative Short at the Oxford Film Festival, the Ellen Jury Special Mention at Aspen Shortfest and thirteen other awards.
It has screened at over 50 festivals worldwide and was selected as part of the Clermont-Ferrand touring programme.
His second film, Atlantic (Park Films ‘08) has screened at over 30 major festivals, winning awards in France, Italy and Japan.
Diane Henderson is currently employed as Deputy Artistic Director with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and has held this post since 2006. Prior to working with EIFF, Diane worked with the European documentary distribution network, CinemaNet Europe.
Other roles have included Exhibition Curator for Edinburgh College of Art, General Manager of Edinburgh’s Cameo Cinema, and Marketing & Publicity Manager for EIFF’s partner venue: Scotland’s leading non-mainstream cinema, Filmhouse.
Diane has served on a number of juries at various film festivals,
is a member of BAFTA UK, and currently sits on the BAFTA Scotland Film Committee.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso (b.1959) is the festival director (since 2002) and president of the board of directors at Tampere Film Festival. He began work with the festival in the early 80’s, and has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000.
He acts as the executive director for Tampere’s Pirkanmaa Film Centre and has also worked as a freelance film critic for radio and magazines.
From 2004-2009, he acted as the chairman of the National Council for Cinema and also held a seat at the National Council for the Arts.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is member of the European Film Academy.
Made in Cork Jury
The Made In Cork Jury will adjudicate the Made In Cork Award for Best Short Film.
Chris Clarke is Curator of Education and Collections at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. He has written extensively on contemporary art, video and photography for journals including Art Monthly, Circa, and Irish Arts Review. He is the author of several exhibition catalogues including Mothers Annual (Mother’s Tankstation Gallery, Dublin, 2009) and Locky Morris: This Then (Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2010). In addition, Chris was co-curator of the exhibition Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, and has worked on commissioned projects with artists including David Blandy (UK), Shaina Anand (India) and Gregor Neuerer (Austria).
Treasa O’Brien is an artist, filmmaker, curator and writer. Her moving image practice incorporates fiction, experimental video art and documentary but she is mostly interested in when these distinctions collapse. She has exhibited and screened her films widely in Ireland, UK, Italy and Brazil, and has a Masters in Filmmaking from Goldsmiths University and a B.A in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art & Design.
As a curator and writer she is interested in artists’ moving image, feminism, third cinema, counter cinema, avant-garde and expanded cinema, and art in the public realm.
William Wall is a writer and film lover. He is the author of four novels (the most recent of which was nominated for the 2005 Man Booker Prize), two collections of poetry and a volume of short fiction. He lives in Cork.