Jury Members – 11th BBB Short Film Festival
BBB Jury is a team of well established professionals in the film industry coming from diferrent fields. Through consensus they are responsible to select the BBB Best Film winner, the BBB First Entry winner (debut film) and give one special mention each for their preferable film according to their personal judgement.
Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is a writer/director whose cinematic language involves finding poetry in –seemingly- mundane premises and/or creating visual poetry through word and image association. She experiments with formats, durations and feelings. She is a London Film School graduate (Distinction, 2013), a Berlinale Talents alumna (2015, 2019), a Locarno Film Academy alumna (2017), a Torino Film Lab alumna (2017) and a Sundance Screenwriting Lab alumna (2018) among others.
She has directed four shorts which have been screened and won in numerous festivals (Berlin Locarno, Toronto, Cannes, New Directors/New Films) while the most prestigious one was the Cine Leica Discovery Award in Cannes’ Semaine De La Critique (2018) for ‘Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year’. Retrospectives on her full body of work have taken place in Montreal, Vienna, Trondheim. Currently, she is finalizing her feature debut ‘MOON:66 QUESTIONS’ while her most recent short ‘The End of Suffering (A proposal) is due to premier in Locarno Film Festival 2020.
Mihaela is a filmmaker with a passion for documentary films and the director of Buzău International Film Festival – BUZZ IFF, now in its 5th year running, a film festival dedicated to European cinema, with 4 competitive sections (feature film, documentary, short and student film). BUZZ is the first film festival in Romania to have a dedicated (non-competitive) section for women filmmakers.
She studied Documentary Filmmaking at University of Theatre and Film ”I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest, is currently working on her first feature documentary project and aims to embark on a new challenge – a PhD in Filmmaking at UNATC ”I.L. Caragiale”, focusing on Documentary.