CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Roger Worrod | Switzerland
Graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London). As an actor, was ‘Bruder’ in Ken Russell’s award-winning masterpiece: “Song of Summer”; as a director-writer-narrator, made 4 documentaries about Malta. As a dubber, provided voices for Gian-Maria Volontè, Bud Spencer and Fabio Testi among many others; as a writer-narrator has worked on nearly 3,000 audio-visual productions.
Ovidiu Dumitrana | Romania
He gained remarkable experience and results in the field of audio-video productions in TV Oltenia (documentary, artistic, presentation films). He produced over 70 films on local and national TV channels and was awarded over 20 national and international prizes. Presently he is a film producer and a PR and mass-media expert for EU funded projects. Several years worked for the Romanian government as a PR and mass media expert.
Elena Romanato | Italy
Graduated Faculty of Public Relations and Faculty of Political Science in Milan, is a freelancer journalist. She’s been working at Millecanali Magazine – monthly magazine about radio, tvs and broadcast – since 1996. She was editor in chief of Computer Arts – Future Media Italy, wrote for the magazine Eurosat; currently she works for the newspaper La Stampa and Millecanali.
Akın Ülkü Sevinç | Turkey
He has been organizing and managing local, national and international culture, art, history projects and events in different disciplines since 2009. He has been managing the Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association (AND) which has 65 members and 14 honorary members he founded in 2011. He was the producer and project director of 11 fiction films, 3 city promotional film, 1 documentary film and 2 video clip project. Since 2013, he has been organizing “Art Nicomedia National Short Film Festival” and “Art Nicomedia National Photography Contest” events. He is the founder and president of "The Izmit International Short Film Festival" which was launched in 2018.
Dr. Haluk Arda Oskay | Turkey
Born in 1981, Ankara. He received her BA from the Department of Photography at Kocaeli University, Faculty of Fine Arts. He received his MA degree from Kocaeli University, Institute of Social Sciences, Public Relations and Publicity Department. Currently, Associate Professor of Photography, Kocaeli University Faculty of Communication Department of Visual Communication Design. He continues academic studies by joining many national and international art events under his full title of member.
Korhan Günay | Turkey
He was born in Istanbul in 1973. He graduated from Mimar Sinan University Cinema TV department. (1997-2002)
He completed his master's degree in Marmara University Cinema TV Department (2003-2005).
Since 2008, he has carried out many projects as a film director, script writer and general coordinator.
Darko Kovič |Serbia
Graduated from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade Profesional experience: Film & TV Production KRUG- Technical Director; City Council of Niš – Media promotions designer; Radio Television Serbia and Television of Niš – cameraman and picture designer, author of many distinctive short and documentary films, TV serials, media campaigns, promotional films and music spots.
Elif Edes Tapan | Turkey
After finishing Notre Dame de Sion French high school, she completed her education in Fine Arts / Photography Department in Washington D.C.and Florence. She completed her gastronomy education from 1989 to 1990 in Paris Cordon Bleu. Sho is currently teaching at Okan University Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Gastronomy. She is jury member at several international film festivals.
Engin Benli | Turkey
After completing his primary education in Izmir, he completed his undergraduate education at Anadolu University State Conservatory in Eskişehir in 1995. He started his professional theater career as an actor at the Ankara State Theater. Then he worked as an intern artist at the Bursa State Theater between 1995-1997. He has been acting as an actor in Izmit City Theater since 1997, the year it was founded. In addition to acting in theater, he plays a role in various movies and television series.