Jury

Abi Feijó

As a Director, Feijó explores a variety of animation techniques, always with a carefully written story. In 1993, he made Os Salteadores / The Outlaws, an animated short using drawings on paper; this political drama recalling a painful incident from recent Portuguese history won numerous international awards. It was followed by  Fado Lusitano (1995),  a sort of self-portrait of Portugal, his history, art and culture, using paper cut-out animation. In 2000, in co-production with RTP and the French Program’s Animation / Youth Studio, he completed Clandestino / Stowaway, a sand animation film whose richly textured images evoke the difficult struggle for freedom.

At Filmógrafo, Feijó serves as producer and artistic advisor. He also gives workshops and training around the world. He is currently involved in establishing The Animation House, a cultural centre devoted to the art of animation in Oporto.

 

Emine Yıldırım

After graduating from METU Business Administration, Emine Yıldırım pursued a career in film and attended the Bilgi Uni Film Grad School. She has produced award-winning films such as Siren’s Call (2018, Tokyo IFF Main Competition), The Impeccables (2013, Busan FF, Antalya FF, Ankara FF, Romania International FF), Monsters’ Dinner (2011, Montpellier FF, Antalya, Ankara FF), Ziazan (2014, Cannes Diversity), Mother Virgin No More (2015, Berlinale FF Generation). She has also written the screenplay of The Impeccables which garnered her a Best Screenplay Award from Ankara FF and the Flying Broom Women’s FF Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award. Androktones(2018), the short film she directed was showcased at the CICA Museum Experimental Video Festival and the Pera Museum. She teaches screenwriting at Kadir Has University Film Department Graduate Studies. She is an EAVE 2014 Producer’s Workshop graduate.

 

Milad Movahedi

Was born in 1978, started music from chilhood by playing “Setar”, a Persian traditional instrument.
Studied computer Science (did not get the BS degree) at Tehran Azad University / 1996-2000. Graduated
from Conservatory of Tehran, Primary Course (International Instrument, Violincello), / 2000-2003.
Studied Harmony & Form with a Georgian music master “Tengiz Shavlokhashvili” / 2003-2004.
He has written the music of more than 10 feature film, including Shahram Mokri’s “Invasion” and over 20 animated short films.
He has received several national awards for his work.