Official jury

Linda Olszwesky

Alma Linda Campos Olszewski (aka Linda O.) is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Film and Feature Animation branch. She has led acquisitions of the Oscar Shorts releases since 2006 as an Associate Producer, supporting several Oscar shortlisters nominees and winners in their Oscar run for the Academy Award.

She has served on over 100 international film fest juries and panels, and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the short film industry. She leads acquisitions for ShortsTV and TV Cortos and has worked for various studios in features and short films. She began her career as a documentary cameraman and photojournalist in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and remains an avid photographer, always making pictures of the short film world.

Lyubo Yonchev

Lyubo Yonchev is award-winning director, writer and producer born on 16.02.1983 in Pleven, Bulgaria. He graduated film directing from New Bulgarian University. In 2013 he founds his own production and distribution company “Crystal Frame”. His professional directorial debut is the short fiction film “SHOOTING STAR” which has been nominated for the 29th European Film Awards 2016, selected and awarded at many international festivals.

Since 2016 Lyubo Yonchev is a member of the Bulgarian Association of Film Directors and the European Film Academy. In the same year he is invited to work as a producer for another young production company “Four Elementz”. In 2017 he is selected as a participant in 11th Talents Sarajevo.

He has been jury member of various international and national film festivals and also selector and programmer of Tirana International Film Festival (Albania), KineNova International Film Festival (Macedonia), International Student Film Festival “New Wave” (Bulgaria) and so on.

Guillermo G. Peydró

Filmmaker, videoartist and film programmer. He´s been an External Advisor at the Modern Art Museum of Mexico DF, and also a film programmer for the Greenpoint Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY), the International Film Festival Punto de Vista (Navarra, Spain) and Documenta Madrid.

He studied Filmmaking in Madrid, completed with a specialization in Film Studies (Brookes University, Oxford), and he had his PhD in Art History with a thesis on the critical dialogue between cinema and the visual arts. In 2014 he was invited to discuss the conclusions of my theoretical and practical work in the ACLA Seminar at the New York University, and also at the Bard College. As a teacher, he has given courses on cinema in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Ecuador.

His audiovisual work explores the main questions concerned by the Essay Film form, to consider its limits and transcend them within the exhibition espace. It has been exhibited in film festivals, museums, universities and galleries of twenty countries, in places such as the Louvre Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the FID Marseille film festival or the New York University, in theater screening format or as an installation that goes beyond the traditional screen.

Guillermo G. Peydró

Guillermo G. Peydró es cineasta y videoartista. Doctorado en Historia del Arte con una especialidad en Film Studies por la Brookes University (Oxford), ha trabajado como asesor externo del Museo de Arte Moderno de México, como profesor en España, México, Cuba y Ecuador, y también como programador en los festivales de Greenpoint (Brooklyn, NY), Punto de Vista (Pamplona) y Documenta Madrid.

Sus películas, que cruzan el ensayo fílmico con el cine sobre arte, han sido proyectadas en museos y centros de arte (Museo del Louvre, Reina Sofía o el Museo de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, de Buenos Aires), universidades y centros de investigación (New York University, Bard College o CSIC) y festivales de una veintena de países.

Desde 2013 trabaja con la escultora Jeanne de Petriconi, con quien desarrolla exposiciones que hacen dialogar cine y escultura bajo la forma de videoinstalaciones. En 2019 la editorial Shangrila publicará su primer libro, resultado de una década de investigaciones sobre el diálogo entre el cine y las artes visuales.