Jury 2018

 

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Martin Štoll

Czech director, screenwriter, cinematographer and

Czech director, screenwriter, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, film and media theorist, educator and publisher, graduate of FAMU. He taught here (1997-2003) and then worked as a playwright (or leading dramatist) of the Center for Journalism and Documentary Studies on Czech Television (1999-2008). He also worked at the Literary Academy (Private College of Josef Škvorecký) in Prague, where he was in charge of Media and Media Production and held various positions (Vice-rector 2006-2010, Rector 2010-2013). He was appointed at the Faculty of Film and Television at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (2007), where he also taught at the Studio of Documentary Production. On May 18, 2017, he was appointed Professor of Film Arts and Multimedia by President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava.He has been a member of juries of international festivals and national festivals, he founded with Jiří Flídre the festival of documentary films with social affairs NADOTEK Ústí nad Orlicí, where he was program director (2001-2012). He represented the Czech Republic at many professional symposia, conferences (European Quality TV and festivals.
 

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Adolf Zika

The first one of two fellows

Adolf Zika was born in 1972 in Prachatice. He started taking photographs in 1994 and one year later he won in the most competitive category in the first year of the Czech Press Photo. In 2000 he was one of the six photographers in the world who represented the renowned Leica brand in the Photokina world trade fair, Cologne, Germany. Four years later his works were also presented by Olympus. Adolfa Zika's photographs have already been sold at the Parisphoto, Louvre, as well as in many other countries around the world. He has published seven books of photography; the most extensive is probably the partially retrospective Luxurious Luminescence. Adolf Zika has made over one hundred and fifty TV commercials and six documentaries. One of the documentaries about the world-renowned photographer Jan Saudek  "In the Hell of His Passions, Paradise Unseen " won the Glass Eye Award for the best documentary at the EuroFest film festival in Montreal. In 2014 he succumbed to the charm of feature film, which brought him the main prize for the best motorcycle film of the year at the IMFF New York in Brooklyn. This year (2018) he released his latest documentary called "Robert Vano: The Story of a Man", dedicated to the life and work of this famous photographer and interesting globetrotter.

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Sandra Inkena

The Director of the International Tourism Film Festival “Tourfilm Riga”, Riga – Latvia

A graduate of Latvian University started her career as an editor at the Publishing house „Latvian Encyclopaedia”, then joined the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a Business Promotion Manager. In 2004 started to work at the Riga City Council as the Director of Riga Tourism Coordination and Information Centre for 7 years, the Centre was responsible for the tourism development in the city of Riga. Later joined the Foreign Affairs Office of the Riga City Council. In 2008 started to organize the first International Tourism Film Festival “Tourfilm Riga” supported by the Riga City Council.  This year the Festival had its’ 11th edition.

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Hugo Marcos

The Director of the ART&TUR – International Tourism Film Festival, Leiria – Portugal

Influenced by family businesses, quickly decides to stop studying and starts work. After a few years and several experiences in Portugal and Spain, he finds inspiration in tourism, which leads him to return to study and finish his degree in Tourism at University Institute of Maia – ISMAI, Portugal.
In 2008, he was invited by a professor to join ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival and after 2 years (2010) he assume the Executive Direction of the Festival. His passion and professionalism quickly led him to reach the direction of the Festival in 2014.
In 2017, after 10 years dedicated to ART&TUR Festival, Hugo was invited to the position of General Secretary of CIFFT - International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals. Position that still holds up to today.
Hugo is also Jury member in one of the most prestigious Tourism Film Festivals of the world and he´s the new responsible for the Portuguese and Spanish language Countries Market at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
Hugo likes to face his fears ... and he loves to overcome them with his perseverance.
 

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Pavol Barabáš

Jeanne Glass was born in the United States, and studied in France thanks to a Fulbright fellowship.

Pavol Barabáš graduated in sound and video engineering at the Technical University in Bratislava.
He has made dozens of documentaries from the most remote areas of the world, which deal not only with extreme expeditions but also with respect for nature and spiritual values. His films always combine a strong story, discovery of so far undiscovered places and exceptional performances of people in extreme conditions.
He is the most internationally renowned Slovak documentary filmmaker. He has already received over 250 awards at both national and international festivals. He is a holder of the prestigious Grand Prize from the International Alliance for Mountain Film as gratitude to the filmmakers, directors and producers who have contributed throughout their careers – through loyalty and dedication, and with little regard for personal profit — to the evolution of mountain film into the prominent genre that it is today.

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Alexander V. Kammel

honorary member of international jury
President and Owner of Filmservice International and CIFFT Director


Alexander V. Kammel is President and Owner of Filmservice International, which is Europe’s biggest organizer of corporate film festivals. He is festival director of 3 well known festivals named “Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage”, “AutoVision” and “Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards”. Alexander V. Kammel founded the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2010. The festival has constantly grown, becoming one of the top festivals for corporate films.  Further he is co-founder and festival director of the “Festival of Festivals”, which awards the Grand Prix CIFFT for the worlds-best tourism films in Vienna. He is also president of the Austrian Archives for corporate, educational and cultural audiovisual medias and organizer of the “Staatspreis Wirtschaftsfilm” the State Award for Corporate Films, held every two years on the initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic affairs in Austria. Besides his passion for corporate film festivals he is playing Golf and is a “world traveler”.

Festival partners

Mpmr CzechTourism Karlovy VARY Karlovarský kraj Cifft