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Based in Paris, Lauma is the coordinator of European Short Pitch, as well as the short film programme manager at Riga International Film Festival. She serves as a jury member in different festivals, and takes part of several selection committees like European Short Pitch and Baltic Pitching Forum. Additionally, Lauma is a project coordinator at Latvian Animation Association and manages industry events in 2ANNAS – short film festival in Latvia.
Laurence Boyce has been working in the film industry for 20 years with a focus on short film. He began at the Leeds International Film Festival (UK) as a programmer and still works there to this day as an advisor. He currently works as the Head of Programme for PÖFF Shorts in Tallinn, Estonia. Aside from his festival duties, Laurence works as a journalist for outlets such as Screen International, Sight & Sound and Cineuropa. He is a member of BAFTA, the European Film Academy, the London Critics’ Circle and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics).
Based in Switzerland, John is the Artistic Director since 2013 of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and has curated programs for different Festivals and Art Institutions. He’s a founding member of Pro Short the Swiss Short Film Lobby, a programmer at the Cinema Cameo in Winterthur and a Member of the Swiss and the European Film Academy. John is a board member and expert at the Foundation visions sud est. He has a Master in Advanced Studies in Curating and published an issue of OnCurating with the title “The future of short films”.
Gina Dellabarca is the Festival Director and co-founder of Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. The festival puts on more than 100 screenings at 40 cinemas nationwide each year. They also produce a range of educational programmes and operate a sales agency. Dellabarca has tertiary qualifications in film, marketing and management from Victoria University of Wellington. Her background includes cinema management, marketing and publicity. She is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to the New Zealand film industry.
Yuna graduated from Tarbiat Modarres University in Tehran, Iran and has worked for Iranian National and International television and has produced documentaries for Iranian International Television. He was artistic director of the international section of the Tehran Short Film Festival, where he also been headed the programming committee as well as being director of international affairs at Iranian Youth Cinema Society. He has organized cultural short film events inside and outside Iran. After moving to Canada last year, he is now programming for Show Me Shorts and Nostalgia.
Vincent is the programme director and coordinator of Leuven International Short Film Festival in Belgium since 2016. Vincent has worked for the festival in all conceivable capacities since 2004, ranging from editor, director, operator and programmer to volunteer. Besides the short film festival, Vincent also works as a programmer for Docville, International Documentary Film Festival and freelances as editor, animator and director.
Jaime E. Manrique is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Bogota Short Film Festival (BOGOSHORTS) in Colombia. He’s also the Founder & Director of Laboratorios Black Velvet, an integral film management company. He’s been the Director of Communications and released campaigns for more than 60 Colombian films & film festivals, among them Cartagena Int’l Film Festival for 9 years. Jaime is also the creator & editor of Pantalla Colombia: a weekly newsletter about the present Colombian film industry. He teaches at several universities in Colombia & at San Antonio de los Baños Film School in Cuba.
Nathalya has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP), and Cinema from the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP). She is a producer of the independent short film “Coletânea de Histórias (Extremamente Curtas)”, and “SOLOS”, in addition to several assistances in other areas. She has worked with Zita Carvalhosa for the last 3 years at São Paulo International Short Film Festival as Assistant Director.
Fransiska Prihadi is Program Director of Minikino in Indonesia. She’s an architect and co-founder of the art house cinema & artist residency MASH Denpasar. She served as guest programmer, preselections committee & jury for various national and international short film festivals, with experience as facilitator and mentor for filmmaking and film critics workshops.
Julie holds a Masters degree in cultural project production, with a master’s thesis about the impact of Internet and numeric revolution on the short film industry. She permanently joins Sauve Qui Peut le Court Métrage, the association behind the Clermont-Ferrand Int’ Short Film Festival, in 2015 after several years working on punctual missions. She is a member of the International competition selection committee, coordinates the Pop-Up & #SHORT program dedicated to web fiction, coordinates the industry events at the Short Film Market, especially Euro Connection and the relation with administrative institutions. She is also a board member of the Short Film Conference.
Sven Schwarz is the Managing Director of the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg which takes place every year in early June in Hamburg, Germany and is organised by the Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg which also has their own distribution departments. He stated working with Film Festivals in 2004 and joined the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg in 2010 is Managing Director. He also curates special programmes like country focuses and thematical screenings. Furthermore Sven Schwarz is a member of the Hamburg-based artist group A Wall is a Screen that produces and curates short film events in public spaces all over the world.
Maria Stoianova has been Market Manager at Nordisk Panorama for nearly 6 years after having worked in the organisation in various roles since 2012. She has an MA in Film and Media Producing as well as having studied screenwriting and film production previously.
Jason Todd is a Montréal-based short film programmer, film critic and filmmaker. He is currently programming short films at the Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma film festival, all the while working on various short film projects either as a screenwriter and/or director. As a film critic entirely focused on short films, he has written for 24 images, a french-speaking film magazine based in Montréal, and is now writing for online magazine Talking Shorts.
From 2018 to 2020, Jason had the chance to be H264‘s head of distribution. H264 is a short film distribution company and a SFC member since 2019.
Advising the board on a regular basis are Frank Moens, Toril Simonson, Mick Hannigan & Zita Carvalhosa who all have been part of the Board of Directors in previous years.