Do you want to be part of the Public of the Audience of the Millenium Festival? You will be part of a team of 15 candidates selected in advance and will vote for your favorite film that will receive a prize! Your mission? Watch the films of the international competition. To participate, complete the form before March 20, 2019.
International Competition Jury
Leila Nayeb Ghanbar Hosseini International Competition Jury
Leila Nayeb Ghanbar Hosseini was born on 1974 in Tehran. She has been working for the international section of the Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) since 2001 and has translated many film scripts as well. Beside promoting, distributing and presenting Iranian films in different film festivals and cultural events, she has also participated as a jury member in international film festivals. Since 2008, she has been working as a festival programmer for the Cinéma Vérité International Documentary Film Festival in Iran.
Martichka Bozhilova International Competition Jury
Martichka Bozhilova is the director of the Balkan Documentary Center. She co-produced films in several countries across Europe and her high-end author-driven films have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcasted all over the world. Producer of the successful factual TV series for international networks such as National Geographic and HBO and member of the EDN Executive Committee, she is jury member at numerous prestigious film festivals and lecturer at a number of international documentary workshops and mentor at European Women’s Audiovisual (EWA) Network.
Nina Toussaint International Competition Jury
Nina Toussaint is a film director and member of the Belgian Scam Committee. After her studies at INSAS she made several documentary films, including Le crime quotidien, on the founder of SOS Inceste Belgium, and La décomposition de l'âme, co-directed with Massimo Iannetta, on a former Stasi prison in the former D.R.A. She also worked for RTBF magazines and participated in collecting testimonies from survivors of Nazi camps for the Auschwitz Foundation.
Antonio Vigilante International Competition Jury
Antonio Vigilante is Senior Advisor at the Millenium Festival. He has been working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1981 and has been a United Nations (UN) Representative in Bolivia, Bulgaria, Egypt and Liberia. He also served the UN in Ethiopia, Barbados, Honduras and New York. He has been the director of the UN and UNDP office in Brussels from 2006 to 2014.
Dan Cukier International Competition Jury
Dan Cukier is currently Chairman of the Commission d'Aide aux Opérateurs Audiovisuels, President of UniversCiné Belgique, Director of the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Director of the Palace Cinema Festival, Member of the Film Control Commission, Member of the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel, Secretary General of the Académie André Delvaux, and Member of the Cinematek Bureau.
Freddy Sartor Jury Compétition internationale
Freddy Sartor is a lm critic. He began his career at the monthly lm magazine Film En Televisie (which he later renamed Cinemagie). He then became editor-in-chief of MediaFilm. He is also
a member of the Union de la presse cinématographique belge (UPCB), which represents the International Federation of Film Press in Belgium and has been promoting the 7th art in the media for 90 years.
Yves Calbert Jury of the Belgian Critique
Yves Calbert, former French associate professor in Louisiana and writer-translator for onlycroatia.com, has been working as a journalist for many years. He writes for Brussels Star, Brussels Diplomatic and Ardenne Web. He is an active member of the UCC (Union de la Critique Cinéma)-UFK (Unie van de Filmkritiek).
Jury of the Belgian Critique
Isabelle Rey Jury of the Belgian Critique
Isabelle Rey was born in Geneva but she has lived in Brussels since her studies at Insas (section "Direction - Theatre"). She has been a film and radio documentary director for the past ten years, after having worked as a director's assistant for twenty years. Human links, transmission and sharing are recurring themes in her documentaries. She has directed for the cinema Histoire de Lire, Passé composé, Cocon Musical and Bribes éclats (in progress). She is a lecturer in documentary writing at the Agnès Varda School and a member of the Belgian Scam Committee. She is also an author and director.
Nicole Debarre Jury of the Belgian Critique
Nicole Debarre was born in Montevideo in 1954. She studied dramatic interpretation at Insas in Brussels. She then performed in several shows including Crusoe Crusoe at the Elementary Theatre, Andalucia Amarga with La Cuadra of Seville, La Reine des Mers at the Hypocrite Theatre, Angoisses du matin, Noces.. She has been working in radio since 1981. She started ar RTBF's Les Ondes Courtes and then became a host on Radio 21, with the presentation of the Afro-Cuban music show "Cadence" on weekends. Since the 1990's, she has been participating in cultural programs on Radio Une: Bloc-notes and Midi-Première. She is currently working as a cultural journalist for the news on RTBF broadcast.
Stanislas Ide Jury of the Belgian Critique
Stanislas Ide is a journalist. He has been working for the cinema section for Métro Belgique since September 2018. He has made his mark at several festivals. He first worked in the logistical organisation of the European Parliament's LUX Prize and then in the programming of the "Giornate degli Autori" section of the Venice Festival. He also selects documentaries for the "Dimanches Orange" events, which he has been organising via his ASBL Tissu Orange since March 2014.