International competition jury

Adam LeipzigAdam Leipzig

Honorary President of the Jury

Adam Leipzig is a filmmaker, producer, educator, and author. He has been a senior executive at Walt Disney Studios, the president of National Geographic Films, and has worked independently as a producer, distributor, or supervising executive on 38 films.

Silvia BizioSilvia Bizio

Silvia Bizio is a Los Angeles-based film journalist who writes for the Italian daily La Repubblica and the weekly L’Espresso. She sits on the board of the Golden Globes Foundation and is artistic director of Ora! Fest, an international film festival in Puglia focusing on the environment and social justice.

Tamar Tal AnatiTamar Tal Anati

Tamar Tal Anati is an award-winning director, who has won over 20 international prizes. She was named Best New Director at the Dok Leipzig International Film Festival. Her feature film Shalom Italia premiered at the DocAviv Film Festival and at the IDFA in the Best of Fest category

Antonio VigilanteAntonio Vigilante

Antonio Vigilante, former United Nations director in Brussels and United Nations representative in Bolivia, Bulgaria, Egypt and Liberia. His view and his relentless commitment to fundamental rights and the Sustainable Development Goals make Antonio Vigilante an exceptional jury.

CinéFemme Jury

Founded in 1997, CinéFemme is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense of auteur cinema. For the first time this year, a CinéFemme Jury will be awarding its prize in the international section of the Millénium Festival, with the aim of rewarding a film for its undeniable artistic qualities, but also for its open-minded qualities that lead audiences to think and look differently.


A philologist and journalist, she worked in the insurance sector for several years. In parallel with her professional activities, she obtained a certificate in professional consulting and auditing from INFAC (ISG) and a post-graduate degree in marketing communications from ICHEC.

An insatiable lover of the arts and literature, and passionate about philosophy, she trained in the fun practice of philosophy workshops at ‘Les Petites Lumières’. A member of the UCC and the ASBL CinéFemme, for which she is a columnist, she regularly supports the Millenium Festival.

France SoubeyranFrance Soubeyran

Is part of the team of CinéFemmes, an association of women united by a passion for cinema, with regular Coups de Cœur previews and the awarding of a CinéFemme Prize each year.

Is part of the association “LesAmisdmamére” which tries to support young artistic creation, through concrete actions to help young artists to know their rights better, to offer them opportunities to exhibit their work and to inform them of the opportunities available to them.

Islin-Lucrezia De FrayeIslin-Lucrezia De Fraye

A strong taste for stories, both the ones I’m told and the ones that history brings to life, led me to study Journalism and then Film Language Analysis (ELICIT) at the ULB. Documentaries as well as fiction captivate me, especially when genres mix and narrative devices become hybrids. Between experimental cinema, films d’auteur, classical cinema and other new waves of neo-realist, animation and B-movies, my cinephilia allows me to travel in several dimension.


Awarded by a jury of young volunteers (thank you Dries, Amina, Alexandre, Milena, Adam, Balthazar, Sorian, Gabrielle, Emma et Josephine) to the film that contributes to broadening the vision of young people on the sdg’s.

Prize of 1000 € supported by La Loterie Nationale


Belgian competition jury

Djia Mambu jury belge MilleniumDjia Mambu

Djia Mambu is a journalist, film critic, curator and author based in Brussels. She had been part of many film festival selection committee, film commission and film festival juries including Cannes’s Critics’s Week. Djia is now the Vice-President of the Belgian Film Press Union and also a Board member of the international federation of the cinematographic press (FIPRESCI) where she’s in charge of the African Department.

Raissa Mbilo jury belge MilleniumRaissa Mbilo

Raïssa Mbilo is a poet and cultural journalist specialising in cinema and the living arts. She works with various media, including Surimpressions magazine.

Yves Calbert jury belge MilleniumYves Calbert

Having taught French in Louisiana, he began his career in journalism there as producer-host of a French-language radio programme, before becoming a tour leader for groups in Latin America and South-East Asia, and then journalist-film critic for a former film magazine published in Lille, “Tausend Augen, les mille Yeux”. After working as a journalist for the former monthly magazine “Confluent” in Namur, which has been affiliated to the “Union de la Critique de Cinéma” for several years, he writes for various web media and regularly represents the “UCC” on the Press Juries of various festivals.

Young Belgian Talents Competition Jury

The Cinergie and SABAM jury will award the prizes to the best young Belgian talents

The Cinergie jury

www.cinergie.beis the French-language Belgian website for cinema and its professionals. Short and feature-length films, documentaries, fiction and animation are critically examined by the editorial team. There are also numerous interviews.

Cinergie.be is a lively, inquisitive look at Belgian cinema, both current and future, and at the people who make it. The Cinergie Jury, made up of editors and film critics, awards its prize to a Young Talent at the Millenium Festival, in line with its objective of supporting up-and-coming cinema. The prize consists of a presentation of the winning film, with a review and filmed interview with the filmmaker(s).

Dimitra BourasDimitra Bouras

Dimitra Bouras trained in Political Science. She then moved into the social and cultural spheres before turning her attention to the reality of Belgian cinema. In 1993 she joined the Cinergie team. Her curiosity directed her pen and microphone towards the people who make the 7th art so vibrant. Since the end of 2006 she has been editor-in-chief of cinergie.be, the Belgian cinema website.

Quentin MoyonQuentin Moyon

A lover of cinema, Quentin Moyon writes for several media, straddling France (So Film, Prime Cut, l’Eclaireur Fnac, Somewhere/Else) and Belgium (Surimpressions, Cinergie). He is also the creator of the Ciné Junior Festival podcast.

Malko Douglas TolleyMalko Douglas Tolley

Malko Douglas Tolley has been a journalist for Cinergie for many years. A political sociologist and member of the Alimenterre Festival selection committee, he is passionate about documentary cinema and a wide range of societal issues. He has taken part in a number of juries, including those for the Mons Festival, Anima and BIFFF.

Malko Douglas TolleyJean-Philippe Thiriart

After working for various film festivals, Jean-Philippe Thiriart launched the encinemascope.be website. He now also works with Proximus Pickx and Cinergie. He also makes short films and teaches English at the Haute École.


François StassensFrançois Stassens

François Stassens is responsible for Sabam’s audiovisual sector. His mission is to act as the interface between Sabam and all French-speaking audiovisual members in the portfolio.

As such, he is present in the field, managing strategic and operational files, and advising on requests for support in the audiovisual sector.

He is also an active member of the Chambre de Concertation – cinema sector – of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

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