The Jury 2021

Elaheh Nobakht, Iran

 

Elaheh Nobakht is one of the pioneer women in Iranian Cinema industry. She is the CEO of the International Production and Distribution Film Company, ELI Image. She is also an active member of the Iranian Producers Association (IPA) and a member of the Iranian documentary producer Association ( Aoidp) , also the Jury member of various International film festivals such as International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva Switzerland, Beirut International Women Film Festival, Labanon and Mena International Film Festival – Netherland.

She has produced 6 feature films and 3 short films, producer of "Beloved", selected in IDFA, Berlinale,  HotDocs 2019 and more than 65 International film festival .

Co-producer of "Holy Bread" selected in IDFA mid-length competition 2020, Zagreb docs .

Also working in Collaboration with France , Norway , Germany for her new productions.

Distributor of "Finding Hot docs 2021. Zagreb dox 2021 Finding Farideh ", Iranian official entry in Oscar 2020. She is also the international distributor of the documentary film “Finding Farideh” which was the Iranian Cinema official entries in Oscar 2020.

 

Diana Ashimova, Kazakistan

Artistic director of Bastau International Festival of student and debut films. Co-founder of “Kazakhstan Cinema” LLP. International Program Consultant on Central Asia for Cairo IFF, founder of A Team film company. NETPAC member.

 

Mustafa Cenap Aydin, Turkey

Scholar-activist (Sociology of Religion, Interreligious Relations, Diversity and Inclusion). Born and raised in Istanbul, based in Rome since 2004. Co-founder and director of Istituto Tevere, a centre for interreligious studies. Academic coordinator at the International Institute Jacques Maritain, a centre for studies on human rights, democracy and civil society. Member of the National Governing body of Religions for Peace Italy. Public speaker -offline/online- on dialogue, religious freedom, peace education, diversity and inclusion, peaceful coexistence in Italy, in Europe and around the world (US, Kenya, Georgia, Thailand, India, Australia, Argentina etc)  working with four languages (Italian, English, German, Turkish). He created and directed several artistic and musical events to promote interreligious understanding. Co-founder and content creator of I Passi del Dialogo (Steps of Dialogue) project. Lecturer at different Italian and Vatican universities as well as at EUCA Summer School at Cambridge University, UK. Recent publication: "Parlare di islam a scuola (Talking about Islam in school)" in the book Gli Studenti Musulmani a Scuola (Muslim students in school) , edited by Antonio Cuciniello and Stefano Pasta (Carocci, 2020).

Milijan Gocic, Serbia

 

Miljan Gogic graduated in Management in Production and Media, Academy of Arts in Belgrade, in 2010.

In 2014, he started directing and as an author and director he signed several documentaries for which he was awarded more than 10 times at international documentary film festivals in the USA, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Montenegro, Serbia, etc.

Since 2017, he has been working as the director of the international documentary film festival in Zajecar, Serbia. He is currently working on his documentary, Ascent.

 

Lidia Magni, Italy

Lidia Magni is responsible for the communication of the Migrants and Refugees Section. She graduated in Communication Sciences and works as a journalist, describing reality through words and images for over 10 years. Fascinated by the Section's work in promoting the encounter with the other, she communicates the migratory phenomenon in its most positive aspects. A supporter of the truth, she describes the honesty and righteousness of those who welcome and are welcomed, convinced that by telling the Good we can build a better world.