Paolo Mereghetti (Jury President)
Film critic for “Corriere della Sera” since 1989, he is also author of the film dictionary series il Mereghetti since 1993. He has worked as a consultant for the Venice Film Festival as well as for RadioTre and Raitre. Mereghetti has also published numerous monographs on Orson Welles, Arthur Penn, Marco Ferreri, Bertrand Tavernier and Jacques Rivette.
Vice-director of Gemona’s Cineteca del Friuli, he writes for “Positif”, “International Film Guide”, “Urania”, Storia del cinema Einaudi, Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique, and Cinemazero among others, and he has published numerous studies on Marco Tullio Giordana, Tinto Brass, Ermanno Olmi, Pupi Avati, Gianni Amelio, Dante Spinotti. He also works as a consultant for the Cannes Film Festival and as a scriptwriter for documentaries on Asiatic cinema.
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer. He is the founder of Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of India’s cinematic heritage. Shivendra was elected to the Executive Committee of FIAF in 2017. He made his first feature documentary Celluloid Man in 2012 that won two National Awards and travelled to over fifty festivals around the world. His second documentary The Immortals (2015) won the Special Jury Award for the Best Film at MIFF 2016. He has just completed his third documentary titled CzechMate – In Search of Jiri Menzel.
Philippe Garnier is a journalist, author and translator. He’s been a Libération columnist since 1982, as well as the Hollywood interviewer of the French TV show “Cinéma-Cinémas”. His various books as author include Honni Soit Qui Malibu and Caractères, moindres lumières à Hollywood. He’s been living in Los Angeles for more than 35 years.
Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance writer, critic and film historian, specialising in silent and classic cinema as well as women’s film history. She contributes regularly to publications including Sight & Sound and the Guardian as well as appearing on Radio 4. She is the founder and editor of silent cinema website SilentLondon.co.uk and the author of the BFI Film Classic on G. W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1929).
Economist (retired), Miguel Marías is a film critic and author of books on movie directors (including Manuel Mur Oti, Leo McCarey, Raúl Ruiz). He has translated into Spanish Introduction à une vraie histoire du cinema, 5 screenplays by Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol (Michael Walker & Robin Wood) and Fritz Lang in America (Peter Bogdanovich). He is teaching cinema history since 2010, and formerly headed the Filmoteca Española (1986-88) and Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (1988-90). He lives in Madrid.