RÉMI BONHOMME / Programme Manager, Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival


Rémi Bonhomme (b. 1977) graduated in political science and cultural management in France and Germany. He has collaborated with La Semaine de la Critique since 2003 and was appointed Programme Manager in 2009. In 2011, he actively participated in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of this sidebar section of Cannes Film Festival. Based between Paris and Beirut, Rémi is also programmer at the Metropolis Art Cinema and cofounder of the company MC Distribution (Lebanon). He was associate producer on the Lebanese feature film Every Day is a Holiday by Dima El-Horr, which premiered at Toronto Festival in 2009. Remi also collaborated as consultant with festivals such as Doha Tribeca Film Festival or Bird's Eye View (London) and served as Jury member for film festivals in Busan, Morelia, Thessaloniki, Los Cabos and Buenos Aires.

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JOOST DAAMEN / Film Programmer, IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam


Joost Daamen studied Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2005 he joined IDFA’s Program Department. Since 2007 he is the programmer for the experimental film section at IDFA, PARADOCS. He is also a member of the advisory committee for the competition programs and works as a researcher for archive programs.





MIEKE BERNINK / Head of the Master of Film, Netherlands Film Academy


Mieke Bernink (b. 1959) studied philosophy and psychology before bidding farewell to the academic world to pursue a career in journalism. From 1991 to 1999, she served as chief editor of the Dutch film & visual culture magazine Skrien. From 2001 until September 2008, she was involved in the development of the Dutch government’s film policy, as Secretary of Film and Media Education at the Netherlands Council for Culture. Around the middle of 2008, she was approached to become head of research at the Netherlands Film Academy and set up a Master’s Degree Program in Film. This program, focusing on artistic research in and through film, started in 2009 and offers a select group of international filmmakers and visual artists the opportunity to further develop themselves as makers. As head of research, she’s presently also setting up an innovation lab at the Film Academy for long term research in collaboration with the Dutch film industry. Apart from her work at the Film Academy, Mieke Bernink is member of advisory committees at the Netherlands Film Fund, the Dutch Media Fund and the Go Short Film Festival. Her list of publications comprises numerous articles and a number of books, which she compiled and edited, including the second edition of The Cinema Book, a standard textbook used in British film and media courses (BFI 1999) and Moving Pictures (Bewogen Beelden) by Johan van der Keuken (2001).

MÁRIO MICAELO / Co-Director, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival


Mário Micaelo (b. 1965, Dem. Rep. of Congo, with Portuguese nationality) graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Porto – Painting, where he also attended the Master of Multimedia Arts. He has been teaching visual arts and animation since 1986. Film-club member since 1981, was founder of the Cineclube de Vila do Conde, in 1991, where he remained as programmer until 1996. Founder of the Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, in 1993, and since then member of the board. Since the early years assumed responsibilities linked to the Selection Committee for competitions, programming in general, to editorial management of the catalogues and sites, the graphic image and other aspects of executive organization. Since April 1997, date of foundation, remains co-director of Curtas Metragens CRL, the cooperative of cultural production and programming which started with the festival to develop an extensive activity, producing films and programming as well other cultural areas such as visual arts and music. He was founder of Agência, the Portuguese Short Film Agency, in 1999, and remained connected to its artistic direction and executive management until today. Founder and artistic director of Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery, in March 2005, now assuming the role of coordinator and curator.

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ANDREI RUS / Film Critic and Lecturer at the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest


Andrei Rus coordinates the film culture magazine Film Menu, where he is also an editor. Together with the other editors, he organizes a series of screenings and debates in the Cinema Hall of the National University of Theater and Film Bucharest, showcasing Romanian films (within a series of events called S─â Film!) and older movies (within the Film Menu Cineclub). He is also a lecturer at the Film Faculty of the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest and the programmer of the TimiShort International Film Festival competition. As a film critic, he currently publishes in Film Menu and has previously collaborated with magazines such as Republik, TimeOut Bucharest and the cultural website liternet.ro.