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President of the Jury

Aristotelis Metaxas (GREECE)

Aristotelis Metaxas is a renowned cinematographer, based in Athens, Greece and working for the National TV of Greece. Born and raised in Corfu Island, he developed a passion and understanding for natural light, from an early age. He started his career as a cinematographer, in 1982.
Since then, Aristotelis Metaxas has shot several feature and short films, documentaries, corporate videos, music videos etc.

Jury Members

Katia Pantazi (GREECE)

Katia Pantazi was born in Greece. After working as a piano teacher, for the past 10 years she is working as a freelance production manager and festival agent.
She has been involved in various films and projects with Greek and international production companies. “Unknown Land” is her first feature film as a production manager. It has participated in 17 International Film Festivals and won several awards. The film has been banned in many countries of the Arab world.
Currently she is working on the docu-fiction feature “Invisible World -Shambhala”, the shootings of which took place in Tibet, Mongolia, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Italy and Vatican City.


Ilia Antonenko is a director, a screenwriter, a producer and the Founder and Program Director of Russian Indie Film Festival, Peterhof Film Festival, Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival.

Films by Ilia was selected at more than 170 international film festivals and won more than 50 awards.

Francesca Bartellini (ITALY)

Francesca Bartellini has been working as a writer, an actress, a director, a producer for theater, feature films and documentaries in France, Italy, Greece, Spain, South Africa and United States. She has published an original essay focusing on the loss of humankind that has suffered in the passage between Renaissance and Modern Age regarding our Perception of Nature. She is currently writing a provocative and revealing novel on Michelangelo Buonarroti and she is in preproduction for her movie “The Flower” that will be shot in Greece and Italy in 2021 starring Julian Sands. She will be acting in it and directing it.


Karlos Alastruey is a Basque and Bahá’í filmmaker from Bilbao, based in Navarre. He started making films in 2003. He has created critically-acclaimed films that have been screened worldwide at more than 100 international film festivals and earned 20 awards. His work deals with the human identity, the condition of woman, and the teenage viewpoint (in his words, “the most sincere age in a human life”). He creates films with surreal, fantasy and experimental elements.