Thank you to our judges for the 29th edition of the festival.

JURY Feature Film

JURY Documentary Film

JURY Feature Film

Alberto Caviglia

director, screenwriter, satirist / IT

Born in Rome in 1984, 2006 to 2013 assistant director of Ferzan Ozpetek, 2015 directorial debut with the feature film PECORE IN ERBA (BURNING LOVE). Since 2021, writer for the Jewish cultural program "Sorgente di vita" on Rai3. Caviglia has written two novels and also works in theater. BURNING LOVE (2015) also screens at this year's JFBB.

Hannah Dannel

Consultant for Culture and Communication at the Central Council of Jews in Germany / DE

Has worked for the Central Council of Jews in Germany since 2005, in the area of culture and communication. Here she initiates and coordinates numerous programs and projects, including the cultural program, Mitzvah Day or the community barometer.

Ada Solomon

producer / RO

Romanian producer and founder of Hi Film Productions and Micro Film. She has produced or co-produced over 80 films (features, documentaries, shorts) including: BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Radu Jude) and AFERIM! (Radu Jude) and was executive producer for Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN (2016). Solomon is founding member of the Alliance of Romanian Producers.

JURY Documentary Film

Geoffroy Grison

screenwriter / FR

Studied classical philology (University of Strasbourg), worked at ARTE, among others, before moving into the film industry, with a particular interest in foreign cinema. Grison has also been a consultant/tutor at various writing workshops and activist/co-director of the collective for equality and diversity Deuxième Regard/collectif 50/50.

Nikita Pavlov

documentary filmmaker, cinematographer / RU

Born in Moscow, worked for a long time as a professional photographer in Russia and Israel. His first documentary WHEN NEW YEAR COMES ON SHABBAT was shot in Jerusalem. Currently working as a cinematographer in Berlin. He documented Alexey Navalny's return to Russia for the Oscar-winning film NAVALNY. Pavlov's thematic focus is on LGBTQIA+ issues and migration.

Abigail Prade

film officer at the Claims Conference, N.Y. / NL

Director/producer based in New York. She holds an MFA in Film from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. The Claims Conference is a film fund that supports feature films and documentaries about the Shoah worldwide. Prade has shepherded a number of films to completion, including WHERE IS ANNE FRANK, WE WEPT WITHOUT TEARS, THE WILD ONE.