Jury for the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary 2019
Film festival curator, Peabody Award-winning producer and artist program strategist Caroline Libresco served as Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival from 2001-2019, was Founding Director of Sundance Institute’s Catalyst Program and co-founded and directed Sundance Institute’s Women’s Program. Previously, she was Program and Communications Manager at ITVS, Senior Publicist for San Francisco International Film Festival and Associate Director of San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Her Creative Producer projects include Tribeca FF Jury Prize-winning documentary Sunset Story and Peabody Award-winning documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. A Senior Advisor to the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, she executive produces documentary films through her company Gabbert-Libresco Projects, serves on the board of the International Documentary Association and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Polish-born, Toronto and Los Angeles-based film programmer and independent curator Dorota Lech has worked for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2013, where she is currently an International Programmer and Lead Programmer of the Discovery section. She also produces the Hot Docs Forum: a pitching event aimed at garnering finance for international documentaries at North America’s largest documentary festival. She also programs for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and has previously held positions at The National Film Board of Canada and the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers.
She holds a double M.A. in Political Science and Gender Studies from McGill University and is a contributor to Vanity Fair.
Having studied journalism in Sao Paulo and filmmaking in New York, Madrid-based writer and director of Brazilian origin Sergio Oksman currently heads the production company Dok Films and teaches documentary filmmaking at The Madrid Film School (ECAM). In addition to TV movies and series, his filmography includes documentary shorts Notes on the Other/Apuntes sobre el otro and the multi-award-winning A Story for the Modlins, alongside feature documentaries The Beautician/A Esteticista about an aging Hungarian holocaust survivor (2004); Goodbye, America about US actor Al Lewis (2007) and On Football/O Futebol (2015) about a father and son reuniting to watch the football World Cup on TV. His most recent documentary, Querido Fotogramas (2018), celebrates 70 years of leading film magazine Fotogramas.