Jury for the IDFA Competition for First Appearance 2019

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    ​ Paolo Moretti

    Since 2000, Paolo Moretti has worked for film festivals and institutions in Europe including Centre Pompidou and Cinéma du Réel in Paris, Filmoteca Española in Madrid, Leeds IFF, Cinemateca Portuguesa in Lisbon and One World FF in Prague.

    From 2008 to 2011 he was Program Advisor to the Venice Film Festival, and in 2012–2013 he fulfilled the same role for the Rome Film Festival. Since 2012, he has been a Selection Committee member of FIDMarseille and Program Advisor for Visions du Réel – IFF Nyon. He is associate producer of American independent feature L for Leisure, which premiered at IFFR in 2014, and since 2014 Director of the Cinéma Le Concorde cinema and of La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival. In March 2018 he was appointed a General Delegate of Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

    Anand Patwardhan

    Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan has been making documentaries on socio-political life in India for more than four decades. His multi-award-winning oeuvre includes the documentary Jang Aur Aman/War and Peace (2002), which picked up Best Film and the International Jury Prize at Mumbai International Film Festival, as well as the FIPRESCI prize at Sydney Film Festival. Jai Bhim Comrade (2012, shot over 14 years) won awards including Best Film at Mumbai International Film Festival and Best Documentary at Hong Kong International Film Festival. 2018’s Vivek/Reason won Best Feature-Length Documentary at IDFA and the Audience Award at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles. Retrospectives of his work have screened at, among others, The British Film Institute (BFI); Cinema du Reel, Paris; MOMA, New York; Mumbai and Kerala International Film Festivals. Anand is also a Lifetime Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Emma Davie

    Having made a wide variety of documentaries for national and international broadcasters, Emma Davie most recently co-directed the feature documentary Becoming Animal (2018) with Peter Mettler. This film screened at many festivals, including IDFA, and was nominated for Best Documentary at CPH:Dox, Edinburgh Film Festival and Documenta Madrid. Her 2013 documentary I am Breathing (co-directed with Morag MacKinnon) was nominated for three Scottish BAFTAs, winning the Scottish BAFTA for Best Director, and screened in over 50 countries.

    Emma currently runs the postgraduate course in documentary directing and supervises documentaries at Edinburgh College of Art. She also works as mentor and advisor on films internationally, has programmed documentaries for the Edinburgh Film Festival, was on the board of EDN and has taught at the European Film College in Denmark. She has also written widely on documentary making practice.

    Maya Hawke

    Editor and filmmaker Maya Hawke is also the creator of interactive social media video novels Box of Birds and Currency of Despair. She is co-director (with partner Joe Bini) of the live documentary Little Ethiopia, performed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. She recently worked on the Grierson-nominated BBC series House of Assad: A Dangerous Dynasty and Moon Landing Live for Channel 4. Her many feature doc editing credits include Freedom Fields (2018) and Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). She is an editorial consultant with Rough Cut Service and was an advisor at the Sundance Edit and Story Lab 2018, an advisor at Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab 2019, and a Sundance Nonfiction Directors Residency Fellow in 2018. She has edited commercials for Apple with Errol Morris.

    Tatiana Huezo

    Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and has a Master’s Degree in Documental de Creación from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Her debut feature The Tiniest Place (2011) screened at more than 80 international festivals. Her work has been recognized with four Ariel awards from the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, including Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2016. Tempestad also represented Mexico at the Academy Awards and the Goya Awards, where it was nominated to compete for Best Ibero-American film.

    She also teaches for institutions including University of California Santa Barbara and The Green House in Israel and edits academic books and publications. She is currently in post-production on her first fiction film, Noche de Fuego.