Jury for the IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary 2020

    Lara Khaldi

    Lara Khaldi is a curator and writer, living and working between Jerusalem and Amsterdam. She is currently a member of the artistic team for documenta fifteen. Until recently she was the head of the Media Studies Program at Bard Al Quds, Jerusalem.

    Khaldi is an alumna of the de Appel curatorial programme, Amsterdam, and the European Graduate School, Switzerland. She has collaborated often with Al Ma’mal Art Foundation in Jerusalem, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah and Sharjah Art Foundation.

    Audrius Stonys

    Audrius Stonys is a documentary director and producer from Lithuania. In 2002 he was the recipient of Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. His films have been showcased all over the world and have received numerous international film awards at festivals including Nyon, Oberhausen, Riga, Shanghai, Bilbao and San Francisco. In 1992 the European Film Academy awarded his film Earth of the Blind with Best Documentary Film Award.

    Stonys is professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and has given lectures and master classes in Kolkata, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris and Amsterdam.

    Neil Young

    Neil Young is a Vienna-based freelance journalist, curator and filmmaker originally from England. His principal outlets as a film critic include The Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound and Modern Times Review. He currently works for several festivals in consultation, programming and/or moderation capacities including the Viennale, European Film Festival (Serbia), Vienna Shorts, Crossing Europe (Austria) and Kortfilmfestivalen (Norway). Between 2011 and 2015 he was the Director of the Bradford International Film Festival at the UK’s National Media Museum.

    He has served on more than two dozen film festival juries including Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, and Rotterdam. His feature-length experimental documentary Rihaction premiered at the Diagonale (Austria) in March 2019. Last year he also made his big-screen acting debut in Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir (2019).

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