Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Zar Amir Ebrahimi is an Iranian actress, director and producer. She won the Best Actress award last Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Holy Spider. Her other works include Bride Price vs. Democracy, Teheran Tabu, Shayda and Les Survivants (White Paradise).
Sofie Gråbøl is one of Denmarks most celebrated actresses. She has starred in films such as The House That Jack Built, Accused and the recent Rose. For her work on the Danish TV series The Killing she was awarded with a Bafta TV Award for Best International.
Matti Bye is an award-winning Swedish pianist and composer. He has composed music for over 40 films and TV series, and his work include films as Tove and The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and the TV series Young Royals. His new film Marcel!, directed by Jasmine Trinca, is screening at GFF.
Antonio Lukich is an Ukrainian filmmaker behind award-winning films as My Thoughts Are Silent and It Was Showering in Manchester. His latest film, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, was nominated for the Horizons Award at Venice Film Festival 2022 and is screening at GFF this year. Lukich was one of four Ukrainian filmmakers who in 2022 received artistic residency in Göteborg by GFF.
Morgane Dzurla Petit
Morgane Dzurla Petit is a french filmmaker, based in Sweden. She has written and directed several acclaimed shorts (Le Jour, Excess Will Save Us and Grab Them were all presented at GFF). Her feature debut Excess Will Save Us won the Jury prize in Rotterdam and was screened at GFF 2022.
Veton Nurkollari is Artistic Director of DokuFest, Kosovo’s largest cultural event and one of the most important documentary and short film festivals in the South East Europe, which he co-founded in 2002.
Nahid Persson is a Swedish filmmaker. Her first film at GFF was End of Exile in 2001. In 2008 her documentary The Queen and I was the opening film of GFF, and she has also returned to the festival with works like My Stolen Revolution (GF 2013), Be my voice (GFF 2021) and Prostitution: Behind the Vei (GFF 2004), a film that was also awarded with a Guldbagge for best documentary.
Kasia Syty is a the Artistic Director of Bergman Week, annual festival on Fårö in the spirit of Bergman. She is also a film critic in Nöjesguiden and Uppsala Nya Tidning.
Gizem Erdogan is a Swedish actress. Her breakthrough performance in Beyond Dreams, that premiered at GFF in 2017, led to a nomination for a Guldbagge for best supporting actress. She has received Crystal Awards for best actress for both Caliphate and The Thin Blue Line. She has also performed in celebrated series Love and Anarchy and The Playlist.
Susanna Nicchiarelli is an Italian director, actress and screenwriter. In 2018, Nico, 1988, a biopic on German singer Nico with Trine Dyrholm, was presented at GFF. It won four David di Donatello Awards. Her new film Chiara, about the life of Saint Clare of Assisi, is screening at GFF this year.
Teréz Vincze is a Hungarian film critic and professor from ELTE University, whose studies have been published in different languages in edited books and film journals. She is an expert on self-reflexivity in film, and has been editor of Metropolis, a quarterly journal on film history and film theory since 1999, and editor-in-chief between 2003 and 2009.
Beat Glur is a film and music critic from Bern, Switzerland. He was the editor in chief of the cultural news department of the Swiss News Agency for 16 years. Having worked as a programmer for numerous film festivals such as Rotterdam, Berlin and Locarno, he has also been a member of the Cultural Commission of the Swiss Authors Organisation Suissimage and the Federal Film Commission, the advising board of the Swiss Government.
Britt Sörensen is an experienced journalist and film critic since 1986, writing for daily newspaper Bergens Tidende. She is a member of the board of Norwegian Film Critics Association and the Norwegian jury for the Nordic Council Film Award.
Actor from Denmark Amanda Collin is known for having the lead in Ridley Scott’s series Raised by Wolves (2020) for HBO Max. In 2018 she a Robert award and the critics Bodil award for Best Actress in A Horrible Woman (2017). Collin now stars as co-lead in Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming feature The Bastard opposite Mads Mikkelsen, which is set to premiere in late 2023.
Leif Holst Jensen
Leif Holst Jensen is a dean of faculty, TV and Games at Innland University of Applied Sciences, Norway. Over the years, Leif has worked in many leading roles in prominent organizations, including Oslo Film Fund, Kristiania University College, Norwegian Film, TV and Games Producers Association, Danish Broadcasting Company, DR, Metropol TV, NRK, and Northern Norway. Leif has been a member of juries and boards globally and he is working as a journalist, director, producer, and executive director, including more than 150 shows/projects.
Nebojša Taraba is a producer and Partner in the leading Croatian independent production company Drugi plan, established in 2004 with Miodrag Sila. They have worked with Croatian national TV stations (HRT, Nova TV, RTL) and created and produced more than 15 original formats in all genres, including the TV series The Paper that Netflix picked up and is available for streaming in 190 countries. Drugi plan has also produced the first HBO Europe series in the Adria region, titled Success (2019). Nebojša Taraba has been working as a producer tutor on MIDPOINT Institute TV Series Launch Programme since 2019.
Wanda Bendjelloul is a Swedish film critic, novelist, documentary filmmaker, and TV producer with a background in current affairs who weekly reviews films for the Swedish morning paper Dagens Nyheter and TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.
Johanna Berhardson is a Swedish director known for her short documentaries Their experience is part of my reality, Taxi Tiblisi and Oceans of Time.
Mathias Fjellström is a Swedish producer of feature films, tv-series and shorts. Together with the director Partik Eklund he was nominated for an Academy Award for their short film Instead of Abracadabra.
Malin Nicander is an experienced Swedish cinematographer and has been working with both documentaries, series and shorts.
Ylva Olaison is a Swedish producer and actor known for the feature film The Modern Project and is part of the film- and theatre production company Ögat Film.
Lova Lilliemarck is a Swedish producer, known for Freak (2017), Tvagning (2020) and Bromance (2022), winner of Dragon Award Best Swedish Short 2022.
Christer Wahlberg is a Swedish filmmaker and composer, known for Du är alltid 20 (2021), his most recent film Gösta Petter-land (2023) was selected for Berlinale Generation Kplus 2023.
Oscar Westerholm is a Swedish film critic, contributing to Sydsvenskan, Helsingborgs Dagblad and FLM.