Onion Award Jury
Onion Award Jury
Nenad Puhovski is a film director and producer as well as the director of “ZagrebDox”, the biggest documentary film festival in the Balkan region, which he founded in 2005.
He completed his studies of philosophy and dramatic arts in Zagreb before he had started to work as a director in theatre, film and TV. Puhovski is the director of over 250 productions while he is also the founder of “Factum”, the most widely- acclaimed Croatian independent documentary production and the producer of 70 documentary films that have been both awarded and harshly rebuked multiple times.
He works as a full professor in documentary directing at the Academy for Drama Arts in Zagreb and he runs the only MA program for documentary film is Southeastern Europe.
His contribution to the development of contemporary Croatian documentary film has resulted in receiving a number of awards such as the annual EDN award by the European Documentary Network and the Medal by the City of Zagreb.
He is a member of the European Film Academy.
Larry Sider is a film editor and sound designer who has worked extensively in documentary, animation and fiction. He is currently Head of the MA Sound Recording, Post-Production and Design at Goldsmiths (University of London) and lectures in the UK and abroad. He founded and co-edited The New Soundtrack journal and was Head of Post-Production at the National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK) from 2002 to 2006.
Since 1998, Larry has promoted the profile of sound in screen production as Director of the School of Sound International Symposium, a four-day event exploring the use of sound across all the arts and media.
Orwa Nyrabia is the Artistic Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. He was born in Syria where he worked as an actor and as a journalist, before starting up the first independent documentary-specialized production company in the country, in 2002, together with his partner Diana el Jeiroudi. Later on in 2008, Nyrabia and El Jeiroudi co-founded the independent documentary film festival DOX BOX, which quickly became the Arab region’s leading documentary festival. Nyrabia moved to Egypt in 2012, then to Germany in 2013, where he continued producing award-winning international co-productions such as Dolls, A Woman from Damascus (IDFA 2007), Return to Homs (IDFA 2013 and Sundance 2014) and Silvered Water (Cannes 2014).
Nyrabia tutored many upcoming filmmakers from around the world and served as juror for some of the world’s most influential film funds and festivals. His films as producer earned him a long list of awards including a Sundance Grand Jury award and a Grierson Award which go to innovative and exciting documentary films.