Onion Award Jury
Onion Award Jury
Experienced in co-production, investment, and finance through her work with international companies, Natalia Libet is a film producer and co-owner of the women-led production company “2Brave Productions” based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She has produced and co-produced several successful feature debuts, including Kateryna Gornostai’s “Stop-Zemlia” (2021, Crystal Bear Berlinale Generation 14+), Mantas Kvedaravicius’s “Parthenon” (2019 Venice FF’s International Critics’ Week), Marta Smerechynska’s “Diary of a Bride of Christ” (2022 Sarajevo FF), and Dekel Berenson’s short film “Anna” (2019 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Competition).
Natalia earned an MBA in the United States as the recipient of the 2000 Edmund Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Award. She is a member of the European and Ukrainian Film Academies and an alumna of EURODOC 2021. Currently, Natalia also serves as the program manager of Tatino Films’ First Cut+, a semiannual workshop focused on marketing and positioning of feature films.
Rodolfo Castillo-Morales is a Mexican filmmaker, programmer and curator, specialised in contemporary documentary cinema. As a filmmaker, he has participated in over 10 documentary and fiction short films as screenwriter, director, producer, director of cinematography and editor. He has worked in unitary, series and documentary films. He was responsible for the programme coordination and curation of DocsMX, and was also the co-designer of Plataforma MX.
In 2018, he took over the General Coordination of DocuLab: Documentary laboratory in Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) and in 2019 he was named Documentary Programming Director at FICG and the FICG Cinematheque. He is currently working in the post production of his third feature film and filming his fourth feature film as director.
Jelena Maksimovic graduated Film Editing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has been teaching at the Digital Arts Department at the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade since 2015.
As an editor, she has worked on films such as “The Load” (2018), “You Have the Night” (2018), “Celts” (2021), and “Landscapes of Resistance” (2021), which screened in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto and many others.
She has directed two shorts and two feature films: “Taurunum Boy” (2018) and “Homelands” (2020), which premiered at Cinéma du Réel and FIDMarseille, respectively.
In addition to film, she has achieved numerous collaborations in the field of video art, spatial installations, and theater performances.