Moral Approach Award Jury
Moral Approach Award Jury
Director. Self-taught filmmaker. Since 2003 Johnsen has directed, produced and financed his films from start to end. Johnsen has a focus on social issues and differences in the world. Renowned for “Murder” (2009), the story of at-risk women suffering under Nicaragua’s strict ban on abortion. Combining issues of human rights and art, “Ai Weiwei The Fake Case” (2013) brings us close up to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. “Kidd Life” (2012), about the Danish rapper and YouTube star Nicholas Westwood Kidd, and “Man Ooman” (2008), which looks at sex and gender relations in Jamaica through dancehall culture. “Bugs” (2016) where Insects as food is a hot topic, particularly since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger.
Sérgio Tréfaut was born in Brazil from a Portuguese father and a French-Italian mother. After obtaining a Master in Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he started working in Lisbon as a journalist, then as a producer and film director. His films (documentaries and fictions) have been internationally awarded and screened in more than 50 countries. His last fiction, «A Noiva» (The Bride), portraying a young widow of the Jihad, was premiered at Orizzonti Competition in Venice Film Festival 2022 and received the New Waves Special Prize at Seville Film Festival. The theatre release of «A Noiva» in France was made under the title «Elle s’appelle Barbara».
Selected filmography: Outro País (1999), Fleurette (2002), Lisboetas (2005), The City of the Dead (2009), Viagem a Portugal (2011), Alentejo, Alentejo (2014), Treblinka (2016), Raiva (2018), Paraiso (2021), A Noiva (2022).
Vasko Magleshov (1985) graduated in world literature. He received his master’s degree at the Institute of Sociology in Skopje. He has been working as a journalist for 15 years in several television stations and onlinemedia. In 2014, he was awarded the best film critic at the European Film Festival “Cinedays” in 2014. He was a jury member at the International Film Festival “Asterfest” in 2012, as well as a jury member for film criticism at “Cinedays” in 2015 and at the Philosophical Film Festival in 2022. Since 2016, he has been publishing film reviews and interviews with directors, actors and film workers for the specialized film magazine “Film Plus” and in the weekly magazine “Film Press.” He has reported from several domestic film festivals. He held workshops for writing a film review in 2018 at the Youth Cultural Center and in 2021 year through the youth program of the European Union. He is a member of the Association for Film and Film Education “Kratseri.” He currently works as a journalist at the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).