Young Onion Award Jury
Young Onion Award Jury
Lauren Clarke is a film programmer, curator, and researcher based in Glasgow. Currently, she is the documentary Programming Associate at TIFF, Industry Programmer at Hot Docs, programs the experimental strand at Aesthetica Short Film Festival and is a member of the Invisible Women Collective.
Vladimir Gojun (born in 1979 in Dubrovnik, Croatia) graduated Film Editing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, where he currently works as Associate Professor.
He’s the editor of internationally acclaimed features (Buick Riviera, Behind the Glass, You Carry Me, The Miner, Men Don’t Cry, The Frog, All Alone, Murina) documentaries (Cash & Marry, Houston, We Have a Problem!, The King, Russian, My World Upside Down, Steel Mill Cafe, Everything Will Not Be Fine, The Investigator), shorts (Yellow Moon, Breath, Red Light, The Real Truth About the Fight) and experimental films (From To, First Gasp). He has directed four documentaries (Cycles, Times of Great Depression) and has received numerous awards in the country and abroad for his editing and directing work.
Rok Biček (1985) is a Slovenian director and producer. He came to international prominence with his directing debut “Class Enemy,” which picked up the FEDORA Award at the Venice Critics’ Week (2013), was a LUX Prize finalist, and a Variety Critics’ Choice selection (2014). His 2017 documentary, “The Family,” filmed over the span of ten years, won the Grand Prix at the Locarno Critics’ Week and was shown at IDFA. In 2021, Rok presented his short film “Penalty Shot” in Locarno Corti d’Autore. Currently, he is developing his third film as a director.
In 2011, Rok founded his Ljubljana-based independent production company Cvinger Film with a branch office in Vienna. He was selected among EFP Producers on the Move in 2019. Among Rok’s productions are Sara Kern’s short “Good Luck Orlo” (Venice Orizzonti, 2016) and her debut feature “Moja Vesna” (Berlinale Generation, 2022). He also co-produced Olmo Omerzu’s Karlovy Vary entries “Winter Flies” (2018, Best Director) and “Bird Atlas” (2021), as well as Darko Štante’s Toronto entry “Consequences” (2018).
Cvinger Film currently has projects by Biljana Tutorov, Marija Zidar, Maja Prelog, Polina Kelm, Eylem Kaftan, Olmo Omerzu, Lun Sevnik, Mihai Dragolea, and Radu Mocanu in different stages of production.