Shorts @ PÖFF

PÖFF Shorts Jury

PÖFF Shorts Jury

Aleksander Tsapov

Aleksander Tsapov

National Competition Jury

Estonia

Aleksander Tsapov (Estonia) is the chief editor of a cultural newspaper Müürileht, having previously worked there as the cultural editor for 3 years. Art historian by education, he has worked for various cultural publications, been a host at a national radio station Klassikaraadio and the independent radio station Ida Raadio. He also worked in the Brazilian film industry for years.

Carla Vulpiani

Carla Vulpiani

National Competition Jury

Italy

Carla Vulpiani splits her time between Italy and Ireland. Alongside degrees in Cultural Studies and in Documentary Practice in Milan she started her career within the film industry as a programmer, head of programme and co-artistic director at Milano Film Festival. Deeply involved in animation, with a special eye on the short film industry, she has been working since 2017 as a creative and managing producer for the Dubliner animation studio And Maps And Plans ltd; she is also sales agent and co-founder of the company Varicoloured Holistic Film Agency, dedicated to short film distribution strategy and consultancy on production and serves as project manager of Torino Short Film Market. Since 2021 is the Short Film Advisor of Venice International Film Festival.

Jozsef Fülöp

Jozsef Fülöp

National Competition Jury

Hungary

József Fülöp is the rector of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). He is also known as a visual communication designer, illustrator, animation film director. Working as an art director, József Fülöp has led the development of the programme and the corporate image of different television channels and animation studios. He has directed animated commercials, short films and developed interactive content. He is a member of EADIM (European Academy of Digital Media); in his creative, designer work he focuses on the development of 360° media content.

Tiina Savi

Tiina Savi

Live Action Competition Jury

Estonia

Tiina Savi has worked as a diplomat, negotiator, professional card dealer and theatre producer in various European cities before finding “the true calling in the magic world of cinema” in 2005. Till 2016 Tiina Savi was a curator and manager of Estonian art-house cinema Kino Sõprus. Since then she has produced numerous internationally acclaimed auteur feature films as well as shorts. Tiina also works as a casting director and is a member of independent theatre production house Expedition.

Sushma Khadepaun

Sushma Khadepaun

Live Action Competition Jury

India

Sushma Khadepaun is a storyteller with a passion for women’s rights and immigrant narratives. Her stories often explore/challenge the idea of home, identity, and the myth of the American Dream. Sushma was listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2021 “25 New Faces of Film”.
Sushma’s short film ‘Anita’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2020 and has played in over 40 film festivals globally, winning several awards, including the best student film award at PÖFF Shorts last year. Sushma is an alumna of the Film MFA Program at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Hossein Eidizadeh

Hossein Eidizadeh

Live Action Competition Jury

Iran

Hossein Eidizadeh is a film critic and historian, festival advisor, and translator based in Tehran, who is focused on art-house and independent cinema, especially films made in languages other than English. He regularly contributes to different film magazines, newspapers, and journals in Iran. His writings on Iranian cinema and world cinema have appeared in English, Italian, and Polish in Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema, 8 1/2 Magazine, Kinoscope, Keyframe, MUBI Notebook, and Indiewire. He has previously attended Tbilisi IFF, Viennale, and Berlinale as a jury member.

Sabīne Andersone

Sabīne Andersone

Animation Competition Jury

Latvia

Sabīne Andersone is producer and managing director of animation film studio Atom Art, based in Riga Latvia. Producer of prize winning artistic animation shorts and children films in different formats. Nominated for Cartoon Movie Tribute award Producer of the Year with animated feature film “Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs”. Co-founder and member of Latvian Animation Association.

Helen Unt

Helen Unt

Animation Competition Jury

Estonia

Helen Unt (Estonia) is an animation director. She graduated BA in Printmaking, Fine Arts and has a Masters degree in Animation from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Since then has guided development and production of animated films for small children, teachers and animation students in universities and forest camps, for example in Khanty district in Russia. In 2016 her short animated film Out of Internal Worlds was finished in Eesti Joonisfilm studio and is now working on her new film. When watching animated films, Helen values visual games, the ability of the author to combine long-known bits into a whole in their own way.

Paul Mas

Paul Mas

Animation Competition Jury

France

After graduating from Emca Angoulême in 2015, Paul Mas worked as a stop motion animator and puppet maker for various TV shows and short films, between Paris and Angoulême. In 2020 he finished his first professional short film, Precious. He currently lives and works in Paris.