TEDDY Award JURY



Predrag Azdejkovic

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Predrag Azdejković from Serbia is the Director of the international queer film festival "Merlinka". Furthermore he is the Editor in Chief of "GayEcho", an LGBT News Portal, and of Serbia’s only gay magazine "Optimist". Since 2001 he is active in the field of LGBT rights as the founder and director of a Gay and Lesbian Info Centre. For his activism he received the prize for the best approach in fighting for the rights of discriminated groups by the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation.
 

Yvonne P. Behrens

 

Yvonne P. Behrens is a native of Germany and has been living in the USA since 1999. She is the Executive Director of the Portland Queer Film Festival and Director of the Portland German Film Festival. While living in Los Angeles, she worked for theUCLA Film & TV Archive and screened for the AFI Fest (The American Film Institute’s annual festival of international cinema). Yvonne was a regular contributor of film reviews for JUST OUT which was based in Portland, and, and her work has appeared in several other publications as well. She is a committee member of the LGBT group for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and a contributor to Outfest/ UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Moving.

 

 

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Nick Deocampo

 
Nick Deocampo is a gay filmmaker, author and film professor from the Philippines. He is the Festival Chairman of the "Quezon City International Pink Film Festival". Deocampo received his Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies in New York University and his Certificate in Film in Paris. He has won numerous awards for his pioneering gay-themed documentaries and personal films that touched on themes of politics, and gender. He was among the first recipients of the Asian Public Intellectuals fellowship grant.
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Bradley Fortuin

 

Bradley Fortuinwas born in Windhoek, Namibia, and later moved to Botswana. He is member of the Lesbians Gays Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) and of the organizing committee of the annual "Batho Ba Lorato Film Festival". As a young and vibrant intellectual he uses social media to inspire, uplift and educate people about the different issues that affect the LGTBI in Botswana. Fortuin is currently perusing his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Botswana.

 

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Muffin Hix

Muffin Hix is a Film Programmer for "Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest" in London. The DIY festival was launched in 2011 as a response to arts cuts and has been growing ever since. Hix is also Programmer for "The Lost Picture Show", travelling pop-up vintage picture palace, and Programme Coordinator for the "BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival". An American expat loving London, she holds a BA in English and Film Studies from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and an MA in Film Curating from The London Consortium.
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Shana MyarA

 

Shana Myara is the festival programmer of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. She is an award winning writer whose work is featured in "The Journey Prize Stories: Canada's Best New Writing, Coming Attractions" and has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award among other prizes. Furthermore she wrote the short screenplay "Newcomers Swim Every Friday" which was directed by Meghna Haldar.

 

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Gustavo Scofano

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Gustavo Scofano was born and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a BA degree in Communication Studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Currently he is Head of Programming for "Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival". He has also worked with documentary research & acquisition for pay TV and art house theatrical distribution. Over the past years at "Festival do Rio", he has curated midnight and genre sections, as well as retrospectives and music documentary sidebars.
 

Mascha Nehls

 
 
 
 
Mascha Nehls is a freelancer in the field of art exhibitions and events in Berlin. In 2007 the „entzauber queer D.I.Y.“ film festival was brought to live and Mascha has been with it since then. The festival’s focus lies on D.I.Y. films and brings together international queer artists and activists. Furthermore she curated film programmes in exhibitions and festivals in Hamburg, Barcelona and Montreal. Mascha wants to create spaces for the exchange of ressources and knowledge.
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Diego Trerotola

 

Diego Trerotola is an Argentinean film critic, programmer and professor of film theory. He was a programmer at the Buenos Aires based "Bafici Film Festival" for six editions and the "Mar del Plata Film Festival" for two editions. In 2000, he created his own film exhibit, called "Audiovisual Queer”, and currently programs the LGBTIQ film festival "Asterisco" in Buenos Aires. His writings on film got published in several countries. He is also member of Fipresci, the international association of film critics

 

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