Juror of the Film Competition 2019. Adventure and mountains are the two words to summarize her passion in the best way. This passion led Virginie to the French Alps, where where for 10 years she was responsible for the program of a mountain and travel film festival. After organizing Val d’Isère Adventure and Discovery Film Festival, she now leads Les Rencontres Ciné Montagne in Grenoble, one of the biggest European mountain film events.Thirst for discovery, driven by the desire to participate directly in various adventures, resulted in collaboration with several photographers and film directors in the expedition preparations, photo trips and film projects.
Juror of the Film Competition 2019. Mountaineering virtuoso, Silvo Karo from Slovenia began his mountain journey four decades ago, in 1977. During his illustrious sporting career, he has managed to actively co-shape modern alpinism. He completed numerous successful expeditions to Patagonia and the Himalayas, climbed many routes and did numerous first ascents. As the founding father and director of the Festival Gorniškega Filma, he upgraded his rich mountaineering path with culture. Silvo is a honorary member of the British Alpine Club and his contribution to global and Slovenian mountaineering is highly appreciated in his homeland as well. He’s also a photographer, filmmaker and writer. In 2018, his autobiographical book ‘Alpinist’ came out.
Juror of the Film Competition 2019. Filmmaker who, for the last ten years, has focused mostly on filming sports stories. He has been working with the world’s best climbers and highliners. His films have been awarded prizes at major film festivals including Bilbao Mendi, Kathmandu, Ladek and Krakow. Based in Krakow, Poland. Sport climber since 2004.
Juror of the Film Competition 2019. Director, graduate of the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia. Author of such films as Point of View, On the Way, We Will Be Happy One Day. His film ‘Jurek’ which portrays the life of Jerzy Kukuczka, has received 27 prizes all over the world – in Vancouver, Bilbao, Kathmandu, Islamabad, Ulju, Copenhagen, Kendal, Lublana… Since 2011 Pawel has been an expert of the Polish Film Institute. In autumn 2019 his latest film will premiere – about a Polish doctor who for 30 years worked in a leprosy rehabilitation centre in Jeevodaya, India.