Jury

Magnus Mork is born and raised in Oslo. He has a BA in Media Arts at the University of London, and a BA in Directing from the Gothenburg Film School. His gradution film, Flatmates, was screened at festivals around the world and received numerous awards. His next film, Samaritan, also received acclaim and awards, amongst them the Norwegian Amanda for best short film and the Iris Prize award. It is still going strong on the festival circuit.

 

Michael Stütz was born and raised in Linz, Austria. He studied Theater-, Film- and Media Sciences at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin, focussing on Queer Film Studies. He contributed to several film productions in Berlin and Vienna, and also worked part-time for a Berlin based World Sales Agency. Since 2005 he is associated with the Panorama of the Berlin International Festival, serving as head of the office & program coordinator, as well as a program consultant and coordinator of the TEDDY Queer Film Awards.

 

Océan leRoy French transgender-performer Océan leRoy got famous for his multimedia-shows, live singing and poetry slam. His performances about trans* families, gay kings, and homo- & transphobia are inspired from his crisscrossing trips from Canada through Israel to Indonesia with the documentary "Risk, Stretch or Die" about his crazy double life. Nominated as “most influent personality” at the Mix! FilmFestival in Brazil, winner of the international Kings VILLAGE Contest in Rome, Océan also acted in films as various male or female characters, including “Lost in Generations” and “Fucking Different” which screened at the Berlinale 2009. He has recently acted in Cheryl Dunye’s “Mommy is Coming”, and in Silvia Chiogna’s latest production, both due to premiere in 2012.

 

Olga Gøril Vik has a BA in Film & TV from University of Surrey Roehampton in London. She has worked in film for several years as prop master and casting assistant, in such films as The Bothersome Man, Mirush, Rat Nights, Nokas, and The Angel. After 6 years in the business, she got a degree as TV- and radio journalist at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, and got involved in cultural events like Modulert Grand Prix and Kristiansand Int'l Children's Film Festival. She recently moved back to Oslo, and works as a journalist in NRK’s Lydverket.

 

Suzy Capó Suzy Capó holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Brasília and a Masters Degree in Cinema and Performance Studies from New York University. She’s been an assistant curator at The Kitchen, in NYC, and a guest curator of Mix New York, which gave rise to Mix Brasil Festival, which she co-founded. She has curated various film programs and has been a jury member in numerous film festivals around the world. For many years, she was in the selection committee of the São Paulo Int'l Short Film Festival and the artistic director of Mix Brasil Festival. In 2009, Suzy Capó founded Festival Filmes, the first LGBT film distribution company in Brasil. She is currently a queer film programmer at the Latin American Film Festival in São Paulo and the Rio Int'l Film Festival.