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Meet our 2021 Jurors

We're proud to announce our team of jurors for this year's International Competition, UK Competitions and Awards...

International Competition
Singular films from all over the world, driven by courageous and creative ways of reflecting life and imagining our times.
Our International Competition includes 11 features in total, produced in 14 countries all over the globe.

Our International Competition Jury: 
Karen Alexander (2021 Retrospective Curator), Inti Briones, Sergio Fant, Paula Gaitan (dir. Riverock) and Hiroko Tasaka.

UK Competition
From the Amazon to Iraq, the mountains of Cromarty to South London, via the streets of Liverpool and the River Severn, this selection of films contributes in rich ways to the future UK and international film landscape.

Our UK Competition is a selection of 14 independent films that bring unique perspectives.

Our UK Competition Jury: 
Ashley Clarke, Wood LIN (curator of our Ghosts & Apparitions strand Memory Revisited: Focus Tawain), Keiko Sei, Leonor Teles and Campbell X (2021 Retrospective curator)

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Our First Feature Award discovers and honours the future of non-fiction film, celebrating new talent and fresh perspectives. Our Short Film award presents the best of short films in the festival, made by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. This award is qualifying for the Academy Awards. This award is sponsored by The Guardian.

Our First Feature & Short Film Award Jury:
Theo Anthony (dir. All Light Everywhere), Agustina Comedi and Alisa Lebow.

Tim Hetherington Award
This award recognises a film and filmmaker which best reflects journalist Tim Hetherington’s legacy. This award is sponsored by Dogwoof.

Our Tim Hetherington Award Jury:
George Amponsah (2021 Retrospective curator), Ephraim Asili (dir. The Inheritance) and Pooja Rangam.

Youth Jury
This award is selected by some of the UK's most passionate and stand-out young documentary lovers.

Our Youth Jury:
Nafsika Hadjichristou, Reba Martin, Gethin Morgan, Natalie Peteranna and Martha Robinson.




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