Jury for the Selection of the Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2013
Jury for the Selection of the Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2013 are: Hagar Ben-Asher, Miguel Dias and Leona Paraminski
Director, Screenwriter, Actress, Israel
Hagar Ben-Asher graduated with honors in 2007 from the Minshar for Art School and Center, Tel Aviv. She wrote, directed and acted in THE SLUT that premiered in Semaine de la Criticque section of the Cannes Film Festival. The film won the Best Director prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival and has been distributed in a number of countries, including the United States, France, Germany, Brazil and Japan. Asher also wrote, directed and was the leading actress in PATHWAYS that was included in the Cinefondation selection of the Cannes Film Festival. The film was screened in numerous festivals around the world and has won the first prize in film festivals in Stockholm, Rehovot and Jerusalem. In 2012, she started working on her latest film THE BURGLAR that should be completed in February 2014.
Director and selector of Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
Miguel Dias got a degree in graphic design from the Fine Arts School in Porto in 1992. He is the co-founder, director and selector of Curtas Vila do Conde international film festival. Dias is also the co-founder and director of the Portuguese Short Film Agency and Cinematic Art Gallery Solar. He also works as the selector for the annual Animar event aimed at educating young talents. He has been taking part in a number of activities in the field of graphic design, including as producer and programmer for the film department of Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture. He is the curator of several film programs in Portugal and abroad, as well as the theater selector for a number of theatrical projects.
Leona Paraminski graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Drama Arts in 2001. She won the Golden Arena award for the best actress in a leading role at 2002 Pula Film Festival for her performance in PREZIMITI U RIU (WINTER IN RIO). Paraminski was the leading actress in a number of Croatian films and she is also working in theater.
She has been working with a number of prominent Croatian directors, but her cooperation with Dalibor Matanić has so far been the most productive. At the moment, she is cooperating with Matanić on his 6/6 omnibus film. She previously appeared in Matanić's three internationally awarded short films including TULUM (PARTY) that has won some 20 awards from several respected international film festivals. Paraminski has herself won three international awards for the best actress. She also played the leading role in MEZANIN (MEZZANINE) – the short film that has won the Heart of Sarajevo award at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.