Jury BW 2008

José Fonseca Holds an M.A in Sound and Image. He specialized in Digital Arts/Animation, at the “Universidade Católica Portuguesa” (Portuguese Catholic University) - Porto.
Attended various courses in order to upgrade his knowledge in Animation, both in Portugal and abroad. Teaches various animation courses (undergraduate and master degrees) at the School of Arts in “Universidade Católica “, since 1999.
Integrates CITAR - Research Center in Arts and Technology, where he collaborates with the Animation being done for the Porto Project - 16th century.
He was a jury member in 2004, Espinho, for the Young Portuguese Filmmaker Prize, in Cinanima - Animation and Cinema International Festival. His strong participation in various competitions and exhibitions throughout the world have been significant., especially in the Cartoon area, proven by the various prizes received.

Claudia Gorbman is Professor of Film Studies, and Director of the Global Honors Program, at the University of Washington Tacoma (U.S.A.).
She is the author of “UNHEARD MELODIES: NARRATIVE FILM MUSIC”, and she has translated four books by French critic and theorist Michel Chion into English.
She is writing a book on the French filmmaker Agnès Varda, and has published almost 60 articles on film and film music.
She loves music, dogs, hiking, chocolate, and Barack Obama, not necessarily in that order.

Deb Verhoeven is a writer, broadcaster, film critic, commentator and lecturer.
Deb is currently Associate Professor of Screen Studies in the School of Applied Communication at RMIT University where she also manages the AFI Research Collection. Between 2000 and 2002 she was CEO of the Australian Film Institute (AFI).
Deb has worked on several film juries and festival pre-selection committees over the years: Bangkok Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Real Life on Film, Comedy Channel Short Film Festival, The Antennas, Watch My Shorts, Daffodil Day Awards. She is an active film critic and member of the Australian Film Critics Association and the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI).
Deb is an Honorary Life Member of Women in Film & Television; Executive Member of Archive Forum; Editorial Board member of Studies in Australasian Cinema and Board Member of the highly successful online film journal Senses of Cinema.
Deb is also author of more than 30 scholarly journal articles and book chapters. Her book Sheep and the Australian Cinema (MUP) was published in 2006. In 1999 she edited a collection of essays titled Twin Peeks: Australian and New Zealand Cinema (Damned). Her next book, on the Australasian director Jane Campion, will be published by Routledge in 2008.

Sara García Villanueva was born in Valencia, Spain.
As a degree in Audiovisual Communication and an MA in Production and Posproduction of Audiovisual contents in the digital era” by “Universidad de Valencia”.
Producer and programming coordinator in several cultural events, such as “XII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ourense” (2007), “Festival Internacional de Nuevas Tecnologías 'Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004'” (2003- 2004) e “XXIII e XXIV Mostra de València/ Cinema del Mediterrani” (2002 e 2003).
Co-director and Director of programming for “Play-Doc, Festival Internacional de Documentais de Tui”.

Zoran Filipovic, was born in the April 27tth 1959 in Brcko, Bosnia.
He's a professional photographer and writer.
Zoran Filipovic started his career at the “Start magazine” and in “Danas Weekly”. Since his beginning as a writer, he has published 14 books in Croatia and in many other countries. Besides the book publishing, the artist wrote articles for magazines: “Le Figaro Magazine“, “Paris Match”, “Life”, “Die Zeit”, “Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin”, “GQ”, “Photo”, “La Vanguardia”, “Index of Censorship”, between many others.
While he has collaborating with the photographic agency “Magnum”, he created a pseudonym: “Zoro”. Since then the public started to know him, not by his real name, but by his pseudonym.
Many art galleries in various cities around the world could witness his work. Between these cities are Stockholm, Sarajevo, Vienna, Prague, Mexico City, Istambul….
The German broadcasting channel “ARD Television” produced a documentary about this artist and his work.
Zoran Filipovic is a member of “ZUH – Association of Croatian Artists”, of “HND - Croatian Journalists Society”, and “IFJ – International Federation of Journalists”.
Since 1978 he lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.