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Artistic director, Cinema Historian and Curator, Collaborator of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus

DorosDemetriou was born in Nicosia in 1970. He is a cinema historian, events’ organizer, and curator of film screenings.He is a member of ECFA and elected Member of the Director’s Board of CIFEJ, and a member of the Cinema Advisory Committee of Cyprus (SEKIN/ΣΕΚΙΝ – Συμβουλευτική Επιτροπή Κινηματογράφου). He is the manager and curator of film screenings, events and film education programs at the Cultural Workshop AgionOmologiton, Nicosia, and one of the artistic directors of the “Images and Views of Alternative Cinema” (IVAC) festival. He is also the vice-president and curator of events at the “Fotodos” Photography Club.

He is a collaborator of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus on various Film Education programs, under the title “The power and magic of cinema”.He is a member of the Board of Advisors and jury member at the British Columbia Environmental Film Festival (BCEFF), in Vancouver, Canada. He is the Artistic Advisor, Director of International Development and Manager of Youth Programs at the Archeological, Ethnographic and Historical (AEI) Film Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus.Doros presents lectures on the History of Cinema at various cultural organizations and schools in Cyprus and abroad.He also has studied Cinematherapy at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and he is also a radio producer at OldTownRadio web radio station.He is the co-founder of the CineTexts webpage with the Greek recording artist FoivosDelivorias.He has studied in London and holds degrees in Electronic Engineering (BEng – Queen Mary University) and Visual Theories/Cinema (MA – University of East London).


International Film Festival Director, Programmer FILEMON

“Hilde Steenssens (1972) has a master’s degree in Educational Science and Crimology, She has a strong believe that media literacy is very important for today’s children. She was volunteer and curator for the Brussels arthouse cinema “Nova” from 2004 until 2010 for the kids program “Cineketje” and founded Filem’On – The International Filmfestival for Young Audiences in 2007.Hilde Steenssens is the artistic and general director of Filem’On and is responsable for the programmation, providing the financial support, the production of workshops, cinéconcerts and the coordination of the team. Each year the festival presents about 150 films : live action, animation, experimental and documentary, features and shorts.

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Cinematic Education Arts Specialist, Festival director Universal Kids

Rowena Martinez UlayanTuzcuoğlu is a Cinematic Education Arts Specialist and had been professionally involved in Children’s Cinema for more than three decades.  She is the founding directress of the Universal Kids Film Festival in Istanbul Turkey.  Before her stint in Istanbul, she worked with the Film Center of the University of the Philippines where she pioneered the development of consciousness towards children’s cinema through children s film festivals, workshops and seminars as well as the development of materials for the appreciation of films for children and by children.  She holds a degree in Educational Technology (major in Children’s Media) from the University of the Philippines and Graduate Studies at the Yokohama University in Educational Technology. She also holds a graduate certificate in Film Directing for Children from the Gerasimov Film Institue (formerly VGIK).She has been invited as international jury to many prestigious children’ sand youth film festival around the globe and has conducted master classes on the Concept of Children’s Cinema as well as on the ‘Basic Elements of Organizing Children’s Film Exhibition’

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Researcher on Early Childhood Education, supervisor for ‘Digital Movie Platform for Schools’ of the Greek Film Center

She has graduated the School of Film of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the MA “Art, Law and Economy” of the International Hellenic University. Currently she is researching on an academic level children film festivals at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2010 she has been constantly working both in the fields of film production and film education. During the last 2 years, she is platform coordinator and school screenings supervisor for the program ‘Digital Movie Platform for Schools’ of the Greek Film Center (funded by NSRF 2014-2020).Theodora Malliarouis a member of CIFEJ. 

Vinod Ganatra

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker, editor

Acclaimed filmmaker Vinod Ganatra is the only Indian to receive THE LIV ULLMANN PEACE PRIZE, CHICAGO for his film HARUN-ARUN. He has been active in the Film & Television Production from 1982. He has edited and directed about 400 Documentaries & News Reels. He has several National & International Awards to his credit. He has also served as Jury at 63 National & International Film Festivals world over for last two decades.


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Author of Children’s Film and Literacy

Dr Becky Parry is author of Children’s Film and Literacy and was previously inaugural director for the Showco motion children’s film festival in Sheffield . She is a nationally and internationally known for research and teaching in children’s film and film education . Her doctoral research won the UKLA Research Award , 2013 and insights from this research are published in animated form for teachers . Becky is currently working on creative learning projects with XR Stories , Chol Arts and Children’s Capital of Culture . She is proud to be a board member for the European Children’s Film Association ( ECFA ) and excited to be developing a new programme of work focused on the development of screen – writing for children in the UK .


Program Director at Norway’s largest International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand

Marion Røst Heimlund has worked as Program Director at Norway’s largest International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand (KICFF) since August 2021. She has been working in the film industry since 2007, including working together with Tromsø International Film Festival. She’s been the children and youth representative in the board of the Film Club Association in Norway since the beginning of 2021.One of her main priorities is to include children and young people in the decision making process, both at the KICFF and in the Film Club Association.

Languages and other cultures have always been close to Marion’s heart. She has studied in Chile, Spain and Latvia, in addition to Norway.