JURY

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Seigo Tono
Jury Committee

Senior festival director at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Academy Awards® accredited festival) dedicated to promoting and supporting Asian short films. He is also an active film producer, having made a dozen of short films with directors from Japan and abroad.
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Easmanie Michel
Jury Committee

Finance and Special Projects Associates at New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). Easmanie has produced and directed several short films. Her script for Caroline’s Wedding was a finalist for the New York University Fusion Film Festival and it was also one of the scripts selected to participate in the Women at Sundance Financing and Strategy Intensive in 2016. In 2018 the script was the Grand Prize Winner of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest. Easmanie has a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from New York University.
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Tom Van Avermaet 
Jury Committee

Oscar-Nominated & European Film Award-winning writer/director short film Death of a Shadow. In addition to filmmaking, Tom is active as an art curator focusing on surreal and melancholic art. This activity also led him to become one of the founders of MOCDA, the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, an online art space and museum focusing on digital art. His main motivation is to support and promote artists and their work on as many different and varied platforms as possible. 
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Dorotea Mercuri
Jury Committee

Greek-Italian actress and model studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York City.


She made her cinema debut in the Greek film “The Attack of the Giant Mousaka”(1996), directed by Panos Koutras. Her first leading role was in the independent film "And She Was" (2002) by Frank Rainone and later, in the Greek-American film "Lisa and The Others" (2003) by Nikos Perakis . "What Will Happen To Us" (2004) Italy, directed by Giovanni Veronesi. “Fishtales” (2006) by Aliki David and  “Without Borders”(2011) Greek/US co-production, by Nicos Gaitatjis.