Director and programmer of the FReDD - Film Festival of Toulouse in France. He had an Engineer training in Rural Development of Suburban Areas and its links with the urban commercial short supply chain networks. He has been a member of Jury at several green film festivals in the past. The FReDD festival is a member of the Green Film Network.
Eleonora Isunza Gutierrez
Eleonora started working from 1988 at the Radio and Television Institute of Morelos as a writer, producer, and presenter. In 2009, she co-founded Cinema Planeta, the International Festival of Environmental Films of Mexico which she has co-directed ever since. From 2011 to 2013, she hosted a film program on the news channel TVC Ambientales. She is a founder and board member of the Green Film Network as well as the Culture Seminar of Mexico, Chapter Cuernavaca, and the Mexican Film Festivals Network. Since 2010, she´s been a part of juries for environmental film festivals in France, Italy, Brazil, and Portugal. In 2016, produced and co-directed her first feature film “Nahui Ollin, Sol de Movimiento,” which deals with the topic of climate change in Mexico. In 2018, she brought attention, once again, to the impact of climate change with her documentary “El mar incendiado” (The burnt sea).
He works as a teacher, pedagogue, director, producer, cameraman, and musician. Through his pedagogical work, film, video, and music, he influenced a large number of young people from all over Slovenia, and they are the reason why he makes films, media and musical training and workshops, which are always filled to the last place. Thanks to his sense of directing he has done several thousand domestic and international projects. His documentary "Via Sancti Martini" was selected among the best films of the Austrian National Television (ORF). Promotional films about the region "Invest Pomurje", were screened at all important tourist spots in Europe and around the world. Music video "I guess" was selected among the best MTV music videos, resulting in winning the Golden MTV Award.
Antoine Avignon was born in Paris, France, in 1975, and spent part of his childhood in The Alps, where he learned about the Alpine fauna and flora, before moving to Toulouse, where his passion for aid and development continued to grow. In 2003, he moved to Africa and worked on infrastructure and wildlife conservation. He co-founded the first Environmental Film festival in Albania (EFFA) in 2013 to support environmental awareness and young filmmakers. He was invited as Member of the Jury in the Balkan Film Food Festival in 2014. Since 2017 based in Belgrade, Antoine works at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia in charge of the environment and climate change portfolio.
Dragan Gmizić was born in 1978 in Novi Sad, where he graduated in History from the Faculty of Philosophy. He is a professional journalist and TV author since 1998, and he has been primarily engaged in socio-political, economic as well as environmental troubles in Vojvodina, Serbia, and the Western Balkans region. He is the author of numerous news reports, news programs and documentaries aired at domestic and foreign festivals and TV stations. He has been nominated twice for the 2015 and 2017 NUNS Annual Report on Investigative Reporting. For his documentary “A Plain without Birds?” he has been awarded the Investigative Journalism Award presented by the EU Office in Serbia, as well as the Best Serbian Film Award in 2016 by the International Green Culture Festival Green Fest. His research article "Fish Poachers in Public Enterprises", published on the VOICE portal, won the second prize for Investigative Reporting by the REC (Regional Environmental Center). The documentary film “Black Shadow of Green Energy” was named the Best Serbian Film in 2018 at International Green Culture Festival Green Fest in Belgrade, as well as the best film at the Emerald Eco Film Festival in Hrvatska Kostajnica in 2019. Also, he has been awarded for Social Responsible Reportage at the "Interfer 2013" TV Festival. He is a member of the Independent Journalists Association of Vojvodina, the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia, and the Documentary Association “DokSrbija”.
Anastasia Laukkanen is co-founder and programme director of ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival that takes place in cities of Russia and CIS countries since 2010. During this time Festival "traveled" to 30 cities of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kirgistan. Anastasia and the team support local organizers to host screenings and discussions with the main principle in mind "We cannot solve the problem if we don't talk about it". With the same principle in mind and the same team she co-founded and programmed the first Documentary Film Festival about Love - Love.Doc - in 2016, to talk about sexual education, gender, families, and many more. Anastasia has a background in journalism and still work as a freelance correspondent. She is a Master of science in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. She currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey.