MSF Jury

President of the Jury 2020
Dechen Roder is one of the first female directors from the Kingdom of Bhutan. She has been making small shorts and documentaries since 2005. Her most recent short film Lo Sum Choe Sum (3 Year 3 Month Retreat) competed in the Berlinale Shorts 2015, and later screened in multiple festivals around the world, including Palm Springs Short Fest, Melbourne, Fribourg, and Seoul International Women’s Film Festival. She is also the co-founder and organizer of the only film festival in Bhutan, Beskop Tshechu Film Festival and co-founder of Dakinny Productions, a film production company based in Bhutan. When not working on her own films, she works as a visual editor on other projects and as a producer/writer/director for commissioned projects. Honeygiver Among the Dogs (2017) is her debut feature film, premiered in Busan Film Festival and, in Europe, in Berlinale 2017.

Sophie Bourdon is the Head of the section Open Doors at Locarno Festival (Switzerland), which consists in two main activities: a coproduction hub presenting projects from the highlighted region to European and international decision makers and a 5-day lab targeted at the new generation of producers and filmmakers producers from the chosen countries. The regional focus in 2016-2018 is South Asia. Bourdon has a 25-year experience in the European and international film industry, mostly in international sales, co-productions, festivals and training. Among other responsibilities, she had been Chief Executive of the European organisation Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), for 11 years during which she supported 200 or so independent producers through the creation of the ACE Network, designed workshops and seminars and contributed to open up the doors of ACE to non-EU producers and build bridges with other continents. Prior to ACE, she was Director of international sales at MK2, the Paris based production-distribution-sales company.

Marianne Dumoulin started working for JBA Production (France) in 1992. In 1999, she became producer. Since then, Jacques Bidou and Marianne Dumoulin have produced, among others, two feature films by Marc Recha “Pau and his Brother” (Competition Cannes 2001) and “Where is Madame Catherine?” (Cannes 2003), “A piece of Sky” by Bénédicte Liénard (Cannes 2002), “Feathers in my Head” by Thomas de Thier (Directors’ Fortnight 2003), “Salvador Allende” by Patricio Guzman (Cannes 2004), “Zulu Love Letter” by Ramadan Suleman (Venice 2004), “Salt of this Sea” by Annemarie Jacir (Cannes 2008), “Salamandra” by Pablo Agüero (Directors’ Fortnight 2008), “Face” by Tsai Ming-Liang (Competition Cannes 2009), “Corpo Celeste” by Alice Rohrwacher (Directors’ Fortnight 2011), “The Repentant” by Merzak Allouache (Directors’ Fortnight 2012), “A Respectable Family” by Massoud Bakhshi (Directors’ Fortnight 2012), “Carne de Perro” by Fernando Guzzoni (San Sebastian 2012), “Stray Dogs” by Tsai Ming-Liang (Jury Award Venice 2013), “The Rooftops” by Merzak Allouache (Competition Venice 2013), “Cain’s Children” by Marcell Gero (San Sebastian 2014) , “Eva no Duerme” by Pablo Agüero (Competition San Sebastian 2015), “Jesus” by Fernando Guzzoni (Competition San Sebastian 2016) and “Wajib” by Annemarie Jacir (Competition Locarno 2017).
October 2017, four films are in production: “Donbass” by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine), “Semina il Vento” by Danilo Caputo (Italy), “Yalda” by Massoud Bakhshi (Iran) and “Perro Negro” by George Walker Torres (Venezuela).

Isabelle Glachant is a french independent producer based in Hong-Kong. She is the founder and CEO of production and sales companies, Chinese Shadows and Asian Shadows. This companies represent the new generations of Asian directors by introducing their work to the world. While Chinese Shadows works with Chinese directors, Asian Shadows has expanded beyond China’s mainland to produce and handle international sales for movies made in Taiwan and Indonesia. Glachant’s role is often that of a bridge between Chinese and European film industries and professionals. She is the producer of the Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai “Shanghai Dreams” (2005), Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival, “In Love We Trust” (2008), Silver Bear Best Script at Berlin Film Festival, “Chongqing Blues” (2010), official competition at Cannes Film Festival and “11 Flowers”, the first French-Chinese co-production, after the two countries signed a co-production treaty in 2010. She has studied cinema in France and learn Chinese language in Guangzhou (China). Before being producer, she was correspondent for Canal+, the French movie channel, and Audiovisual Attaché at the French embassy in Beijing.

Rachel Mathews is british writer, director and tutor in screenwriting & fiction directing. She works often in Myanmar, in particular as tutor with the Yangon Film School (YFS).
Rachel Mathews has directed award-winning short films including “Mrs Buchan” in 1999 and “Danny & His Amazing Teeth” (Royal Television Society Award, 2002) and written scripts for BBC Radio 4 and TV.
In 2010 she won a Wellcome Trust Award for her science-based feature script “Matrioska”. She was selected for C4 Screenwriting course 2015.
She is currently writing a BBC radio play and a series pilot for Channel 4.

Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten is an internationally renowned swedish screenwriter and script consultant known for the celebrated feature film “Call Girl” (2012), directed by Mikael Marcimain. “Call Girl” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was awarded with the 2012 Fipresci Award. Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten has consulted on award winning films such as “Svinalängorna” (2010), directed by Pernilla August, “The Babadook” (2014) directed by Jennifer Kent, and “Mediterranea” (2015) by Jonas Carpignano, to name just a few.
Since 2007 von Hausswolff works in connection with Torino Film Lab, Toronto International Film Festival Studio, Boost Rotterdam, Talent Campus Sarajevo, Berlinale Rutger Hauer Masterclass, Campus Moscow, Venice Biennale College Cinema and many other international script labs. Marietta von Hausswolff von Gaumgarten is also Head of MotherofSons (MOS), a development/film production company based in Stockholm.

Vít Janeček is director, writer and producer, associate professor at FAMU (Czech). He graduated from the School of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague (film studies) and from FAMU (non-fiction). His creative interest consist in considering transversal aspects of reality – science, politics, society and thought. He has curated film programs in 90ies. At FAMU co-found and first four years directed FAMU Center for Audiovisual Studies. Between 2012 and 2015 he worked as the Head of FAMU International where he transformed or developed curricular frameworks of several programs. In 2015 he has been appointed a member of Czech commission for UNESCO. Together with his wife, Slovak director Zuzana Piussi, he formed D1film production. In previous years he backed as a co/producer some of his own films or full length film “The Monk” by The Maw Naing (2014, CZ/MM), within FAMU Burma project, which he has led since 2006. He co-operates as a development advisor with Czech TV, as a writer he contributes to various papers and webmedia.