Jury | OFFshorts

Alison McCloskey

Born in 1972 in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, lives and works as a Project Manager of the BFI Future Film Academy in London, United Kingdom

  • Alison has 20 years of experience in film education and has produced over 200 short films with young people in London 
  • She was the Director of the Flipside Youth Film Festival and is now the Project Manager of the BFI Future Film Academy for 16-19 year olds
  • She is a member of the Youth Cinema Network, connecting youth film festivals and educators worldwide
  • Sits on the board of Fresh Film in Limerick

Katarína Tomková

Born in 1984 in Slovakia, lives and works as a producer in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Katarína has worked for the Slovak Film Institute during 2009 – 2015

  • During 2015 – 2021, she was programming workshops for the MIDPOINT Institute, for which she is now a feature film tutor

  • Since 2015, she has collaborated on several films acclaimed at the festival circuit

  • She is a SOFA 2015 and EAVE Producers Workshop 2016 graduate and the Slovak Producer on the Move 2021

  • Filmography (selection):
    2021: 107 Mothers / by Peter Kerekes – Venice IFF
    2020: Servants / by Ivan Ostrochovský – Berlinale
    2019: Silent Days / by Pavol Pekarčík – KVIFF
    2017: Nina / by Juraj Lehotský – KVIFF
    2016: 5 October / by Martin Kollar – IFFR

Mille Haynes

Born in 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works there as a story and publishing editor

  • Script consultant for Berlinale Talents and SAM Productions
  • Publishing editor with Politikens Forlag
  • Works in all formats: fiction, documentary, art and hybrids, films, TV series and books
  • Former curator for Future Shorts DK and former Head of CPH:LAB at CPH:DOX
  • MA in film studies and an EAVE film producer graduate

Vincent Förster | Jury Moderation

Born in 1990 in Berlin, Germany, lives and works there as a programmer and filmmaker
  • Vincent is a filmmaker and programmer from Berlin
  • His studies of International Relations, Arabic and Documentary Directing took him to Scotland, Morocco and Sudan, where he worked in educational and cultural institutes
  • He is the program manager for short films at Berlinale Generation, selects films for Filmfest Dresden and writes audio description
  • Filmography (selection):
    In Produktion: prometheus astray
    2023: formation of mental objects
    2018: some of these days
    2016: the wound that needs to be healed

Saara Mildeberg | OFFshorts Moderation

Born and raised by the Baltic Sea since 1992, lives and works in Tallinn as a freelance photographer and researcher at Tallinn University

  • Saara is a multi-local cultural researcher, festival enthusiast and cinephile
  • She has a history of odd jobs at film festivals. Highlights include coordinating film discussions at CinéDOC-Tbilisi (2018 & 2019), the international competition OFFshorts at FiSH (Filmfestival im Stadthafen; 2020) and photographers of PÖFF (Black Nights Film Festival; 2022)