The Jury 2019

ROBERTO PAGLIALONGA (ITALY)

Journalist, he holds a PhD in History of International Relations at the University of Florence. He is currently in charge of the press office pf the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development, and writes about literature in the Italian newspaper Il Foglio. He collaborated in the artistic realization of the Holy See pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015 (Gold Medal Award for theme development) and at EXPO Astana 2017 in Kazakhstan. From 2010 to 2013 he worked in the staff of the Italian Minister of University Research and Education. He wrote “The outgoing Church of Paul VI. International travel and peace diplomacy of the first Pope who met the world "(2015). Born in Desenzano del Garda, in the province of Brescia (Italy) in 1978, he lives in Rome. He is married with Sara and is the father of Matteo and Elisa.

SHANTA NEPALI (NEPAL)

Shanta Nepali is a founder, director and producer of Shanta Nepali Productions. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in tourism and rural development from the Tribhuvan University, she has worked in different newspapers and Radios as a Journalist. After many years of working in the News sector, she realized that she has a passion for film making and traveling. And she finally followed her passion producing programs focusing on adventure tourism, travel, and nature for different television channels. From climbing mountain peaks to riding motorbikes across the high Himalayan valleys all the while beautifully capturing nature and people at their best in her camera, Shanta is in her element working in wild and challenging locations. 

LIYA GILMUTDINOVA (RUSSIA)

Expert in the field of cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation). She graduated from Kazan State Pedagogical University, faculty of Russian philology. She directed several documentaries from 2005 and 2016.

GODFREY OMORODION AIBUEDEFE (NIGERIA)

Godfrey Omorodion is a filmmaker, development worker and ICT Consultant. Besides being involved in numerous humanitarian activities, he is the President of the Nigeria Film Society; founder and Festival Director of Benin City Film Festival; CEO of Abog Communications; founding partner of the  Arise Education Scholarship Foundation and  Committee Member for the Environmental Development and Social Justice Initiatives . Over the past two and a half decades, he has worked in a wide variety of sectors, always moved by the mission of bringing good to his country.

M HAMID (BANGLADESH)

Mr. M Hamid is widely known as an eminent cultural and media personality in Bangladesh. He is one of the pioneer leaders in neo theater movement and film society activity in Bangladesh. He was honored by many national and International awards for his works in theater and documentary. He is a freedom fighter in the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He took a vital role in setting Bangladesh Film and Television Institute. Presently he is engaged in Film, Television and Theater education.