It’s time to present the composition of the next jury of the Ale Kino! Festival: ECFA (European Children’s Film Association) Jury responsible for evaluating European productions.
The President of the Board of the IKS Foundation and a legal counsel, for many years she has developed her professional career as a legal advisor for non-profit organizations popularizing film culture and education, especially among children and youth. She was the coordinator of the Galicia Children Film Festival (later known as FFDD). From the first edition in 2015, Monika has been involved in organization of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, actively participating in the works of the KINOLUB programme team and providing legal assistance in relation to the organization of this cyclical event.
During her studies in film, Romance languages, literature, and business, Julia opened a renowned, award-winning arthouse cinema that she run for the next six years. Since 2006, she has worked on different projects at the Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt. Before becoming the director of LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers – she was the head of the SchulKinoWochen in Hessen for five years. For Julia, cinema is the original and genuine environment for the film art – the art that she strives to keep alive and vivid in her work.
Floortje van Spaendonck
The General Director of Cinekid – a festival for children dedicated to such areas of art as film, television, and digital media. This international event comprehensively introduces young audiences, filmmakers, and the media to all aspects of the industry, offering excellent quality workshops and master classes. Although based in Amsterdam, the festival operates throughout the country (40 cities in the Netherlands). Floor van Spaendonck is an expert in digital and visual culture and a specialist in the field of international cultural policy. Previously, she worked at Het Nieuwe Instituut (Dutch Institute of Architecture, Design, and Media); she was the CEO of Virtueel Platform (National Institute of Digital Culture) and the head of the Film and Digital Art Department at the Amsterdam Arts foundation. She graduated in contemporary history, pedagogical sciences, and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam and the Reinwardt Academy.