Feature film jury

Kristóf Deák

Kristóf Deák Kristóf Deák is an award-winning Hungarian filmmaker born in Budapest, in 1982.

Coming from a background of editing and music, he trained at SZFE in Budapest and Westminster Film School in London.

His short film SING earned critical appraisal and recognition including the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2017. His period TV satire CAPTIVES won the Hungarian Film Award in 2020 in 10 categories including Best Film and Best Directing. THE GRANDSON is his first theatrical feature film.


2010: Golf with a Shotgun (short)

2011: Hacktion (crime thriller series)

2016: Sing (short) – Academy Award for Best Live action Short film (2017)

2017: Come Around (comedy series)

2018: Best Game Ever (short)

2019: Captives (TV drama)

2022: The Grandson (first theatrical feature)

Jeannine Oppewall

Jeannine Oppewall

Jeannine Oppewall grew up near Boston and moved to Los Angeles after college to work with the Office of Charles and Ray Eames; at that time the Eames Office was the pre-eminent design team of the United States, known for their furniture design, exhibition design and their many small personal films. Jeannine learned design at the feet of the master, so to speak.

After leaving the Eames Office, she worked briefly producing radio documentaries and doing some freelance writing, eventually finding a place in the art department of the motion picture business, working for production designers Paul Sylbert and Ferdinando Scarfiotti.

The first film Jeannine designed was Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duval and directed by Bruce Beresford. She has received Academy Award nominations for LA Confidential, directed by Curtis Hansen; Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, both directed by Gary Ross, and The Good Shepherd, directed by Bob DeNiro. Other films for which she is known are Catch Me if You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, for which she received an Art Directors Guild award in 2003; The Bridges of Madison County, directed by Clint Eastwood; and The Music Box, directed by Costa Gavras.

She spent 9 years on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and many more years serving on various AMPAS committees, among them the Foreign Language Film Committee. In 2014 she received the Camerimage award given to a production designer “with unique visual sensitivity,” and in 2019 a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild. Jeannine has given numerous lectures over the years at such institutions as the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, and the International Film and Television School in Havana, Cuba.

Gábor Szabó, cameraman

Gábor Szabó

Hungarian cinematographer, founder and president of the Hungarian Cinematographers Association (HCA). As cinematographer he has completed dozens of feature films, including the one and only movie in which the highly acclaimed cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond ASC worked as director. Apart from all those feature films, Gábor Szabó has shot a number of documentaries, works for television, also many commercials and music videos.

He has earned several international awards, including an Acadamy Award nomination for The Revolt of Job as Best Foreign Language film. His recent work Strangled was chosen Best Cinematograpy of the Year in Hungary. The film is included in HBO and NETFLIX film lists.

Beside actual movie making he also teaches university students of cinematography and film making.