Feature Film Jury

Francisco Gózon filmmaker, cameraman

Francisco Gózon Francisco Gózon Gabbay is a Venezuelan-Hungarian filmmaker, with a strong social commitment and extensive experience in social and human rights issues, especially dealing with the rights of ethnic minorities. Promoter of film club movement in Venezuela has studied in the "Simon Bolivar University", Caracas, in the Cegra (Graphical Studies Center) and "SZFE" (academy of performing arts and film in Budapest).

As cinematographer has worked in more than 20 feature, documentary and non-fiction films including international coo productions (Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Peru, Uruguay, Cuba) and has directed 3 fiction short films and 2 documentaries. His works have been awarded with several prizes at international film festivals.

For two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996, received the prize of "Best director of photography" at the yearly event "Hungarian Film Week"-Budapest and in March 1997 receives from the Hungarian State the "Balázs Béla" award for his contribution in Hungarian cinematography.

He has been member of the board of both the "Balázs Béla Studio" in Budapest, (alternative film studio for young filmmakers) and VTV (Venezolana de Television) Venezuelan state official channel.

In Venezuela he has co-founded PANAFILMS, socially committed production company from which develops audiovisual and educational work in Venezuela and Latin America.

He has vast experience teaching DOP-s at SZFE (performing arts academy and film in Budapest), CISA (Locarno Film School, Switzerland), METU (Budapest Metropolitan University) and SAPIENTIA Hungarian University of Transylvania.

Barnabás Tóth writer, director and producer

Barnabás Tóth Born in Strasbourg, France in 1977, Barnabás Tóth is a writer, director and producer since his diploma from Budapest Film School in 2003.

"Those Who Remained" (2019), his second feature premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2020 Oscars in the International Category.

His short film "Chuchotage" (2018) has also been shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 91th Oscars in 2019.

His short film "My Guide" (2013) has been viewed by over 1,5 million times on vimeo within a week making it one of the most successful short films ever made in Hungary.

"Mastergame", his third feature film is about to be released in November 2023 by Juno11 Films.

Joseph Hodges visual designer

Barnabás Tóth Joseph Hodges has over 30 years of experience in the film and television industry working on projects that include What Happened to Monday, 24, Terra Nova, The Shawshank Redemption, Dracula and Hook. He received Excellence in Production Design Award nominations from the Art Directors Guild for his work on 24.

Born to a Mallorcan mother and English father he now resides in Mallorca.