FIPRESCI Jury
Jean-Max Mejean

Jean-Max Mejean

France

Jean-Max Méjean is a writer and critic. He wrote about 30 books about great directors such as Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Sergeï Parajanov and Emir Kusturica. He also managed some cinema collective works: Philosophie et cinéma (CinémAction, n°94), Comment parler de cinéma (L’Harmattan), etc. He wrote for Jeune Cinéma, Éclipses and on the website www.iletaitunefoislecinema.com and http://www.jeunecinema.fr. His last publications are: L'Atalante, éditions Gremese, collection Les meilleurs films de notre vie, Rome, 2017; La Grande Vadrouille de Gérard Oury, éditions Gremese, collection Լes Films sélectionnés, Rome, 2020; Bruno Dumont, un funambule de génie (dir.), Jacques Flament alternative éditoriale, La Neuville Aux-Joûtes, 2020.

Davide Magnisi

Davide Magnisi

Italy

Davide Magnisi, teacher and film critic, has collaborated with newspapers, magazines, websites and film reviews. He has published three volumes on Stanley Kubrick (Gli orizzonti del cinema di Stanley Kubrick, 2003; Il dottor Stranamore, 2020; Barry Lyndon, 2022), two on Fernando di Leo (Di Leo calibro 9, 2017; Il cinema di Fernando di Leo, 2017), one on Sam Mendes (Sam Mendes. Da Shakespeare a Bond, 2018), one on Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Ballad, 2019), one on Umberto Lenzi (Il cinema rovente di Umberto Lenzi, 2021) and one on the Vanzina brothers (Il cinema dei fratelli Vanzina, 2022), as well as having taken part in numerous collective books (including, Cineasti di Puglia, 2006-2007; Riccardo Cucciolla, 2012; Il cinema di Domenico Paolella, 2014; Paul. Il cinema di Verhoven, 2021). Member of the SNCCI and of FIPRESCI, he has been part of numerous juries in international film festivals.

Ruzan Avetisyan

Ruzan Avetisyan

Armenia

In 1983, she graduated from the directing department of the Yerevan State Institute of Art and Theater. From 1984 to 2014, she worked at the Public Television of Armenia as a director, then as the head of the film program and dubbing department. Since 2020, she has been working at the National Cinema Center of Armenia as the head of the applications and protocols department.