The Jury of Global – International Feature Competition program
Meet the Jury of Global - International Feature Competition program:
Snežana van Houwelingen, producer;
Karsten de Vreugd, fiction and documentary filmmaker;
Rovena Lule Kuka, actress and director.
Global Cinema program will screen 1 International Premiere, 3 Regional Premieres and 2 Kosovan Premieres of the films from 6 countries and 3 continents.
Selection of this category was made in collaboration with Claudia Landsberger.
Snežana van Houwelingen graduated Film Production at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. She is a graduate of the EAVE Producers program in 2011.
Snežana has produced many internationally acclaimed fiction films and documentaries. Most known and acclaimed are A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic (Sundance 2016), MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON supported by Eurimages and Media as well as BATTERY MAN, a feature documentary sold to over 10 worldwide broadcasters and IN THE DARK, a feature documentary which premiered at the IDFA.
Snežana also produced a 40 episode TV show MORNING CHANGES EVERYTHING that aired on RTS. She participated in Producers on The Move in Cannes in 2015. She has been teaching Film Production at FMK, the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.
Her and Dusan Milic’s film DARKLING currently in post-production is co-produced with Serbia, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria, and supported by Eurimages and MEDIA Creative Europe. She has a period TV show BAD BLOOD in post-production, and also one TV show and two films in the stage of development and financing.
Karsten de Vreugd is an Amsterdam based fiction and documentary maker.
His stories provoke and search to challenge the status quo. Humor and Dutchnrss are at the core of everything Karsten does.
Currently Karsten is developing a feature film and working on a drama series, two international documentary series and a feature documentary. He also runs Sugar Rush Film a Dutch film company
Rovena Lule Kuka was born in Fier, Albania. She is an actress, director and professor of Acting at the University of Arts in Tirana. As an actress she has worked in several films and theatre plays such as: "Maya", "The Delegation", "An Expat's Tale", "Father Sergius" etc. She has staged shows such as: "Gruaja në dritare", "Galaksia", "Perversitet seksual në Chicago", "Boston Marriage" etc. For more than 10 years she has been working as a professor of acting at the University of Arts, Tirana. Phd in Ethnology-Folklore.