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SHORT RIGA International Competition Jury

Miguel Dias
Short film producer and programmer, Portugal

Director of the company Curtas Metragens CRL, active in programming, distribution and production of short films. A programmer of Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, and director of Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency, for the promotion and international sales and distribution of Portuguese short films.

Edmunds Jansons
Film director and artist, Latvia

He works as an animation film director and graphic designer at his studio Atom Art. His animation films have been screened all over the world and have won prizes at Animafest Zagreb, interfilm, Hiroshima, KROK, Sommets du cinéma d’animation, SICAF (Seoul), CICFF (Chicago), LIAF (London), etc. He is also a recognized children’s book illustrator.

Emilia Mazik
Festival Director, Poland

Project coordinator at Ad Arte Foundation of Cultural Education in Poznan. She has been involved in multiple interdisciplinary projects, including educational activities, programming and short film distribution. In 2019, she has become director of the Short Waves Festival, the most concise short film festival in Poland.

Rich Warren
Festival Director, United Kingdom

Festival Director for Encounters, the UK's leading short film, animation and VR celebration. The festival prioritises the showcasing, supporting and progression of new and emerging talent in the moving image. A member of the programming team at the Australian and international short film festival Flickerfest.

Alise Zariņa
Film director and film critic, Latvia

Publicist, film critic and outspoken feminist. She has been working on her short film projects and in the advertising industry. She has studied advertising in Paris and filmmaking in Baltic Film and Media school. Presently doing her MA in film directing at the Latvian Academy of Culture. Her feature debut is Blakus (2019).