International Jury

Delia Ackerman – President

South America – Peru

Delia Ackerman holds an M.Sc. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Columbia University, Delia Ackerman is a Peruvian filmmaker of international renown. award-winner at numerous festivals around the world. festivals around the world.

His films focus on nature conservation and Latin America’s rich cultural heritage.cultural heritage of Latin America.
She has worked for television and the press, collaborating on projects with Time Magazine, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel.

His most recent film,
Hatun Phaqcha, Tierra Sana
highlights the nutritional potential of superfoods. Winner of numerous awards at numerous festivals (Lima Film Festival, Toronto Women Film Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival, Malaga Film Festival, Chicago Latino Film Festival), it was part of the international selection for the 2023 edition of FIFES.

Delia Ackerman at FIFES 2023 during the debate moderated by Sébastien Fouillade, following the screening of her film Hatun Phaqcha

Shariq Patel
Asia – India

Managing Director of Zee Studios, Shariq Patel is responsible for the production and acquisition of films, as well as their monetization in all national and international markets.

Having worked for more than 25 years in various sectors, Shariq Patel between his stints at Viacom and Zee Studios, produced the feature film entitled
Dharam Sankat Mein
. He has also produced several videos for corporate clients.

Zee Studios’ major successes over the past five years include:
The Kashmir Files
, Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway,
oday Goday Chaa
. Shariq Patel has steered the studio towards producing world-class cinema, with films selected at prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Sydney (Kennedydirected by Anurag Kashyap), Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Durban and Sydney (Joramwith Manoj Bajpayee) and Berlin (Aatmapampleta Marathi film).

Camille de Casabianca

Europe – France

Camille de Casabianca began her career as a screenwriter and actress, winning various awards including the César for original screenplay and adaptation (1987), the Prix Frédéric Rossif and the XXIst Century Filmmaker Award in New York.
Filmmaker Award). His filmography includes
Beijing Centra
a comedy shot in China,
After the Rain
a comedy about humanitarian aid in Africa, Le Fabuleux Destin de Madame Petlet and
Vive nous!
two social comedies.

She also directed
which follows an adopted child in Colombia and Alaska, Tatami, which follows a judo champion preparing for the world championships, and two documentaries on political life: C’est parti and
Ça marche !?

Suite à la pandémie, his latest film,
L’Heure du départ
was the subject of numerous public debates in France and Belgium.

Also a writer, she has published several novels and short stories.

Sani Magori
Africa – Niger

Director, scriptwriter, editor, producer and senior civil servant, Sani Elhadj Magori is known for his documentaries
Koukan Kourcia 2 : les médiatrices
Le Cri de la tourterelle
(Koukan Kourcia) (2010),
Notre pain capital
(2008) and
Pour le meilleur et pour l’oignon !

After graduating as a State Engineer in Saharan agronomy in Algeria, he worked as a journalist for various French and Nigerian magazines and newspapers. In 2008, he completed a Master’s 2 in creative documentary filmmaking at the Université Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis (Senegal), before moving into filmmaking. His second documentary,
Pour le meilleur et pour l’oignon!
was awarded the Prix Jean Rouch at the African Documentary Film Forum in Niamey in 2008.

Since February 2018, Sani Elhadj Magori has been Director General of the Centre National de la Cinématographie du Niger (CNCN).

Image from the documentary Pour le meilleur et pour l’oignon !

Takeo Kodera
Asia – Japan

For almost 30 years in the entertainment industry, Takeo Kodera has been involved in a variety of projects: acquisitions, sales, intellectual property licensing and international co-productions.

During his career in production, he was co-producer of the documentary filmproducer of the documentary film Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda dedicated to by an internationally renowned composer, and premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. He also co-produced the Sino-Japanese film,
based on the best-selling novel TheMiracles at Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino.

His latest film is
Serpent’s Path
(a Franco-Japanese co-production directed by renowned Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa and starring Ko Shibasaki and Damien Bonnard.

Illustration from the novel TheMiraclesat Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino