Dubravka Lakić is a film critic and columnist, author of books on cinema and of specialised TV programs about cinema. Born in Belgrade, Lakić graduated in 1983 in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences, at the University of the same city. She is a member of the European Film Academy (EFA), of Fedeora Executive Board and of FIPRESCI. She is known as a film selector of Cinema City Internationale Film Festival di Novi Sad, a member of the Board of the Belgrade documentary film festival Beldocs and a member of the Board of Serbian Film Center, among others. Some of her published books include Uvećanje – Majstori moderne režije (Close Up – Masters of Modern Direction, 1998), and monographs on Goran Paskaljević, Dorota Kedzierzawska and Andreas Dresen.


Born in Forlì, Italy, Emanuela Martini holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna. A freelance journalist, since 1977 she has been a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Cineforum”, which she has been directing since 2020. A film critic for the weekly magazine “Film TV”, of which she was editor-in-chief between 1999 and 2007, she has published countless monographs and has collaborated on collective volumes on cinema. A member of the selection committee for several film festivals, including the Venice Film Festival, for many years she collaborated with Bergamo Film Meeting, which she co-directed with Angelo Signorelli from 1987 to 2007, and with Torino Film Festival, of which she was artistic director between 2014 and 2019.


Edvinas Pukšta, born in Vilnius, is a programmer, film hunter and selector, industry expert and consultant, member of the European Film Academy. Currently he watches and scouts films for Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and advises Meeting Point Vilnius on upcoming projects after 15 years of programming, coordinating, scheduling for the Vilnius International Film Festival. From 2018 till 2020 he was invited as independent expert to join the Selection Committee of the European Film Awards. In 2019 and in 2021 was adviser and industry expert for First Cut Lab. He also previously judged short and feature films as a Jury member in many festivals such as Cannes and Busan.