Shorts Film Competition Jury President
Fu Jia (Mainland China)
Fu Jia, Senior Producer, is a well-known industry insider with more than 20 years of experience in the film and television industry. She has worked for Beijing Taihe Entertainment as the Deputy General Manager, the Executive Director of “Fresh Shoots”.
She is currently the General Manager of Beijing Fun Gang Pictures Co.,Ltd., Director of the CFDG the China Film Directors Association’s program to support promising young China-based directors.
She has worked for major international studios including Columbia Pictures Asia and Sony Pictures Entertainment, and has also independently produced several acclaimed films.
Filmography: <In the Heat of the Sun>, < Big Shot’s Funeral>, <The Missing Gun>,<The Equation of Love And Death>, <Warriors of Heaven and Earth>, <Singing When We Are Young>, <Kung Fu Yoga>, <Explosion>, <Knock Knock> which is the Most Potential Cooperation Award of Beijing International Film Festival, etc.
Representative TV series: <Moscow Action>, <Romance to the Left, Marriage to the Right> etc.
Shorts Film Competition Jury
Johnny Ma (Canada)
Johnny Ma was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada at age 10. He is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program and an alumni of the Sundance screenwriting and Venice Biennale College Labs. In 2016 his debut feature OLD STONE premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Best Canadian First Feature Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Screen Awards (Canadian Academy). Most recently, TO LIVE TO SING world premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Director’s fortnight and Johnny made a short film contribution to Pablo Larrain’s quarantine anthology HOMEMADE available on Netflix. Currently Johnny resides in San Sebastian del Oeste Mexico.
Mathilde Henrot (France)
Born in 1975, with a diploma from HEC Business School, INALCO (B.A. in Chinese), Paris X (B.A in Philosophy) and Paris II (LLM in Literary and Artistic Copyright Law), Mathilde Henrot worked 8 years for MK2 as Director of Sales, also handling acquisitions.
In 2010, together with Alessandro Raja, she founded Festival Scope Pro, https://pro.festivalscope.com, the benchmark online service for film professionals allowing them to watch on demand films from more than 90 of the most prestigious international film festivals. Festival Scope, launched by the duo in 2016, focuses on festivals’ catch up screenings for an audience of film lovers worldwide. ArteKino, developed with ARTE since 2016 presents to European audiences emerging and confirmed European talents online and in cinemas.
She founded also Maharaja Films, production company which lineup includes “The Strife of Love in a Dream” directed by Camille Henrot, recipient of the Biennale Silver Lion in 2013 for “Grosse Fatigue”; “Smugglers’ Songs” directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Jean Vigo Prize in 2011, Locarno Official Competition 2011; “Alps” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Venice Official Competition 2011 -Best Screenplay and “Saturday” directed by Camille Henrot (Palais de Tokyo Carte Blanche October 2017)
Since 2012 she curates the Kinoscope program of the Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Since 2018 she is a member of the Selection Committee of the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland).