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Jury Members 2024
Psaroloco International Film Festival for Children & Young People 






Agustí Argelich I Spain


Artistic director and co-founder of FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (2001-2023), Artistic director of BCN SPORTS FILM (2010-2023), programmer SUBTRAVELLING International Short Film Fest – Barcelona/Seoul (2007-2023), Director of the short film program CURTCIRCUIT 33 (TV3 Televisió de Catalunya) (2005-2022), Member of the ACC - Catalan Cinema Academy, Member of CFF Catalunya Film Festivals. Jury and conferences at festivals: Roanne (France), Mostra del Cortometraggio Vicenza (Italy), Dr Mabuse (Spain), TerrorMolins (Spain), Regard (Canada), Short Film Corner Cannes (France), Cannes Indie Awards (France), OFF-COURTS Trouville (France), Tous-Courts AIx-e-Provence (France), Animac Lleida (Spain), Crypshow (Spain), Sitges (Spain) , Docs Barcelona (Spain), Medimed Sitges (Spain), Benidorm Film Festival (Spain), Alcances Cádiz (Spain), Short Cat (Spain), Clermont.Ferrand (France), Circuito Off Venice (Italia), ImagineNative Toronto (Canadà), etc, schools cinema: ESCAC, CINEACCION, FX Animation, EL MEU PRIMER FESTIVAL (Children Short Films), etc. Producer and director of more than 20 short films (fiction, animation and documentary), the latest work THE LAST MATADOR (2022, Animation Catalonia-Finland-Sweeden-Rep Txeque), 30 selections International festivals (Tampere, Helsinki, Badalona, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Clermont-F, Aix en Provence, Festival de Málaga, etc) Actually: Coordinator documentary coproductions TV3 Televisió de Catalunya and director program EL DOCUMENTAL


Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz AL Bashir I Saudi Arabia

Writer and screenwriter interested in media production, reading, and critique Director of the Cultural Program at the Al-Ahsa Culture and Arts Association. Coordinator Writer (Assistant). Member of the General Assembly at Al-Ahsa Al-Adib Club. Member of the Editing Committee at Al-Mashaqar. Supervisor of the Thought Reading Team. Certified Trainer from King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue. Head of Scenario Judging Committee at the Saudi Films Festival in 2017. Member of the Film Judging Committee for Saudi Arabia in 2017. Head of the Scenario Judging Committee for the "We Are All Soldiers of the Nation" film competition at the Al-Ahsa Culture and Arts Association in 2019


Maarit Jaakkola I Sweden

Maarit Jaakkola, PhD, is co-director of Nordicom, a centre for Nordic media research, and an associate professor in journalism at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Her research interests are located at the intersection of media, culture and learning and include, among other things, media and information literacy (MIL), digital cultural practices and national minorities. Currently, Jaakkola leads the national Swedish MIL researchers network and coordinates MIL divisions at ECREA and NordMedia. She has previously led the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy & Intercultural Dialogue University Network and is a member of the regional chapter of North America and Europe of the UNESCO MIL Alliance. She is also a member of the council of film pedagogy at the Swedish Film Institute and has previously worked at the Tampere International Film Festival in Finland.


 Effie Pappa I Greece


Effie Pappa is an Award winning Director (Animation and Live Action) based in Athens and London.

Her work explores characters and discusses universal  themes depicting human concerns through allegory, absurdism and humour. Her films have been screened and awarded internationally; with her stand out film “My Stuffed Granny”, winning twenty Awards for Best short film (Edinburgh Film Festival, Tokyo Anime Awards, Palm Springs, Hamptons) and screening in hundreds, including ANNECY’s Official selection. Effie also directs selective commercials and music videos -

"Wild World" by Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and “The Little Elephant” by George Hadjipieris, are amongst the most popular ones, gaining more than 80 Million Youtube views. At 2022 her latest short “IN BETWEEN” is being released, and 
a year later she directs Mailchimp’s “All in a Day’s Work” season 2, a six stop motion episodes series. At 2023, she lunches Dr.Happy Productions, and develops a 2D Animated Kids TV Show called “My Name is Lulo!”.
Her work is featured in Rolling Stone, BFI Showcase, Short of the Week, ABC and The Fader amongst others.


Bert Pieters I Belgium

Bert Pieters is father of 2 sons, aged 6 and 9, who are passionate about watching and making films. Weekends are often filled with building sets or listening to stage directions from one of his children. On a professional level he is staff member visual literacy, disinformation and online hate at Mediawijs, the Flemish knowledge center for digital and media literacy. He co-created different educational tools about visual language, propaganda, conspiracy thinking, polarization and online hate. He currently is working on the TeaMLit project that aims to form and strengthen a network of teacher trainers working on media literacy all over Europe.


Nikos Tsouknidas I Greece

Nikos Tsouknidas has lived, worked and studied (NTUA, Kyudai) as an illustrator and an engineer in Greece, Japan and the UK. In his 12 year career at the BBC he has coded in almost all programming languages (except Perl) and there is a 99.99% chance that when you visit a BBC webpage your browser runs his code. He has presented papers in Siggraph, ADADA (Asia), is an alumni of the MEXT Japan Scholarship, he experiments with maps, graphs, mixed reality and artificial intelligence, he has attended workshops in fashion illustration, writing and animation (House of Illustrations, Animart, Imperial War Museum), exhibited in festivals and art shows (TCAF, ThoughtBubble, Comicdom, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation), spoken and lead workshops at Design Matters in Copenhagen, DiBi Edinburgh, Front-End London and his first long form graphic novel “Portraits” has been published in June 23 by Éditions Dargaud.

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