We would like to present to you our wonderful jury members in the short film competition of the III edition of the OKO Film Festival!
These three people are true experts in the fields of history, film criticism and ethnology, which is a real “combo” to fully and fairly evaluate the participating films in different aspects.
Among them are Sebastian Majstorowicz from Austria, Lamia Fathy from Egypt and Marta Domaczowska from Poland.
More details about their biography and fields of interest are available below.
Sebastian Majstorovic (Austria)
Digital historian who works with audiovisual sources and ethnographic documentaries have been his lifelong passion. Sebastian co-founded the international grassroots initiative "Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online" (SUCHO), which supports the digital preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage. He studied History, Film, and East European Studies in London, Belgrade, and Florence and currently works as a Digital Humanities Consultant in Vienna.
Lamia Fathy (Egypt)
Film Critic & Film Programmer based in Berlin, FIPRESCI member. Studied Drama & Criticism at Ain Shams University in Cairo and participated in several trainings and workshops on Physical Theater and Filmmaking. Member of EFCA – Egyptian Film Critics Association. Worked as a film programmer in several film festivals in Egypt and was the Artistic Director Assistant at CIFCW – Cairo International Film Critics Week in its 2nd and 3rd Editions.
Marta Domachowska (Poland)
Ethnologist, cultural animator, researcher of Polish folk culture, student of rural singers, dancers and musicians. Co-founder of the Toruń "n obrotów" group for the promotion of traditional music and dance and the Traditional Music Forum of Poland. For several years she has been exploring, practicing and popularizing Polish musical traditions, incl. through field research and organizing dances, concerts, workshops and singers' meetings. She conducts dance and vocal workshops as well as meetings for families using traditional children's folklore. On a daily basis, she works as an educator at the Ethnographic Museum in Toruń.