FIDLab 2016 Jury
|Rima Mismar||Marie-Pierre Vallé||Paolo Benzi|
|Deputy Director - Film Programs Manager : Arab Fund for Arts and Culture||Head of Acquisitions : Wild Bunch||Producer, founder : Okta Film
|After her studies in Communication Arts (Radio/TV/Film emphasis) at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Rima Mismar began as a film critic.
She worked briefly in television, writing and producing several episodes of The Arabic Lens (Al Adasa Al Arabiya), a series on Arab cinema broadcasted by Al-Jazeera channel between 2005 and 2008. She also wrote and researched a number of feature documentaries. She had contributed to serious critical writings on Arab cinema, moderated panels and wrote for several regional media.
Rima Mismar has joined the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in June 2011 as the Film Programs Manager and oversees films’ general call and special film programs In addition to serving as Deputy.
|Bachelor of Arts (Litterature and History of Art), Marie Pierre Vallé was responsible for TV films acquisitions at TF1, then creative Director at StudioCanal. Since 2008, Head of Acquisitions at Wild Bunch working with domestic and international independent film companies.
Wild Bunch, created in 2002, is an independent Paris-based European film distribution and production services company that manages a library of more than 1.150 films that have been successful all over the world and often received awards on numerous important film festivals.
Wild Bunch particularly looks for young directors and new talents.
|Paolo Benzi lives and works in Italy where he founded Okta Film, independent film production company.
Among produced films : L’estate di Giacomo by Alessandro Comodin (2011, 78’), Redemption by Miguel Gomes (2013, 27’), The Other Side by Roberto Minervini (2015, 92’) and I tempi felici verranno presto by Alessandro Comodin (2016, 100’). In developement : Semina il vento by Danilo Caputo (2017) and Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us by Roberto Minervini (2018).
Since 2012, Paolo Benzi is Head of Tutors of Emerging Producers program as a part of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.