Jury

Nick Torrens, Director (Jury President)

Nick Torrens is a founding member and former National Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference. He has commissioned documentary for the SBS TV Network, designed and directed courses for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, taught documentary history and practice, chaired international forums, prepared industry submissions and reviews, assessed projects for federal and state film agencies, acted as mentor for emerging filmmakers and worked to enhance the profile and sense of community among documentary practitioners.

Torrens is one of Australia’s foremost authors of original documentary, filming subjects in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. His work is shown at major film festivals, in cinemas and on international television. The films examine the forces that shape the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people.

They include CHINA’S 3DREAMS, THE MEN WHO WOULD CONQUER CHINA, TO GET RICH IS GLORIOUS, RUNNING FROM THE GHOST, Vis à vis: TECHNO TRIBAL and LIBERAL RULE: The Politics that Changed Australia

 

Panagiotis Tsolias, Director of Communications, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

Panagiotis Tsolias is the Director of the Communication Department of ERT S.A. He is a journalist and member of the Journalist’s Union of Athens Daily Newspapers. He has extensive experience in communication and outreach activities. He holds a MPhil in History of Philosophy and he is a PhD Candidate in Intellectual History. He is the co-author of several books and has published a significant number of scientific articles and reviews.

Razia Iqbal, Journalist, BBC

Razia Iqbal was born in Uganda, Kampala and moved to London as a child. She is a presenter for BBC News: she is one of the main hosts of Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio, which is broadcast around the world, including on more than 300 NPR stations in the US. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on the BBC’s national network, Radio 4.  She was the BBC’s arts correspondent for a decade, during which she travelled around the world covering arts and culture for television news. She has been a journalist with the BBC for nearly three decades. She has worked as a political reporter, and as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Most recently, she has covered the 2016 Presidential campaign in the US; the German and Turkish elections and travelled in India and Pakistan making programmes for radio and television.

 

Nadia Stylianou, Cultural Attaché

Dr Nadia Stylianou is currently the Director of the Cyprus Cultural Centre in Athens which is affiliated to the Embassy of Cyprus. She is also a visiting researcher at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier and at the University of Cyprus. She studied Modern Greek and French Philology and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Geneva, Lyon and Montpellier. She was awarded a doctorate degree with Honours from the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier. She taught Modern Greek Philology and Greek civilization in various universities in Cyprus and abroad, such as the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, the University of Lyon, the University of Cyprus, and the Pafos Neapolis University.