1-6 JUNE 2004, Rhodes, Greece
Festival's Jury 2004
  AWARDS 2004

In ECOCINEMA 2004 the international juries' members will award the following categories:

  • for feature films with 12 entries

  • for short films (running time less than 50 min) with 31 entries

  • Special Competition section with films on wetlands (MedWet Prize)

  • Special Competition section for Mediterranean films (MAP/UNEP Prize)

  • Special Competition section for Greek films (Awards-Incentives, Greek film Centre)


Stefan Tolz

Stefan Tolz (37) has been working as a free-lance filmmaker in Germany for more then 10 years and has had various teaching appointments in the field of documentary film and TV journalism. Two years ago he co-founded the Filmquadrat Production company in Munich, which produces internationally financed high end documentaries. Among his own works are well-received feature documentaries like Power Lies Elsewhere on anti-nuclear movements in Germany, which won the “Environmental Prize” at the International Filmfestival in Mannheim and multi-award winning On the Edge of Time, a documentary on male domains in the Caucasus, which was screened at Ecocinema in 2002.

Artemis Zenetou

Artemis Zenetou is the Executive Director of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. She spent 18 years in the U.S. and has worked for several national and international organizations including the: Federal Reserve Bank- Cultural Affairs, Boston; Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Presidential Inaugural Committee for Art and Cultural Initiatives, and the World Bank where she established the first Art and Cultural Program. She has co-authored two books: Museums; a Place To Work (1996) and Gender Perspectives: Essays on Women in Museums (1991). She served on the Board of the Cultural Olympiad, Ministry of Cultural Affairs (2000-2004) and on the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004).
Guest lecturer at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki for the graduate program on Museum Studies.

Menelaos Karamaghiolis

Born in 1962 in Thebes, Greece. He is a graduate of the Byzantine-Modern Studies Department of the University of Athens Philosophical School. His filmography includes among others Black Out (1998) and Rom (1990), which won many awards and distinctions both in Greece and abroad and were highly acclaimed by the critics. He has worked for many years in TV and radio (
Third Channel of the National Greek Radio) and he has written essays and short stories that have been published in collections, magazines and newspapers.

Julia Kasprzak

Julia Kasprzak was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in France and Canada. For the last ten years, she has been acquiring and programming documentaries for Canal + channels across Europe. Throughout this period she developed documentary thematic strands for Canal + Nordic (Scandinavia), Canal + Benelux and Canal + Poland. Based in Paris, France, she is currently working on her first documentary.

Yannis Sakiotis

Dr of Political Science, he lives and works in Athens. His main occupation has to do with environmental policy making of SYNaspismos of the Left of Movements and Ecology party. Writer, researcher and contributor of articles on ecological issues, scientific contributor of the GEOtropio weekly magazine (published by Eleftherotypia newspaper), co-publisher of greek ecological magazines (Ecotopia, Daimon of Ecologia & Nea Ecologia) and an active member of greek environmental society.

Masoud Amralla Al Ali

Born in Sharjah, UAE, in 1967. Curator & Director of "Emirates Film Competition". Special Advisor and Arabic Film programmer at the Dubai International Film Festival. He has done extensive work in the fields of poetry and novel and has written numerous film reviews. His writings were published in many Arab magazines and newspapers. He has also directed several shorts and documentaries including Al-Rumram (1994), The Rainbow Room - 100 Years of Cinema (1996), Horizontals and Ornament in the Baroque Age (1999). He published a collection of poetry under the title Hymns of the Seagull.

Koralia Georgakopoulou

She has received her BA in History (Queen Mary College, University of London) and her MA in European Studies (University of Reading). She has worked as head of the trailers department at the Mega TV Channel and at the programme promotion department at the SKY TV Channel. Since 1996 she has been working at the Star TV Channel as supervisor of entertainment shows and at the programme promotion department, and as production supervisor and programme manager. Since 2002 she has been head of the Greek programme department.

Mike Bolland

Mike Bolland started in Scotland as a film editor moving to London in 1973 to produce and direct with the BBC Community Programme Unit. In 1981 Mike joined newly formed Channel 4 where he commissioned Comedy and Entertainment shows.
In 1990 as Controller of Arts and Entertainment he left the Channel to spend the next six years as an independent producer.
He is now back home in Scotland where he is Head of Comedy and Entertainment at the BBC.

Alexandra Karidis

Architect, Urban & Regional Planner MSc. She is a graduate of the Polytechneion-NTUA (1973). She did her post-graduate studies at the Architectural Association School (1975-76) and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1976-77). After a 22-year long experience as Project Leader at the Public Corporation for Urban Development & Housing (1978-99) she runs a private consultant’s office since 2000, focusing in historic sites, their environment and inhabitants.

Nikos Panayotopoulos

Photographer, professor of Art Photography, at the Photography Department, School of Applied Arts, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, PhD research student in the School of Art, Design and Technologies, University of Derby, U.K. Born in Athens. Studied photography at the School of Communication, Polytechnic of Central London (1974-77). Co-founder and partner of the Photography Centre of Athens since 1979. Nikos Panayotopoulos is also a lecturer and writer on photographic theory and criticism and organizer of photographic research projects, seminars, workshops, events & exhibitions.
He has been co-organizer and participant in conferences and also a member of national and international juries. His personnal photographic work has been exhibited and published continuously from 1978 in Greece and abroad
(U.S.A., Canada, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Finland, Israel, China).

Lucien Chabason

Born in 1941 in Paris (France), Coordinator of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP) in Athens since 1994, studied law, economics and sociology at the University of Paris before entering the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1968). He followed environmental issues in the Prime Minister’s Office, then was the Division Head for land and landscape planning in the Ministry of Environment (1978-1984) and the Director of the Research Division (1984-1988). Between 1988 and 1990, Lucien Chabason was Director of the office of the Minister of Environment and the person in charge of the preparation of the Green Plan for France, adopted by the Government in 1991. He is an expert to OECD for the evaluation of environmental performance of Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Poland. Furthermore, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Political Studies Institute of Paris between 1989 and 1994, Lucien Chabason taught a Doctorate-level seminar in Political Science on the same topic. In 1997, he was a visiting professor at the European University Institute in Florence.

Vassilis Leontiadis

Vassilis Leontiadis is a film-TV producer. Since 1965 he has been working as a film technician (editor) in feature films. In 1971 he founded the Motion film production company and in 1987 the Movies film production company. In 1999 he co-founded the Seven Stars film production company in which he now holds the office of Managing Director. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SAPOE (Association of Greek Independent Audiovisual Producers), a member of PAKT (Film-TV Producers Guild) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Film Centre.

Polydefkis Papadopoulos

He is a journalist and a sociologist specializing on Mass Media. He has studied in Greece, USA and France. Since the early '80s he has been participating in the first ecological movements in Greece. He has taken part in the making of political and cultural documentaries. He has worked as an advisor on audiovisual issues at the Hellenic Foundation of Culture and as a press advisor at the Greek Ministry of the Environment. He is currently working as a journalist at several Greek Mass Media, as an advisor on Press & Communication at the European Parliament Bureau in Greece and teaches "European Union & Communication Issues" at the Communication and Mass Media Department of the University of Athens and at the Public Administration School in Greece.


Spyros Kouvelis

Spyros Kouvelis was born in Athens, Greece. He holds an MSc in Agricultural/ Environmental Economics from the University of Reading in the UK. He has worked as Acting Chief Executive Officer of WWF Greece until 1997. Member of the Agriculture and European policy teams of WWF International, and chair of the WWF Mediterranean Team. From 1997 to 2000 he worked as an Athens-based consultant to the WWF European Policy Office. In 1997 he was appointed Advisor to the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works of Greece, where he worked until 2001. Since 2001, he holds the position of MedWet Coordinator, directing the MedWet Coordination Unit in Athens, a Ramsar outposted unit responsible for the coordination of the Mediterranean Wetlands initiative that covers all 25 Mediterranean countries, 4 wetland centres and 4 international NGOs. He is fluent in Greek, English and French.

Marc van Fucht

Between 1987 and 1991 he studied editing and directing at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as an assistant editor to the Academy Award winner Bert Haanstra.
Since 1996 he has been working as a producer and director.
His documentary Life in Ebb and Flow won the Second Prize at the Ecocinema Film Festival in 2002. He is now preparing the first documentary co-production between Greece and Holland together with the MedWet organisation.

Sebastia Semene Guitart

Sebastia Semene Guitart is a biologist specialized in Evolutionary Biology.
He also developed his skills in the communications field as a journalist for a national newspaper in Andorra, dealing with cinema and society issues, and has broadcast for two radio stations.
He is now working in the Ramsar Secretariat as Special Assistant for Media, Outreach and Culture.



Stavros Yfantis

Activist and active member of ecological movements in Greece for more than 20 years and part of various activities in defense of the environment, the quality of life and the right to be different.
He has been the editor of the magazine OIKOTOPIA since 1989 and director of the "The Earth Festival" since 2001.
The book Everyday Ecology that he co-wrote with Stefano Generali was published in April 2004 in Greece, Italy and France.

Anna Kremezi-Margaritouli

Anna Kremezi-Margaritouli has been designing and creating environmental material (slides series, educational packages, exhibitions, publications) and activities for children and young people for at least twenty years. She has written two scripts for short films and has co-operated in the making of environmental films and CD-ROMs. She is currently working professionally at the Friends of the Goulandri National History Museum and as a volunteer at the ARCHELON society of which she is a founding member.

Dimitris Indares

Born in Patra, Greece, in 1964. He studied Political Science and International Relations at Panteion University (1987) and Film Directing at the Stavrakos Film and TV School (1987). He has worked as assistant director to Pantelis Voulgaris, Nikos Perakis, Frida Liappa, Diagoras Chronopoulos and as production manager in Periklis Hoursoglou’s Lefteris Dimakopoulos. His most recent film Totally Married won the Best Script Award at the 44th International Thessaloniki Film Festival, the Best Supporting Actor State Quality Award and the Platinum Remi Award in comedy at the 37th Worldfest (Houston).