Matti Kiuru, Finland

Matti Kiuru (1978) has been working as a programme coordinator at Tampere Film Festival since 2004. He has been involved with the selections for both nacional and internacional competitions ar Tampere. Matti`s educational backgroundincludes stdies on cultural anthropology, social work, tourism and event organizing. Matti ir a self-confessed film fanatic, and truly belives that although cinema may not change the world, ir can change the way we see it.

Johan Knattrup Jensen, Denmark

Film director and writer Johan Knattrup Jensen was born in Denmark in 1979, growing up in the country side. From the early childhood making stories, writing poetry, and making shows for friends and family was a huge interest. And when he moved to Copenhagen in 2001 he started making theater as a playwrite and a director. By 2005 Johan had made several critically acclaimed pieces. Johan always had a huge interest for films, and it slowly began to overtake the interest for theater. In 2008 he was accepted at the talent campus of Odense Film Festival, and in 2009 he joined the alternative film school in Copenhagen, SUPER16.


Jānis Putniņš, Latvia

Film director and film history expert.