2014 Golden Wings Digital Distribution Award Jury
Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and Whitechapel Gallery’s Film Curator. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music is Co-Director of production agency Artevents and has curated numerous film and event seasons across the UK (e.g. J.G.Ballard, Portugal, Armenia)at the Barbican, ICA, Institut Francais, Arnolfini and Watershed among many others). He conceived and curated the major London season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet in 2005 and co-curated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies in 2008. He regularly hosts events at institutions both nationally and across London.
He produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee as part of his nationwide arts project The Re-Enchantment (2008 - 2011) and is currently in production with three long form works (Dryden Goodwin for Royal Museums Greenwich; Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair for Soda Pictures; Grant Gee for Flyfilm). He edited the international moving image magazine Vertigo from 2002 – 2009 and now edits Artesian and runs Go Together Press.
Ailsa Ferrier programmes Curzon Home Cinema, the virtual venue in the Curzon cinema group. A curated video-on-demand platform, Curzon Home Cinema offers the opportunity to watch especially selected independent and world cinema titles from the same day as their physical cinema release. Prior to her current role, Ailsa worked as Acquisitions Executive for Curzon's distribution arm, Artificial Eye. Originally trained as a fine artist, Ailsa continues to practise, both independently and as part of the Artist collective Transidency, and most recently has illustrated an upcoming collection of short stories entitled 'If You Like It So Much Why Don't You Just Go Live There?' She also runs a sporadic film night, Roadside Picnic, which aims to showcase lesser known but never-the-less brilliant films.
Mike was born in Warwickshire in 1978. He has written on film for The Scotsman since 2002, for the Sunday and Daily Telegraph since 2003, and for The Guardian since 2012. In the intervening years, he has appeared on Radio 4's "The Today Programme" and contributed to two well-received reference works, "The DVD Guide" (Canongate, 2006; second edition 2007) and Halliwell's "The Movies That Matter" (HarperCollins, 2008). He currently lives in West London.
Actress Serra Yılmaz is well-known for her work in Turkish theatre and film. Since her film debut in 1983, she has become particularly well known for a series of internationally acclaimed successes directed by Ferzan Özpetek: “Harem Suare” in 1999, which she won her an award at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, The Ignorant Fairies (2000), and Facing Windows in 2002. Also in 2002 she won wide acclaim, and an Istanbul Festival Best Actress award, for her performance in Ümit Ünal's "9." Her theatrical work has also included directing and translations from both Italian and French language works.