2013 Golden Wings Digiturk Digital Distribution Award Jury
Writer Tony Grisoni first won international acclaim with his first feature script QUEEN OF HEARTS in 1989. He has continued to work with many of the finest contemporary film makers including Michael Winterbottom (Berlin Golden Bear winner IN THIS WORLD), John Boorman, Rankin, Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, Anand Tucker. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Terry Gilliam on a number of projects including FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and the ill-fated production of DON QUIXOTE. In 1999 he collaborated with performance artist and poet, Brian Catling on VANISHED - A VIDEO SEANCE. They have continued to collaborate on other gallery works and together host the annual celebration of the absurd, CABARET MELANCHOLIQUE. There have also been other collaborations with artists Oona Grimes and Dryden Goodwin. Grisoni's television work has included the international successful THE RED RIDING TRILOGY, 2009 and Samantha Morton's BAFTA award-winning directorial debut THE UNLOVED, also in 2009. He has also both written and directed a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated KINGSLAND #1 The Dreamer, 2008, SYNCING, 2009, and the award winning THE PIZZA MIRACLE, 2010. His latest screenplay is the four-part series SOUTHCLIFFE, produced by Warp Films, which will be screened by Channel 4 in 2013.
Turkish actress, journalist and playwright Sedef Ecer made her first stage appearance at the age of three and went on to appear in numerous theatre and film productions during her studies at Istanbul’s Galatasaray High School. A fluent French speaker, she studied at Orléans University and the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris and wrote many literary and theatrical pieces. After graduation she joined the creative and executive teams of several prestigious French and Turkish cultural festivals and exhibitions. Sedef has authored over 500 articles and opinion pieces as well as literary works for both Turkish and French periodicals.
Her acclaimed and award-winning plays have been staged in some of the France's most renowned theatres, and workshops and schools make much use of her work. The TV movie she wrote for the France 3 channel has been nominated for ‘best comedy’ by La Rochelle. Sedef Ecer is currently working with the Oscar-winning director Randa Haines on two feature-length films.
Edward Fletcher is joint Managing Director of Soda Pictures film distributors which he co-founded with Eve Gabereau in 2002. Soda is now a major part of the UK independent distribution market with a catalogue of international award winning films from directors as diverse as Francis Ford Coppola, Nanni Moretti, Kelly Reichardt and Tran Anh Hung. Current releases include JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, Michael Winterbottom's EVERYDAY and the Oscar nominated BULLHEAD. Soda also runs the New British Cinema distribution programme NBCQ (www.nbcq.co.uk) now in its third year, and the Children's Cinema Club. Before the creation of Soda, Edward managed the distribution arm of the ICA and ran cinemas in Cambridge and London. He holds an M.A. in Film and Television Studies and currently sits on the boards of Film London and Europa Distribution.
Wendy Mitchell is the Editor of Screen International and ScreenDaily.com, the global film business publications company based in London. Wendy first joined Screen in 2005 as UK Reporter, rising to News Editor, Senior Editor, Head of News and Head of Content before being appointed Editor in June 2012. She previously worked as staff news editor for Entertainment Weekly in New York and as Managing Editor at indieWIRE. Her writing on the entertainment business has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Variety, Rolling Stone, the Dow Jones News Service, Time Out New York, Billboard, and the New York Daily News. She is an enthusiastic Tweeter (@indiewendy)