President of Jury Committee

Emmanouil Koutsourelis

Born in Athens - Greece.

He began his studies at the Drama School of Pelos Katselis. Ηe continued in New York where he attended History of Art courses at the Barough College, directing studies at the City of New York Hunter College, dance courses at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, visual performances with Ping Chong and lighting design with Beverly Emons

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Members of Jury Committee

Nicole Alexandropoulos (Permanent member of Jury committee) 

She was born in Greece and grew up in Rome. 


History of Art Studies (Sapienza University- Roma)
Visual Communication with specialization in photography at the Insituto Europeo di Design 

Duse International Drama School ( 

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Konstantinos Bassios (Permanent member of Jury committee) 

He is a Research Associate at the Lab of Political Communication of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art, (A.I.C.A.) 

Elefterios Zacharopoulos (Member of Jury committee for 2019) 

Director, actor and writer, Eleftherios Zacharopoulos is greek who  lives and works in Paris.

He has participated as an actor in more than 35 TV, film and theatrical productions, while also he directs short films with particular emphasis and sensitivity on issues related to violence against women.

In 2018 he won the first prize of the Jury of the i.P.A.S. FF with his film "In God We Trust".

Mohammad Bakhshi (Member of Jury committee for 2019) 

Audience Award Winner at i.P.A.S. FF2018

Mohammad Bakhshi (Rafsanjan, IRAN, 1987) became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Rafsanjan in 2005. He received his Bachelors in Cinema from Tehran’s University of Art in 2010 and his Masters in Theater from Azad University a few years later.

Mohammad Bakhshi won more than 120 awards from national and international film festival and also his films participated in 350 festivals included OSCAR,GOYA and BAFTA qualify film festivals like ShortShorts,Lanzarote,Encounters,Alicante and etc.


1_Are you volleyball?!(2017)

2_The Circle (2016) 

3_Stringless kiss (2015)  (Ducmentary)

4_Emad's birthday night (2013)

Christos Pitharas (Member of Jury committee for 2019) 

A post graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, Christos has directed 8 short films, four theater plays and numerous music videos. "Bliss" released in 2017 is his first fiction feature film, winning the award for Best Actress in Torino Underground Cinefest and the award for Original Music in London Greek Film Festival.

"Sopi - a day in" his first feature documentary premiered in Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (2018) and went on to participate in numerous festivals in Greece and abroad.