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International People's Jury at 16th Five Flavours AFF

International People's Jury 2022

People's Jury is a unique project in which not cinema specialists, but full of passion and energy film enthusiasts evaluate the competition films and decide on which of the festival titles will receive the Grand Prix. 

During the last edition, we decided to extend the possibility of participating in the program by inaugurating the International People's Jury project, establishing a jury composed of residents from four countries partnering us in the then ongoing educational project. This year, we decided to go a step further and invite to Warsaw Asian cinema enthusiasts from all of the European countries!

The idea behind the International People's Jury is simple – 10 admirers of Asian cinema from all over Europe will meet in Warsaw at 16th edition of the Five Flavours Film Festival to watch and discuss titles of the New Asian Cinema competition section, and choose its winner. The jury deliberations will be accompanied by workshops of festival and journalistic skills.

During an 8-day intense stay in Warsaw, Jury members have a chance to widen their film horizons, improve their writing and editing skills and participate in the dynamic festival life.

Participation in the People's Jury is a unique opportunity to get to know the Five Flavours Film Festival inside out, as well as to discover Asian culture, discuss art, politics and challenges of the contemporary world. It is also a unique chance to watch almost forty films from East and Southeast Asia over eight days and analyze them in an international group, under the guidance of experienced mentors. 

16th Five Flavours International People's Jury

This year, the Jury was chosen from among the record 60 top-quality applications. Congratulations to the jurors! Here's the 16th Five Flavours AFF International People's Jury:

  • Simon Ramshaw – Great Britain
  • Dora Leu – Romania
  • Khushi Jain – Great Britain
  • Sara Carotenuto – Italy
  • Siria Falleroni – Italy
  • Suphon Niamkamnoet – Estonia
  • Stefano Facchinetti – Belgium
  • Aleksander Michalec – Poland
  • Aleksander Kmak – Poland
  • Basia Majchrowicz – Poland
How to become a part of the Jury?

To join the group of jurors, all you need to do is fill in the recruitment form in which you’re asked to write a 1500-1800 characters long text in English about your favorite Asian movie and a short motivational letter on why you would like to take part in this project.

The organizers provide Jurors with a return ticket to Warsaw, accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner).

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit) and be fluent in English. Film criticism experience is not required.


Marcin Krasnowolski

Freelance journalist, film scholar, and the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival programmer. Author of many articles about Asian cinema. His interests include films from Korea, Hong Kong, and China, and the flow of inspirations between Asian and non-Asian cinemas. He also works in international TV production. 


Łukasz Mańkowski

Łukasz Mańkowski is a film scholar and critic writing about Asian Cinema, Japanese language translator, and festival programmer. Enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Artes Liberales (University of Warsaw), he prepares an interdisciplinary dissertation on the perception of Japanese New Wave and Avant-Garde Cinema and teaches classes on Asian Film. Łukasz has been selected for many critics talent labs, including the 2021 IFFR's Young Critics Programme and Berlinale Talents 2022. His writing on Asian Cinema includes bylines in: MUBI, Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema, Asian Movie Pulse, ALT/KINO, dwutygodnik, EKRANy, Kultura Liberalna, or KINO. He’s also a founder of Asian film focused blog, “Kinema Chromatica”.

Important dates
  • Call for applications: June 30 – September 10, 2022
  • Results announced: September 24, 2022
    NOTE: All applicants will be informed of the results on September 26. We will publish them on the website on September 27.
  • People’s Jury workshops and deliberations: November 16 – 23, 2022
Terms and Conditions

To participate in International People's Jury you need to accept Terms and Conditions

People's Jury Terms and Conditions


If you have any questions please contact us at info@piecsmakow.pl

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