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International People's Jury 2021

The idea behind the International People's Jury is simple – 12 Asian cinema fans from four European countries meet in Warsaw at Five Flavours Film Festival to watch and discuss titles of the New Asian Cinema competition section, and choose its winner. The jury deliberations are accompanied by workshops of festival and journalistic skills.

Thanks to the workshops led by active film critics and Asian cinema scholars, the participants will learn about organizing and promoting a festival and develop their skills in writing and talking about cinema!

People's Jury is a group of people passionate about Asian films and cultures, chosen from amongst the candidates from four European countries: Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and Italy. Twelve people are coming to Warsaw to participate in workshops and debate the festival films together. The project is prepared by the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival in cooperation with: Udine Far East Film Festival, CAMERA JAPAN Festival, and Helsinki Cine Aasia.

Members of the 15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival People's Jury:

  • Alberto Calabrese (Italy)
  • Sara Carotenuto (Italy)
  • Giulia Diplotti (Italy)
  • Dominika Konopielko (Poland)
  • Marlene Langbein (The Netherlands)
  • Jenni Leppihuhta (Finland)
  • Aleksander Młyński (Poland)
  • Kinga Molińska (Poland)
  • Han Nguyen (The Netherlands)
  • Jack Underwood (The Netherlands)
  • Jakub Wanat (Poland)
  • Liisa Wang (Finland)

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 fifty films from East and Southeast Asia over eight days and analyse them in an international group, under the guidance of experienced mentors. As part of a morning workshops for Jury members, the festival organisers will share their fifteen years of experience and talk about how a modest review of Vietnamese cinema has evolved into one of the most recognisable and respected film events in Poland. There will also be practical classes focusing on various aspects of preparing a film festival.

Important dates
  • Call for applications: September 1 – 20, 2021
  • Results announced: October 4, 2021
  • People’s Jury workshops and deliberations: November 17 – 24, 2021

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Marcin Krasnowolski

Freelance journalist, film scholar, and Five Flavours Asian Film Festiwal 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 program consultant. 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 talents lab, including 2021 IFFR's Young Critics Programme.


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