Rok Biček

Rok Biček (1985) is a director and producer. He is member of the Directors Guild of Slovenia and the Association of Slovenian Film Producers. His feature debut, Class Enemy (2013), won the Fedeora Award at the Venice Critics’ Week, was one of the finalists for the Lux Prize, awarded by the EU Parliament, and landed Biček on Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch list. In addition to winning Best Film Award, Class Enemy also received the Audience and Critics Awards for Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film. Biček’s feature documentary, The Family (2017), won the Grand Prix at the Locarno Critics’ Week, was shown at IDFA, and won Vesna Award for Best Film at FSF.

Biček runs the Cvinger film production company with a subsidiary in Vienna, focusing on long-term collaborations with directors of his generation, including Olmo Omerzu, Sara Kern, and Maja Prelog. He is currently working on his third feature film, Dark Mother Earth, which is based on the eponymous book by Croatian writer Kristian Novak.

Tina Plahutnik


Tina Plahutnik has a degree in social work. She’s always worked with children and adolescents, first as a volunteer and later professionally. For many years, she’s been writing articles on education for Zmajček magazine. She has always felt a special connection with marginalized groups; she worked with people with physical disabilities, children with mental disabilities and also with young people who dropped out of high school. Tina is an elementary school counsellor, in her work she pays special attention to promoting good coexistence, harmonious relations and school atmosphere.

She has been working with Amnesty International since 2010. She contributed to the collection of pedagogical manuals “Respect My Rights, Respect My Dignity”. Several times she served as jury member for the Amnesty International Best Short Documentary Film Award, which was open for youth and presented within the context of the Documentary Film Festival.


Maryse Hendrix


Maryse Hendrix (Belgium) is a criminologist and expert in transgenerational psychology and group psychology. For several years she lived in Lebanon and Congo. She has experiences working with young people who run into difficulties, juvenile offenders, people with physical disabilities and in the fields of women- and gender issues. She is currently President of the Council for Gender Equality.

She cooperates with the Belgian "Festival des Libertés", also as jury member. She's been Amnesty International volunteer since 1985, among other roles she was member of the Board of Amnesty International in Belgium (French-speaking) for nine years. She is now Cultural Coordinator of the Amnesty International section, in which role she cooperates with people working in different artistic expressions, among others with directors, writers, painters... She organizes human rights discussions as side events at theatre plays, after movies or at book fairs…

She loves travelling and meeting other people, discovering their customs and ways of life. She's been to India, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Peru, Cuba…