Jury 2023

The Wild Dreamer “Dragan Rubeša” awards for the best fiction and documentary film will be decided on by a three-member jury consisting of Nina de Vroome (director and writer / Netherlands), Peter Grabher (historian, filmologist and professor / Austria) and Nino Kovačić (film critic and cultural worker / Croatia).

Peter Grabher is a historian, film scientist and high school teacher living and working in Vienna. Pensionnaire étranger of the École normale supérieure, Paris. PhD, University of Vienna. Research interests: medieval philosophy, aesthetics of the cinematic essay, Palestine-Israel in cinema and media, leftist film in the first Austrian Republic and the Soviet Union. Co-founder of the Vienna based film group KINOKI (www.kinoki.at).

Nino Kovačić is a film critic and cultural worker with many years of experience in film, theatre and media projects. As a program and production associate of film festivals, he collaborated in film selections and program coordination, as well as the production of events at Animafest, ZagrebDox, Zagreb Film Festival, 25fps, DHF and others in Croatia, as well as Kaboom, Cinekid and IRFF festivals in the Netherlands. He writes film criticism and articles for relevant film and cultural media, publishing in professional periodicals and on the Third Program of Croatian Radio. As a film educator, he organized and mentored numerous film analysis workshops for children and youth, students and older generations.

Nina de Vroome is a filmmaker, teacher and author. She studied film at KASK / School of Arts Ghent and graduated with Golven [Waves] (2013). Her further filmography includes Een idee van de zee [A Sea Change] (2016) and Het geluk van honden [A Dog’s Luck] (2018). She is a writer and editor for Sabzian, a Belgian magazine on cinema. As a teacher she is involved in various educational projects. She makes collages and engages in collaborations as a sound engineer and editor.