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2019

JURY
Stella Litou

Stella Litou is the General Manager of Ant1 TV, the leading media group in Greece. She is a media executive with international tv and film experience, having previously served successfully as programme director for Protv Group in Romania (part of CME GROUP) and for the MTG group as Programming Strategy Manager for Nova Bulgaria. Prior to that, she has worked on various roles in the tv and film finance and production industry in the UK and South Eastern Europe.

Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is a media executive with 20 years of experience covering broadcasting, commissioning, distribution and production. He is currently the EVP Content for DRG and Atrium TV. He was most recently the Head of Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment where he was responsible for managing the distribution business’ in-house and third-party pipeline of scripted content. This followed Stints at Shine Group as the Head of Global Format Acquistions, Cineflix Media as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and as the Controller of UK Cable/Satellite Channels Bravo and Challenge, where he was responsible for all commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling.

Bence Trunkó

Bence Trunkó is a member of the Board and the Chief Creative Officer at Paprika Studios. The production power house is a member of the Nordic Entertainment Group and has offices in ten countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. As CCO of the company and from its headquarters in Budapest, Trunkó oversees the format development and adaptation in all of the Paprika regions. He graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Hungary with a degree in broadcast media. Starting out as a scriptwriter, he worked as a freelancer for various TV stations in Hungary before gaining experience as a writer for the stage, feature films and radio shows, working with major advertising and creative agencies and publishing several books on the TV business. His current job includes setting up, controlling and supporting new creative divisions within the company. Besides his corporate responsibilities, he still creates, writes and pitches original and adapted scripted concepts for major networks in the region, such as Sony Network Television which just finished airing his latest work, A la carte, a 10 episode romantic comedy series. Currently he is working as a showrunner in various countries.

Péter Kolosi

He is the Deputy CEO and the Director of Programming at RTL Hungary. He graduated with a Doctor of Law degree from the Eötvös Loránd University in 1994 and a television presenter-director degree two years later from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. In 2007 he received his DLA. Kolosi started his professional career in 1994 as a reporter, senior editor and presenter in several programmes like Kriminális, Múzsa, Objektív and Nap-Kelte at Magyar Televízió Rt. Since 1997 he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Theatre and Film Arts as well as for RTL and the launch of its first channel in Hungary, RTL Klub. He joined the station as the editor-in-chief and presenter of the daily show Fókusz, and in 2001 he became its programming director. He has been the deputy CEO at RTL Hungary since 2015.

Omri Givon

Omri Givon lives and works in Tel Aviv. His debut film, the TV drama ’The Valley of Dreams’, tells a story about Israeli soldiers in Lebanon. His debut feature, ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’,  a co-production between Israel, France and Hungary won, amongst others, Best Feature award at the Haifa International Film Festival festival in 2008, Best Debut Feature at Warsaw IFF and was selected for the official competition section at Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.

In 2013, Givon wrote and directed together with Rotem Shamir the series ‘Hostages’ for Channel 10. The series ‘Hostages’ was broadcast on Canal Plus in France and on Channel 4 in England. Warner Brothers produced the American version of the series for CBS. ‘Hostages’ was also the first Israeli series purchased by Netflix. In 2017, Givon wrote and directed the action drama ‘When Heroes Fly’ for Keshet 12 which won the Best Series award at the Canneseries Awards 2018.

FINALISTS

Golden Age / WINNER - Adrienn Erdődy and Balázs Bendi
A Conditional Couple - Dávid Szőnyei

Border Tales - Levente Nagy

Golddiggers - Martin Csaba 

Happy Weekends - Selim Sevim
 
La Bella Morte - Florentina Vidrascu
The Holy Family - Gábor Osváth

The Prophets - Attila Árpa

2018

Jury
Roope Lehtinen

Roope Lehtinen is a multi-award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur and creator who is best known for ‘Black

Widows’, ‘Easy Living’ and ‘Hooked’. ‘Black Widows’ is the biggest drama import from Finland and has been remade in multiple territories around the world, and ‘Easy Living’ was remade by HBO Europe under the title Aranyélet.

 

Before starting his current company, Fire Monkey, Lehtinen was known as the founder and CEO of Moskito Television and the co-founder and first CEO of Nice Entertainment Group, the biggest production group in the Nordic countries. His work has won more than 20 national drama awards and numerous international recognitions, including the Prix Europa for Best European Drama.

 

Dave Clarke

Media executive with 20 years of experience covering broadcasting, commissioning, distribution and production. He is currently the EVP Content for DRG as well as for Atrium TV. He was most recently the Head of Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment where he was responsible for managing the distribution business’ in-house and thirdparty pipeline of scripted content. This followed Stints at Shine Group as the Head of Global Format Acquistions, Cineflix Media as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and as the Controller of UK Cable/Satellite Channels Bravo and Challenge, where he was responsible for all commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling.

 

Michael Bütow

Michael Bütow is a German film producer, television executive and commissioning editor. He has spent several

years working in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, including running the drama departments of the TV channels RTL2 and ProSieben and leading the production activities for companies such as Studio Babelsberg, Odeon AG and mecom fiction. Since 2017, he has been overseeing the fiction productions of CME’s leading television channels in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

 

Péter Kolosi

He is the Deputy CEO and the Director of Programming at RTL Hungary. He graduated with a Doctor of Law degree from the Eötvös

Loránd University in 1994 and a television presenter-director degree two years later from the University of Theatre and Film Arts

in Budapest. In 2007 he received his DLA. Kolosi started his professional career in 1994 as a reporter, senior editor and presenter. 

 

Since 1997 he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Theatre and Film Arts as well as for RTL and the launch of its first channel in Hungary, RTL Klub. He joined the station as the editor-in-chief and presenter of the daily show

Fókusz, and in 2001 he became its programming director. He has been the deputy CEO at RTL Hungary since 2015.

 

Bence Trunkó

Bence Trunkó is a member of the Board and the Chief Creative Officer at Paprika Studios. The production power house is a member

of the Nordic Entertainment Group and has offices in ten countries throughout central and eastern Europe and the Baltics. As CCO of the company and from its headquarters in Budapest, Trunkó oversees the format development and adaptation in all of the Paprika regions.

 

He graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Hungary with a degree in broadcast media. Starting out as a scriptwriter, he worked as a freelancer for various TV stations in Hungary before gaining experience as a writer for the stage, feature films and radio shows, working with major advertising and creative agencies and publishing several books on the TV business. His current job includes setting up, controlling and supporting new creative divisions within the company, such as the

Drama Department, the Digital Content Hub and the Trailer Park, Paprika’s brand new short form and promo division. Besides his

corporate responsibilities, he still creates, writes and pitches new scripted concepts for major networks in the region.

FINALISTS

The Butcher / WINNER  - Declan Hannigan and Andy Hefler
Bride To Be Sure - Teréz Koncz 
 
Forever & Ever Ltd. - Fanni Szilágyi, Juli Széphelyi, Zsófia Lányi
 
Hammer and Pickle - Gergely Kofrán
 
Hrobári - Petr Kolečko

The Ravens - Michal Baláž

 

Retainer - András Forgács W., Pál Laska

Spot - Marek Orel