Vassilis C. Karamitsanis

Born in Athens in 1976, he graduated high school at the Athens College Lyceum. Karamitsanis has a degree in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, having also completed post- graduate studies in the Universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Marseille. He has served as Counsel to the Greek Minister for Development during 2012-2014 and as a special advisor to the Greek Minister for Health during 2003-2004. He the president of ASIFA HELLAS and recently elected as a member of the Board of Directors of CIFEJ.



Catherine Verhelst

She’s a pianist and french composer, who plays piano since she was 6 years old, having studied at the Conservatoire National of Paris. In 1998, he founded Skênê Productions with the writer and stage director Hervé Tougeron. Their first play was “Etude pour un bust de Mr. Erik Satie” which links music, pictures and texts of Erik Satie. This play was shown at the D’Avignon Festival and around Europe. For 20 years, they’ve created all kinds of shows: musicals, plays, operas, sound and visual installations and performances all over the world.



José Chaíça

José Chaíça was born in Lisbon, in 1977. He is one of the founders and schedulers at Córtex – Sintra Short Film Festival. From 2008 to 2013, he was head of the cultural programming for Espaço Reflexo, and he organizes, annually, the Sintra Press Photo, a photography exhibition dedicated to photojournalism. José Chaíça was the stage director for a queer-themed theatre show titled “Trans-Mute”. He also worked as a directing assistant in some productions for the Teatro Reflexo Company.