meet the jury
Sitting at the helm of KLIK's illustrous juries this year are six industry professionals with a wealth of experience in animation.
Faiyaz Jafri is an experimental multimedia artist, self-taught animator and professor of art at Parsons School of Design in New York. Jafri's work is highly versatile, having exhibited work in the form of print, installation, animation, and sculpture at numerous prestigious festivals and museums across the world.
Clémence Bragard is an audiovisual researcher, programmer and coordinator for the AFCA's National Film Festival in Rennes, the NipponNordic project manager at The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and one of the chairs of the association Les Femmes s'Animent, promoting French women in animation.
Luca Tóth is a Hungarian animation director whose first independent short Superbia premiered at Critics’ Week In Cannes 2016. With a background from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design the Royal College of Art, Tóth is well versed in the world of art, animation and film.
Orwa Nyrabia is well known in the documentary world as a producer, festival director, curator, and mentor, and is currently the artistic director of IDFA. Hailing from Syria, Nyrabia has a history of social engagement, political activism, and is a powerful voice on the international documentary scene.
Niki Padidar is a Dutch/Iranian director with a background in photography, having studied at the New School University in New York, the Rietveld art Academy in Amsterdam, and the University of Amsterdam, specialising in youth, media, and perception. Padidar's debut documentary NINNOC won 7 international awards, including best youth documentary at IDFA and a special mention at the Berlinale.
Tom Fassaert is an accomplished filmmaker from The Netherlands who was recently included in Variety's ten Documakers to watch. His feature length debut documentary An Angel in Doel premiered at the Berlinale to critical acclaim, and his second feature A Family Affair earned him a Dutch Academy Award. Fassaert also teaches and coaches at (international) film schools and the IDFA Mediafonds workshop.