Long and short fiction film jury

Enzo Porcelli ( Italy) - Jury President

						Enzo Porcelli

Member of the European Film Academy. He studied University Law, Culture and Oriental Languages at the Institute for Middle and Far Eastern Studies in Rome. He graduated from the Experimental Cinematography Center in Rome. He has taught at C.S.C. in Rome and at CISA Locarno. He has produced over 60 films. Almost all of them have participated in the most important festivals, winning awards in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Berlin, EFA awards and an Oscar. For television, he produced blockbuster films.

Hoji Fortuna ( Angola)

						Hoji Fortuna

Hoji is an actor born and raised in Angola who began his acting career in Lisbon, Portugal, performing internationally both in film, TV and theatre. Hoji is an African-Oscar winner for his performance as the vicious César in internationally acclaimed crime-drama Viva Riva!. A multilingual actor, Hoji has performed in languages such as Portuguese, English, French, Czech and Hungarian.In addition to Viva Riva! he performed in, ABC TV series Pan Am and BBC Mc Mafia, Short Film Afronauts and Brooklyn-based feature drama In The Morning, among other projects.

Tareq Al Shennawy ( Egypt)

						Tareq Al Shennawy

An internationally recognised and renowned film critic and writer of Arab cinema. He is one of the most influential film critics of Arab cinema in the region, based in Cairo, Egypt. he writes in most of the top Arabic newspapers, magazines and websites for more than 30 years, he has more than 15 published books on Arab cinema various subjects. He also teaches the subject of film critique to the students in the final years of The Cairo university, faculty of Mass-communication. He has numerous cinematic participations in arbitration committees of International and Arab festivals.

Daoud Aoulad-Syad ( Morocco)

						Daoud Aoulad-Syad

Doctor in physical sciences from the University of Nancy in 1981. He participated in a film workshop at Femis in 1989. In 1991, he directed his first short film: Mémoire ocher. In 1993, Between absence and oblivion, then Al Oued in 1995. In 1998, he directed his first feature film: Bye-Bye Souirty, then Aoud rih (2001), Tarfaya (2003), Waiting for Pasolini ( 2007), The Mosque (2010), and Les Voix du Désert (2017). Daoud Aoulad-Syad has also published three photography books.

Gessica Fabiola Geneus ( Haiti)

						Gessica Fabiola Geneus

Gessica Géneus began her career as an actress at the age of 17 with the feature film Barikad, by Richard Sénécal. She then worked with many Haitian and international directors. Between 2014 and 2016, she directed Vizaj Nou, a series of fifteen-minute documentaries that portray the great figures of contemporary Haitian society, in collaboration with Caribbean Television. In 2017, she directed Douvan jou ka leve (The day will rise). This film won seven awards and continues to screen many times around the world. Freda, her first feature film for the cinema, was in the official selection, Un Certain Regard, at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Soufiane Ben Farhat ( Tunisia)

						Soufiane Ben Farhat

Tunisian journalist, writer, novelist and playwright. He is also a screenwriter and film critic. He has published twelve books, including his latest novel Le Chat et le scalpel which won the Comar d’Or 2021.He wrote the first musical comedy in the history of Tunisia Les Années folles- Asker Ellil (conception, libretto and dialogues), presented in several Tunisian theaters and festivals.

Ahmad Bahrami ( Iran )

						Ahmad Bahrami

Ahmad Bahrami is a director and actor, known for Dashte khamoush (2020), Panah (2017) and Subjection (2019). Born in 1972 in Shahryar – Iran, Ahmad Bahrami holds a bachelor’s degree in directing cinema. He has made few short films before directing long-length films. His second feature, THE WASTELAND (2020) has been selected in the Horizons section at the Venice FF.


Long and short documentaries jury

Sophie Salbot ( France) - Jury President

							Sophie Salbot

After having ensured the production of several feature films at Films de la Plaine, including films by Idrissa Ouédraogo Samba Traoré, Le cri du cœur and Kini & Adams, Sophie Salbot created her own company, Athénaïse. She is driven by the desire to defend and support a cinema that enriches us with a sensitive knowledge of the other, whether near or far. A cinema that tells us the evidence of the unity of a world rich in its diversity, with its contradictions and tensions. Her activities have focused in recent years on documentary films. She notably produced La Permanence et Nous (prize at the last Berlinale for best film from the Encounters selection and best documentary) by Alice Diop.

Chloé Aïcha BORO ( Burkina Faso)

							Chloé Aïcha BORO

After studying Modern Literature, French Burkinabe writer and filmmaker Chloé Aïcha BORO began as a journalist in the print media. Then, she launched into the documentary field and was noticed with her first feature film Farafin ko awarded in several festivals. Followed by a second feature: France aurevoir, le nouveau commerce triangulaire. Her latest documentary Le loup d’Or de Balolé was nominated Best Documentary at Fespaco 2019.

Hamza Ouni ( Tunisia)

							Hamza Ouni

Tunisian filmmaker, born in El Mohammedia, where he still lives. He studied at the Maghrébin Institute of Cinema and at the EDAC school. El Gort, his first feature documentary, won the Arab World’s Best Filmmaker Award, the International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI), the Talent Dove at the DOK Leipzig and the Bronze Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival in 2014. His second feature film The Disqualified won the jury’s special mention at Visions du Réel.

Necati Sönmez ( Turkey)

							Necati Sönmez

Film critic, documentary filmmaker and festival programmer. He is one of the founders of Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days which was launched in 2008 and soon became the most important documentary event in Turkey. Besides directing short documentaries, he has co-produced several awarded films. He has served as jury member in many film festivals and curated documentary programs in various film event. He contributes to a number of magazines and a daily newspaper by writing on cinema, culture, censorship, politics...

Nujoom Al-Ghanem ( UAE)

							Nujoom Al-Ghanem

Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, artist and film director. She has published eight poetry collections and has directed more than twenty films. She is the cofounder of Nahar Productions, a film production company based in Dubai. Currently she works as a professional mentor in filmmaking and creative writing, as well as a cultural and media consultant. She was one of the founding members of the Emirates Writers’ Union in 1984 and used to be a board member of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. In 2019, she was the solo artist of the UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She is the recipient of the Pride of the UAE Medal through the Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award in 2018.


First Film jury - Taher Chériaa prize

Sékou Traoré ( Burkina Faso) - Jury President

								Sékou Traoré

After studying cinema at the University of Ouagadougou and at the Free Conservatory of French Cinema in Paris, he directed his first short film (Va, 1985), then collaborated on the production of Bilakoro (1988) and Poussière de lait (1990) with Issa Traoré de Brahima and Dani Kouyaté. In 1992, the three men founded the Sahélis production company. Traoré has participated in numerous short and feature films as a producer, director, stage manager and cinematographer.

Basma Hassan ( Egypt)

								Basma Hassan

An Egyptian actress, born in Cairo in 1976. She studied at the Lycée French school, then began acting during her studies at the English Language Department at the Faculty of Arts at Cairo University in the movie The City, where director Yousry Nasrallah chose her to act in the film. Basma started working as a broadcaster after graduation on the Nile Variety Channel from 1998 to 2000, then director Sherif Arafa chose her to play a role in the movie The Principal alongside the late comedian Alaa Wali Al-Din, and then she worked in The movie The Ostrich and the Peacock. She’s best known for her roles in the films From the Look of an Eye, The Night of the Fall of Baghdad and Marjan Ahmed Marjan. Her film Certified Mail was Carthage Film Festival 2019 competion.

Ramses Mahfoudh ‎ ( Tunisia)

								Ramses Mahfoudh ‎

Born in 1977 in Tunis, graduated from Sadiki College and then from the Tunis Business School. First assistant director and screenwriter, he moved on to production by founding Godolphin Films in 2006. Chairman of the Producers’ Union, he was a member of the purchasing committee for the CNCI, member of the “Financing Working Group” for the program Euromed audiovisual III and commission member of the Franco-Tunisian bilateral co-production fund. He has produced and co-produced around ten short films, including 2 selected in Carthage Film Festival competition and 2 other nominated for the Césars. Currently, he is developing two feature films, “10628” by Issam Bouguerra, and “Mintaka” a Franco-Tunisian co-production by Chris Huby, he is also the executive producer of “Motherhood” by Meryam Joobeur.


Jury Carthage Cine-Promesses

Lina Chaabane ( Tunisia) - Jury President

								Lina Chaabane

She has been actively working in the cinema industry in Tunisia since 1992 as a production assistant, general manager, production manager and executive producer on numerous short and feature films. She was notably executive producer on several films: Satin Rouge, Anonymes, Hedi, Dear Son... within Nomadis Images. She took part in the organization of the Carthage Film Festival since 1992 and was part of the Steering Committee in 2008, 2010 and 2014.

Fatou Kiné SENE ( Senegal )

								Fatou Kiné SENE

Film critic, Fatou Kiné SENE is since March 2019 President of the African Federation of Film Critics called F.A.C.C. She is also a journalist at the Senegalese Press Agency (APS) and mainly deals with cultural animation. Fatou Kiné SENE has covered many film festivals on the continent and in France and has been a member of several juries: Carthage Film Festival (Tunisia), at the FESPACO (Burkina Faso), Salé International Women’s Film Festival (Morocco) ... She is editor-in-chief of the cinema magazine SENCINE and contributor in Africiné magazine, in AWOTELE.

Nicole Kamato ‎ ( Lebanon)

								Nicole Kamato ‎

Producer, Actress and Lebanese Casting Director, graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut. Credited for several Lebanese, Arab, and international films, including “Carlos”, a Franco-German film directed by Olivier Assayas, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, “Beyrouth Après Rasage”, a Franco-Lebanese film, received the César in 2006 , ‘’Solitaire’’, a Lebanese film, directed by Sophie Boutros, “le Voyage unachevé”, Libano-Syrian film, directed by Joud Said, premiere at the JCC 2018, with 4 prizes, and Best Arabic film at the Sharm el Sheikh festival 2019.


Human rights jury - Lina Ben Mhenni prize

Hechmi Ben Fraj ( Tunisia) - Jury President

								Hechmi Ben Fraj

Human rights and freedoms activist in Tunisia and member of the first generation of the Perspectives group, the first formation of the new Tunisian left-wing which was created in 1963. He is also a founding member of the International Committee for the Protection of Human Rights in Tunisia created following the 1968 political trials, and of Amnesty International in 1981. He worked for the creation of a Tunisian cultural left: through theater with the creation of the County of Action for the Diffusion of Arab Culture in France, and through music and songs with the promotion of Cheikh IMAM and Ahmed Fouad NAJM and the production of their first record ….

Sarah Berthou ( France)

								Sarah Berthou

After a university degree in dance and cultural professions studies and research, Sarah Berthou became involved in the performing arts sector, more specifically in choreography. In her work, she has a particular interest in the dissemination and democratization of contemporary works and forms. She has worked in particular within Opera Houses, at the Seine-Saint-Denis international choreographic encounters or in the accompaniment of choreographers. She is now director of the arts festival in public space Et 20 l’été à Paris.

Bochra Belhaj Hmida ( Tunisia)

								Bochra Belhaj Hmida

Lawyer, Tunisian politician and former independent MP. She obtained a graduate degree in law, then co-founded the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women in 1989 and chaired it from 1995 to 2001. She chaired also the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee (Colibe).


Parallel jury

African Federation of Film Critics ( Tunisia)

								African Federation of Film Critics

Georges Nzuzi Salambiaku
Journalist and film critic

Franklin Chukwunonso Ugobude
Journalist and film critic

Narjes Torchani
Journalist, film critic and director

International Federation of Film Press ( Tunisia)

								International Federation of Film Press

Nadia Meflah
Author, critic, cinema consultant

Elena Rubashevska
Journalist, film critic and director

Samira Dami
Journalist and film critic

Tunisian General Labor Union ( Tunisia)

								Tunisian General Labor Union

UGTT price The best Sound Mixing and Editing
To make the technical professions of cinema better known and to highlight the role of technicians, the UGTT has awarded, since the 2012 Edition of the Carthage Film Festival, a prize to the best Tunisian technician in one of the production departments of a long national footage. This prize concerns all Tunisian feature films, all sections combined and produced during the two years preceding the festival. However, and exceptionally, the award is for feature films produced between 2019 and 2021.
For this edition, the prize is dedicated to the field of Sound Mixing and Editing.