Jury of the 8th edition of Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2010
Małgorzata Zajączkowska, actrees, Poland - Jury Chairwoman
Małgorzata Zajączkowska graduated from The State Drama School in Warsaw. In 1976 she made her debut in 'Zdjęcia Próbne' by Agnieszka Holland. After graduation she got a job in the National Theatre and gained a recognition for the part of Grażyna in 'Constans'. Soon she was awarded a scholarship to New York University. In 1988 she found out that Paul Mazursky intended to adapt to screen a novel 'Enemies, a Love Story' by Isaac Bashevis Singer. After the first audition the director was enthralled by her and without hesitation gave her one of the leading roles. It has been the first time Małgorzata Zajączkowska played in a movie in the USA together with such film stars as Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin. Being highly valued by critics, Zajączkowska was one of the favorites to an Oscar nomination. From one day to the next she became instantly recognizable. It seems worth mentioning that Woody Allen invited Zajączkowska to cooperation as well. 'Simply Irresistible' by Mark Tarlov and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar was the last film she played in abroad. In 1989 Małgorzata Zajączkowska came back to Poland. Since then she successfully devoted herself to TV and cinema productions.
Agata Gogolkiewicz, Journalist, Poland
Deputy secretary and manager of the cultural section of 'Przegląd'. She writes, comments and observes. An active cultural activist. Totally preoccupied with editorial projects she criticizes, praises and reviews the modern theatre and cinema. She also works for a web portal Czasopism.pl where she is responsible for technical and factual editing.
Pini Schatz, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel
Pini Schatz was born in 1961 in Estonia and graduated from the Film and TV department of Tel Aviv University. After graduating Schatz initiated the Israeli Music Video Contest within the Haifa IFF. In 1996 he directed his first documentary, Article 58/4', an Israeli-Estonian co-production. The film was nominated for the Israeli Academy. Since 1997, Schatz works as the programmer of the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.