Archive European Debut Competition 2020

This competition consists of debuting filmmakers from European countries. 11 selected films portray themes that young filmmakers care about and what film language they seek to develop.

Best actresses

Roxanne Scrimshaw ir Nichola Burley


Director: Fyzal Boulifa

Lynn & Lucy
2019 / United Kingdom / dir. Fyzal Boulifa
Lynn & Lucy

Best director

Fyzal Boulifa


Lynn & Lucy
2019 / United Kingdom / dir. Fyzal Boulifa
Lynn & Lucy

Best actors

Jérémie LaheurteDjanis Bouzyani and Anthony Bajon


Director: Hafsia Herzi

You Deserve a Lover
2019 / France / dir. Hafsia Herzi
Tu Merites Un Amour

Best film


Director: Catarina Vasconcelos

The Metamorphosis of Birds
2020 / Portugal / dir. Catarina Vasconcelos
A Metamorfose dos Pássaros



Director: Karolis Kaupinis

Nova Lituania
2019 / Lithuania / dir. Karolis Kaupinis
Nova Lituania


Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė is a director, cinematographer and visual artist. Her most recent feature documentary ACID FOREST (2018) was awarded at Locarno and other festivals, closed Vilnius IFF 2019 and is still traveling to festivals around the world. Barzdžiukaitė is one of the three artists who represented Lithuania at last year’s Venice Biennale with the performance-installation “Sun & Sea (Marina)”, which won a Golden Lion for the best national pavilion.

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy
Russia, The Netherlands

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy is a film critic and programmer at the Rotterdam Film Festival, focusing on works from Russia and Eastern Europe. He is also a member of the Kinotavr Film Festival selection committee. Gusyatinskiy was an editor and film critic at Iskusstvo Kino, one of the oldest film magazines in Europe.

Boyd van Hoeij
The Netherlands, Luxembourg

Boyd van Hoeij is a Dutch-born freelance film writer. He was a contributing critic at Variety before moving to The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. He is an artistic advisor for the Luxembourg City Film Festival and president of the Selection Committee of the Luxembourg Film Fund. He has taught film criticism workshops and conducted shot-by-shot analyses of film classics.

Jonas Holmberg

Jonas Holmberg has been the artistic director of Göteborg Film Festival since 2014. He founded the film magazine FLM in 2007.

Katarzyna Sinarska

Katarzyna Sinarska is part of the Warsaw-based independent film distributor New Europe Film Sales. In 2019, she became the Vice President of Europa International, an organization of European film sales agents. New Europe’s catalogue includes such award-winning titles as CORPUS CHRISTI (2019), A WHITE, WHITE DAY (2019), RAMS (2015) and more.

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