The Breaking Waves Award, the main prize of the Titanic International Film Fesztival is awarded to the director of the best film by a three member jury.

Members of the Jury:

Santa Lingevičiūtė – artistic director

Santa Lingevičiūtė graduated from Queen Mary, University of London and gained her MA degree in Film Studies. She works as artistic director for the Vilnius International Film Festival „Kino pavasaris“, and a programmer and coordinator of the Artscape project that focuses on European cinema. She writes film and book reviews, covers film festivals for various Lithuanian magazines and newspapers, among them – for the only cinema magazine in Lithuania „Kinas“. She is a Member of the Lithuanian Film Critic Association.



Andy Starke – producer

After ten years in the world of television post-production, and five years as part of psychedelic rock group Regular Fries, Starke founded Boum Productions with award winning writer and film historian, Pete Tombs. In 2008 Starke and director Ben Wheatley founded Rook Films – the company’s first original production Down Terrace, was directed by Ben Wheatley and has won multiple awards. Rook's next three features with Wheatley, Kill List, Sightseers and A Field In England have won multiple awards and received huge critical acclaim around the world.


János Szász – Head of Jury

Film and theatre director (b.1958, Budapest).
Faculty member, at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, in film direction; also tutor at the acting masterclass.
Director of the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard, Cambridge, MA./2001-2003/ a
Faculty member of the Institute for Advanced Theatre
Training at Harvard, Cambridge, MA. / from y. 2000 /
Member of the European Film Academ
From the age of 18 he spent 4 years at the Hungarian National Theatre in Budapest as a props man. After this, he graduated from the Budapest State Film and Theatre Academy as a theatre and film dramaturg and writer, after which he also attended the film direction course. He graduated from the Academy as a film director in 1987. He has made several TV programs for children (mainly fiction, but also documentaries). Has made several documentaries for Hungarian State TV, mainly on sociographical themes.
For his screen adaptation of Büchner’s Woyzeck (1994) he won the European Film Award for Best New European Film, and the movie represented Hungary at the Academy Awards. Soon afterward, The Witman Boys (1996) premiered in Cannes, his Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007) made the rounds of numerous festivals. His documentary Eyes of the Holocaust (2000) was produced by Steven Spielberg for the Survivors of the Shoah Foundation. His Le grand cahier won the main prize in Karlovy Vary in 2013.


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