The Minikino Film Week 9 International Jury Board consists of art, literature, and film professionals, diverse in nationality, disciplines, and gender. They are going to preview the 2023 nominated short films which have passed the official selection and hold elections for the 2023 Awards.

The final decision will be reached during the festival following deliberation meetings among the jury members.

The international juries will decide on the winner in each category for:

  • MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2023
  • MFW9 Best Children Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Fiction Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Documentary Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Animation Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Experimental Short Award

Minikino Film Week 9 has the honor to present the international jury members:

CLARISSA JACOBSON (United States of America)

Clarissa is the writer, producer, and creator of the multi-award-winning comedy/horror short – Lunch Ladies (lunchladiesmovie.com) – based on her feature. The film has been in more than one hundred festivals including France’s Clermont-Ferrand, South Korea’s Bucheon Fantastic, and Palm Springs International. Not only has Lunch Ladies won forty-six competition awards, it secured top sales rep Ouat Media, and garnered international distribution all over the world. Clarissa also wrote the book I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It (a guide to film festivals, promotion, and surviving the ride) which was translated into Indonesian by Minikino Fest. You can find out more about her on her websites – heyimclarissaj.com, and rebelminx.com.

GITA FARA (Indonesia)

Gita Fara has produced 4 feature films that have been going around the festival circuit. Gita began her career in making films as an assistant editor for two films directed by Garin Nugroho, Serambi (2005), and Opera Jawa (2006). As a producer, she started her career as a field producer or line producer through the film Laut Bermimpi (2011). Gita joins the Indonesian Film Festival Committee for the period 2021 to 2023 as Head of Finance and Business Development. Her latest film Before, Now, and Then (Nana) (2022) premiered in Berlinale Main Competition, and won the Silver Bear Awards for Best New Performance, and also won Piala Citra Festival Film Indonesia 2022 for Best Film.


Born in 1983 in France, Sébastien Simon is a filmmaker, a guest professor at Dongseo University in Busan, and a programmer for Busan International Short Film Festival. He graduated from the ESEC film school and from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He directed several films works from 2014 until recently.

He has published film articles and reviews in L’Avant-Scène Cinéma, Short Film Studies, BullesDeCulture.com, Busan Beat magazine, and Platform magazine. As a festival programmer and organizer, he has contributed to several festivals including Slamdance Film Festival, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon, and Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival. He also served as a jury member for: Kaohsiung Film Festival, Bogoshorts – Bogota ShortFilm Festival, Regard – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Minimalen Kortfilmfestival, Seoul International Pride Film Festival, Viddsee Juree Awards, among others.