SHORTS – Grand Jury

João Francisco Pinto is TDM’s Portuguese News and Program Controller – a position he has held since 2005. His career spans more than two decades, during which time he has worked as a journalist in newspapers, radios and TV. Currently he is also the President of the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau. He was elected as chairman of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) News Group for a 3-year term. João Francisco Pinto has a degree in economics and several courses on journalism taken in Portugal, Macau and the US.He is member of the Organising Committee .


Julien Dykmans is a Graphic Designer from Belgium. He has been working in the film, TV and advertising industry for the last twelve years. Julien has worked on blockbusters such as Harry Potter, Star Trek Beyond and Assassin’s Creed. In 2006 he completed his first short film, The Way of Hope. Wanting to pursue this creative avenue, he decided to embark upon a second journey in animated film by directing The Mechanical Waltz, which he wrote, directed and animated. That film won in Macau, the prizes “Best Film of the Festival” and “Best Animation” of the Sound & Image Challenge Festival 2015. This film won several awards worldwide.  Julien was invited to take part in the Grand Jury panel for the Sound & Image Challenge Film Festival 2019 and, in 2020 under the new name Macau International Short Film Festival.


Måns Berthas is a Swedish movie director, scriptwriter and cinematographer. From early years he had a strong interest in film, literature and music. He started to direct short films with a borrowed VHS camera. Måns has worked within different genres and he has directed a big number of documentaries and short films. His films have been screen in over 150 films and received over 30 awards. The film Bitchboy was awarded for the “Best Film of the Festival” and for “Best Fiction” of the Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2017 Måns was invited to be a Grand Jury for the Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2019 and, in 2020 under the new name Macau International Short Film Festival. Right now he is finishing a new short, Man, 49, working on a feature documentary and finishing his first feature script.