We are happy to announce the first names for our 2018 international Judges.
More names will be announced until the end of May.
Kristanna is best known as the dangerously beautiful “Terminatrix” in the highly successful Warner Bros. franchise film TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES.
Kristanna has also starred in Sony’s S.W.A.T: FIREFIGHT, the action flick BLACK ROSE alongside Adrian Paul (Highlander the series), BODY OF DECEIT (distributed by FilmRise), ATTACK ON DARFUR just to name a few, and LIME SALTED LOVE : the latter two films she also produced.
She also starred in numerous T.V. cult favorites including PAINKILLER JANE (which she also co-exec produced), the critically acclaimed THE L-WORD, and the Sy-Fy mini-series, DARK KINGDOM: THE DRAGON KING.
After recurring in seasons 5 and 6 of BURN NOTICE on USA Network, Kristanna produced and starred alongside two-time Academy Award nominee, Bruce Dern in her film FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. Kristanna reprised her role from the hit show “Boy Meets World” on Disney’s “Girl Meets World”.
Lately she guest starred on FOX’s TV adaptation of LETHAL WEAPON, and has the film REPEATER due for release later this year. Kristanna just launched her production company, Trio Entertainment with 10 films and a TV series on their slate.
Her production company Trio Entertainment.
Grégori was the Best Promising Actor at the Cesar Awards 2004 (the French Academy Awards), after he’d already been nominated 2 year before in 2002.
He won thanks to his performance in “Bon Voyage”, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, starring Gérard Depardieu, Virginie Ledoyen and Isabelle Adjani, when in 2002 he was nominated for “The Officer’s Ward”, directed by François Dupeyron, both critically acclaimed films.
Grégori used to live in Russia, then in French Guyana, then around Paris.
His first appearance in a feature was in 1996, alonside with Charlotte Gainsbourg in “Anna Oz”, directed by Eric Rochant. He also worked with Claude Lelouch in “Les Parisiens” and “Le Courage d’Aimer”, and he starred in “The Assault” directed by Julien Leclerq, inspired by true events.
He appeared in “The 4 Musketeers” distributed by Lionsgate, and works a lot for high quality French TV movies and prime time TV shows.
Grégori also is a speaker for the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for mankind and nature.
His Agency’s page.
Richard Blake is a director whose feature film THE ROCKET is now available worldwide on Amazon, I-Tunes, and all the platforms.
He started out his career as an actor in the city of Chicago, IL. In addition to acting on stage as well as commercially, he modeled for such names as Abercrombie & Fitch, The Gap, Nike, and Calvin Klein. After joining the Screen Actors Guild, Richard headed west to seek further opportunity as an artist. He’s appeared on several television programs including Everwood, Drop Dead Diva, Cold Case, CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles…
Richard landed a larger supporting role in 20th Century Fox’s “Dragonball: Evolution” in 2009. In 2012 he was cast as one of the leads in the 60’s set indie film “Snake and Mongoose”.
In 2015 Blake founded the company Amberock Productions with his wife Amber. They wrapped their first feature film “The Rocket”, based on a true story, now available everywhere.
Julia is an award winning film, television and theater actress and producer.
She appreared in Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence this year.
In 2018 she stars in the TV series The Teacher as the female lead. She also worked on CBS’s Hawaii Five-O playing a special agent, and appeared on the hit BBC / NETFLIX series The Last Kingdom and CBC’s spy drama series X Company.
Her career already covers 10+ years of work with features, shorts, theater plays, radio plays and commercials. She was awarded Best Actress at the 40th Hungarian Film Festival for her leading role in the comedy feature Virtually a Virgin.
Her work on a recent Hollywood theater success Fefu & Her Friends got rave reviews. Julia is now the owner and cofounder of J.U.S.T. Toys Productions, a Los Angeles based production company, producing Toys: A Dark Fairy Tale and Fefu & Her Friends. The plays traveled around the world, including Los Angeles and Off Broadway New York in the USA, Romania, Hungary and France in Europe. Coming from Hungary, Julia describes herself as an artist without borders and currently lives in Los Angeles.
She deeply cares about gender equality devoting her art to empower those who are cast aside, making her a perfect ft for the 2018 PAMA Jury.
Her production company.
Graduated from ESCP Europe, Sciences Po, et Doctor in comparative law, Magali Lafourcade is primarily a high level French lawyer with a proven solid background.
She is currently running the CNCDH, Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme : the Global Alliance Of National Human Rights Institutions.
Former Judge in court, she previously was general deputy secretary of the CNCDH between 2013 and 2016. She is also a senior official expert for the European Agency of Fundamental Rights.
Since 2009, she teatches at Sciences Po Paris, one of the leading school where come the major political figures from.
Elected member of the Réseau européen des Institutions nationales des droits de l’homme (ENNHRI), Magali has her seat at the Sous-Comité d’accréditation reporting to the United Nations.
Despite her obviously busy schedule, and because she is constantly looking out for others, Magali deceided to accept our invitation to watch the French short films this year at the PAMA, and doing so be part of the festival to support emerging talents in filmmaking and arts.
Mark Petrie is a New Zealand film, television and video game composer. He is best known for composing the music used in trailers for Avengers : Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Life of Pi, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit and for writing the score for Madden NFL in the US.
He recently scored the feature film The Calling starring Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland.
He has also composed scores for films, television shows, documentaries, political campaigns and sporting events.
Mark will participate in the judging of the score category submissions.
Tiphaine is a French actress. She starred in the Cesar (French Academy Awards) winning short film The Winkles (Les Bigorneaux), directed by Alice Vial.
She appeared in major Box Office successes such as Eyjafjallajökull, with Danny Boon, and Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (Hippocrate). You can also see her in Netflix’s The Climb, and the genre fans know well her since 2013 when she starred in the cult-classic Goal of the Dead.
Her role in The Winkles got her the Jury Prize and the Audience Prize for best upcoming actress.
She also worked a lot on French television in series such as RIS, and TV movies like Zone Blanche, Lazy Company or Dead Land to name just a few.
Her Agency’s profile.
Jansen R. Panettiere is an actor and artist born in New-York and based in Los Angeles.
In the US, he is well known for his roles in Disney’s TIGER CRUISE, Nickelodeon’s LAST DAY OF SUMMER, and many films he stared in since he was under 10 years old.
He recently had the lead in THE MARTIAL ARTS KID, SUMMER FOREVER, and voiced several characters in animated blockbusters such as ICE AGE : THE MELTDOWN and ROBOTS.
In addition to his acting career, he is a creative artist and prolific painter.
Jansen was a Judge to the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards this January 2018. He’ll be overseing the art category of the 2018 Paris Art and Movie Awards.
Born and raised in Provence (South of France), Elodie exuded passion for romanticism and classical piano at a very young age, inspired by her grandfather.
She pursued music composition and performance with distinction in the Conservatoires of Lyon (with first prizes) and Paris (focusing on composition for orchestra, and theory of orchestra), and then jazz courses at the Conservatoire of Valence.
She held piano solo recitals in Europe, playing Beethoven, Brubeck, Chopin, Debussy and Mozart, while also composing for silent movies and cartoons, including live representation in cinema festivals. This includes an award for composition on the movie “Zur Chronik Von Grieshuus” from Alexander Von Gerlach.
Moving to Australia in 2009, she performed concerts in many venues including The Basement, Foundry 616, Sound Lounge, Bennetts Lane and the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Elodie’s debut Australian album Vertigo was released successfully in late 2013. Her compositions are regularly aired on ABC Classic FM, and her album has been CD of the week at 2MBS FM and 3MBS FM.
Elodie recently composed film scores for a recently released movie “The Last Goodbye” (directed by award winning film maker Samantha Rebillet) and “Generation A”, an inspirational documentary about education in Afghanistan by Jasmin Kozowy.
She will be a juror for the best score / composer category.
Macarena Gómez is one of the most popular and accomplished actresses in Spain. With over 40 awards and nominations, including a Best Leading Actress nomination at the Goya Awards for her role in “Shrew’s nest”.
Macarena’s impressive body of work consists of 30 feature films, countless shorts and starring in Spain’s top rated TV show for 11 seasons, “La que se avecina”, on Telecinco. She also has worked internationally in countries like USA, UK, and Dominican Republic.
She is also known for her portrayal of mermaid-like priestess Uxía Cambarro in the 2001 horror movie “Dagon” and for her starring role in the 2008 comedy-horror film “Sexykiller”. She trained at Rose Bruford College Drama School in London.
By the end of 2013, right after the beginning of the new season of the soap opera “La que se avecina”, Macarena Gómez starts presenting TV-commercials for the Spanish banking group Bankia.
In June 2013, Macarena Gómez married musician and film director Aldo Comas. In 2016, Macarena has given a unique interview dedicated to all her Russian – speaking fans. the interview was given to Ukrainian horror writer Denis Bushlatov and was published in the biggest Russian horror magazine Darker.
Some pictures of Macarena Gomez : DR Juan Manuel Macarro.