The Youth Jury
Nino Valcq is born and raised in Maastricht, and studies the course AV-specialist at the Arcus College in Heerlen.
“Films are always evolving and are a unique way of storytelling. They are an escape into a different realty where everything is possible and where there are no boundaries, but also have stories about the mundane and tell tales about everyday people with everyday problems we as a audience can relate to. And that’s what I love about movies, the different sto ries they tell, no matter how big or small. I’m honored that I’m allowed to be on the jury at the Euregion Film Festival and I can’t wait to see what the filmmakers have in store for us. I expect to see some creative work by creative people, every film being unique in its own way.”
Damiën Joosten lives in a small village surrounded by hills called Partij. He studies the course AV-specialist at Arcus College in Heerlen, and has a wide passion for fims and documentaries. He won Kunstbende 2018 and strives to get more experience at creating beautiful stories in the future.
“I love everything that includes a story. Video games, series, documentaries and, of course, films. No books though, I prefer reading subtitles over books. Whenever I watch a movie, I mostly pay attention to the actors. Fun fact: a good actor/actress doesn’t blink with their eyes all that often when acting. That’s because they are not thinking about their role or text, they are just living inside their character. At the Euregion Film Festival, I expect to see original and beautiful stories that are well-crafted and will be remembered by the viewer. I’m looking forward to all the films that will be shown at EFF this year!”
Elian Schure is studying philosophy, cultural studies & art at the university of Maastricht. She enjoys going to museums, reading, and watching films. She is a regular Youth Jury member at Euregion and SHIFT Film Festivals.
“What I like about films is that every director transforms a script into their own, personal vision. No two director will ever make the same film. A film is a personal piece of art, like a novel or a painting. At the Euregion Film Festival I expect to see many pieces of art and hope to see a lot of new, interesting directors. Last year, I was once again amazed by the diversity of topics and approaches to the creation of a film. A film for me should be not only about dialogues and actors. The setting, the props, and the overall atmosphere of the film are as important as the interactions between the characters.”