Berlin, 7 February 2019 (SIGNIS-INTERFILM) - Opening today of the 69th Berlinale where the Ecumenical Jury will award a prize in the Official Competition, the Panorama Competion and the Forum Competition. Here are the Jury members, coming from all over the world.


Pamela Aleman (Canada)

Pamela Aleman holds a Master’s degree in Communications Management (MCM) from McMaster University in Hamilton (Ontario) and is the Communications and Public Relations Manager for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. She also serves as President for the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada and as Vice-president for SIGNIS North America. Pamela participated as member of the SIGNIS Jury in the 2018 Washington DC International Film Festival and has taken part in the Moments of Grace Film Retreat in Washington DC, as well as taken film appreciation training with the SIGNIS North America Executive team.


Micah Bucey (USA)

Rev. Micah Bucey is a graduate of Fordham University and Union Theological Seminary and has served New York City's Judson Memorial Church since 2010, first as Community Minister of the Arts, and now as Associate Minister. Also a performer, Playwright, lyricist, trumpeter, and ukulele player, Micah’s pastoral passion promotes “A Theology of Curiosity”. In his time at Judson, he has developed and continues to oversee Judson’s weekly and completely free “Judson Arts Wednesdays” series, which has commissioned, presented, produced, and promoted the creative output of hundreds of all kind of artists from New York City and beyond.


Dominic Dipio, Kampala (Uganda)

Sr Dominique Dipio is Ugandan and has obtained a BA in Education and an MA in Literature, both at the Makerere University in Uganda. In 2002 she obtained a PhD on women in African cinema at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), where she also lectured on «Introduction to Film Criticism and African Cinema». Dr. Dipio is today an Associate Professor of Literature and Head, Department of Literature, School of Languages, Literature and Communication and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Makerere University in Uganda. Among her publications is a book on Gender Terrains in African Cinema (2014). She was several times member of the SIGNIS jury in Milan, Ouagadougou and Zanzibar.

Margrit Frölich (Germany)

Margrit Frölich is Director of Studies at the Protestant Academy Frankfurt, specializing in film, transatlantic dialogue, and economics. She is the President of the Protestant Film Jury in Germany and directs a monthly film series in Frankfurt. She has published widely about various aspects of cinema. From 2012-2017 she was DAAD-professor of History, Culture, and Media at the University of California, San Diego. Contributor of journalistic articles to the monthly German film magazine epd-film. She was a member of the Ecumenical Film Juries in Berlin, Cannes. Karlovy Vary, Leipzig and Montréal.


Anna Grebe (Germany) - President of the Ecumenical Jury

Anna Grebe studied Literature, Arts and Media Studies at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and received her PhD in the field of Disability Media Studies in 2015. After teaching as a University lecturer at several universities in Germany, Austria and Chile she is currently working as a consultant for media, youth politics and digital transformation in Berlin. She has been a member of the ecumenical jury at the “Achtung Berlin” Film Festival, the jury for the Young film award at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg as well as a jury member at the SHIVERS Genre Film Festival; in 2010, she founded the Young Catholic Media Award in Stuttgart. 

Kristine Greenaway (Canada)

Kristine Greenaway is a screenwriter, playwright and literary translator with a passion for film. She has worked in Geneva as Director of Communication for the World Council of Churches (WCC) and as head of the Office of Communication for the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and in Toronto with the staff of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). She was in 2006 keynote speaker at Whitehead Film Festival in Claremont, USA, marking the 50th anniversary of INTERFILM and has served on ecumenical juries in Cannes (2003, 2014), Montreal (2005) and Yerevan (2012).  


The Ecumenical Jury is also presented in the official Berlinale Film Festival website with all other jurys and you can follow the day to day events on Twitter @berlinale