Boyd Van Hoeij
Boyd van Hoeij is a Dutch-born freelance film critic based in Paris and Luxembourg. He was a contributing critic for The Variety before moving to The Hollywood Reporter, where he reviews films from all the major international festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto. He’s also the film editor of Winq (Netherlands) and also contributes to De Filmkrant (Netherlands) and The Atlantic (US). He's part of the programming team of the Luxembourg City Film Festival and the Selection Committee of Film Fund Luxembourg. He has taught film-criticism courses and conducted shot-by-shot analyses of film classics in Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal, Ireland and the US. He is a member of FIPRESCI.
Neil Young is a freelance writer, curator and film-maker from the north-east of England, now mainly based in Vienna (Austria) and Sunderland (UK). He has reviewed new films at major festivals regularly for The Hollywood Reporter since 2008 and has contributed numerous features to Sight & Sound since 2010. His most regular international outlets also include MUBI Notebook (New York), KINO! (Ljubljana), Ny Tid / Modern Times Review (Oslo) and Tribune magazine (London). He has lectured on film and/or criticism at the European Film College (Ebeltoft, Denmark), Belgrade Youth Centre, Riga International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Austrian Filmmuseum and at academic conferences in Moscow and St. Petersburg. A member of FIPRESCI and the London Critics' Circle.
Dana Linssen is a film critic, philosopher and writer from The Netherlands. She is the editor-in-chief of De Filmkrant magazine; a long-term film critic for NRC Handelsblad and NRC.Next; founder of The Slow Criticism Project, a counterbalance to the commodification of film criticism; and curator of the Critics' Choice at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Director's Forum at the Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht. She received the Louis Hartlooper Award for Film Journalism (2009) and of the Silver Rosebud Award (2018) for her film critical work at large. She is a tutor at the Berlinale Talent Press and Talents Sarajevo and similar critics’ workshops at festivals in Edinburgh, Lima, Rotterdam and Vienna. She is a member of FIPRESCI.
Born in New Zealand and now living in Berlin, Carmen Gray has worked as a film critic, journalist and programmer since 2006. She has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Sight & Sound and Screen International, and was the Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine. She worked as the acting film programme manager at film education charity Into Film for boosting film literacy in UK schools. She was a film programmer at Berlin Critics’ Week from 2015 - 2017, and now at International Short Film Festival Winterthur in Switzerland. She is a TEFL-qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language. She has tutored critics’ workshops at festivals in Serbia, Poland and Estonia. She is a member of FIPRESCI and the London Critics’ Circle.
Michael Pattison is a UK-based film journalist and critic who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound, British Film Institute, MUBI Notebook, Cineuropa, Reverse Shot, RogerEbert.com, KINO! (Ljubljana), Calvert Journal (London), as well as VICE, Playboy, the Guardian, Little White Lies, Film Comment and BBC Radio. He has devised and led workshops and training initiatives for aspiring film journalists and early-career film critics, at festivals such as Warsaw Film Festival (FIPRESCI-affiliated workshop), Dokufest (Prizren), Black Nights (Tallinn), ŽubrOFFka (Białystok), Curtas Vila do Conde, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Love is Folly (Varna). He is a member of FIPRESCI.
Tristan Priimägi is a Tallinn-based film professional and audiovisual expert who works in various capacities as a film journalist, critic, and festival programmer. He is the managing editor of the cinema section of Estonian culture magazine Sirp, and the Baltic correspondent for Cineuropa, and regularly contributes on cinema to various Estonian media, including the Estonian Television. He was the head of international relations at the Estonian Film Institute, representative of the Baltic States in European Film Promotion, and the Head of the Estonian Film Journalists Association. He ran workshops for film critics and journalists at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and European Film Festival Palić (Serbia).