Jury Panel

SHORTS Grand Jury – João Francisco Pinto

– President of the Grand Jury
– Member of the Organizing Committee
– TDM (Teledifusão de Macau, S.A.) Portuguese News and Program Controller

João Francisco Pinto was born in Portugal where he studied and graduated in economics. He embraced the media industry at an early age, starting his career as a journalist in a financial newspaper in Lisbon. In 1994, he moved to Macau where he manages a television and radio station.

Currently, he is responsible for supervising the production of Portuguese and English language content for TDM, Macau’s public broadcaster.


VOLUME Grand Jury – Lok Kong

– President of the Grand Jury
– Member of the Organizing Committee
– TDM (Teledifusão de Macau, S.A.) Director of the Programmes and Production Division

Director of the Programmes and Production Division of TDM – Teledifusão de Macau, joined the company since 1984 till now. For the past 30 years, he worked as Production Assistant, Director, Producer and Department Head, mainly engaging himself in TV Production. He is also the Organising Committee Member 


SHORTS Jury – Jan-David Bolt

– Film Director, Writer

Born and raised in a small village in the Swiss-German-speaking part of Switzerland. Dropped out of his German and English literature studies for films. Has a fondness for grotesque and absurd stories. His short film “Phlegm” was awarded Best Fiction and Best Editing in the Macau International Short Film Festival 2021.