Meet our Panelists and Jury Members

As we get closer to our summit’s dates, we invite you to get to know more about the  guests and panelists joining us on June 18th and 19th.

Friday, June 18th 

Pablo Martin (Creative director MUBI) – Keynote Speaker

Pablo Martin was born in Barcelona (Spain) and studied graphic design in EINA — where he became a teacher in typography and editorial design for more than 15 years. In 1993 he founded the influential, and award-winning studio Grafica with Fernando Gutiérrez, and  has been the recipient of more than 200 design awards. He joined MUBI as Creative Director in 2019.


Wendy Mitchell (Moderator)

Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor at Screen International and editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine. She works for film festivals including San Sebastian, Zurich and Rotterdam.

Christian Annyas (Panelist)

Christian Annyas is a web/graphic designer from The Netherlands. In 2009 he created The Movie Title Stills Collection, which has since become the largest online archive dedicated to the evolution of title sequences in cinema, featuring titles – presented using stills and videos – of over 5,000 feature films from 1902 to 2021. 

Lola Landekic (Panelist) 

Lola Landekic is the Editor in Chief of design publication Art of the Title, where she has been writing about film and design for over ten years. She is also a graphic designer and writer for film and editorial projects. She holds a Master of Design degree from NSCAD University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto


Michael Gubbins (Moderator)

Michael Gubbins is an analyst, journalist and consultant, working in the international film, entertainment and media industries with particular expertise in the changing on-demand digital economy. He has worked across the film and media value chain, and has created influential reports, workshops, labs and events for a wide variety of businesses and organisations in more than 30 countries.

Aline Fischer (Panelist)

Born in Alsace, Aline Fischer is a filmmaker. She studied Political Science (SciencesPo, Graduate Diploma in International Relations) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Documentary directing in Lussas, France. She completed her directorial diploma at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and she’s part of the association HOME CINEMA which is in charge to protect the Filmtheater LA CLEF – the last associative Cinema of Paris – as a Filmmaker and as a Programmer.

Ivo Andrle  (Panelist)

Ivo Andrle is a Czech cinema operator and film distributor. Since 1999 he has co-managed Aero, Prague’s cult movie theater, eventually adding two other art cinemas in the city. He is also a co-founder and CEO of Aerofilms, one of the Czech Republic’s leading art-house distribution companies. 

Verena von Stackelberg (Panelist)

Verena von Stackelberg worked as a film programmer for cinemas and festivals & in distribution in London, Cambridge and Berlin. She worked for Curzon Cinemas (London), Cambridge film festival, the Berlin based distribution company Filmgalerie 451 and Berlinale. She is part of the selection team for Berlinale’s Competition and Encounters. She is the founder and managing director of Wolf, a cinema that opened its doors in 2017 and which hosts screening rooms, a cafe-bar, a flexible studio space, a virtual cinema, a small distribution label and the post production company Planemo. 


Michael Arnon (Moderator)

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Michael studied political science, French literature, and media in Berkeley, CA and Paris, France, and worked for international sales agents Celluloid Dreams, Le Pacte and Coproduction Office before partnering with Gordon Spragg and Laurin Dietrich at WOLF. Launched in 2010, WOLF is a Berlin based boutique PR and Marketing firm specialised in helping filmmakers effectively communicate and achieve their vision.  

Droo Padhiar  (Panelist)

Droo has worked in U.K. film distribution across studio, British independent and world cinema for over ten years in both marketing and publicity. Having previously worked in theatrical marketing at STUDIOCANAL and Peccadillo Pictures, she is now the Head of Marketing for documentary specialist Dogwoof working across corporate, production, international sales and U.K. distribution. To-date, she has managed the UK marketing campaigns for Apollo 11, Marianne & Leonard, Oscar-nominated Collective and the sales marketing campaigns for docu-series Hillary and Mark Cousins’ Women Make Film.

Mathias Noschis (Panelist)

Mathias is a film marketing strategist specialised in social media. He is the founder of Alphapanda, a film marketing agency with team members in Berlin, Warsaw and Geneva. Alphapanda’s client list includes Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, the European Film Awards and several independent producers, distributors and sales agents. 

Mark Towers (Panelist)

Mark Towers is Creative Lead at Curzon across their cinema and distribution business in the UK, working on the company and the films’ creative identity when presented to market. He has worked on notable films such as Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Square, The Souvenir and At Eternity’s Gate.

Saturday, June 19th


Christoph Hochhäusler (Moderator)

Born in 1972 in Munich, Germany. Christoph is a filmmaker and head of the directing department at the Die Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin- DFFB. Studied Architecture at TU, Berlin, and film direction at HFF, Munich. Founder (1998) and co-editor of the semestrial film magazine “Revolver”.

Jens Müller (Panelist)

Jens Müller, born in 1982, studied communication design in Düsseldorf. He then founded his own design studio and worked for a wide variety of clients from the worlds of culture and business.He has published several times on the work of Hans Hillmann, most recently the book “Moving Pictures. The Complete Film Posters of Hans Hillmann” (Optik Books, 2021).

Sam Smith / Sam’s Myth (Panelist)

Sam Smith– aka Sam’s Myth– is a graphic artist, musician, and poster enthusiast who for 13 years has strived to create iconic poster designs. Inspired by the great Cuban, Polish, Czech, and German poster artists of the 20th century, he has created theatrical posters for Janus Films, IFCFilms, Oscilloscope, Grasshopper Film, and A24, as well as numerous cover designs for The Criterion Collection including the cult favorite HOUSE (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977).


Vasilis Marmatakis studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Art, MA Graphic Design at The Royal College of Art in London, and has been a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He worked in advertising as an art director and in 2003 he co-set up the design studio MNP, working across various media for a diverse range of projects including print, film, exhibition design and web. Since 2009 he has been working freelance and as a visiting lecturer at Vakalo College of Art and Design in Athens. Among others, he has designed all the main posters and film titles for Yorgos Lanthimos films. His work has been published internationally, won numerous awards in Greece and abroad and he has been invited to collaborate, lecture and exhibit his work in Holland, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, Cuba and Austria. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Film Design Competition Jury

Adrian Curry 

Based in New York, Adrian Curry has been working as a designer in the independent film world for the past 25 years and has been writing about movie posters for MUBI since 2009. He is currently Design Director for Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films.

Gordon Spragg

Gordon Spragg graduated from Kingston University in the UK in 1994 with degrees in Fine Art. His first job was working in finance for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, earning great experience in arts financing and administration. Moving to France in 2001 Gordon joined international sales agent and producer Celluloid Dreams as their Head of Marketing and Publicity. In 2010 he launched his own marketing and publicity company WOLF Consultants with partners Laurin Dietrich and Michael Arnon. 

Karine Savard 

Montreal-based artist Karine Savard designs film posters since 2006. Her poster work was awarded Best Poster Award in Karlovy Vary Films Festival, Illustration Annual Award – Communication Arts in California, Lux Award in Montreal.

How To Target The Eye is the first European summit primarily focusing on film visual communication, aiming to discuss the state of the art of film graphics in the real world, the ‘digisphere’ and in between. The 2021 inaugural edition invites leading designers and industry professionals from all over the world to talk about their work and discuss the role of film design. 

This summit was created by Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) and the NEXT WAVE programme participants. 

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