Also this year a jury composed of some of the most important journalists and experts will choose the winner of the Critics' Award to the Best Director among the films in the Ravenna Nightmare selection.
The jury members for this XIX edition of the Critics' Award to the best director are:
- the journalist, author, coordinator of film festival, director of the weekly film magazine FilmTv from 1999 to 2007, director of Turin Film Festival from 2014 to 2019 Emanuela Martini
- the writer and screenwriter Chiara Barzini
- the professor, journalist and author Andrea Chimento
- the journalist, film critic and General Representative of the Settimana Internazionale della Critica Beatrice Fiorentino
- the film critic, speaker and artistic director of Rome Fiction Fest and of the BA Film Fest Steve Della Casa
- the internationally appreciated author Donato Sansone (to whom Ravenna Nightmare has dedicated a retrospective)
- the film producer Viola Prestieri.
The award is a ceramic by Ravenna-based ceramic artist Manuela Luciani | MANULù Ceramics.