Jury International Competition

The Jury Award of the International Competition is worth 3,000 euros.


Alexandre Larose

Alexandre Larose is a French-Canadian artist based in Montreal. His practice investigates phenomena of appearance and representation as translated by the media of optics and celluloid. His work has been screened and exhibited at Cinémathèque québécoise, ArtSpace Sydney, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, TIFF Wavelengths and the WRO Media Art Biennale, among others. His film ›Brouillard – Passage #14‹ (2014) received the Hamburg Short Film Award in 2015. Larose holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal and currently pursues a research focused on the spatialisation of moving images.


Salla Tykkä

Salla Tykkä is a visual artist who has been working with film and video since 1996. Tykkä graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2003 and participated in the Venice Biennale 2001. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at M – Museum Leuven, Galerie Anhava Helsinki, Turku Art Museum and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Newcastle, as well as numerous group shows in museums and public institutions. Tykkä’s films have been shown at international film festivals. Her short film ›Giant‹ (2014) won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Films at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014.


Miguel Valverde

Miguel Valverde was born in Portimão and holds a degree in Law from the University of Lisbon. He also attended courses and workshops in script and dramaturgy of image and editing. From 1997 to 2004 he programmed short films for international festivals. In 2003, he founded IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival with Nuno Sena and Rui Pereira, where he still works as one of the directors and the main programmer. Valverde was a permanent member in the funding commission of Portugal’s ICA (Film and Audiovisual Institute), participated in several international panels and seminars on short film programming and works as a producer.

Jury Deframed Competition

The Jury Award of the Deframed Competition is worth 2,000 euros.


Daniel Karolewicz

Daniel Karolewicz has been programming films for the Festival du nouveau cinema in Monreal for ten years, driven by a natural passion for sharing moving images and helping them emerge on the big screen. He is also a director and editor. His short films include ›DIN‹ (2012), the documentary ›The Bear‹ (2013) on the shooting of Denis Côté’s feature film ›Vic+Flo Saw a Bear‹ (2013) and more recently ›Chérie (quand je pense à toi)‹ (2016). Karolewicz also edited Côté’s short film ›May We Soundly Sleep‹ (2015).

Juan David Gonzalez Monroy

Juan David González Monroy is a film maker based in Berlin. Since 2010, he has been working with Anja Dornieden under the moniker OJOBOCA. They have presented their films and performances at a wide variety of festivals and venues worldwide, including the Vienna Film Museum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kunstverein München, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlin International Film Festival and Visions du Réel. Since 2010 Monroy and Dornieden are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.

Marie Valentine Regan

Marie Valentine Regan is a California-born, Paris-based film maker, writer and educator. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She started working in film at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. Regan’s film and video works were screened at international film festivals, museums and cinematheques. In 2015, she co-directed the Oberhausen Symposium, an experimental convening designed to explore contemporary artists’ moving image practice alongside the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Jury German Competition & Hamburg Competition

The Jury Award of the German Competition is worth 2,000 euros.

The Jury Award of the Hamburg Competition is worth 1,500 euros.

Willehad Eilers

Willehad Eilers also works under the pseudonym Wayne Horse. He was born in Peine and now lives works in Amsterdam, where he graduated from the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. His eclectic body of work comprises video, drawing, performance and installation, and is distinctive for its lyrical quality, playful humour and expressiveness. A recurring narrative in his oeuvre revolves around the bizarre, occasionally ugly but always compelling aspects of humanity.

Zhou Fei

Zhou Fei, geboren in Hangzhou, hat Kunst an der China Fine Arts Academy und an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) studiert. Sie arbeitet als selbstständige Künstlerin in den Bereichen Fotografie, Videokunst und Medieninstallation. Ihre Arbeiten waren bei Ausstellungen in China, den USA, Deutschland und Togo sowie auf internationalen Film- und Medienfestivals zu sehen.

Felix Grimm

Felix Grim works as a craftsman, film maker and cultural worker in Hamburg. After training and working as a carpenter in the Wendland, he studied visual communication at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK) and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). He is currently working as a cameraman for TV productions in Hamburg and he is one of the co-organisers of the Hamburg Documentary Film Festival and he supervises the fux eG in Hamburg Altona, which will soon become the home of the KurzFilmAgentur, as well.

ARTE Shortfilm Award

Once again, a film in the Festival’s International Competition will receive the ARTE Shortfilm Award (6,000 euros) donated by the Franco-German TV station.

Ever since it was founded, arte has been committed to supporting European short film making through its acquisition and co-production policies, arte’s shorts programme ›KurzSchluss‹ provides a regular platform for young talented filmmakers.

Barbara Häbe

Barbara Häbe’s TV career kicked off in 1989 at LA SEPT in Paris, the French cultural channel that became a founding member of the Franco-German cultural channel ARTE alongside ARD and ZDF. After working for the press office and in programming, she took charge of compiling the short film archive and its purchases and co-productions for ARTE in Strasbourg in 1992. In 1995 she became an editor for feature films and international co-productions. She has been the deputy manager of ARTE’s editorial office for feature and TV films in Strasbourg.

Dr. Catherine Colas

studied literature and theatre at the Sorbonne in Paris. During her studies, she also trained as an actress and subsequently ran a theatre group. She has been working for arte since 1995. Initially she worked in Paris, among other things for the department for narrative films and the magazine ›Metropolis‹ and as an executive producer in the field of documentary films. She was a cultural advisor for the Institut Français in Germany from 2001 to 2006. She has been working as an editor for short and medium films for zdf/arte. She is responsible for the zdf magazine ›Kurzschluss‹.