Jury International Competition

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

Carolina Ciuti

Carolina Ciuti (b. 1990) holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Florence and an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is currently the Artistic Director of the moving image festival LOOP Barcelona, where she is also in charge of the talks programme and the editorial department. She has curated the publications ›I Have a Friend Who Knows Someone Who Bought a Video Once‹ (LOOP Barcelona, Mousse Publishing, 2016) and ›Before the Name: a book on an itinerant performance project‹ (RAM Editions, May 2018), among others. She writes for the Instituto Italiano Edizioni ATLAS and co-founded the art collective CRiB in 2017.

Per Fikse
Per Fikse (b. 1965, Norway) is the Director of Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway since 1999, a festival he has programmed for since 1994. The festival had its 30th Anniversary Edition this year, screening 250 films over six days. Per Fikse holds a Master of Management degree from NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has made a few shorts and contributed articles on film published in Norwegian and international media. He also works as a Software Development Manager in the private sector.

Jelena Maksimovic
Jelena Maksimovic was born in 1984 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She graduated in Editing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She edited films that have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlinale and Locarno Festival, among others. She directed and co-directed several short films and music videos and co-authored several A/V installations.
Maksimovic just finished her first feature-length documentary film as director, called ›Taurunum Boy‹. She teaches at the faculty of Media and Communications at Singidunum University Belgrade and works as a regional programmer at the Free Zone Film Festival.

Jury Deframed Competition

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

Dunja Bialas
Dunja Bialas is the co-founder, director and curator of Underdox Munich. She studied Romance philology as well as general and comparative literature in Munich and Paris. Since 2000 she is the editor of the online-film magazine ›artechock‹. Bialas was an assigned member of the selection committee at Dok.Fest Munich from 2002 to 2013 and has been invited to various international juries. Since 2013 she is member of the executive committee of the Association of German Film Critics. As a curator, her special interest is in video art exhibitions and country focus programmes. Her main affinity is for experimental films and hybrid documentaries.

Carmen Gray
Carmen Gray is a freelance film programmer, critic and journalist who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Berlin. She has written for publications including ›The Guardian‹, ›The Observer‹, ›Sight & Sound‹, ›The Village Voice‹, ›Screen‹, ›Senses of Cinema‹ and ›The Calvert Journal‹. She is the former Film Editor of ›Dazed & Confused‹ magazine in London. She is on the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Winterthur in Switzerland.

Vladimir Nadein
Vladimir Nadein is a Moscow-based film curator, producer and actor. He is the director of the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF), which he co-founded in 2016. MIEFF is the first festival in Russia solely devoted to moving image artists. Nadein curated special film programmes at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Schule Friedl Kubelka and University of California, Los Angeles. He studied film making at the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Moscow. In 2013, he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School with a BA in Acting.

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.

Jonas Eisenschmidt
Jonas Eisenschmidt finished his training as a media designer for images and sound at the Südwestrundfunk in 2012. Afterwards he studied media art/media design at the Weimar Bauhaus university. Apart from working on documentaries, he works as a director and cinematographer for music videos, short films and online productions. He has been participating in Halle at the Werkleitz professional media master class lab for documentary practice in the net since February 2018. Along with his co-director Christoph Eder, Eisenschmidt won the jury award of the German Competition at the 33rd Hamburg International Short Film Festival for his film Imbiss‹.

Delphine Jeanneret
Delphine Jeanneret is a film curator and programmer at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. She is part of the Open Doors selection committee, a co-production programme for Southeast Asian film projects at Locarno Festival and for LIM – Less Is More, a European programme for limited budget feature films. In 2015, she launched the Festival Cinéma Jeune Public in Lausanne, curating independent and experimental films for young audiences. Since 2016, she is in charge of film distribution at Geneva School of Art and Design, HEAD – Genève where she gives a workshop on festival politics and curating.

Philip Widmann
Philip Widmann makes films, texts and film programs. His film and video works have been shown in film festivals and art spaces internationally. Recent distinctions include two nominations for the Award of the German Film Critics’ Association (2018), the Media Art Award of the German Film Critics’ Association (2017), a research award from Filmbüro Bremen (2016), and the Grand Prix at 25FPS Festival Zagreb (2015). He graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hamburg and in Visual Communications from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK) and holds a scholarship of the research group ›The Photographic Dispositif‹ at the Braunschweig University of Art since 2016.

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‹.