Jury Competition Fiction
Stefan Butzmühlen (DE)
Germany, filmmaker, distributor
Stefan Butzmühlen is a film and video artist and founder of the German film distribution company GRANDFILM. His first feature film Sleepless Knights premiered at the 63th Berlinale and was shown at numerous international film festivals. His second feature Radiant Sea premiered at Crossing Europe in 2015.
Václav Kadrnka (CZ)Czech Republic, filmmaker, film teacher at FAMU in Prague
Václav Kadrnka studied theatre in Great Britain and directing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2012, the Czech film critics named Václav Kadrnka Discovery of the Year. His second feature Little Crusader is shown at Crossing Europe in the Panorama Fiction section and won the main competition in Karlovy Vary IFF in 2017.
Martha Otte (NO)Norway, festival director
Martha Otte, born in California, emigrated to Norway in 1974. She has been working with Tromso International Film Festival (TIFF) since 1998 and was appointed artistic director of the festival in 2004. TIFF’s trademark is high-quality arthouse programming for Norway’s largest festival audience.
Jury Competition Documentary
Zdeněk Blaha (CZ)
Czech Republic, East Silver Manager, curator
Since 2009 Zdeněk Blaha has been working for the Institute of Documentary Film as East Silver Manager, specializing on festival strategies and distribution. He regularly cooperates with festivals in the Czech Republic, such as Karlovy Vary IFF, Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště and Days of European Film.
Magali Roucaut (FR)
Magali Roucaut studied documentary filmmaking at University of Evry Val d’Essonne. Since then she has been experimenting with the audiovisual form, both in the films she has been commissioned to make and in documentaries of her own. Her film Behind the Stone Wall was part of Crossing Europe 2017.
Oliver Sertić (HR)
Croatia, documentary producer, festival programmer / director
Oliver Sertić is originally from Zagreb but lives in Berlin. He has produced around 30 feature and short documentaries and experimental films. Since 2012 he has been the director of Liburnia Film Festival, the Croatian documentary film festival in Opatija.
Jury Competition Local Artist
Anatol Bogendorfer (AUSTRIA)Austria, artist, works in the fields of sound and film
Various activities in the local cultural scene (KAPU, StopSpot, Hörstadt), currently active in the electronic duo Gitter. Several short films, experimental AV works, founded Retro Goldmine Film, directs and produces documentary shorts. His debut feature Innere Blutungen was shown at Crossing Europe in 2013.
Marija Milovanovic (AUSTRIA)Austria, cultural manager, curator
Marija Milovanovic is the co-manager of Vienna Shorts Agentur founded in 2015, which concentrates on the effective presentation and distribution of (short) films. Since 2008 she has been working for VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria’s only Oscar-accredited short film festival.
Oona Valarie Serbest (AUSTRIA)Austria, artist, cultural manager
Oona Valarie Serbest is CEO of FIFTITU% — a networking association for women* in art and culture, CEO of the alliance Feminismus und Krawall, founding member and chairwoman of the cultural association Peligro and a graduating student at the University of Arts in Linz. Her debut feature Von Hexen und verrückten Kühen was shown at Crossing Europe in 2012.
Lena Pöschko18 years, HBLA für künstlerische
Anna Haderer17 years, HBLA für künstlerische
Selina Hilber18 years, HBLA für künstlerische
Sophie Rieger18 Jahre, HBLA für künstlerische
Valentin Weibold18 years, HBLA für künstlerische