JURY EUROPEAN COMPETITION 2014
JOSÉ LUIS CIENFUEGOS (Spain)
Since 1991 he has been collaborating with the Cajastur Social and Cultural Work program on film series, as well as working for the music festival Intersecciones. From 1995 he was the director of the Gijón International Film Festival, focusing on independent and experimental movies and radical, non-conformist perspectives. He has been a member of the selection committee for the European Parliament’s LUX Prize, the Prince of Asturias for the Arts and a judge at several international film festivals. In 2012 he was appointed Director of Seville European Film Festival.
PETAR MITRIC (Serbia)
Born in 1974 in Subotica, North Serbia. After studying literature he dedicated his work to independent filmmaking by promoting, directing, acting and producing low budget shorts and documentaries. Founder and programmer of the Young Spirit of Europe section at European Film Festival Palić. From 2014 he is working as co-programmer of the competition section at L’Europe autour de l’Europe film festival in Paris. Mitric has been also jury member at numerous international film festivals including Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
PASCALE RAMONDA (France)
Pascale Ramonda has over 15 years of experience in the international film industry. She began her career as project manager for European financing for Producer Paulo Branco in Lisbon. She then moved to Paris to join Celluloid Dreams. During her 10 years working with Celluloid Dreams, she oversaw the launch of new titles at all major international film festivals and markets as well as managed festival and non-commercial screenings. In 2010 she founded her own company, Pascale Ramonda, with the aim to match each film with the best screening opportunities around the world.
JURY FEDEORA AWARD 2014
BLAGOJA KUNOVSKI (Macedonia)
Blagoja Kunovski is a long-time editor, film critic and publicist at MRTV/Macedonian Radio&TV. He has also been working for many years as Artistic Director and Main Competition selector of the first and world’s oldest International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. As a member of the world federation of film critics-FIPRESCI and also as member of the Federation of the European and Mediterranean film critics-FEDEORA he has served in the juries of more than 20 festivals, amongst others in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and London.
VLADAN PETKOVIC (Serbia)
Born 1978, is a Belgrade-based freelance journalist, film critic, translator and festival programmer. Vladan Petkovic is the Balkan correspondent for Screen International and Cineuropa.org, and regularly writes film reviews, industry news and festival reports for several international websites and magazines. He is the program director of the International Film Festival Kratkofil Plus in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and program advisor to various film festivals and distribution companies.
JÖRG SCHIFFAUER (Austria)
Born 1965 in Vienna, Austria. Studied Journalism/Communication and English at Vienna University from which he graduated in 2001. Since 1993 he has been a film critic for the film magazine „Synchron“ on the Austrian radio station Ö1. From 2002 on Jörg Schiffauer has been working as film critic and author for ray Filmmagazin, becoming editor in 2004 and editor in chief in 2010.
JURY LOCAL ARTISTS 2014
BRIGITTA BURGER-UTZER (Austria)
Born in 1960 in Vienna, studied Theater and Photography and has a degree in Cultural Management from the Kepler University Linz. Together with Martin Arnold, Alexander Horwath, Lisl Ponger and Peter Tscherkassky she founded sixpackfilm, an association for distributing Austrian art films and videos, in 1990. Since 1992 she has been managing director of sixpackfilm, as well as conceiving and/or organizing numerous film series in Vienna. In 2004 Brigitta Burger-Utzer founded the DVD label INDEX together with Medienwerkstatt Wien.
SEBASTIAN HÖGLINGER (Austria)
Born 1983 in Linz, Austria, studied Film and Media Studies in Vienna. Together with Peter Schernhuber he directs the International Youth Media Festival YOUKI in Wels, and is board member of Media Space – association for developing media culture. He also works as catalogue editor and program advisor at the Festival of Austrian Film Diagonale, curates various national and international film programs and is a musician and text worker. Sebastian Höglinger lives in Vienna.
SABINE RETSCHITZEGGER (Austria)
Born 1971, studied at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz. Sabine Retschitzegger lives and works in Berlin and Linz as a director, motion designer and conceptionist for media installations in the exhibition and event context. Futhermore, she taught at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, in the areas of Motion Design and Post-Production.
JURY CREATIVE REGION MUSIC VIDEO AWARD – Residency 2014
KARIN FISSLTHALER (Austria)
Born 1981 in Oberndorf, received her degree in Experimental Design from the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz in 2008. Sie works as a musician under the Pseudonym Cherry Sunkist, is a freelance artist and works as a director. Karin Fisslthaler lives and works in Linz and Vienna.
Filme (Auswahl) // Films (selected): IMAGING MACHINE (2009, short; CE '09), I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR/PT.1 (norma) (2010, short; CE '10), 18 WOMAN (2010, short; CE '11), SATELLITES (2011, short; CE '12) GOODBYE – CHERRY SUNKIST (2013, short; CE '13)
TIMO SCHIERHORN (Germany)
Born 1979, is a video artist and director. He studied Visual Communication and Art at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg from 2002 to 2009. In 2010, his Nacht um Olympia was awarded Best Experimental Film by the German association of film critics. He also directed several music videos for bands like Deichkind, Die Goldenen Zitronen, 1000 Robota and Die Vögel.
Filme (Auswahl) // Films (selected): NACHT UM OLYMPIA (2009, short), ER SAGT – 1000 ROBOTA (2010, short), FRATZENGULASCH – DIE VÖGEL (2011, short), BÜCK DICH HOCH – DEICHKIND (2011, short), ICH VERBLÜHE – DIE GOLDENEN ZITRONEN (2013, short; CE '14, see page 89), 1,7 (2013, doc, co-director; CE '14)
NATHAN JAMES TETTEY (Great Britain)
Nathan James Tettey has been on set since he was 15. Since then, he has worked with some of the biggest music video directors of the past two decades, from Daniel Wolfe to Andreas Nilsson, taking in two Wilsons (Dougal and David) along the way. He has masterminded promos for The Arctic Monkeys, Tinie Tempah, Atoms for Peace, and many, many more. He has, in 2014, found himself as the Head of Music Video at London-based COLONEL BLIMP, where he is busy pioneering and refining that company’s ideas-based, craft-driven approach to the music video.