Jury 2005

International Festival Jury 

CIS BIERINCKX (BELGIUM)

born 1955. Has worked and lived in New York, Ljubljana, Fribourg, Salzburg, Minneapolis. Currently in Lokeren, Belgium. Curator for film and visual arts with Walker Art Center, S.M.A.K. Gent, LIFF Ljubljana and others. At the moment he signs for the newly launched International Documentary Film Platform ZONE. 

NADEJDA KOSEVA (BULGARIA)

born 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated in Film Directing from the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts, Sofia. Studied film producing at Netherland‘s Film and Television Academy Amsterdam. Co-director of LOST AND FOUND – opening film of Forum, Berlinale‘05, and CROSSING EUROPE 2005. 

JAN KRÜGER (GERMANY)

born 1973 in Aachen, studied electrical engineering, physics and social studies there, then studied at the Art College of Media, Cologne, Department of Film/ Television. His film UNTERWEGS (2004) was screened in the CROSSING EUROPE competition. Films (selected): IN DEN KREIS DES LICHTS (1997), FREUNDE (2001) 

MICHA SHAGRIR (ISRAEL)

born 1937 in Linz, he is one of Israel‘s most renowned producers. Micha Shagrir has been responsible for hundreds of Documentaries, TV- Series, and Features as a director and a producer. A large number of Micha Shagrir‘s productions have won international awards and participated in dozens of film festivals worldwide. 

ELMA TATARAGIC (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

born 1976 in Sarajevo. Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. Teaches screenwriting. Programming for the Sarajevo Film Festival (Features, Shorts, Regional OFF). General secretary of BiH Film Association. Director and producer of several short films, currently in preproduction of a feature length film as cowriter and producer.

Local Artists Jury

MICHAELA SCHWENTNER (VIENNA / LINZ)

born 1970 in Linz, currently lives and works in Vienna and Linz. Studied philosophy, history, film and theatre studies and journalism. Video artist, member of the audiovisual live project UNFAIR (with Didi Bruckmayr, Michael Strohmann), club host, co-operator of the electronics label mosz, teaches at the Art University Linz.

WOLFGANG WIDERHOFER (VIENNA)

born 1971 in Braunau, lives and works in Vienna. Studied theater studies and history at the University of Vienna. Scriptwriting at the HFF Munich. Director, editor and dramaturgist. Films (selected): ELSEWHERE (2001, editing, script), ACROSS THE BORDER (2004, concept), FLIGHT NUMBER 884 (2004)

SANDRA MEYERHOFER (REGENSBURG)

geb. 1973 in München. Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Germanistik und Pädagogik in Amsterdam und Regensburg. Von 1998 bis 2004 Festivalleiterin der Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, seit Februar diesen Jahres bei MFA+ Film Distribution.