Jury-Presidents

  • Philip Gröning

    Jury President 2018

    Director (Germany)
    MY BROTHER’S NAME IS ROBERT AND HE IS AN IDIOT (2018), DIE GROSSE STILLE (2005), L’AMOUR, L’ARGENT, L’AMOUR (2000), THE TERRORISTS! (1992) etc

  • Götz Otto

    Jury President 2017

    Actor (Germany)
    JAMES BOND 007 - DER MORGEN STIRBT NIE (1997), DER UNTERGANG (2004), IRON SKY (2012), CLOUD ATLAS (2012) etc

    Photo © Michael Petersohn

  • Marco Kreuzpaintner

    Jury President 2015

    Director (Germany)
    GANZ UND GAR (2003), SUMMER STORM (2004), TRADE (2007), KRABAT (2007), COMING IN (2013) etc

    Video Masterclass 2015

    Photo © Anne Wilk

  • Suri Krishnamma

    Jury President 2013

    Director (GB)
    A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (1994), GOOD SHARMA (2010), DARK TOURIST (2012), BAD KARMA (2012) etc

    Video Masterclass 2013

    "Munich was like a gateway to another world for me. It was the first time I'd presented a film at a festival. It was the first time I seriously thought I might just be able to make a career out of this. I think it was Munich that convinced me I could become a filmmaker. I'm looking forward to sitting in the dark to watch all the student films with the same excitement and anticipation I felt when I was a student. It's a privilege to look at the world through someone else's lense so I look forward to that."

  • Dennis Gansel

    Jury-President 2012

    Director / Writer (Germany)
    THE PHANTOM (2000), NAPOLA (2004), THE WAVE (2008), WE ARE THE NIGHT (2010), THE FOURTH STATE (2012)

  • Sebastian Schipper

    Jury-President 2011

    Actor / Director / Writer (Germany)
    RUN LOLA RUN (1998), GIGANTIC (1999), 3 (2010), LUDWIG II (2012),  SOMETIME IN AUGUST (2009), VICTORIA (2015) etc

    Video Masterclass 2011

  • Dito Tsintsadze

    Jury-President 2010

    Director (Germany/Georgia)
    ZGVARZE (On the Borderline, 1993), GUN-SHY (2003), INVASION (2012) etc

  • Hans Steinbichler

    Jury-President 2009

    Director (Germany)
    HIERANKL (2003), WINTER JOURNEY (2006), AUTISTIC DISCO (2007), DAS BLAUE VOM HIMMEL (2011), LANDAUER (2014), DAS DORF DES SCHWEIGENS (2015), DAS TAGEBUCH DER ANNE FRANK (2016), EINE UNERHÖRTE FRAU (2016) etc

    Video Masterclass 2009

  • Marc Rothemund

    Jury-President 2008

    Director (Germany)
    LOVE SCENES FROM PLANET EARTH (1998), JUST THE TWO OF US (1999), SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS (2004), HEUTE BIN ICH BLOND (2013) etc

  • Michael Ballhaus

    Jury-President 2007

    Cinematographer (Germany)
    DESPAIR (1978), GOODFELLAS (1990), GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002), DEPARTED (2006), etc

  • Jeanine Meerapfel

    Jury-President 2006

    Director / Writer / Professor (Argentina/Germany)
    MALOU (1981), LA AMIGA (1988), DER DEUTSCHE FREUND (2012) etc

  • Milčo Mančevski

    Jury-President 2005

    Director / Writer (Macedonia)
    BEFORE THE RAIN (1994), DUST (2001), SENKI (2007), MAJKI (2010) etc

  • Hal Hartley

    Jury-President 2004

    Director (USA)
    TRUST (1990), HENRY FOOL (1997), FAY GRIM (2006), MEANWHILE (2011), MY AMERICA (2012) etc

    "Being jury president for the film school competition was a welcome challenge. But, even so, I was not prepared for the variety and accuracy (or so it seemed to me) of the evidence these motion pictures provided of how younger people are experiencing the world these days. I felt immediately older and younger at the same time. It was an incredible experience. And I'm glad I was offered the opportunity."

  • Peter Sehr (1951-2013)

    Jury-President 2003

    Director / Writer (Germany)
    OBSESSION (1997), LOVE THE HARD WAY (2001), KASPAR HAUSER (2004), DIE FRAU DES ANARCHISTEN (2008), LUDWIG II (2012) etc

  • Andreas Gruber

    Jury-President 2002

    professor for directing, dramatic structure and production of motion pictures and television movies; managing director of Department III/Motion Pictures and TV Movies at the HFF Munich / 2003-2013 artistic director of the festivals / director (Austria/Germany)

  • Hans-Christian Schmid

    Jury-President 2001

    Director / Writer (Germany)
    AFTER FIVE IN THE FOREST PRIMEVAL (1995), 23 (1998), CRAZY (2000), LICHTER (2003), STORM (2009), WAS BLEIBT (2012) etc

  • Fridrik Thór Fridriksson

    Jury-President 2000

    Producer / Director (Iceland)
    BÍÓDAGAR (1994), DEVIL'S ISLAND (1996), ANGELS OF THE UNIVERSE (2000), MAMMA GÓGÓ (2010) etc

  • Roland Emmerich

    Jury-President 1999

    Producer / Director / Writer (Germany)
    INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996), THE PATRIOT (2000), THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (2004), ANONYMOUS (2011), WHITE HOUSE DOWN (2013), INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016) etc

  • Monte Hellman

    Jury-President 1998

    Director / Editor / Producer (USA)
    FLIGHT TO FURY (1964), TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (1971), RESEVOIR DOGS (1992), ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010) etc

  • Xaver Schwarzenberger

    Jury-President 1997

    Cinematographer / Director (Austria/Germany)
    LILI MARLEEN (1981), VERONIKA VOSS (1982), DER STILLE OZEAN (1983), WALTZES OF THE DANUBE (1984), KRAMBAMBULI (1998)

  • Eckhart Schmidt

    Jury-President 1996

    Director / Producer (Germany)
    THE FAN (1982), E.T.A. HOFFMANN'S SANDMAN (1993), numerous documentaries about Hollywood/filmmaking etc

  • Peter Lilienthal

    Jury-President 1995

    Director / Writer / Actor / Professor (Germany)
    DER BEGINN (1966), MALATESTA (1970), CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY (1976), DAS SCHWEIGEN DES DICHTERS (1987) etc

  • Budd Schulberg (1914-2009)

    Jury-President 1994

    Writer (USA)
    WINTER CARNIVAL (1939), ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), THE HARDER THEY FALL (1956), A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) etc

  • Wim Wenders

    Jury-President 1993

    Director (Germany)
    KINGS OF THE ROAD (1976), PARIS, TEXAX (1984), WINGS OF DESIRE (1987), BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (1999), THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL (2000), PINA (2011), SALT OF THE EARTH (2014), EVERY THING WILL BE FINE (2015) etc

    "I look back on my time as the jury president of the festival with the greatest of pleasure. There were a couple of incredibly beautiful films from Finland, there was a highly talented Dane by the name of Thomas Vinterberg, exciting films from Israel and Georgia and a memorable on-stage dialogue with old Sam Fuller; not much sleep but plenty of films and a lot of discussions. Without exaggerating, I can say that I'm an old hand at festivals but, in the course of time, there have only been a few of these innumerable events that have such a lasting impression on me as those days in the fall of 1993. This festival for film students is vital, dynamic, and an enormously important stepping stone to the public for many of these young filmmakers. I wish I could be there again!"

  • Marco Bellocchio

    Jury-President 1992

    Director / Writer (Italy)
    FISTS IN THE POCKET (1965), LOVE AND ANGER (1969), A LEAP IN THE DARK (1980), THE CONVICTION (1991), L'ORA DI RELIGIONE (IL SORRISO DI MIA MADRE) (2002), VINCERE (2009), BELLA ADDORMENTATA (2012) etc

  • Volker Schlöndorff

    Jury-President 1991

    Director (Germany)
    YOUNG TÖRLESS (1966), THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (1975), THE TIN DRUM (1979), OGRE (1996), CALM AT SEA (2011), DIPLOMACY (2014) etc

  • Irvin Kershner (1923-2010)

    Jury-President 1990

    Director (USA)
    HOODLUM PRIEST (1961), THE EMPIRE STIKES BACK (1980), NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983), ROBOCOP II (1990) etc

  • Bernd Eichinger (1949-2011)

    Jury-President 1989

    Producer / Writer / Director (Germany)
    u.a. CHRISTIANE F. (1981), THE NAME OF THE ROSE (1986), MAYBE... MAYBE NOT (1994), NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2001), DOWNFALL (2004), PERFUME (2006) etc

  • Sir Alan Parker

    Jury-President 1988

    Director (GB)
    MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978), MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988), THE COMMITMENTS (1991), ANGELA'S ASHES (1999), THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE (2003) etc

    "I loved my time at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. I saw so many innovative films (and a few not so brilliant ones) and met some very beautiful people. I have very fond memories indeed - which in itself is amazing as is considering how many people were buying me drinks, it's a miracle I have any memory at all."

  • Laurens Straub (1944-2007)

    Jury-President 1987

    Writer / Actor / Director / Producer / Professor (Netherlands)
    REVERSE ANGLE: REBELLION OF THE FILMMAKERS (2008) etc

  • George Moorse (1936-1999)

    Jury-President 1986

    Director / Writer (USA/Germany)
    THE CUCKOO YEARS (1967), LENZ (1970), LINDENSTRASSE (1988-1999) etc

  • Jerzy Bossak (1910-1989)

    Jury-President 1985

    Director for documentaries / Professor (Poland)
    REQUIEM FÜR 500.000 (1963) etc

  • Roland Klick

    Jury-President 1984

    Director / Writer (Germany)
    DEADLOCK (1970), SUPERMARKET (1974) etc

  • Reinhard Hauff

    Jury-President 1983

    Director (Germany)
    KNIFE IN THE HEAD (1978), STAMMHEIM (1986) etc / professor (dffb)

  • Peter Märthesheimer (1937-2004)

    Jury-President 1982

    Sociologist / Dramatic advisor / Professor (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) / Producer / Writer (Germany)
    THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (1979), I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (2006) etc

  • Uli Edel

    Jury-President 1981

    Director / Writer / Producer (Germany)
    CHRISTIANE F. (1981), THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (2008), HOUDINI (2014) etc