Portrait of this year's jury members
The decision about this year's decision-makers has been made! Six people from film and television will be present at FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2016 to watch all the films and choose the best ones for the Award Ceremony. If you want to get to know the jury a little bit better, you should not miss MEET THE JURY (Friday, 18th of November, 11 AM, HFF), when the jury members will answer all your questions. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Also, there will be a special screening of YOU CARRY ME (Saturday, 19th of November, 4 PM, Filmmuseum) presented by the jury. Producer of the film is jury member Anita Juka.
Olha Reiter works as an executive producer of Lviv Film Commission and Film Fund. She is also co-founder and CEO of Wiz-Art - one of the most visible and active NGOs in Ukraine’s audiovisual field. Reiter studied Slavic Philology and Cultural Studies at Lviv National University. She was part of the Filmschoolfest preselection jury 2015.
Anita Juka is a successful producer from Zagreb who started her own production company in 2004. Since then she has produced or co-produced such fiction feature films as her sister Ivona's YOU CARRY ME as well as Damjan Kozole's SLOVENIAN GIRL and Metod Pevec's GOOD NIGHT MISSY. In addition, she has produced the most successful Croatian documentaries of recent years, including FACING THE DAY, BAD BLUE BOYS and BLUE ROSE GARDEN. Anita is currently planning her sister's next feature project MY PERSONAL WAR CRIMINAL as a co-production with Canada.
A. BURAK TURAN
A. Burak Turan was born in Istanbul and now travels the world as a Director of Photography. He won several awards for his work – for example the Bon Voyage Palm Springs Jury Award 2016 for best fictional short film. (Unfortunately unable to attend on short notice)
Timo Jacobs is a German actor and director. His acting carreer started when he was discovered by German film legend Klaus Lemke. Since then he has worked with well known directors such as Dominik Graf, Spike Lee and Olivier Assayas and has started working behind the camera as well ("Klappe Cowboy“, „Mann im Spagat“).
Lisa Gerig finished her film studies at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with the short ZAUNGESPRÄCHE, for which she won the award for best documentary at FILMSCHOOLEST MUNICH 2015. She is currently working on her first bigger project as a freelance director and is engaged at Zürich NGO “Solinetz".
Born in Berlin, Katja Engelhardt came to Munich for her studies. After working at radio station M94.5 and at the BLM she is now part of the team of Zündfunk on Bayern 2 and is working as cultural editor at PULS (Bayerischer Rundfunk).