Friday, 11/9/2018

Prix Interculturel

Meet the Interfilm-Jury

Prix Interculturel

Left to right: Susan Gordanshekan, Johannes Sternagel and Radmila Besic

The Interfilm-Akademie awards the Prix Interculturel for the 14th time within the framework of the 38th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH.

The award promotes intercultural dialogue between young filmmakers, in particular the tolerance-based exchange of experiences between world religions. In this sense, an international jury awards a film from the competition program, which translates this idea in an ethically and aesthetically convincing way. The Prix Interculturel includes the prize money of € 1,500.00 and the winner receives a trophy designed by the artist Bernd Sauter.


The Interfilm-Jury 2018:

After graduating as an interior designer, Johannes Sternagel came to film about a film and television scenography study. Since then he has worked as a production designer for movie productions as well as television films or series. Projects he has been involved with are “Dreiviertelmond” (“Three Quarter Moon”), “Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht” (“Maria, he doesn’t like it”), or AMELIE RENNT (MOUNTAIN MIRACLE), which was screened at the KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017. He is also associated with a long-standing cooperation with director Marcus Rosenmüller - Sternagel was the production designer for the trilogy “Beste Zeit” (“Good Times”), “Beste Gegend”, “Beste Chance” and is currently also working on Rosenmüller's upcoming film “Trautmann” (in cinema 2019). The biggest and most beautiful challenge for Johannes Sternagel in filmmaking is creating a "coherent reality" for each story by the use of teamwork.

At the FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2018, he is looking forward to many exciting, entertaining, emotional, thoughtful, disturbing and inspiring worlds and stories.


Susan Gordanshekan is a German-Iranian filmmaker. She studied directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. In 2013, Gordanshekan was selected as one of six international filmmakers for the Cinefondation Fellowship La Résidence of the Cannes International Film Festival. Her debut film “Die defekte Katze” (“A dysfunctional Cat”) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been in cinema since the beginning of October 2018. On November 4 the "Bundesverband Regie" honoured her with the German Director Award METROPOLIS in the category "Best Director: Young Talent".

At the FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2018, the director is eager to see which ideas and topics interest current film talents, and which new styles and trends that reflect the zeitgeist are recently emerging.


Radmila Besic, born in Croatia in 1980, received her first guitar lessons at the age of 7: a professional education, which she completed in 1999 as a winner of several competitions and a musical high school diploma. Until 2005 she refined her skills in music studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and a postgraduate course in the USA with Dr. med. Mario Abril. Currently, she is touring with solo and chamber music programs at home and abroad.

In her adopted hometown, Munich, she is regularly present in cultural life, too. Particularly noteworthy is her own chamber music series "Radmila's Living Room Concert", in which she invites new chamber music partners every time and shows the diversity of her instrument.

In addition to her soloist concert and event activity she presents herself in very different chamber music ensembles: viola, bassoon, percussion, clarinet, panpipe and accordion. She also works with dancers, actors and writers on more unusual concert formats. Appearances on television, radio and on YouTube complete the picture of the artist.