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The Wolfgang Längsfeld jury 2021

Barbara Oswald
Barbara Oswald

Three filmmakers are on the lookout this year for the most original film in the International Competition

The Wolfgang Längsfeld jury 2021

The Wolfgang Längsfeld Award is presented in memory of the founder of FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH. In 2021, this will be the 10th time. To mark the occasion, all previous winning films will be screened again in a special on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. But this year's winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony. A jury of three will decide on the most original film in the program.

Daniel Kunz was born in Günzburg in 1997. He was involved
with the film and television landscape at a young age and made his
and made his first short films, which he published on his website.
published. Before he started his studies in 2017 in the department
Production and Media Business at the HFF Munich
began, he completed internships at various
film productions. At the University of Television and
Film he realized three short documentaries and several
fictional productions, which were shown at the Film Festival Max
Ophüls Preis and at the Dok-Leipzig.

Páris Cannes was born in the south of Brazil. After first being interested in visual arts, he turned to film directing in 2014. For this he came to Brussels to study at INSAS. He writes poetry and creates video and sculpture installations. He is influenced by Cinema Novo and the blurring boundaries between fiction and documentary elements. His short film THE DRAGON WITH THE TWO HEADS (2019) won the Wolfgang Längsfeld Award for Most Original Film at FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2020.

Sven Zellner studied at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). He was the cinematographer on feature films such as BLACK MILK and DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY by Uisenma Borchu, which won the Fipresci Award at FILMFEST MUNICH 2015, and DIE HUMMEL by Sebastian Stern. He also did the camera work on some documentaries, e.g. WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders or DER ROTE BERG by Timo Müller. For his own directorial work PRICE OF GOLD he was awarded the ARTE Documentary Film Award in 2012. His photographs have appeared in magazines such as GEO, DIE ZEIT and Terra Mater. His photo essay "Ninjas" was presented in an exhibition during FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2012. He also teaches at the HFF Munich.

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