The Jury Award in the German Competition, endowed with 2,000 euros, is awarded by a three-member jury. The Jury 2023 is:
She is a filmmaker and curator and works now as a programmer for the leading arthouse streaming service MUBI. Clara's artistic practice explores the interconnectivity between different actors and life forms on our planet and has been shown internationally at exhibitions and film festivals. In 2021, her short film disjointed won the German Short Film Award in the Documentary category.
The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too, his debut feature film, was part of the Official Selection in Cannes 2020 and won the Jerusalem Film Festival. His short and medium length films were shown in numerous international festivals including Cannes, Berlinale, HotDocs and IDFA. His comedy-drama series Milk & Honey has been purchased for adaptation in Germany and France. The Vanishing Soldier is his second feature film.
He is – together with Ala Younis – co-head of the section Forum Expanded of the Berlin International Film Festival. Since 2006 he has worked as curator and project manager for Arsenal (Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin) in the scope of Berlinale and in other contexts. From 2014 to 2020 he was a member of the short film selection committee of Dokfest Kassel. He has curated film programs for, among others, Kunstverein Leipzig, Kochi Muziris Biennale, National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul and Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. In 2014 he published the book "Aufzeichnungen eines Storm Squatters", a monograph on George Kuchar’s Weather Diary video series.