In the International Competition, a five-member jury awards the Hamburg Short Film Award, endowed with 3,000 euros, and the Deframed Award, endowed with 2,000 euros, to a film that deals with reality in a poetic, formal, analytical and unconventional way, ignoring all rules in a forward-looking way. It also awards the Hamburg candidate for the "European Short Film" award category of the European Film Academy. The Jury 2023 is:
Nawar Al Qassimi
As the Vice President of Sharjah Art Foundation, she is responsible for the Foundation’s strategic planning, and strengthening the Foundation’s role as a catalyst and advocate for the arts in Sharjah, UAE; in the region; and around the world. Al Qassimi is a member of the Sharjah Tourism Advisory Committee and was a jury member for the Karama Film Festival in 2020.
He works as a writer, film critic and curator. His articles and stories are regularly published in numerous publications in German and English language. He is editor-in-chief of the website Jugend ohne Film. In 2016 he received the Siegfried Kracauer scholarship of the German Film Critic Association. He has curated several retrospectives in Vienna, Berlin, London, and Bern. Currently he is working on his debut novel and a translation of stories told to him by a stone.
She is a filmmaker, visual artist and curator; from 2022, she is also a professor for cinema at the HFBK University of Arts Hamburg. Spanning cinema, installation, performance and virtual reality, her works stand out through a uncompromising exploration of the human psyche and an ongoing questioning of film language conventions. Her feature film Touch Me Not won the Golden Bear at the 2018 Berlinale. Pintilie's visual art project »You Are Another Me – A Cathedral of the Body« has been selected to represent Romania at the 2022 Venice Art Biennial. Her film Don’t Get Me Wrong won the Golden Dove for Best Documentary at Dok Leipzig 2007. She is a member of the European Film Academy.
She has been working in programming at the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) since 2017. She is now head of short film and feature film programmer. She is also a member of the preselection committee at Busan International Short Film Festival as well as an independent curator, moderator and writer.
She is a documentary film producer, photographer and curator. Member of Freefilmers cinemovement, co-founder of Filma. Feminist Film Festival. In her work and activism, relies on queer feminist approaches.