Here's this years Selection Committee for the German Competition 2023:
Florian Fischer, born 1981 in Tübingen, studied communication design, photography and visual studies. He was a participant in the Werkleitz Media Master Class and Berlinale Talents. In 2017, he was a fellow at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles and currently works as an author and media artist in Leipzig and Hamburg. His film "Umbra" won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale 2019 and screened in the German Competition of the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg in the same year.
Nadine Mayer moved from Stuttgart to Hamburg to study for her Master's degree in Culture and Media Management. In 2011 she started working for the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg at the info counter, was responsible for the film market and joined the selection team for the German Competition in 2014. At the same time, she got to know the artist group "A Wall is a Screen", with whom she travels the country to project short films on walls. Her main job also revolves around moving images, most recently as a producer of documentary films for TV.
Stine Wangler studied at Leuphana University in Lüneburg and at Glamorgan University in Wales. She wrote her thesis in cultural studies about short films on the internet. Since 2012 she has been working at the Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg and is responsible for world sales and purchase of licenses for short films. On the side, she occasionally works as a photographer. Since 2013, she has been a viewing member of the German Competition at the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg.
David Kleingers is head of the digital department and strategic development at the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum. As a film journalist and historian, he has published numerous articles and book chapters on German, European and international cinema. He is also curator of the Maple Movies Festival, dedicated to contemporary Canadian film.
Deniz Şimşek is a filmmaker and media artists living in Berlin. Having studied film in Istanbul at MSFAU, she is currently studying art and media at the UdK Berlin, under Prof. Thomas Arslan. Her works have been shown internationally in exhibitions, art and film festivals, including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dokfest, European Media Art Festival and Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg. Deniz is part of the 5th edition of the Federal Association AG Kurzfilm and German Films’ Emerging Artists program.