We proudly present: Our selection committee for the 2022 International Competition!
Sarnt Utamachote (ษาณฑ์ อุตมโชติ) is a nonbinary filmmaker, curator and co-founder of un.thai.tled, an artist collective from the German Thai diaspora with whom they curated the un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin and Beyond the kitchen: Stories from the Thai Park. The video installation I Am Not Your Mother (2020) was exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the short film Soy Sauce (2020) was screened at OutFest Fusion LA, Xposed Berlin and Queer East London 2021, among others.
Nora Molitor studied Intercultural Communication, Spanish and History in Saarbrücken and Paris. She works for international literature, film and theater projects and festivals, including the Max Ophüls Festival, the Berlin International Literature Festival, the German-French stage festival Perspectives and Berlinale Forum Expanded. Jury activities for the FCDEP (Paris) and BIEFF (Bucharest). She also supervises the Border Crossers Program of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Literary Colloquium Berlin. She is co-founder of transdemo e.V., member of LaborBerlin e.V. and curates and coordinates interdisciplinary projects in Berlin's independent scene.
Alejo Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires. He is a member of the selection committees of Berlinale Shorts and the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg. He studied Film-Direction at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and was Meisterschüler by Thomas Arslan at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He has made films of different lengths, such as "El contrabajo" (short), "La destrucción del orden vigente" (feature), "Panke" (medium length). His work has been shown at venues such as Torino International Film Festival, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Festival Márgenes, Entrevues Belfort, Bafici, Anthology Film Archives. He has been co-founder and programmer of INVASION, the Argentine film festival in Berlin that helds since 2014.
Marian Freistühler is a filmmaker based in Hamburg, Germany. He studied film at the University of Fine Arts (HFBK) Hamburg and co-founded the production company Ohne Falsch Film whose films were shown at several international festivals. For producing the short documentary ALTURAS (D 2020, 30’), Marian received the German Short Film Award 2020. His bachelor graduation film ISLANDS IN THE CITY (D 2021, 23’) was selected in Clermont-Ferrand and Hof, among others. He has been a programmer at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg since 2020.
Theresa George studied ethnology, political science and journalism at the University of Leipzig (2005-13) and has since been working as a freelance film anthropologist between cultural theory and film (mediation). She teaches Visual Anthropology (HafenCityUniversity, University of Bremen), works for film festivals (Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Kasseler DokFest, 2Rivers Festival), conceives film series / lectures / installations in diverse collaborations and co-developed numerous film projects (e.g. for Helena Wittmann, Philipp Hartmann, Luise Donschen, Adnan Softic). Currently, her main interest lies in filmmaking and film reception in the former GDR of the 1990s, which she intends to deepen by developing the artistic research VIDEO2089.
Sebastian Markt Sebastian Markt studied history and philosophy in Vienna and Berlin. He is the head of programming for Berlinale Generation and part of the programming team for dokfilmwoche Berlin. He writes on film for the publications Sissy, Perlentaucher, Indiekino and Die Zeit, among others. He is a projectionist.
Maike Mia Höhne is a German film director, film curator, professor of film, mother of two children. She lives and works in Hamburg. From 2007 to 2019, she played a key role in shaping the profile of the short film section Berlinale Shorts at the Berlin International Film Festival as curator and director. In 2019, she took over as artistic director at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg. Since 2019, she has been a professor at the University of Applied Science Europe at the Hamburg Campus in the Department of Art & Design for the Film program.
Felix Piatkowski, born in Rostock, 15 years in Hamburg studying media culture, working at the media center, in the cinema and since 2008 at the international short film festival Hamburg. Moved to Berlin in 2017 and turned to psychoanalysis, but never turned his back on Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and has now been there for 15 editions.
Anna Feistel studied Literature Art and Media Studies at University of Konstanz and Sapienza Università di Roma. Her passion for short films ignited many years ago organizing a student short film festival in a communal cinema. Since 2016 she has worked in several positions at Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg. She is a member of the selection committee and programme coordinator of Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg.