European Competition Jury
Elisabeth Golzar - Historian and filmmaker. Since 2011 she has been the president of the association "all inclusive" and organizer and artistic director of zeitimpuls shortfilm festivals. Since then she has been working increasingly as a filmmaker in the areas of script, directing and production management. 2014 Winner of the German Human Rights Film Award with a spot for zeitimpuls Kurzfilmwettbwerb. Main focus: festival curator, youth work in art and culture, new media and film education.
Klaus Blaudzun - born 1958, two daughters, living in Rostock/Germany. Profession: 1983 teacher, 1987 graduation (Dr. phil., study of literature), up to 1992 teachings and researches at the University of Rostock – today casual teachings, concerning media theory, film festivals. In 1993 founder of and since then general manager at Institut of New Media Rostock, head of the film and media workshop department. Since 2004 organizing FiSH – Festival in the City Port of Rostock, running a national short film competition for filmmakers up to 27 of age. Since 2008 co-producer of short films by young film talents at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre.
Leo Černic – Leo Černic was born in 1995 in Trieste, Italy. He grew up in a multicultural, Italian-Slovenian family. He graduated from film and television directing at the AGRFT – Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. During the studies, he started to research and study in depth the art of animation, the medium which he used in his first short documentary film “Zamejen”/”Bordered” (awarded for the most innovative documentary film language in Szczecin 2017). In 2018, he finished his fist animated film “Dance of love.” He appreciates imagination and the creation of mysterious planets to live on.
Maria Sadowska - Defiant and uncompromising. She follows her own path, avoiding sensation and publicity. Maria graduated from directing at the National Film School in Łódź and has been successfully carrying out film projects for years. Her feature debut “Women's Day” premiered at the 37th Gdynia Film Festival. The picture received a number of awards in Poland and abroad, including Grand Prix of the 22nd Film Festival Cottbus. Her newest film “The Art of Loving,” which tells the life story of Michalina Wisłocka, premiered on January 27th , 2017. It received a great number of positive reviews and broke all turnout records, becoming number one position of the Polish Box Office. Currently Maria is working on her premiere material, the teaser of which we will hear soon.