Jury 2022

Peter Zorn

Co-founder and since the beginning chairman of the board of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V., on the management board of the Werkleitz Biennale / Werkleitz Festival, initiator of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE since 1995), 2002 foundation of the company Worklights Media Production GmbH, executive producer, since 2011 head of the Werkleitz Professional Media Master Class (PMMC), since 2018 manager of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP). He lives and works as a freelance cultural producer and curator in Werkleitz and Halle (Saale). 

Andreas Nickl

Actor, author, director from Berlin. 

Born in Munich in 1967. Stayed until high school graduation. 
Civilian service in a closed ward of the Düsseldorf psychiatric hospital.

Sailor on a sailing yacht between Amsterdam and Havana. Acting school in Bochum until graduation in 1992. Lives in Berlin with his wife and three sons.

Member of the German Film Academy.

Anne Könnig

She was the director of the Backup_festival at Bauhaus-University Weimar for 10 years. In recognition of her work, she and her colleague Juliane Fuchs were awarded the Bauhaus University Weimar Teaching Prize in 2016.

Having also worked at Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and Film e.V. Jena now works as an employee of the Film Commission of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) at Studiopark Kindermedienzentrum (KMZ) in Erfurt, acting as the field office for Thuringia.

Due to her versatile interest in film, international art and culture, she can often be found in exhibitions such as her favorite gallery ACC Weimar. Under the pseudonym Miss Grainy she is artistically active herself.

Jury 2021

Film Jury:

Leonie Minor

She worked as a production and assistant director in Cologne and studied film production at the DFFB in Berlin. 

She currently works as a producer, writer and director. Her films were shown at the Zurich Film Festival, the Hofer International Film Festival and the InterFilm Berlin. 

She is a scholarship holder of the Academy for Children’s Media and is currently writing a book for young people.

Jörn Hintzer

Prof.  Jörn Hintzer is teaching cross-media/moving images at the Bauhaus_University Weimar since 2019. Together with his colleague Prof. Jakob Hüfner he also works under the Berlin label Datenstrudel on films, contributions for TV and YT, productions for theater stages and passing trains. Playing with the media – from smartphones to cinema – he always finds the right story.

His films have been selected and received numerous prizes and awards from several national and international film festivals.

2014-2015 Visiting Professorship for Interactive Art and Design, Academy of Fine arts Nuremberg

2003-2018 work for data vortex for TV, cinema, internet, museums 

2002/03 guest lecturer for streaming media at the film class, Art Academy Münster 

2001–2003 directing for feature films, music videos and advertising 

2000 Founding of Datenstrudel 

1994-97 postgraduate studies at the Art Academy for Media Cologne 

1993-94 year of master class at the Münster Art Academy 

1988 studies of fine art, film class at the art academy in Münster

Mohammad Ali Talebi

he is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer who has been regarded as one of the best filmmakers who has contributed substantially and consistently to children and youth cinema. He has wide range of experience in cinematic forms and film genres. His productions have played a great role in securing an important position for Iranian Cinema and have earned its well-respected global recognition. His films have been selected and received many prizes and awards from numerous international film festivals such as Berlin, San Francisco, Chicago, Sundance, New York, Montreal, Amsterdam, Vienna, London, Toronto, Tokyo, Bangkok, South Korea, France, Japan, India, Sydney, Greece, Zlin and Poland.

Visual Art Jury:

Lola Lennartz

Studies in applied arts – degree in designer 

Design work for various companies 

Various exhibitions Board member of Hofatelier Nieder Grunstedt  

Courses for children and adults (creative courses)

Willi (Wilfried) Malz

1972 – 1974 apprenticeship as a commercial and poster painter

1977 – 1980 study at the technical school for advertisement  and design Berlin, graduation as a graduate designer (FH)

1980 – 1990 Graphic artist and exhibition designer for DEWAG (German Advertising and Promotional Company)  in Erfurt

1990 – 1994 Graphic designer and co-partner of the Erfurter Werbe-Gesellschaft mbH

since 1994 works as a freelance graphic designer, cartoonist and painter

since 1999 is lecturing in the subject of art education and artistic design in different educational institutions

2000 – 2009 lectures in the elective subject design at the University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden

2004 – 2015 Member of the Association for the Promotion of Art and Regional History Roßdorf/Rhön e.V.

Since 2018 membership in the art association Hofatelier Weimar/Niedergrunstedt e.V.

He had exhibitions and participations in Berlin, Leipzig, Erfurt, Weimar, Jena,

Neuhaus a. R., Bad Liebenstein, Schmalkalden, Roßdorf / Rhön,

Meiningen, Schafhausen, Hünfeld

Multiple prize winner at several competitions

Roman Diller

he is working as a freelance photographer, since he finished his Master in Photography at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.

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