Berlin is a meeting point for artists from all over the world. Among them are also numerous filmmakers, attracted by the possibility of exchanging creative ideas. This was our guiding principle when setting up the main jury for Motovun Film Festival this year.
Sebastian Schipper, President of the Jury. German film director and actor born in Berlin. Among other roles, he appeared in Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run. His directorial debut Gigantic (2004) won him German Film Award. Three of his films screened at Berlinale. He won a Silver Bear for photography for his excellent film Victoria, made in a single shot. We are showing this film in Motovun.
Mark Reeder, born in Manchester, musician and producer with thirty-year-long career. He moved to Berlin in 1978, on time to become one of the protagonists of B-Movie, to be screened at this year’s Motovun. One of the founders of Berlin electronic scene, he influenced numerous acclaimed artists.
Born and raised in Berlin,Uli M. Schueppel directed, produced and sometimes photographed fourteen feature films. As he is very attached to his city, a number of his films are focused on Berlin. He also makes short films, video clips and animated films, including many festival trailers for Berlinale.
Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Moldavian director of short films, stayed in Berlin after studying at German Academy for Film and Television. Her films were shown at numerous international festivals. She also won in Motovun Shorts program in 2008, with her film Between Walls.
Ognjen Sviličić, Croatian film director and screenwriter, also living in Berlin. Three of his films premiered in Forum program of Berlinale and one premiered at Venice Film Festival. He wrote several important Croatian films. He teaches scriptwriting at Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art.
This jury will award Propeller of Motovun to the best film competing in the Main Program. This year’s edition of MFF takes place from 24-28 July.