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Jury

The Berlin Student Film Festival jury panel are dedicated professionals, including  filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, film critics and journalists.

Jury 2017 (A-Z)

Jaume Balagueró is one of the great auteurs of contemporary Spanish horror film, most notably the acclaimed REC series for which he won Best Director in the Festival de Cinema Fantàstic de Sitges.  Other classics from Balagueroó includes Fragiles and Darkness.

Jaume Balagueró is one of the great auteurs of contemporary Spanish horror film, most notably the acclaimed REC series for which he won Best Director in the Festival de Cinema Fantàstic de Sitges.  Other classics from Balagueroó includes Fragiles and Darkness.

Jaume Balagueró
Writer, Director & Producer

CANADA is an international collective of directors / production company based in Barcelona and London making commercials and music videos since 2008.

CANADA is an international collective of directors / production company based in Barcelona and London making commercials and music videos since 2008.

CANADA
International collective of directors

Hudson is an internationally acclaimed stills photographer with 30+ years experience in the editorial, advertising and commercial field. Derek works as a freelance photographer for Time, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and Vogue to name a few. Currently based in Berlin and Paris he is turning his visual and storytelling abilities into documentary and feature film work.

Hudson is an internationally acclaimed stills photographer with 30+ years experience in the editorial, advertising and commercial field. Derek works as a freelance photographer for Time, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and Vogue to name a few. Currently based in Berlin and Paris he is turning his visual and storytelling abilities into documentary and feature film work.

Derek Hudson
Independent photographer and filmmaker

Woj is a Berlin based documentary filmmaker & producer for German television, radio & print media with an array of prestigious awards to her name. Whilst at the Free University of Berlin her studies included German language & culture, American studies and journalism before going on to found her own production company 'Caterina Woj Filmproduktion' in the year 2000. She is currently guest lecturer of cultural journalism at Berlin University for the Arts.

Woj is a Berlin based documentary filmmaker & producer for German television, radio & print media with an array of prestigious awards to her name. Whilst at the Free University of Berlin her studies included German language & culture, American studies and journalism before going on to found her own production company 'Caterina Woj Filmproduktion' in the year 2000. She is currently guest lecturer of cultural journalism at Berlin University for the Arts.

Caterina Woj
Documentary Filmmaker & Producer

Utilising his background as an advertising photographer Martin brings with him a wealth of experience as well as an eye for detail. His characteristically British sentiment is prevalent throughout his work. From 2010-2014, Martin directed a series of films for Bentley Motors that took the world renowned brand in a new & fresh direction. This fruitful & long relationship reinvigorated the brand & established a new communications language for Bentley Motors.

Utilising his background as an advertising photographer Martin brings with him a wealth of experience as well as an eye for detail. His characteristically British sentiment is prevalent throughout his work. From 2010-2014, Martin directed a series of films for Bentley Motors that took the world renowned brand in a new & fresh direction. This fruitful & long relationship reinvigorated the brand & established a new communications language for Bentley Motors.

Martin Bennett
Director & Producer

Grace is the founder of Fashion Inspires more organization and Miami Fashion Film Festival, both designed to engage the community in conversations exploring opportunities within fashion industry and challenges that youth, women, and industry professionals face.

Grace is the founder of Fashion Inspires more organization and Miami Fashion Film Festival, both designed to engage the community in conversations exploring opportunities within fashion industry and challenges that youth, women, and industry professionals face.

Grace Castro
Founder, Miami Fashion Film Festival

Isabel Martínez is the name behind Isabelita Virtual, a creative director from Barcelona living in NYC. Awarded in the most prestigious advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards or AD&D. In 2011 she started @IsabelitaVirtual . Since then, she has collaborated as a Creative Director and Image Maker for brands such as Tiffany & Co, Delpozo, Hermès, Coach, &Other Stories, W Magazine, Sony, Viktor&Rolf, Kenzo, Dior, Yoox, Vogue Italia or The Moscow Ballet. In 2014 The Cut/New York Magazine put her name on the 50 Fashion Social Media Voices to Follow's list.

Isabel Martínez is the name behind Isabelita Virtual, a creative director from Barcelona living in NYC. Awarded in the most prestigious advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards or AD&D. In 2011 she started @IsabelitaVirtual . Since then, she has collaborated as a Creative Director and Image Maker for brands such as Tiffany & Co, Delpozo, Hermès, Coach, &Other Stories, W Magazine, Sony, Viktor&Rolf, Kenzo, Dior, Yoox, Vogue Italia or The Moscow Ballet. In 2014 The Cut/New York Magazine put her name on the 50 Fashion Social Media Voices to Follow's list.

@Isabelitavirtual
Creative Director & Photographer

Maria’s education in art history and anthropology energized her passionate interest in the Arts & their documentation. After years in the museum profession, Maria began freelance photography work in 2003. Since then, she has photographed many facets of the media, film, & music realms—including red carpet events, movie stills, portraiture, & her favorite—the unpredictable, physical, & vibrant genre of live music performances.

Maria’s education in art history and anthropology energized her passionate interest in the Arts & their documentation. After years in the museum profession, Maria began freelance photography work in 2003. Since then, she has photographed many facets of the media, film, & music realms—including red carpet events, movie stills, portraiture, & her favorite—the unpredictable, physical, & vibrant genre of live music performances.

Maria Brunner Ventura
Photographer

Nadine Dinter is a Berlin-based publicist, running her pr agency since 2006. Offering public relations, consulting, & art administration services, Nadine Dinter PR specializes in cultural projects, while working across a variety of sectors focusing on the themes of contemporary art, lifestyle & beauty, art & commerce, and fashion. www.dinter-pr.de

Nadine Dinter is a Berlin-based publicist, running her pr agency since 2006. Offering public relations, consulting, & art administration services, Nadine Dinter PR specializes in cultural projects, while working across a variety of sectors focusing on the themes of contemporary art, lifestyle & beauty, art & commerce, and fashion.

www.dinter-pr.de

Nadine Dinter
PR Agent

Tilmann is a freelance Art Director for motion design based in New York and Barcelona. He creates visual artwork for clients like the TVE1, AXN, GolTV, Audi or Mercedes. Working in a highly technology based field, it always starts by translating words into images: a creative non linear process with sometimes surprisingly solutions.

Tilmann is a freelance Art Director for motion design based in New York and Barcelona. He creates visual artwork for clients like the TVE1, AXN, GolTV, Audi or Mercedes. Working in a highly technology based field, it always starts by translating words into images: a creative non linear process with sometimes surprisingly solutions.

Tilmann Kerkhoff
Art Director Motion Design

Campos has been a Casting Director for feature films & TV series in Barcelona and Madrid for the last 10 years. Before that, she worked at Mannheim International Film Festival & in film production. Some of the films she casted for: Rec (1,2,3,4), The Chosen or The Gunman. Her first novel was selected to compete at the “Books at Berlinale” to be converted into a screenplay.

Campos has been a Casting Director for feature films & TV series in Barcelona and Madrid for the last 10 years. Before that, she worked at Mannheim International Film Festival & in film production. Some of the films she casted for: Rec (1,2,3,4), The Chosen or The Gunman. Her first novel was selected to compete at the “Books at Berlinale” to be converted into a screenplay.

Cristina Campos
Casting Director and Writer

Holger has a long list of high-profile art & media projects on his resume such as managing director of Upon Paper powered by Hahnemühle fine art, principal project leader and consulting brand strategist for www.the-impossible-project.com  & publishing director for berlin based fashion & art magazine Qvest, to name a few. Homann is engaged in a love affair with the arts & media (sparked when he was given the "Beautiful California" Ansel Adams photobook) and is highly respected for his deep understanding of how they co-exist & interact with each other. 

Holger has a long list of high-profile art & media projects on his resume such as managing director of Upon Paper powered by Hahnemühle fine art, principal project leader and consulting brand strategist for www.the-impossible-project.com  & publishing director for berlin based fashion & art magazine Qvest, to name a few. Homann is engaged in a love affair with the arts & media (sparked when he was given the "Beautiful California" Ansel Adams photobook) and is highly respected for his deep understanding of how they co-exist & interact with each other. 

Holger Homann
Publisher & Creative Director

Helder studied art history & design before he founded creative consultancy 20FIRST in 2006. His award-winning works have been published in books & magazines and he frequently writes for publications such as Interview magazine, Qvest & novum. His portfolio covers projects & clients as diverse as Berlin’s Neue National Galerie, 4711, Swarovski and iconic Hotel Du Cap - Eden-Roc. In 2013 Helder founded www.scentury.com – an online magazine for perfume storytelling that from the very start became a benchmark in the world of fragrances.

Helder studied art history & design before he founded creative consultancy 20FIRST in 2006. His award-winning works have been published in books & magazines and he frequently writes for publications such as Interview magazine, Qvest & novum. His portfolio covers projects & clients as diverse as Berlin’s Neue National Galerie, 4711, Swarovski and iconic Hotel Du Cap - Eden-Roc. In 2013 Helder founded www.scentury.com – an online magazine for perfume storytelling that from the very start became a benchmark in the world of fragrances.

Helder Suffenplan
Publicist & Creative Consultant