Jury 2017

GUILLAUME ALBECK

GUILLAUME ALBECK

CEO at PARIGO

www.parigomusic.com

more ... For more than 10 years PARIGO (French music production & publishing company) offers a catalogue containing 200,000 recordings. In 2012 PARIGO registered hundreds of hours of music for different programs, including 250 corporate films.

ROLAND ASSMANN

ROLAND ASSMANN

Director and Editor

www.west4media.com

more ... Roland Aßmann is director and editor. His focus lies on the emotional communication of knowledge, no matter if it is about a science documentary, latest sports news or a motivating image film. Some of his works are: “European International Bank - Financial Instruments” (2015), “Wasserstoff - die Energie-Technologie der Zukunft” (2014), “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos” (2013), “Neugestaltung Mauthausen - eine KZ Gedenkstätte stellt sich der Zeit” (2013), “Red Bull Air Race” (2005-2010).

FRANZ-JOSEF BALDUS

FRANZ-JOSEF BALDUS

Managing Director koelnkomm Social Media and Acting Manager Vine Academy

www.koelnkomm.de

more ... Franz-Josef Baldus is one of the Snack content pioneers in Germany, Twitter co-operation partner, Short-Video Blogger, t3n-Script writer and vine associate professor at the Jung von Matt-Academy in Hamburg. He creates Snack-Content (Short-Videos, animated GIFs, Cinemagraphs, etc) for brands like Coca-Cola, Porsche, Jägermeister or Fujitsu.

ALLISON BEAN

ALLISON BEAN

Producer, Editor, Writer

more ... Allison joined Off the Fence at the beginning of June 2006. She began her television career at Survival Anglia Ltd. in 1998 after gaining her doctorate in human evolution from Cambridge University. She then went on to develop and produce natural history and science documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and TLC before moving to Granada TV in Bristol. At Granada she developed, produced and directed a wide range of award winning documentaries for Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and Five.

PETER BECK

PETER BECK

President of Swiss Film Association, Founder and Creative Director of Beck & Friends GmbH

www.beckandfriends.ch

more ... For nearly 30 years Peter Beck is working in the department of film, storytelling and digital content creating.

DMITRY BOGDANOV

DMITRY BOGDANOV

CEO at Rivelty group

www.rivelty.ru

more ... Dmitry Bogdanov is the CEO of Rivelty group – one of the leading companies among corporate video production in the Russian market, as well as the first production company in the country awarded with a Golden Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2012.
He is the author of "Corporate Video. Instructions for use", an educational book for company employees whose work is related to corporate media.

WERNER BOOTE

WERNER BOOTE

Film Director

more ... Theater studies, journalism and sociology at the University of Vienna and Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Film and Television Department. Assistant Director for several years (to Robert Dornhelm, Ulrich Seidl etc). In 1993 he starts to make his own films with a focus on music: Anouk – Sacrifice (1999), Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana (2002), as well as numerous award-winning Music Documentaries (Kurt Rydl – Der Gladiator, 2003). His award-winning documentary Plastic Planet (2009) attracted 150,000 cinema-goers in Austria and won the golden Romy prize. His project Population Boom (2013) is about overpopulation and distributive justice. This film received a “Green Me Award” for the best ‘green documentary’ in the run-up to Berlinale. Alles unter Kontrolle (2015) is a cinema documentary about the naturalness of surveillance. His latest film The Green Lie (2017) will be screened in cinemas in March 2018.
Boote's corporate image films (Kuwait Petroleum Inc, Vienna Tourist Board, Austrian Nationalbank, STRABAG, Stiegl Bier, Wiener Städtische, aso.) have received numerous awards, including the Grand Prix CIFFT for the best tourism film in the world, two “Dolphins“ in France, and the “Silver Screen Award“ at the New York Film Festival. He lived in Amsterdam from 1993 to 2002, and currently resides in Vienna.

PETER BOSTOEN

PETER BOSTOEN

Director corporate films, commercials & television

vimeopro.com/peterbostoen/foreveryone

more ... Filming around the world, Peter Bostoen has worked with people from a wide variety of social, cultural and religious backgrounds. This versatility – combined with extensive technical skills, deep creative insight and a sympathetic approach – allows him to excel at expressing human emotion with strong visual power.
Peter has specialized in corporate and institutional communications, but he incorporates his previous practice in shooting commercials, documentaries and TV drama. He has won international awards for several of his commercials and corporate films.

ADAM COHEN

ADAM COHEN

Producer, director, writer

www.adamcohenfilms.com

more ... Adam is a producer, director and writer of corporate, fundraising, medical and biographical “films with heart”. Through his work, Adam has helped to raise millions for charities, told important medical stories to doctors and patients, created filmed biographies and tributes for families and individuals, and communicated messages, with heart, for businesses.
Adam specializes in telling stories entirely through the eyes of the people they involve. Skilled at drawing out exceptionally natural and warm performances from both new and experienced contributors, his films have been making audiences laugh and cry for more than 25 years.
Awards include: New York Festivals Gold and Silver, US International Film and Video Festival Gold, IVCA (now EVCOM) Gold, Silver and Bronze.

MAGDALENA CZAJA

MAGDALENA CZAJA

Vice president of the Advertising Ethics Commission of Poland and President of San Markos Advertising

more ... As vice president of the Advertising Ethics Commission in Poland, co-founder and president of San Markos advertising agency, member of the Association of Advertising Agencies and finalist of the –“Businesswoman of the Year 2009” competition, Magdalena Czaja is one of the most influential women in the Polish advertising industry.

FLEUR DAVIS

FLEUR DAVIS

Design Director at The Motion Design Company

more ... Fleur began her career at the BBC where she worked on many iconic TV programmes such as „Panorama“, „BBC News 24“ and „Breakfast News“.
She later joined the global agency MRM, becoming a key part of the design team that led digital campaigns for major international brands including Microsoft, Sky, Intel and Apple.
Now a widely respected Motion Designer and Art Director, Fleur formed TMDC with Simon Tubbs in 2010 and continues to lead the creative on many of the studio’s projects for clients such as Lloyds Bank, Rolls-Royce, SEAT and Telefonica.

LUISE DONNER

LUISE DONNER

Internal Communication Officer – Saint-Gobain

www.saint-gobain.com

more ... After her Master’s Degree in political science “Globalization and Democratic Studies” in Greifswald (Germany) Luise moved to Paris.
Since 2009, she works in the Communication Department of the international consortium of Saint-Gobain, where she is primarily in charge of national and international film projects: “La maison Multi-Confort“ and “Saint-Gobain Experience”.
In 2015, on the occasion of the world tour travelling exhibition which was organized in the context of the 350 years anniversary of Saint Gobain, she stood herself in front of the camera as a reporter.
In 2016, the Franco-German won a golden Dolphin with her corporate film which had been produced in cooperation with CAPA Entreprises.

JEREMY JP FEKETE

JEREMY JP FEKETE

Scriptwriter and director

www.jeremyfekete.com

more ... Jeremy JP Fekete started his career as a performing artist with severel exhibitions, among other things at the „Art Basel“, “Kunstmuseum Luzern”, “Kunsthaus Aargau” and at the “Kunstmuseum Basel”, Switzerland. 1993, he switched to the TV and film business. Since then, he stands out as a script writer and director of documentary series as well as arthouse and culture films for ARD, ZDF and ARTE as well as co-productions for further international channels. His cinematic work as an author-filmmaker is highly influenced by his artistic-academic education.

His work has been internationally rewarded several times: among other things with 4 awards at the “New York Festival” (USA), as a winner at the „Worldfest Houston“ (USA), nominated for the “Adolf Grimme Award“ (Germany), “Deutscher Kamerapreis“(Germany), “Rose d’or“ (Switzerland), “Art Directors Club, ADC” Germany and for the “International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema“ in London und Nice as well as further international nominations and prizes from diverse TV and film festivals.

ANDRÉ FELKER

ANDRÉ FELKER

Managing Director & Partner at Serviceplan Austria GmbH

www.serviceplan.at

more ... André Felker was born in Vienna and raised bilingually as his family comes from Budapest. Aged 19, he started to work for Ogilvy, first in London, then in Budapest and afterwards in Vienna, in the end as account director. He simultaneously studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. At the age of 24, he changed over to Mobilkom Austria (today called A1 Telekom Austria) as deputy advertising manager and 3 years later he began at Siemens AG Austria as head of strategic marketing. Aged nearly 30, he returned to the advertising sector and founded his own full-service agency “SIEBEN” in 2003, which has been voted, only one year later, newcomer agency 2004 (Bestseller, Manstein Verlag). With his agency SIEBEN, he aimed to create an agency model that he had been searching as a client before and made a MBA degree at the same time. At the end of 2011, he sold the bigger part of his agency SIEBEN to the international Serviceplan group (number 1 largest owner-managed agency group in Europe) with its headquarters in Munich. In Vienna, he then built the Austrian branch of Serviceplan group, which works for clients such as Kapsch, tipp3, Saturn, Tele.ring or Mini, and for which he still is the CEO and associate.

MILES FURNELL

MILES FURNELL

Scriptwriter

www.milesfurnell.com

more ... With more than 20 years of experience, Miles Furnell is widely recognized as one of the leading script writers in the corporate communications industry. He has written over 300 films for some of the world’s largest organizations, picking up more than 70 international awards in the process, including 9 “Best Script” awards in the last 11 years.

RAPHAËLLE GALANTE

RAPHAËLLE GALANTE

Corporate Communication Manager at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes

www.palaisdesfestivals.com

www.cannes-destination.com

more ... Raphaëlle Galante received a Master degree in Communication and Marketing and is currently Corporate Communication Manager, specialized in tourism and digital strategy, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes (France). Raphaëlle started her career as a journalist 15 years ago, she then moved over to institutional communication.

RAINER GEHRISCH

RAINER GEHRISCH

Executive Producer and CEO of the GK Film AG

www.gk-film.com

more ... Since 1980 author, director, cinematograph and producer of advertising films, corporate films, documentaries and cultural film projects.
Shooting and production experience in more than 45 countries on all continents. More than 100 national and international awards as cinematographer, director and producer, amongst others the Gold Medal at the New York Film Festivals and the US International Film & Video Festival Chicago, Bronze Lion Cannes Intern. Advertising Festival, Grand Prix Intern. Wirtschaftsfilmtage, Bronze Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis 2012.

ANGUS HAVERS

ANGUS HAVERS

Film and Television Composer

www.angushavers.com

more ... Classically trained with a Masters in Screen Music at the National Film and Television School, Angus Havers is an experienced British film composer working at the cutting edge of major film, television, commercial music and sound production.
A competent piano session musician, arranger and producer, he has worked with or performed to some of the biggest names in the media industry. Recently his clients have been BBC and Audi. Currently he is writing songs with Leah Weller.

CONRAD HEBERLING

CONRAD HEBERLING

University Professor

more ... Conrad Heberling teaches Media Economy and TV Marketing Research at the German Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf”. He has nearly 20 years of experience in management positions with TV stations in Germany (RTL2 Television, DAF Television), Austria (Austria 9 TV) as well as internationally. He holds a number of international advisory positions such as with Dori Media International, a leading producer of telenovelas, drama and game shows and has authored numerous scientific papers in regards to topics such as “Big Brother”, “Popstars”, merchandising, children´s television and many more.

JÜRGEN HOFER

JÜRGEN HOFER

Deputy Editor-in-chief at HORIZONT Austria

www.horizont.at

more ... Jürgen Hofer is Deputy Editor-in-chief at HORIZONT Austria, the weekly newspaper for media, marketing and advertising as well as for the magazines “beststeller” and “update”. For six years now, he is informing about the media and communication sector. After his studies in journalism and corporate communication, he worked in the corporate marketing and was responsible for digital projects in an agency. In his private live, he is a passionate musician and football fan.

ROBERT HRANITZKY

ROBERT HRANITZKY

Creative Director

www.hranitzky.com

more ... Robert Hranitzky works as a freelance designer and creative director in Munich. He concentrates on motion graphics, design and animations for showroom and product trailers, films, visualisation of products as well as opening titles.
The driving force is always his passion for motion graphics – whether in live action, 2D, 3D or in combination. Among his clients one can find Adobe, Apple, Audi, BMW, Carl Zeiss, Elgato, Mammut, Maxon, Rohde & Schwarz, Wacom, etc.
Apart from his work as a creative, he also travels around the world to speak about this workflows, projects and experiences.

WOLFGANG JO HUSCHERT

WOLFGANG JO HUSCHERT

Producer and chairman of the Federal Association of German film and audiovisual producers e.V. Wiesbaden

www.huschert.de

more ... Winner of 19 German National Corporate Film Awards and more than 150 international and national Awards. President of the International Tourism Festival "The Golden City Gate" at the ITB Berlin.

MARIA IANKOVA

MARIA IANKOVA

Campaign coordinator at the Federation of Austrian Industries

www.iv-net.at

more ... Maria Iankova studied Theater, Film and Media Science with specialisation on the topic of “censorship in the Bulgarian cinema”.
She gained first experience in the film business at “DoRo Filmproduktion” and several other production companies.
The work in the film business brought her to the world of advertising agencies where she worked at “Super-Fi GmbH” or rather “VIICE CEE” for six years. Since 2015, she is working as campaign coordinator at the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vienna.

BÄRBEL JACKS

BÄRBEL JACKS

Director and Executive Producer

more ... Bärbel Jacks is an award-winning director and executive producer that made several documentary films, reports, image films and a feature drama for the German speaking market as well as the international market. For her filmic work she is in action all around the world.
From 1993 to 1996 she was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief officer in Moscow, 1997 she received the Bavarian Television Award. Starting with 1998 she worked as chief reporter and moderator on Air. Since 2001 she started dedicating herself as director more and more to long-format documentaries. At the same time she was executive producer, show producer and head of development for many TV shows in the German television. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as a director for several documentaries that give exclusive insights into the world of the UAE. In 2015 her film „Zeichnen gegen das Vergessen“ was awarded with three gold awards at the New York Festivals.
Her passion is for films which touch, which lead to change and which offer a new view or perspective.

MARKUS KARLSEDER

MARKUS KARLSEDER

Global Director at Mindconsole

www.mindconsole.net

more ... Markus Karlseder is the Global Director at Mindconsole, a visual concept bureau with offices in Graz, Berlin & Sydney. After having finished his interdisciplinary studies in design and media in Austria and Germany, he has been lucky to work all over the globe as the head of an international production crew. High-class clients, tight schedules with a compact team and challenged by constantly travelling around the world gave him the ultimate production experience to conquer any situation.

Constantly striving to embrace new technology in both the physical and digital spaces has allowed him to captivate and inspire audiences from around the world – ever since for which Mindconsole got awarded with numerous international awards, like the Red Dot Award and the Austrian “Staatspreis for Wirtschaftsfilm 2017”.

TERUHIKO KIMURA

TERUHIKO KIMURA

CEO and Executive Producer at IMAGE SCIENCE, INC.

www.image-science.co.jp

www.eibunren.or.jp

more ... Over 25 years, Teruhiko Kimura has been creating corporate films and digital contents based in Tokyo, Japan.
Since 2011 he is Managing Director of the Japan Association of Audiovisual Producers, Inc.

MICHAEL KÖGLER

MICHAEL KÖGLER

Director, Producer and Reporter

www.orf.at

more ... He has been working for TV stations such as: ORF, RTL, SAT1, SKY, SPORT1, KABEL1 and VOX. Director of sport events, producer for comedy shows, gala events and concerts. Emmy Award winner for Red Bull Air Race.

PIETER-RIM DE KROON

PIETER-RIM DE KROON

Filmmaker

www.pieterrimdekroon.com

more ... Pieter-Rim de Kroon is a highly acclaimed director of distinguished feature documentaries, shorts, corporate image & product films for premium brands. Over the years Pieter-Rim's films received over 145 international awards including numerous festival Grand Prix’s.

JAMES LAVINO

JAMES LAVINO

Composer

www.jameslavino.com

more ... James Lavino’s music includes scores for two Oscar-nominated documentaries, films for HBO and the BBC, and the forthcoming feature “You Were Never Here”, starring Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard. His music for the opening ceremony of the National 9/11 Museum, in New York City, formed part of a presentation made by President Obama. James has composed music for the choir of Westminster Abbey, has collaborated with members of Radiohead, and has written songs for Disney. He lived in London from 2002-2010 and holds dual UK/USA citizenship. He currently works out of New York City and Philadelphia.

INGRID JANSSEN

INGRID JANSSEN

Author and director
Member of Compagnie des Reals, Member of SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia)

www.ingrid-janssen.strikingly.com

more ... Research, teaching, journalism –and finally it was the cinema that attracted her most of all. She headed off to film directing where she now works in varies domains and styles, creating corporate films as well as documentaries.
Thanks to her formation in psychology and political science, she has a certain interest for intercultural communication.

JISOO LEE

JISOO LEE

Composer

more ... Jisoo Lee is a Korean composer and conductor who is known for his scores for film, television show and musical. People refer to him as “the youngest film music composer and the young maestro of music for the media and film”. In his twenties, he was honored with Korean Film Award for „Old Boy“ and this score performed at the Award Ceremony of the 56th Cannes Film Festival in France. He has become one of the leading composers in Korea, living up to his reputation.

CHRISTOPH NICOLAISEN

CHRISTOPH NICOLAISEN

Director of Photography

www.christophnicolaisen.com

more ... Cinematography has always been his passion. For twenty years now, he has been managing light to create gripping images, playing with shadows to intensify a scene's mood, and framing a scene to unearth new meanings. An avid traveler, he has been lucky to work internationally, from Cape Town to Tokyo and LA to Reykjavik, with people who share his passion for film and his work ethic. So far, he has shot over 200 music videos and more than 400 commercials, as well as documentaries and award-winning feature films. Toyland (dir. Jochen Alexander Freydank), a short film he shot, won an Academy Award in 2009, and he was more recently nominated for Iceland’s Best Cinematographer award for Ferox (dir. Thoromar Jonsson). He is a member of the European Film Academy and teaches cinematography at various colleges in Germany.

FLORIAN PANIER

FLORIAN PANIER

Head of TV & Film at Jung von Matt

www.jvm.com

more ... Florian Panier is Head of TV & Film at “Jung von Matt” and lecturer at “JvM-Academy”.
Beforehand, he was executive creative producer at “Serviceplan Gruppe”.
He started his career at Jung von Matt in 2005.

FERNANDO FARIA PAULINO

FERNANDO FARIA PAULINO

Visual Anthropology

more ... Fernando Faria Paulino, PhD in Anthropology (Visual Anthropology), Professor at University Institute of Maia, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Information Technologies (in the areas of visual communication, visual semiotics, documentary video, photography and new media) , researcher at CITEI – Research Center for Technologies and Intermedia Studies and researcher at CIAC Research Centre for Arts and Communication / University of Algarve. He is the Head Coordinator of the undergraduate degree of Multimedia Communication | University Institute of Maia, Coordinator of CLM Multimedia Lab Center ISMAI and Coordinator of the CCCom Communication Sciences Center | Multiplatform Audiovisual Studio ISMAI. Research interests: anthropology, visual anthropology and anthropology of visual communication, methodology, technology and epistemology of images and audiovisual culture, visual semiotics and visual culture, digital media, multimedia / hypermedia, new media, documentary film and documentary photography, interactive documentary, i-docs and web-docs; anthropology, cultural heritage, culture and tourism development. He is author of several scientific articles, documentary filmmaker, as well as hypermedia products author, essentially based on anthropological content nature.

SEBASTIAN PFOTENHAUER

SEBASTIAN PFOTENHAUER

Head of Video bei Ringier AG

www.ringier.ch

more ... Sebastian Pfotenhauer studied as stipendiary of the Ullstein Verlag, journalism, political Science and literature at the Freien Universität Berlin. After finishing his studies at the Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg he developed together with Jörg Thadeusz a Talkshow named „Thadeusz“, in 2005. It was broadcasted on the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg Network. For this TV Show he received a nomination for the „Deutsche Fernsehpreis“. Furthermore he worked as an author for Reinhold Beckmann. In 2007 he became the first WebTV-Journalist for stern.de and developed various series and magazines. In 2010 he became the team leader oft the Digital TV department at Stern. Since 2015 he works as Head of Video for Ringier Publishing in Switzerland.

PATRICIA ROMMEL

PATRICIA ROMMEL

Film editor

more ... Patricia Rommel had her breakthrough as an editor for Caroline Link’s "Beyond Silence" (1996). Further collaborations with Caroline Link were "Annaluise and Anton" (1998), the Oscar winning film "Nowhere in Africa" (2001) — the first German Film to win a Best Foreign Language Academy Award in 25 years, as well as "A Year Ago in Winter" (2008) and "Morocco" (2013).
Patricia was also responsible for editing Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's highly acclaimed "The Lives of Others", which also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, in 2005. Since then, she has been working on international productions such as "The Last Station" (Michael Hoffman), "The Tourist" (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (Angelina Jolie), "Umrika" (Prashant Nair) "Gloria" (Christian Keller), "By The Sea" (Angelina Jolie), "First they Killed My Father" (Angelina Jolie) and more recently "Work Without Author"(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck).
Rommel began her career in the film industry in 1977, working on commercials and dubbing productions. Since the early 80s she has been working as a freelance editor of features as well as documentaries. She also has been teaching at several German film schools, and altogether has edited more than 50 feature films and television projects.
She has been honoured with international awards and nominations for her work. For example, she was nominated twice for the German Film Awards - Germany’s equivalent to the Academy Awards - for "The Lives of Others" and "A Year Ago in Winter" (2006 and 2009). She received the Ariel Award in Mexico for her work on "Gloria" (2016). For "Off Beat" and "The Lives of Others" she received the German Film Critics Association Awards (2006 and 2007). She was nominated for the German Camera Award for "Life Is All You Get" (1997) and received it for "Off Beat" (2005). The Forum for Film Editing and the Art of Montage in Cologne honoured her with an award for "Off Beat" (2005) along with three other nominations.
Further works have been Nina Grosse's "Fire Rider" (1997), Franziska Buch's "Emil and the Detectives" (2001), Romuald Karmakar's "Nightsongs" (2003), and Christian Ditter's Comedy "French for Beginners" (2006). Patricia also edited the following well known TV productions: Dominik Graf's "Dr. Knock", Dieter Wedel's "My Old Friend Fritz" and Nina Grosse’s "In the Trap".

Patricia lives in Berlin, or abroad wherever her work happens to take place.

DÎDEM ŞAHIN

DÎDEM ŞAHIN

Director and producer

more ... Dîdem Şahin was born in Germany. After having graduated from the TV and Cinema Department of the Marmara University, Istanbul, she went on to continue her studies in England, where she completed a scenario cursus at Birkbeck University. Afterwards, she completed a Master’s Degree in Documentary Production & Direction at the Brunel University in London.
Dîdem Şahin was chosen as a documentary director for “Berlinale Talent Campus” in 2010. Her films were awarded with best Turkish Documentary by SIYAD in 2007, at the 2.Cyprus Golden Bunch International Film Festival in 2008, Best TV Documentary Film in I. International Sport Film Festival of TV Category Milano and received a finalist status at the 48th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkeys most prestigious festival.
Since 2013, Dîdem Şahin has been producing and directing TV-documentaries and -programmes as a freelance. Most of the time, her work is based on current affairs, human stories and sports. She worked in Malaysia, Gambia and of course Turkey. Her latest documentary is about Syrian Refugee's life in the camp and the city.

FRIEDER SANDEL

FRIEDER SANDEL

Project Manager for Film at Siemens AG

www.siemens.com

more ... Since the beginning of the 90ies Frieder Sandel was working as a pioneer in commercial television, copy editor, author, cinematographer and as editor at Avid, until he entered Siemens as specialist for film in 2011.

ŽELJKO SARIĆ

ŽELJKO SARIĆ

Member of the Croatian Society of Film Workers and secretary of the Croatian Association of Cinematographers

www.zeljko-saric.hr

more ... Željko Sarić was born in Croatia, Zagreb. He has graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts at the University of Zagreb. As a cinematographer, he worked on documentaries and short films with renowned Croatian directors of every age. He has furthermore worked as an associate cameraman for the Croatian RadioTelevision (Croatian public broadcasting company) where he recorded more than 200 titles of television broadcast for all programs (television shows, documentaries and motion pictures). He also filmed a music video with David Bowie for the Chinese market. He has since directed numerous short feature films, documentaries, TV series and experimental films. He has besides participated in different film festivals as for example: Sao Paulo, Tampere, Regensburg, San Francisco, Tanger, Cottbus… With his unique style of Cinematography, he also makes exhibitions in the field of Fine Arts.

PETER SCHELS

PETER SCHELS

Founder and CEO of al Dente Entertainment GmbH

www.aldente-entertainment.com

more ... He distinguishes himself with his broad experience in film and TV, such as for RTL, Sat.1, ARD, ZDF and BR. He has worked for more than 25 years as developer, producer and director.
His director work and concepts for al Dente Entertainment have been awarded numerous times, for example with the “Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis” (the German Corporate Film Award) and the Webvideoaward.
Moreover he is a popular speaker and seminar facilitator for the topic of corporate films, for instance at the Bayerische Akademie für Fernsehen, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität und the Hochschule Fresenius.

SIMON SCHENNACH

SIMON SCHENNACH

Film Director, Editor and Author

www.dmgfilm.com

www.planb.eu

more ... Simon is freelance director, editor and author for Film, TV and Corporate TV projects. After having finished his studies in Austria and the USA, he carried out several national and international projects including documentaries, reports and journal articles for ORF broadcast, ServusTV or Red Bull Media House. Furthermore he developed Corporate films for various international companies. He affiliates a long-term working cooperation with DMG Film Wien. He has received numerous prizes for his films: a report named „Die letzten Fahrenden“ developed for the TV magazine „Am Schauplatz“ (ORF) won the P.Leopold-Ungar – Recognition price. The documentary „Das Schicksal fragt nicht“ received a prize at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

CHRIS SCHUELER

CHRIS SCHUELER

President and Chief Executive Officer at Christopher Productions, LLC

www.ChristopherProductions.org

more ... Chris Schueler has created over 100 television programs in the past 25 years that have garnered 26 Regional Emmy® Awards and have been broadcast throughout the country and around the world. Focusing on educational and social issues, Mr. Schueler creates youth programming and documentaries that are “Television to Touch the Heart.” His innovative process of program creation was the focus of Mr. Schueler’s recent TED talk. That audience driven process has been integral in creating social change for his work with clients including the United Nations, the National Institute of Mental Health, the PBS network, the CBS Network Foundation as well as networks and governments worldwide.

Mr. Schueler has created projects in locations worldwide including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Central America, Russia and Africa. His documentaries have raised public awareness and also impacted public policy nationally and internationally. His programs have ranged from global warming solutions to mental health stigma and included topics such as date and domestic violence, AIDS, alcohol, gambling addiction, opioid abuse and many others. As a director, Mr. Schueler has worked with Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Sam Donaldson, Montel Williams and others. The National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs named Chris Schueler national “Innovator of the Year” for his News 101 project.

Mr. Schueler has a BA in English and Theatre from the University of the Pacific and an MA in Playwriting and Directing from the University of New Mexico. UNM has honored him with its Lobo Award and UOP with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service. In addition to being CEO of Christopher Productions, Mr. Schueler is the Executive Director of SafeTeen New Mexico which was named one of the six best Community Outreach Programs in the United States. Due to the quality of his work, Mr. Schueler has been honored to be on the Grand Jury for the New York Festivals the past 8 years. Mr. Schueler is the only three-time winner of the Board of Governors Award (Emmy© Award) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain Chapter.

MATTHIAS PETER SCHWEGER

MATTHIAS PETER SCHWEGER

Director, Scriptwriter and Producer

more ... Matthias Schweger is an international awarded director, scriptwriter and producer of TV-Shows, commercial spots and music videos. He had been advisor of the Management Board of MTV Networks Europe, Red Bull and the RTL Group. Furthermore he had been involved in the contruction process of VIVA and MTV Central. He is co-founder and manager of the international successful pop-acts „Edelweiss“ and „Bingo Boys“. „Bingo Boys“ accomplished to become number one oft he Billboard Dance Charts, number 23 of the Billbord Hot 100. Number 1 of the Austrian Top 40 and number 6 of the German Top 40.

CSABA SZEKERES

CSABA SZEKERES

Director

more ... Csaba Szekeres is a multi-award- winning filmmaker. Multi-tasking as a director, writer, editor and cameraman, he has over the past 20 years developed a Hungarian and international reputation with a range of unique and critically acclaimed short films and documentaries with a social topic. His first documentary was “Letters from Provence” which premiered at Spectrum (in HBO distribution). SUMMARY of PRIZES: 2011 - VORTEX (Nominated Golden Eye Prize; Schiffer Pál Prize; British Universities Film and Video Council - the Best film); 2007 - DREAM TOUR (New York Festivals, Golden Eye Prize; Prizma Festival, Best director prize); 2007 - LA BELLE ÉPOQUE (Los Angeles Filmfestival – Nomination); 2004 - ANIMA FORMOSA (Ecumenical Film Festival).

SIMON TUBBS

SIMON TUBBS

Creative Director and Founder of The Motion Design Company

www.tmdc.uk.com

more ... Simon Tubbs is one of the UK’s leading animators with 14 years of experience of working in the top flight of broadcasting and corporate communications. Awarded with numerous international awards for graphics and animation, he heads up his own independent studio The Motion Design Company.

STEPHAN USTERI

STEPHAN USTERI

Film Director

www.usteri.com

more ... His life is driven by new challanges. After finishing an apprenticeship as a ceramist he went out in the wide world for 7 years. Gemstone exploration in Madagascar, Snowboard Coach for the Sri-Lankan Team at the first indian Wintergames…and returning with a gold medal in his pocket, tutor for orphans…you name it!
After returning from his World Trip he discovered the Film Business. Within 10 years he enhanced his movie making skills by running through many different positions until his skills as a director had been highly improved. He has a sense for details, which is a fix part in his life. This talent he can express by decorating his apartments as well as organising his legendary feasts, which are taking place on his hugh table.
With loving attention to details and the stories he also directs his films, which often have a strong visual lineament. Creating movies is his life and he doesn`t have so much time for something else to do, except disappearing for a few month. Then he is probably somewhere surfing on a tropical island.

JOERN ZIELKE

JOERN ZIELKE

CEO Schnittlauchpostproduktion

www.schnittlauchpostproduktion.de

more ... Joern Zielke started his career in a classical education at the College for Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam. As production manager at the UFA and independent producer for film and television, he has 20 years of experience. For 3 years now, Joern Zielke has been producing corporate films and immersive Media with his company 8K, specialized in the fields of 3D and high resolution 360 Degrees and VR content. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institut and as CEO of Schnittlauchpostproduktion GmbH in Berlin, he has managed VR 360 productions for ARTE France as well as various corporate clients in Germany and the US.

MAX ZILKER

MAX ZILKER

Film editor, member of the BFS (German Federation of Cutters & Editors)

www.maxzilker.de

more ... Max Zilker is an award-winning editor for commercials, fictional movies and corporate films. After having graduated from university with highest distinction, he has entered the world of commercials and corporate films. His commercial “Schwitzender Klaus“, for which he has been in charge not only of the montage but also of the visuals effects, he has been awarded the “Porsche Award”, two times gold and one time silver. In the masterclasses given by Patrick Tucker in London as well as in the classes of Mark Travis, he has reinforced his interest in the direction of films. At present, he is developing his own materials and lives with his wife and his daughter in Munich.

ZBIGNIEW ŻMUDZKI

ZBIGNIEW ŻMUDZKI

Film producer and Founder of the Se-ma-for Production Company

www.se-ma-for.com

more ... Zbigniew Żmudzki graduated in Economics and Film and Television Production Management in Lodz, Poland. He is an Oscar-winner with “Peter and the Wolf”.