Jury 2019

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.

HARVEY ASCOTT

HARVEY ASCOTT

Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Dog Eat Dog

www.dedpro.co

more ... Harvey is a London-based, multi award-winning producer who has worked across film, television, commercials and music videos.

Harvey has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies, brands and agencies. Past commercial projects include Samsung, Huawei, Adidas, Spotify, Marshall Headphones, Nike, Adidas & many more.

In 2016, he gained international recognition with his short film SHOK, which was nominated for an Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. Last year, Harvey produced his first feature film THE FIELD OF BLACKBIRDS, which is currently in postproduction.
This year, Harvey co-founded his production company Dog Eat Dog in London, which produces Film, TV and Commercials has just signed and fully financed the feature film JERICHO RIDGE and set to open up offices in Berlin.

NORA BALDENWEG

NORA BALDENWEG

Co-Founder, composer, music producer
GREAT GARBO

www.greatgarbo.com

more ... GREAT GARBO aka Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, are a multi award winning composer team. The three Swiss/Australian siblings have composed music for over 300 international tv campaigns for brands like Canon, Mastercard, Sony and Dove (3rd most viewed online ad of all time in 2014). They have also composed the music for 20 films such as “180°”, “Summer Outside”, “The Little Witch” and for the Oscar nominated “La Femme et le TGV” staring Jane Birkin. They are members of the European Film Academy, Swiss Film Academy, Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts, Swiss Media Composers Association and Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

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.

BERNHARD CHRISTEN

BERNHARD CHRISTEN

Head of Marketing bei Swiss International Air Lines

www.swiss.com

more ... Bernhard Christen is working as Head of Marketing at Swiss International Air Lines. He joined the company end of 2013. In this position he is responsible for the global brand SWISS and leads the following sections: Brand Management, Marketing Communication, Sponsoring & Events, Partnership Marketing and Marketing Analytics. Before that he had worked for nine years for the Ricola AG in Laufen, from 2004 to 2007 as Head of Corporate Product Marketing and starting in 2007 as Head of Brand & Communications Management. Before that he had worked for six years in different positions in the marketing department of the Rivella AG. Bernhard Christen gained the licentiate in geography and economics at the University of Fribourg. During his study time he was, amongst other things, active as flight attendant at Swissair.

EMILY CLEMENTS

EMILY CLEMENTS

Head of Film at Radley Yeldar

www.ry.com

more ... Emily heads up the film and animation team at Radley Yeldar. She has been making award-winning films for both public and private sector organisations for more than 17 years. She brings both creativity and strategic thinking to film projects and has wide ranging knowledge and experience of differing industry sectors and production genres (from drama and documentary to commercials and animation) and interactive projects, recently delivering a wholly animated 360 VR experience for one of our clients. Emily has worked with a wide-range of clients at RY including GSK, Beiersdorf, The Science Museum, TEDx London, Visit Britain, and JTI.

BASTIAN CLEVÉ

BASTIAN CLEVÉ

Filmmaker and Professor

www.bastiancleve.com

more ... Bastian Clevé started his filmmaking career in 1969, firstly with short films, in 1979 he also started creating feature-length films. He was responsible for more than 40 short films, from which 13 are labeled with the highest rating “especially worthwhile” and 15 films with “worthwhile”. His films won numerous awards at international film festivals such as the Chicago Film Festival, Houston Film Festival, Balitmore Filmfestival and Knokke. Between 1983 and 1990 he worked in different positions for the company Eagle Rock Film & TV Prods, Los Angeles. He worked for the production “Bagdad Cafe / Out of Rosenheim” with Marianne Sägebrecht and Jack Palance as well as for “Nightchildren” with David Carradine, Nancy Kwan and Griff O’Neal.
For many years Bastian has been working as professor at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he conceptually and organizationally built the degree course Production, which he was leading for a very long time. His cinema film “So weit die Füße tragen” (2001) is one of the most extensive German cinema film productions of the last decades and became a worldwide success.

BARBARA DEJONGHE

BARBARA DEJONGHE

Co-founder and creative director at Clementine

www.clementine.tv

more ... Barbara produces, directs and edits corporate films packed with humor and emotion. After her film studies in Brussels, she worked for a short period for national television. Since 2011 she is co-founder and manager at Clementine, a creative agency that caters for all audiovisual needs.
Her colorful works, defined by their authentic happy mood and largely influenced by her passion for dance and upbeat music, have been awarded internationally and formed the center-piece of notable online campaigns.
Clementine produces online commercials, branded content, corporate films, employer branding movies and internal communication videos.

H.G.J. (JOHN) DRIEDONKS

H.G.J. (JOHN) DRIEDONKS

Professor-of-practice at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (UUAS)

www.international.hu.nl

www.campusdoc.net/en

more ... John Driedonks has created a multi-platform documentary storytelling course "CampusDoc" in cooperation with the City University of New York (CUNY). During this twenty-week crash course 20 students pitch, research, produce, crowdfund, film, edit and distribute their own documentary concepts. Distribution starts after the premiere of the short docs during the CampusDoc (International) Film Festival

As senior lecturer at the School of Journalism UUAS John Driedonks coordinated between 2006-2017 a real-life converged newsroom with a focus on broadcasting TV talkshows, and web. The student-run talkshows are still aired on the local TV station: RTV Utrecht

In addition to his regular activities for the School of Journalism, John Driedonks was guest lecturer at several universities in Europe, Qatar, China and South Africa. Between 1982-2006 he was a journalist, finally as editor-in-chief of RTV Utrecht (radio-television + web).

PAT FOOTER

PAT FOOTER

Head of production

www.springfilms.tv

more ... Pat has many years experience in TV and film production for broadcasters around the world, and across all genres, including Drama, Light Entertainment, Documentary/Factual, Sport, and News.

Beginning her career at the BBC, she headed up the Management team setting up the first Children in Need broadcast, one of the most complicated mixes of live studio, location shooting, and outside broadcast, ever attempted.

She has since pursued a career in the Independent sector, working with several of the top Indies including Windfall Films, Prospect Pictures, Café Productions, Alliance Atlantis, and Sir David Frost’s company, David Paradine Productions before joining the Spring Films team and co-producing with many other international companies.

As a Head of Production, Pat has been part of the team on many highly successful and critically acclaimed films, including Werner Herzog’s feature film “Wild Blue Yonder”, Vikram Jayanti’s feature doc “Game Over”, the BBC documentary series “Stephen Fry in America”, the Oscar nominated feature doc “The Act of Killing”, the Emmy, RTS, and Peabody and Grierson award winning feature doc “Night Will Fall”, and most recently, the Channel 4 series “Prison” just voted Best Documentary Series at the Royal Television Society’s Awards and the Broadcast Awards.

RAPHAËLLE GALANTE

RAPHAËLLE GALANTE

Deputy Head of Communications at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

www.palaisdesfestivals.com

www.cannes-destination.com

more ... Raphaëlle Galante received a Master degree in Communication and Marketing and is currently Deputy Head of Communications, 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.

VYACHESLAV GOLDFELD

VYACHESLAV GOLDFELD

CEO and Managing Partner

www.freemotion.pro

more ... Vyacheslav went on an unexpected career path from physicist to filmmaker and scriptwriter, and “on the way” he has become co-owner and CEO of a production company.
For over twenty years Vyacheslav has been engaged in video production, and is one of the leading experts in the field of corporate films in Russia. The projects under his supervision have received awards at Moscow, New York, Los Angeles (including two Best of Festival Prizes in a row), Cannes, and other international film festivals.
He prefers to personally supervise large-scale and integrated projects, including working with companies such as Gazprom Neft, S7 Airlines, Salym Petroleum Development, and Rusnano. Many years of experience in solving the problems of large companies has made it possible to expand the sphere of his competence to all aspects of marketing and promotion.

ALA HAMDAN

ALA HAMDAN

Filmmaker

www.alahamdan.com

more ... Ala Hamdan an award-winning filmmaker. She studied filmmaking at NYFA and now is a co-founder of (at Films) production company. Ala's work focuses on PSAs on social justice and uplifting topics, documentaries, and short films. Some of her web-series work was viewed over 5 million times on various social media platforms.

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.

YIBI HU

YIBI HU

Founder/Creative Director

www.futurepowerstation.com

more ... Yibi Hu is a multi-award-winning visual artist and director with a diverse and eclectic body of work. Before setting up Future Power Station he was a senior member of the BBC’s in-house creative team.

His work experiments with 2D illustration, stop motion, hand drawn and 3D animation; creating TV commercials, brand identity and visual installations for high profile brands such as Huawei, BBC, BOSCH, Sky, Nike and The FA.

Yibi has written and illustrated 4 volumes of his self-created comic series — selling over 60,000 copies - and has directed music videos for some of the world’s best-known artists including George Michael, Joey Bada$$, Faithless, Zero 7 and Beyoncé.

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.

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.

DOMINIC KÖFNER

DOMINIC KÖFNER

Managing Director at Serviceplan Austria

www.serviceplan.at

more ... Dominic Köfner started his career as a consultant at Brunswick Group, a renewed communication consultancy, where he also developed the company’s activities in Austria. Some of his numerous accomplishments are the stock market launch of the Austriamicrosystems, the strategic communication at the acquisition of BAWAG P.S.K. by Cerberus on behalf of the ÖGB, as well as the successful defense communications in the attempt of OMV to acquire the Hungarian MOL Group. After that, Dominic Köfner switched to the corporate side and, for more than a decade, he was Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications for international companies of the Fortune Global 500 Rankings. Most recently, Dominic Köfner was Executive Vice President for Marketing & Communications at the Austrian lightning company Zumtobel Group. Throughout his career he got honored with several international awards for marketing and communications. Since September 2018, Dominic Köfner is Managing Director at Serviceplan Austria. With this setting, the Serviceplan Group accelerates the successful development of Vienna’s “House of Communication”, which combines the agencies Serviceplan, Plan.Net and Mediaplus.

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.

RU KUWAHATA

RU KUWAHATA

Film Maker and Animator

more ... Ru Kuwahata (Japan) is an Oscar-nominated animation film director living in Providence, USA. Collaborating with co-director Max Porter for over a decade, their films have screened in over 900 festivals around the world, including Sundance Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Annecy Int Animated Film Festival. Their most recent short, Negative Space (2017), was nominated for the 90th Academy Awards and has garnered 125 prizes. They are currently developing their first feature film, “Dandelion Seed” which has been supported by Sundance Screenwriting lab, Torino Script Lab, Rooftop film fund and Abbaye de Fontevraud.

JULIE LAURENZ

JULIE LAURENZ

Producer and journalist

www.nguni.tv

more ... Julie Laurenz is a producer and journalist, having covered a wide spectrum of subject matter; from human interest to human rights, corruption and consumer fraud, health issues conservation investigations and wildlife documentaries. She understands the importance of a having the narrative lead by strong characters and is able to tell sensitive and deeply personal stories with empathy while still maintaining an objective eye. Her work has won a number of awards including, A Lorenzo Natali European Commission Award for Human Rights Democracy and Development & a Bridgett Bardot Genesis Award Commendation for the Creation of Awareness of Wildlife Issues. Julie has recently taken on media & communication projects for a variety of organizations including government, NGO's and private companies. Drawing on her skills as a storyteller & her media network, she devises digital and traditional media strategies as well as develops compelling content.

STEFANO LENTINI

STEFANO LENTINI

Composer

www.stefanolentini.net

more ... Composer, best-known for his album Stabat Mater to Wong Kar Wai’s film “The Grandmaster” two Academy Awards nominee. Mainly interested in unconventional scoring. He composed the soundtrack - feat. Charlie Winston - for TV Series “La Porta Rossa” nominated for Best Score and Best Song at 2017 Fimucinema Awards and the score for International Emmy Kids Awards nominee “Braccialetti Rossi”. His first instrument was a classic guitar made by his grandfather who was a carpenter out of some old wardrobe doors.

STEFANO LEVI

STEFANO LEVI

Filmmaker, Photographer and a Certified Master Coach

stefanolevi.com

brilliant-leaders.com

charicomm.org

outofthedarkness-film.de

more ... Stefano’s passion for telling stories has taken him around the world to over 60 countries. He is a professional Photographer, Filmmaker and a Certified Master Coach.
He is also the founder of Charicomm, a holistic marketing and communication agency that supports sustainable businesses and NGOs to generate an authentic impact. As a filmmaker, Stefano is known for the theatrical documentary, “Out of the Darkness”, that won over 16 international festival awards and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting the meaningful work of a handful of NGOs.
As a performance coach, Stefano works with clients who want to achieve extraordinary results. His clients come from the most diverse areas and industries and include philanthropists, executives, scientists, athletes, actors, filmmakers, photographers, and artists. He helps them to tap into their inner resources, enabling them to achieve the breakthroughs they desire.

NEO MASHIGO

NEO MASHIGO

Partner & Chief Creative Officer M&C SAATCHI GROUP

LinkedIn: Neo Mashigo

Twitter: @neomashigo

Facebook: Nęô Ali Mashigo

Instagram: @neomashigolife

more ... On top of being the Chief Creative Officer for the M&C Saatchi Group, South Africa, Neo is also the Co-Founder of I See A Different You – a collective of Soweto-born creatives who set out to change the world’s view of Africa. In fact, throughout his career, Neo has been passionate about the creativity in Africa and producing work that better represents the continent.

He is former Chairman and current board member of The Loerie Awards – South Africa’s premiere advertising awards. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting creativity as a business tool. Before joining M&C Saatchi Group, Neo was Executive Creative Director at two of South Africa’s largest advertising agencies, Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg and FCB Johannesburg. While there, he was instrumental in leading both these agencies to the top spots in creative ranking tables.

Neo has won several local and international awards including a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and The Loerie Awards. But his greatest achievement is his ability to identify and develop black creative talent that become leading creatives in the industry.

ANGEL NAVARRO GOMEZ

ANGEL NAVARRO GOMEZ

Director of documentaries and reports at RADIO TELEVISION ESPAÑOLA

www.rtve.es

more ... He currently works at RADIO TELEVISION ESPAÑOLA as a Director of Documentaries and Reports.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
• Premio Academia de Televisión Concha García Campoy, MALAIRE (MALARIA)
• Premio Francisco de Cossio Junta de Castilla y León, MI HISTORIA, ADOLFO SUÁREZ
• Premio Cuerpo Nacional de Policía de Periodismo, ACOSO EN LA SOMBRA
• Premio Internacional Junta de Extremadura, LA CAZA FOTOGRAFICA
• Premio Internacional Periodismo Rey Juan Carlos, DETRÁS DE LA ABAYA
• Premio Internacional Rey Juan Carlos, DETRÁS DE LA ABAYA
• Premio Especial Príncipe Rainiero Festival de Montecarlo, CAMBIO CLIMATICO
• Premio Roma Civis de la Televisión italiana, GITANOS, EUROPEOS SIN ESTADO
• Premio Manos Unidas Documental, MALI, LA RUTA CLANDESTINA
• Premio Internacional Periodismo Rey Juan Carlos, El PAPA QUE VINO DE POLONIA

ALICE NILSSON

ALICE NILSSON

CEO at MarkenStern

www.markensternmoves.at

www.markenstern.at

more ... Alice Nilsson has been the owner of the strategy & advertising agency MarkenStern for the past 10 years and is a brand expert and book author. In October 2018, she founded the spin off company MarkenStern Moves, which focuses on moving images. In keeping with the motto “MarkenStern moves your business”, MarkenStern Moves provides its customers with all the latest available styles, techniques and varieties of the moving images segment: from augmented reality, stop motion, whiteboard animation to 3D-camera-tracking.
She is passionate about films with a good idea and brand typology, that distinguish from other productions and stand out from the content glut.

JÜRGEN OFFENBERGER

JÜRGEN OFFENBERGER

Brand Manager at MarkenStern

www.markensternmoves.at

www.markenstern.at

more ... Jürgen Offenberger is brand manager at MarkenStern, a strategy & advertising agency, and at its spin off company MarkenStern Moves, which focuses on moving images. In keeping with the motto “MarkenStern moves your business”, MarkenStern Moves provides its customers with all the latest available styles, techniques and varieties of the moving images segment: from augmented reality, stop motion, whiteboard animation to 3D-camera-tracking.
He is passionate about films, which pick up the target groups where buying decisions really arise, in the stomach of the people.

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.

DANIEL PHILIPP

DANIEL PHILIPP

Manager and Executive Producer of Panda Pictures

www.pandapictures.de

more ... Daniel Philipp works since almost 20 years in advertising, in the film and television industries. As executive producer of the film production company & agency Panda Pictures in Munich, he produces internationally lots of audiovisual formats, among them advertising spots, image films, product films and explanatory films. His works as director, creative director and producer have been awarded several times.

KATRINE PHILP

KATRINE PHILP

Film director and co-founder

www.goodcompanypictures.com

more ... Emmy-nominated film director and co-founder of Good Company Pictures.

Katrine is an Emmy-nominated film director. She graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2009 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Production Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Her films have been screened and awarded on various festivals around the world. Her graduation film, Book of Miri, was awarded the President´s Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, nominated at IDFA and won the European Young CIVIS Media Prize in Germany. Her debut feature length documentary Dance for Me is nominated for an Emmy Award in the category 'Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming' (2016) and her latest films, 'Home Sweet Home', won the Danish Academy Award (Robert Prize) and the feature length, False Confessions, won the Audience Award at CPH:DOX and Special Mention at LA Film Festival (2018).

Katrine is co-founder of the production company Good Company Pictures based in Copenhagen, Denmark, proudly representing international creative documentaries to the world.

MICHAEL RITTMANNSBERGER

MICHAEL RITTMANNSBERGER

Concept developer and film director

www.rittmannsberger.com

more ... Michael Rittmannsberger is a Vienna based concept developer and film director. He started his career by producing award-winning narrative short films which got screened at over 200 international film festivals. After three years as writer for Ogilvy & Mather Vienna, he began to work as a commercial director for clients such as Three Mobile, Hofer, WWF, Greenpeace and Raiffeisen Bank. His commercial work is characterized by powerful and emotional storytelling and thus got already awarded numerous times (ADC*E Film Silver, Cannes Young Director Nominee, Brand Film Festival London Silver and many more).

PATRICIA ROMMEL

PATRICIA ROMMEL

Film editor

more ... Patricia Rommel had her breakthrough as an editor with Caroline Link ́s film"Beyond Silence" (1996). Further collaborations with Caroline Link include "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 — "A Year Ago in Winter" (2008) and "Morocco" (2013).

Patricia is also responsible for editing Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s highly acclaimed "The Lives of Others", which 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 "Never Look Away"(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 on features as well as documentaries and has edited more than 50 feature films and television productions.

She has been honoured and awarded on both national and international platforms. 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 films include 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".

As well as a practioner, Patricia lectures and holds workshops at national and international film schools.

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

DÎDEM ŞAHIN

DÎDEM ŞAHIN

Director and producer

www.labohemeproduction.com

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.

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.

KAI SAUL

KAI SAUL

Cinematographer

www.kaisaul.com

more ... Kai Saul is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer with credits spanning an extensive range of genres and formats. His narrative work has premiered at Sundance Film Festival and played in dozens of festivals across the globe. He has lensed commercials for major clients such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, while his music video résumé has garnered over a half-billion views through collaborations with an array of top artists from Lady Gaga to Moby. An avid photographer in his spare time, he continually strives to create emotionally resonant and powerful images through his craft.

Kai is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and is represented worldwide by Dattner Dispoto & Associates.

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.

CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER

CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER

Head of Digital & Customer Experience at FCA Austria GmbH

www.fcagroup.com

more ... For more than four years, Christian has been working at FCA Austria GmbH (general importer for Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Abarth) – since the end of last year, as “Head of Digital and Customer Experience”. In this position, he and his team are responsible for the complete online presence of all the company’s brands, including digital advertising, websites, SEO/SEM, performance marketing and social media. Additional topics, such as customer satisfaction, lead management and CRM are also on his agenda. His focus is always on optimizing the customer journey and the appropriate interaction with the target group.

Before working at FCA Austria, he was account manager at various advertising agencies – lastly at Wunderman PXP and JWT Vienna – and acquired expertise in strategic communication for businesses of diverse branches. Besides working at FCA Austria, Christian is also a lecturer at the University of Vienna for the Department of Advertising.

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.

MEGHAN SHEA

MEGHAN SHEA

Director and Producer

www.persistentproductions.com

more ... Co-founder of Persistent Productions Meghan’s work spans documentary film, branded content, and the arts. Working as a director/producer Meghan is double-based in Boston and Singapore. Her commercial work and branded content include collaborations with Sony Music, Nikon, BBCStoryworks, and Amanresorts. Her documentary work includes the recent feature films; “How I Live”, a film about global pediatric cancer and “Under the Turban”, an exploration of Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion.

Whether working in the documentary sphere, television, or with corporate brands her focus in on telling authentic human stories. Meghan graduated with a Master’s of Fine Arts from the George Washington University during which time she was a fellow for EJS Women’s Leadership Program. Meghan’s work has been screened at such venues as The Tribeca Film Festival, US Public Broadcasting, and universities such as The Harvard Kennedy School, Yale University, and MIT.

JANINA SCHÜLLER

JANINA SCHÜLLER

Content Director at C3 Creative Code and Content

www.c3.co

more ... Since October 2018, Janina Schüller is strengthening C3’s content marketing experts’ team as Content Director in Munich.
She formerly worked at Sky Germany, where she was co-responsible for the inhouse production strategy as Head of Content Strategy and, among others, in charge of the overall project lead for Babylon Berlin.

Together with the account teams she pushes forward the development and implementation of cross-media content strategies and concepts for C3’s clients. As graduated Media Manager, she started her career as TV editor at Pro Sieben. After that, she was Channel Manager for the cross-media management at Kabel 1 & Sixx, where she completed her doctorate about “Innovation Management for TV Businesses” and was co-responsible for the launch and management of the TV channel Kabel 1 Doku.

MARIOS TAKOUSHIS

MARIOS TAKOUSHIS

Film/Television composer & pianist

www.mariostakoushis.com

more ... He is currently writing the music for Channel 4's factual series "The Supervet (season 11)" and has been assisting composer Charlie Mole with additional arrangements for Universal Pictures’ "Dad’s Army" starring Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Smith as well as ITV's "Mr. Selfridge" starring Jeremy Piven.

Scores for film include "Balik" directed by Dervis Zaim (Best Music Award at the 5th Malatya Film Festival), Mani Benchelah's feature documentary "This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees" and "A Boy Called Dad" directed by BAFTA and EMMY winner Brian Percival.
He has also written music for commercial campaigns of Gillette, Panasonic, Turkish Airlines, Nissan and more.

Other projects include the score for EA Games "Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit" (PS3, XBOX 360, PC, iPhone). One of 2010’s most successful releases having won numerous awards including best multiplayer game at the BAFTAs.

Marios is also featured on recordings as orchestrator and arranger and has performed with a wide range of ensembles in Berlin, Cologne, London, Paris, Sydney and Athens.

SABRINA THIBAULT

SABRINA THIBAULT

Communications Director at VINCI Energies

www.vinci-energies.com

more ... For the past 20 years, Sabrina has been in charge of communication functions for VINCI's local and regional authorities, as well as a large private clientele on an international scale.
During these years, in contexts of major changes or in sensitive environments, her role has been to evolve her internal and external interlocutors on topics of brand positioning and crisis communication. The transformation of the communication professions is another exciting field of intervention.
She graduated from Sciences Po Aix and the French Press Institute (Assas, Paris).

ILYA TSELYUTIN

ILYA TSELYUTIN

Motion graphics designer and art director

www.ilya.work

more ... Ilya Tselyutin is an award-winning Emmy-nominated motion graphics designer and art director. Throughout his career, Ilya worked on a variety of commercial and broadcast projects throughout the world. Ilya currently resides in Los Angeles and works with some of the top production studios including The Mill, Imaginary Forces, Big Block, Sony, and Intel. Some of his latest projects include design and direction of cinematic spots for Lenovo computer, Superbowl commercial, Epix TV Network rebranding.

LAURENT ULRICH

LAURENT ULRICH

Executive Producer und Partner at Maybaum Film

www.maybaum.ch

more ... Qualified in communication planning, he got into film production in 2006 and co-founded Maybaum Film. Since then, he made countless films in the field of corporate and advertising films as director and later as director of photography. He worked on diverse international documentaries and his works on corporate films have been awarded many times. His company employs eight people and is one of the leading production companies for corporate films in Switzerland.

MARCO VALPIANI

MARCO VALPIANI

Producer at Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG

www.seedcom.ch

more ... Marco Valpiani is a film producer and communication consultant in Zurich, Switzerland. He looks back on 30 years of creative and consulting activities in the film industry. As producer, author and director he realized commercials, brand and corporate films. In the last 10 years, he also contributed as producer to a fiction film and two documentaries, which were released in the cinema. His production “Der Herzschlag der Schweiz” for the Swiss Federal Railways was awarded with the Grand Prix at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2015. Throughout his professional career he worked with various prestigious companies including Condor Films, Wirz & Fraefel, Atlantic Productions, Teleclub, Sehfeld, Ringier Film and Lichtspiele 'The Film Agency'.

ETHAN VINCENT

ETHAN VINCENT

Producer, Filmmaker and Director

www.ethanvincent.com

more ... Ethan Vincent is an Emmy-award winning documentarian with strong commercial sensibilities. In addition to longer format docs for screen and television, he has produced and directed many shorts for clients such as LEGO, Red Bull, Clinique, Nivea, Generali, Microsoft, Franklin Covey, Siemens and d&b audiotechnik.

Ethan captures individuals with a spontaneous visual style, compelling authenticity and emotion. His skill set ranges from writing to producing to shooting to hands-on editorial.

MEGAN WELLS

MEGAN WELLS

Director and Creative Director

more ... Megan Wells is a multi-national award-winning branded content creator and commercial/ film/ documentary/ multi-episodic Director. She has spent more than 20 years working with major global broadcast, commercial and sports clients, including: Under Armour, Red Bull, Google, the NBA, MLB, PGA and NASCAR, ESPN and YAHOO! Sports, Dove Beauty, Gatorade, Sprite, Delta Air Lines, THE Home Depot, XFinity, comcast, Regal Cinemas, and Chick-Fil-A.

Wells was formerly the Executive Producer and Director for Red Bull's Non-Live/ Flanking Format global productions group, as well as the former Executive Producer and Head of Under Armour's Content House. She is the creator behind the Under Armour Originals entertainment content franchise, and several syndicated branded entertainment series. Prior to these positions, she worked on staff for Turner Sports as a Director and Producer, with a focus on NBA, NASCAR and PGA.

She has been a keynote presenter at conferences and universities around the world and is known for being a leader in the conversation surrounding branded content and entertainment, as well as a featured guest on several global podcasts, focusing on Creativity, Content Creation, the History of Storytelling and the Evolution of Digital Media.

JAN-WILLEM WIRTZ

JAN-WILLEM WIRTZ

Creative producer / content producer
Owner of Wirtz Film & Experience Agency

www.wirtzfilm.nl

more ... After his study at the School of Arts in Utrecht (Bachelor) and the Portsmouth University (European Media Masters of Arts) he started working as an independent producer.
The last twenty years he produced more than 500 different corporate, documentary and fiction productions.
As a company they produce daily content for different online platforms up to large (corporate) films for events, experience projects, corporate channels or television.
They work exclusively for the Dutch Government and different national and international corporate clients like Heineken, KPN, Dutch national railway, ABNAMRO and ProRail.
Their goal is to tell beautiful stories in a special way. They do this with a big dedicated team in Amsterdam and The Hague.

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”.