The 66th Berlinale International Film Festival is coming out with more details every day, yesterday they revealed the Short Film Jury for the officially competing short films. The festival will be held from the 11th until the 21st of February.
The members of the Berlinale Shorts International Jury are three filmmakers and artists whose works are committed to the short film format. The Jury will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award. It will also nominate a short film for the European Film Awards in the category Best Short Film. The prize winners of 2016 will be chosen by Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi (curator, director of the Sharjah Art Foundation), Katerina Gregos (curator, art historian) and Avi Mograbi (filmmaker).
Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi is president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation and curator of the Sharjah Biennial. Her posts include being on the Board of Directors of MoMA PS1 in New York, and of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. In 2012 she was on the selection committee of the 7th Berlin Biennale. Al-Qasimi curated the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Furthermore, she works as an artist and lecturer and is currently Scholar in Residence at The Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) at Cornell University.
Katerina Gregos (Greece)
Katerina Gregos is a curator, writer and lecturer. She has curated, for instance, the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, and the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial: “Between the Pessimism of the Spirit and the Optimism of the Will” (both 2015); “The Politics of Play” for the 7th Göteborg Biennial (2013); “Newtopia: The State of Human Rights” in Mechelen and Brussels, as well as the Manifesta 9 (all 2012); “Speech Matters” for the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, and the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg (both 2011); Contour: the 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Belgium (2009). Prior to that Gregos was artistic director of Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels.
Avi Mograbi (Israel)
Avi Mograbi works as a filmmaker, video artist and lecturer. His films have been presented at numerous festivals. Mograbi’s previous Berlinale films comprise At the Back/The Details (Forum Expanded 2012), Detail (Forum 2004) and August (Forum 2002); he presented Avenge But One of My Two Eyes at Cannes Film Festival (Out of Competition, 2005). The Berlin Akademie der Künste conferred him with the Konrad Wolf Prize.
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