European Competition Jury
Jonatan Schwenk (DE)
Jonatan Schwenk is an independent filmmaker and animator, born in Germany in 1987 and currently based in Berlin. He studies visual communication at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach and is guest student at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. As an animator and sound designer he already made it twice into the selection of the Berlinale. His animated short “Sog” which he directed, has received more than 30 awards (including the Annecy Cristal for a Graduation Film) and has been screened at film festivals around the world, including SXSW, Palm Springs ShortFest, Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Flickerfest and many more. As the winner on two Academy® accredited festivals – of which Go Short is one – the film was qualified to the Oscars 2019.
Lisa Ogdie (US)
Lisa Ogdie is a Shorts Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival and also Membership & Talent Development Manager for BAFTA Los Angeles. She has been part of the Sundance shorts programming team since 2009, selecting the Sundance short film slate from over 9,000 submissions, and has moderated Q&A discussions and panels for BAFTA Los Angeles, Sundance, Toronto Film Festival and the American Pavilion at Cannes. With a keen eye for film, Ogdie has served on many festival juries including SXSW, Asiana International Short Film Festival in Seoul, Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in Switzerland, and The Smalls Film Festival in London.
Jasmijn Schrofer (NL)
Jasmijn Schrofer graduated from the Nederlandse Film Academie in 2015 with the prize-winning film ‘Tarikat’. If you want to describe the films of Schrofer, it is possible to do that with the words “desire” or “visual poetry”. Her short film ‘Tarikat’ is the product of this coalition. Jasmijn is unafraid to take an intimate look at complex issues such as immigration (‘Home – work’), self-euthanasia (‘Practical Matters’) and the ego (‘Tarikat’). Earlier at the film academy she directed and co-choreographed her first dance film (‘Unfold’). She is a gra duate of The School for Young Talent in The Hague, a joint venture of the Dutch Royal Arts Academy and the Dutch Royal Conservatory. Currently, Jasmijn is writing her debut feature film about the disappearance of darkness.
Polina Medvedeva (RU)
Polina Medvedeva is a Russian-Dutch filmmaker and artist based in Amsterdam. Her work researches the notion of informality, focusing on informal economies and non-conformist communal structures, their principles influencing the aesthetics of her videos. Medvedeva’s works have been exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Inversia Festival, Murmansk, Rotterdam City Theatre, Art Brussels, Centre of Fine Arts Groningen, De Nieuwe Vide gallery, Haarlem and screened during IDFA Docs for Sale and on VPRO among others. She was a guest lecturer at the public school for architecture brussels, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, ArtEZ Zwolle and is a tutor and lecturer at the Utrecht School of the Arts.
José Magro (PT)
Based in Porto, Portugal, José Magro is a director and scriptwriter. Graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual from the Arts School of the Catholic University in Portugal, he worked as an assistant and director of photography with the distinguished Portuguese directors Manoel de Oliveira and João Pedro Rodrigues. His fiction films have been awarded and selected for film festivals all over the world, including Tampere, São Paulo, Guadalajara, Melbourne and Cork. In 2017, he was invited by the Jinzhen Short Film Association to produce and direct a short film in Hancheng, China. The film – ‘A River Through the Mountains’ – has won a CAMIRA Critics Special Mention, and was aclaimed as “one of the all time best Portuguese short films” by Rui Tendinha, a FIPRESCI film critic.
Dutch & Student Competition Jury
Jord Knotter (NL)
Jord started acting back in 1998 at the Youth Theatre School Amsterdam. Since then he has taken numerous classes and workshops at Stella Adler in Los Angeles, Ivana Chubbuck, Josja Hamann, Tony Grahn and Terence Scheurs. In 2012 he graduated as an actor at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Maastricht. In 2014 he got the leading role in the major theatre production ‘Soldaat van Oranje’. Jord played in several shorts with directors including Jaap van Heusden and David-Jan Bronsgeest and series like ‘Celblok H’, ‘Flikken Maastricht’ and ‘A’dam & E.V.A.’. He played in the feature films ‘Sneekweek’ , ‘Alles voor Elkaar’ and ‘Bella Donna’s’. Recently Jord starred in the web series ‘De Slet van 6vwo’ and the awardwinning short ‘Meet Jimmy’. Next season he is going to work at Theatergroep Suburbia with Albert Lubbers, Het Zuidelijk Toneel with Bram Jansen and Het Nationale Theater with Daria Bukvic.
Charlotte Corchète (FR)
Charlotte Corchète is a researcher at EHESS, École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris. She was born in France in 1992 and graduated from La Fémis in 2017. During her young career she has had the opportunity to work in the programming department of the film collection of the Centre Pompidou and to manage the production and distribution of several independent films. Formerly a member of the selection committee of the Festival Entrevues Belfort, she also participates in the programming of several study days at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and at La Fémis. She heads the short film committee of the Locarno Film Festival’s selection committee.
Viktoria Traub (HU)
Viktória Traub is a Hungarian director, animator, screenwriter and storyboard artist. Viktória graduated in animation at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Hungary in 2008. During this period she spent a semester as an Erasmus student in Portugal studying animation at the University of ESAD. After her multi-awarded debut film ‘Iron Egg’, she made her next animation ‘Mermaids and Rhinos’ in 2017, and took part in many competition programs over the world, including Annecy, Ottawa and Melbourne. She won the best animation award in several animation and film festivals. Recently she dealt in animation with the role of metamorphoses, the original subjective point of views in story telling and bizarre characters who are longing for love.
Music Video Jury
Jessica Manstetten (DE)
Jessica Manstetten is head of the Music Video programs of the Short Film Festival Oberhausen and part of the selection committee of the International Women Film Festival Dortmund / Cologne. She curated programs for film festivals and institutions and is a guest lecturer at the University Paderborn and Bochum. Manstetten is co-editor of ‘After Youtube. Conversations, Portraits and Texts about the Music Video after the Internet’ (2018).
Sarah Veltmeyer (NL)
Sarah Veltmeyer is a director and screenwriter from Amsterdam. As an autodidact she made her first short film ‘Gotta’ in 2015. The following year, the Netherlands Film Fund provided her with a financial contribution to realize her second short film, ‘Kiem Holijanda’. This film is set in Kosovo and made with a partially local crew. The film went on to win the Crystal Bear for Best Short film at Berlinale Generation and screened at many prestigious festivals. Sarah’s new short film ‘Never Forget’ is part of the Dutch Competition.