European Competition Jury
Meghan Oretsky (US)
Before joining Vimeo in 2014, you could find Meghan cheering on filmmakers in the comments section of the countless videos on their site. Today she serves as a member of the Vimeo curation team, for which she watches thousands of videos a year. She is especially proud to support women in film via her channel ‘Ladies With Lenses’ and features their work in a monthly screening series in New York City.
Eoin Duffy (IE)
Eoin Duffy is an Irish filmmaker living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Eoin has created a body of independent work that has gone on to secure multiple awards – with festival wins at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Savannah Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival and many others. In addition, Eoin’s work has been nominated at the European Film Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards and shortlisted for the Academy Awards.
Douwe Dijkstra (NL)
Douwe Dijkstra is a filmmaker and video artist from the Netherlands. He studied Illustration Design at ArtEZ. His work is a mixture of film, animation and VFX, and can be described as humorous and socially engaged. He created the video installation and short film Démontable (2014) and the documentary shorts Voor Film (2015) and Green Screen Gringo (2016). As a co-founder of the ‘33 1/3’ collective, he intertwines theatre productions and video projections.
Úna Feely (IE)
Úna Feely is co-founder and co-director of the IndieCork Festival of independent film in Cork, Ireland. She has worked as a film programmer for many years, with festivals and with Ireland’s independent arthouse cinema, the Kino. Úna has programmed Irish focused programmes for many international festivals and events, from Liverpool to Ghardaia. IndieCork is Ireland’s festival of independent cinema, focusing on shorts but including features and documentaries. IndieCork takes place October 7th to 14th 2018.
Tim den Besten (NL)
Tim den Besten (Rotterdam, 1987) is a presenter and documentary maker for the VPRO. He doesn’t shy away from controversy in his work: for one of his projects, documentary Gay Meets Girl, he investigated the fluidity of sex by having his first sexual experience with a girl. He also lived for six weeks in a retirement home for documentary series Oudtopia and streamed his life for Super Stream Me to investigate the impact of social media. He is currently the presenter of interview series Tims Tent. His first book Zou er wifi in de hemel zijn? came out in October.
Dutch & Student Competition Jury
Sebastian Mulder (NL)
Sebastian Mulder graduated as a filmmaker at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2016. His graduation film Nature: All Rights Reserved is a documentary which investigates the role of nature simulations in our modern urban society and won the Encouragement Award for Best Student Film at Go Short 2017. In that year he also participated in a talent development program at the Dutch TV broadcaster VPRO. His work, mainly documentaries but also more experimental video work, comes from an intuitive and playful curiosity and can be described as essayistic, humorous or philosophical. In his films he often reflects on the dualism and correlations between men, nature and technology.
Aneta Ozorek (PL)
Aneta Ozorek is Artistic Director of KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, film curator and education expert. She has 15 years of industry experience in production of film events, educational workshops, exhibitions and festivals on the Polish and European market. She is Head of the Shorts Section at Visegrad Animation Forum in Czech Republic, programmer of Sneakers Film Festival in Warsaw and curator of the film section of Street Art festival in Katowice. She is also Polish Ambassador to the European Animation Awards, a Member of the European Children Film Association and an illustrator of seven books for children.
Ruby Deelen (NL)
For eighteen months now Ruby (26) has been an editor in chief for VPRO Dorst, which is the hotspot for young talent within the VPRO. She studied Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam and did a master Television and Cross-Media Culture there. She joined the research team at the Submarine Channel for the interactive documentary De Industrie, which deals with Dutch drug networks. She also worked as an assistant producer for the Virtual Reality film Ashes to Ashes. For VPRO Dorst she created House of Politics, a program which offered famous politicians like Emile Roemer and Thierry Baudet a chance to show how they live. She is currently helping youngsters to make their first documentary, film or program.
Gabe van Amburgh (US)
With 20 years of experience in film exhibition, Gabe Van Amburgh began working at the age of 17 as a projectionist at a 12-screen cinema in his home town of Odessa, TX. In 2004 he moved to Austin, TX accepting an offer to work at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as a projection A/V manager, and continued to work for over 7 years in many different technical aspects at the Alamo, SXSW and Fantastic Film Fest. Since coming on full time as Film Exhibition Manager for SXSW in 2011 he has overseen all aspects of film print traffic, theatre build outs, transition to 100% digital DCP exhibition as well as contributing to the SXSW Film Programming as a Shorts Film Programmer since 2016.
Reber Dosky (NL)
Reber Dosky (1975) came from Kurdistan to the Netherlands more than twenty years ago. He studied at the Dutch Film Academy. In his third year he made the internationally acclaimed documentary short My Good Fortune in Auschwitz (2012). After his graduation in 2013 Reber Dosky made several films, including The Sniper of Kobani – that won a Go Short Award in 2015 – , the multiple award winning Radio Kobani (2016) and his latest film Letters from Kurdistan (2018).
MovieZone Jury at Go Short
Emma van Zetten (17 years, Nijmegen)
“I’m looking forward to meeting all these talented people and I think I will learn a lot from everyone I am going to meet and all the movies I am going to see. When judging, I especially will be paying attention to whether the message of the short films affects me in a way.”
Jonathan ten Broeke (18 years, Heemstede)
“Hi there, I am Jonathan ten Broeke (18 years old). I expect to have a great time at Go Short Nijmegen! I am really looking forward to learning more about filmmaking by meeting other filmmakers and by seeing inspiring short films. As a jury member I will mostly be paying attention to the cinematography.”
Svasti Sewnath (17 years, Spijkenisse)
“Hey! I’m Svasti, 17 years old. It feels so special that I get to binge-watch short films all week! Wished I could do this for a living. I’m excited to study the art that the directors put in their projects by writing, recording and editing a certain way. With some good snacks hopefully. :)”
Jop van Butselaar (18 years, Oosterbeek)
“I am very excited for this year’s Go Short! I like short films a lot (quite a lot, to be honest) and together with my best friend Aron I am really, really looking forward to being a part of this year’s jury. I am sure there will be a lot of great movies and Go Short will be awesome!”
NTR Go Short Awards
De NTR Go Short Award voor beste Europese korte film wordt uitgereikt in vier categorieën: Fictie, Documentaire, Animatie en Art film. Alle films in de Europese competitie komen in aanmerking voor de NTR Go Short Awards for best European Short Film. Go Short is er trots op NTR voor het negende achtereenvolgende jaar als partner te hebben. Aan de awards is een prijs van € 1.250 verbonden.
De winnaars van de NTR Go Short Awards worden gekozen door de Europese Competitie Jury.
VEVAM Go Short Award
Alle films in de Nederlandse competitie komen in aanmerking voor de VEVAM Go Short Award voor beste Nederlandse korte film. De winnende filmmaker ontvangt € 2.500. Deze prijs is bedoeld om Nederlandse regisseurs te stimuleren om te experimenteren, en de mogelijkheden van de korte film uit te breiden.
De winnaar van de VEVAM Go Short Award wordt gekozen door de Studenten & Nederlandse Competitie Jury.
Alle korte films in de Europese studentencompetitie komen in aanmerking voor de Encouragement Award. Deze prijs van € 5.000 is bedoeld als een aanmoediging voor een jonge filmmaker. De Award correspondeert met de visie van Go Short: het ontdekken, stimuleren en inspireren van jonge talenten.
De winnaar van de Encouragement Award wordt gekozen door de Studenten & Nederlandse Competitie Jury.
Nijmegen Youth Award
Voor het zesde achtereenvolgende jaar vormen vijf tieners de jongste jury van Go Short. Begeleid door MovieZone – onderdeel van EYE – bekijken de jongeren een selectie films uit de competities en beslissen zij welke film er vandoor gaat met de MovieZone Award en Nijmegen Youth Award, een geldprijs van € 750 dat ter beschikking is gesteld door Gemeente Nijmegen.
De winnaar van de MovieZone Award wordt gekozen door de Jongerenjury.
Go Short Audience Award
In samenwerking met Omroep Gelderland.
Alle films in competitie maken kans op de Go Short Audience Award. Welke film verdient volgens jou de prijs ter waarde van € 1.000? Breng je stem uit!
De winnaar van de Go Short Audience Award wordt gekozen door het publiek van Go Short.