Europese Competitie Jury
Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based between Belgium, France and French Guiana. His interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of Guianese colonial history by detecting the survival of traumas from the past in the present. His audiovisual and performance work is focused on archives and forms of reenactment as a perspective to conceive a vivid and embodied memory. His first film NOU VOIX (2018) was awarded the Jury Prize at Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris. His second movie, LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES (2021), co-directed with his sister Audrey Jean-Baptiste was selected at Sundance, CPH:DOX (Special Mention), Hotdocs, IDFA, Go Short among many others, and nominated for the Cesar award for the best short documentary in 2023. His last film, MOUNE Ô (2022) had its premiere at the Berlinale (Forum Expanded), in February 2022, and is distributed by Square Eyes.
Angelika Ramlow studied theatre and film studies and literature at the Free University of Berlin. She is a film programmer and project manager of arsenal distribution with a focus on experimental film, video art and installations. She is part of the Forum Expanded team and has coordinated curatorial programs and lectures inter alia Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, IFF Rotterdam, Kansk Filmfestival (Russia), The 4-VIDEOFORMA Festival in St. Petersburg, Dokfest Kassel, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (A Coruña, Spain). She lives with her two kids in Berlin.
Catarina de Sousa
Catarina de Sousa is a filmmaker and producer of cinema and visual arts. She was selected as producer and director for Berlinale Talents 2023. She founded with Pedro Neves Marques the cinema and art film production company Foi Bonita a Festa, reflecting their work experience in places such as Lisbon, São Paulo and New York, the film production aims to build bridges both disciplinary and geographical, developing films driven by singular visions of our times. In cinema she produced more than 10 films, such as “Becoming Male in the Middle Ages” (2022 – IFFR – Ammodo Tiger Short Award Winner). As a filmmaker she co-directed “Tracing Utopia” (2021) with Nick Tyson, premiered at the IFFR. In contemporary art she produced the film Installations: “Vampires in Space” by Pedro Neves Marques, Official Portuguese Representation – Portugal Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022. She is the founder of Casa do Xisto, a residence that aims to promote connectivity through cinema and visual arts, based in the north of Portugal.
Nienke Deutz is a director and animator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
After studying Fine Arts in Maastricht and obtaining a masters degree in animation at the School of Arts in Ghent, she now operates in both the Dutch and Belgian animation scenes.
Exploring the narrative and visual possibilities animated film has to offer, she looks to combine various animation techniques and ways of storytelling. Her work tends to revolve around human experiences, a recurring theme is the feeling of being out of place or time.
Her debut film Bloeistraat 11 won over 30 awards including the Cristal for best short film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Her new film The Miracle will premiere in spring 2023.
Nederlandse & New Arrivals Jury
Việt Vũ (Quang Trung, Phạm) (he/him/his) is a researcher, audio-visual artist and filmmaker. Viet has made a series of short films, photography series and performance projects in various sociopolitical contexts – including Vietnam, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. His works have been shown at different European and Asian film festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam, Tampere, and Singapore. Viet obtained a Master Degree in Documentary Film Directing at Doc Nomads in 2021. At the moment, he is carrying out his doctoral artistic Research (PhD in the Arts) in Belgium.
Carla Vulpiani – (b. 1989 – Adriatic coast) Lives in Italy and Ireland. Alongside degrees in Cultural Studies and in Documentary Practice in Milan she started her career as a festival programmer and co-artistic director at Milano Film Festival. Devoted to short films and any-length of animation, she works as a Producer for the Dublin-based animation studio and maps and plans and she’s in charge of the Animation Extended Lab at Talent & Short Film Market (Turin) and the Animation Division at MIA Market & CoProduction Forum (Rome). Co-founded Varicoloured Holistic Film Agency, distribution company exclusively dedicated to short films, since 2021 she is also Short Film Advisor of Venice International Film Festival – Orizzonti Short Film Competition. Serving as a jury member for several festivals, she loves to plunge into exploring different geographies through films.
Born in 1996 in Montpellier, France, Alice Brygo is graduated from ENSAD (École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. Her artistic practice is situated at the borders between documentary, fantasy cinema and art installation. Her short film « Soum » premiered in Berlinale Shorts competition and was awarded Best Student Film in GoShort, Lichter Art award, and Grand Prize at Brive international cinema festival. Alice Brygo’s work bears witness to a generational trouble in the context of a fragile era. Invested by in-between characters, her movies explore the imaginary of survival and the intimate and political link that individuals have with the urban spaces they invest, especially in the parisian region.
Roosje van der Kamp
Roosje van der Kamp (1995) is a philosopher, critic, writer, and journalist based in Amsterdam interested in the intersection of philosophy and other disciplines, specifically film. Roosje graduated summa cum laude from Amsterdam University College with a specialisation in film and philosophy and has a research master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She has worked as a film critic for Amsterdam-based daily newspaper Het Parool since 2019 and has been a contributing editor for Dutch independent film magazine Filmkrant since 2021. Her writing has also been published in Vrij Nederland and Vogue NL.
Filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He has filmed more than 10 films, the latest premiere “Entre dos Aguas” by Isaki Lacuesta. Winner of the Golden Shell at the 2018 San Sebastian Festival and Nominated for the 2019 Goya Awards for Best Film and Best Director. He is the founder and director of the Dentro Cine School of the Cineteca de Madrid – Matadero. The last film he directs is “Love without a City”, in 2020. As a photographer and video-artist he has had multiple exhibitions, the last one in 2018 when he premiered the video-installation on Memory “Portraits that Breathe” in the exhibition “No Pasarán, 16 days Madrid 1936” organized by the Madrid City Council. Bakery Room. Main Square of Madrid.
Music Video Jury
Donatienne Berthereau was born in Montreuil in 1993. After completing a film studies degree at La Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, she graduated in film directing from La Fémis in 2021. Her previous short films mix fiction and documentary styles, featuring young women trying to find their way in life. Sleepless Nights is her first film following graduation.
Donatienne is currently writing her first feature film, Manque, freely based on L’Etranger, by Albert Camus. In January 2023 she begins filming a documentary about a newly elected French member of parliament
Ieva Šukytė (1993) is a festival programmer for Vilnius International Shorts Film Festival and a film critic, specializing in Asian cinema and short films. She regularly writes for Lithuanian National Radio and Television Broadcaster, weekly arts newspaper “7 Days of Art” and is a member of FIPRESCI. She’s been on the critic’s jury for Berlinale, Venice and Oberhausen film festivals.