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Quirin Berg (Jury President)

With box office hits such as WHO AM I (2016) and WILLKOMMEN BEI DEN HARTMANNS (2016), Quirin Berg is regarded as one of Germany’s most successful producers. Together with Max Wiedemann, he is the co-founder of the production company ‘Wiedemann & Berg’. His international breakthrough came with the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning film DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN (2006). Berg’s further credits include various TV events, mini series and series, ranging from the new TNT production 4 BLOCKS (2017) to the rst German Netflix Original DARK (2017) and the Sky series DER PASS (2018).

Anne Fabini

Anne Fabini is an award-winning editor of notable feature films and documentaries. Several of her works premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: MORRIS FROM AMERICA (2016 dir. Chad Hartigan), HOUSTON (2013 dir. Bastian Günther) and RETURN TO HOMS (dir. Talal Derki), winner of the 2014 World Documentary Grand Jury Award. Her editing of MORE THAN HONEY (2012 dir. Markus Imhoof) was highly acclaimed. CALIFORNIA CITY (Visions du Réel 2014) is a hybrid film that uidly crosses borders between genres. She also works as a story and editing consultant worldwide.

Burhan Qurbani

The German-Afghan author and director Burhan Qurbani made numerous international award-winning short films while still studying at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His feature length graduation film SHAHADA (2010) premiered in competition at Berlinale and won the Guild of German Arthouse Cinemas Award. Qurbani also shot a short doc KRIEGER OHNE FEIND (2010) for Andreas Dresen’s Grimme Award-winning omnibus project ‘20x Brandenburg’. His multi-award winning feature WIR SIND JUNG. WIR SIND STARK. (2014) opened both the film festival in Rome and Hofer Filmtage.

Anne Walser

Anne Walser has worked as Production Manager (since 2002), Executive Manager (since 2006) and Producer/ Co-partner (since 2007) at the renowned Zurich-based company C-FILMS AG. Her credits as producer include such films as MARCELLO, MARCELLO (2008), 180° (2010) and AKTE GRÜNINGER (2014). Her international breakthrough came with the co-production of Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH, which premiered at Cannes and garnered three European Film Awards. She is currently working on ZWINGLI – DER REFORMATOR and the screen adaptation of the international bestseller MITTAGSFRAU.