Hungarian animation filmmaker Réka Bucsi, Turkish curator Fatma Çolakoğlu and filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese from Lesotho are the International Short Film Jury of Berlinale Shorts 2020.
Réka Bucsi’s (Hungary) magical-surreal animated films Symphony no. 42, LOVE and Solar Walk celebrated their premieres at the Berlinale Shorts, were shown at festivals worldwide (Sundance, SXSW, Annecy, Pictoplasma, etc.) and won over 50 prizes. For Solar Walk, she received the Audi Short Film Award 2018 at the Berlinale. This film is based on a 45-minute film symphony, a work which she realised on behalf of and in collaboration with the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Bucsi received both a BA and a MA from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Her clients include Adult Swim, FX Networks or Cartoon Network. She lives and works in Budapest.
Fatma Çolakoğlu (Turkey) has been a curator for exhibitions as well as for film and video art for 15 years now. In 2005, she established the film department of the Istanbul Modern – Museum of Contemporary Art. Subsequently, she was responsible for the film and video programme of Pera Film and headed the communications department of the Pera Museum in Istanbul. Today, Çolakoğlu is associate director for research and programming at SALT in Istanbul. Çolakoğlu received her BA in film history and production from Emerson College in the USA and her MA in Theatre Directing from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a filmmaker and artist from Lesotho, currently based in Berlin. He works also as an author, director and cinematographer. His award-winning short films and video art works have been presented internationally. Mosese’s long film essay Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You celebrated its premiere in 2019 at the Berlinale Forum. His feature film This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection was screened at the International Film Festivals in Venice and Rotterdam, the Museum of Modern Art “MOMA” as well as at the Sundance Film Festival. Mosese is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents (2012) and was a participant of the “Focus Features Africa First,” the “Realness Screenwriter’s Residency,” the “Final Cut Venice” and “Venice Biennale Cinema College” as well as “Cannes L’Atelier.”
The International Short Film Jury awards the following Prizes:
- Golden Bear for Best Short Film
(The winner of the Golden Bear qualifies for being eligible for next year’s short film Oscar)
- Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
- Audi Short Film Award, endowed with 20,000€
- The Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards
(The winning film is the Berlin candidate for the category “European Short Film.”)