filmmaker / India
Payal Kapadia’s latest short, And What Is the Summer Saying, premiered at Berlinale Shorts in 2018 and went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. In 2017, Payal Kapadia celebrated her Cannes debut with Afternoon Clouds screening in the Cinéfondation section for young directors, after her short The Last Mango Before the Monsoon had won her the FIPRESCI prize as well as the Special Jury Prize at the 2015 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
Her poetic, deeply personal and highly political debut feature A Night of Knowing Nothing premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes in 2021, where it received the L’Œil d’Or as the best documentary film across all festival sections. Dubbed “one of the year’s most electrifying debuts,” it also garnered awards at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
A Berlinale Talents alumna, Kapadia is currently working on her next feature film in Mumbai.
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artist & filmmaker / Italy
Artist and filmmaker Rosa Barba’s work encompasses films, sculptures, installations, live performances, texts and publications based on the material and conceptual qualities of cinema. She creates installations and site-specific interventions that explore how film defines the physical quality of the space, and places the work and viewer in a new relationship.
Her works are represented in international collections, renowned institutions and have been presented in biennials around the world, including Tate Modern London, Dia Art Foundation New York, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Milan, Arter Istanbul, Jeu de Paume Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and the Biennale di Venezia.
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Reinhard W. Wolf
film and media art curator & writer / Germany
Reinhard W. Wolf heads the Mainz community cinema CinéMayence which is known not only for its carefully curated film programmes but also for being able to screen all kinds of formats – including Super 8 films.
As a writer, his main thematic focus is on new media and short film. He works as a freelance editor for the online short film magazine shortfilm.de and has written numerous magazine articles and contributions to books as well as two studies on the situation of short films in Germany.
He has been working as a film and media art curator for exhibitions and film festivals at home and abroad for many years, especially for the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
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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)
- Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards (the winning film is the Berlin candidate for the category “European Short Film”)