jury 2016


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This year’s International Short Film Jury will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, and the Audi Short Film Award. It will also nominate a short film for the European Film Awards in the category Best Short Film. The prize-winners of 2016 will be chosen by Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi, Katerina Gregos and Avi Mograbi. 

Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi is president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, director of the Sharjah Biennial and is on the Board of Directors of MoMA PS1 in New York, and of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. In 2012 she was on the selection committee of the 7th Berlin Biennale. Al-Qasimi curated the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Furthermore, she works as an artist and lecturer and is currently Scholar in Residence at The Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) at Cornell University.

Katerina Gregos (Greece)
Katerina Gregos is a curator, writer and lecturer. She has curated, for instance, the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, and the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial: “Between the Pessimism of the Spirit and the Optimism of the Will” (both 2015); “The Politics of Play” for the 7th Göteborg Biennial (2013); “Newtopia: The State of Human Rights” in Mechelen and Brussels, as well as the Manifesta 9 (all 2012); “Speech Matters” for the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, and the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg (both 2011); Contour: the 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Belgium (2009). Prior to that Gregos was artistic director of Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels.

Avi Mograbi (Israel)
Avi Mograbi works as a filmmaker, video artist and lecturer. His films have been presented at numerous festivals. Mograbi’s previous Berlinale films comprise At the Back/The Details (Forum Expanded2012), Detail (Forum 2004) and August (Forum 2002); he presentedAvenge But One of My Two Eyes at Cannes Film Festival (Out of Competition, 2005). The Berlin Akademie der Künste conferred him with the Konrad Wolf Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievement in 2009. In 2011 he was invited to participate in the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence programme. Mograbi studied Art and Philosophy in Tel Aviv and at the Hamidrasha School of Art.