filmfestival münster 2007


Feature Film Jury

René Begas
Born in Venlo, NL, in 1970. He studied film and television at the Art College in Utrecht and the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. As a lighting cameraman he mainly works in the documentary section of the WDR, the West German radio and television network. He produces music videos for various production companies in Germany and the Netherlands as well as commercials, also for non-profit organisations. His camerawork won him a nomination for the Young Director’s Award in Cannes as well as for the German Camera Award. He was awarded a prize at the New York Film & Television Festival.

Rutger Hauer
Born 1944 in Breukelen, the Netherlands. After his acting studies he toured with the “Noorder Compagnie” through Holland from 1967 to 1973. His lead role in “Turkish Delight” by Paul Verhoeven gave him status outside the Netherlands as well. In 1981 he gave his US debut in “Nighthawks” and in 1982 won his international reputation for his appearance in “Blade Runner”. He has played in more than 120 films — from blockbusters to art house productions — and has won numerous awards. He is a social activist and he founded the „Rutger Hauer Film Factory“ in Rotterdam in 2006.

The documentry about Rutger Hauer in our film|spiegel programme:

Nursel Köse
Born in Malatya, Turkey, in 1961, she has lived in Germany since 1978. She writes poetry, short fiction, theatre and radio plays and works as an actress and director for cabaret. Together with Serpil Pak she forms the successful German-Turkish women cabaret “The Floor Beauticians”. One of her first roles was in Hark Bohms “Yasemin” in 1988. In Buket Alakus’s film “Anam” (2001), she played an internationally acclaimed lead role. After appearances on German television she could last be seen in Fatih Akin’s film “The Edge of Heaven”, which is the German entry for the best foreign language film at the 2007 Oscars®.

Jens Schneiderheinze
Born in 1962, drama teacher until 1989, various projects as director, actor and job trainer. Has been working in the communal film initiative “Die Linse” since 1989 and as managing director of the “Cinema & Kurbelkiste” Münster. Interim activities include festival director of the “Filmzwerge”, board member of the “AG Kino — Guild of German Art Film Houses”, negotiator for the European Docu-Zone/CinemaNetEurope, member of the founding committee of the “Vision Kino” and advisor for the zeise kinos, Hamburg.

Franziska Weisz
Born in Vienna in 1980, Franziska Weisz studied business management and international relations before concentrating on her acting career. She took on her first major role in Ulrich Seidl’s Venice Silver Lion winner, “Hundstage” (2001). She also played the lead in Holger Barthel’s TV movie “Romeo und Julia”. After smaller parts in Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Player” and Pepe Danquart’s “C(r)ook”, she took on the lead in Jessica Hausner’s “Hotel” (2004), which was shown in Cannes. She was selected as “Shooting Star 2005” by the European Film Promotion.

Sabina Zakelj
As head of MEDIA Desk Slovenia, she combines experience in film where she worked in marketing of international film festivals (Isola Cinema and Slovenian Film Festival), in financing on a national and an international level and in the media. Her current work includes advising on film development strategies, distribution and search for international co-productions. Meanwhile she has continued her studies in Marketing Communication at the Faculty of Social Science in Ljubljana.


Short Film Jury

Hildegund Amanshauser
Studied art history, classical archaeology and philosophy in Salzburg and Vienna, terms in Paris and Berlin, Ph.D. 1981 at the university of Salzburg. Curator at the Museum for Modern Art Vienna from 1985 to 1987. General secretary of the Vienna Secession from 1987 to 1992 and director of the Salzburg Kunstverein from 1992 to 2004. Professor for art sciences at the Kunstakademie Münster since 2004. Many publications on contemporary art, last “The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. On the work of Ulrike Ottinger.”

Tobias Brand
Born 1972. Grew up in the beautiful Münsterland and spent his first professional years after school working for various banks, before he decided to change to film. He worked in production management and production for short films and feature films for cinema and television, “Molly’s Way” among them, which won the “Förderpreis Deutscher Film“ at the Munich Filmfest 2005. He was executive producer for the anarchist comedy “Schwarze Schafe”. In May 2006 EIKON film production employed him as controller.

Ergun Cankaya
ergun.jpgBorn in Cologne in 1969, director of photography, currently lives in Hamburg.

Ina Paule Klink
Born in Zossen in 1979. The daughter of a make-up artist and a pilot has studied song, jazz dance and classical dance. She co-hosted a radio show when 13 years old. Has often worked in television and the theatre since. Has two singles and an album to her credit between 1998 and 2002 under the artist name “Paule”. Most people know Ina Paule Klink as an actress. She has been playing the cute student Alex in the crime series “Wilsberg” for five years now and also left her mark in a number of other TV crime series.

Anke Lindenkamp
Born in Wesel in 1965. Studied Journalism, Roman and German literatures in Lyon, Göttingen, Toulouse and Cologne. Worked in public relations for ARTE in Strasbourg from 1993 to 1995. Has freelanced for the editorial staff of ZDF for the ARTE theme nights, the culture magazine “Metropolis” and feature films. Has worked for the editorial staff feature film at ZDF/ARTE, responsible editor for short films, especially for acquisitions and co-productions of German and international short films as well as for the short film magazine “Kurzschluss”.