The international juries of the Filmfestival Münster
Two juries award prizes in the European competitions at the Filmfestival Münster: The international jury, which will choose the prize for best directorial work at the European Feature Film Competition (endowed with 5,000 euros) from eight entries, this year consists of actor Götz Otto, producer Herbert Schwering and film curator Johan Bunt.
Götz Otto made his international breakthrough in 1997 with the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies", but he also worked with German directors and was featured in Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Downfall" and Joseph Vilsmaier's "Marlene". The producer Herbert Schwering was the former managing director of the Filmwerkstatt Münster. He founded his first production company in 1993 and moved it to Cologne in 1998. Since then he has produced more than 40 documentaries and feature films for TV and cinema. The Dutch film curator Johan Bunt has also been associated with Filmwerkstatt Münster for years and advises the festival on the Dutch program.
In the short film competition, the second jury will award the Filmwerkstatt Münster Grand Prize, endowed with 3,000 euros. This year the jury will select the winner from 34 films from 14 countries. The jury consists of the Dutch director Anna Eijsbouts, who has already made several award-winning animated films, the director and editor Boris Seewald, whose short films and music videos have also won numerous prizes, and the actress, photographer, visual artist and blogger Patrycja Planik. For her role in the feature film "Lillian", which premiered in Cannes, she was awarded the Actor's Prize at the 27th Art Film Festival in Slovakia.