Jury | OFFshorts

Sebastian Apel

Born in 1991, works as a curator and project manager in Hamburg and in Marburg, mainly as one of the organizers of Traumakino, a cozy off-cinema

  • since 2015: worked for different film festivals (Berlin International Film Festival, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, OpenEyes Filmfest, International Short Film Festival Marburg)

  • since 2017: curator of the Nordic Shorts section of the Nordische Filmtage Lübeck and coordinator of last years streaming experience

Theresia Crone

Born in Schwerin in 2002 where she grew up, currently studying German-French law in Cologne

  • 2017-2020: worked for the musical association Jauxi!Entertainment e.V.

  • engaged as a climate activist since February 2019

  • sits in the Future Council of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • on the board of trustees of the Volunteer Foundation M-V

  • columnist for the Schweriner Volkszeitung newspaper

Emily Grunert

born in Mainz in 1992, lives and works in Rostock as a cultural manager at Peter-Weiss-Haus

  • Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism (BA) and Literary Studies (MA)

  • 2018-2020: program manager of the Literaturhaus Rostock

  • since 2019: cultural management at Peter-Weiss-Haus e. V. Rostock

  • worked as a film journalist, in the Editorial Department, Make-Up Department, Production Design, Production Department for short films and feature-length films

Katja Morand

born in Switzerland in 1989, dual citizenship Switzerland-Mexico, lives and works in Basel and Zürich as Film Festival Director, Film Programmer and Curator

  • since 2020: part of Programming Team Lust Strip Film Festival Basel

  • 2020: Master of Arts in Film Studies from the University of Zurich

  • 2019: collaborator at the Solothurn Film Festival for the focus Mexico

  • since 2018: member of the board Balimage (Association Film and Media Art Basel)

  • since 2017: festival director Swiss Youth Film Festival

  • 2016/17: communications manager at SWISS FILMS

  • 2015/16: project coordinator at SWISS FILMS for the Swiss film program at the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (Mexico)

  • since 2015: staff member at Fantoche, International Festival for Animated Film Baden

  • since 2013: head of the cinema program of the cinema in Worb

Laurence Rilly

Born in 1975 In Angers (France), lives and works in Strasbourg as a short programs manager for ARTE

  • studied linguistics and translation in Strasbourg and Graz

  • joined ARTE’s newly founded Internet branch in 1997

  • worked for magazine such as “Tracks” and “Metropolis”

  • created theme nights on video art, underground and new technologies

  • developed “Kultur digital” (online journal on net culture, art and science) in 2001

  • worked on the online platform ARTE Creative in 2011

  • program officer for short films and responsible of the “Kurzschluss” magazine since 2016


Miguel Ferráez

multifunctional tool born in Mexico City in 1989, lives between Leipzig and their hometown jumping in and out of quarantine every now and then

  • born and raised in Mexico

  • learnt English in Venezuela

  • small-town emo-rockstar in Ocoyoacac (2005-2012)

  • punkrock filmmaker since 1999

  • works together with german video-artist and sonntagskind Clara Winter

  • both won the german short film award and the Mexico City Youth Award (2nd place)

Filmography (selection)
2019 » Wir Sprechen Heute Noch Deutsch
2019 » Beyond Beach
2017 » Poor People Relax Me
2015 » Postcolonialism in 30sqm
2014 » Just Kids Left Alive On the Road
2013 » El Cursor Intermitente
2011 » Assemblé
1999 » La bola roja