Jury of the Competition Programme - Student Film 2018
Senior Lecturer at London Film School (UK)
Richard Kwietniowski, writer-director, born in London to Anglo-Polish parents. After studying literature and film at the University of Kent and U.C. Berkeley, he made a number of acclaimed short films including ALFALFA and FLAMES OF PASSION. In addition to work for British TV, he has made two internationally distributed feature films -LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (John Hurt and Jason Priestley) and OWNING MAHOWNY (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Minnie Driver). His work has received awards from the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, New York Film Critics Circle, US National Board of Review, Royal Television Society, D&AD (Gold and Best of Year), and BAFTA. He teaches directing, screenwriting and acting-to-camera at a range of institutions in the UK and beyond, and has contributed to many European initiatives in feature-film development. He is a Senior Lecturer at London Film School, where he co-supervises all graduation films.
Head of Project Management Filmfest München/Programmer Filmschoolfest Munich (Germany)
Andrea Rudert studied theater arts, German and American studies in Munich and Venice. After several engagements as a freelancer in theater and film and two years in the innovations and new media department at the Bavarian Film Fund, she joined FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2007 and has worked in various departments of the Festival. Since 2012 she has been head of project management and since 2015 co-curator of films from southeastern Europe. Andrea is also part of the programming team of FIILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH, the prestigious student film festival, which takes place in Munich every November.
Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Neven Samardžić was born in 1986 in Sarajevo. In 2017 he finished the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. So far he directed and wrote student short movies and student plays at Academy of Performing Arts. Professionally, he did four stand up shows ("Magacin Kabare production"), two music videos and worked as a assistant director and director on a documentary series HOĆU KUĆI for Al Jazeera Balkans. His senior thesis film CLEAN (Čistoća) won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best student film at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.