Sandra Ceccarelli
was honoured as Best Actress at the IFF Venice with the Coppa Volpi (Luce dei miei Occhi), nominated for the European Film Prize (La Vita che vorrei), twice nominated for the David di Donatello Award (Luce dei miei Occhi, La Vita che vorrei) and awarded the Silver Ribbon from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (Il più bel Giorno della mia Vita). From 2006 she has also been appearing in international productions such as in Klimt alongside John Malkovich.

Filmography (selection)
1998 Tre Storie by P. G. Gay
2001 Luce dei miei Occhi 
by G. Piccioni
2001 Il più bel Giorno della mia Vita by C. Comencini
2002 La forza del passato 
(with Bruno Ganz) by P. G. Gay
2004 La Vita che vorrei 
by G. Piccioni
2005 Klimt by R. Ruiz
2008 Il Resto della Notte
by F. Munzi
2013 L‘Intrepido by G. Amelio

Urs Odermatt
was born in 1955 in Stans, Nidwalden and studied directing and dialogue writing with the Polish masters Krzysztof Kieślowski and Edward Żebrowski. When researching for his feature film Constable Zumbühl in 1992 he discovered the photographs by Arnold Odermatt and arranged them to the series Karambolage, On Duty, Off Duty und Feierabend (Gallery Springer, Berlin. Steidl Publishing, Göttingen).

1988 Gekauftes Glück
1990 Der Tod zu Basel (TV)
1994 Wachtmeister Zumbühl
1996 Polizeiruf 110 – Kleine Dealer, große Träume (TV)
1998 Tatort – Ein Hauch von Hollywood (TV)
2009 Mein Kampf
2011 Der böse Onkel

Saarländisches Staatstheater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Theater St. Gallen

Jessica Krummacher
Film maker. Diploma at HFF Munich, (Doc.). Studied Media Art at HFG Karlsruhe, and politics at Ruhr-University Bochum. In 2006 she founded the film production Klappboxfilme with film maker Timo Müller. 2011 her debut feature Totem had its world premiere at the IFF Venice. Currently she is developing her next feature Birth of Purple (AT), which was awarded with the „Eurimages Co-Production Development Award“.

2008 Die Kinder von Ahaus oder das grüne Kaninchen (short-doc)
2008 Morscholz by Timo Müller (production)
2011 Debut feature Totem
2014 Der Rote Berg Komplex (AT)
by Timo Müller (production)

Critics Jury

Boyd van Hoeij
is a freelance film writer and one of the Europe-based critics of U.S. trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter, for which he covers the world’s major film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Sundance...). He has also written for Variety, Indiewire, Winq, East, Cineuropa and Filmkrant. His book 10/10, Dix réalisateurs - Dix ans de cinéma belge francophone, les années 2000, about contemporary French-language Belgian cinema, came out in 2010 (English title: 10/10, Ten directors, Ten Years of French-Language Belgian Cinema, The 2000s).

Christian Jungen
is born in 1973 in Winterthur. He is the film critic of the Sunday issue of Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the president of the Swiss Association of Film Journalists. He studied Italian, History and Film Studies at Zurich University. He is the author of the book Hollywood in Canne$: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship, which has just been published also in English. He got into film when he was working at the box office of an arthouse cinema in Winterthur. Jungen has been awarded with the Prix Pathé for film journalism and is a member of the Swiss Film Academy.

Martin Blaney
After completing a doctorate in the UK, Martin Blaney moved to Germany in 1988. Since then, he has worked for several film festivals and MEDIA Programme initiatives. In 1990, he became the Screen International correspondent for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and has also been a regular contributor to German Films Quarterly. In addition to his journalistic activities, Martin has been a jury member at numerous international film festivals and served as a moderator at events throughout Europe.