Jury & Awards 2 Minutes Short Film Award
For the eighth time, Filmwinter Stuttgart has called for submissions from emerging artists up to the age of 35 to take part in this international short film competition for films of up to 2 minutes. The jury, comprising Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann and Peter Holl will assess works that realize the format in a creative and innovative way. All films will be screened at Saturday, 18th of January 2020 at 07:00pm at FITZ! Cinema.
2 Minutes Short Film Award
The jury prize with an amount of 1,500 euros for a work up to a maximum of 2 minutes is sponsored by SAE Institute Stuttgart.
Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann
Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have been working as an artistic duo since 2012 and live in Cologne, Germany, and Portland, USA. They studied at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln under Matthias Müller, Sophie Maintigneux and Phil Collins among others and at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Prof. Rita McBride. Their artistic works comprises the media film, video, installation and photography. During the last years they realized several works on 16mm film exploring urban architectures, staged environments, subcultural individuals, the topic of collective desires. The films combine social discourse and aesthetics between camp and hyper-realism with subjective conditions and existential boundary experiences. Their works are at
the interface of documentary and fiction. They received numerous awards and their works were presented at festivals and in exhibitions around the world such as Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Julia Stoschek Collection, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Image Forum Tokyo, Anthology Film Archives New York City among others.
Peter Holl was born in 1971 in Heilbronn and studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design from 1991–97 under Moritz Baumgartl and Peter Chevalier. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions, among others „gestern war heute morgen“ at Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart in 2003, in 2011 „Nähe im Überblick“ at Galerie der Stadt Backnang, in 2019 „Die zweite Wirklichkeit“ at the Fritz und Hildegard Ruoff Stiftung Nürtingen. With his precise water colour technique, he explores spaces and their traces on large scale canvases. His art covers topics ranging from presence to absence, uncovering what lies hidden and reviving what was dead.
His solo exhibition “Stop Motion” can be visited at the Graphothek of Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart until 25 April 20.