33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

Jury & Awards International Short Films

Jury & Awards International Short Films

Jury & Awards International Short Films
Each year 60 to 70 films from more than 1,500 entries are selected to compete in the International Short Film Competition that exists already since 1990. Only the most innovative, best, daring, experimental and original films of the last year make it into the competition. An independent selection committee consisting of Wand 5-members and film lovers doing this job voluntarily is in charge of viewing and selecting the entries and compiling the programmes.

The Stuttgarter Filmwinter is happy to host many film makers coming to Stuttgart to present their works in person and discuss them with the audience. The following awards are bestowed by the Short Film Jury, in person: Michel Klöfkorn, João Salaviza and Anka Wenzel.

Norman 2020
The jury’s award for film and video of 4,000 euros donated by the Land capital Stuttgart.

Award for the best team work, i.e. a film or a video production made in a joint effort by at least two people, donated with 2,000 euros by Ritter Sport.

Michel Klöfkorn


I am an educated working professional artist living in Frankfurt and Dortmund. I am oscillating between independent art filmmaking and professional contract work for cinema and TV. Together with Oliver Husain I ran a music video production company from 1995 to 2003. Some of the videos are still being shown in international film and art festivals. I am an artist with good drawing skills, film history knowledge and a background in aesthetics. In 2004 I was awarded best German animation film, in 2012 best German experimental film. Between 2003 and 2006 I worked as an illustrator and animator for arte in Paris. Since 2000 I have been constantly working as a sound recordist. My films had been shown in museums, festivals and art venues around the world, like Goethe-Instituts in Lagos/Nigeria, Bordeaux, Jakarta, Almaty, Washington, Center for Art Tapes Halifax. I was invited for Film retrospectives to Museum Tinguely Basel, DOK Leipzig, Cinema Nova Bruxelles, Kurzfilmfestival Köln.

João Salaviza


João Salaviza was born in Lisbon, 1984. He graduated from the Film and Theater School (ESTC) and Universidad del Cine Buenos Aires. His second feature Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (co-directed with Renée Nader Messora) premiered at the Festival de Cannes and it was awarded with the Special Jury Prize – “Un Certain Regard” in 2018. His feature debut Mountain (2015) premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Critics Week. It came on the heels of the internationally award-winning short films Rafa (Golden Bear, Berlinale 2012) and Arena (Palme d’Or Short Film, Festival de Cannes 2009). The films of João Salaviza have been shown in the most prestigious international film festivals and in venues as Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia of Architecture, Malba Buenos Aires, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Barbican Centre, Tabakalera, Casa de America Madrid, Instituto Moreira Salles, among
others. His most recent short films have world premiered at the Berlinale: High Cities of Bone and Russa (co-directed with Ricardo Alves Jr.) in 2018.

In Persona 18.01.20, 05:00pm, tri-bühne, Cinema 1 and 19.01.20, 02:00pm, FITZ! Cinema

Anka Wenzel


Anka Wenzel (*1980) studied art history in Kiel, Germany, and Milan, Italy. She was a member of the curatorial team of the producer’s gallery Prima Kunst in Kiel and received a traineeship at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe. Since 2011 she has been working as a project manager and curator for exhibitions of international contemporary art at Villa Merkel, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen.