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: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Miranda Pennell and Dorothee Wenner.
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.
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (*1973 in Montréal, Canada) is an artist and diarist.
His artistic works are an in-depth exploration of the history of singing, the translation of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices through a consolidation of sound, video and text. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemerofsky’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh.
Exhibition Prolog und Variationen
by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, 12.12.18-09.03.19 at Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart.
Miranda Pennell studied contemporary dance before she started working with the moving image. Pennell’s short films exploring choreographic ideas have been widely screened and broadcast internationally. She has a masters in visual anthropology and her doctoral research focused on colonial image-making. Her recent moving-image work uses photographic archives as the starting point for a reflection on history, memory and the colonial imaginary.
Selected screenings or exhibition include ‘Miranda Pennell: Choreographies and Archives’ with Underdox, Munich (2017), ‘Co-op Dialogues 1976-2016: Lis Rhodes & Miranda Pennell’ and ‘Assembly: Survey of recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013‘ at Tate Britain (2016 and 2015 respectively), group exhibitions ‘All Systems Go’, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2016), ‘Europe – The Future of History‘ at Kunsthaus Zurich (2015), and ‘The World Turned Upside Down‘ at Mead Gallery (2013) . One-person programs of her work include those at Close-Up Cinema, London (2016), Glasgow Short Film Festival (2011), Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2006), Vienna International Shorts (2011), Tampere Short Film Festival (2009).
Retrospective by and with Miranda Pennell
Part 1:19.01.19, 21:30
at tri-bühne, Cinema.
Part 2: 20.01.19, 15:30
at tri-bühne, Cinema.
Dorothee Wenner (*1961) has been living in Berlin as an independent filmmaker and author since 1988. In 2002, she was a co-curator for the exhibition “Bollywood– Das indische Kino und die Schweiz” (“Bollywood – Indian Cinema and Switzerland”) at the Museum of Design Zurich. From July 2004 to December 2005, she curated the project “Import/Export- Wege des Kulturtransfers zwischen Indien und Deutschland, Österreich“ (“Import Export - Cultural Transfer between India and Germany, Austria), sponsored by the EU, together with Merle Kröger. She was director of the Berlinale Talents Campus from 2006 to 2008. Since 1990 she has been part of the selection committee of the International Forum as well as the Berlinale special representative for the Indian and Sub-Saharan region. She worked as a programmer for the Dubai International Film Festival from 2009 until its closing in 2017. In 2017 she designed and directed the trans-media show "Kizobazoba" in Cologne, Leipzig, Kinshasa. She has published several films and books.
Kinshasa Collection Night, 17.01.19, 22:00 at FITZ! Cinema
Kinshasa Collection is part of the Expand Media Exhibition (Category Network Culture).