Documentary Jury Prize
Born in 1971, the Luxembourger Anne Schroeder graduated from the Film School INSAS in Brussels. From 1993 to 1999, she worked as a film editor in Belgium and Luxembourg before directing historical documentaries, such as “Being Young” (2000), in which she used mostly amateur footage.
Since 1995, Anne Schroeder has been known as a producer of documentary movies, short films and animated films, mainly produced within Samsa Film. As a finder of emerging talents, Anne Schroeder received six “Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs” trophees in different categories and many awards in international festivals, such as Clermont-Ferrand and Venice. Since 2013, she coordinates the project of a BTS (two-year technical degree) in the field of film and audiovisual crafts.
Fabrice Montebello is a professor of Film Studies in the Department of Arts, University of Lorraine in Metz. He is a member of the “Laboratoire Lorrain de Sciences Sociales”. His work focuses on the history of cinema, cinephilia, film reception and consumption, film quality and popular culture. He is the author of “Le cinema en France” (Armand Colin, Paris, 2005).
As a resident in Luxembourg since 1997, he is a regular contributor to “d’Lëtzebuerger Land” andhosts a seminar on cultural consumption in the Greater Region at the University of Luxembourg.
Marie-Josèphe Moinel-Pierron is a lecturer with an habilitation to direct research at the IECA (Institut européen du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel) in Nancy (University of Lorraine).
She teaches film narratology and researches the relationship between reality and fiction in film. She wrote "Modernité et documentaires. Une mise en cause de la représentation."
Actor and director Michel Wouters has worked for several film productions including "Le tango des Rashevski” (Belgium-Luxembourg, 2003).
He is a professor and deputy director at the “Institut des arts de diffusion” at the “Ecole supérieure artistique de theater et cinema” in Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium as well as the director of Médiadiffusion, where the IAD graduation films are produced. Mediadiffusion produced the short film "Welkom" which won the Magritte as best short film in 2014.
Simone Stewens was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She has been working as a freelance journalist, author and film director at various editorial desks for the ARD group and is the author/director of television features and documentaries. She has also hosted the TV show “KinoKino” at Bavarian Broadcasting and has made numerous documentaries on film including festival reports from Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Munich and Hof.
Since 2002, Simone Stewens is the Chief Executive Director and Artistic Director of the “ifs internationale filmschule köln”.