Stefan Rupp presents the programmes of the German competition. Stefan, who holds a degree in political science and German philology, is also one of the most known radio-presenters of Berlin/ Brandenburg. For 20 years he has been anchoring prime time shows in Germany´s capital. Moreover, he hosts professional conferences, academic symposia, press conferences and galas. www.stefanrupp.biz
Zhou Fei and Caspar Stracke will host the programes of the International Competition and have, in their second role as our pre-jury, curated the selection.
Caspar Stracke is a German artist, filmmaker and curator living in New York and Helsinki. In the 80s he showed his very first S-8 films at this festival. He has maintained a close connection with up-and-coming, for which he curated several New York programs and was several times member of the international jury.
In New York he was the director of the festival Video_Dumbo for eight years and has guest curated for THE THING, NY, the Flaherty Film Seminar /MoMA and Ambulante Mexico, among many other venues. For the last five years he was Professor for Moving Image at the Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki. www.casparstracke.net
Presenter Zhou Fei, alumna of the China Fine Art Academy and the Braunschweig University of Fine Art, is also working in an interdisciplinary manner: Whether in digital photography, in film and in media art – she usually prefers to experiment with non-linear narrative forms. www.zhoufei.de