News Documentary Film Jury of the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

Published: June 11, 2019| 12:59 PM

Gastón Solnicki

Argentinian filmmaker. After directing Süden (2008), Papirosen (2011) premiered at Locarno and then screened across the world. His first feature Kékszakállú (2016) premiered at Venice, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize and the Bisato d’Oro; the film subsequently screened at Toronto, New York, and the Viennale. Kékszakállú was selected by the noted monthly Artforum as one of the ten best films of 2016. His latest work Introduzione all’oscuro (2018), included in the program of this year’s KVIFF, was initially presented at last year’s Biennale di Venezia. He is currently working on his new feature Electrocute.

Aline Schmid

Swiss producer. After graduating from the University of Fribourg, she worked in theatrical distribution and as a producer at Intermezzo Films. In 2016 she founded her own production company Beauvoir Films in Geneva. She has produced several internationally successful pictures, including Sonita (Sundance, IDFA) and Horizons (KVIFF 2015). In 2018 Daniel Zimmermann’s Walden won the Special Jury Award at KVIFF and Closing Time by Nicole Vögele took a Silver Leopard at Locarno. She has participated in the prestigious programs Emerging Producer (Jihlava IDFF) and Producer on the Move (Cannes).

Andreas Horvath

Austrian photographer and filmmaker. His award-winning documentaries have screened at festivals around the world. His first feature Lillian was nominated for the Camera d’Or (Directors’ Fortnight) at this year’s festival in Cannes. Andreas Horvath’s history with Karlovy Vary dates back to 2006 when Views of a Retired Night Porter was awarded Best Documentary Short. A year later he sat on the East of the West jury; since then his films have been invited back to Karlovy Vary several times (Arab AttractionEarth’s Golden Playground).

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