The prize jury awards the prizes in the competitions:


Emma Bading

German actress and director Emma Bading made her breakthrough in 2018 with her leading roles in the comedies “Meine teuflisch gute Freundin” by Marco Petry and “Grüner wird`s nicht” by Florian Gallenberger. For her role in the TV movie PLAY, she received a nomination for the International EMMY Awards and was honored with the Hessian Television Award and the Bavarian Young Talent Award. In 2020, the 22-year-old made her directorial debut at the Hof International Film Festival with her self-developed short film “Unerhört”, a story about the confrontation with a personified menstruation. For this, she received the “Particularly Valuable” rating and was honored with the German Youth Film Award. In her work as a director, she deals with socio-critical topics such as loneliness in old age, LGBTQIA+ and women’s empowerment. She has been studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since September 2022.

Julia Flachmann

Born in northern Germany in 1993, she moved south to Bamberg after graduating from high school. There she is the program director of the Bamberg Short Film Festival, the oldest short film festival in Bavaria. She views several hundred short films every year, which inspire her to produce her own films. She also works for children’s television and conducts media education workshops with children, young people, families and senior citizens. She also lectures at the university on the importance of media in society.

Tim-Fabian Hoffmann

(c) Jana Rodenbusch

Tim-Fabian Hoffmann was born in Rheine in 1987. Since studying acting at the Mozarteum Salzburg, he has worked freelance for theater, film and television. Guest engagements have taken him to the Schaubühne Berlin, the Living Dance Studio Beijing and regularly to the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Stadttheater Ingolstadt. In the feature film “Desire Will Set You Free” (director: Yony Leyser), he starred in one of the leading roles with queer icons such as Peaches, Nina Hagen and Amber Benson (“Buffy – Under the Spell of Demons”). “Lasvegas” (director: Kolja Malik) opens in cinemas across Germany on January 18, 2024. Hoffmann plays one of the two leading roles alongside Daniel Roth and Nastassja Kinski, Robert Stadlober, Thomas Thieme, Julia Malik, Lana Cooper and others: Tristan, an aspiring fashion designer is trapped in the dependencies of his environment. He meets the mysterious Sunny, who lights a fuse through Tristan’s life. There is a spark, but the love affair quickly turns into a restless trip between dream and reality. In addition to his work as an actor, Hoffmann is committed to queer issues & visibility. He is a member of #ActOut and the Queer Media Society.