International Short Film Jury 2020

The Berlinale Shorts International Jury 2020 consists of the Hungarian animation filmmaker Réka Bucsi, the Turkish curator Fatma Çolakoğlu and the filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese from Lesotho. At home in different artistic and cultural fields, they each bring their own point of view to the contemplation and evaluation of the films in order to highlight four of the 23 entries in the Berlinale Shorts Competition with awards.

Golden Bear for Best Short Film

by Keisha Rae Witherspoon

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)

by Rafael Manuel

Audi Short Film Award endowed with € 20,000, enabled by Audi

Genius Loci
by Adrien Mérigeau

Berlin Short Film Candidate For The European Film Awards

The 2020 Jury

Réka Bucsi

Réka Bucsi’s (Hungary) magical-surreal animated films Symphony no. 42, LOVE and Solar Walk celebrated their premieres at the Berlinale Shorts, were shown at festivals worldwide (Sundance, SXSW, Annecy, Pictoplasma, etc.) and won over 50 prizes. For Solar Walk, she received the Audi Short Film Award 2018 at the Berlinale. This film is based on a 45-minute film symphony, a work which she realised on behalf of and in collaboration with the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Bucsi received both a BA and a MA from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Her clients include Adult Swim, FX Networks or Cartoon Network. She lives and works in Budapest.

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Fatma Çolakoğlu

Fatma Çolakoğlu (Turkey) has been a curator for exhibitions as well as for film and video art for 15 years now. In 2005, she established the film department of the Istanbul Modern - Museum of Contemporary Art. Subsequently, she was responsible for the film and video programme of Pera Film and headed the communications department of the Pera Museum in Istanbul. Today, Çolakoğlu is associate director for research and programming at SALT in Istanbul. Çolakoğlu received her BA in film history and production from Emerson College in the USA and her MA in Theatre Directing from Goldsmiths, University of London.

© Cağlayan Çevik

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a filmmaker and artist from Lesotho, currently based in Berlin. He works also as an author, director and cinematographer. His award-winning short films and video art works have been presented internationally. Mosese’s long film essay Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You. celebrated its premiere in 2019 at the Berlinale Forum. His feature film This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection was screened at the International Film Festivals in Venice and Rotterdam, the Museum of Modern Art “MOMA”. At the Sundance Film Festival 2020 it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking.

Mosese is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus (2012) and was a participant of the “Focus Features Africa First”, the “Realness Screenwriter’s Residency”, the “Final Cut Venice” and “Venice Biennale Cinema College” as well as “Cannes L’Atelier”.

© Thabi Thindi