Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck works with the moving image in various ways. She creates video projections for theatre, opera, dance and music concerts, as well as video installations for exhibitions and museums. She teaches at art schools and works for film festivals as a programmer, moderator or member of the jury. Her focus is on short film. She was a member of the selection team for twelve years before becoming the head of Berlinale Shorts in 2019.
Robin Klengel is an artist, illustrator and cultural anthropologist. Since 2017, he is vice chairman of the interdisciplinary art and culture space Forum Stadtpark in Graz. In 2018, he received the Vimeo Staff Pick Award, the award for ‘Best Austrian Film’ at VIS Vienna Shorts Festival, the Audience Award at the Shortwave Film Festival in Poznan and the Explorer Award at the A Maze.-Festival Berlin, amongst others.
A 2004 alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Kevin B. Lee is a video essayist and a pioneer of the desktop documentary format. He is a 2018 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Grantee and a European Media Artist Platform (EMAP) Artist in Residence.
Leonhard Müllner is a visual artist and media researcher. He studied visual art and media art and is currently writing his PHD in the field of cultural studies. His work has received several awards: the Vimeo Staff Pick Award, ‘Best Austrian Film’ at the VIS Vienna Shorts Festival, and others at Shortwaves Film Festival in Poznan and at the A MAZE. Festival in Berlin.
Michael Stumpf was born in 1985 in Wels. He studied philosophy at the University of Vienna and is currently studying media, art and culture theories at the University of Art and Design Linz. He works as a cultural theorist, an artist and as a designer.