In the Jury for REC Internationales junges Filmfestival (competition age 16 to 27) this year are:
Matthias Heeder was born 1951 in Hamburg. From 1971-1977 he studied Literature, History, Politics and Philosophy at University of Hamburg. He finished with a degree Master of Arts. After study residencies in the USA, Canada and South-East Asia, he worked as as freelance filmmaker/author in Hamburg. Together with Monika Hielscher he founded the film production company „Rhizomfilm“ in 1980. He is a member of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm“ and the „EDN European Documentary Network“. Since 2003 he is part of the Selection Committee at DOK Leipzig and curator of different special programms.
Kordula Hildebrandt Filmproduktion and Public Relations is an owner run company for fictional and documentary narration. The company’s key business lies in developing and producing movies, as well as in further sections of post production and public relations.
First Steps into the media branch in 2005, while studying at ‚Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz’ she worked as production assistant at ZDF Terra X Production ‚Der Fall Jesus’ by Renate Beyer. In the same year she worked for deputy Sabine Zissener at European Parliament in Brussels and Straßbourg. During her freelancer time for ZDF, Allgemeine Zeitung in Mainz and economic journals in the Rhein-Main area, as well as for Öffentlicher Anzeiger and Wochenspiegel in her home town Bad Kreuznach she gained her journalistic skills. In 2009 she passed a Public Relations exam at Deutsche Presseakademie and started as marketing and press aide with MICE AG. With Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG she later intensified her knowledge. 2010 she studied at Kaskeline Filmakademie and started her documentation TANGO PASIÓN and SPIRIT BERLIN (at cinemas in 2015 and 2014). In 2011 she passed courses as certified director assistant and unit manager with Monika Schropp. A training at the masterschool „Drehbuch“ with Maria Fahmüller added to her knowledge. In 2013 she founded Hildebrandt Film Production and Public Relations. In 2015 Marco Nischka joined the company and added a post production division.
Christin Rössler (qualified editor, born 1970 in Erfurt) passed her studies at „HFF ‚Konrad Wolff’“ in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1996 – 2002, specializing in film editing. She was involved in numerous tv-reports and documentaries. For the time being she works as freelancer editor at RBB in Potsdam-Babelsberg. She has been working as lecturer on montage at the „DAA Medienakademie“ in Berlin from 2006 till 2011. As a director and producer she realizes her own film projects. Her documentary ‚Solange ich tanze, lebe ich’ (As long as I dance I live) has been broadcasted several times.
Christin Rössler is fascinated by the creational potential of montage in interaction with dramatic composition, camera and music. In her opinion, editing has to carve out content and structure of a film, but not to stand out as distinct means of expression. The material’s ‚spirit’ has to be preserved at all times.
The best documentary film will be awarded by the „International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film“ with the „Docu Clip“.
In the Jury for REC for Kids (competition age 6 to 15)
this year are: