REC for kids jury 2022

Linus Liyas

Linus Liyas was a scholarship holder of the Academy for Children’s Media 2021/22 with series „4KIDZ – Alles ist verstrahlt“. His first feature short film „Sniperman“ (written & directed, co-production) won the Golden Sparrow in the category „Best Short Film“ in 2022. Linus has a degree in „Multimedia Production“ with a focus on children and youth media. Already during his studies he won numerous awards. Afterwards, he worked full-time for several years in refugee aid. As a freelancer he wrote, produced and realized many successful film campaigns for companies and NGOs. Since 2021 he lives, cooks, fishes and works in Berlin. He is currently working as a writer and director on various feature film and series projects. He is a trustee of the Phaidros Youth Foundation and a member of Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.

Sanela Armstrong

Sanela Armstrong studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (dffb). Prior to her studies, she worked as a producer on TV and independent film productions. She also holds a degree in audiovisual media. During her studies she shot several short films, some of which were produced for TV channels and aired on TV, such as „2cm more“ for ARTE, as well as independent film productions such as „The house in the envelope“, which successfully competed at several film festivals worldwide. (Warsaw International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Achtung Berlin Film Festival, Beijing Micro Film Festival, Film Festival Max-Öphüls Preis etc.). With „The house in the envelope“ she was nominated for the German Short Film Award in the category Fictional Short Film.

Jimmy Ta

Jimmy Ta is a social worker and works every day to make sure young people are heard and can fulfill their dreams. His motto is: Realize dreams and create dreamers. Artistically, he is a dancer and uses dancing to connect people with themselves and with each other. Art connects! „And together we create wonderful things.“

Workshops 2022

There will be great workshops at the REC Film Festival Berlin again this year.

Workshop for the city partners of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district of Berlin


Media education work in the partner cities

With Tobias Rahm

In this workshop, the media centers of the city partners of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district of Berlin will exchange their working methods and experiences in media education work with children and young people. Films of the city partners will be shown and discussed.

Workshops for filmmakers


Stunt Workshop

With Micha Bornhütter

In this workshop you will get to know the job of a stuntman. The secret of real-looking fights in films will be revealed and you will get an insight into how such a fight scene is rehearsed and realized for a film. Of course, you can also try it out yourself.


Graffiti Lettering

With Kien Camargo Klasen

In this workshop you will learn how to create impressive graffiti lettering. Here you can also try yourself and create a small lettering. In addition, you will learn with tips and tricks, how your graffiti looks particularly professional in the end.

Workshops for school classes and other educational institutions to accompany the REC for Kids film blocks


Animation film: Create your own film

with Silke Abendschein and Jan Gadermann

In this workshop you will learn how to create an animated film. You will have the opportunity to work on a small theme and learn how to turn it into an animated film.


Radio workshop: Audio contribution to the festival

with Mario Prause

In this workshop we will learn together how a radio broadcast works. You will get the chance to create your own radio report about the festival.


16mm film workshop: Cut your own 16mm film.

with Sophia Wohlfarth

Have you ever held film material in your hands? We will cut experimental films from existing 16mm film, recolor the footage, alter it, experiment with it, and then watch our creations on the projector.