Jury 2019

In the Jury for „REC internationales junges Filmfestival“
(competition age 16 to 27) this year are:

Susanne Dzeik
Susanne Dzeik, freelance author, director, cinematographer and producer in Berlin, studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and cinematography at the self-organized film school filmArche in Berlin.
Since the 90s she has been producing short and documentary films and worked as a camerawoman in the long-term documentary „Nach dem Brand“ (After the Fire), co-produced by NDR, about the victims of a fascist arson attack (nominated for the Prix Europa 2012 and the Grimme Prize 2013).
She directed and camerawas for the documentary „Cloud Making Machine – Zwischen Heim und Heimat“ (2017 Germany), camera for „My two polish loves – Erinnerungskultur und Holocaust“ (2016, Poland) „Liza ruft! Shoah und jüdischer Widerstand in Litauen“ (2015, Lithuania) and „Reise ohne Rückkehr – Endstation Frankfurter Flughafen“ (2010, Germany, among others German Human Rights Film Award).
In her interactive workshops, she teaches film and camera in schools as well as in educational, cultural and other institutions.
She is a member of the Berlin/Brandenburg regional board of AG Dokumentarfilm.

Britta Hartmann
Britta Hartmann is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Bonn. After her studies at the FU Berlin she worked first at the Film University Babelsberg and later in the research project „History of Documentary Film in Germany“. She received her doctorate with a thesis on the dramaturgy of the beginning of film at the University of Utrecht. She is an editor of the magazine „Montage AV“ and has curated exhibitions on the documentary filmmakers Helga Reidemeister and Georg Stefan Troller. Her current research project is dedicated to „Attention strategies of video activism in the social web“. She has a son and lives in Berlin.

Erik Lemke
Erik Lemke was born in Dresden in 1983. From 2004 to 2007 he studied documentary film directing with Dmitri Sidorow at the Saint Petersburg State University for Film and Television. After working as an animator at Balance Film in Dresden, he has been living and working as a freelance filmmaker in Berlin since 2010. In addition to his activities as an editor for the web documentary „Europa: Die Ostgrenze“ directed by Tawan Arun and Joris Rühl and as an after-effects composer for the feature film „Alois Nebel“ directed by Tomáš Luňák, Erik Lemke also worked on his own short documentaries such as „Mich vermisst keiner!“, which celebrated its premiere at the DOK Leipzig 2016 and won several awards at festivals. Erik Lemke works as a freelance lecturer for various youth projects and represents the German Media Council in the German Cultural Council in the Labour & Social Affairs Committee. His directorial debut in the documentary feature film „Berlin Excelsior“ was premiered at the 51st Hofer Filmtage and awarded the title „Besonders wertvoll“ by the Filmbewertungsstelle.

This year are on the jury for the docu-clip (awarded by the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film):

Kim Busch
Kim Busch, head of program coordination, has been working in the program department of DOK Leipzig since 2014. She previously studied media and communication sciences in Halle (Saale) and Leipzig and worked for various production companies and funding institutions. She also works as a curator and curated the youth program of DOK Leipzig for three years in a row. She is active as a consultant and jury member at various festivals worldwide.

Lina Dinkla
Lina Dinkla was born in 1977 in Nienburg/Weser, Lower Saxony. She came to Leipzig to study cultural sciences and communication and media studies, which she completed in 2004 as Magistra Artium. After several stopovers at various film festivals (e.g. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Berlinale Talent Campus, Crossing Europe Linz) and as a freelance author, she has been working in the programme department at DOK Leipzig since 2009. In 2019 she became co-director of the department.


In the juries for REC for Kids (competition 6 – 15 years) this year are:

Jury of mediapedagogics
Uli Hemberger
Martin Riemer

Kids jury
Diana Stoffel

Ronja Tenhaven
Noam Schwitzke