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Jury & Awards

Claire van Daal (NL)

Claire van Daal (NL)

Claire van Daal is programmer at the Netherlands Film Festival. After her studies at Utrecht University (Modern Literature and Film Studies) she began her career at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. Her main tasks concerned student counselling and curriculum development for almost twenty years. After this, she worked four years at the Theatre Faculty of the Utrecht School of Arts. Later on she started at the Netherlands Film Festival. During her career she was also member of the film department of  the Council for Art (which became the Council for Culture) and advisor for Dutch Cultural Media Fund and Netherlands Film Fund.
Edmunds Jansons (LV)

Edmunds Jansons (LV)

Edmunds Jansons (1972) is an animation film director and graphic designer. He co-founded the independent animation film studio Atom Art in 2001 in Riga, Latvia. Over the last few years Atom Art has premiered more than ten award winning short films that are shown at festivals all around the world. Edmunds received his Master’s degree in animation in 2012. His animation films Springtime in ‘Crow Street’ (2009), International Father's Day (2012), Choir Tour (2012), Isle of Seals (2014) and project Shammies have been selected for many film festivals all over the world. Next to his work as a filmmaker Edmunds is a recognized and beloved children’s book illustrator.
Carmen Gray (DE)

Carmen Gray (DE)

Born in New Zealand and now based in London and Berlin, Carmen is a film journalist and critic for publications like Dazed, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Screen International, The Calvert Journal and Estonian culture weekly Sirp, among others. She also works as a freelance consultant for European production companies, and is part of an organization helping to bring Wolf cinema - a new platform and meeting place for community connection through daring film - to life in Berlin.
Daniel Ebner (AT)

Daniel Ebner (AT)

Daniel (1981) is co-founder and artistic director of the Austrian short film festival VIS Vienna Independent Shorts. He majored in Political Science and studied Film and Cultural Theory in Vienna and Berlin. For several years he worked as a cultural journalist and film critic for APA and still freelances for a couple of magazines. In 2008 he co-produced four short films for the occasion of the European Football Championships. He was selected as one ot the Young European Talents of the EU Committee of the Regions in 2009. He is a co-founder of the Association of Austrian Film Festivals in 2012, and since 2014 he is also a member of Vienna's short film funding committee.
Philip Ilson (GB)

Philip Ilson (GB)

Philip Ilson is the Director of the London Short Film Festival, which he co-founded in 2004. He is also the short film programmer for the BFI London Film Festival, and has worked as a freelance programmer, including at the East End Film Festival (London), Cork Film Festival (Ireland), Branchage Festival (Jersey), Latitude music festival, and at Curzon Soho Cinema.

Breaking Shorts & Dutch Competition

Michiel Snijders (NL)

Michiel Snijders (NL)

After studying Film and Television sciences at the Utrecht University and working as a script reader, Michiel (1972) joined il Luster Productions in 1997 as a producer - script editor and became partner and co-owner of the company. il Luster soon became the biggest producer of animated short films in the Netherlands, winning many awards on international filmfestivals. As a producer Michiel is responsible for all creative development and the production of all animation projects, independent shorts, commissioned and network productions. Michiel is the co-author of the recent animated feature Triple Trouble and series like The Tumblies and Woozle and Pip.

Adela Demetja (AL)

Adela Demetja (AL)

Adela Demetja (1984) is a curator and writer from Tirana, Albania. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Städelschule and Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is one of the founders and the director of Tirana Art Lab – Centre for Contemporary Art based in Tirana, as well as the artistic director of the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival. She curated a number of international exhibitions and events in different European countries. She has been appointed co-curator of the third edition of the international contemporary Project Biennal D-0 Ark Underground, which takes place in 2015 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She lives and works in both Germany and Albania.
Deben van Dam (BE)

Deben van Dam (BE)

With his film The Way of All Flesh Deben has just about won every national film award there is to win in Belgium. The short film was also awarded the world's foremost student award at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv. Since then he has directed several commercials and co-wrote the second season of the Belgian tv-series Connie & Clyde. Meanwhile he is developing his new film with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.
Tuna Kaptan (DE)

Tuna Kaptan (DE)

Tuna Kaptan was born of Turkish parentage in Munich. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Theatre and Romance Studies, and since then gained experience in numerous film and theatre projects in Germany, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Turkey. Since 2010 he’s studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. His last film Two at the Border received the Encouragement Award at Go Short 2014 for best student film, and went on to win several more awards. Currently he's a scholar at ENERC Film School in Buenos Aires.
Ieva Veiveryté (LT)

Ieva Veiveryté (LT)

Ieva graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a bachelor in TV and Film Directing. In 2013 she graduated from the same academy with a master’s degree in Editing. Her short film Dog’s Life successfully participated in several international film festivals and was acknowledged with a Silver Crane at the Lithuanian cinema awards in 2014. At the moment Ieva is a lecturer at “Skalvija” cinema academy, and she works as a freelance director and editor for commercials, movies, and TV-projects.

Moviezone Go Short Youth Jury

Yu Jia Lejeune (2000)

Yu Jia Lejeune (2000)

“In my free time I like to watch a lot of films, at least three a week! I have never been to Go Short, but I expect to see surprising, beautiful and exiting new films. As a jury member I’ll be watching whether a film makes a good impression, is it funny or thrilling?”

Tijmen Moore (1999)

Tijmen Moore (1999)

“I watch a lot more short films than feature films, for example on YouTube. I think there will be many good films at the festival and we will have lots of fun watching them. I will be paying more attention to the use of nice shots, but also to the content. Is there enough humour in it?” 

Bram Arts (2000)

Bram Arts (2000)

“I live to tell stories, and preferably with film. Because with film you can introduce people to your fantasy, you can create a window to your world. And in that world, you are the boss! My focus as a jury member will be on the (powerful) way the story is being told.”

Anna van Mameren (2001)

Anna van Mameren (2001)

“I have never been to a film festival before and I expect to see films that won’t be available in the normal cinema’s. I also think we will have a great time! I think it’s very important in a film that I believe everything, such as the acting.”

Afiya Shafiq (2000)

Afiya Shafiq (2000)

“When a film is too long, I can’t concentrate. So short films are perfect to watch! I think I see about four shorts every week. Being a jury member will be a great experience. A good film should have a nice build-up and matching music.”

Jury Awards

NTR Go Short Awards

NTR Go Short Awards

Go Short and Dutch public broadcaster NTR proudly present the NTR Go Short Awards for Best European Short Film in four categories: Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Art Film. All films in the European competition are eligible to receive an NTR Go Short award. It’s the seventh time NTR joins us for the award ceremony, as they have been our partner from the very first edition. The winners of each category receive a € 1.250 prize.
VEVAM Go Short Award

VEVAM Go Short Award

All films in the Dutch competition are eligible to receive the VEVAM Go Short Award for best Dutch Short. It’s the third year VEVAM, the Dutch copyright society for film and television directors, partners with us for this award. A segment of the income of VEVAM is transferred into Stichting VEVAM Fonds (VEVAM Fund for social and cultural purposes). The VEVAM Go Short Award, consisting of € 2.500, is intended to stimulate Dutch directors to experiment and expand the genre of short film.
Dioraphte Encouragement Award

Dioraphte Encouragement Award

Together with the Dioraphte Foundation, Go Short hands out an encouragement award for the Best Student Film in the Breaking Shorts Student Competition. This € 5.000 prize serves as an encouragement to a young artist at the start of a promising career in filmmaking. The Dioraphte Foundation promotes national and international projects of quality that make culture available to a broad audience.
Go Short Youth Award

Go Short Youth Award

The youngest jury of Go Short is now in its fourth year. Five teenagers with a sharp eye for quality in short film team up in the Youth Jury. These youngsters, all aged between 14 and 15 years, provide a fresh view on a selection of films from the competition programs. They will decide who will receive the Go Short Youth Award worth of € 750.
Go Short Audience Award

Go Short Audience Award

The winner of the Go Short Audience Award will be selected by using the greatest wisdom of all: the wisdom of the crowd. All shorts in competition are eligible for this € 1500 prize which is presented in collaboration with the European Commission.
Format Court Award

Format Court Award

All films in the Dutch competition are eligible to win the Format Court Award, which includes a special feature on the winning film on FormatCourt.com, a website dedicated to short film, a screening of the film during a monthly screenings at the Studio des Ursulines (Paris), as well as the creation of a DCP (offered by the postproduction company Media Solution).
Solar World Cinema Green Award

Solar World Cinema Green Award

From the films selected for Go Green a winner will be chosen, which will get worldwide screenings in the Solar World Cinema network.