After graduating in Film- and Television Studies at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, Joke Ballintijn worked as a producer, programmer and curator in the field of media art. She has given numerous presentations at international festivals, academies and symposia and was part of juries, advisory boards and selection-commitees in various visual art organisations like the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts in the Netherlands and the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany. Since 1999 she is a staff member of the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam.
Andrea Ernst studied Social Sciences in Vienna, has worked as a science journalist and freelance writer for the ORF, published many non-fiction and handbooks. She has been concentrating on cultural and social topics on WDR Television, became its Cultural Editor in 1997 and from 2004 to 2008 worked in the ARTE editorial team of the WDR, concentrating on documentary films, TV documentaries and innovative short films. Andrea Ernst is a member of the Jury of the Vienna Film Fund and Deputy Director of the education department at WDR Television. Her current publication, the biography “Eric Pleskow – A Life for Film”, is forthcoming in Autumn 2008.
Antonello Faretta was one of the winners of the 2006 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. His films have been shown at film festivals, on television and in art galeries and museums. He is the founder and director of the Potenza International Film Festival, for which he was awarded the “Targa per Meriti Culturali” in 2006. His current film is “Nine Poems in Basilicata”.
Tamas Waliczky began by making cartoon films before working as a painter, illustrator and photographer. His works have won numerous awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, and have been shown at international exhibitions and are included in various collections. He has been artist-in-residence at the Centre for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe and at the IAMAS in Gifu, Japan. Since 2005 he has been teaching at the Saar College of Fine Arts.
Thomas Wohlfahrt / Foto: Kraehahn
Thomas Wohlfahrt studied Literature and Music Science and in he 1991 founded the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, of which he has been the Director ever since. He has initiated and headed several large international projects such as the Literature Express Europe 2000, the website lyrikline.org and the poesiefestival berlin. He is a member of many bodies and advises and curates various international literary and artistic programmes. The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival follows an idea of his, and he is the chairman of the competition jury.
Uljana Wolf studied German, English and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Edit, Das Gedicht, intendenzen, Kursywa and Poetry Ireland Review. Her debut collection, “kochanie ich habe brot gekauft” was published by kookbooks in 2005 and in 2006 won her the Peter Huchel Prize, as the youngest-ever winner of that award.
Since 1966 Krzysztof Zanussi has directed many documentaries, features for cinema and TV in Poland and abroad. He writes or co-writes scripts for his own films. Since 1978 he is also a stage and opera director. His movie “Life as a fatal sexually transmitted disease (2000) won the Grand Prix at the international Film Festival Moscow and at the Polish Feature Film Festival. His latest film ist “Il sole nero” (2006).