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April 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (Auditorium / new building, ground floor, Akademiestr. 4, 80799 Munich)


The KINO DER KUNST Project Award has been specifically developed to support a young European visual artist or filmmaker in the production of a new singleor multi-channel work that takes narrative cinema beyond its traditional boundaries. The award consists of 10,000 Euros worth of rental and postproduction facilities donated by ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH.

Some of the most important European Art Academies and Film Schools have been asked to become partners of the project and to nominate for the Award two of their best Alumni aged under 35. Each of the candidates has submitted for the selection process one project still in preproduction. Ten of these artists and filmmakers have been shortlisted for the Award:

Clemens Wilhelm
(born 1980, West-Berlin, Germany)
Fatma Bucak (born 1982, Iskenderun, Turkey)
Jakub Jasiukiewicz (born 1983, Szczecin, Poland)
Katarina Stankovic (born 1982, Valjevo, Serbia)
Loukia Alavanou (born 1979, Athens, Greece)
Maria Meinild (born 1984, Karlshamn, Sweden)
Martin Lorenz (born 1979, Rastatt, Germany)
Moritz S. Binder & Alireza Golafshan (born 1982, Munich, Germany & 1986, Tehran, Iran)
Paloma Polo (born 1983, Madrid, Spain)
Stephan Richter (born 1980, Dresden, Germany)

They are invited to Munich to present their works to an international jury in a pitching session open to the public. The spokesman of the jury is Bernhart Schwenk, chief curator for contemporary art at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Other jury members are: the artists Omer Fast and Julian Rosefeldt; Hans-Michael Herzog and Mark Nash, curators and members of the Kuratorium of KINO DER KUNST; Heiner Stadler, professor at the University of Television and Film Munich; Olaf Stüber, gallery owner and organizer of "Video Art at Midnight" in Berlin.

The pitching session will take place at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. and the winner will be announced the same evening during the closing ceremony of the festival. The KINO DER KUNST Project Award is supported by ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH and organized in collaboration with Lo schermo dell'arte (Florence, Italy).  The selection of the candidates is conducted in partnership with: Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera  (Milan), Braunschweig University of Arts, De Ateliers  (Amsterdam), Film Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, La Fémis (Paris), Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Royal College of Arts (London), The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, University of Applied Art Vienna, University of Arts in Poznań, University of Television and Film Munich, Zurich University of The Arts.