Bernd Buder (*1964 in Berlin) is program director of the JFBB. He studied political science at the FU Berlin. Since then he has been working as a curator, film journalist and lecturer in the international film landscape. Since 2015, he has been program director of the FilmFestival Cottbus. He has also worked for the Berlin Filmkunsthaus Babylon, the Turkish Film Week Berlin and the co-production market Connecting Cottbus. He advises the European film festival Cinedays in Skopje and the Berlinale Forum.
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Lea Wohl von Haselberg (*1984) is a film and media scholar and received her doctorate in Hamburg and Haifa with a thesis on Jewish feature film characters in West German film and television. She researches and teaches at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Her work focuses on the representation of Jewish themes in West German discourses, Jewish film history, and (audiovisual) cultures of memory. She is also co-editor of the magazine des Yalta. Positions on the Jewish Present.
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Arkadij Khaet (*1991 in Bălți) is a director and screenwriter. In 2020 he achieved a major international success with Masel Tov Cocktail. The short film humorously and bitingly breaks with Jewish victim clichés and has received several awards (including the Grimme Prize, Max Ophüls Prize, German Human Rights Film Prize, Civis Media Prize, Florida Film Festival). In 2022, the documentary film Jüdischer Humor - Schluss mit lustig (Jewish Humor - Enough is Funny) appeared on Arte with his collaboration.
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Naomi Levari (*1978) sees critical and pluralistic discourse as an essential feature of the JFBB. She is co-founder of the Tel Aviv production company Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd. whose films (including Chained, Stripped, Fig Tree, One Week and a Day) have screened at countless festivals (including Berlinale, Cannes, Venice IFF). Levari's artistic aspiration for the films she produces is that unseen and unheard voices in society receive attention.
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Amos Geva (*1986 in Tel Aviv) is a filmmaker and producer. He is a graduate of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris and has won several awards at renowned film festivals as a producer and director. In 2019, he produced the Franco-German documentary Chichinette. As co-founder & Head of Industry of the online platform tportmarket.com, Geva is committed to promoting short films & emerging talent.
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