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35. Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Festival for Expanded Media


International Short Films Competition

This year 41 films from more than 1,500 entries are selected to compete in the International Short Film Competition that exists already since 1990. Only the most innovative, best, daring, experimental and original films of the last year make it into the competition. An independent selection committee consisting of Wand 5-members and film lovers doing this job voluntarily is in charge of viewing and selecting the entries and compiling the programmes.

The Stuttgarter Filmwinter is happy to host video interviews with many film makers who exclusively present us their works. These will be presented online. The following awards are bestowed by the Short Film Jury, in person: Marie Gavois, Luigia Lonardelli, Johannes Krell and Wolfgang Mayer.

Preise — International Short Films Competition

Norman 2022

The jury’s award for film and video of 4,000 euros donated by the Land capital Stuttgart

Team Work-Award

Award for the best team work, i.e. a film or a video production made in a joint effort by at least two people, donated with 2,000 euros by Ritter Sport.

Wand 5 Honor Award

Legendary – the special award bestowed by Wand 5-members!

Jury — International Short Films Competition

Marie Gavois

Marie Gavois’ artistic practice spans various media and fields where performance, sound (often noise) and film are prominent. 2008-2012 she was an apprentice in SU-EN Butoh Company participating as a dancer and performer in many projects and exhibitions. During the four years she was as well part of the team of Frictions – international performance art festival. 2015-2018 Marie Gavois was the chair woman of Fylkingen – new music and intermedia art in Stockholm. Fylkingen still serves both as a base to develop her own work as well as her role as an organizer.
2019 she initiated H a l f f l o o r, a collaboration with the artists Susanne Skog and George Kentros, a podcast for sonic artworks. 2020–2021 her solo work is a research on the aesthetics of noise-dance and personal riot. She’s a member and co-founder of the performative sound art and noise duo Sisterloops, a collaboration with composer Alexandra Nilsson since 2013. She has an ongoing collaboration with the filmmaker and  artist Michel Klöfkorn, since 2014.


Luigia Lonardelli

Luigia Lonardelli (born 1982 in Bari) took a Masters course in Management for Curators at the Valle Giulia Faculty of Architecture in Rome in 2005 and she graduated in 2009 from the Specialization School in Siena. In 2012 she presented her doctoral thesis on the activities of the Incontri Internazionali d’Arte collected into her book #Dalla sperimentazione alla crisi. Gli Incontri Internazionali d’Arte a Roma, 1970-1981#. Since 2005 she has collaborated with the Office for Contemporary Art following preparatory work for the opening of the MAXXI (The National Museum of XXI Century Arts ), where she began work as a researcher in 2010. Since 2011 she has been working in the curatorial department of the MAXXI, curating exhibitions dedicated to Marisa Merz (2012) and Alighiero Boetti (2013), among others. She co-curated the XVI Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma.


Johannes Krell

Johannes Krell studied audiovisual media/cinematography, photography and was a member of the Werkleitz Media Master Class. Sophie Maintigneux and Matthias Müller supervised his final year project at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. #Presence/Absence# is an excerpt from the film trilogy #Natures/Naturen# which he created in collaboration with Florian Fischer. The works were presented at several international film festivals and received the German Short Film Award and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Krell currently works as an author’s filmmaker in Leipzig, Germany.


Wolfgang Mayer

Born 1967 in Wertach, Allgäu, in Germany as the illegitimate child of Bonnie Tyler and Klaus Kinski’s Avatar. He studied at the Academy in Munich, at Bar d´O in NYC and with Ron Clark at the Whitney ISP. He works primarly with drawing, shimmering dust, video and performance. He works and lives currently in Madrid. Besides working on individual projects, he is with Cristina Gómez Barrio involved in the collaborative project Discoteca Flaming Star, creating spaces for experiments and displaced memories. His and their work has been shown at numerous venues.



2 Minutes Short Film Award

For the tenth time, Filmwinter Stuttgart has called for submissions from emerging artists up to the age of 35 to take part in this international short film competition for films of up to 2 minutes. The jury, comprising Sigrid Gairing, Sabina Klemm and Johannes Duncker will assess works that realize the format in a creative and innovative way.

Preise — 2 Minutes Short Film Award

2 Minutes Short Film Award

Jury prize with an amount of 1,500 euros for a work up to a maximum of 2 minutes.

Jury — 2 Minutes Short Film Award

Sigrid Gairing

Sigrid Gairing studied cultural sciences and aesthetic practice specializing in visual arts, media and political sciences at the university Hildesheim. From 2001 to 2007 she worked in various positions at the MFG-Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, produktion company filmvergnuegen, Film- und Medienfestival GmbH, and the Film Commission Region Stuttgart. 

Since 2007 she works in the "distributions and licences" department of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg evaluating national and international productions and in licence management.


Sabina Klemm

Sabina Klemm (born 1974 in Brčko, Bosnia with the former last name Husičić) is an art historian, curator, art educator and cultural manager. Since 2008, Sabina Klemm has been project manager of the ifa touring exhibitions. She studied art history and Italian studies at the University of Stuttgart. 2005–2006 she was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. 2006 she curated an exhibition with the young Bosnian artists TIPIC_NO, which was shown at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. From 2006 to 2009, Sabina Klemm was project manager of the Stuttgart Filmwinter and Media Space. She has also worked as an executive producer in the field of theatre and as an art educator. As ifa project manager, Sabina Klemm has produced several exhibitions, workshops and symposia, including prêt-à-partager, Where We Meet, FUTURE PERFECT, DAKAR/BERLIN, and An Atlas of Commoning: Places of Collective Production. She is curator of the new ifa co-creative project EVROVIZION.CRPSDING STORIES AND SPACES. Klemm lives and works in Stuttgart. 


Johannes Duncker

Johannes Duncker (born 1983) studied theatre, film and media culture in Cologne and Rome. He is freelance writer and film maker and since 2013 director of the KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne. He introduced the section "New Aesthetic" dedicated to hybrid forms and narratives. The VR program expands the concept of film in a separate exhibition. And with the Spotlight, the work of an artist is given a space that allows for more in-depth exploration. Guest programs and collaborations additionally broaden the horizon and allow for new perspectives.



Buggles Award - Landesmusikvideopreis

Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart and Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media are now awarding the state-wide music video competition for innovative, experimental and unconventional works for the second time. Music videos from Baden-Württemberg may be submitted. A commission with representatives from the Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart and Filmwinter Stuttgart will select the competition entries.

Preise — Buggles Award - Landesmusikvideopreis

Buggles Award 2022

The "Buggles Award - Landesmusikvideopreis", worth 1000 euros, will be awarded to directors by an independent jury during the festival.

Online Audience Award

In addition, an online audience prize of 500 euros will be awarded.

Jury — Buggles Award - Landesmusikvideopreis

Florian Fischer

Florian Fischer studied communications design, photography and visual culture. He was a member of the Werkleitz Film Master Class and Berlinale Talents. "Presence/Absence" is an excerpt from the film trilogy "Natures/Naturen" which he created in collaboration with Johannes Krell. The works were presented at several international film festivals and received the Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis (German Short Film Award) and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Florian Fischer was a scholarship holder at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles and is currently an art assistant in the Time-based Arts classes at the Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle.


Bettina Korintenberg

Bettina Korintenberg holds a PhD in cultural studies and is head of the ifa Gallery Stuttgart. From 2016 to 2020, she was curator at the ZKM | Karlsruhe. Her curatorial and academic practice focuses on critically interrogating digital and global media ecology and revising the history of ideas of Western influenced modernity against the backdrop of current social and ecological transformations. She is especially interested in exploring alternative space-time configurations and forms of social collectivity through interdisciplinary and collaborative processes. In addition to her curatorial work in institutions and on independent projects, she is the author of various contributions to catalogues and academic volumes. Korintenberg lives and works in Berlin and Stuttgart.


Colyn Heinze

Colyn Heinze holds the vice-chair in the Stuttgart-Vaihingen district department. He studied Public Management in Ludwigsburg and worked in urban planning. Together with Sebastian Selig, he curated the film series CINEMA FUTURO at the Innenstadtkinos (city centre cinemas) which puts a monthly focus on the current developments in the film sector as part of an interdisciplinary framework programme. Personally, he concentrates on the interdependence of cinema and politics, especially in the western and horror genre. Furthermore, he is the second chair of Club Kollektiv Stuttgart, an advocacy group for the local nightlife.



Media in Space & Network Culture

Besides the classic presentation of samples of film and video art at the Stuttgarter Filmwinter, since 1996 new media were included and works of art presented on CD-Rom and on the internet. An independent selection committee is in charge of viewing and selecting the entries for the exhibition. The committee is consisting of Wand 5-members, artists and connoisseurs of media art doing this job voluntarily. The exhibition features positions reflecting society, performances, installations, performative videos, interactive projects and the social web as well as technically refined transformations of the internet. The following awards are bestowed by the jury, in person: Christiane Hütter and Ip Yuk-Yui.

Preise — Media in Space & Network Culture

Expanded Media Award Media in Space

The jury’s award for Media in Space (installations) of 750 euros.

Expanded Media Award for Network Culture

The jury’s award for Network Culture of 750 euros for network activities, net art, interventions in public and virtual space.

Jury — Media in Space & Network Culture

Christiane Hütter

Christiane Hütter is a freelance artist, author and certified psychologist. She explores, questions and designs systems with the means of art, game design and speculative storytelling. Her works show a broad range of hybrid formats - from Urban Games to fictitious organisations, participative performances and revitalising festivals. She was one of the co-founders of the network Invisible Playground, is an initiator of “Weltübergang” und co-author (with Frank Rieger) of the polyplot novel "Gefährliche Menschen (Dangerous People)".

Twitter: @frauhue

IP Yuk-Yiu

IP Yuk-Yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films, live performances, media installations to video games, have been showcased extensively at major international venues and festivals, including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival (views from the avant-garde), the Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, NTT ICC and WRO media art Biennial. IP has over twenty years of curatorial experience in film, video and media art.  He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Currently he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His recent works explore hybrid creative forms that are informed by cinema, video games and contemporary media art practices. In recognizing his artistic achievements, he was awarded the Artist of the Year (media arts) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.