2016 JURY

Dennis Albrecht

  • 1997 Workshop Script-Writing Los Angeles
  • 1998-2000 Private Film-Academy for Film Production
  • 2002 Vancouver production Internship
  • Since 2002 Freelancer (Writer, Director, Producer)
  • Since 2008 Webseries Creator (We All Love Football, ICH - in Serie, Filmstadt, Eine Couch für alle Fälle, DieZONE)
  • Founder of the UnsereSerien program and the platform www.unsereserien.de
  • Co-Founder of the "Die Seriale Gießen" Festival
  • Curation for several filmfestivals e.g. "Snowdance Independent, Filmfest Landsberg a.L." and "Norddeutsche Filmtage Rendsburg"

Kristian Costa-Zahn



Kristian Costa-Zahn entwickelte und produzierte bereits 2003 seinen ersten interaktiven Spielfilm. In den ersten Jahren seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit erhielt er unter anderem Auszeichnungen für seine Multimedia-Filmprojekte für Adidas und Deutsche Post. Er arbeitet seit 2006 für die UFA. Als Head of Creation UFA LAB und ausführender Produzent war er unter anderem für die folgenden Projekte verantwortlich: das ZDF Transmedia-Projekt „Wer rettet Dina Foxx, das Motion Comic „Ewig Mein, den Urban Culture YouTube-Channel „eNtR berlin, sowie die Virtual Reality Experience „Virtual Testdrive für smart.Seine Projekte gewannen zahlreiche nationale und internationale Auszeichnungen, unter anderem 3 Mal bei den "New York Festivals" und 3 Rockies beim "Banff World Media Festival". Für „Dina Foxx - Deadly Contact erhielt er 2015 den International Digital Emmy.Aktuell arbeitet er an verschiedenen Online Video Projekten und Webserien, unter anderem für das Junge Angebot von ARD und ZDF, sowie an diversen Virtual Reality Projekten


Thomas Biehl

  • 1994-2004 Casting director: outcast(Cologne)
  • 2005 producer: teamworx
  • 2007 storyliner: producers at work
  • 2008 development producer: filmpool
  • 2008-2013 network executive: SAT1 Movies and series
  • 2014 producer company: UFA fiction
  • 2015....producer-freelancing

Anne Santamaria

Collaborateurs de la société TELFRANCE

After working experiences abroad in production: HBO (NYC), Addis & Wechlser (L.A.), AFTRS (Sydney), Anne begun as Commissioning Editor within TF1 French Drama division and as Producer and Editorial Executive of TF1 Productions, Anne joined FREMANTLEMEDIA GROUP in 2006 as Head of Drama France. In 2011 she created her own label: TARONJA PROD (Newen Group) and founded the young talents incubator: TELFRANCE NETWORK. She produced fiction and digital content for Studio 4/France 4, France 3, RTBF (Belgium), ARTE France. Most recently, she produced “Osmosis”, a multi awards web series winner worldwide with 10 prizes and 15 nominations. Anne Santa Maria was part of The Producer Tool speakers along with Vimeo U.S.A and New Form Digital, U.S.A at MIPTV in April 2016: “Why Web Series will be the nouvelle vague in Fiction?”.


Janet De Nardis

Janet De Nardis is an Italian journalist, television author, anchorwoman and actress. She worked for Rai, Sky, Class News and Class CNBC, signing some television programmes. She graduated in Architecture and is a web, art and fashion expert. She is coordinator and instructor of a course dedicated to web native products at the Sapienza University of Rome. She is advisor for the Palomar SPA regarding web products. Since 2012 she is Art Director of the Roma Web Fest, as well as its creator and founder.