Jury: National Competition


Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker whose films address a collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in America has a triple consciousness. Named by IndieWire as one of the six pre-eminent “AvantGarde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema,” she has exhibited worldwide, including at the Centre Pompidou, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Toronto, New Directors/New Films (NY), and London (BFI). Her film Kwaku Ananse won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award. Her film White Afro won the Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival.


Marija Milovanovic works as cultural manager and film curator in Vienna. She was co managing director of the Vienna Shorts Agency, founded in 2015, which focused on the broad presentation and promotion of (short) film. She has been working for VIS Vienna Shorts since 2008, where she is co-director of the international competition, as well as in charge of curating and planning the Industry Days. She spent half a year abroad in the Netherlands at Some Shorts, where she continued her training in the field of film distribution. In 2018 she cofounded LEMONADE FILMS, an agency for festival strategies and distribution with focus on Austrian short films and VR film.


Per Fikse is the Director of Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway, from 1999 to date, a festival he has programmed for since 1994. The festival had its 31st edition this year, screening 200+ films over six days. Per Fikse holds a Master of Management degree from NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has commited a few shorts and contributed with articles on film published in Norwegian and international media. He also works as a Software Development Manager in the private sector.