Austrian Producer (OSCAR Winner) – President of the Jury at “Art Without Limit International Film Festival”
Veit Heiduschka is a renowned Austrian film producer. The film “Amour” (director: Michael Haneke) won the OSCAR Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th edition of the OSCAR, and was nominated in four other categories. “Amour” also won the PALME d’OR at the Cannes Film Festival.
At the 25th European Film Awards “Amour” was nominated in six categories winning in four of them, including Best Picture. At the 66th Academy Film Awards it was nominated in four categories, winning for Best Foreign Language Film. Veit Heiduschka is honorary president of Film Austria – the Austrian association of creative producers, member of the European Film Academy and member of the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Renowned actress and eminent advocate of civil society in Kosovo. She grew up in Gjakova and later graduated in Pristina from the Faculty of Philosophy, Language and Literature and also from the High School of Drama. Since 1969 she has played more than 100 roles and became a famous actress at the National Theatre. She is one of these prominent personalities of Kosovo's cultural and artistic life, who impose the magnetism for a life dedicated to art: scene and a role model for manifesting true humanism in an emerging society during and after the dark years of the war. Her association "Motrat Qiriazi" is acting as a courageous as well as comforting voice for the rights of women and their families.
Cinematographer. Born in Poland, lives since 1981 in Austria. Studied cinematography at Filmakademie in Vienna. Since 1990 he is working as DOP for fiction features and documentaries as well as commercials. Worked with Pol Cruchten, Ulrich Seidl, Goran Rebic, Florian Flicker, Gustav Deutsch, Susanne Freund, Bady Minck, Eric Caravaca.
Austrian Cinematography Award 2014 for SHIRLEY. Member of the EFA – European Film Academy, AAC – Austrian Association of Cinematographers, PSC – Polish Society of Cinematographers
Bosnia & Herzegovina / Germany – Director of the Festival “Balkan Tage” (Munich, Germany)
She studied journalism and political science in Sarajevo. In 1992 she came to Germany as a refugee with three small children – three months later she founded the association “Hilfe von Mensch zu Mensch e.V.” (www.hvmzm.de).
Together with Dr. Dieter Hüttner she designed the concept of the Munich Balkan Festival Balkantage and has been conducting the festival since the start 14 years ago (www.balkantage.org).
She has received several awards for her commitment including the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on ribbon (Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland am Bande im Jahr 2015).
Lecturer of Printmaking, Multimedia, New Media, Photography, Illustration in Albanian University (AU) and Tirana European University (UET) – Doctor of Sciences in Albanian Arts and History and Interdisciplinarities of Art (Center of Anthropological Art, Tiranë). Bachelor: Printmaking. High Institute of Arts, Tiranë Albania. Trainings and specializations: Arts, Information Technology, Digital Media, Communication, Cultural Heritage, Public relations, European Integration etc.
In 2017 he was awarded from Big Picture Foundation and United Nations Organisation, with “Global Art Ambassador Award”. Winner of “Painting Prize” in Contemporary Art Biennale of Austria in 2006, “Best Experimental Film” prize in Tirana Film Festival 2008.
Director of “Filmstadt München” e.V. Munich, Germany
After graduating in German literature and philosophy Monika Haas worked as programmer and curator for several universities, film festivals and film institutions.
Since 2016 she is managing director of “Filmstadt München e.V.”, an umbrella organisation for Munich based film festivals, and as programmer for DOK.fest Munich.