Jury & Awards

International Short Films

Each year 60 to 70 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 many film makers coming to Stuttgart to present their works in person and discuss them with the audience. The following awards are bestowed by the Short Film Jury, in person: Douwe Dijkstra, Alice Koegel und Anna Zača.

Norman 2018

Preis der Jury für Film und Video in Höhe von 4.000 Euro, gestiftet von der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart.


Ritter Sport vergibt für eine Film- oder Videoproduktion, die von einem Team realisiert wurde, einen Preis in Höhe von 2.000 Euro.

2 Minutes Short Film Award

For the sixth time, Filmwinter Stuttgart has called for submissions from emerging artists up to the age of 35 to take part in this new international short film competition for films of up to 2 minutes. The jury, comprising Anja Dornieden, Margarida Moz and Maki Satake, will assess works that realize the format in a creative and innovative way. All films (see p. 82 f. and the following) will be screened at Saturday, 10th of February 2018 at 17:30 at hall Valie.

2 Minutes Short Film Award

The jury prize with an amount of 1,500 euros for a work up to a maximum of 2 minutes is sponsored by iFixit GmbH.

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: David Clark, Christian Faubel and Marko Schiefelbein.

Expanded Media Award Media in Space

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

Expanded Media Award for Network Culture

Network Culture Jury Award with a cash prize of 750 euros for network activities, net art, interventions in public and virtual space.