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The film jury of the Art Visusal & Poetry Film Festival 2017


We went for a new festival jury in 2017, because we want to keep the festival open towards different views and curators' perspectives. We think, it makes a festival more interesting and lively, when there is still hope for everyone to be selected next time. Also for its audience the festival tries to keep a suprising quality. We hope to inspire you again and again. This will happens of course by the art work of all participating artists. A warm thanks to all film makers and writers!


Lisa Mai, festival directrice dotdotdot


Lisa Mai is a writer, dramaturge, curator and film expert. She studied film at the university of music and performing arts called »Filmakademie Wien«. After that she founded and directed the short fim archive and film festival »espressofilm« (2005-2014). In 2013 she was temporarily leading a youngster film festival called »video&filmtage«. Since 2015 Lisa Mai is the head of the »dotdotdot« shortfilm summer open air, where she launches intermedia projects focussing local and barrier-free film events in the public space of Vienna. Lisa Mai was in the jury of international festivals such as Internationales Filmfestival der Filmakademie Wien, One Day Animation Festival/Wien, Ljubljana International Film Festival/Slowenien, TLVFest/Israel.


Hubert Sielecki, film maker, curator Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival

Hubert Sielecki   -  1946 born in Carinthia, Austria. Studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Scolarship at the Film University (Animation Film) and at the Art University (painting) in Lodz, Poland. Since 1973 Freelance work with experimental color photography, with electronically, mechanically and acoustically reacting objects, environments, performance, posters without commercial purposes, old photographic techniques, Music. Various exhibitions. Film: 1982 - 2012 Lectorship for experimental animation film at the University of applied Arts in Vienna.


Nikolaus Jantsch, head of the animation department at the University of applied Arts Viennanikij.jpg
Born October 28, 1978 in Linz. 1999 Study of sociology. 2000 move to Vienna. Nikolaus Jantsch started to study painting and experimental animationsfilm in the class of Prof. Christian L. Attersee. 2006 he passed diploma with distintiction. 2012 he became the head of the animation department in the class of Prof. Judith Eisler at the University of applied Arts Vienna. He acchieved various festival screenings and honorable mentions for his animations and music videos. Portfolio link


Barbara Eppensteiner, content director OKTO TV


Since 2005 Barbara Eppensteiner is the artistic director at OKTO TV, a non-commercial local TV station in Vienna. She studied cultural sciences and media communication and she is an expert for participatory media projects and participatory cultural art work. Barbara Eppensteiner worked for many years at wienXtra-media center. She curated talent programs for the leading major Austrian Film Festival Diagonale and she is a member at the young media commission of bmb. Barbara Eppensteiner is often asked to join film festival juries, also for competitions judgings.


 We thank the jury so much for supporting us!