Presented by Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, dance films in the program will be awarded the following awards:
Claussen-Simon-Stiftung Feature Award
Audience Choice Award
The Claussen-Simon-Stiftung Feature Award will be decided from stART.up-Alumna:
an Iranian filmmaker based in Hamburg, Germany. She earned a BA in Production and Costume Design in Tehran and later her BA and MA in Filmmaking at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK). Her work, which ranges from documentaries to experimental films to mixed media, covers a relatively wide range of subjects, including home, childhood memories, and displacement. Faezeh’s short films have been presented and awarded at numerous international film festivals, such as the 2018 VIDEOFORMES Award in Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, France. In addition, her graduation film “Missed Embrace” was awarded the 2019 HFBK Berenberg Film Prize. She is an alumna of the Claussen-Simon Foundation.
a visual artist who lives and works in Hamburg. In her works she deals with pictorial expressions of change, tailing and repetition. The starting point is often drawing, which combines with sculpture and performative elements in installations. The relationship between place and identity, as well as making these interactions visible, are themes that emerge in her work in various ways, including as an exploration of growing up between multiple cultures and questions of belonging. After studying illustration and earning a master’s degree in sinology and art history, she has worked as a lecturer and art and cultural mediator at HAW Hamburg, University of Hamburg, MARKK, MKG, for the Art Pioneers and the Pentiment Summer Academy, among others. Currently she is a master student in the class of free art and ceramics at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts.
(all pronouns) works as a choreographer, arts practitioner, and dance scholar with a focus on northern Germany. Reith studied Scenic Arts (BA) and Staging of Art and Media (MA) at the University of Hildesheim. His nationally and internationally performed choreographies are characterized by the interdisciplinary linking of different genres, a close connection between theory and practice, and a strong queer-feminist perspective. Reith is active in an advisory capacity for the Cultural Committee of the German Protestant Kirchentag, the Masterplan Figurentheater of the FIDENA Portal and the Gender-Diversity Roundtable of the Fonds Darstellende Künste. As a donzent*in for choreography and performance he worked at Stockholm University, the Foundation University Hildesheim and Philipps University Marburg. Reith writes both journalistic (Theater der Zeit) and academic articles.
Audience Choice Award:
The audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite films throughout the festival. The films with the most audience “points” will be awarded with the Audience Choice Award.