On November 10th, 30 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland met for the Jury workshop organised by Schaffhausen Filmclub.
Willi Waser and Heinz Hofstettler were responsible for the framework of the event, many thanks for the great organisation and the coffee. Workshop leader and creator of the current jury system was Hansruedi Wiget. He was supported by Res Gnehm.
The nine evaluation points were carefully presented. The participants, all of them active filmmakers, were very involved, which made for an exciting morning session. After a fine lunch and many lively discussions, three films were judged in the afternoon. Each participant slipped into the role of a juror and judged the films shown to the best of their knowledge and belief. In general, we found that no jury system or jury can give 100% true feedback.
Every film is a personal work of an author and cannot always be judged flawlessly. However, a meaningful feedback to the film makers can be offered, which should help them to make future films in even higher quality.
At the final aperitif, which was donated by SIFA, there was again a lively exchange among filmmakers. Many thanks to all those who took part in the workshop and who have now gained a deeper insight into the judging process.