For the second time I was a juror for the Eurofilmers, this time in Bludenz.
Peter Klüver gave me detailed information about the type of judging in advance. I found that was very helpful, because with the Eurofilmers judging is done in a completely different way than I've known it from competitions in Austria. I liked the scoring. I think you can use this kind of evaluation to go into the films in more detail.
We saw the competition entries with professional video technology and the best sound.
There were 63 films to be judged. In cinematic terms, the competition was at a very high level, with some outstanding top films.
I was impressed by the diversity of the film themes. The jury's assessment was usually very uniform. Each film was discussed in detail by the jury as soon as it was screened. Peter Klüver then summarised the jury's opinion in a few sentences for the authors. I hope that the jury succeeded in giving the authors not only criticism but also some suggestions for film production in these short comments.
The hospitality remained at a high standard throughout the event. In the breaks we were spoiled by Werner's wife, Gaby, with coffee, cakes and other drinks. The delicious dinners in Werner's and Gaby's beautiful home will also remain in my memory for a long time.
Yes, there were three exhausting but beautiful days that I was allowed to spend in Bludenz.
It was a good and very harmonious piece of teamwork.