- Nomination Jury 2023
Jan BiekehörProducer VOX
After studying German and English, 2 years abroad in Great Britain and a subsequent wrong turn as a trainee at a Gelsenkirchen high school, Jan Biekehör learned the TV trade in a free production company in the early 1990s. This was followed by a few years as an author and producer for various German broadcasters, before he became editor-in-chief for the animal formats at VOX, namely "tierzeit" and "hundkatzemaus" in 2000. Since 2009 he has worked as an executive producer on a number of VOX formats that no longer have to do exclusively with animals, including "rent, buy, live", "cleverly threaded", "the emergency call center" or "the substitute teacher". And “dog-cat-mouse” also had kittens. The animal portfolio at VOX currently includes the Martin Rütter formats “The Dog Professional” and “The Dog Professional On The Go”, “The Horse Professionals”, “The Hard Dogs” and the “Baby Animals”, plus “Close Up - The Animal Clinic”, the first major VOX project that relies entirely on fixed rig technology. Together with the long-running hit "hundkatzemaus", these programs make VOX the station with probably the largest volume of regular animal programs in the entire German television landscape.
Verena FeigeProducer Marco Polo Film GmbH
After studying film and television studies and Scandinavian studies, Verena worked as a production assistant for UFA-Fiction and in production support at MFG Filmförderung. Since 2015 she has been working as a producer at Marco Polo Film AG and supervised, among others. "Unsere Hand - Geniestreich der Evolution" (for ZDF/3sat, 2023), "SOKO Gartenschläfer" (for BR/Arte/MDR, 2022), "Freche Viecher" (3-parter for ZDF/Arte, 2020), "Putzkolonnen der Natur" (CBC, ZDF/Arte, 2020), "Polar Night - Scandinavia's Wilderness in Winter" (WDR/Arte, 2019), "Polar Day - Scandinavia's Wilderness in Summer" (WDR/Arte, 2019), "Ziemlich wilde Rinder" (ZDF/Arte, 2018), "Kuh im Glück" (ZDF/Arte, 2018), and "Märchenhafter Oman" (2-parter for ZDF/Arte, 2017). Currently, Verena is also working as co-writer/co-director for the first time on the 2-parter "Unter der Sonne Skandinaviens" ((AT) for ZDF/Arte) with Mi-Yong Brehm. In 2017 she participated in the Documentary Campus Masterschool with the project "Black is Back" (AT) together with writer and director Dietmar Klumpp.
Prof. Dr. Holger GerthState Nature Conservation Officer Schleswig-Holstein
Prof. Dr. Holger Gerth
Holger Gerth, born in 1949, grew up on his parents' farm in Schönböken, district of Plön. After graduating from high school, he studied agricultural sciences at the CAU in Kiel, followed by a doctorate with Prof. Knauer on a landscape ecology topic. Holger Gerth has been married since 1973 and now lives on the farm as a senior citizen. He has two children and four grandchildren. In 1979, Holger Gerth started his professional career at the SH Chamber of Agriculture with the Department of Nature Conservation. In 1988 he became head of the environmental department. As a sideline, he headed the State Association of Water and Soil Associations for more than 10 years as Managing Director and opened it up for tasks in the field of landscape conservation as well as nature conservation. In subsidiaries of the Chamber of Agriculture, which Holger Gerth led for several years as managing director, he was responsible for the preparation of municipal landscape plans and for environmental management systems for agricultural enterprises. At LC - Landwirtschafts-Consulting GmbH he was responsible for the area of product certification. Since leaving the Chamber of Agriculture in 2006, Holger Gerth has been a lecturer at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, among other things for the elective subject of nature conservation, environmental protection and landscape management until 2021. In 2013 he was appointed honorary professor at Kiel UAS. Holger Gerth has been the honorary chairman of the Ruhwinkel e.V. nature conservation association since 1983 and is entrusted with the care of the Fuhlensee nature reserve. This nature reserve is located in his home municipality, for which he served as mayor in an honorary capacity for 12 years. Since 2007, he has been a member of the executive committee of the Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society (SHHB) with a focus on nature conservation and environmental protection. For several years he was deputy chairman of the state nature conservation association. For several years, he has been active on the board of the Friends of Nature Conservation Foundation and the Foundation for the History of Nature Conservation. Holger Gerth has been an amateur beekeeper since 1979 and thus perceives the many environmental influences on the insect world. Besides observing nature, his hobbies include exploring by bicycle and water hiking. In 2011, Holger Gerth was appointed State Commissioner for Nature Conservation for 5 years by the then Minister of Nature Conservation, Dr Juliane Rumpf. This position was renewed in 2016 by Dr Robert Habeck and in 2021 by Jan Philipp Albrecht for 5 years each. In this office, he is strongly committed to nature conservation in Schleswig-Holstein, striving for a fair balance with user claims on our environment.
Almut HauschildProducer Coraxfilm GmbH
Michael PackschiesHead of the nomination committee, chairman of the GREEN SCREEN association
A geographer by profession, Michael Packschies is a staunch environmentalist working for Eckernförde municipality for more than 30 years in charge of environmentally compatible town and landscape planning. He is responsible for environmental public relations activities. In that capacity he met up with his school pal Gerald Grote in 2004. On that occasion they first discussed the possibility of a wildlife film festival. Gerald Grote went on to become the first Green Screen festival director and Michael Packschies the interface between Eckernförde municipality and GREEN SCREEN. Michael dedicates a significant part of his personal time to the festival.
Claudia SewigJournalist, Biologist
Claudia Sewig is a graduate biologist and journalist. Among other things, she headed the science editorial department of the Hamburger Abendblatt, was deputy editorial director of WELT and Welt am Sonntag in Hamburg, and wrote the biography of Bernhard Grzimek. Since 2020, the deputy chairwoman of the board of trustees of the German Nature Film Foundation has been working in science communication at the University of Hamburg.
Other supporting jury
Dr. Christian KuhntDirector of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (SHMF)
Dr. Christian Kuhnt
Dr. Christian Kuhnt supported this year's jury in the evaluation of the category BEST SCORE
- Award Jury 2023
Volker ArztAuthor and filmmaker
Christina HerßebroickMain Editorial management MDR
Steffen KaltschmidtFilm composer
Uwe MüllerFilmmaker & Producer
Having grown up "sheltered" in the GDR, Uwe Müller always wanted to see more of the world than his home, the Altenburger Land. To discover what was "forbidden" to him in the East, he applied to leave the country in 1984. In 1988 he moved to Bremen, began to explore distant countries and bought a video camera to bring something back to those at home. With nature in particular in mind, he shot small films, taught himself directing, editing and image design, and won prizes at amateur film festivals. After he was awarded the "Golden Nautilus" at the Biovision in Düsseldorf in 1996 for a film by marine biologist Hans Hass, he switched to the professional business. Since then he has shot and produced nature documentaries for numerous renowned broadcasters in Europe, Africa, Antarctica and South America, especially in Argentina where he also lived for over 10 years. For many of his films he was awarded at festivals, among others also with 3 prizes at Greenscreen.
Birgit PetersExecutive Producer at Terra Mater Studios
Heinz von MattheyProducer and Head ot the Award Jury
Heinz von Matthey
Jury chair, producer with focus on ecology, biology and ethnography for ZDF, arte, WDR and others
- Juvenile Jury 2023
The Juvenile Jury 2023 will be anounced yet
Lion LautenschlägerStudent (Waldorfschule Eckernförde)
Enya MarxStudent (Jungmann Gymnasium Eckernförde)
Johanna ScheurerStudent (Ernestinen Gymnasium Lübeck)
- Shortfilm Jury 2023
Anna Maria Behrends.
Anna Maria Behrends
- Youth Film Award Jury 2023
Gamander LópezSustainability Production Managerin BLUECHILDFILM
All Jurymembers in alphabetical order