Grand Jury Fiction

For the second time, we will present the Grand Jury Fiction Award. Eight films will be selected from the full film programme of the festival. These are films where cinematography and content go hand in hand. An international jury presents the award with a prize money of € 5,000 to the winner.


Monique van de Ven (Chair)

Monique van de Ven is a Dutch actress who generated world-wide fame with her role in Turkish Delight. Afterwards many movie productions followed, such as The Assault which won an Oscar. Monique received a couple of Golden Calf awards for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Calf for her whole oeuvre in 1985 and the Golden Calf for Film Culture in 2018..

Aboozar Amini

Aboozar Amini is a filmmaker from Afghanistan. His first feature documentary film Kabul, City in the Wind was the opening film at IDFA 2018. With his small production company KinoKabul, his aim was to establish a new wave of cinema that is beyond the mass-media but close to the people of Afghanistan. This year she is the main guest at the Movies that Matter Festival.

Kaouther Ben Hania

Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania studied cinema in Tunisia and then in Paris. She directed many award winning films. The Man Who Sold His Skin, her last movie, opened the MtMF21 and was nominated for an Oscar.