SHOOT – KHM+IFFF Dortmund+Köln

Shoot – KHM & IFFF Dortmund+Köln Award for Female Artists of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne is aimed at female directors who graduated from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in the year prior to the Festival. The aim and purpose of this new award is to identify emerging and up-and-coming artists, to introduce them to a broad audience and to provide financial support. The word shoot can mean to make a film, but it also refers to a young plant or offspring. It’s a widely known fact that transitioning from art or film school to the competitive professional world is often a very tough journey. This is why the new ›shoots‹ must be supported and integrated into networks, especially when transitioning from a university of the arts to the independent professional world and ›the market‹.

Shoot is a joint gender equality collaboration between Equality / Discrimination of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and IFFF Dortmund+Köln, and comes with prize money of €1,000. The films are shown as part of the new section, Spot on, NRW!
The prize will be awarded by a jury consisting of three curators of IFFF Dortmund+Köln.


2021: Angelika Herta
2020: Anna Ansone


Jury statement Shoot – KHM & IFFF Dortmund+Köln Award for Female Artists of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne 2021:

»Angelika Herta captures the process of her digging deep into her inner self while the camera is rolling. She succeeds in taking a light-hearted look at even some of the more solemn subjects in life. In Life Could Be So Beautiful she entertainingly takes us on a bicycle tour, creating a video diary that subtly defies the conventional narrative of a male adventure. With her free-wheeling, unpredictable style and extensive repertoire, she broadens the horizons of aesthetic experience in the medium of film: In The Best Way she makes the invisible visible and in Things We’ve Lost movement into still photography. Herta’s work spans various genres and media. For example in Traumland she looks for answers to these questions: What is a document? What is truth? And how do these two things relate to one another? We want more of Angelika Herta! And we await her next film projects with great anticipation.«

Nicole Rebmann


Nicole Rebmann studied social pedagogy at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Comparative Social Sciences at Maastricht University of Applied Sciences and at the University of North London, and did further studies in cultural management in Cologne which led her to work at film festivals. She worked with the Feminale from 2006 in various organisational and programming capacities, areas she also works in for Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln (Focus and Panorama sections). Alongside her work as a curator and as a programme and audience coordinator for various film festivals, she is the office manager of WDR AKTIV.

Maxa Zoller


Conny Beißler


Conny Beißler studied film and cinematography at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. After graduating she began training young artists, and since 2009 has taught cinematography and lighting at various universities in Germany and internationally. She produces documentary and stage projects, music videos as well as web and online formats. Since 2013 she has worked at IFFF Dortmund+Köln in various capacities.

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