The international LOOK! - competition is unique in Europe and focuses on the work of the D.O.P. (Director of Photography) and the Production Designer. In this competition you will see visual masterpieces: films you have to see on the big screen!
The films compete for the Best Film Award. In addition,there is also a prize for Best D.O.P. And Best Production Design. All prizes are awarded by an international jury.
Wim Vandekeybus (chairman)
Choreographer, photographer, director and chairman Wim Vandekeybus is the artistic jack-of-all-trades behind Ultima Vez. His first performance was immediately awarded a Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award). His first feature film Galloping Mind was released in 2015. The film was nominated for De Ensor's Best Cinematography, Best Editor, Best Production Design and Best Costume. Natali Broods won the Ensor for Best Supporting Actor for Galloping Mind.
Dietrich Brüggemann is from Munich and currently lives in Berlin. He is an actor and director, known for Stations of the Cross (2014), Heil (2015) and Run If You Can (2010). Stations of the Cross premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival where he won the Silver Bear for Best Script.
Juliette van Dormael
Juliette van Dormael is a young Brussels DOP and was tipped in 2017 by Variety as one of the ten cinematographers that you must follow. Her work for the full-length film Mon Ange by Harry Cleven earned her not only a nomination for the Magritten and a nomination for the ASC Spotlight award, but also the Camerimage Debut Award.
Astrid Heubrandter, from Austria, studied art history and theater at the University of Vienna and later also photography. In 1999 she graduated from the Film Academy in Vienna. Then she went to work DOP and director. She is also active at IMAGO, the European federation for cinematography. Her productions include Marhaba Cousine and My house stood in Sulukule where she was also responsible as a director.
British art director Sarah Horton started her career as an art department runner on Spielberg's production Young Sherlock Holmes. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1993, working on various commercial and independent productions such as Mute, Snowden, Hanna and V for Vendetta.
Marko Brdar is a cinematographer from Slovenia. His work is overloaded with prizes at various international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, New York and Locarno. Since 2016 he has been working as a mentor-trainer for the TorinoFilmLab, a prestigious international workshop for filmmakers.