Jury & Awards
Luststreifen Film Festival presents four Lust Awards again this year: «Audience Award», «Best Documentary Short», «Best Fictional Short» and «Best Porn Short». The Lust Awards are awarded by a selected professional jury of experts, in recognition of outstanding cinematic achievements. As last year, the audience by means of an analogue voting system votes for the «Audience Award».
Sylva Häutle studied Visual Anthropology in Munich. Since then she has followed her passion – film – founded a production company, worked for the Münchner Kammerspiele and launched the Queer Film Festival Munich. This leads to her second passion – a commitment to queer issues. She has directed and curated the festival since 2015 and has built it into a firmly institutionalised part of Munich’s festival landscape. As a queer political activist, she is committed to the visibility of alternative lifestyles. She curates queer film programmes, is a welcome panel guest, moderates film talks and is occasionally appointed to juries, e.g. Berlinale TEDDY Award. In her position at German Films, she is in contact with international programmers and producers throughout the year and advises on German films and festival strategies as Head of Festival Relations & Producers Liaison.
In her work, Juliette Uzor is interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary processes. She works with the positioning of bodies in space and their ambivalent relationships to each other. Juliette Uzor studied art/mediation and art history in Bern and Zurich and also studied film studies for a few semesters. In addition to her studies, she dances and plays theatre. In 2016 she began her studies in Contemporary Dance at the Manufacture – Haute école des arts de la scène in Lausanne, which she completed in summer 2019. She currently works in various dance and theatre projects in Switzerland and abroad and shows her own work at Tanzhaus Zürich, Kunsthalle Zürich and Off-Spaces, among others, often in collaboration with Elie Autin. In summer 2021, Juliette was part of the Performance Art Festival in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Laiya Sievi studied Multimedia Production at the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden with a focus on the conception and production of non-fictional media formats. In addition to working as a video editor and freelance multimedia producer, Laiya Sievi is a co-organiser of the Black Film Festival Zurich, where she is actively involved in the selection of films and the supporting programme.
A constant companion is the transcultural MAXIM Theatre from Zurich, where she realised the international youth project “Müller meets Krasiniqi” as co-project manager in addition to various audiovisual works. Since December 2020, Laiya Sievi has been assistant dramaturge at the Schauspielhaus Zurich.