Experts from the international film and festival industry form the independant jury of the Film Prize for International Cooperation Germany/Arab World. The nominated teams present their project to the jury during the jury pitch at the Berlin Representative Office of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The prize winners will be announced at the award ceremony held in the frame of Berlinale Talents. In the process of production the jury can act as consultant.
Vincenzo Bugno
graduated in Venice in Literature, History of Arts and Cinema. As a journalist and film critic, he has contributed to newspapers and magazines, including “Corriere della Sera”, “Manifesto” and “Ciak”. He has worked as a journalist, author and director for TV-channels like “Arte”, ZDF, “Tele+” and “Sky Italy”, for whom he shot many reportages and documentaries on film, among other cultural topics. Vincenzo Bugno has worked as an advisor and curator for many international film festivals. 2006-2009 also member of the programming committee of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and head of the Locarno-section Open Doors. He is one the initiators, project-manager and jury member of the Berlinale / World Cinema Fund, which has been created (2004) to support film production in developing countries and regions with lack of a constructive film industry. He is also the Berlinale-Festival Delegate for Italy and for the Maghreb / Mashrek regions.
George David
currently its General Manager has been working for the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) since 2005. He has also been part of the production team on numerous film and television projects, as well as working in entertainment PR. Following a brief theater career, his work on film in Jordan started out as early as 1996. He then located to Los Angeles where he pursued a film degree and then continued on to work as a production manager and producer in Hollywood. Hailed as “one of the finest Film Commissioners working in the world today” by Transformers and Inception Location Manager - Ilt Jones, David has played a key role in attracting and supporting major film productions. These include the Academy Award sweeper THE HURT LOCKER, the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, ZERO DARK THIRTY, Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN and many more. David has served as President on the Board of Directors of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). He has also pioneered several educational initiatives in film and television, namely the Film Train and the Educational Feature Film Program (EFFP) where he undertook the role of Executive Producer on five feature films to date. David was also instrumental in setting up and administering the RFC Jordan Film Fund, serving on its Jury as well as on several Juries of festivals and training programs around the globe. 
Doris Hepp
Master's degree in German Philology, Comparative Literature and Journalism. From 1992 – 2000 commissioning editor with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, responsible especially for ARTE, the German-French binational channel. Responsible for theme nights ( 3-4 hours of programming on a particular theme ), the ARTE late night documentary slot "La Lucarne" and the selection of films for Arte’s short film magazine “Short Circuit”. From 2000 – 2004 also directing documentary courses at the Television Business School in Luebeck. Since May 2000 commissioning editor in the TV-Drama and Documentary department of ZDF/Arte, especially in charge of creative documentaries, feature films (international coproductions) and fictional series.
Dr. Elke Kaschl Mohni
took office as Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut for the MENA region (North Africa/Middle East) in Cairo in August 2016. She has been with the Goethe-Institut for the past 11 years, holding the position as Head of Strategy in headquarters in Munich (2012-16) and directing the institutes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2009-12), and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2005-09). She graduated with a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Berne, Switzerland with a thesis on Dance and Authenticity in Israel and Palestine: Performing the Nation (Leiden: Brill, 2003). Her MA is in Contemporary Arab Studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC, with a focus on politics and cultural studies. Throughout her work with the Goethe-Institut, Elke has maintained a strong interest in the area of film as a vibrant means of artistic creation and sociopolitical commentary in the Arab world and in Africa.
Marianne Khoury
Cairo-based filmmaker Marianne Khoury produces and directs films that engage the audience at an intimate level so they share her passion for controversial themes. With an educational background in Economics pursued both in Cairo and Oxford, Marianne gravitated towards the cinema world soon after graduating. For more than three decades, Marianne has been a close collaborator of iconic filmmaker Youssef Chahine. She produced and co-produced around 30 feature films that won several awards in regional and international festivals. Often acting as a conduit between artists and the cinema industry, Marianne was instrumental in introducing the first edition of the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo in 2004. Ten years later, she founded ZAWYA, the first Art House Cinema in Egypt. Her last initiatives, MK Productions and The Dahshur Workshops, are dedicated to the mentoring, development and production of films made by emerging talent. Marianne served as a jury member in major international festivals and an advisor to several prominent cultural institutions.
Hania Mroué
is founder and director of the Metropolis Art Cinema, the first art-house cinema in Lebanon opened in 2006. From 2001 to 2010 she was the Managing Director of the Arab film festival “Cinema Days of Beirut”. From 2006 to 2009 she managed the Med-Screen project, funded by the European Union in the framework of the Euromed Audiovisual II programme for the promotion of Arab cinema. Med-screen organized more than 30 Arab film weeks all through Europe and Mediterranean countries, and presented Arab films at the two most prestigious European markets: the EFM and Cannes Film Market in 2007 and 2008. It started the first online database on Arab Cinema ( and supported the release of Arab films on DVD. In 2009 she started MC Distribution a company dedicated to distributing Arab and international auteur films in the Middle East and North Africa. From 2010 to 2012, Hania was appointed Chief Arab programmer at the Doha film Institute where she worked on programming titles for the Doha Tribeca Film festival and DFI’s year round initiatives.
Alexander Wadouh
worked in the film industry in a variety of production areas sicne 1999. He completed his studies in film production at the DFFB in 2006, and between then and 2009 he worked for production company Essential Film GmbH on numerous international art-house movies, as well as for the French World Sales Coproduction Office. In 2006 he founded film production company Chromosom to develop and produce national and international projects for all distribution channels. His films have all won awards (six German Film Prizes, a European Film Award, a Bronze Lion, etc.) and ran, or are running, successfully in cinemas.