Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024



Maike Mia Höhne is a filmmaker, curator, mother. From 2007 to 2019 she was the curator and head of Berlinale Shorts. Now she is the artistic director the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg. She works as a curator and jury member for film funds and festivals around the world. As a professor of film, she teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg. Her curatorial focus is on politics, sex and feminism.


Sabahet Meta has a background in project management, creative leadership and meaningful entrepreneurship and has been actively involved in cultural management since 2014. He is a co-founder of the Kulturalink organization based in Bern, whose main objective is to utilize artistic creation as a transformative and powerful tool for promoting socio-cultural understanding and nurturing critical thinking. Sabo is the artistic director of the Kino Kosova Film Festival. As an initiator and driving force behind the festival, Sabo has carved out a distinct and influential role. He has curated a platform that celebrates the power of cinema to provoke thought, challenge perspectives, and bring communities together.


Thelyia Petraki holds a BA in Filmmaking from CalArts (USA), and an MA in Visual Anthropology from UCL (UK). She is a Hellenic Film Academy awarded filmmaker and a European Film Awards finalist. In her works, the boundaries between memory, dreams and reality tend to blur. Her films are a perpetual gaze to the human behavior in an attempt to understand hu man condition through the cinematic lens. Lately, she combines and experiments with various analogue formats creating a recollective effect. She also tends to study the past in order to understand the future. Her mission is to fill out probable gaps that have been generated from the relics of the long-lasting male dominance in filmmaking and in contemporary society in general.