Malte

Festival Director / chairman

Course of studies: Bachelor of Sociology

Two days in Jena. „Markt der Möglichkeiten“. Sounded interesting. Went there then. Am member now.

A good short film ... has to do so much stuff that I can’t name it all in such a short time that I can watch it anytime without a problem.

Moritz

Festival Producer / vice chairman

Course of studies: Art history and Film studies / Folklore studies and Cultural history

It was a mild evening in summer, I went to see some shocking horror shorts in a local bar. All of the sudden, things turned bad. There was panic, I heard people screaming, blood splashed around and people died. Luckily, I survived and joined the cellu l’art, a small group of survivors. I was welcomed with open arms, received trust and took responsibility for important tasks. Since then, I’ve been a happy member of this beautiful family.

A good short film…only takes a few minutes to impress me for a lifetime.

Anna

programming

Course of studies: Art History and Film Studies / Folklore Studies and Cultural History

October 2017. What, there is a short film festival in Jena? Forgot about it but remembered at Markt der Möglichkeiten. Registered for it, got mail, went there- and BAM! So i wait for what might come. Seems to be a good time.

A good short film ... should flirt with me. It has to be aesthetic, funny, disturbing and delightful. It's that easy.

Christoph

Press

Occupation: (Radio) Journalist

Why am I at cellu l'art? It's actually a funny story: I was sitting in a seminar (as a completely clueless freshman) when my lecturer asked the class if anybody wanted to organise a short film festival ... And in all seriousness: Once you've started, it's like a drug!

A good short film ... has to have IT and definitely belongs (back) into movie theatres. We're working on it. ;)

Fagus

Founding member

Occupation: Media scientist

We made something out of nothing and all of our commitment makes big cinema out of that something. We make cinema and that’s a lot of emotion for all of us.

A good short film ... means the artful skill to create ten minutes of enthralling entertainment full of depth, wit and charm.

Felix

Organisation

Course of studies: Master of Literature / Art / Culture

I joined cellu l’art just one month after I had moved to Jena in April of 2015. I was watching a competition programme and became interested in becoming part of the team. After the award ceremony, I was welcomed with open arms and just a short while later, I got the opportunity to being in charge of the Finnish country focus programme at the 17th cellu l'art Short Film Festival.

A good short film ... doesn’t have to do anything - though it can.

Florestan

Organisation / programming

Course of studies: Bachelor of Economics

I was a freshman, had just been in Jena for a short while and visited the "Markt der Möglichkeiten". Took a leaflet and planned on joining straightaway. Waited for a year though and joined then. Since then, I've been a happy member.

A good short film ... shouldn't get the short end of the stick.

Kaya

Press / Programming

Course of studies: Bachelor Art History & Film Studies

It was at the end of 2015, when I sat in a film tutorial as a freshman and an open-minded and likeable Nadine came into the class and asked if there were any students who were up for watching and rating movies for the cellu l’art Short Film Festival. Since then I helped reviewing every year. In this year I assume a bit more responsibly tasks. It’s nice to meet people with the same interests and create something new with them.

A good short film…should tell you a story for a few minutes, which you actually would like to watch longer.

Julia

Organisation

Course of studies: Bachelor of Psychology

It's rare that people are so welcoming the way they are at cellu l’art. After just a short time, I was already organizing my first film evening and was able to experience my first festival edition. Now that I’m on the board I have some more responsibilities and I'm excited to see what such a great team is able to achieve. Awesome!

A good short film ... has to do something a feature-length film has hours to do within just a few minutes: to tell a moving story!

Manu

technics/trailer/ programming

Occupation: administration secretary

I joined cellu l'art because of my love for films, later paired with interest for the organisation around ist. The heart of the association is first and foremost the team behind it.

A good short film ... should capture the magic of the moment ;)

Nadine

Programming

Course of studies: Bachelor of Media Studies

Film festivals are a rollercoaster of emotions. Never before have I seen so many amazing films and met the people behind them! What I appreciate the most is the atmosphere that everyone creates together - the guests, the filmmakers and the team.

A good short film ... has to grab my attention, make me think and then never let me go again.

Oliver

Programming

Occupation: Literary scholar

Short films create a wonderous fascination that makes you want to watch the next one immediately: Maybe it's gonna be your new favorite film and if it's not ... maybe the next one will be? It's quite similar to working at cellu l'art: Once you've started, you don't ever wanna stop.

A good short film ... has to leave me in awe, so much so that I wanna show it to others to observe their reactions!

Paul

organisation

course of studies: Bachelor of Sociology / Slavistics

I joined cellu l'art because felix approached me very charming. I knew that i wanted to become involved after my first meeting with them. The professionality and the good atmosphere were basis for my decision.

A good short film … should be aesthetic or shine because of a good clear structure.

Paula

Programmatik

Studium: Master Kunstgeschichte und Filmwissenschaft

Ich bin im Oktober 2017 beim "Markt der Möglichkeiten" auf das cellu l'art gestoßen und da ich Bock auf Vereinsarbeit, Filme und neue Leute hatte, passte es perfekt. Seitdem schnuppere ich mich so langsam rein und habe großen Spaß dabei.

Ein guter Kurzfilm muss... eine gute Geschichte erzählen.

Sue

finance

Occupation: casting agent

The year was 2008, some of my friends were members of the cellu l’art. The told me about the festival and invited me to an event in the “capitol”. The theme was “magic of the moment”
An then it struck me! I was fascinated by the athmosphere, the films and the great Team. I wanted to be a part of that, so I became a member just in time for the festivals 10th anniversary. Even if I don’t have that much time now, I simply can’t stop to be a part of the festival.

A good short film… has to draw my attention and should tell a two hour story in ten minutes. That’s the “magic of the moment”.

Susi

Organisation

Course of studies: Master of Literature / Art / Culture

A friend and colleague of mine had a good sense of my interests and persuaded me to go to a weekly session of the association. I think it’s a fantastic thing to be able to create something so great, valuable and exciting with such a diverse group. If you’ve done it once, you’re in for good!

A good short film ... has to be like a rollercoaster ride: You’re lifting up slowly and during the descent you’re experiencing a mixture of all kinds of different emotions at the same time, and when it’s all over – you wanna do it all over again.

Wiebke

Organisation / Programming

Course of studies: Master of Art History and Film Studies

I joined the festival team during my second week in Jena. I immediately became part of the work group preparing the Turkish country focus and was elected as the vice chairwoman the following year. One year later, I took over the position as chairwoman. What can I say - cellu l'art is all about the magic of the moment, about amazing films and a wonderful team of film buffs!

A good short film ... doesn't have to do anything but CAN do everything! It doesn't always take two and a half hours to tell a life story, sometimes five minutes is just enough.

Yannis

press

Course of studies: Bachelor of Sociology / IBC

A good friend of mine got on my nerves for quite some time, so i decided to take a look. I immediately liked the people and the festival.

A good short film … should just make my head spin. It's sometimes quite good as well when people die.