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International Jury announced


Mighty Aphrodite: Jury president Mira Sorvino heads an all female cast of film industry insiders on the festival’s jury.

International Jury

As Woody Allen’s muse, Mira Sorvino won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice Award, and numerous other honors. Her work in ‘Human Trafficking’ and ‘Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion’ earned her Golden Globe nominations, as did her portrait of Marilyn Monroe in ‘Norman Jean and Marilyn’. In 2012, the acclaimed actress, UN Goodwill Ambassador, and Harvard Graduate- with magna cum laude in East Asian studies- heads the first all-female Jury of the Oldenburg International Film Festival. Grand dame of indie cinema- and mother of Bangles star Susanna Hoffs, Tamar Simon Hoffs made her 1983 directorial debut in Cannes Un Certain Regard with ‘Haircuts’, starring John Cassavetes. In 2010, Hoffs ‘Pound of Flesh’ with Malcolm McDowell had its World Premiere in Oldenburg and went on to win Best Film at the Sacramento International Film Festival.

Star of the top-rated comedy series in Canadian history, Gabrielle Miller has been voted most Canada’s ‘Most Popular Female’ TV star for her work on both acclaimed comedy and drama series. In addition to her film work, such as 2011’s ‘Brother and Sisters’ which premiered at TIFF, she’s just completed a successful run at the prestigious Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theater, and is an Ambassador for World Vision. Hollywood historian, Lana Morgan, started her career in film as co-producer of Daryl Hannah’s directorial debut ‘The Last Supper’ which won the Panorama Jury Award at the Berlin International Film festival. As Creative Director of Walter Matthau’s production company until the legend passed away, she became the Curator of his Estate and Archives, and writer/producer of Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau. She’s been crowned ‘Scream Queen of the Decade’, and with over 200 films to her credit, prolific actress Debbie Rochan is a celebrated underground cult figure. A writer and critic for genre magazines, she’s just completed filming her directorial debut ‘Model Hunger’.