Assessment and Jury
The Content Vienna jury members will each select 10 favorites ranked from 1 to 10 from the approved submissions according to the following criteria:
- Creative quality
- Commercial potential
- Applicant's qualifications and professionalism
For more detailed information on assessment and criteria, please refer to the guideline (paragraph 7).
On October 23, 2019 a hearing of the top-ranking projects will take place, where the finalists can present their projects in front of the jury. Following the hearing of the finalists, the jury will select up to 5 projects that will receive the production grants. The detailed results of the assessment are only accessible to the Vienna Business Agency and the jury members. The Vienna Business Agency does not publish or send any statements on why a project was not selected to receive the grant. The production grant is prize money that is not appropriated to a specific purpose.
The Jury 2019
Paul Feigelfeld is a teacher, writer and curator working on media technologies, art and the history of knowledge. Together with Marlies Wirth, he is the co-curator of the exhibition Uncanny Values. Artificial Intelligence & You at the Vienna Biennale 2019.
Sönke Kirchhof is CEO and Executive Producer of the award-winning VR full-service studio INVR.SPACE GmbH. He has been working in the fields of VR, stereoscopic film production, VFX and CGI postproduction as well as research and development of technologies and creative implementations of new storytelling forms for more than 15 years.
Claudia Larcher is a filmmaker and visual artist in the fields of video, photography and installation. She teaches at the University of Applied Arts and at the Technical University in Vienna. International exhibition work and individual presentations, several awards.
Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör has been head of departure, the creative center of the Vienna Business Agency, since 2014. She was responsible for the development of the fields of architecture, design, fashion and the art market at departure since 2006.
Dr. Johanna Pirker is an Austrian computer scientist at Graz University of Technology with a research focus on Games Research, AI, Virtual Reality and Data Science. With her VR project Maroon she won several prizes and was featured in Forbes Magazine.
For further information on the jury, see here.