The jury
Lena Stolze, Amal Ramsis, Kate Kinninmont

Kate Kinninmont
has worked as a television producer and director for almost 30 years, won numerous awards and is now CEO of WFTV Women in Film and Television in the UK. With over 1,400 members, WFTV is Europe’s longest-serving association dedicated to the advancement of women in the film industry. Ms Kinninmont is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA), the Royal Television Society, Women in Journalism, Directors UK, and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2014, in honour of her achievements for women in the film and television industry, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen. Kate Kinninmont will be holding the keynote speech at the discussion »Women in Men’s Domains – Do We Need Quotas?« to be organised by the RWE Vertrieb AG in collaboration with the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival.

Amal Ramsis
Film-maker Amal Ramsis was born 1972 in Cairo, Egypt. While studying law, she set up the Women’s Study Centre »Ma’an« (Together). From 2002 to 2005 she studied film directing  in Madrid. Three years later Ms Ramsis founded the Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, the first women’s film festival in the Arab countries. She also heads the international workshop programme Correspondence between Women. She works as a documentary film-maker, journalist and writer on the situation of Arab women and political affairs in Egypt. In her most recent documentary The Trace of the Butterfly (2014), Ms Ramsis accompanied Mary Daniel – the sister of student Mina Daniel, the hope of his generation, who was killed in 2011 – on a journey through Egypt’s revolution

Lena Stolze
Lena Stolze was born in Berlin but grew up in Vienna. After training at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, she made her debut at the Volksbühne Berlin. This was followed by engagements at the Burgtheater, the Munich Residenz Theater and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. She has also worked at the Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and at the Salzburg Festival. In 1982, Lena Stolze became known for her performance as Sophie Scholl in The White Rose by Michael Verhoeven, and she played the same character in Percy Adlon‘s Five Last Days. She received the German Film Award for both films. Another career highlight was her humorous interpretation of Sonja in Verhoeven‘s Oscar-nominated film The Nasty Girl. She has appeared in numerous film and television productions and is a juror for the Film Academy and the European Film Awards. Lena Stolze has three children.