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about the jury

Karolina Matheis is an award-winning Casting Directress, Founder and Managing Director of both Matheis Casting and Bobby Dazzler Agency.

Her signature is a premium international character cast, full of passion and dedication.

With 18 years of experience, she brings an abundance of experience to the table. Her quality work has brought her to fulfill the visions of iconic brands such as MercedesNikeAdidasHeinz, and directors worldwide.

She embodies hybridity, having been raised internationally with stops in the Middle East, New York, Australia, and currently being located in Berlin. Starting out at Jive Records and Rolling Stone Magazine, bringing the Rolling Stone Road Show to life, she worked with artists like A Tribe Called QuestBritney Spears, and Coldplay. She has always shown a deep love for strong and talented characters, which lead the profession of casting directress to her.

The extensive international market expertise as well as her strong intuition, both brought her global recognition. She is a Member of the German Art Directors Club. Beyond that, she passes on her knowledge as a lecturer at Germany’s leading film academy: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Karolina’s heart can be won over with a genuine encounter, 70s soul and oranges.