Jury DOK.international 2020
Cultural editor at the "NZZ am Sonntag" and president of the Swiss Association of Film Critics (SVFJ)
Denise Bucher (*1978 in Eschenbach, LU) studied German, history and film studies at the University of Zurich. She taught German at grammar schools in Zug and Zurich, followed by a move into journalism in 2012. During her training at the MAZ Lucerne, she worked as a freelance journalist for the "NZZ am Sonntag", "Die Zeit", "Das Magazin" and the "Züritipp", among others. From 2016 – 2020 she was editor of the film magazine "Frame", published by the "NZZ am Sonntag". Since the discontinuation of the film magazine she has been responsible for the weekly newsletter "NZZ Film".
PR and marketing consultant, actress and co-theatre director
She has worked since 2007 for distributions and production companies in PR, distribution and marketing. In 2015 CEO from IJK | presse + marketing, which takes care on individual planning in distribution and marketing concepts in feature documentaries and fiction. In 2016 Ines Kratzmüller and Salma Abdalla founded the distribution label DOCS, the first distribution for documentaries only. In 2009 she and director/author Jürgen Kaizik founded the philosophical theatre bluatschwitzblackbox.
Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Sudeep Sharma is a Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival with a focus on documentary feature films. He is also Co-Director of Programming for the Palm Spring International ShortFest. He has worked in programming for many eclectic and recognizable festivals and was Director of Public Programming for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. He holds a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA and has taught courses at universities throughout Southern California.