At the invitation of Ursula Panhans-Bühler, Festival Director Gerhard Wissner Ventura has reviewed the programs of the last 17 years for the Golden Hercules to create a compilation for the expo exchange project between the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The program aims to showcase the cinematic creativity at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and is representative of the selection process of the Golden Hercules competition.
The two curated programs comprise a total of 32 works from 16 years. All works are by students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel and were usually produced during their studies and presented on the big screen within the context of the Golden Hercules. The spectrum ranges from animated films to dedicated documentaries and experimental video works to ambitious short feature films.
Of the selected works, 23 films and videos were premiered at the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. Again, five of these productions were awarded the Golden Hercules, two received a honorable mention.
The programs will be shown in the museum on the campus of the CAA Hangzhou during the period from 12 to 22 September 2018 in a screening room specifically set up for the event.