HPFF24 – Jury



Magdalena Mayr is an Austrian artist from Vienna. She is known for the short film trilogy CAR LOVE, FOOD LOVE, and SPORTS LOVE, where she is responsible for the screenplay and direction.


Max Hase is an artist living in Vienna. In the short film trilogy CAR LOVE, FOOD LOVE, and SPORTS LOVE, Hase was responsible for cinematography, editing, and camera work.


Deborah Di Cave, 56 years old from Rome, an LGBT+ activist for 35 years. In 1994, as president of the Mario Mieli Homosexual Culture Circle, she organised the first Italian national Pride. Passionate about cinema, she always makes her private political and as a BDSMer she created with other women in 2018 the KinkyGirls Collective, a transfeminist political and cultural reality committed to the practice and dissemination of BDSM and kinky sexuality in a ‘separatist’ key for cis, trans and queer women. Passionate about cinema, she has seen an average of 80 films a year since she was young and loves dark theatres almost as much as her whip.




Jürgen Brüning (he/him), born 1958 in a small town near Bonn, West Germany. Producer, filmmaker, curator. Various film productions with Bruce LaBruce, Shu Lea Cheang, Cheryl Dunye, Thunska Pansiitivorakul. Co-founder of the gay porn production companies Cazzo Film, 1995 and Wurstfilm, 2003. His own film works include “West fickt Ost” (2001) and “Klappe” (2022). Conducted film workshops on behalf of the Goethe Institute in Manila and Jakarta. Member of the cinema collective Eiszeit from 1981 to 1988. Head of Film Department at Media Art Center Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York from 1988 to 1990. Program director of Kino Arsenal of the Friends of the German Cinematheque, Berlin from 1990 to 1994 . Co-programmer of the Interfilm Film Festival Berlin from 1981 to 1990. Co-founder of the Lesbian + Gay Film Festival Berlin from 1993 to 1995. Founder of the Pornfilmfestival Berlin, 2006. Member of the selection committee of the DokFilmfestival Leipzig from 1995 to 2005. Member of the pre-selection committee of Berlinale section Panorama since 1999. Film talks at the Berlinale in sections Forum and Panorama since 1989.


Gabor (Gabriele Lepera) was born in Rome in 1987. Musician, singer, dancefloor freak, performer and cruising enthusiast. He has been an active part of the independent cultural movements based in East Rome for years, including Circolo Fanfulla 5/a, the Tropicantesimo music collective and, among the bands, Holiday Inn, Metro Crowd and Next Week Revolution.


Queer cinema on YouTube, @nonno_prno_ on Instagram.




Inside Porn (aka Maria Giulia Giulianelli, Giulia Moscatelli and Arianna Quagliotto) is a cultural project from Bologna that promotes the collective viewing of pornographic products to stimulate a collective debate around sexualities. Since 2016 it has been active in the territory through the organisation of screening events, exhibitions and presentations to tell the world of independent and authorial pornography, so as to create moments of confrontation capable of breaking down taboos and prejudices around the genre.