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Friday, April 12 • 20:00 - 21:30
A MAZE. / Berlin 2019 Award Show (Note: limited seating capacity)

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The A MAZE. / Berlin Awards, now in their 8th year, present a total of 7.000€ in prizes. 25 projects are nominated by a selection committee of professionals in games, art and culture. An international independent jury selects the winners in six award categories.

Check out the A MAZE. / Berlin Award nominees and honourable mentions, which will all be exhibited during the course of the festival.

For the second year in a row, the Humble New Talent Award will reward a deserving emerging artist from the A MAZE. community. You can meet the nominees on Friday at 3–6pm in the Open Screens area.

The 2019 jury members:

  • Adriaan de Jongh
  • Anita Sarkeesian
  • Nina Kiel
  • Peter Lee
  • Vít Šisler

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Tsitsi Chiumya (ZA)

Tsitsi Chiumya is a young comedian from Lebowakgomo, a small township, south of the Limpopo Province. He has fast become a young talent to be reckoned with, winning admirers across South Africa and Africa, not to mention his International shows in Europe and USA where, it seems, everyone... Read More →

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Adriaan de Jongh (NL)

Adriaan is a game designer best known for indie game hit Hidden Folks, a hand-drawn interactive searching game, and for experimental games like Bounden and Fingle, which move people out of the normal space of videogames by challenging players to dance, hold hands, and share physical... Read More →
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Anita Sarkeesian (US)

Feminist Frequency
Anita Sarkeesian is a prominent and award-winning media critic and host. Her work deconstructs the stereotypes attached to women in popular culture and exposes the harassment of women online and in gaming spaces.
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Nina Kiel (DE)

Nina Kiel is a games journalist, researcher and developer from Germany. As an expert on gender roles and sexuality in digital games, she’s a regular guest at conferences and has published numerous articles on these topics. She also works for Germany’s most popular gaming podcast... Read More →
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Peter Lee (KR)

Peter is a game designer. He was born in Korea and moved to New York when he was 19. In 1996, He started his career at TIME magazine as a new media designer, since than he has worked for various media companies in NYC until he found gameLab with Eric Zimmerman, a game development... Read More →
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Vít Šisler (CZ)

Vít Šisler is a lead game designer of the award-winning game Attentat 1942. He is also an Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University, where he focuses on video games and digital media.

Friday April 12, 2019 20:00 - 21:30 CEST
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