The Youth Jury Prize was initiated by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin to promote greater involvement of young generations in fundamental social and political issues and to amplify their voices.
For two weeks, 16- to 25-year-olds interested in politics and film had the opportunity to apply for a place on the youth jury. From numerous compelling applications, three winners were selected to form the 2023 Youth Jury, alongside singer, actress, and GPE Ambassador Alli Neumann and GPE Youth Ambassador and actor Jess Mukeba.
The members of the Youth Jury 2023 are:
- Johann Maria Kressin, freelance photographer and videographer.
- Vito Madita Wegner, student.
- Hannah Schönefeld, freelance filmmaker and student.
The Youth Jury Award was initiated by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin to enable more participation of young generations in fundamental socio-political issues and to make their voices heard.
The Global Partnership for Education is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis. It mobilizes partners and funds to support nearly 90 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to reach their full potential and to contribute to building a better world.
Alli Neumann is a singer since birth. In 2018, the alternative pop singer released her musical debut (Hohes Fieber) just shortly after the premiere of WACH, the film in which she got to play her first leading role. Her first album (Madonna Whore Complex) was highly praised by critics. Also live on stage she could live out artistically in the last years. Whether at various festivals or as a support act for bands like Coldplay - Alli proves on every stage that she is made to perform. In 2023, Alli Neumann has been part of the successful TV show "Sing my Song" and will release her second album in the fall. Afterwards, the indie pop singer will go on tour.