KARINA RESSLER is member of the Locarno First Film Jury

As an important place for young talent and discoveries the Locarno Film Festival every year invites a jury composed of three personalities from the world of cinema to award the best first films presented as international or world premieres in all the sections (except Semaine de la Critique and Panorama Suisse).

FIRST FILM JURY Locarno 2021
  • Amjad Abu Alala (director, producer)
Karina Ressler (editor)
Katharina Wyss (filmmaker)

Karina Ressler
Born 1957 in Villach, Austria, Karina Ressler studied Editing at the Institute for Film and Television of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She works as an editor for feature films and documentaries – mainly for cinema. From 2014 to 2019 she was a professor for editing at the University of Television and Film Munich. She won the Austrian Film Award for Best Film Editing for three movies directed by Jessica Hausner: in 2011 for Lourdes (2009), in 2015 for Amour Fou (2014) and in 2020 for Little Joe (2019).