- VP of Production and Client Services, CVLT/ Urban Studio, USA
- Executive Jury
German-born Kathrin Lausch was raised in Europe. She earned degrees from both the University of Munich and the University of Geneva after studying marketing, advertising, entertainment law, and European law. Early on, Lausch divided her time among Germany, France, and Switzerland (she is fluent in German, French, and English) where she also worked for the UN as an international law advisor until her move to the United States. Shortly after her arrival in Manhattan in the late '90s, Lausch’s creative curiosities and attention were sparked by New York’s commercial production industry. Since then she has made her mark on the industry establishing her own company, Passport Films and later Compass Films which she successfully sold about 10 years later. Since then Kathrin has been heading up companies like Partizan, B-Reel, Ntropic, and MPC/Technicolor as a Production and Marketing leader in TV, Feature Film and Web. She has been recognized through many awards worldwide for her success with 360-campaigns, long format, and original content creation using new technology launches to create new revenue streams and engaging platforms. Kathrin resides in NYC and is currently VP of Production and Client Services at creative studio CVLT/ Urban Studio with offices in NYC and LA. Award List: INDUSTRY AWARDS Cannes Gold Lion 1999, 2001, 2001 Creativity Award 1999, 1998 AICP Award 1998, 1999, 2000 Clio 2000, 2001 DGA 1998 18 Aurora Award 1998-2017 Gold, Silver and Platinum all years NY Festival 1999, 2000 Telly Silver 2001 Hamptons Film Festival 2000, 2001 Silver and Bronze BA Award 1999 British Design and Art direction Award 2001 London Festival Award 2000 Berlinale 1999 Sundance 1998 Award of Distinction NYWIFT 2016 Disruptor Award Adweek 2017 Disruptor and Innovator.