The professional jury was composed by Spanish musician and video artist Digital 21, German screenwriter Ingo Haeb, Polish film critic Kaja Klimek and Dr. Frank Woesthoff, media scientist and head of corporate communications at Volkswagen Financial Services.
“‘X - The eXploited’ convinces with an extremely dense, always surprising arc of tension, realised with great attention to detail. Original pictorial symbolism perfectly stages the consistently strong, character-rich ensemble around the traumatised policewoman Eva. Secret services from the communist past, which have gone into hiding, once again create fear and terror against the background of the current conflicts about a democratic future. The gloomy style is thus anything but a decorative end in itself but is the causal driver of history.” – said the Jury.