Since the festival's second year, participants have been selected by a jury of experts. Once applications have been submitted, the jury reviews the most promising productions and, following thorough and intensive discussion, it chooses the most exciting from the broad range of proposals.
Jury members serve for several years. Currently, the jury includes six members who live in Hamburg and are thoroughly familiar with the city's intercultural landscape. They have diverse backgrounds in the arts and arts communication and share a committment to intercultural issues and a passion for intercultural and interdisciplinary artistic endeavor.