15.02.2016 - Kogonada , Kevin B. Lee, moderated by Oliver Baumgarten
Recent years have seen the increased popularity of short online videos that explore films or the œuvre of a director by reworking and commenting on shots and scenes to reveal new insights. These visual essays – produced by everybody from fans to film critics and academics – quote, remix, pay homage and draw references between movies, film history, journalism and pop culture. Both hailed internationally as kings of the video essay, Kevin B. Lee (vimeo.com/kevinblee) and kogonada (kogonada.com) come to Berlin to discuss their aesthetic and practical approaches to an exciting means of expression, which they have developed into an independent variety of cinematic art.
German film journalist and curator. He was co-founder and editor-in-chief for the film magazine “Schnitt” and initiator and co-host of the “Filmplus” editing and montage event. He helped develop SOFA – School of Film Agents, an intensive training and workshop programme for film mediators, and was appointed programme manager of the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken in 2014. He also curated programmes like “Celluloid Curtain”, a Goethe-Institut initiative on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, which was presented in London, Berlin, Budapest, Vilnius, Zagreb and Helsinki.