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17.02.2016 - Fernando Eimbcke, Ella Manzheeva, moderated by Kathi Bildhauer

A film is often conceived with a good idea, the embryo of a story and a rather basic set of imagined visuals, sounds and scenes. But how can this nucleus of a project evolve genetically into something that shapes the characters and lays the foundation for the visual style and mise-en-scene? To pour ideas and imagined elements into the common formats of treatment and script is certainly not the only way to grow your project and make it communicable to others. The participants of the Berlinale Residency worked intensively on their new films in Berlin. In this session, Ella and Fernando talk about their ongoing projects and the different writing processes and reality-checks along the way.



Experts of this programme event:

Fernando Eimbcke


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Mexican director. His feature debut DUCK SEASON won the Ariel Award for Best Film, and LAKE TAHOE was screened in the 2008 Berlinale Competition, winning among others the FIPRESCI award. The Talents alumnus is one of the directors of the omnibus film REVOLUCIÓN which was featured in the 2010 Berlinale Special. He comes back to this year’s Berlinale as participant of the Berlinale Residency 2015.


Ella Manzheeva


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Russian director. She graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, specializing as Sound Director. In 2007 she entered the Postgraduate School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Moscow, Russia, specializing as director. Her film THE GULLS featured in last year's Berlinale Forum. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and a participant of the Berlinale Residency programme.



Moderated by

Kathi Bildhauer


photo of Kathi Bildhauer

Kathi co-heads the Berlinale Co-Production Market, and is the coordinator of the Talent Project Market and the Berlinale Residency. She is the author of “Drehbuch reloaded”, her PhD thesis on unconventional contemporary screenplays.