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Berlinale Talents 2014 video recordings


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Successful Screenwriting

09.02.2014 - Tony Grisoni, Claudia Llosa, Răzvan Rădulescu, moderated by Peter Cowie

Golden Bear-winning filmmaker Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow and Aloft) and renowned screenwriters Răzvan Rădulescu (Child‘s Pose, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and Tony Grisoni (Southcliffe, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) will discuss develop…



The Indie Filmmakers’ Guide To Cross Media I

09.02.2014 - Michel Reilhac, Mahyad Tousi, moderated by Liz Rosenthal

Until recently, storytellers were limited to the distribution formats of TV, cinema, theatre and print. When developing stories, product and format came first, user experience and audience came second. Today, audience expectation is rapidly evolving.…



New German Cinema: The Berlin School

10.02.2014 - Maren Ade, Benjamin Heisenberg, Christian Petzold, Rajendra Roy, moderated by Christoph Gröner

Many of the acclaimed German art house films that have made the festival rounds in recent years have the distinctive characteristics of the Berlin School. This movement has been associated with intimate characterdriven dramas such as Christian Petzol…



The Indie Filmmakers' Guide To Cross Media II

10.02.2014 - Katerina Cizek, moderated by Liz Rosenthal

The Internet and interactivity have transformed the documentary, and documentarians are reinventing the language of storytelling on the web. Documentarian Katerina Cizek retraces her tracks in interventionist media-making through the digital age and …



Crossing the Border: Finding New Audiences

10.02.2014 - Victoria Broackes, Yoel Gamzou, Annemie Vanackere, moderated by Chris Torch

“I enjoy playing the audience like a piano,” Alfred Hitchcock once said. The interconnectedness of audiences with cultural institutions via social media has profoundly changed the platform for the public‘s engagement with culture. Audiences are…



Defining Distance: The Cinematography of Agnès Godard

10.02.2014 - Agnès Godard, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Internationally celebrated cinematographer Agnès Godard has been the longtime collaborator of Claire Denis, contributing her visual genius to the look of Denis‘ singular films. She photographed masterpieces including, Beau Travail, for which Godar…



Help! I Made a Successful Film

10.02.2014 - Ritesh Batra, Anthony Chen, Jan-Ole Gerster, moderated by Lorna Tee

Breaking onto the scene with a critically acclaimed, award-winning, and festival-hopping film is every filmmaker's dream, but what happens after you've made it big? That's when the real challenges start. Berlinale Talents alumni Ritesh Batra (The Lun…



5D The Science of Fiction: Shaping New Worlds

11.02.2014 - Ed Cookson, Patrick Hanenberger, Tawny Schlieski, moderated by Juan DiazB

World Building designates an iterative and collaborative narrative practice in which the design of a world precedes the telling of a story, producing new worlds beyond the rules of the reality in which we live. This World Building panel with experts …



Expanding Stories: Successfully Creating Television Series

11.02.2014 - Martha De Laurentiis, Neil Jordan, moderated by Peter Cowie

Stories that evolve over several episodes and seasons can profoundly captivate the audience and gain engagement in unique ways. How can filmmakers innovate with the serial form to develop characters over a longer period? This session features accompl…



A Room With a View: Collaborating on Scripts

11.02.2014 - Alistair Banks Griffin, Sebastián Lelio, José Luis Valle, moderated by Kathi Bildhauer

Time, space and freedom are important ingredients for a creative project, but how do filmmakers find a way to focus within the daily grind? Often, working with a collaborator or consultant who help to keep you inspired, productive, and challenged is …



Hurt Feelings: Writing Emotions for the Screen

11.02.2014 - Aida Begić, Denis Côté, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

How do filmmakers conceive and write the emotive scenes in their film without dialogue? How can one successfully plan and choreograph tone and feeling in a script? Denis Côté, who won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlinale last year for his film V…



Producers Sharing Their Secrets


11.02.2014 - Benjamin Domenech, Bertha Navarro, Raymond Phathanavirangoon

Producers Benjamin Domenech (History of Fear), Bertha Navarro (Pan‘s Labyrinth), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (Sandcastle) and Ada Solomon (Child‘s Pose) will discuss the role of producers, how they decide to take on film projects and their collabor…



"Nymphomaniac": How To Sell Uneasy Films

12.02.2014 - Louise Vesth, moderated by Ben Gibson

Strategic branding is not just the stuff of stars – films by auteurs are also hyped and create a buzz by defining their aesthetic and targeting specific audiences. Producers and marketing teams create campaigns around directors by releasing stories…



Uncovering Stories: Filmmakers Breaking the Rules

12.02.2014 - Haifaa Al Mansour, Umut Dağ, Marie Ka, moderated by Dorothee Wenner

Films are an excellent medium to reveal societal codes and rules, often through exceptional characters who question or overturn them. Haifaa Al Mansour, the first Saudi woman to make a film, and Berlinale Talents alumna from 2009, returns to discuss …



Taking the Lead: Nina Hoss

12.02.2014 - Nina Hoss, moderated by Peter Cowie

How do actors choose their roles and collaborate with directors? To what extent do they want to be involved in creating characters? How has the selection of their roles influenced their career so far? Renowned German actress Nina Hoss (Barbara, Gold)…



How to Read a Film? Film Critics Meeting Filmmakers

13.02.2014 - Edwin , Dietrich Brüggemann, Diego Lerer, Stephanie Zacharek, moderated by Dana Linssen

“I have a strong need in my work to be criticized and to know where I was wrong or right, but with evidence.” (Jean-Luc Godard) Do filmmakers need criticism? Are film critics writing to filmmakers? And are filmmakers listening? Critics Diego Lere…



Switching Genres: The Power of Hybrid Film

13.02.2014 - Sophie Hyde, Corneliu Porumboiu, Warwick Thornton, moderated by Jean-Pierre Rehm

There has been a recent surge of films that explore a hybrid approach to narrative through the use of documentary techniques, and a conscious blending of the constructed and the observational. Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays), Warwick Thornton (The Darkside…



The Invisible World: The Magic of Visual Effects

13.02.2014 - Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Pierre Buffin, moderated by Ben Gibson

Preeminent visual effects art director Pierre Buffin who has worked on film such as Nymphomaniac, Life of Pi and Avatar, and Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor who has produced visual effects for Game of Thrones, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall and The Monuments Men, will d…