Programme for
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tickets for all public events can be bought on the Berlinale website.


HAU2 09:00 - 10:30 Talents only

Early Bird Breakfast


Hosted by Institut français.

Bonjour! Begin the day with breakfast and conversations and find out more about how to produce a film in France.
Berlinale Talents Market Hub 09:00 - 20:00 Talents only

Berlinale Talents Market Hub


In partnership wtih Canon.

Berlinale Talents in partnership with Canon once again teams up with the European Film Market (EFM) at the Berlinale Talents Market Hub. The Hub is the landmark of Berlinale Talents at the EFM and the home base of the Sales & Distribution Studio. At the Market Hub, industry guests and Talents can discover outstanding new projects, markets and business models. During several “Meet the Expert” sessions, Talents and industry representatives meet face to face to discuss the tricks of the trade. The Market Hub is also the meeting point for the EFM tours with Sydney Levine. Nightly Happy Hours at the Market Hub cater to Talents of various filmmaking fields of work, putting the right people together in the right place.
Berlinale Talents Market Hub 10:00 - 11:00 Talents only

European Film Market: For the First Time

Sydney Levine

In cooperation with European Film Market. Pre-registration required.

The European Film Market (EFM) is a major place of convergence for international film professionals including distributors, buyers, producers, financiers, and sales agents and is the industry centre of the Berlinale. Located at the Martin Gropius Bau, the EFM is a bustling nine-day trade fair where over 8,000 participants from 100 countries attend, and over 800 films are presented. Sydney Levine, a pioneer acquisitions executive, will conduct tours of the inner workings of the EFM. Three tours focus on special topics, two tours are designated for first timers.

FEB 9 | 16:00–17:00
Documentary Films

FEB 10 | 10:00–11:00
Financing and Production

FEB 10 | 16:00–17:00
Sales, Promotion and Distribution

FEB 11 | 10:00–11:00
For the First Time

FEB 11 | 16:00–17:00
For the First Time
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Sydney Levine

An educator and consultant with over 35 years' experience in the entertainment industry, she was a pioneer acquisitions executive and founder of FilmFinders, the first database worldwide for use by distributors, sales agents and festival programmers acquiring features. After 25 years, FilmFinders was merged with IMDbPro, where her blog SydneysBuzz about international film business developments still runs. She has taught courses on international distribution and marketing at Chapman University, UCLA Extension Film School Certificate Program, Woodbury University, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Cannes Producer Workshop, University of Shavli in Lithuania and elsewhere.
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European Film Market Producer's Hub 10:30 - 12:00 Talents only

Project Labs Presentations: Doc Station

moderated by Sirkka Möller

In cooperation with FFA, Sources 2 and ZDF/ARTE.

After days of critical reflection on their projects’ content, as well as sessions with mentors on the art of presentation, the participants will present their projects to producers, funders and distributors. The Doc Station projects are featurelength documentaries, all at various stages of the treatment and offering unique looks at the world through the vision of ten filmmakers. The Doc Station presentation is followed by the award ceremony of the Berlinale Talents Doc Station Development Grant, donated by Canada Goose. Visit our stand G8 at the EFM for more information prior to the presentations.
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Sirkka Möller

Sirkka has been working for film festivals for over 20 years, with a focus on documentary and short film. With experiences in programming, world sales and project development, she is a regular moderator at industry panels and film events. Among others she programmed for DOK Leipzig, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, FID Marseille and Fribourg IFF and is on the selection team of Berlinale’s Panorama section. She has enjoyed sharing her experiences in various workshops for new talents, from Finland to India, spanning every step from pitching via editing to selling and screening a film.

HAU1 11:00 - 13:00 public event

Film Screening: La casa más grande del mundo (The Greatest House in the World)

Ana V. Bojórquez, Lucía Carreras
moderated by Andrea Rieder

In cooperation with Berlinale Generation.

Ana V. Bojórquez, a Berlinale Talents Alumna from 2012, returns to the Berlinale with the world premiere of her co-direction.
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Ana V. Bojórquez

Filmmaker from Guatemala. In 2009 she photographed the short film THE GARDEN OF THE FOUNDLING, which was part of the selection of many international festivals, including Guadalajara and Cartagena de Indias. Her debut feature as a writer, director and producer, THE GREATEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD, co-directed by Lucia Carreras, will have its world premiere in this year's Berlinale Generation Kplus section. Ana is currently producing Lucía Carreras's feature TAMARA Y LA CATARINA.

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Lucía Carreras

Mexican writer and director. After her directorial debut NOS VEMOS, PAPÁ she co-directed THE GREATEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD, which will run in this year's Berlinale Generation section. As a screenwriter she co-wrote Michael Rowe's LEAP YEAR, which won the Camera D'Or in Cannes and was nominated for the Mexican Film Award Ariel for best original screenplay. She also co-wrote Diego Quemada-Díez's THE GOLDEN DREAM, which premiered at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2013, and was awarded with nine Ariels, including best original screenplay.

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Andrea Rieder

Programme development and member of the selection committee of Berlinale Talents. She studied in Berlin and Paris and has a M. A. in film studies and European cultural anthropology. Also she has been working for film institutions and international film festivals such as DOK.fest Munich or Edinburgh International Film Festival, where she was responsible for the industry events programme.

HAU3 - Top Floor 11:00 - 12:30 public event

Everything Is Alright

Katharina Domnick, Dr. Leo Schapiro

In cooperation with Erich Pommer Institut.

Everyone involved in the filmmaking process, from directors, producers, distributors and sales agents should know the laws behind the ownership of the films they work on. Get clear explanations and advice from industry law experts Dr. Leo Schapiro and Katharina Domnick who specialize in copyright and media law. This session will address the rights clearances that are necessary at different steps of the creative process. Also to be discussed is how to keep in mind international perspectives and the changes in laws across borders and media formats. This is a great opportunity to ask all your pressing questions about this often elusive yet important aspect of the filmmaking process.
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Katharina Domnick

Lawyer at Noerr LLP, Berlin. She advises national and international clients in the film and TV industry on all aspects of copyright, entertainment and media law. She has been a lecturer in the area of media law at the European University Viadrina since 2010. She regularly holds lectures on film production related topics. Katharina studied law at Humboldt University (Berlin) and Columbia Law School (New York City).

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Dr. Leo Schapiro

Lawyer at Noerr LLP, Berlin. He is specialized in copyright, media and entertainment law and advises national and international clients in the film, entertainment and digital media industry. He is the author of a commentary on the German Film Subsidy Law (Filmförderungsgesetz) and regularly publishes articles about matters of copyright law. He has been a lecturer for media law at the European University Viadrina since 2013.

ZEIT ONLINE Café 11:00 - 12:30 Talents only

Project Labs Presentations: Short Film Station

moderated by Maike Mia Höhne, Daniel Saltzwedel

In cooperation with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Short Film Agency Hamburg, AG Kurzfilm and Berlinale Shorts.

After days of critical reflection on their projects’ content, as well as sessions with mentors on the art of presentation, the participants will present their projects to producers, funders and distributors. Short Film Station aids in the development of nine innovative short film scripts that are in the final stages of the writing process.

After the presentations, guests will have the possibility to meet the Talents. Visit our stand G8 at the EFM for more information prior to the presentations.
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Maike Mia Höhne

Programme curator of Berlinale Shorts since 2007. She is also a freelance writer, director, curator and photographer. Her short films are represented by the Arsenal - Institute for Film & Video Art, Berlin and the Short Film Agency, Hamburg. In 2014, she presented her first feature film “3/4” at Filmfest Hamburg.

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Daniel Saltzwedel

Daniel Saltzwedel is a producer for Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion in Leipzig and Berlin. He also represents DECKERT DISTRIBUTION at festivals and markets. Until recently, Daniel has worked as a funding consultant for the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg specialising in creative documentaries. Daniel has studied Business, Cultural Studies and Philosophy in Germany and Wales and has many years of experience in film-production. He is teaching on story development and film financing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and others.
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HAU3 - Black Stage 11:00 - 12:00 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Howard Shore

Peter Cowie, Howard Shore

In cooperation with Dolby® Laboratories. Pre-registration required.

Get up close and personal with legendary composer Howard Shore. With a small group of pre-registered Talents, Shore will answer questions and go deeper into topics raised during his master class.
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Peter Cowie

Film historian and former International Publishing Director of Variety magazine, he has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola, and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years. He has also contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion's DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme's inception in 2003.
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Howard Shore

Canadian-born composer. In a career spanning over 40 years he has scored over 90 films for directors like David Cronenberg, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Tim Burton, David Fincher, Stephen Frears and Peter Jackson. Among his many international awards are several Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys for his work on the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.
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HAU3 - Top Floor 14:00 - 17:00 public event

Producers Sharing Their Secrets

Paulo de Carvalho, Juliette Lepoutre, Raymond Phathanavirangoon
moderated by Katriel Schory

In cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA.

In this in-depth session, executive director of the Israel Film Fund and longtime film producer Katriel Schory moderates international producers on the current challenges in film producing, highlighting new business models and practices that are making waves today. Short keynote presentations on speci-fic topics by the experts will be punctuated by interactive discussions with the audience and other experts. Along the long road "from idea to the poster," where can producers diverge and impact their projects for the better? And how do they choose the project they want to develop and why? With regard to an everchanging industry landscape, how do the responsibilities of producer and distributor increasingly overlap, and are "impact producer" or "producer of marketing" the job descriptions of tomorrow? Schory and the experts will also elaborate on how you can identify the ideal co-production partners and build an international identity for your project while maintaining your personal voice. The session will allow experts and audience to look at what the future of producing holds without losing sight of the current state of affairs.
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Paulo de Carvalho

Brazilian-born and Germany-based producer and festival manager. He was the founder and general manager of the CineLatino festival in Germany and curated several Latin-American retrospectives on other festivals. The films he produced, like ACTS OF MEN, GODS, SWIRL and THE LIFE OF FISH, premiered in Berlin, Locarno, Venice and Toronto and won several international awards, including the Goya.

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Juliette Lepoutre

French producer and co-founder of MPM Film in 2007. She has worked for over fifteen years with Silicon Valley companies, before she produced award winning films like Bela Tarr's THE TURIN HORSE, which won the Jury Grand Prix in Berlin in 2011, FOUND MEMORIES, BROTHER and XENIA, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Raymond Phathanavirangoon

Thai producer, whose credits include Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s HEADSHOT, Boo Junfeng’s SANDCASTLE, Pang Ho-cheung’s DREAM HOME and others. He was also co-producer of HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME), which is part of this year's Berlinale Panorama section. He has programmed films for Toronto International Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival. He was also previously Director of Marketing at Fortissimo Films.

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Katriel Schory

Executive director of the Israel Film Fund since 1999, he founded the production company Belfilms and produced over 150 films including award-winning feature films like the Oscar-nominated BEYOND THE WALLS as well as documentaries, TV dramas, and international co-productions.
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HAU1 14:00 - 15:30 public event

Space Invaders

Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix
moderated by Ben Gibson

In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.

Having already tried to save the world, The Yes Men are back, and this time, they are revolting! Armed with anger, humor, a camera and performance, The Yes Men have lifted guerilla filmmaking to new heights with activistic and often slapstick interventions that expose the hypocrisies and crimes of big business and government. Yes Men Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum unite onstage with director and producer Laura Nix to discuss how they made their new film, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING. They will lay bare their guerilla tactics and explain how to hack into both public and private spaces and get footage working with minimal tech and crew. Further they will highlight the kinds of preparation and legal clearances that are required when shooting under the radar with unsuspecting subjects and in uncontrolled settings. This time taking on climate change and the policies and corporations that exacerbate the crisis, the filmmakers will discuss the responsibilities and aims of political and activist filmmaking.
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Andy Bichlbaum

American filmmaker, part of the duo The Yes Men, who impersonate corporate criminals to draw attention to crimes against humanity and the environment. Their satirical interventions form the basis of two previous award-winning documentaries. They are the founders of a nonprofit, the Yes Lab, and the Action Switchboard, an online platform for generating direct action.
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Mike Bonanno

American Filmmaker, part of the duo The Yes Men, who impersonate corporate criminals to draw attention to crimes against humanity and the environment. Their satirical interventions form the basis of two previous award-winning documentaries. They are the founders of a nonprofit, the Yes Lab, and the Action Switchboard, an online platform for generating direct action.
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Laura Nix

American filmmaker, who directed THE LIGHT IN HER EYES, about a Syrian Quran school for women, which premiered at IDFA in 2011. Other feature directing credits include WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT: THE STORY OF HEDWIG, and her fiction feature THE POLITICS OF FUR, which played in over 70 festivals and won multiple awards including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest. As producer, she made the festival hit THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD about the political activist duo, and has produced and directed their second film, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING, which will be screened in this year's Berlinale Panorama section.
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Ben Gibson

Director at German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). From 2014 to 2015 he was Director of Degree Programs at AFTRS, the Australian film and television school in Sydney, and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014 he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. Ben has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and many others. Before becoming a producer he was a distributor and exhibitor (The Other Cinema/ Metro Pictures), theatre director, film critic and journalist.
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European Film Market Producer's Hub 14:00 - 15:30 Talents only

Project Labs Presentations: Script Station

Gabriele Brunnenmeyer

In cooperation with FFA and Sources 2.

After days of critical reflection on their projects’ content, as well as sessions with mentors on the art of presentation, the participants will present their projects to producers, funders and distributors. Script Station showcases the global storytelling of ten projects created by screenwriters who have already proven their skills on films that have successfully screened at festivals. After the presentations, guests will have the possibility to meet the Talents. Visit our stand G8 at the EFM for more information prior to the presentations.
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Gabriele Brunnenmeyer

Having worked as a journalist, she was in charge of the MEDIA Antenne Berlin-Brandenburg, acting as an artistic adviser for the MEDIA training initiative Moonstone International as well as an artistic director for Connecting Cottbus until the end of 2010. From 2013 until December 2014 she was head of studies for the MEDIA supported training program Maia Workshops. Since 2005 she is working for the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film as a freelance project and script advisor. Furthermore she is working as a consultant for script development, packaging and project presentation for Talents Sarajevo, the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize and others. Since 2013 she is acting as the conference coordinator for the BLS Film Conference Incontri in Italy.

HAU3 - Black Stage 14:00 - 18:00 Talents only

Deep Space: Discover the Third Dimension

Sebastian Denz

Pre-registration required.

How can ways that we see and shape the world be translated into multi-dimensional story-telling? In this practice-oriented workshop, 3D photographer and camera manufacturer Sebastian Denz leads Talents on an examination of their both perceived and imagined spatial sensibilities. Using stereoscopic techniques, participants will make a mega-polaroid and through the process explore their physical and mental relationships to multi-dimensionality.
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Sebastian Denz

Professor for photography and spatial media at the designakademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design. He studied architecture followed by photography and fine arts in Hanover. Denz spent several years as a freelance photographer with commissions and projects in Germany and abroad. He was an invited artist at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. His works are in collections, national and international exhibitions. University teaching assignments and invited talks at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Merz Akademie Stuttgart, PWSFTviT Filmschool Łódź etc.

HAU2 14:00 - 15:30 public event

Story Worlds

Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Madhusree Dutta, Sebastián Lingiardi
moderated by Dorothee Wenner

In cooperation with Federal Foreign Office, Berlinale NATIVe and Berlinale Forum Expanded.

How can handed-down knowledge about storytelling be adopted to develop excepti- onal narrative film worlds? This truly inter- continental panel will immerse into cultural spaces in Africa, Latin America and India to discover the stories and narrative traditions that are rooted there. Filmmakers and screen- writers will discuss how their cinematic work has been inspired by the narrative structures from their own or other people’s cultural backgrounds.
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Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Cameroonian filmmaker. His debut feature QUARTIER MOZART won awards in Locarno and Montréal, while his subsequent satire ARISTOTLE'S PLOT featured at Sundance and THE BLODIEST premiered in Toronto. He has also been teaching at Duke University in 2003, at the University of North Carolina in 2001, and at Virginia Tech in 1998. His latest film MUDIMBE'S ORDER OF THINGS was selected for this year's Berlinale Forum Expanded.
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Madhusree Dutta

Indian filmmaker and curator. She is a pioneer in Indian non-fiction cinema and founder and executive director of Majlis, a centre for rights discourse and multi-disciplinary art initiatives in Mumbai. Retrospectives of her works were held in India and Germany, and she has been teaching and researching in universities in Berlin, Berkley, Cologne, Sydney and Hyderabad. Madhusree is also part of this year's Berlinale Shorts jury.
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Sebastián Lingiardi

Argentinian director, producer and editor. His 2011 documentary SIP'OHI – MANDURÈ PLACE about a man returning to his home town Sip'ohi in the impenetrable forest of Chaqueño in the north of Argentina to document and preserve the oral culture of his ancestors will be screened in this years Berlinale NATIVe section.
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Dorothee Wenner

Documentary filmmaker, author and journalist, she has been on the selection committee of the Berlinale Forum since 1990 and serves as the Berlinale delegate for India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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HAU1 - Attic Room 15:45 - 16:45 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Michael Geidel and Olivier-René Veillon

Michael Geidel, Olivier-René Veillon

Pre-registration required.

Michael Geidel, co-founder of the Green Film Initiative, will talk about the different tools and methods of sustainable filmmaking, show recent best practice examples and discuss what being green brings to your film besides a lower CO2 output. He will also give an outlook on the current developments and discuss how and why to support sustainable film production. Olivier-René Veillon, director of Ile de France Film Commission and founding partner of Ecoprod, will be on hand to share his experience on the funding opportunities that are here.
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Michael Geidel

Co-Founder of the Green Film Initiative, will talk about the different tools and methods of sustainable filmmaking, show Best Practice examples and discuss what it brings to your film besides a lower CO2-output. He will also give an outlook on the current developments and discuss how and why to support sustainable film production.

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Olivier-René Veillon

Managing director of TV Sport (Eurosport France), the first thematic multilingual channel. He took part in the creation of ARTE as the Communication, Development and Business Director of la Sept-ARTE and headed up the managing direction of its production subsidiary ARTE/VIDEO. As the Executive Director of TV France International, he was in charge of the promotion of French audiovisual programs on the international market. International director of Téléimages group and Deputy Managing Director of MK2, he is now film commissioner for the Paris Region, and the director of “The Ile de France Film Commission”. Olivier-René also teaches at “Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris” and at the Ibero-american University of Mexico.

HAU3 - Corner Room 16:00 - 16:45 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Rabih El-Khoury

Rabih El-Khoury

In cooperation with Talents Beirut. Pre-registration required.

The head of programming of the Metropolis Cinema in Beirut from 2010 through 2013, and coordinator of The Cinema Days of Beirut (Arab Film Festival) from 2006 through 2013, Rabih El-Khoury has planted his finger firmly on the pulse of Arab filmmaking and distribution. El-Khoury is the programme manager of Talents Beirut and can shed light on the offerings of the newest Talents International offshoot, as well as the current developments in the Arab film scene.
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Rabih El-Khoury

Managing director of the the Metropolis Association, which runs the only art house cinema in Lebanon. He has also collaborated with the cultural association Beirut DC as general coordinator for its Arab film festival The Cinema Days of Beirut since 2006. He has organized more than 15 Arab film weeks in the Arab World and Europe and is currently the programme manager of Talents Beirut.

Berlinale Talents Market Hub 16:00 - 17:00 Talents only

European Film Market: For the First Time

Sydney Levine

In cooperation with European Film Market. Pre-registration required.

The European Film Market (EFM) is a major place of convergence for international film professionals including distributors, buyers, producers, financiers, and sales agents and is the industry centre of the Berlinale. Located at the Martin Gropius Bau, the EFM is a bustling nine-day trade fair where over 8,000 participants from 100 countries attend, and over 800 films are presented. Sydney Levine, a pioneer acquisitions executive, will conduct tours of the inner workings of the EFM. Three tours focus on special topics, two tours are designated for first timers.

FEB 9 | 16:00–17:00
Documentary Films

FEB 10 | 10:00–11:00
Financing and Production

FEB 10 | 16:00–17:00
Sales, Promotion and Distribution

FEB 11 | 10:00–11:00
For the First Time

FEB 11 | 16:00–17:00
For the First Time
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Sydney Levine

An educator and consultant with over 35 years' experience in the entertainment industry, she was a pioneer acquisitions executive and founder of FilmFinders, the first database worldwide for use by distributors, sales agents and festival programmers acquiring features. After 25 years, FilmFinders was merged with IMDbPro, where her blog SydneysBuzz about international film business developments still runs. She has taught courses on international distribution and marketing at Chapman University, UCLA Extension Film School Certificate Program, Woodbury University, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Cannes Producer Workshop, University of Shavli in Lithuania and elsewhere.
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HAU1 17:00 - 18:30 public event

Wings of Time: A Conversation with Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders
moderated by Rainer Rother

In cooperation with Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen.

Subject of Berlinale Homage and recipient of an honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement, legendary German auteur Wim Wenders will take the stage to discuss his current work and the restauration of his films. A lauded figure in the New German Cinema generation of the 1970s, Wenders went on to rack up top prizes in Cannes, Berlin and Venice for seminal films like PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE and THE STATE OF THINGS. His recent works PINA, THE SALT OF THE EARTH and this year's festival entry EVERY THING WILL BE FINE cement his reputation as one of the most influential auteur filmmakers working today. In conversation with Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek, Dr. Rainer Rother, Wenders will elaborate on his career, his experiences working across various genres and international settings and what it means to stay on the vanguard of filmmaking.
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Wim Wenders

German filmmaker. In his more than 40-year long career Wenders has received numerous major awards in Berlin, Cannes, Venice and around the globe for his feature films such as THE STATE OF THINGS, WINGS OF DESIRE and PARIS, TEXAS, as well as for his documentaries like BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, the 3-d project PINA and just recently, THE SALT OF THE EARTH. Since 1996 he has been president of the European Film Academy. This yearʼs Homage of the Berlinale will be dedicated to Wenders, who will also be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement.
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Rainer Rother

Artistic director of the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen and programme manager of the Berlinale Retrospective section since 2006. He is also part of the Berlinale selection committee and was co-curator of the Berlinale section Selling Democracy from 2004 to 2006. He taught film history at Hannover University, curated several exhibitions at the Kinemathek and published many articles and books on film history.

Scandic Hotel 17:00 - 19:00 Talents only

Creating Space in Video and Audio


In cooperation with Avant Première Music and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. Pre-registration required.

This workshop addresses specific workflow challenges and technical procedures of translating live performance into high quality panoramic projection and 3D audio. It will explore practical details using real-life examples from 'Playing the Space', a cooperation between Fraunhofer HHI and Waveline funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, which use ultra HD panoramic film and specialized recording for object-oriented spatial audio.
HAU2 17:00 - 18:30 public event

Endless Space: Body Movement Beyond Limits

Mikey Brett, Francesca Jaynes, Jean-Louis Rodrigue
moderated by Florian Weghorn

In cooperation with Creative Skillset.

Physical space gets dramatically activated and takes on scale and dimension by the movement of actors' bodies within it, and Sandra Bullock’s graceful floating and swimming through space in Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY remains one of the most memorable images from last year’s cinema experience. Acting coach and mentor of the Acting Studio JeanLouis Rodrigue will share his knowledge on body movement in cinematic space. Movement coach Francesca Jaynes and puppeteer Mikey Brett, both of whom worked with Bullock to simulate her character’s unfolding ordeal in zero gravity, refer to choreography and the mechanics of puppetry to explain how they enabled a freedom of movement that would otherwise not have been possible.
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Mikey Brett

Puppeteer from London. On stage he has worked for “War Horse” at the National Theatre of Great Britain, and for the Royal Opera House. For TV he was Senior Puppeteer for BBC’s STRANGE HILL HIGH and made puppets for BBC’s MONGRELS. His film work includes puppeteer for MUPPETS MOST WANTED and movement artist for GRAVITY.
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Francesca Jaynes

Choreographer and movement director, who has worked with directors like Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg and Mike Leigh and actors like Andy Serkis, Christoph Waltz, Johnny Depp and Keira Knightly on films such as A.I., GREAT EXPECTATIONS, GRAVITY, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and many more. She also is an award-winning writer and director of short films.
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Jean-Louis Rodrigue

Internationally renowned acting coach, movement director, and producer. He has coached Leonardo DiCaprio in J. EDGAR, Josh Brolin in W and Paul Dano in LOVE AND MERCY. His client roster includes Juliette Binoche, Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Ian McKellen, Ang Lee and Keanu Reeves among many others. He is producing I'M YOUR MAN, a feature film starring Viola Davis, is co-director of AlexanderTech Works, and on faculty at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
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Florian Weghorn

Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.

HAU3 - White Stage 17:00 - 18:30 Talents only

Boost your Berlin Experience!

Alby James, Anna Seifert-Speck

In cooperation with Creative Skillset.

Berlinale Talents is only the beginning for the British Talents. During this special event you can meet-up with renowned connaisseurs of the British film industry to talk face-to-face about your current projects and ways to improve your work when you are back home in the UK. You can ask them pressing questions for example on how to receive funding for your next film, where to meet the right people, and how to apply for script development initiatives or other programmes for filmmakers, screenwriters, producers and actors.
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Alby James

Former head of development at EON Screenwriters’ Workshop, he works as a producer, script consultant and trainer of emerging talent and as a theatre director. In the first 15 years of his career he was mainly in the theatre and he has produced, directed and written a large number of notable theatrical and radio plays.
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Anna Seifert-Speck

Script consultant and executive producer working with European production companies, public funds and individual talent at all stages of development. She has worked as development and talent executive for independent producers and regional film funds such as Creative England, EM Media and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Credits include Tobias Nölle's ALOYS screening in this year’s Berlinale Panorama section, Nick Whitfield's SKELETONS and Andrew Haigh's WEEKEND. She is currently programme producing the UK based “iWrite –Regional Partnership”, an initiative designed to help emerging novelists and theatre writers branch out into screenwriting.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 18:30 - 19:30 Talents only

Happy Hour


Hosted by Sources 2.

Talents who just presented their projects at the Project Labs Presentations can unwind and celebrate the rigorous week spent developing their projects.
HAU1 - Fox Bar 18:45 - 19:45 Talents only

Happy Hour


Hosted by Creative Skillset.

Talents working as actors and directors are welcome to make connections over drinks.