Programme for
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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


HAU2 08:45 - 10:00 Talents only

Early Bird Breakfast


Hosted by Auswärtiges Amt.

HAU2 10:00 - 11:00 Talents only

Talents Circle: Nature of Relations Day - The Future Networks of Film

moderated by AC Coppens

Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Director), Paulo de Carvalho (Producer, Festival Director), Kanako Hayashi (FILMeX Tokyo), Tiny Mungwe (Talents Durban), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (Producer), Elias Ribeiro (Realness), Ivan Trujillo (Talents Guadalajara).

Under the theme, "Nature of Relations Day - The Future Networks of Film", visionary Cameroonian director, artist and teacher Jean-Pierre Bekolo delivers a keynote address on his vision for networking, collaboration and making films in the future. Producers from Latin America, Asia and Africa, as well as representatives of Talents Tokyo, Talents Guadalajara and Talents Durban, tell how to get connected in their respective regions.

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AC Coppens

AC Coppens is the founder of Marketing Catalysts, which boosts the development of innovative players at the intersection of film, AR/VR, games, music, design and tech. She mentors interactive and transmedia projects at the Tribeca Film Institute, Medienboard / Made in NY Media Centre Media Residency, DOK Leipzig and Story:First Digital Storytelling Lab, and is a programme curator for film conferences such as CPH:DOX Film & Science and Changing the Picture.

Berlinale Talents Market Hub 09:00 - 20:00 Talents only

Berlinale Talents Market Hub


In partnership with VFF.

HAU3 - Black Stage 10:00 - 14:00 Talents only

Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp II

Puneet Kaur Ahira, Jessica Brillhart, Kilian Kleinschmidt, Alex McDowell

In cooperation with the USC/ World Building Institute. Pre-registration required.

World building allows us to re-imagine the limits of design, technology and storytelling for a volumetric comprehension of our world, revealing long-term implications, at different scales and with multiple perspectives. Focusing on the prompt that refugee "camps" are cities of the future, we explore the dynamic relations and interconnected factors of a generic camp in 2035. This two-part workshop engages a collaborative practice with a group of Talents and domain experts using the power of informed storytelling.
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Puneet Kaur Ahira

Special Advisor to Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to President Obama. The scope of Puneet's role at the White House includes leveraging technology to counter violent extremism and expand opportunity for refugees and other marginalized communities. She started out as a portfolio analyst at Goldman Sachs and worked for and co-founded a number of non-profits and NGOs. Until recently she served as a Program Director at Google's Solve for X, an open moonshot platform to accelerate the progress of individuals and organizations working on breakthrough science and technology projects.

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Jessica Brillhart

US filmmaker and VR pioneer. She is the principal filmmaker for VR at Google. In 2009, she joined Google's Creative Lab where she spearheaded numerous award winning shorts and documentaries before joining the Cardboard team in 2015. Since directing, WORLD TOUR – the first VR film made with the Jump ecosystem – Brillhart has continued travelling the world, filming and experimenting, all in an effort to better understand and help inform others about this emergent medium.

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Kilian Kleinschmidt

International networker, humanitarian and refugee expert. He is the founder and chairman of the Start-up Innovation and Planning Agency (IPA). He most recently managed the UNHCR refugee camp of Za'atari in Jordan, which has become a symbol for new and innovative approaches in refugee and humanitarian management under his leadership. Previous senior roles included Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Deputy Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Acting Director for Communities and Minorities in the UN administration in Kosovo, Executive Secretary for the Migration and Refugee Initiative (MARRI) in the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and many field based functions with UNHCR, UNDP and WFP.

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Alex McDowell

Narrative designer, creative director and professor of practice with over 35 years design experience in narrative media. He is Creative Director of 5D Global Studio, a multi-platform, cross-discipline design studio that uses World Building in service of real-world problems and real-world impact. He also collaborated with directors including Steven Spielberg (MINORITY REPORT, MINORITY REPORT), Tim Burton (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY), David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB), Terry Gilliam (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) and Zack Snyder (WATCHMEN, MAN OF STEEL), among others. 5D applies world building in collaboration with a range of client partners including Nike, Intel, Boeing and more. McDowell is Professor of Practice at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and director of the World Building Media Lab and Institute.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 11:00 - 12:00 Talents only

EFM Discovery Tour

Sydney Levine

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

The European Film Market (EFM) is the industry center of the Berlinale and a major hub for international film professionals including distributors, buyers, producers, financiers and sales agents. 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, conducts two tours of the inner workings of the EFM for first-timers.
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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 11:30 - 13:30 public event

Film Screening: Born to Dance

Tammy Davis
moderated by Christine Tröstrum

In cooperation with Berlinale Generation.

The young hip-hop dancer Tu Kaea would give anything for a future as a professional dancer. The young Maori father wants him to join the military, and dancing seems the only way out. Without telling his own crew from a poor neighbourhood in South Auckland, he auditions for a place in the legendary, professional K-Crew from the posh North Shore.
This uplifting film, directed by Tammy Davis (Talents 2013), is driven by rhythm and sheer physical presence and takes a look behind the scenes of a tough business. It tells the story of a group of determined young people who want to take control of their destiny and shows incredible dance moves set to irresistible beats.
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Tammy Davis

After being a regular cast member for many years in the successful New Zealand television series OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, he directed his first short film EBONY SOCIETY in 2011 which screened in the Berlinale special series NATIVe in 2013. BORN TO DANCE is his feature film debut.

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Christine Tröstrum

Project Manager of Berlinale Talents. Christine worked for several film festivals in Germany and France until 2000. Amongst others, she was project manager until 2004 of Cartoon Movie, the European Co-Production Market for Animated Feature Films in Babelsberg, as well as head of an international conference series in Berlin-Brandenburg (today known as Media Convention) until 2005. Since 2004, she has been working for Berlinale Talents, of which she assumed general management in 2008 and continues to manage together with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She is one of the initiators of the Berlinale Residency programme and several Talents International programmes such as Talents Durban (South Africa), Talents Guadalajara (Mexico) and Talents Tokyo (Japan), initiatives realized through cooperations of Berlinale Talents and other film festivals. In 2016, she received a diploma in systemic organisational counseling and change management.

HAU3 - Top Floor 11:30 - 13:30 public event

More Than Honey: The Many Dimensions of Film Funding

Malika Rabahallah, Ben Roberts, Katriel Schory, Jorge Sánchez
moderated by Henning Kamm

In cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA.

The relation between filmmakers and film funds has more dimensions than just the pure business deal between the party granting financial support and the fund recipient trying to get a film made. As creative partners in the filmmaking process, funders create and foster lasting relationships with filmmakers in a climate of mutual trust and respect. Major representatives of Mexican Film Institute, BFI Film Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Israel Film Fund share with producer Henning Kamm their personal understandings of the role of a fund and funder. Get a deeper understanding on how to connect with film funds, as the panelists share insights into strategies and visions for the film business today and in the future.
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Malika Rabahallah

She has been working in the film industry internationally since 1995. After studying Business Administration in Paris, she lived in Costa Rica, in Cologne and Berlin (Germany) where she produced documentaries, and in Boston, where she was consultant for international sales. Since 2012 she has been working at the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Malika is an EAVE Producer Graduate.

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Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts is the Director of the BFI Film Fund, overseeing the BFI’s investments in film development, production and distribution, along with the BFI’s international activities. He has 15 years’ experience in the film industry, across international sales, studio acquisitions, UK distribution and film finance, gained during his time as CEO of Protagonist Pictures, and before that at Universal Pictures International and independent UK distributor Metrodome.

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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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Jorge Sánchez

Producer since 1979 of over 20 films directed by Mexican and Latin American filmmakers. He founded several producers’ associations in Latin America. Has participated as juror in over 15 International Film Festivals and helmed the Guadalajara International Film Festival. He is currently the general director of the Mexican Film Institute.

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Henning Kamm

German producer, co-founder of DETAiLFILM and Talent 2012, Henning also co-owns and runs Zentropa Hamburg. His films won the German Film Award, the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary, the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig and were shown at festivals including the Berlinale, Sundance, Venice and many more. Kamm produced SHARQIYA (Panorama 2012), PRAIA DO FUTURO by Karim Ainouz (Berlinale Competition 2014) and THE LAMB by Kutlug Ataman (Panorama 2014). At this year’s Berlinale he shows L'AVENIR by Mia Hansen-Løve in Competition and BERLIN METANOIA by Erik Schmitt in the Generations 14+ section.
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HAU3 - Corner Room 13:45 - 14:45 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Iwana Chronis

Iwana Chronis

Iwona Chronis is the Head of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to support remarkable feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. In this session Chronis describes the qualities that qualify a project for funding and how to prepare an application and project proposal.
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Iwana Chronis

Manager of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam since 2009. Previously, she worked at the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, where she coordinated the Cultural Emergency Response program for endangered cultural heritage and the annual Prince Claus Fund Film Grant for the most promising project at IFFR’s CineMart from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Iwana also worked at The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (now Mondriaan Fund) as Committee Secretary and as a project coordinator at Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Festival.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 13:45 - 14:30 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Wiebke Esser

Wiebke Esser

Within the framework of Drama Series Days.

Drama Series Days is the home for serial content at the Berlinale. The initiative's coordinator shares what is on offer for emerging producers and creators and how to navigate the ever-growing worldwide market for high-quality drama series.
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Wiebke Esser

Wiebke studied Media Management in Cologne and holds a MA in Producing Film & TV from Bournemouth University. She has worked for European Independent productions in Berlin, Munich and London as well as the WDR. Currently she is working as Coordinator for the Drama Series Days at the European Film Market and the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Also she is currently the producer of a drama series that is been developed in a Writers’ Room at Tellux Film.

HAU2 14:00 - 15:00 public event

What Only Shorts Can Do

Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Kathleen McInnis
moderated by Maike Mia Höhne

In cooperation with European Film Academy and Berlinale Shorts.

The short film as a genre is alive and well - having enjoyed greater prominence and a resurgence in recent times. The format lends itself to expressive freedom and aesthetic exploration unbound by the often more traditional expectations of feature-length films. The curators and programmers of Berlinale Shorts, Toronto International Film Festival and Tampere Film Festival put their heads together to explore how filmmakers find the short form ideal for testing new ideas, exploding the limits of the genre and expanding the possibilities of cinematic storytelling.
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Jukka-Pekka Laakso

Festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He also acts as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works in media education. On top of that he is a member of Finnish National Council for Cinema.
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Kathleen McInnis

Under the banner of her film publicity and festival strategies consulting company See-Through Films, McInnis and her team represent world cinema narrative, documentary and short films at festivals worldwide such as Sundance, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, and Toronto. She is also a shorts programmer at both Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs (Canada) and has previously been the Festival Director at Palm Springs ShortFest, Festival Director at Slamdance Film Festival, and Lead Programmer/Director of Publicity and Promotion at Seattle International Film Festival.

Moderated by

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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.

HAU2 15:00 - 16:00 Talents only

Meet the Experts

Madeleine Bernstorff, John Canciani, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Kathleen McInnis, Sarah Schlüssel

Talents meet festival programmers attending “What Only Shorts Can Do”. Learn from programmers about the profile of their festival and find out if your short film might be a good match. Reflect on ideas discussed during the panel with the movers and shakers of the short film industry.
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Madeleine Bernstorff

Berlin-based writer, film curator and lecturer at various art academies / universities and a programmer for the International Short film festival in Oberhausen since 2000. Her film programmes deal with cinema and activism, feminism and transnationalism.

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John Canciani

Artistic director of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and a programmer for Kino Cameo, Winterthur. He holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Curating from the Zurich University of the Arts and has edited the issues “The Future of Short Film” for the magazine OnCurating.org.

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Jukka-Pekka Laakso

Festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He also acts as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works in media education. On top of that he is a member of Finnish National Council for Cinema.
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Kathleen McInnis

Under the banner of her film publicity and festival strategies consulting company See-Through Films, McInnis and her team represent world cinema narrative, documentary and short films at festivals worldwide such as Sundance, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, and Toronto. She is also a shorts programmer at both Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs (Canada) and has previously been the Festival Director at Palm Springs ShortFest, Festival Director at Slamdance Film Festival, and Lead Programmer/Director of Publicity and Promotion at Seattle International Film Festival.

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Sarah Schlüssel

Sarah has studied Cultural Sciences and Latin America studies in Cologne and London. Since 2014 she is the assistant to the curator of Berlinale Shorts.

HAU1 14:30 - 16:00 public event

Mixed Doubles: Actors Teaming Up

Lars Eidinger, Alba Rohrwacher
moderated by Peter Cowie

Adored by the audiences of both theatre and film, Lars Eidinger and Alba Rohrwacher have hit the mark in some of the most lauded festival darlings of the past years. The two starred opposite each other in Laura Bispuri's solemn and sensitive Sworn Virgin (Competition 2015), and they are back again together on the red carpet as members of the Berlinale Jury. Eidinger and Rohrwacher recount their experiences as actors and collaborators working closely on set. How do actors summon and channel the emotional gravity of their character, joining forces to act and react in coordination with their colleagues to deliver reliable performances of love, hate and everything in between?
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Lars Eidinger

Member of the Berlinale 2016 International Jury, Lars Eidinger is one of Germany’s most accomplished actors. He alternates between stage, screen and television roles without difficulty. Since 1999, he has been a member of the ensemble at Berlin’s Schaubühne theatre, where he has also directed plays. His most outstanding performances on the stage include Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Hamlet, which Eidinger has played nationally and internationally over 250 times since 2008. His breakthrough on the screen was in Maren Ade’s EVERYONE ELSE, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale in 2009. He participated in the Berlinale Competition again in 2012 with HOME FOR THE WEEKEND, and in 2015 with SWORN VIRGIN. In that same year he was also in the Panorama section with DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS. Eidinger has received many prizes, including the Grimme Award and the German Film Critics’ Award for the period drama MATILDA. Now, after CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, he is working with Olivier Assayas again, as well as with Philipp Kadelbach in London, on the BBC series SS-GB starring Sam Riley.

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Alba Rohrwacher

Alba Rohrwacher numbers amongst the most important actress of her generation. The daughter of a German father and Italian mother, she made her feature film debut with L’AMORE RITROVATO in 2004. Since then she has worked with numerous renowned Italian and international directors. She has already won the Italian David di Donatello film award twice (2007 and 2008). In 2009 she was celebrated as a European Shooting Star at the Berlinale and in Venice in 2014 she won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress for her performance in HUNGRY HEARTS. She had already made two Berlinale Special guest appearances, with COSA VOGLIO DI PIÙ (2010) and Doris Dörrie's GLÜCK (2012), before she shone in the lead role in Laura Bispuri's 2015 Competition entry, SWORN VIRGIN. Amongst her other successes are I AM LOVE by Luca Guadagnino, BELLA ADORMENTATA by Marco Bellocchio (2012) and Alice Rohrwacher’s THE WONDERS. She is a member of this year’s Berlinale International Jury.

Moderated by

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Peter Cowie

A film historian and former International Publishing Director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie 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, and has 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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HAU3 - Top Floor 14:30 - 17:30 public event

Me Incorporated: Producers as Entrepreneurs

Bianca Balbuena, Linda Beath, Charles Gillibert
moderated by Fabian Gasmia

In cooperation with Creative Europe MEDIA and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Without question, producers are the “devils of a fellow” of filmmaking. They not only have to be genius financiers and brilliant organizers but are also the most patient troubleshooters, matchmakers and very often a parent to members of their film family. To pack all this under one roof, producers must find and define the right working frameworks and therefore also become founders, business-people or in one word: entrepreneurs. This interactive session brings together strategists and experienced producers to explore models of building and maintaining a company on solid footing. Case studies illustrate how producers manage teams and talents and how they adapt their creative and business models to remain relevant in today’s international filmmaking landscapes.
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Bianca Balbuena

Filipino producer. Her credits include both fiction and documentary, and such award-winning features as ABOVE THE CLOUDS, SWAP and THAT THING CALLED TADHANA. Her latest film, Lav Diaz' A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY premieres in this year's Berlinale Competition.
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Linda Beath

Italian executive producer, who focused primarily on raising funding for development and production, often via international co-production, attracting broadcasters, distributors and sales agents, regional and national funds and tax incentives. She often oversees marketing and promotional campaigns drawing on her background as a distributor in Canada and the United States. Her company Ideal Filmworks also consults to production companies on business planning and management, and governmental organisations on support mechanisms and policy.

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Charles Gillibert

Charles Gillibert founded CG Cinéma in 2013, a production company dedicated to developing projects with high-profile independent directors of international scope. Over the course of its first two years, CG Cinéma produced Olivier Assayas' CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, Mia Hansen-Løve's EDEN, Jonás Cuarón's DESIERTO and most recently Deniz Gamze Ergüven's MUSTANG, which is nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. Previously, he took over production at Mk2, producing directors such as Gus Van Sant, Xavier Dolan, Abbas Kiarostami, Walter Salles and Olivier Assayas. His latest production, Mia Hansen-Løve's THINGS TO COME, premieres in this year's Berlinale Competition.

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Fabian Gasmia

German producer for DETAiLFILM and Zentropa. He works with directors like Hans Petter Molland, Karim Ainouz and Olivier Assayas and actors like Kristen Stewart, Wagner Moura and Isabelle Huppert. At the 2016 Berlinale he presents L'AVENIR by Mia Hansen-Løve in Competition and BERLIN METANOIA by Erik Schmitt in the Generations 14+ section.

Berlinale Talents Market Hub 15:00 - 16:00 Talents only

Meet the Expert at Work: Paul Trijbits

Paul Trijbits

UK producer for arthouse films (Jane Eyre, Fish Tank) and drama series (The Casual Vacancy), Paul Trijbits can explain how to successfully plant productions in both worlds and how to make the right connections to grow projects creatively and for the market.
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Paul Trijbits

Co-CEO of UK film and television production company FilmWave. He was previously Managing Director at Ruby Films & Television, and before that the Head of the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund. His production credits include Cary Fukunaga's JANE EYRE, Stephen Frears's TAMARA DREWE, Paul Greengrass's BLOODY SUNDAY, Andrea Arnold's FISHTANK and Kevin McDonald's TOUCHING THE VOID. He recently produced the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated SAVING MR. BANKS, J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANY, an event television series for the BBC and HBO. His latest film, Vincent Perez’s ALONE IN BERLIN, premiers in the Competition of this year’s Berlinale, while John Carney’s SING STREET premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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HAU1 17:00 - 18:30 public event

Take a Long Look: The Cinematography of Game of Thrones

Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner
moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol

Within the framework of the Drama Series Days.

Since 2011, Game of Thrones has attracted millions of fans and gathered more than 3,000 entries in the cast & crew list on IMDb. Big-production drama series depend a lot on the principles of interconnected thinking and collaborative working amongst large crews and multiple units. Regular cinematographers of the series Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner offer insights into their individual approaches to visual storytelling and effects. They recount their experiences as part of a complex, networked production system and share individual methods for ensuring aesthetic continuity over the course of many episodes and seasons.
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Jonathan Freeman

Canadian cinematographer. He was nominated for several awards for his work in TV movies and series even before shooting the Steven Spielberg produced miniseries TAKEN. He has since gone on to work on some of the most renowned TV shows like RESCUE ME, ROME, SONS OF ANARCHY and DAMAGES. His extensive work on GAME OF THRONES and BOARDWALK EMPIRE earned him three Prime Time Emmys and five ASC Awards.

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Fabian Wagner

German-born cinematographer, who first made his name with a string of award-winning British TV series like THE STREET, HUSTLE, MRS. BIGGS, ACCUSED and SHERLOCK, before working on GAME OF THRONES and moving on to major films like Robert Carlyle's BAFTA winner BARNEY THOMPSON and Paul McGuigan's VIKTOR FRANKENSTEIN. He was nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Awards, for his work on SHERLOCK and GAME OF THRONES.

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Matthijs Wouter Knol

Matthijs is director of the European Film Market since 2014. As Head of Development at Pieter van Huystee Film in Amsterdam in 2001, Matthijs focused on developing, financing and internationally co-producing documentary film projects. With ARTE he also co-produced the complete edition of Johan van der Keuken’s digitally re-mastered works, which was awarded the Prix “Cahiers du Cinéma” in 2006. In 2007, Matthijs started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), spreading his activity between its co-production and sales markets, as well as the IDFAcademy training programme where he initiated the IDFAcademy Summer School. From 2008 to 2014 he was programme manager of Berlinale Talents, and co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.
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HAU2 17:00 - 19:00 public event

Kill Your Darlings

Susan Korda

“Good editing is like good sex,” exclaims editor and director Susan Korda (Salomea’s Nose). “You create an expectation in your audience – and then you fulfil it.” Tracing finished film scenes from Bonnie & Clyde and Jaws back to the initial “oh, shit!” experience in the editing room, Korda reveals how the magic of editing can create a gratifying cinematic experience from what initially appears to be a failure. Sharing tools learnt from Walter Murch and Michael Rabiger, she lays bare secrets of the editing room and shows how to “kill your darlings” – the critical ability to surrender preconceived notions and preferences – allowing your film to discover you.
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Susan Korda

Editor of the Oscar-nominated and Sundance-crowned FOR ALL MANKIND and Teddy winner TREMBLING BEFORE G-D, she also writes and directs. Most recently Korda was the story consultant of FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, which won at IDFA in 2012 and was short-listed for an Oscar in 2014. She was a producer on WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE and her own work includes VIENNA IS DIFFERENT, ONE OF US and the short SALOMEA'S NOSE. She teaches at Columbia University's Graduate Film Program and mentors at Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam, the Scottish Documentary Institute at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Sam Spiegel School in Jerusalem.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 18:30 - 19:30 Talents only

Happy Hour


Hosted by European Film Academy. By invitation only.

HAU1 - Attic Room 18:45 - 19:45 Talents only

Meet the Expert: Jonathan Freeman and Fabian Wagner

Jonathan Freeman, Fabian Wagner

Directly following the "Take a Long Look" session exploring his experiences working as a cinematographer on Game of Thrones, Fabian meets Camera Studio participants to delve deeper into the discussion.
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Jonathan Freeman

Canadian cinematographer. He was nominated for several awards for his work in TV movies and series even before shooting the Steven Spielberg produced miniseries TAKEN. He has since gone on to work on some of the most renowned TV shows like RESCUE ME, ROME, SONS OF ANARCHY and DAMAGES. His extensive work on GAME OF THRONES and BOARDWALK EMPIRE earned him three Prime Time Emmys and five ASC Awards.

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Fabian Wagner

German-born cinematographer, who first made his name with a string of award-winning British TV series like THE STREET, HUSTLE, MRS. BIGGS, ACCUSED and SHERLOCK, before working on GAME OF THRONES and moving on to major films like Robert Carlyle's BAFTA winner BARNEY THOMPSON and Paul McGuigan's VIKTOR FRANKENSTEIN. He was nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Awards, for his work on SHERLOCK and GAME OF THRONES.