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Experts of Berlinale Talents 2019

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Sarah Calderón

Sarah Calderón is the founder and director of The Film Agency, a Madrid-based marketing agency specialised in the audiovisual sector. She has a major in Advertising from PUJ Bogotá and a master’s in Multicultural Communication from CELSA Sorbonne IV in Paris. Her 15 years of professional experience include acting as Head of International Sales at Coproduction Office in Paris, distributor/ coordinator at Karma Films in Madrid, and producer of the Toma5inco Festival in Bogotá.

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Justin Chang

Justin Chang is a film critic for the LA Times and also reviews movies for the radio shows “Fresh Air” and “FilmWeek.” He was previously chief film critic at Variety. He is the author of “FilmCraft: Editing,” a book of interviews with 17 of the world’s top film editors. He was recently named film critic of the year at the LA Press Club’s National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, and in 2014 he received the inaugural Roger Ebert Award from the African-American Film Critics Association.


Berlinale Talents: Mistakes

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Irene Christ

Irene Christ is a German actress, theatre director and lecturer who has worked at prestigious theatres such as Schauspielhaus Bochum, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Volksbühne Berlin. She runs her own theatre company in Malta, teaches at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch and runs a theatre group for psychiatric patients. She has appeared on TV and film and currently works for Schlossparktheater Berlin.

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AC Coppens

AC Coppens is the founder of The Marketing Catalysts, which empowers innovative players at the intersection of digital tech and film, VR/AR/XR, design, music and sound. AC mentors at the Tribeca Film Institute, DOK Leipzig, PRIMI Pôle Méditerrannée | The Camp in Marseille, and the Story:First and Web:First labs in Munich. As a programmer, presenter and speaker, AC works with conferences such as EFM Horizon, Changing the Picture, CPH:DOX and Silbersalz Festival.


Talents Circles: Finding the Right Partner

Welcome and Take-off followed by Talents Circles: How to Fail Better

Talents Circles: Fail Forwards

Talents Circles: Nobody’s Perfect

Talents Circles: L'erreur est humaine

Talents Circles: Berlin Is Your Oyster

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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.


Berlinale Homage: THE LOOK - Charlotte Rampling

Adolescence: The Cinema of Téchiné

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Jesse Cumming

Jesse Cumming is a film curator and writer based in Toronto. He has presented programmes with MoMA, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Collectif Jeune Cinéma and Volksbühne Berlin. He is Programming Associate for the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival, serves on the steering committee of the Toronto Film & Media Seminar and is a founding member of MICE Magazine. His writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine and Canadian Art. He attended Talent Press in 2018.


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