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Chloé Galibert-Laîné

Chloé Galibert-Laîné is a French filmmaker and researcher. She is currently a PhD candidate at École normale supérieure in Paris and a lecturer at Université Paris 8. Her work takes different forms (texts, video essays, live performances and installations) and has been presented at various international festivals. In 2018, she was a European Media Art Platform (EMAP) resident and a Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Grantee.

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Gregorio García Karman

Dr. Gregorio García Karman is the director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Academy of the Arts, Berlin, and of the Biennale KONTAKTE. His interest lies in exploring issues related to creativity, media and culture and in building bridges between practice and research as a musician, producer and academic. He has worked with composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vinko Globokar and Julio Estrada and has published on a range of topics in the field of electroacoustic music.


Sound Studio Workshop I

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Diego García

A graduate of Mexico’s Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica, A.C., Diego Garcia has worked on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR, Carlos Reygadas’ OUR TIME, Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming series TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG and Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary VICTORY DAY. He won the Iberoamerican Fénix Film Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Gabriel Mascaro’s NEON BULL and is currently nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Awards for his photography on Paul Dano’s WILDLIFE. He attended Berlinale Talents in 2014.

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Gyula Gazdag

Gyula Gazdag is a writer and director of film, theatre and television. His films include THE WHISTLING COBBLESTONE, SINGING ON THE TREADMILL, A HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALE and STAND OFF. He has served as artistic director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab since 1997 and was a distinguished research professor at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. In 2010, Variety magazine named him one of the ten best film teachers in the United States.

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Jana Gebhard

Jana Gebhard organises events and distribution at Wolf Kino. She previously worked as a producer and project manager for documentaries and on creative concepts for TV stations and social projects like Triaphon. She loves exploring new modes of distribution – especially films in the field of human rights.


Open Debates: Participatory Films

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Jan-Ole Gerster

German filmmaker. After his film studies at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) he directed several behind-the scenes documentaries and music videos for Get Well Soon and Nada Surf. His feature debut OH BOY won six German Film Awards, including best film, and was a major box-office hit. He is currently developing his follow-up COOL GERMANIA.


Talents Circles: Berlin Is Your Oyster

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Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Nicolas Geyrhalter was born in Vienna in 1972. Since 1992, he has worked as a director, cinematographer and screenwriter. He started his own production company, Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film, in 1994. His credits include OVER THE YEARS (Berlinale Forum 2015) and HOMO SAPIENS (Berlinale Forum 2016). His documentary EARTH, a portrait of the Earth in the Anthropocene, is showing at Berlinale Forum in 2019.


Mining for the Real: Researching Docs

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Sanam Gharagozlou

Sanam Gharagozlou is the International Marketing Manager at MUBI, the online cinema that hand-picks a new film every day. She has been responsible for distribution, press and partnerships with the likes of the Royal Academy, Serpentine Gallery and the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, among others. In 2018, she produced her first short film for MUBI, Ben Rivers’ TREES DOWN HERE.


Battle for the Big Screen: Future of Cinema

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Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson is the director of the DFFB film school in Berlin. He was previously director of degree programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and a visiting professor at Goldsmiths. 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. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.


The States of Mistakes

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Nicholas Goodwin

Nicholas Goodwin is head of post-production at Constantin Film. After his university education in Toronto and Munich, he worked in music production and as an assistant sound operator on film sets. In 1996, he joined the AVID department at ARRI as an assistant editor and technical supervisor, later freelancing as a TV and film editor and then as a post-production supervisor. He joined Constantin Film in 2005 as a lead post supervisor on international and German film projects and was then moved to head of post-production.


Survival Guide: Endangered Images

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Alexandra Gramatke

After reading Slavic Studies and German Literature at university, Alexandra Gramatke worked as a freelance translator in the fields of literature and documentary film. She also acted as a production manager and publisher and made her own documentaries. She has been the managing director of the short film agency KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg since 2008.

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Djamila Grandits

Djamila Grandits lives and works in Vienna. Since 2010, she has curated and produced various cultural projects, short and documentary films, as well as festivals. She has curated events such as Frameout – Digital Summer Screenings and This Human World – International Human Rights Film Festival. She is currently a BKA fellow for cultural management at Brunnenpassage and is involved in political initiatives such as #KlappeAuf and Es ist wieder Donnerstag!.


Facts Made Film: Researching Fiction

Mining for the Real: Researching Docs

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Karol Griffiths

Karol Griffiths is a development consultant and script editor. She lectures and mentors for Sources 2, London Screenwriters’ Festival, The Literary Consultancy and writers’ guilds throughout the world. Her book “The Art of Script Editing – A Practical Guide to Script Development” is highly regarded. Career highlights include: THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, UNDER SUSPICION and THE FLINTSTONES. TV: ABOVE SUSPICION, ROSEANNE, FRIENDS and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

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Veronika Grob

Veronika Grob is a funding advisor for Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, concentrating on newcomers, development, production and serial drama. Before that, she worked for ten years as a programming executive in the film and series department of Swiss National Television. She was also editor of the annual Swiss film book “Cinema” and head of the board of the Xenix cinema. From 2007-2011 she was on the Zurich Film Foundation’s committee for funding fiction films.


Talents Circles: Berlin Is Your Oyster

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Martin Gschlacht

Martin Gschlacht is an Austrian cinematographer and film producer who works internationally. In 1999, he helped established the production company Coop99. Highlights include a Golden Bear, two European Film Awards and an Oscar nomination. As a cinematographer, he mainly works on arthouse films. He has won multiple Austrian Film Awards and took home a European Film Prize in 2015. Last year saw the release of his first contribution to a major American studio production.


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