Born and raised in Sydney, Danielle Macdonald moved to LA in pursuit of acting at the age of 18. She stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in DUMPLIN’, currently streaming on Netflix, and can also be seen alongside Sandra Bullock in Susanne Bier’s BIRD BOX. She is best known for her breakout role as Patti in PATTI CAKE$. She also stars in Guy Nattiv’s Oscar-nominated short film SKIN and in the feature version of the film, together with Jamie Bell.Events
Angeli Macfarlane founded Script Cube, her training consultancy and production outfit, in 2015. In 2018, she was Exec on five British first feature films in conjunction with BBC Films and the British Film Institute. She was also script editor on two upcoming Sundance premieres: DIRTY GOD and ANIMALS. Currently she is developing a Norse saga with Rebecca Lenkiewicz (DISOBEDIENCE and COLETTE) and is consultant to the Channel 4 4Stories production scheme for emerging BAME talent in the UK.
Gesa Marten is an editor, dramatic advisor and professor at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf who has edited over 60 films with a focus on documentaries. She was nominated for Best Editing at the German Television Awards for ABNEHMEN IN ESSEN and for the German Camera Award for three films, KROKODILE, IM AUGENBLICK and GESCHWISTER VOGELBACH. She received the Filmplus Editing Prize for WAS LEBST DU? in 2005 and for PERESTROIKA in 2009.
Meike Martens is a German producer and the CEO of Blinker Filmproduktion in Cologne. After running the Lichtschicht Festival and establishing the Leipzig office of Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, she completed the Eurodoc training programme and worked as a producer on various acclaimed films. In 2007, she established Blinker Films, which produces documentaries, fiction films and hybrids for children and grownups, with a focus on international co-productions.
Alex McDowell RDI is a narrative designer working at the intersection of design, technology and storytelling. He is the founder and creative director of Experimental Design; a Professor of Practice at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts; and Director of the USC World Building Institute. He has 30 years’ experience as a production designer and has worked with David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, and Anthony Minghella, among others.Events
A colourist and postproduction consultant, Dirk Meier has worked for companies such as The Post Republic, ARRI and Zentropa, and on films such as Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST, Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH..., Sebastian Lelio’s A FANTASTIC WOMAN and Alice Rohrwacher’s HAPPY AS LAZZARO. He also heads Up.Grade, the world’s first long-term training programme for colour grading, at the DFFB film school in Berlin.Events
Labina Mitevska is a producer at Sisters and Brother Mitevski, a production company she established with her siblings. Following a successful acting career (she was a Berlinale Shooting Star in 1998), she moved into producing. Her credits include her sister Teona Mitevska’s GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA, which is showing in this year’s Berlinale Competition. She co-produced Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s THE WILD PEAR TREE, was chosen for Producers on the Move in Cannes, and is a member of the European Film Academy.Events
Born in Skopje, Teona Strugar Mitevska divides her time between Macedonia and Brussels. She had her first experience in film as a child actor and later took a degree in graphic design and studied film at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Her short film VETA screened at Panorama; she returned to the Berlinale with her features I AM FROM TITOV VELES, which was screened at over 80 festivals around the world and won more than 20 awards, THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS and WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME.Events
A video artist and experimental filmmaker, Ines Moldavsky is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her films revolve around subversive performative acts, using herself as a character and her own identity as a subject of investigation, and often focus on gender, sexuality and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her recent film THE MEN BEHIND THE WALL won the Golden Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale in 2018.Events
Paul Moore is Professor of Creative Technologies at the University of Ulster, Director of Future Screens NI and Co-Director of the Creative Industries Institute. His research focuses on the creative industries and on how theory and practice can be brought together. He has published widely, and his sound art has been exhibited in London, Coventry, Belfast and Derry. In his spare time, he is a freelance broadcaster with BBC Radio Ulster and has made a range of documentaries for BBC national radio.Events
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a self-taught filmmaker from Lesotho who divides his time between Lesotho, South Africa and Berlin. His shorts MOSONNGOA (2014) and BEHEMOTH - OR THE GAME OF GOD (2015) have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Clermont Ferrand and Durban, and won several awards. His feature MOTHER. I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU. was selected for Final Cut in Venice in 2018 and is premiering at Berlinale Forum in 2019. He attended Berlinale Talents in 2012.Events
Tiny Mungwe is a South African filmmaker and arts manager. She currently works at STEPS in Cape Town, producing a documentary series on migration called Generation Africa. She previously worked as an independent documentary producer and as a director on the popular South African show UZALO. She was programmes manager at the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) where she organised literature, poetry and dance events, as well as the Industry Programme of the Durban International Film Festival.Events
Kevin Murphy is a Berlin-based media arts programmer. From 2008-2018, he was a member of the Berlinale Talents selection committee and coordinated the Editing Studio. Previously, he selected films for Berlinale Panorama, the Hamptons International Film Festival and the Lake Placid Film Festival, and was a film and media arts curatorial assistant at the Guggenheim. He has curated for Posit(HIV)e Screenings (2010) and the LOOP Festival (2007-2009), and has written on cinema for Filmmaker Magazine and sensesofcinema.com.Events
Sirkka Möller has worked for film festivals for over 25 years, with a focus on documentaries and short films. Her experience spans programming, world sales, writing and project development. She has programmed for Sheffield Doc/Fest, FIDMarseille and DocPoint Festival Helsinki and is on the Berlinale Panorama selection committee. She has given workshops internationally on developing, pitching, editing, selling and screening films.Events