Fumiko Takagi joined the Criterion Collection and Janus Films as an Executive Producer in 1999 and currently oversees acquisition for the two companies. The Criterion Collection, started in 1984, is dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world. Janus Films was founded in 1956. It was the first distribution company dedicated to bringing international arthouse films to US audiences and continues releasing classic and first-run films in theatres today.
Olivia Tay is a programmer at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). She studied Sociology and Film Studies at the National University of Singapore and has been involved in SGIFF since 2014, starting out in the hospitality department and moving to the programming team in 2016. She currently programmes for the Asian Vision, Cinema Today and Singapore Panorama sections and oversees film classification and traffic for the festival.Events
Christine Tröstrum is the Project Manager of Berlinale Talents. After working for several German and French film festivals, she managed the animation co-production market Cartoon Movie in Babelsberg and headed an international conference series, now known as Media Convention. She has managed Berlinale Talents since 2004, which she has co-run with Florian Weghorn since 2014. She also consults on the Talents International initiatives. In addition, she advises the festival on organisational development.Events
André Téchiné was born in Valence d’Agen, France, in 1943. He wrote for the Cahiers du Cinéma magazine between 1964 and 1967 and then became assistant director to Jacques Rivette. He first began working as a stage director in Paris before turning to screenwriting and film directing in the early 1970s. His greatest successes include MY FAVOURITE SEASON and the multi-award-winning drama WILD REEDS. BEING 17 featured in the Berlinale Competition in 2016, while FAREWELL TO THE NIGHT is showing there in 2019.Events
Born in 1989 in Hungary, Luca Tóth studied animation at the Moholy¬ Nagy School of Design (MOME) in Budapest and at the Royal College of Art in London. Her graduation short film THE AGE OF CURIOUS (2013) won an award in Annecy, and her first independent film, the Hungarian-Czech-Slovakian co-production SUPERBIA debuted at the Critics’ Week in Cannes as the only animation in competition. MR. MARE is showing at Berlinale Shorts 2019.Events