18 lectures about: Acting


Berlinale Homage: A Journey Through Time with Willem Dafoe

21.02.2018

Back in Berlin for an Honorary Golden Bear, versatile character actor Willem Dafoe explores the experiences gathered on his path as well as new projects on the horizon.

  • Berlinale Hommage
  • Acting




Naked Cinema: A Set Is a Safe Haven

15.02.2017

Director Sally Potter and actor Timothy Spall (The Party, Competition) detail their close collaborations and how to empower a performer to embody the most intimate of experiences.

  • Acting
  • Casting
  • Directing




Courage: Against All Odds

12.02.2017

Berlinale jury president Paul Verhoeven (Elle) and jury member Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman) kick off this edition of Berlinale Talents and reflect on their most courageous moments onscreen and in a sometimes unforgiving industry.

  • Jury
  • Directing
  • Acting




Between the Lines: Love Letters to Film

15.02.2016

"The space between someone writing a letter and someone reading it eventually gives birth to a sort of intermediate character", describes Portuguese director Ivo M. Ferreira the deeper narrative structure of his movie Cartas da Guerra. Certainly a mu…

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Acting
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Historical / Period
  • BT Alumni




Changing Perspectives

12.02.2012

The development of an artist or a filmmaker's working style will strengthen their unique voice, but it can sometimes become a crutch that hampers them from renewing their perspective. How does an artist reconcile between maintaining their distinctive…

  • Central- & South Africa
  • Acting
  • Directing




Picturing Actors

14.02.2012

Actors rarely have the chance to get direct feedback regarding their auditions or on the photographs they send to directors and casting directors. It is essential to know how a director approaches the casting process in order to improve one's auditio…

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Casting
  • Directing
  • Acting




In the Limelight: István Szabó and Ralph Fiennes

15.02.2011

Renowned British actor turned director Ralph Fiennes, whose debut film CORIOLANUS premieres prominently at this year’s Berlinale, has acted in films such as THE CONSTANT GARDENER, SUNSHINE, THE READER, THE HURT LOCKER, SCHINDLER’S LIST and THE EN…

  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Europe




In the Limelight: Isabella Rossellini

13.02.2011

As the daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini has been in the limelight her entire life. An actress, writer and director, it was her gut-wrenching performance in David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET which shot her to fame, and …

  • Master Classes
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Europe




In the Limelight: Harry Belafonte

14.02.2011

Legendary singer actor and human rights activist, Harry Belafonte is one of the most successful US-American musicians known worldwide for bringing the Jamaican calypso beat to mainstream audiences. As an actor, he made his debut in 1953 with BRIGHT S…

  • Acting
  • Master Classes
  • Social activism




Fatal Attractions - On Change and Accidents in Cinema

09.02.2009

In cooperation with Berlinale Forum and Berlinale Shorts.

Chance, destiny, fate, karma or kismet: call it what you like, but each represents that single minute thing that we least control but desperately wish for when reality turns sour. Fil…

  • Producing
  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Europe
  • Asia




Switching Roles: Multi-Talents in Film

11.02.2009

In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.

The accomplished experts on this panel, their versatility matched only by their ambition, who shifted from one stream of filmmaking to another, narrate first hand experiences and the trying times that …

  • Til Schweiger
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Storytelling
  • Germany
  • Europe




In the Limelight: Tilda Swinton

09.02.2009

Her film debut in Caravaggio in 1986 was the first of seven critically acclaimed collaborations with director Derek Jarman over a period of ten years. The fiercely talented Scottish actress, Tilda Swinton began her career as a leading lady of Europea…

  • Master Classes
  • Acting
  • Europe




Love International

10.02.2008

There are few things more pleasurable than seeing a ­wonderful love story on the big screen. Although love may be regarded as an eternal affair and a natural human­ con­­dition, looking at films from the different parts of the world, one can see …

  • Acting
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Germany




Alan Parker: Directors on Actors & Actors on Directors

08.02.2004

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • Acting




Stand Up! Stand Up!

14.02.2006

Political filmmaking and commercial success: two elements that don‘t seem to go side by side. But on the other hand there are enough examples to prove that political motivated films don‘t necessarily have a small audience. Four acclaimed directors …

  • Europe
  • Acting




Talentspotting

15.02.2006

Legendary casting director, producer and 2006 Berlinale Jury Member Fred Roos has been involved in casting and producing some of Hollywood’s finest films, including AMERICAN GRAFFITI, THE GODFATHER, TWO LANE BLACKTOP, FIVE EASY PIECES,THE OUTSIDERS,…

  • Fred Roos
  • Acting
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Germany
  • Europe




Stardust Memories

16.02.2006

  • Acting
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Master Classes
  • Europe




On Border Crossing: Gael García Bernal

13.02.2007

Although his acting career began at the age of eleven in a Mexican TV series, the world didn't become fully aware of Gael García Bernal until 2000, when Alejandro González Iñárritu's AMORES PERROS entered international cinemas. And after Alfonso …

  • Master Classes
  • Acting