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13 lectures about: Berlinale Competition


Facts Made Film: Researching Fiction

12.02.2019

Chart the metamorphosis of facts into fiction with the directors and actors from festival contenders God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Competition) and Skin (Panorama), both of which tell stories deeply rooted in their respective national and political contexts.

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Berlinale Panorama
  • BT Alumni
  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Political Cinema




Adolescence: The Cinema of Téchiné

11.02.2019

The experience of nascent and confusing feelings is a recurrent theme in the films of André Téchiné (Farewell to the Night, Competition). Join us as the French director takes us through the evolution of his work and the ambiguous characters he creates.

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History
  • Storytelling




Bow Wow: Storyboarding Isle of Dogs

18.02.2018

Storyboard artist Jay Clarke (Isle of Dogs, Competition) illustrates in a drawing session how he connects with Wes Anderson's unique vision and points out the potentials of storyboarding for filmmakers.

  • Storytelling
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Production Design
  • Animation
  • Collaborative Working




Songs from the Past: Films Travel in Time

22.02.2018

In Berlin to premiere his four hour-long musical in Competition, Lav Diaz contemplates how awakening the ghosts of the past can lend meaning to the secrets of our existence.

  • Directing
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Screenwriting
  • Musical
  • Political Cinema




A Place Like Home: The Cinema of Gus Van Sant

19.02.2018

The legendary Gus Van Sant shares insights about his new film in Competition, as well as what it means to be one of the most influential outsiders in indie film today.

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Queer
  • Storytelling




In Transit: Thrown into the World

21.02.2018

Reflecting on Transit (Competition), German auteur director Christian Petzold explains how he uncovered the core and characters of the original historical novel in an open dialogue with actor Barbara Auer and the crew on-set.

  • Migration
  • Screenwriting
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Storytelling
  • Directing
  • Historical / Period




New Frontiers: Brothers and Sisters of the West

18.02.2018

Reflecting on their “feminist Western” Damsel (Competition), Nathan and David Zellner show that it is possible to disrupt the dustiest gender and genre stereotypes with a good laugh and a stiff drink in the saloon.

  • Directing
  • BT Alumni
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Screenwriting
  • comedy
  • Storytelling




Past Progressive: Living Archives of Revolution

15.02.2017

Journeying back and forth in time to meansure the impact of past revolutionaries on the present, Andres Veiel (Beuys, Competition) and João Moreiera Salles (In the Intense Now, Panorama) confront the changing natures of historical images.

  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Berlinale Panorama




To the Dark Side: Investigative Documentary

18.02.2016

Known for tackling unsavory subjects obscured by power and corruption, Acadamy Award-winning documentary director Alex Gibney joins Talents to share his strategies to discover hidden truths.

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Activism
  • Creating Impact
  • Political Cinema
  • censorship




The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives

15.02.2016

Dogme 95 co-founder Thomas Vinterberg (The Commune, Berlinale Competition) remarks on the powers and complexities of collective working and living, from his youth through Dogme and in his latest work.

  • Berlinale Competition
  • Directing
  • comedy




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




Mysterious Nature

14.02.2016

Filmmaker Denis Côté (Competition 2016: Boris without Béatrice) reflects on his enigmatic movies, how he connects with mysterious characters and why a question can be the better answer in the dialogue with an audience.

  • Directing
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Mystery
  • Political Cinema
  • Storytelling




Greening the Film Industry

12.02.2012

Sustainable film producing has never been more crucial. How can emerging filmmakers find both ecological and financial advantages to going green? Various experts, ranging from scientists, producers, to set designers will discuss different approaches …

  • Sustainability
  • Activism
  • Production Design
  • Berlinale Competition
  • Future
  • Change