Log in

60 lectures about: Europe


In the Limelight: Mike Leigh

14.02.2012

Master of distinctly British, yet universally poignant real-life dramas, Mike Leigh, President of this year’s International Jury, has directed awardwinning films such as VERA DRAKE, the Palme d'Or winning and Oscar®-nominated SECRETS AND LIES, and…

  • Master Classes
  • Europe
  • Storytelling
  • Directing




Audience Wanted: Producers Reaching Out

14.02.2012

In the current film market, emerging producers can't just focus on developing, financing and producing content, but are increasingly forced to actively explore new platforms and markets in order to reach audiences and collaborate with distributors. T…

  • Europe
  • Producing
  • Distribution




Dressing Stories

14.02.2012

Costume design is an essential part of bringing the characters to life using the aesthetics of wardrobe. “Sandy’s great gift is her ability to make historical costumes look contemporary. She manages to be both true to the period and modern”, sa…

  • Master Classes
  • Europe
  • Costume Design




FOCUS FORWARD - Short Films, Big Ideas

13.02.2012

For Cinelan‘s FOCUS Forward project, prominent filmmakers have made short films about visionaries such as scientists, engineers, econ- omists, mathematicians, physicists, financiers, and in some cases, everyday folks who have facilitated human prog…

  • Berlinale Shorts
  • Europe




In the Limelight: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

14.02.2012

Internationally celebrated Turkish filmmaker, Nuri Bilge Ceylan joins the Campus for a master class on his work. Known for his pensive themes and poetic long takes, Ceylan will elaborate on his working style, collaborating with non-actors and family …

  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Producing
  • Europe
  • Middle-East
  • Master Classes




Next Stop Wonderland? Entering the World of Co-Productions

15.02.2012

Interested in co-producing a film with international partners, yet unsure if this would be an option for your film? Come find out everything you need to know from producers Helge Albers (Flying Moon Productions) and Bruno Bettati (Jirafa), both with …

  • Producing
  • Europe




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




Building Narrative Worlds: Digital Design for Cinema

13.02.2012

As concrete and systematic the world we live in seems to be, it is the product of centuries of visionary designs, inventions, and creations by imaginative thinkers who have envisioned a world beyond the one they lived in. Production designers who are…

  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Production Design




Distributors Sharing Their Secrets

13.02.2012

A well-distributed film makes a world of difference – it can mean to either only be seen by a select few on the festival circuit, or to be released in theatres and on DVD, reaching a much wider audience. Seasoned distributors Michael J. Werner (For…

  • Europe
  • Producing
  • Distribution




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




Too Good to be True: Directing Reality

15.02.2011

Incorporating fictional-style elements in documentary films have enriched the genre tremendously and resulted in compelling storytelling taken from reality. Yet, critics question re-enactments, staging of interviews or even the adding of music in doc…

  • Europe
  • Directing




As Queer As It Gets

16.02.2011

Queer cinema originated in times when queer opinions and lifestyles weren’t as yet part of the prevailing film industry in western countries. Queer filmmakers experimented with new, different forms of storytelling working with low-budgets and digit…

  • Queer
  • Asia
  • Germany
  • Europe




Why Poverty?

16.02.2011

Myriad films have been made on poverty but a large proportion of them are stereotypical approaches often seen on television. Experts call them “development porn“ as images of passive helplessness and deprivation are easy to absorb and easier to i…

  • Germany
  • Europe




Play as Process: Worldbuilding and New Ways to Imagine

15.02.2011

Our lives are subject to a structure within which we enact our daily acts and rituals, play our games and design our future. The five guests on this panel – each an expert in his/her field of specialisation – will address how one can create a vir…

  • Europe
  • Asia




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




Cinematography: The Establishing Shot

15.02.2011

Cinematography master class with Martin Gschlacht who shot films such as HOTEL, REVANCHE (Oscar nominated as Best Foreign Language Film in 2009), LOURDES and WOMEN WITHOUT MEN.

  • Master Classes
  • Cinematography
  • Europe




Censored Cinema

17.02.2011

Filmmaking remains politically sensitive facing censorship and limitation of artistic expression in far too many countries, one such example is Iran. Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rassoulov were recently sentenced to imprisonment and b…

  • Directing
  • Europe
  • Germany




The Great World of Sound

16.02.2011

Scoring for film is not a solo venture, but rather a collaborative project that requires a comprehensive understanding of the film and the aim of the filmmaker, envisaging it from a sonic perspective before bringing it to life. That’s what most peo…

  • Score Composing
  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • Europe




Filming War

13.02.2011

Portraying high pressure and life-risking situations is inherent to filmmaking processes that depict war and crisis situations, whether fiction or documentary. The very notion of crisis implies that filmmakers have to deal with specific issues: decid…

  • Europe
  • Directing




The Indie Filmmakers Guide to Cross-Media I

14.02.2011

Before the Internet, the way that stories were told, delivered and shared were restricted by running times, distribution formats and platforms. The impact of new technologies coupled with an audience that has way more control over their media than ev…

  • Cross Media
  • Storytelling
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Producing
  • Europe




The Internationals: How Small Stories Become Big

16.02.2011

The most powerful stories emerge from the reality one is most engaged in. They are linked to the place(s) you come from, situations you’ve experienced and reflect issues that deeply move and interest you. In the words of award-winning filmmaker and…

  • Europe
  • Alumni
  • Producing
  • Film Financing
  • Directing




The Shortest Track to Cinema

14.02.2011

Short films that find their way into regular cinema programmes remain few and far between. And although some dismiss short films as a medium for filmmakers just starting out, this under-appreciated genre is thriving, innovative and extremely active. …

  • Berlinale Shorts
  • Distribution
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Europe




The Indie Filmmakers' Guide To Cross Media III – Extending The Audience: How To Distribute Across Multiple Platforms

17.02.2010

As audiences discover and engage with films across a rapidly expanding array of platforms and devices, distribution strategies for independent film are evolving. Looking at a variety of distribution case studies, speakers will demonstrate a variety o…

  • Cross Media
  • Producing
  • Film Financing
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Oceania
  • Europe




Sublime Sounds, Haunting Scores

17.02.2010

If you enquire after the rising stars in film composition on the Hollywood scene, you will inevitably encounter the name of Alexandre Desplat. With a well-grounded background in film composition, extensive experience and an evident personal style, th…

  • Score Composing
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Europe




Brussels in Berlin: How to Produce in Europe

16.02.2010

The producer's task to bring together filmmakers with com---pel--ling stories and professionals who are able to shoot, (script) edit, post-produce and sell the film hasn't become easier with European co-production regulations. Increasingly, reality o…

  • Producing
  • Film Financing
  • Europe




The Storytelling Trojka

14.02.2010

Where storytelling is concerned, the three different stages of the filmmaking process – the development of the script, shooting with actors and finally, the editing of the film – can crucially influence the narrative structure. But to what extent…

  • Europe
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Editing
  • Storytelling
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing




Shorts Have More to Say

15.02.2010

Short films are big time. Massive changes in film technology and the internet have seen an explosion in short filmmaking and its creative possibilities. They constitute a form and are a medium in their own right. In fact, short films are increasingly…

  • Europe
  • Film Financing
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Berlinale Shorts




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




In the Limelight: Tom Tykwer

12.02.2009

A celebrated international filmmaking professional with vast experience will talk about his entry into the world of filmmaking and the central moments in his rich and varied career in films. You will be sure to benefit from the experience of this wel…

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Directing
  • Master Classes




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




Janusz Kaminski: Anatomy of the Shot

10.02.2009

Camera master class. In cooperation with Robert Bosch Stiftung.

One of the most highly regarded cinematographers today, he is adept at using experimental techniques to create highly specialised concepts in his photography. The haunting and b…

  • Cinematography
  • Master Classes
  • Europe




Provoking Cinema: Films that Marked Me Forever

10.02.2009

In cooperation with Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Every once in a while, we come across a significant historical and socio-political film that influences our historical consciousness and shapes our perceptions of past events. Many people learn what…

  • Europe




Imagining Istanbul

11.02.2009

In cooperation with Alfred Herrhausen Society, Berlinale Competition and Berlinale Forum.

As the natural connecting point between the Orient and the Occident and situated at the easternmost point of the West and westernmost point of the East…

  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Europe
  • Oceania




Dreaming Reality

10.02.2009

When it comes to portraying life upfront, with all its dreams, disappointments, daily struggles and sudden surprises until the very last moment, German cinema features diverse filmmakers who have their own strong personal styles specific to their fil…

  • Directing
  • 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




Dealing With Reality

08.02.2009

Sifting the world through your camera and hopefully bringing out representations of reality, including emotional, physical and factual reality, requires exceptional filmmaking skills. An innate curiosity combined with the resolve to seek the reality …

  • Michèle Ohayon
  • Directing
  • Europe




In the Limelight: Bertrand Tavernier

08.02.2009

One of France‘s first rank directors, screenwriters, and producers, Bertrand Tavernier’s association with the world of cinema has been long and varied. He evolved from an ardent film enthusiast and critic, press agent to ultimately become a promi…

  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • Political filmmaking/social activisim
  • Europe




Telling Stories with a Score

11.02.2009

In cooperation with Volkswagen.

Sometimes the simplest tune can unlock so much more than anything else in a picture. Music is vital to the film plot, adding a third facet to the images and words. As film and music composer Max Richter puts i…

  • Score Composing
  • Master Classes
  • Europe




Suddenly, It All Happened - Turning Points in Scriptwriting

08.02.2009

Writing a novel screenplay is an adventurous journey, a process that begins with your imagination and ends with a story structure and script. What takes place in between embodies the art and craft of scriptwriting.

This is the phase when you …

  • Scriptwriting
  • Europe




Real Life Emotion - Biopics and Doc Stars

13.02.2008

Traditionally, biographical movies used to seek out the ­tur­n­ing point that defined a life, usually a public life, with the formal atmosphere of a destiny revealed and fulfilled. ­Aud­iences seem to be increasingly tired of the simplicity of …

  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Europe
  • Germany




In the Limelight: Andrzej Wajda

12.02.2008

Film and theatre director, script writer and set designer, ­Andrzej Wajda is a major figure of world and Central European cinema, and recipient of the Oscar Award for lifetime achievement and an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the B…

  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • 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




Peter Kubelka: The Edible Metaphor

12.02.2006

In the view of legendary Austrian avantgarde filmmaker and art philosopher Peter Kubelka, everybody who makes films should also cook. For Peter Kubelka cooking is performing art, and a meal is the ancestral sculpture of mankind – cooking is the orig…

  • Master Classes
  • Europe




Meet the Cutting Crew

12.02.2006

“The Cutting Crew“ is an in-depth discussion about the essence of cinema – editing – and the role of the editor in the filmmaking process. A panel of editors who have worked on films ranging from Hong Kong Kung-Fu to feature documentaries debate …

  • Sabine Krayenbühl
  • Editing
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Asia




Here's Looking at You, Kid

13.02.2006

Today two directors of photography whose visual art has given new shining facets to World Cinema will take the stage. Christopher Doyle‘s vivacious and dynamic camera work is still deeply influencing New Asian Cinema following the films he has done …

  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Cinematography




Passion Food

13.02.2006

Sandra Nettelbeck’s internationally acclaimed and very successful film MOSTLY MARTHA tells the story of a discontented chef whose passion for cooking helps her reappreciate life when an Italian colleague starts working at her restaurant. In today’s…

  • North America
  • Germany
  • Europe




The Case For Taste

13.02.2006

Region against globe, farmers against industry, tradition against modernity: these are the opposed characters of a contemporary drama. In the documentary MONDOVINO, director Jonathan Nossiter examines the impact of globalisation on the world's differ…

  • Europe
  • Germany




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




Colour Me Kieslowski

15.02.2006

Almost ten years ago, the brilliant Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away, leaving a legacy of extraordinary richness. For many, Kieslowski represents the summit of European filmmaking, at first in his native Poland (THE TEN COMMANDMENTS),…

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Directing




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,…

  • Acting
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Germany
  • Europe




Hitting the Right Note: Stephen Warbeck Live on Stage

16.02.2006

Stephen Warbeck’s ability to write scores across a multitude of genres, as well as his musical proficiency with a variety of instruments make him a true jack of all trades in the music world. The Oscar winning film composer joins this year’s campus…

  • Score Composing
  • Master Classes
  • Europe




Stardust Memories

16.02.2006

  • Acting
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Master Classes
  • Europe




Metrobranding - The Creation and Production of City Images

11.02.2007

There's a whole lot of business behind the decision of a film's location: the new world order demands that all major cities create an image which is easily distinguishable from its competitors. The branding of nations and cities has become a major by…

  • Ning Ying
  • Marketing
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Asia




Virtual Cinema

11.02.2007

Be it the travel of cinema spectators into the ancient times of historical films like Tom Tykwer’s PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER or time-travelling characters as in the Berlinale Generation Kplus contribution CRUSADE IN JEANS , produced by Kees K…

  • Europe
  • Cross Media




Film Co-Ops - Making Films with Friends

12.02.2007

On the long, winding road from the first idea for a film to its premiere, all filmmakers know: you need to have a homebase which enables you to work, especially, when you are operating independently, outside of film schools, studios or other establis…

  • Distribution
  • Film Financing
  • Networking/Collaborating
  • Europe
  • Asia




Whose Side is it Anyway?

12.02.2007

How does a film win the hearts of people? How do individuals decide to love or hate a film? The answer lies in the power of identification: a deeply private bond growing with a character, two lovers, a family or a set of equal-minded individuals. I’…

  • Raoul Peck
  • Europe




Emerging Partners: Film and Digital

11.02.2004

  • Cinematography
  • Master Classes
  • Germany
  • Europe




Burning Stories

14.02.2007

“Can young filmmakers change the world? How to make the personal political and the political personal – are these the only questions that matter?“, asks Dick Fontaine, head of the documentary department at NFTS as an introduction to a discussion o…

  • Germany
  • Europe




Steering Emotions

15.02.2007

Film scores are a crucial, yet chronically underestimated key to understanding and steering an audiences’ reaction to a film. Strangely enough, music can also serve as a means of creating distances to the visuals on screen. The panel seeks to highli…

  • Europe
  • Score Composing