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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




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




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




Through the Lens Clearly

15.02.2012

“It’s not a cameraman’s job to make nice pictures”, says Edward Lachman, “but to bring out the truth.” The distinguished cinematography of Edward Lachman, who has worked with top directors such as Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Todd Haynes, …

  • Master Classes
  • Cinematography




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




Barbara Hammer: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life

16.02.2011

She has inspired a generation of queer, feminist and avantgarde artists and filmmakers. Barbara Hammer, a highly prolific visual artist working primarily in film and video, has made over eighty films and videos in the past forty years. Galvanised by …

  • Directing
  • Master Classes
  • Queer
  • Social activism




The Schrader Way to Start a Film

17.02.2011

When the lights go off, the hall goes dark and the curtain rises, its time to sit back and enjoy the film. The anticipation that comes with the opening scene is often crucial to the success of the film as it sets the tone and allows the viewer to del…

  • Master Classes
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting




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




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




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




Christian Goldbeck: The Language of Spaces and Things

09.02.2009

Production Design master class with Christian Goldbeck.

  • Germany
  • Master Classes
  • Production Design




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




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




Experiments in Facts and Fiction: The Work of Sharon Lockhart

12.02.2009

In cooperation with Berlinale Forum expanded.

Over the last 15 years Sharon Lockhart has made films and photographs that frame the quiet moments of everyday life while exploring the subtle relationship between the two mediums. Much of her ph…

  • Master Classes




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




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




Crafting Visual Intensity

13.02.2008

Ellen Kuras has a way of seeing that takes an image to its outer limits. In her years as documentary cameraperson and director of photography, she has developed a visual sen­sitivity­ and expertise that resulted in her winning the Sundance Film Fe…

  • Master Classes
  • Cinematography
  • Networking/Collaborating




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




Eyes on the Music

14.02.2008

Presentation of the Volkswagen Score Competition.

  • Score Composing
  • Master Classes




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




Art as Moral Action

12.02.2006

The self-conception of artists changes with the development and the justification of society. The global community of the 21st century is affected by complex influences and has ended up in a diffuse “Distraction Culture“, as Peter Sellars put it. T…

  • Master Classes




Drawing Restraint 9

14.02.2006

DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 is part of an 18-year-long continuous project by conceptional artist Matthew Barney. Its different works, consisting of videos, installations and performances were inspired by the idea that resistance makes muscles larger and stro…

  • Directing
  • Master Classes




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




In the Limelight: Walter Salles

11.02.2007

Brazilian director Walter Salles won a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1998 for CENTRAL DO BRASIL , a film also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Recent films by Walter Salles include the US-Amer…

  • Master Classes
  • Directing




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




The Radical Way to Success: John Waters

13.02.2007

A filmmaker who became well known in the early 1970s for his intentionally transgressive comedies, he pushed hard at the boundaries of conventional propriety and movie censorship with his early films, PINK FLAMINGO, FEMALE TROUBLE and DESPERATE LIVI…

  • Film Financing
  • Directing
  • Master Classes




Emerging Partners: Film and Digital

11.02.2004

  • Cinematography
  • Master Classes
  • Germany
  • Europe




Walter Murch: Editing the Sound and the Music

11.02.2004

  • Score Composing
  • Editing
  • Master Classes