12.02.2013 - Amra Baksic Camo, Anna Seifert-Speck, moderated by Ben Gibson
Regardless of budget, some films manage to reach their full potential through the creativity and resourcefulness of the filmmaker. Beyond the use of non-actors or refraining from fancy sets and locations, what key elements should filmmakers consider when working with limited budgets? Producer Anna Seifert-Speck, of acclaimed British indie Weekend, and the producer of the Berlinale Competition film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Amra Baksič Camo, discuss how they managed great creative success while working with micro-budgets.
Ben Gibson is the Director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was previously Director of Degree Programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014, he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. He has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and others. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.