20.02.2018 - Agnès Godard, Nancy Schreiber, moderated by Vinca Wiedemann
Cinematography is more than tech and testosterone, and it often takes a woman with serious guts to wade her way through that little boys’ club. “I’ve been called a woman cameraman,“ says American DoP Nancy Schreiber (Your Friends and Neighbors). Internationally recognised and lauded, she spent a lifetime working for more than 100 films and is the fourth woman voted into the American Society of Cinematographers and the first female DoP ever to receive its President’s Award in 2017. Joining Schreiber onstage for an open exchange with the audience is likewise legendary Agnès Godard, who has lensed films for Agnès Varda and Claire Denis and won the Cé- sar Award for her work on Beau Travail. Comparing perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic, Schreiber and Godard discuss their methods of collaborating on set, the possibilities opened up by new technologies, their visions for the industry future, how to keep the focus and change the picture for women in film.
Vinca Wiedemann is the director of the National Film School of Denmark and a former film editor, script writer, producer and story supervisor. She worked with Lars von Trier on his screenplay for MELANCHOLIA and NYMPHOMANIAC and as a creative producer on Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning IN A BETTER WORLD. She has held several positions at the Danish Film Institute and was the co-founder and first artistic director of New Danish Screen, a production support programme for talent development.