25.02.2020 - Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol
Presenting the dream team: Jonas, Janine and Maren are the successful trio behind Komplizen. For more than twenty years, the complicity at the heart of this Berlin-based company has led them to the forefront of ambitious international productions, including Nadav Lapid’s Golden-Bear-winning Synonymes, Valeska Grisebach's Western, the Netflix-streamed series Skylines, and of course, Maren's own work as a director with features such as Toni Erdmann and Alle Anderen. These lauded creatives share their secrets behind sustaining partnerships with established filmmakers while paving the way for surprising newcomers. Be prepared to spell “collaboration” with a K.
Matthijs Wouter Knol has been the director of the European Film Market since 2014. Originally from the Netherlands, he previously worked as a creative producer of a dozen internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary films. He then worked for IDFA, where he was responsible for its co-production and sales markets, and set up the IDFAcademy including its Summer School. From 2008 to 2014, he was Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents, and a co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.