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Berlinale Talents 2020




Collective Change: The Age of Amateur Cinema

with Jia Zhang-ke, moderated by Peter Cowie

Some think him restless. Jia Zhang-ke has tirelessly documented change in Chinese society since the 1990s, choosing socially neglected figures who witness seismic historical transformations as his protagonists. Jia’s portrayals of contemporary Chin…



Play It by Ear: Hildur's Musical Intuitions

with Hildur Guðnadóttir, moderated by Anas Sareen

Whether to match the mind of the ultimate social misfit or the fallout of a nuclear catastrophe, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir keeps an ear out for the eccentric. A challenge to the predictable stirrings of television and film drama, her Os…



Kill Your Darlings

with Susan Korda

“Good editing is like good sex”, in the lucid words of editor and director Susan Korda. “You create an expectation in your audience – and then you fulfil it”. Tracing scenes from Bonnie and Clyde and Jaws back to the initial “Oh, shit!”…



Collecting Memory: Archives of the Future

with Didi Cheeka, Filipa César, Tamer El Said, moderated by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Film as a medium plays an increasingly important role in fashioning historical memory. Yet curating the past is no straightforward affair, especially if the aim is decolonisation. Whether it be the tricky question of preservation and restoration of s…



Speaking the Youth: Writing Teenage Series

with Julia Penner, Ronja Salmi, Sandra Stöckmann, moderated by Meredith Burkholder

Want to sound like a teenager? LOL! Because authenticity is easily at risk when creating teenage dialogues or scripting slang, we’ve invited the creators of popular youth series to share their secrets about writing short form content. Julia Penner …



World Building Live: Decoding Stories

with Heba Y. Amin, Juan Diaz Bohorquez, Sergei Gepshtein, Itamar Kubovy

From our personal stories to the global narratives of politics, migration or climate change, our lives are made of many interwoven tales. At the root of our dreams and fears, these narratives fashion the choices we make and shape our understanding of…



Collective & Co: Needs and Ideals

with Merle Kröger, Muriel Meynard, Philip Scheffner, Patrick Sobelman, moderated by Anas Sareen

A successful collective is one that can rethink itself. Producers and directors reflect on what forming a “collective” has meant to them and what a shift in circumstances can do to their ideals. In 1990s Berlin Philip Scheffner und Merle Kröger …



Blind Trust: Dialogues in Image and Space

with Josephine Decker, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, moderated by Verena von Stackelberg

It takes two to trust. Space-bending director Josephine Decker and moving-image architect Sturla Brandth Grøvlen retrace the steps of their initial film collaboration on Shirley (Encounters 2020). Set in 1950s America, the film portrays the uneasy l…



Protocols & Pathways: Indigenous Film Sets

with Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Jason Ryle, Tusi Tamasese, moderated by Marjorie Bendeck Regalado

What are the ethics of ownership when the story told is that of an Indigenous community? Creatives from Canada, Samoa, and Sápmi speak of the significance that responsibility, sensitivity and collective exchange take on in their work. Zoe Leigh Hopk…



Cinema From Below: Movements of Resistance

with Nadir Bouhmouch, Mohamad El-Hadidi, moderated by Viola Shafik

Unleash the revolutionary potential of filmmaking. Challenging the oft-rehearsed idea that protests of the Arab Spring were a product of social media, Viola Shafik turns our attention to the history of collective filmmaking in the Arab world and argu…



Inside Out: Cinema on the Verge

with Kleber Mendonça Filho, moderated by Vincenzo Bugno

Kleber Mendonça Filho temporarily sets his jury duties aside to reflect on cinema in Brazil from his multiple vantage points as screenwriter, director, critic and festival organiser. Be it capital and the mechanics of exclusion it ignites among neig…



Multi Plebs: Build Your Own Cinema!

with Berni Goldblat, Butheina Kazim, Catalina Marín Duarte, Dominga Sotomayor, moderated by Dorothee Wenner

History repeats itself: as was the case in the early days of cinema history, increasing numbers of film fanatics worldwide turn their dreams into reality and run their own cinemas. Film entrepreneurs from Chile, Burkina Faso and the United Arab Emira…



Three's a Crowd: Meet the Komplizen

with 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, in…



Change of Focus: Caleb's Camera

with Caleb Deschanel, moderated by Peter Cowie

Beginning with the 1969 graduation film of a certain Terrence Malick to the most recent challenge of an all-virtual shoot for The Lion King, cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel (Twin Peaks, The Patriot) explains how curiosity drives a career…



Ctrl Alt Del: Leaving the System

with Robin Klengel, Kevin B. Lee, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf, moderated by Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

Set in the spectacular landscapes of Battlefield V, the Berlinale Shorts film How to Disappear is an anti-war video project created by the members of the Digital Disarmament Movement. Rewiring the option to desert, their work rewrites the rules of th…



Berlinale Homage: In Conversation with Helen Mirren

with Helen Mirren, moderated by Rajendra Roy

From her early days at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Helen Mirren continues to personify female figures with emblematic personalities, perhaps most notably a duty-bound yet emotionally conflicted Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) or more recently the…



Network Breakout: How To Grassroot

with Susanne Ewenstein, Rabea Koss, Nadja Lischewski, Sigrun Neisen, Thomas Sabel, Dorothee Wenner

Communication is key. Meet the panellists from the previous "How to Grassroot" session as well as from further international initiatives to learn how they support filmmakers in their programmes, funds and foundations. Vice versa, the experts are keen…



Mass Movement: The DAU Project

with Jürgen Jürges, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, Ilya Permyakov, moderated by Dana Linssen

Ambitious projects can take on a life of their own. For those involved in DAU, this has meant life and art on a Soviet scale: first conceived in 2006 as a conventional biopic of the twentieth-century Russian physicist Lev Landau (nicknamed Dau), the …



Puppet Regime: Dogs and Snails in Stop-Motion

with Jay Clarke, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, moderated by Andrew Amondson

If patience is a virtue, animation filmmakers are particularly worthy of our admiration. Follow two seasoned practitioners as they guide us through the arresting world of stopmotion animation. A cherished collaborator of Wes Anderson, Jay Clarke (Isl…



Future Intense: Queer Film Collectives

with Tan Bee Thiam , Daniel Hui, Liao Jiekai, Paulina Lorenz, Raquel Molt, Faraz Shariat, Lei Yuan Bin, moderated by Sebastian Markt

Expect hierarchies to break and hybridity to rule. Here, queer film collectives selected for this year's Panorama come together. The members of Jünglinge Film (Futur Drei) do not intend to abide by the rules when it comes to national identity or the…