In cooperation with Berlinale Goes Kiez.
Philipp Eichholtz, Sanam Gharagozlou, Sigrid Limprecht
moderated by Anne Lakeberg
We all love cinema but it’s impossible to turn a blind eye to the changes occurring in the age of growing streaming platforms. This open roundtable, located in one of Berlin’s traditional community cinemas, gathers sales agents, distributors and producers along with cinema owners and the audience to define the unique selling points of watching films collectively. Bringing open-minded people from different backgrounds together, including the arthouse streamer MUBI, we want to shift the often stale “online vs. offline” battle towards a more nuanced understanding between those who, each in their own way, fight for films to be seen and loved.
Philipp Eichholtz is a German director and producer. His credits include LOVE ME! (2014), DANCING QUIETLY (2016) and EVERYTHING ALWAYS ALL THE TIME (2018). In 2018, AWAY YOU GO was the opening film at Berlinale Perspektive Deutsches Kino. He has made Variety’s Top 10 Europeans to Watch list. He is a participant at Berlinale Talents 2019.
Sanam Gharagozlou is the International Marketing Manager at MUBI, the online cinema that hand-picks a new film every day. She has been responsible for distribution, press and partnerships with the likes of the Royal Academy, Serpentine Gallery and the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, among others. In 2018, she produced her first short film for MUBI, Ben Rivers’ TREES DOWN HERE.
The long-standing director of the Bonner Kinemathek and of the International Silent Film Festival Bonn, Sigrid Limprecht is an expert on worldwide industry developments, especially in distribution. She was a founding partner of the distribution company Rapid Eye Movies from 1997 to 2008. Today, she focuses on international networking between production and sales and aims to raise awareness about distribution strategies among emerging film professionals.
For over four years, Anne Lakeberg, together with Wiebke Thomsen, has successfully run the arthouse City Kino Wedding in Berlin, a glamorous 1960s cinema built by the French occupation forces. She studied Sociology and Latin American Studies with a focus on film in Bielefeld and Buenos Aires, earned a degree in cinema management and worked in film distribution. She is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee and will serve as a host during this year’s Berlinale Goes Kiez.