Paula Alamillo, Sonja Klümper, Erika Lust, Ines Moldavsky
Take a leading role in reimagining decision-culture on set and hear more about the daily struggles that shape the experiences of many filmmakers! In the company of director Erika Lust, Talents alums producers Paula Alamillo and Sonja Klümper encourage discussion about ethical principles on set. Like-minded people here get a chance to reflect on practises and swap contacts so that trustworthy relationships can also be enduring ones.
Paula Alamillo Rodriguez is a writer, producer and co-founder of Amard Bird Films in Berlin. Their first feature, which she co-wrote, was DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE. She attended Berlinale Talents in 2016 and presented three films at the Berlinale in 2017: THE MISANDRISTS, ULRIKE’s BRAIN and FLUIDØ. NUDO MIXTECO was selected for the Talent Project Market in 2018. That same year, Bruce LaBruce’s IT IS NOT THE PORNOGRAPHER THAT IS PERVERSE premiered at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Producer Sonja Klümper is a co-founder of Amard Bird Films, a Berlin-based production company focusing on social issues and queer content. The company promotes women in all technical and creative roles. She attended Berlinale Talents in 2016 and presented three films at the Berlinale in 2017: THE MISANDRISTS and ULRIKE’S BRAIN by Bruce LaBruce and FLUIDØ by Shu Lea Cheang. In 2018, LaBruce’s IT IS NOT THE PORNOGRAPHER THAT IS PERVERSE premiered at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico.
Erika Lust is an acclaimed indie adult filmmaker. In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk called “It’s Time for Porn to Change.” Her XConfessions project is the world’s first crowd-sourced erotic film series. Every month, she picks two anonymous fantasies shared on XConfessions.com and turns them into explicit shorts. With more than 150 short films, she also produces and finances female guest directors from across the globe and believes in having women in all key positions behind the camera.
A video artist and experimental filmmaker, Ines Moldavsky is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her films revolve around subversive performative acts, using herself as a character and her own identity as a subject of investigation, and often focus on gender, sexuality and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her recent film THE MEN BEHIND THE WALL won the Golden Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale in 2018.