Around the Block: Talents Goes Kiez
- Time / Location
- Feb 24th 2020 / Filmrauschpalast
- Peter Cowie, Sigrid Limprecht, Lysann Windisch moderated by Anne Lakeberg
- Free access with festival badge.
A film historian and former international publishing director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.
Anne Lakeberg 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. For over five years she has successfully run the arthouse cinema City Kino Wedding in Berlin, hosting Berlinale Goes Kiez since 2016. The cinema programme has been awarded with the German Kinoprogrammpreis by BKM and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg several times.
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.
Lysann Windisch has organised and programmed various events focusing on Eastern European cinema. In 2018, she joined the Sino-European producers' association Bridging the Dragon as festival and partner liaison manager. Since 2019, she has been running the Next Wave training programme at the DFFB film school in Berlin. She mentors the CICAE training programme in Venice and in 2020 also started leading the marketing activities of MUBI in Germany.