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Programme Schedule

Programme for
Monday, February 15, 2016

Tickets for all public events can be bought on the Berlinale website.

HAU2 08:45 - 10:00 Talents only
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Early Bird Breakfast

Hosted by Creative Skillset and British Council.

HAU2 10:00 - 11:00 Talents only
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Talents Circle: Supporting Talent

moderated by AC Coppens

Rebecca Davies (Creative Skillset), Gavin Humphries (Creative Skillset), Alby James, Wendy Mitchell (British Council), Dorothee Wenner (Berlinale).

The UK plays an important role nurturing emerging filmmakers at home and abroad. Under the theme, "Supporting Talent", Creative Skillset and British Council invite you to this presentation of their initiatives to support projects at all stages of production, as well as at international festivals. Other guests will be on hand to offer insights and network in small rounds.
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AC Coppens

AC Coppens is the founder of The Marketing Catalysts, which boost the development of innovative players at the intersection of digital tech and film, AR/VR, design, music and sound. AC mentors interactive and transmedia projects at the Tribeca Film Institute, DOK Leipzig, Story:First Digital Storytelling Lab and PRIMI Pôle Transmedia Méditerranée, and is a programme curator for conferences such as Changing the Picture and CPH:DOX Cinema & Science.

HAU3 - Black Stage 09:00 - 14:30 Talents only
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Playing the Character

Cristina Flutur, Kristof Konrad, Jean-Louis Rodrigue

Pre-registration required.

This hands-on workshop instructs actors how to build unforgettable characters by using the Alexander Technique, animal studies and imagery. Actors discover how they can use themselves more truthfully in relationship to their script, the environment of the story and to other actors. Elements to be explored include physical and spatial circumstances, pursuing objectives and overcoming obstacles, rhythm and using the imagination to access the unconscious. The workshop integrates these elements and process into a bold and brave human characterization.

As a special guest, Romanian actress Cristina Flutur will join the studio for a Q&A.
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Cristina Flutur

Cristina Flutur is a Romanian film and theatre actress. She performed for the stage at the National Theatre in Sibiu, Romania, and in 2012 she made her debut in cinema with a main role in Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills', for which she received the Golden Palm for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. She performs in international film co-productions.

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Kristof Konrad

Polish-trained actor, who studied and worked with directors like Andrzej Wajda, Kenneth Branagh, Ron Howard and Roland Emmerich. He taught Intensive Acting in Film Workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Toronto, Melbourne. His screen credits include: HOUSE OF CARDS, ANGELS AND DEMONS and INDEPENDENCE DAY.
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Jean-Louis Rodrigue

An internationally renowned acting coach, movement director and professor, Jean-Louis Rodrigue has worked on many Academy Award-winning films, major plays, television, opera, and music events. He has worked with Berlinale Talents since 2009, developing the acting programme and mentoring its participants. Most recently, he coached Christian Bale in the upcoming feature BACKSEAT, Rachel McAdams in DISOBEDIENCE and Margot Robbie on her Oscar-nominated role in I, TONYA. He is a professor at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 09:00 - 20:00 Talents only
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub

In partnership with VFF.

HAU1 11:30 - 13:30 Talents only
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Film Screening: Maquinaria Panamericana (Panamerican Machinery)

Joaquin del Paso
moderated by Kevin Murphy

In cooperation with Berlinale Forum.

This dark comedy tells the story of the employees of Maquinaria Panamericana – a beloved family business on the outskirts of Mexico City – whose world comes crashing down when their generous boss suddenly turns up dead. Realizing that the company is bankrupt and that they have no pensions or prospects for future employment, the fearful and grieving colleagues lock themselves inside their former workplace. It‘s going to be a long night. This production was realized through the tag-team efforts of Talents alumni contributing as director, producer, writer, co-producer, sound designer, post-producer, cinematographer and editor.

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Joaquin del Paso

Born in Mexico City in 1986. He earned a master’s degree at the Polish Film School in Łodz. Joaquín Del Paso is a co-founder of Amondo Films, a film collective based in Warsaw, Delhi and Mexico City. In addition, he works as a cinematographer for fiction and documentary films. MAQUINARIA PANAMERICANA is his first film.

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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy is a US-born media arts programmer based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2008 he is a member of the selection committee of Berlinale Talents and the coordinator of the Berlinale Talents Editing Studio. Previously he did film pre-selection at Berlinale Panorama and the Hamptons International Film Festival, was Director of Short Films at the Lake Placid Film Festival and a curatorial assistant in the Film and Media Arts Program at the Guggenheim Museum. In 2010 he was guest curator of Posit(HIV)e Screenings, Film Week of the Berliner Aids Association, and curated an annual program of Nordic video art for the LOOP Festival from 2007-2009. He has written on cinema for Filmmaker Magazine, sensesofcinema.com, and PLANET°.

HAU3 - Top Floor 11:30 - 13:30 Talents only
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The Survival Guide to Digital Workflows

Roy Andersson, Dirk Meier, Gergely Pálos, Niko Remus

Both big and small budget-productions struggle to keep up with changing technologies and the multitude of digital workflows. This year’s session takes as a case study Roy Andersson’s 2014 Venice Golden Lion winner A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, which required a special focus on the production and post-production workflow. One of the two DOPs of the film, Gergely Pálos (Berlinale Talents 2011), joins post-production supervisor Niko Remus and colorist Dirk Meier to recount their experiences on the film. The team discusses the implications of shooting with one camera and prime lens over four years, lighting and exposure for a Red camera, on-set monitoring, matte painting, delivering VFX shots for grading, deliverables and archiving. Director Roy Andersson joins later in the session for a Q&A.
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Roy Andersson

Swedish writer, director, producer and editor. His 1970 debut feature A SWEDISH LOVE STORY won four awards at the Berlinale. After many award-winning advertising films, he returned in 2000 with SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, which won the jury Prize in Cannes, and in 2007 with YOU THE LIVING. His latest work, which ended this trilogy, A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE won the Golden Lion in Venice in 2014 and the Best Comedy prize at the European Film Awards.

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Dirk Meier

A colourist and postproduction consultant, Dirk Meier is an expert on colour management and digital film postproduction. He has worked for German and international companies such as The Post Republic, ARRI and Zentropa, and on films such as Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST, Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH... and Sebastian Lelio’s A FANTASTIC WOMAN. He also heads the world’s first long-term training programme for colour grading, Up.Grade, at the DFFB in Berlin.
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Gergely Pálos

Cinematographer living in Stockholm. He’s studied cinematography at the University of Drama and Film in Budapest, Hungary. His work as cinematographer includes Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2014 where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film. He has worked on several short films, documentaries and another feature film, ONE DAY OF BETTY.

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Niko Remus

German post-production supervisor and workflow consultant. He works on international co-productions – mainly features, but also documentary films for cinema release. His projects include Semih Kaplanoğlu’s BAL, Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT, Jim Jarmusch's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE. He is part of the European Post Production Workshop EP2C since its founding year 2010, a trainer at the FrameWork workshop at the Torino Film Lab and gives lectures at different film schools.

Berlinale Talents Market Hub 12:30 - 13:15 Talents only
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Meet the Experts: George Schmalz and Dan Schoenbrun

George Schmalz, Dan Schoenbrun

In cooperation with Kickstarter.

Interested in crowdfunding? The Film Outreach Leads at Kickstarter share insider knowledge how to use the platform successfully and answer your questions regarding the new partnership between Kickstarter and Berlinale Talents.
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George Schmalz

A long-standing member of the Kickstarter Film team, George Schmalz has worked with hundreds of filmmakers on their projects. Schmalz was previously in film distribution at Kino Lorber and Oscilloscope, exhibition at Landmark Theatres and in film & video production while living in San Diego.

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Dan Schoenbrun

Senior Film Outreach Lead at Kickstarter, where he’s helped filmmakers raise over $10m for new projects. Previously, Dan served as the Associate Director of Programming at IFP, and as the Associate Editor of FILMMAKER Magazine. He’s spoken about filmmaking at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and the New York Film Festival. Recently, Dan spearheaded and produced COLLECTIVE:SUBCONSCIOUS, a collaborative feature in which five of NYC’s most acclaimed filmmakers adapted each other’s dreams for the screen. The film will become the first ever omnibus to premiere in Competition at SXSW in 2016.

HAU1 14:30 - 16:00 Talents only
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The Director Must Not Be Credited: Collectives

Thomas Vinterberg
moderated by Thomas Oberender

As a co-founder of the Dogme 95 movement, Thomas Vinterberg helped draft the revolutionary manifesto's rule #9, which states that the director must not be mentioned in the credits. The Danish filmmaker has since continued to awe audiences with his stories about the often harmonious, but also fraught relationship of the individual to the community. Vinterberg grew up in a hippy commune in 1970s Copenhagen, an experience that informs not only the story and milieu portrayed in his newest film The Commune in Competition, but also his ways of interacting with his cast and crew on film sets. Vinterberg focuses on the powers and complexities of collective working in his universe, from his youth through Dogme and in his latest work.
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Thomas Vinterberg

The co-creator of the Dogma95 manifesto and academy award nominee, Thomas Vinterberg (born 1969), has won international recognition for his work on films like THE CELEBRATION and THE HUNT including European Film Awards and prizes in Cannes. Vinterberg is taking part in this year’s competition at the Berlinale with THE COMMUNE.

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Thomas Oberender

Director of Berliner Festspiele, a cultural organization overseeing festivals, exhibitions, programme series and individual events for music, theatre, performance and art in Berlin. Before that he was the chief dramatic advisor and artistic director at Schauspielhaus Bochum from 2000 to 2005, chief dramatic advisor and co-director at Schauspielhaus Zürich in 05/06 and Head of Drama at the Salzburg Festival from 2006 to 2011. He has written and translated several plays, realized art projects for Expo 2000, the Ruhrtriennale art festival, the European Capital of Culture Ruhr 2010 and is the author of several books.

HAU2 14:30 - 16:00 Talents only
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Looking Ahead: Meet Your Future Audience

Paul Tyler

In cooperation with BKM and Creative Skillset.

To "think of your audience" from the beginning of project development is one of the advices filmmakers often hear. But how can we actually get to know those audiences before they show up in the cinema? Paul Tyler, inventor of the "Handling Ideas" method, takes inner notions of a film's future audience out of the filmmaker's head and maps them with LEGO® on the table. Tyler introduces us to a method to literally see an assumed audience from birds-eye view and learn how it feels and deals with the story. Tyler leads Talents through a practical case study, blending a journalistic approach to interviewing with the techniques used in other creative industries to visualize ideas, enable collaboration and unlock decision-making.
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Paul Tyler

After a 20 year career spanning TV, cross-media and theater, Paul set up Handling Ideas to speed up how products, services, stories and campaigns are built and delivered. He’s worked with 70 clients, 400 projects in 19 countries, including CPH:DOX, EAVE, Sources 2, Venice Biennale College, STHML Debut, Entertainment Master Class, Boost, Nordisk Film and TV Fond and FIPA.

HAU3 - Top Floor 14:30 - 16:00 Talents only
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In Reference to: Visual Essays

Kogonada , Kevin B. Lee
moderated by Oliver Baumgarten

In cooperation with FIPRESCI and Goethe-Institut.

Recent years have seen the increased popularity of short online videos that explore films or the œuvre of a director by reworking and commenting on shots and scenes to reveal new insights. These visual essays – produced by everybody from fans to film critics and academics – quote, remix, pay homage and draw references between movies, film history, journalism and pop culture. Both hailed internationally as kings of the video essay, Kevin B. Lee (vimeo.com/kevinblee) and kogonada (kogonada.com) come to Berlin to discuss their aesthetic and practical approaches to an exciting means of expression, which they have developed into an independent variety of cinematic art.
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Korean-born filmmaker and video essayist. "Kogonada makes short films... that are so quiet and rapturous that you feel a jolt when they’re done: they are over before you want them to be over.” (The New Yorker) He is a regular contributor to the Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound. His works have been featured in numerous publications and venues around the world. He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”.

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Kevin B. Lee

A 2004 alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Kevin B. Lee is a video essayist and a pioneer of the desktop documentary format. His award-winning TRANSFORMERS: THE PREMAKE was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine. He was Founding Editor and Chief Video Essayist at Fandor, supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Slate and IndieWire. He is professor of cross-media publishing at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart.
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Oliver Baumgarten

Oliver Baumgarten is a film journalist and curator. He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the film magazine Schnitt and an initiator and co-host of the Filmplus festival. He helped develop the training initiative School of Film Agents (SOFA) and was appointed programme manager of the Max Ophüls Preis film festival in Saarbrücken in 2014. He also curated the Goethe-Institut’s film series “Celluloid Curtain,” which toured London, Berlin, Budapest, Vilnius, Zagreb and Helsinki.

Berlinale Talents Market Hub 15:00 - 16:00 Talents only
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Meet the Expert at Work: Wendy Bernfeld

Wendy Bernfeld

Pre-registration required.

Specialised in content licensing negotiations and related rights advice for traditional and digital media, Bernfeld is a noted expert of new distribution models such as VOD.
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Wendy Bernfeld

Managing director of Rights Stuff, www.rights-stuff.com, an international content consultancy specialized in film, TV and digital content acquisition, distribution and related strategy, rights advice for and to traditional and digital platforms and rights holders. She has over 25 years’ experience in Europe and North America in film, pay TV, VOD and program buying, as well as production, distribution, and channel /SVOD start-ups. Her former roles included CEO, Canal+ International Acquisitions, MD Alliance-Atlantis International, and earlier SVP Movie Network. In addition, Wendy lectures and writes, including for The FilmCollaborative’s book ''Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.: Digital Distribution in Europe”.

HAU3 - Black Stage 15:30 - 19:30 Talents only
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Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp I

Puneet Kaur Ahira, Jessica Brillhart, Kilian Kleinschmidt, Alex McDowell

In cooperation with the USC /World Building Institute, Los Angeles. Pre-registration required.

World building allows us to re-imagine the limits of design, technology and storytelling for a volumetric comprehension of our world, revealing long-term implications, at different scales and with multiple perspectives. Focusing on the prompt that refugee "camps" are cities of the future, we explore the dynamic relations and interconnected factors of a generic camp in 2035. This two-part workshop engages a collaborative practice with a group of Talents and domain experts using the power of informed storytelling.
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Puneet Kaur Ahira

Special Advisor to Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to President Obama. The scope of Puneet's role at the White House includes leveraging technology to counter violent extremism and expand opportunity for refugees and other marginalized communities. She started out as a portfolio analyst at Goldman Sachs and worked for and co-founded a number of non-profits and NGOs. Until recently she served as a Program Director at Google's Solve for X, an open moonshot platform to accelerate the progress of individuals and organizations working on breakthrough science and technology projects.

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Jessica Brillhart

US filmmaker and VR pioneer. She is the principal filmmaker for VR at Google. In 2009, she joined Google's Creative Lab where she spearheaded numerous award winning shorts and documentaries before joining the Cardboard team in 2015. Since directing, WORLD TOUR – the first VR film made with the Jump ecosystem – Brillhart has continued travelling the world, filming and experimenting, all in an effort to better understand and help inform others about this emergent medium.

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Kilian Kleinschmidt

International networker, humanitarian and refugee expert. He is the founder and chairman of the Start-up Innovation and Planning Agency (IPA). He most recently managed the UNHCR refugee camp of Za'atari in Jordan, which has become a symbol for new and innovative approaches in refugee and humanitarian management under his leadership. Previous senior roles included Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Deputy Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Acting Director for Communities and Minorities in the UN administration in Kosovo, Executive Secretary for the Migration and Refugee Initiative (MARRI) in the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and many field based functions with UNHCR, UNDP and WFP.

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Alex McDowell

Alex McDowell RDI is a narrative designer working at the intersection of design, technology and storytelling. He is the founder and creative director of Experimental Design; a Professor of Practice at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts; and Director of the USC World Building Institute. He has 30 years’ experience as a production designer and has worked with David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, and Anthony Minghella, among others.
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Berlinale Talents Market Hub 16:00 - 17:00 Talents only
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EFM Discovery Tour

Sydney Levine

In cooperation with European Film Market. Pre-registration required.

The European Film Market (EFM) is the industry center of the Berlinale and a major hub for international film professionals including distributors, buyers, producers, financiers and sales agents. Located at the Martin Gropius Bau, the EFM is a bustling nine-day trade fair where over 8,000 participants from 100 countries attend and over 800 films are presented. Sydney Levine, a pioneer acquisitions executive, conducts two tours of the inner workings of the EFM for first-timers.
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Sydney Levine

An educator and consultant, Sydney Levine was a pioneer acquisitions executive and founder of FilmFinders, the first global database for features acquisitions which was eventually merged with IMDbPro. The site still hosts her blog SydneysBuzz about international film business developments. She has taught courses on distribution and marketing at Chapman University, UCLA Extension Film School Certificate Program, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Cannes Producer Workshop and elsewhere.
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HAU1 17:00 - 18:30 Talents only
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Between the Lines: Love Letters to Film

Sandro Aguilar, Ivo M. Ferreira, Nuno Mello, Miguel Nunes, João Ribeiro, Margarida Vila-Nova
moderated by Ben Gibson

"The space between someone writing a letter and someone reading it eventually gives birth to a sort of intermediate character", describes Portuguese director Ivo M. Ferreira the deeper narrative structure of his movie Cartas da Guerra. Certainly a must-see discovery in this year’s Berlinale Competition, the shimmering black-and-white film is based on the many love letters sent by young military doctor António to his pregnant wife during the Portuguese Colonial War in 1971. The film team (of which main actor Miguel Nunes and editor Sandro Aguilar are Talents alumni) reflects on the genesis of the story from the original letters to book and film. Exploring the eloquent interplay of acting, directing, set design, cinematography and editing, they trace the creation of their very own language for most intimate feelings of pain, despair and tender longing, through which the film emerges as a cinematic love letter itself.

(The originally announced session with Jonathan Glazer had to be cancelled.)
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Sandro Aguilar

Portuguese editor, producer and filmmaker. He was nominated for two European Film Awards and won awards in Venice and Locarno for his short films THE SERPENT, CORPO E MEIO and SEM MOVIMENTO. He has founded his own production company O Som E A Fúria, which has since released many short films and also features by directors like Miguel Gomes and Manoel de Oliveira.

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Ivo M. Ferreira

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1975, he made his first documentary films whilst travelling in Asia (O HOMEM DA BICICLETA – DIÁRIO DE MACAU). He has made a number of films focusing on anthropological documentary in countries including Angola. In 2009 he also started making fiction films such as AGUAS MIL (APRIL SHOWERS) which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival. He currently lives in Macau.

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Nuno Mello

Portuguese set decorator and production designer. He has already worked with director Ivo M. Ferreira for his feature APRIL SHOWERS. His latest collaboration with Ferreira is LETTERS FROM WAR, which premieres in this year's Berlinale Competition.

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Miguel Nunes

Portuguese actor born in Lisbon in 1988. After extensive TV work and several short films he starred in award-winning features like SWAN by acclaimed Portuguese director Teresa Villaverde or Alberto Seixas Santo's E O TEMPO PASSA. He starred in the short-film REHEARSAL directed by Dinis Costa that premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and took part at Berlinale Talents 2015.

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João Ribeiro

Portuguese director of photography. He started out in documentary filmmaking, before establishing himself in feature fiction films. Among much other international work he was director of photography for several films of award-winning director João Botelho, including the mini-series OS MAIAS.

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Margarida Vila-Nova

Portuguese actress. She became famous for various TV soaps, and went on to star in several feature films by director João Botelho. She is married to director Ivo M. Ferreira, with whom she worked together on the short film NA ESCAMA DO DRAGAO before their latest collaboration LETTERS FROM WAR.

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Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson is the director of the DFFB film school in Berlin. He was previously director of degree programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and a visiting professor at Goldsmiths. From 2001 to 2014, he was director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was head of production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.
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HAU2 17:00 - 18:30 Talents only
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Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow

Steve Matthews, Molly M. Stensgaard
moderated by Jakob Kirstein Høgel

Within the framework of the Drama Series Days.

The wide format of drama series offers space to create worlds and send characters and audience on the long roads to love or perdition. But the greater number of possibilities enjoyed by the creative team, the more important it becomes to define a clear structure from the very beginning. Steve Matthews, Executive Producer of Drama Development at HBO Europe, and editor Molly M. Stensgaard (Dogville, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II, Norskov) reveal how to find the cinematic language of a drama series, stay true to narrative frameworks and react to contingencies met along the way. Considering storytelling as a "Gesamtkunstwerk" of all arts, the experts jointly elaborate on how to create a holistic viewing experience and an unmistakably recognizable style later for the audience.
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Steve Matthews

Steve was consulting producer on Neil Jordan’s THE BORGIAS for Showtime, and produced four series of RTE’s award-winning Dublin gangster series LOVE/HATE. He was formerly script editor at the BBC on SILENT WITNESS and was co-creator of Channel 5’s late night horror series URBAN GOTHIC. He is currently Executive Producer for Drama Development at HBO Europe.

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Molly M. Stensgaard

Molly M. Stensgaard is a Danish film editor who has edited most of Lars von Trier’s films including DANCER IN THE DARK, DOGVILLE, MELANCHOLIA , NYMPHOMANIAC and, soon to come, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. From 2006 to 2010, she was commissioning editor for feature films at the Danish Film Institute. In 2007, she was a member of the Berlinale’s International Jury.
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Jakob Kirstein Høgel

Jakob Kirstein Høgel is a producer at the leading Danish production company, Meta Film, as well as film commissioner at the West Danish Film Fund and co-initiator of Rough Cut Service together with the world’s leading documentary editors. He has a dubious past in anthropology and cheese making.
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HAU1 - Fox Bar 18:45 - 19:45 Talents only
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Happy Hour

Hosted by Creative Skillset. By invitation only.