Internationally celebrated cinematographer Agnès Godard has been the longtime collaborator of Claire Denis, contributing her visual genius to the look of Denis‘ singular films. She photographed masterpieces including, Beau Travail, for which Godard won numerous awards. Godard has also worked with Wim Wenders on his acclaimed classic Wings of Desire, and other distinguished auteurs including Erick Zonca (The Dreamlife of Angels) and André Téchiné‘s Strayed. Godard will show her work and speak with Talents about her creative working methods, the difference between her experience working on celluloid and her first digitally shot film, Ursula Meier‘s Sister, and her collaborations with various other prominent filmmakers over the years.
Agnès Godard is a director of photography and a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques Paris. She has collaborated with Claire Denis, Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, André Téchiné, and many others. Her distinctions include winning a César for Best Photography, being named Best Cinematographer by the National Society of Film Critics, and receiving the Chlotrudis Award 2010, the Special Prize CST 2009 and the Marburger Kamerapreis 2012 for her body of work.
Matthijs Wouter Knol has been the director of the European Film Market since 2014. Originally from the Netherlands, he previously worked as a creative producer of a dozen internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary films. He then worked for IDFA, where he was responsible for its co-production and sales markets, and set up the IDFAcademy including its Summer School. From 2008 to 2014, he was Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents, and a co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.