Bridging the Gap: Films in Between Spaces
- Bong Joon-Ho, Lorna Tee, Christoph Gröner
South Korean writer and director, whose feature film debut BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE was released in 2000. His film MEMORIES OF MURDER was screened at the San Sebastián film festival, among others, and won numerous awards. In 2006, following its world premiere in the Quinzane des Réalisateurs, THE HOST would go on to become the biggest box office hit ever in South Korea. Bong was invited to Cannes once again in 2009 for MOTHER, this time in the section Un Certain Regard. His English language film debut SNOWPIERCER was selected for the 2014 Berlinale Forum. He is a member of this year's Berlinale International Jury.
Lorna Tee is a Pan-Asian film producer and a festival organiser, dividing her time between Asia and Europe. She has worked for Focus Films, Variety, Irresistible Films, the Berlinale, CinemAsia Film Festival and was the founder of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao. Her filmography includes RAIN DOGS and MRS K. She develops film projects in Asia with her production company Paperheart and mentors and consults for various institutions.
Christopher Gröner is a film festival programmer and film journalist who has written for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt and the trade magazine Blickpunkt: Film, among others. He is a programmer for Filmfest München, where he handles the New German Cinema section and other world premieres. Additionally, he works as a competition programmer for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and is a consultant on German-speaking regions for the Zurich Film Festival.