“Our kind of hand-held concept was also meaning that the camera had a will of its own. ”
“We found something that worked, and so we had to let go a lot of the other things that we spent a lot of time on. ”
Josephine Decker’s feature film SHIRLEY recently had its world premiere at Sundance in 2020 where she won the US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking. MADELINE'S MADELINE premiered at Sundance in 2018, and went on to screen at the Berlinale. Her first two narrative features premiered at Berlinale Forum in 2014. She also explores collaborative storytelling via TV directing, documentary making, performance art, acting, teaching at CalArts and Princeton University, and leading artist residencies.
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen worked with Sebastian Schipper on VICTORIA, which won a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for its cinematography at the 65th Berlinale. He worked on Benh Zeitlin’s WENDY and on Josephine Decker’s SHIRLEY, which both had their world premiere at Sundance 2020. Upcoming projects include Jóhann Jóhannssons’ LAST AND FIRST MEN, which will premiere at Berlinale 2020, NEXT ROUND by Thomas Vinterberg and THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt.
Verena von Stackelberg is the founder and managing director of the independent Wolf Kino cinema in Berlin. She has worked in film exhibition, distribution and festivals in UK and Berlin. She is also part of Berlinale's selection committee for Competition and Encounters.