Step by Step: Solutions for Sustainability
- Carlos Ormeño Palma, Miguel Ángel Sánchez, Phillip Leteka, Honor Swinton-Byrne, Hania Mroué, Marene Arnold, moderated by Nadia Denton
Carlos is a Peruvian filmmaker and founder of La Fiebre Films. "TranStories" is a creative lab with the aim of empowering the Peruvian trans community through the force of filmmaking. Each year 20 Peruvian trans women will explore their resilience by making short explorative documentaries, telling their own stories using their own words, bodies, and thoughts.
Miguel is an independent Mexican filmmaker and activist. WE FILM MX is a digital platform for female journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. Its aim is to provide training and tools for the creation of audiovisual projects that can be used to broadcast their activities, expose or prove police abuses and to produce campaigns and documentaries in a country in a humanitarian crisis. It is a tool for democracy.
Phillip Leteka is a short story writer, filmmaker and a Fulbright Scholar based in Maseru, Lesotho. Majoaneng, (Academy of Images and Letters) is an intensive programme which provides training, space, support and equipment to young dedicated individuals who are interested in developing their filmmaking craft in the thick of Lesotho’s non-existent film industry.
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Honor Swinton Byrne is a young British actress who grew up in Scotland. At the age of 13, she was directed by Luca Guadagnino in a cameo role in the feature film "I am Love". Her second foray into acting was the expansive lead role of Julie in feature film "The Souvenir", after which later followed the sequel. These were directed by Joanna Hogg and placed her opposite Tom Burke. The films received vast critical acclaim and were nominated for 68 awards in total, including 17 British Independent Film Award nominations. They won a Sundance award, two London Film Critics Circle Awards, and a National Board of Review Award.
Hania is a film programmer based in Beirut. She directs Metropolis Cinema, Lebanon’s only arthouse movie theatre that she founded in 2006. She’s the director of Talents Beirut, a branch of the Berlinale Talents dedicated to DOPs, Editors and Sound Designers from the Arab world. She started MC Distribution to sell and distribute Arab independent films in the MENA region. She’s a programming consultant at the Marrakesh International Film Festival.
Marene Arnold is Vice President Marketing Communications for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Mastercard. She believes that brands must champion sustainability and ethics to earn and keep the trust of consumers: Tackling the global climate crisis will take all of us – and major businesses have a vital role to play. At Mastercard, we are using our technology and global network to inspire collective action that fosters a more sustainable digital economy.
Nadia has worked in the film industry for 15 years. She specialises in Nigerian Cinema and coined the term “Beyond Nollywood” to refer to art house, experimental, animation, documentary, shorts and music videos from Nigeria and its diaspora. In 2022 she was co-host to the EFM at Berlinale Insights Podcast. Nadia has curated programmes at leading UK film venues including the British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Rich Mix. She is author of two books and has worked with organisations such as the British Council, London Film School, Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.