The experimental setup is gruesome: a minimal space consisting of perhaps four square meters. Tiled on the inside, with a pane of glass to view through, and a basic foam… Read More
Marie Zrenner won won the German Short Film Award in the category of feature films with a running time of more than 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes with ALEX IN DEN FELDERN (Alex in the Fields) in 2023. In the latest episode of Talks’n’Topics, she talks to Luc-Carolin Ziemann about her enjoyment of fiction in documentaries and the importance of trust in documentary film. Read More
On the exhibition If the Berlin wind blows my flag. Art and Internationalism before the fall of the Berlin Wall on view from Sep 14, 2023 – Jan 14 2024 at different venues in Berlin — Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k), daadgalerie, Galerie im Körnerpark, and Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg Read More
A filmmakers Q&A – not right after the film but on the following day, and on top of that in a different venue, isn’t that a terrible idea? Won’t the auditorium be empty? The answer is a definite no: Because many people come to the Q&As that festival director Igor Prassel organises every single day of the 20th anniversary edition of Animateka (27.11.-3.12.) together with Chris Robinson – whose main job is the direction of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, yet he also serves as an advisor to the Slovenian animation institution. Read More
Hoda Taheri and Boris Hadžija met a few years ago at the DFFB in Berlin, became friends and later started making films together. In the new episode of Talks’n’Topics, they talk to Borjana Gaković about what makes their collaboration special, the documentary in fiction, bureaucracy and sexuality in film. Read More
FILZ was founded in 2012 as a self-organised and autonomous film seminar within the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts (HGB). The Film Initiative Leipzig FILZ is an association of authors, filmmakers and artists. All participants share a strong interest in artistic, documentary work, with a focus on the moving image.
Luc-Carolin Ziemann talks to Clara Wieck, Juliane Jaschnow, Jonas Matauschek and Nick Teplov – four of FILZ’s current fourteen active members – about the collective, current joint projects and networks, and the importance of ongoing dialogue. Read More
Columbus gazes happily from the wings of the dove that carries him over and through the world. Visualised by a papercut, a profile that seems to consist only of a nose and a single eye, he appears as an anti-version of the explorer – mischievous, down-to-earth, completely without ambitions of wanting to claim ownership. It’s an unusual protagonist Sonja Rohleder has animated here in co-direction with Veronika Samartseva for Keimzeit’s song Kolumbus, and yet, it’s prototypical of Rohleder’s animation style and production process. Read More
Birgit Hein was among the most important figures of avant-garde film culture in Germany and Europe. Along with her ex-husband and collaborator Wilhelm Hein, she led film into radical and uncharted territories, concerning herself unreservedly with the development, criticism and dissemination of avant-garde film.
She passed away in February 2023 at the age of 80, leaving behind a trail of pioneering accomplishments, singular in their scope and significance. Read More
Julia Roesler and her collective werkgruppe2, consisting of four artists from different disciplines, work together primarily in film and theater. In their artistic work, they reflect on themes of social minorities, the invisible and the excluded, exploring the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Read More
Anna Roller is a director and writer from Munich, she already experimented with the camera as a child and teenager. Since 2014 she studied at the University of Television and Film.
With Borjana Gaković Anna Roller talks about her short films PAN (2017) and GÖR (2021), which successfully screened at festivals worldwide and won awards. Read More
As an artist, Betina Kuntzsch has developed the genre of video drawing, often combining hand-drawn animations with historical film, photo and archive material to create animated, documentary short films. Betina Kuntzsch talks with Borjana Gaković about her short film HALMASPIEL (Chinese Checkers, 2017) – which tells the story of her mother. Read More