TALKS & PANELS
INSPIRATION AND EXCHANGE
IRIS BERBEN TALKS TO WOLFGANG HÖBEL
Her new film Triangle of Sadness is celebrating its German premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG – reason enough to dedicate an afternoon to the grande dame of German film: German Film Academy and MOIN Filmförderung invite you to a relaxed talk with actress Iris Berben and Spiegel film critic Wolfgang Höbel at the CinemaxX. The topics: The highlights of her extraordinary career, her first steps in Hamburg – and of course her special role in the Cannes-winning film Triangle of Sadness.
WILD WILD EAST?
PRODUCING AND COPRODUCING IN EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
What are the differences and challenges? What are the advantages for locals and foreigners and how to strike a balance? All these questions will be discussed in a panel.
HAMBURG LEBT KINO RETHINGS FILMMAKING
4-day or 30-hour week, compatibility of family and career, work-life balance. What offers can the film industry reliably make in order to do justice to the change in values in society and to make working in film attractive and sustainable with production budgets that are harder to plan?
ALL YOU NEED IS LAW
HEADS OR TAILS – SPOILT FOR CHOICE? TAX CREDITS AND INVESTMENT COMMITMENT
In the coalition agreement of the “Ampel” government, both models are on an equal footing. Yet the differences are significant: are tax incentive models the push needed for the film industry or should the big streaming platforms be obliged to invest more in the German film market? Or does the solution lie somewhere in the middle?
In short keynote speeches, Anne Baumgärtel from Deloitte and Klaus Goldhammer from Goldmedia will give an insight into the two models. While Baumgärtel will discuss the advantages of the tax credits model, Goldhammer will present the results of his “platform study”, which advocates the introduction of an investment obligation.
Followed by a discussion:
Katharina Hiersemenzel, Constantin Film
Christian Sommer, Germany Motion Picture Association
Malte Grunert, Amusement Park Films
Ulrich Höcherl, publisher and editor-in-chief of Blickpunkt:Film, will moderate the discussion.
The discussion is part of the All You Need is Law event series of MOIN Filmfoerderung in cooperation with the media law firms GRAEF, UNVERZAGT and VON HAVE FEY. Media partner is Blickpunkt:Film.
Screenplay writers and directors are the creative engines of fictional production. In the beginning there is always a bold vision, but on the way to the finished film the vision is often lost.The reasons for this often lie in the very development of the material and in the fact that the artistic encounter between screenplay and direction in an institutionalised industry is caught between the poles of power and competence.
Let’s take a look into the crystal ball: Eight days ago, Germany will have voted. The coalition negotiations will determine the major guiding themes for the next four years. By 2025, many questions will have arisen: How can we make cinema shine again after the Covid crisis? How can we make German film more diverse and sustainable? How do we remain competitive in the international arena?
In the Cinephile Quartet 2021, NDR Info editorial journalist Korinna Hennig, musician Andreas Dorau and rapper Sookee will get together. The moderator is film theorist and critic David Kleingers.
It’s not present at the major festivals and is not nominated for an Oscar, it does not draw the masses to European cinemas and does not cause heated debates among critics: German film seems to be internationally irrelevant. Is this a temporary loss of form or already a structural crisis? What do local education and production conditions have to do with it? And is it a question of skill or will that German cinema hardly sets any narrative and aesthetic standards? A discussion about ambition, reality and what we want from German film.
Overcoming barriers, changing the future – this is the motto under which filmmakers talk about the representation and handling of disability in film and on set. What is the status quo when it comes to participation for all – do we have the prerequisites for equal access to the media industry?
While some people are already declaring cinema dead, Hamburg is not the only city lacking an institution with international appeal that brings together different historical and contemporary strands of audiovisual culture and opens up low-threshold access to them. With the concept for the Centre of Audiovisual Cultures Hamburg (ZAK), an initiative from the Kinemathek Hamburg has been setting new impulses since last year and asks itself and us the question of what a cinematheque of the future could and should be in a city society that has had to ask itself how it wants to deal with (film) cultural spaces in the future.
Since Frances McDormand’s legendary speech at the Academy Awards, the term »Inclusion Rider« quickly comes up when it comes to calling for more diversity in film. But how does the contract concept work in practice? In the new Tatort »Schattenleben«, produced by NDR and Wüste Film, an inclusion rider was used for the first time in a German film production – on the initiative of director Mia Spengler. On the panel, the Tatort team will report on their experiences with an inclusion rider: What worked? What were the challenges? Is this a tool capable of making the German film industry more diverse in the long run?
Talent among creatives and producers in Europe exists and is constantly being educated. Promoting this potential is more important today than ever before. Yet can emerging directors, screenwriters and companies also unfold artistically and establish themselves sustainably in the industry?
Director Wendla Nölle, screenwriter Greta Lorez, producer Andrea Schütte and Sabine Holtgreve (NDR) talk about their collaboration. They are all the filmmakers of Quiet Freedom and give insight into the development and production process as a creative team at eye level.The development of this story, which is very much influenced by the makers’ own life stories, benefited extraordinarily from the work in a committed team of women and from a safe and creative space characterised by similar worlds of experience and great respect.