Burning from the Inside – by Marsia Tzivara / Postheimat – by Ioanna Kriona, Friday, 22.1., 17:15 (Hall 3)
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Burning from the Inside – by Marsia Tzivara
Greece 2014, 64′, Greek/German/English with German subtitles
is a filmmaker from Athens Greece, currently based in Berlin.
She studied media and film in England, and since then she works in the Greek and international film and TV industry as director, casting director and assistant director.
Being involved in the industry for almost 15 years, she has collaborated with many successful Greek Filmmakers as well as the ‘elite’ of mainstream and legendary Greek actors.
Marsia moved to Berlin in 2011, and since then she has been involved in a number of German projects, having the chance to intergrade in the German film industry and expand her horizons.
She is a film activist interested in Human rights, member of the German film collective
Ak-Kraak, and she is involved in documentaries and activist videos on social and political issues in Germany and abroad.
At the moment, she is on a festival circle with the Greek-German documentary film ‘Burning from the inside’, which has already attributed international recognition and awards, while on development for her upcoming film project.
Postheimat – by Ioanna Kriona
Germany 2014, 23′, Greek with German subtitles
Six Greek immigrants, all members of an amateur theatre group stage
Brecht’s “Fear and Misery in the Third Reich” in Berlin. Working on the
play gives them a first insight into the reality of persecution in Germany
during World War II. The film follows them after their last appearance, as
they visit a hospital that used to be a mental institution during the Nazi
regime. Full of historical references, the place gives them the opportunity
to explore the past in a way they never had as actors.
was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1990. In 2012 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Freie Universität in Berlin, where she studied History of Arts and Film Studies. During her studies, she worked for several film institutions, like the 50. International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, the 11. International Documentary Film Festival of Thessaloniki and the Film Museum of Thessaloniki. Since 2010, she works as a filmmaker within the framework of cultural initiatives and associations, such as the Greek Community Centre in Berlin. 2014 she is elected to the board of the Greek Community of Berlin, since February 2015 also a vice-president. In 2014 she completed “Postheimat”, the first own film project she has worked on as a writer, director and producer. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Film Studies in Berlin.