Jury: Best Feature Film
Hans W. GeißendörferThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Born April 1941 in Augsburg.
University student in Marburg, Erlangen, Vienna and Zurich from 1962 to 1967 reading German studies, theatre studies, psychology and African languages.
Active in student theatre. First 16 mm documentaries and underground films.
Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa after university. 1968 first assistant directorship under George Moorse.
1969 directorial debut: „DER FALL LENA CHRIST“ (TV b/w, 90 min.)
1970: Filmband in Gold for JONATHAN
1976: Filmband in Silver for STERNSTEINHOF
1978: Filmband in Gold for DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE
1982: Filmband in Silver for DER ZAUBERBERG
1979: „OSCAR“ nomination for DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE
1993: „GOLDEN GLOBE“ nomination for JUSTIZ
2005 Montreal World Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for SCHNEELAND
2005 Autrans International Mountain Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for SCHNEELAND
2008 Max Ophüls awards “Best Film” and “Best Film Score” for SELBSTGESPRÄCHE
2008 Locarno International Film Festival: “Leopard” for “Best Actor” to Tayanc Ayaydin in PAZAR – DER MARKT
2008 Ghent Film Festival: “Best Film” for PAZAR – DER MARKT
2008 Antalya Film Festival: Awards for “Best Screenplay”, “Best Actor” and “Best Costume Design” for PAZAR – DER MARKT
2008 International Short Film Festival Berlin: “Best Youth Short” for PLAY TIME
2010 Cannes International Film Festival: “Golden Palm” for UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES as “Best Film”
2010 Palm Springs International Short Fest: “Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes” for HERMANN
2015 Honorary Award 36th Max Ophüls Filmfestival
TV and MEDIA AWARDS:
- „Bambi“ (1988) and „Goldene Kamera“ (1998) for LINDENSTRASSE
- „Adolf-Grimme-Preis in Gold“, creator and producer of LINDENSTRASSE (2001)
- „Bobby“ – Media award by the federal Lebenshilfe association for particular merit in gaining recognition for disabled people within society (2001)
- „Preis für Dialog und Toleranz“ awarded by the charity Deutscher Päritätischer Wohlfahrtverband (2004)
- „Lifetime achievement award“ as part of the 2006 DVD Champions Awards
2010 IN DER WELT HABT IHR ANGST (In the World you have fear) – Writer and director
2005 SCHNEELAND (Snowlands) – Writer and director
JUSTIZ (Justice) – Writer and director
1992 GUDRUN – Director
<BUMERANG BUMERANG – Director
1983 EDITHS TAGEBUCH (Edith’s Diary) – Writer (after a novel by Patricia Highsmith) and director
1981 DER ZAUBERBERG (Magic Mountain) – Writer (after a novel by Thomas Mann) and director
1978 DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE (The Glass Cell) – Writer (with Klaus Bädekerl, based on themes taken from a Patricia Highsmith novel) and director
1976 DIE WILDENTE (The Wild Duck) – Writer (after a play by Henrik Ibsen) and director
1976 STERNSTEINHOF – Writer (with Hermann Weigel after a novel by Ludwig Anzengruber) and director
1970 JONATHAN – Writer and director
Since 1985 LINDENSTRASSE (series) – Writer and director
1979 THEODOR CHINDLER (series) – Writer (after a novel by Bernhard von Brentano) and director
1975 LOBSTER (series) – Idea and director
1974 PERAHIM – DIE ZWEITE CHANCE – Writer (with Bernd Eichinger and Ulli Edel) and director
1973 DIE ELTERN – Writer (with Klaus Bädekerl and Bernd Eichinger) and director
1972 MARIE – Writer (with Klaus Bädekerl) and director
1971 CARLOS – Writer (loosely based on the novel Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller) and director
1970 EINE ROSE FÜR JANE – Writer and director
1970 DER FALL LENA CHRIST – Writer and director
2015 SMARAGDGRÜN (Motion Picture, directed by Felix Fuchssteiner
2015 LAS INSOLADAS (Kinofilm) (Motion Picture, directed by Gustavo Taretto)
2014 TATORT DORTMUND „Im freien Fall“ (TV-Movie, directed by Züli Aladag)
2013 SAPHIRBLAU (Motion Picture, directed by Felix Fuchssteiner)
INBETWEEN WORLDS (Motion Picture, directed by Feo Aladag)
2012 RUBINROT (Motion Picture, directed by Felix Fuchssteiner)
2011 THE GERMAN FRIEND (Motion Picture, directed by Jeanine Meerapfel)
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Motion Picture, directed by Peter Strickland)
2010 DER SOMMER DER GAUKLER (Motion Picture directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller)
IN DER WELT HABT IHR ANGST (In the World you have fear, Motion Picture, directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer)
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Motion Picture directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul)I
HERMANN (Short Film, Director: Hana Geissendoerfer)
2009 IM KOPFSTAND ZUM GLUECK (Documentary, Director: Irene Graef)
15 METER (Short Film, Director: Erkan Gündüz)
2008 SELBSTGESPRÄCHE (Soliloquies, Motion Picture, Director: André Erkau)
PAZAR – DER MARKT (Pazar – The Market, Motion Picture, Director: Ben Hopkins)
ANNE PERRY – INTERIORS (Documentary, Director: Dana Linkiewicz)
MARION (Short Film, Director: Hana Geissendoerfer)
NO ESCAPE (Short Film, Director: Til Martinsen)
2007 ZELLE (Cell) (Motion Picture, Director: Bijan Benjamin)
PLAY TIME (Short Film, Director: Hana Geissendoerfer)
DER STREIT (Short Film, Director: Laura Fischer)
2006 PIK & AMADEUS – FREUNDE WIDER WILLEN, TV movie
2005 SCHNEELAND, Motion Picture by Hans W. Geißendörfer
2003 FOOTPRINTS (Documentary Director: Ben Hopkins)
2000 THE NINE LIVES OF TOMAS KATZ (Motion Picture, Director: Ben Hopkins)
1998 THE DOLPHINS OF DOUBTFUL SOUND (long-term documentary)
1997 DER ARCHITEKT (The Architect) (35 mm short)
DER SCHAFSDIEB (The Sheep Thief) (35 mm short)
1996 DIE 5. PROVINZ (The 5th province) (motion picture)
1995 NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT DAY (Short Film)
1994 LOADED / BLOODY WEEKEND (Motion Picture)
1993 JUSTIZ (Motion Picture)
1993 RULES OF THE ROAD (Documentary)
1992 THE FINAL PUFF (Documentary)
1992 GUDRUN (Motion Picture)
1990/91 WOLKEN ÜBER DEM BAIKALSEE (Clouds over Lake Baikal, Documentary)
1989 IM JAHR DER SCHILDKRÖTE (In the Year of the Tortoise, Motion Picture)
1988 BUMERANG BUMERANG (Motion Picture)
since 1985 LINDENSTRASSE (Series)
1983 EDITHS TAGEBUCH (Motion Picture)
Jutta BrücknerThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Jutta Brückner (Writer, Director, Producer)
born in Dusseldorf, lives in Berlin. She is a screenplay writer and a director for documentary and feature films as well as film essays for which she won several national and international awards. She wrote TV series for German production companies such as Bavaria, scripts for feature films for directors such as Volker Schlöndorff and Ula Stöckl. The Festival of Denver honored Jutta Brückner and her work with the “Tribute for outstanding achievement in the art of film”.
Additionally, Jutta Brückner writes and directs radio plays, theater plays and essays. She has been a professor at the University of Arts in Berlin, she is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and was their director for Film and Media Art.
Throughout her life she has been a member in several film juries, advisory boards, at the public film fund of the National Ministry for Media and Art, in the advisory board for RBB and in the program board for ARTE.
– Tue recht und scheue niemand. Dokumentarfilm
– Ein ganz und gar verwahrlostes Mädchen.Dokumentarischer Spielfilm
– Hungerjahre – in einem reichen Land. Spielfilm
(German Film Critics Award for Best Feature Film 1980 & FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 1980 & several audience awards)
– Laufen lernen. Fernsehfilm
(Audience Award at the Women Film Festival in Sceaus 1983 & Award of the International Union all Filmclubs in Figueira da Foz)
– Luftwurzeln. Kurzfilm
(German Film Critics Awards for Best Short Film 1982/83)
– Kolossale Liebe. Fernsehfilm.
– Ein Blick und die Liebe bricht aus. Spielfilm
(German Film Critics Award for Best Feature Film 1986/87)
– Lieben Sie Brecht? Essayfilm
– Bertolt Brecht – Liebe, Revolution und andere gefährliche Sachen. Kino-Dokumentarfilm
(Grand Prix for Documentary Film in Figueira da Foz & Press Award in Figueira da Foz)
– Hitlerkantate. Kinofilm
(Award for Hilmar Thate as Best Male Actor at the Internationalen Festival of Batumi)
– Bräute des Nichts. Video-Theater-Performance
– Im Zwischenreich der Geister. Videoperformance
– Muttertochter. Kinofilm
All films were screened at major International Film Festivals, Film Weeks and Retrospectives all over the world.
Okan BayülgenThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Bayülgen was born on March 23, 1964 in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of a lawyer father and a painter mother.
Bayülgen attended Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts State Conservatory, a Turkish state university dedicated to the higher education of fine arts. He graduated in 1989 with a master’s degree.
Bayülgen started his career as the youngest director of the State Theaters in 1989. He also worked as an actor there. In 1991, he began his broadcasting career by hosting his own radio show at Kent FM. After a successful radio career, he created his own late-night TV show called “Gece Kuşu” (“The Night Bird”) in 1995 which brought him fame.
In 1996, he appeared on TV with a new late-night TV show, called “Televizyon Çocuğu” (“The Television Kid”). After 2 years break, he returned with “Zaga”, his new late-night TV show, and had a huge success again. In 2004, he offered an alternative publishing model with his new high quality and intellectual show program “Herkes Bunu Konuşuyor” (“Everybody Talks This”). In 2005, the late-night TV show “Televizyon Makinası” (“Television Machine”) showed everyone his own creativity and hard work. He continued with Makina (Machine) in 2006 and 2007. After a year break, he started a new TV show Disko Kralı, (King of Disco) in 2008. During 2011-2012 he made 5 live shows a week in TV8, then in 2013 he worked at Show TV and Haberturk TV. In November 2014 he transferred to Star TV where he has been hosting his successful Saturday late night show DADA ever since.
His acting career started with a Mustafa Altıoklar movie, called “İstanbul Kanatlarımın Altında”, in 1996. In 1997, he won the Best Actor Award at Sadri Alışık Acting Awards, for his role in “Ağır Roman” and continued his acting career successfully, as expected. He acted in “Romantik” (1999), “Oyun Bozan” (2000), “Hemşo” (2001) and “Komser Şekspir” (2001), “Sır Çocukları” (2002) and “Gülüm” (2002) … and many TV series. He is also one of the most succesfull dubbing performers in Turkey.
He continues his photography works and is also known as a photograph artist since March 2012.
Since 2014 Bayulgen also owns and directs a theater company called Eglenceli Cinayetler Kumpanyası. The company plays an interactive murder mystery play written by Selin Atasoy and is the first of its kind in Turkey.
Jury: Best Documentary
Andreas VoigtThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
• Adolf-Grimme-Preis, 1991 und 2011
• Silver Wolf, Amsterdam International Film Festival
• Taube, Internationale Leipziger Dok-Film-Woche
• Grand Prix, Festival du Film de Strasbourg
• Grand Prix, Earth Vision Festival, Tokio
• Golden Coins, Hauptpreis, Roshd International Filmfestival,Teheran
• Preis der DEFA Stiftung Zur Förderung der deutschen Filmkunst
Filmarbeit: in Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Georgien, Griechenland, Indien, Kasachstan, Nicaragua, Niederlande, Nigeria, Österreich, Polen, Spanien, Russland, Südafrika, Syrien, USA
Lehrtätigkeit: Seminare über dokumentares Arbeiten
• Indien (Goethe Institut)
• Syrien (Damaskus, Hochschule für Fernsehen)
• Singapur (Film Department, NgeeAnn)
• Toronto University, Kanada
• Rochester University, USA
• Eastman School of Music, Rochester University
• Drehbuchwerkstatt Niedersachsen)
• Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Potsdam-Babelsberg
• die medienakademie Hamburg, Berlin
• Universität Paderborn
• iSFF, Berlin
Cinema documentary features
– INVISIBLE – illegal in Europa (2004), digitale Video- Formate, 35 mm, 89 min.
Fünf Menschen in fünf europäischen Ländern; sie leben illegal; ihr Alltag, ihre Hoffnungen und Träume.
(European Docu Zone Award, internationale Leipziger Dokumentarfilmwoche 2004)
– Grosse Weite Welt (1997), 35 mm, 90 min.
Jahre nach der deutschen Einheit kehren wir noch einmal zurück nach Leipzig- zu einigen, denen wir schon in früheren Filmen begegnet sind, zu sehen, was aus ihnen geworden ist. Nach 10 Jahren schließt dieser fünfte Film die Reihe der Leipzig- Filme, die ich 1986 begonnen habe, vorerst ab.
– Ostpreussenland (1995), 16 mm, 90 min.
Eine Reise von Berlin durch Polen ins nördliche Ostpreussen. Das Kaliningrader Gebiet ,- einst das deutsche Königsberg heute eine russische Exklave zwischen Litauen und Polen.
(V ́iennale, Wien 1996 )
– Glaube Liebe Hoffnung (1994), 35 mm, 90 min.
Über ein Jahr hinweg begleiten wir eine Gruppe links- und rechtsradikaler Jugendlicher in Leipzig.
Frauke SandigThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Frauke Sandig was born in St. Ingbert, Germany. After studying Drama and German Literature in Erlangen, she has worked as a producer and director of more than thirty documentaries for RIAS TV and DW and was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award 2008 in Germany. Her first feature length film OSKAR &JACK documented the story of twins separated at birth, who grew up in completely different worlds: one raised as a Jew, the other as a Nazi. The film was screened on numerous international film festivals, shown on public television worldwide and awarded a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco IFF. She is a member of the German Film Academy.
Documentaries for Cinema
HEART OF SKY; HEART OF EARTH (director, producer, with Eric Black, 98 min., 35mm, 2011), Coproduction with ZDF/3SAT, ITVS, Theatrical release in Germany and Japan. Screened at 112 international film festivals (including IDFA Masters Section, DokLeipzig, Vancouver IFF, Thessaloniki Doc FF, Margaret Mead FF, winning 15 awards including: •First Prize at the largest environmental festival in the Americas, Toronto’s Planet in Focus.• Won awards or opened every human rights festival in both Central and South America.• First Prize in every Indigenous film festival in Canada and given the three top awards in Montréal’s “Terres en Vues” • Opening Film at the Muestra de Cine International, Guatemala. • First Prize, Pukañawi award, in Bolivia, the other country in Latin America with the highest percentage of indigenous peoples. / www.heart-of-sky.com, www.herzdeshimmels-herzdererde.de
FROZEN ANGELS (93min., with Eric Black), Coproduction with ITVS/PBS and ZDF, premiered at the Sundance IFF in 2005, “a mesmerizing work that is not so much a science film as a startling conduit into the future of the American Dream, where “perfect children” can be added to the shopping list. In their visually enthralling documentary, Eric Black and Frauke Sandig brilliantly evoke an atmosphere of familiar otherworldliness as they survey the field of assisted human-reproductive technologies.” (Shari Frilot, Sundance IFF). Other festivals and awards include Winner of the Prix du Public at Visions de Réel, Nyon, Winner of the Prix de Cinephage Creteil, Paris, Special Jury Mention at FICCO, Mexico City, International Competition at HotDocs Toronto, Competition at DokLeipzig, Mill Valley International Film Festival, Sheffield International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Guang Zhou International. Film Festival, China, Pre-selection for the German Film Award, nominated for the World TV Award Banff, and chosen as one of twelve of the best documentaries worldwide by the IDA for Oscar qualification. It was broadcast on public television worldwide including PBS in the USA. The film was released theatrically in Germany.
AFTER THE FALL (86min., 2000, with Eric Black, coprod. SR, RBB, ITVS), documented the mysterious, disturbing and almost complete disappearance of the Berlin Wall after its fall. The film was awarded the German Camera Prize and a Golden Spire at the San Francisco IFF; “We award this film for its stunning cinematography in conjunction with its combination of profound and absurdist meditations on the meaning of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. Through its careful structuring of personal interviews, it provides a stunning example of the documentary film as intellectual history.” Translated into thirteen languages, it was broadcast on public television worldwide including PBS. It was selected for more than 40 international film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival, IDFA Amsterdam, Karlovy Vary Int. FF, DOCAVIV and shown at the MOMA in New York.
Documentaries for Television
Plakat Polski – Poster Art in Poland (with Jagoda Engelbrecht)
George Tabori – The Grand Old Man of the Theatre, Krakau – Stories of a City (with Jagoda Engelbrecht)
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
Danzig – Gdansk Stories of Freedom (with Jagoda Engelbrecht)
In the Same Boat (with Jagoda Engelbrecht)
The Man Who Fell From Germany – Konrad Merz
Lost Worlds – Andrej Woron and his Theatre (with Jagoda Engelbrecht)
Waiting Room Paradise – Lion Feuchtwanger’s Villa Aurora
“The Stranger and I“ – Writer Barbara Honigmann (Award: LiteraVision)
Land of the Future – Rodolfo Stavenhagen in Mexiko
strangers – Young Immigrants in Germany (documentary series, 8 parts), nominated for the Grimme Award in Germany.
Guardians of the Rain Forest – Mascha Kauka in Amazona
strangers – 6 Years Later (2 x 43 min.); dw.com/strangers
Transit Camp Friedland (85 min., coprod. DW and NDR); dw.com/english/friedland
Michael KastenbaumThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Michael Kastenbaum has directed and produced numerous films, promotional videos, documentaries, performance videos and workshops.
As an executive with Epic Pictures, and founder of Brothers Kastenbaum, Zero Pictures and Visionbox Media Group, Michael Kastenbaum has produced over 25 feature films and nurtured the development and production of many more.
Prior to graduating Northwestern University, Kastenbaum worked as a production assistant on network television shows and studio features and produced music videos and shorts, one of which was nominated for a student academy award.
Fresh out of school, Kastenbaum produced shorts including one selected to the Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week. Also, Kastenbaum co-produced two low budget feature films before working as an executive at Epic Pictures where he developed and supervised productions including Bad Influence, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring James Spader, Men at Work, starring Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen and Double Impact, starring Jean Claude Van Damme.
With Brothers Kastenbaum, he developed and produced low budget genre features with bold and distinct filmmakers such as Martin Donavan, James Merindino, Jon Jacobs, Donald Cammel, Beeaje Quick and Philippe Dib. Cinefantastique named The Girl With The Hungry Eyes “The Best Horror Film of 1995.” Costing $225,000, the film has grossed over 2.5 million. These films, with a combined budget of 2.5 million dollars, have grossed in excess of 6 million.
In 1996, Kastenbaum launched Zero Pictures, a Laboratory environment where filmmakers receive production funds and educational and resource support for their work. This reflected Kastenbaum’s ongoing vision of making films with simple logistics, focusing on ideas and character, and working with available resources.
Zero developed a philosophical and practical “toolkit” for producing high-quality, micro-budget films. Welcome Says The Angel (“A wonder for $17,000… A winner!” L.A. Times) was the first in a growing library of 16 features to date. At a shooting cost of $8,000, The Invisibles, (“A Jewel”, Filmmaker) starring Portia di Rossi and Michael Goorjian, premiered at Sundance and has played in over fifteen festivals, winning several Jury and Audience Awards and, along with Mic and the Claw (“funny…several cuts above” L.A. Times), is in Hollywood Video stores across the country. Dogstar (“Amazing”, Rave Magazine) and The Wooden Gun (“Impressive…a whole lotta movie for $8,000”, New Times) have both been honored by Laemmles as films of great Independent Vision. Most Zero films are being distributed internationally.
As Co-founder of Visionbox Media Group, Kastenbaum brought his artistry to a market savvy venture. Now offering digital production services, this innovative enterprise has Falling Like This (“Stunning” Filmmaker), Charlotte Sometimes (“fascinating and illuminating” Roger Ebert; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award – best film under $500,000), Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Island of Mirrors and others for which Michael served as Executive Producer.
Dedicated to meaningful entertainment, Kastenbaum now directs promotional videos, filmmaking workshops, documentaries and alternative entertainment experiences thru his latest venture Greenlight X-Change.
Kastenbaum is a magician and puppeteer, school teacher, rock-climber and world journeyman.
– Ripple Big 501(c)3 (People, Action, Stories – to Make a Difference)
– Conscious Action Network (Open-Platform Source for ‘Good’ News – Ongoing)
– Visionbox Pictures (Production Services and Digital Consulting – 2001-2002)
– Zero Pictures (Film Laboratory Collaborative – 1995-1999)
– Brothers Kastenbaum (Feature Film Company – 1990-1995)
Director/Cinematographer/Producer (2002 – Ongoing)
Advocacy Movies – Non-Profit Organizations
Humane Farming Association (2015)
Tibetan Cultural Center (2015)
International Medical Corps (2015)
Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (2015)
Thrangu Rinpoche Organization (2015)
First Things Foundation (2014)
Save Buffalo Bayou (2014)
Water Works (2014)
Life Academy (2014)
Life Options (2014)
Village Reach (2013)
London Clinic (2013)
Vitamin Angels (2013)
Art Pilgrims (2013)
International Rescue Committee (2013)
I Learn Life (2012)
One Island (2012)
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (2012)
Greenway Stoves (2012)
Phantom Pain (2012)
Enat Alem – Orphanage (2012)
Debate Return (2011)
Youth Empowerment USA (2011)
Catalyst Miami (2011)
Street-Dog Care (2011)
Animal Aid (2011)
Design Revolution (2011)
Sister Francis (2011)
Gala IMC (2011)
Bike Depot (2010)
Earthquake Is (2010)
Project Medishare (2010)
Prefund Preschool (2009)
Kibbutz Lotan (2008)
Power of Spin (2007)
Global Awakening – Bali Institute (2007)
Theosophy Conference (2007)
Next Step Leaders (2007)
Walk Across the World (2007)
Interspecies Cohort (2007)
Sirius – Raising our Consciousness (2006)
Living Wellness (2005)
Sacred Gala (2005)
Rosebud – (2005)
Animal Rights Gathering (2005)
World Festival of Sacred Music (2005)
Marcus Dixon – Truth (2004)
Nuisance Alley (2003)
Promotional Movies – Businesses, Products (Pro-Social)
Ashtanga Yoga Therapy (2015)
Wild Dolphin Swims Hawaii (2015)
4 Harpists (2015)
Social Entpreneurs (2015)
Health Payer Consortium (2015)
Green Sapling (2014)
The Farm (2014)
Mar Vista Market (2014)
Nicole’s Cooking Show (2014)
Feel Good Desserts (2013)
Ginger Cakettes (2013)
Mountain View Hotel (2013)
Gigi at The Farm (2013)
Heron Portico Hotel (2013)
N.A.E.T – Treating Autism (2012)
Yurts of Hawaii (2012)
Yoga for Anti-Aging (2012)
Open Source (2012)
Sustainatopia Conference (2012)
SOSEE – Orphanage (2011)
Summertime Travel (2011)
Galaxy Energy (2011)
Stockton Inn (2011)
Bucks River Country (2011)
Urban Green (2011)
Goldstar Honey Bees (2011)
Inn at Bath (2011)
Sunshine Burgers (2011)
Spoiled Mama (2011)
K9 Pet Food (2011)
Chopstick Art (2009)
Jacob Miller (2007)
A Taste of Australia (2007)
Hotel Otai (2006)
Deep Blue Marine (2006)
Treasure Hunt (2006)
Travels with Truman (2006)
Atmosphere Spa (2006)
BIOTA Spring Water (2005)
Faryl Robin Shoes (2005)
Atmosphere Spa (2005)
Miwa Salon (2002)
Heavensent Nutritional (2002)
Music Videos, Concerts
Mystic 703 (2011)
Inner Circle (2006)
Sacred Festival (2006)
Nile Concert (2006)
I Like Mike (2006)
Jackson Brown and Friends (2005)
HEY DJ Premier (2005)
This is Hip Hop – Will B (2005)
Chef Tani (2004)
Joe Sample and Friends (2004)
Hey DJ (2004)
Laura Pausini (2004)
Night and Day (2003)
Too Darn Hot (2003)
AMC Style Orchestra (2003)
Narrative, Thematic, Conceptual, Poetic, Abstract
Power of Culture (2005)
BSI Café (2005)
Voltair in Belesbat (2005)
Living in Machine (2005)
The Gift (2004))
Via Appia (2003)
Duke Café (2003)
The Lesson (2003)
Director – Feature Films
Pirate Camp (2007)
The Wooden Gun (1999)
Producer – Feature Films (1990 – 2002)
Charlotte Sometimes (Executive Producer)
Island of Mirrors (Executive Producer)
Falling Like This (Executive Producer)
Malibu Eyes (Executive Producer)
Revolution (Executive Producer)
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Is That All there Is
Mic and the Claw
Hero, Lover, Fool
The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
Welcome Says The Angel
Mad At The Moon
Producer – Short-Form (Partial List)
Private Eyes (Documentary)
Laura Pausini (Music Video)
Comics on Campus (Comedy Special)
Moonlight Resurrection (Narrative)
Metropolis Apocolypse (Narrative)
Jury: Best Short Film
Suse MarquardtThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Suse Marquardt spent her childhood in Leipzig and moved to Berlin after finishing High School. She studied history and German studies, volunteered for different newspapers, explored herself as a galerist and started working as a set manager and assistant director for several film and tv productions.
2001 she opened her own office as a casting director, at first focusing mainly on advertisement. The movie “The Edukators” directed by Hans Weingartner was her first success on the big screen. Since then more then 65 film and tv productions were casted by her.
Her latest productions include “The Policeman´s wife ” directed by Philip Gröning, „Age of Cannibals“ directed by Johannes Naber , „Victoria“ by Sebastian Schipper as well as „Me & Kaminski”, Wolfgang Beckers new film. Each of those were great successes and won several national and international awards.
One Breath / Director: Christian Zübert
The King´s surrender / Director: Philipp Leinemann
Banklady / Director: Christian Alvart
Home for the weekend / Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
Baikonur / Director: Veit Helmer – German Cast
4 Tage im Mai/ Director: Achim von Borries
Eight Miles High / Director: Achim Bornhak
Spiel der Träume / Director: Uberto Pasolini
Max Manus / Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg – German Cast
André M. HennickeThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
- Jonathan (AT) Regie: Piotr J. Lewandowski
- Volt, Regie: Tarik Ehlale
- Unser letzter Sommer Regie: Michal Rogolski
- Strawberry Bubblegums, Regie: Benjamin Teske
- Das kalte Herz, Regie: Johannis Naber
- Solness, Regie: Michael Klette
- Sum1, Regie: Christian Pasquariello
- Die dunkle Seite des Mondes, Regie: Stephan Rick
- Victoria, Regie: Sebastian Schipper
- Sommersonnenwende, Regie: Michael Rogalski
- When you were born, Regie: Alice Rohrwacher
- Harms, Regie: Nicolai Müllerschön
- Frauen, Regie: Nikolai Müllerschön
Photo © Florian Ahahtli
James ChressanthisThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
James Chressanthis (ASC, GSC) is a Greek-American cinematographer and director of more than twenty feature films, television movies and over two hundred hours of drama including: The Family, American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, additional photography on the Oscar®-winning Chicago and the Cannes premier No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos. He was nominated for an Emmy® three times for Four Minutes, Life with Judy Garland and No Subtitles Necessary. His first film portrayed struggling shepherds of an isolated Greek mountain village from the end of winter to the summer harvest. He portrays their economic hardship today in both art and film.
Robert ThalheimThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Jury: Best New Vision Film
Holger EhlersThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Creative Director APASSIONATA
Holger Ehlers started his professional career in 1983 when he followed his passion for art and decided to study opera singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Hamburg.
Nowadays Holger Ehlers can look back on around a quarter of a century of work in international opera, musicals and theatre – from Hamburg and Berlin to Moscow and Shanghai. Among other productions, he has featured in the “The Magic Flute”, “The Barber of Seville”, “The Marksman” and “Evita”. He has already received numerous awards for his
performances on stage.
Since APASSIONATA was founded in 2001, Holger Ehlers has played a huge role in the fantastic success of the family show. He has produced the show‘s music from day one, which still enchants audiences across Europe and has clocked 14 gold and platinum disks from the German Phono Association (Deutscher Phonoverband). He has also received other top
awards from the record company Edel Records and the company PRG (2010: “Best German show”).
He also became involved in the conception of the family entertainment show at an early stage and in doing so laid the foundations for his current role: He has been responsible for the overall artistic coordination since his appointment as Creative Director in 2006.
What he says about his own work: “APASSIONATA offers me new challenges every year – presenting the beauty of the horses in a unique way and capturing the imagination of audiences with moments they have never seen, heard or felt before.”
Marsia TzivaraThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Marsia Tzivara 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.
Klaus SalgeThe Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Is a Berlin-based german film-director, -author and -producer.
Born in 1941, he began his career making documentaries in 1972 after finishing his studies in sociology and social-psychology. From the beginning, his films focused on cultural and social issues. Among his numerous films are:
Mikis Theodorakis – The time is against tanks and for music (1974, with D. Schubert, the first concert of Theodorakis after the dictature in Greece in Karaiskaki – Stadium, Piraeus); The brief life of Chris Gueffroy (2011); Mikis Theodorakis.Composer (2010, with Asteris Kutulas ); A blonde Province (with Jacek Kubiak / Best German/Polish TV-Film Award, 2010); Yellow Cake (2003-2007, Dir. J. Tschirner, Co-Producer); The days between (Fiction / Dir.: Maria Speth / Producer, Tiger Award, Rotterdam, 2001); Mikis Theodorakis – Sun & Time (1999, with A. Kutulas).