Victor Orozco Ramirez: Reality 2.0, DIY and the Importance of Festivals

‘I came to the Berlinale through the backdoor,’ explains filmmaker Victor Orozco Ramirez with his sparkling creative vision.   The FFL member recently won the First Steps Award, plummeting his animated documentary short film REALITY 2.0 into the competitive 2013 Berlinale program. With major festivals including Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Cartagena International Film Festival and DOK […]

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Friederike Jehn: How ‘SUMMER OUTSIDE’ helped shine her career internationally

She premiered at Hof with her award-winning debut DANCING ON AND ON (Weitertanzen). She won the Eastman Award for young talent in 2008. Her second feature SUMMER OUTSIDE (Draussen ist Sommer) got a shot on the international parquet, premiering at ‘A’ film festival San Sebastian this year. She is Friederike Jehn, German filmmaker whose name is hot in […]

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Meet Damian Schipporeit on Scholarships, ‘LINE 102’ and distribution’s dirty work

‘Sorry, I have to eat something, do you mind…?’ A fuzzy-haired-head comes into the room and two big brown eyes look at me. ‘No. No, of course not.’ We are in a nice little cafe called ‘Marktkaffee’ in Linden, an upcoming area in Hannover, close to Damain Schipporeit’s company Filmblick. Filmblick is a production company […]

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Drive on, Grove: Elliot Grove’s Best of Berlin and how Berlin can do it better

                Live! Ammunition! by Raindance Film Festival Sputnik Kino, 26 October 2012   Live! Ammunition! signaled our attention last Friday, stepping into Berlin’s Sputnik Kino, for a serious relay of 2 minute pitching. Screenwriters, directors or filmmakers of any calling were given the opportunity to lure the jury into their dream […]

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He sleeps with Polanski: Marcin Łuczaj on his Polish love affair with Żubroffka

  Taking place in a city which uniquely ‘hangs’ between Europe’s East and West, Żubroffka International Short Film Festival is an event we continue to check up on; always energized by it’s entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe’s festival circuit. With the major expansion planned for their seventh edition, 5-9 December 2012, we joined fresh faced programmer […]

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