13 Dec 2019

Berlinale Talents 2020

I am very happy to announce that I have been selected to participate in the Berlinale Talents 2020 as part of the 70th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival. I will be in Berlin during the festival’s days and hoping to meet many old and new friends/colleagues. In 2020 Berlinale Talents’s focus is on “Collectives” and this is particularly extremely intriguing for me as next year is the twentieth anniversary of EFS and I have plans for a series of exciting projects and events to run throughout the year.

The six-day summit (February 22 to 27) looks at proven and experimental community models in four creative fields: “Cinema”, “Film Set”, “Company” and “Society”. Collectives from the film, art and theatre worlds will come to Berlin for the nearly 100 talks, workshops and networking events, including ruangrupa, the Indonesian collective recently entrusted with the artistic direction of documenta fifteen.

“By exploring the ‘collective’, Berlinale Talents responds to a clear desire within the film scene to find new forms of collaboration beyond established hierarchies. It will be exciting to experience how such a different understanding can harness creative potential,” says Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival. Onwards!

More info HERE