Panel: Quo Vadis, deutscher Film? Was die neue Regierung jetzt für den Film tun muss!
Host: Alexandra Gramatke
"German film is not doing well" - this is the latest statement of the BKM. We agree with this diagnosis. A provocative thesis right at the beginning: German film and its funding are visionless. German film is internationally irrelevant and uncompetitive. Germany has one of the highest promotion budgets in Europe. In relation to the economic resources used, German film has the worst audience figures in cinemas and the least success at film festivals. It is time to rethink film funding and to reposition German film for the future. The overall model of German film and its previous funding must be put to the test. We ask: Quo Vadis, German Film?
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13 May 2022
Rüdiger Suchsland studied history, philosophy and political science. Today he works as an author, curator and filmmaker. His latest work is "Hitler's Hollywood. German Cinema in the Age of Propaganda 1933-1945" For a long time editor of artechock (www.artechock.de) - he calls himself a "cultural activist".
Alexandra Gramatke worked as a freelance translator in the field of literature and documentary film after studying Slavic studies and modern German literature. Since 1994 she has been a member of thede, a Hamburg-based collective of documentary filmmakers. Here she realized her own films such as "20 Geigen auf St. Pauli". She has also worked as a production manager and editor. Since 2008 she has been managing director of the Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg. In the context of this activity, she put together short film programs for festivals, Goethe Institutes and many more. From 2009 to 2017 she headed the selection group of the German Competition of the Short Film Festival Hamburg.
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