22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025
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The other Cinema: Documentary

Gerhard Wissner, Mischka Pop, Marie Wilke, Thomas Frickel and more

Host: Johanna Süß

The digital technologies have reshuffled the cards for documentary filmmaking: never could one shoot so easily. A good documentary, however, still usually needs time and personnel for research, shooting and postproduction. Clients and sponsors are not always ready to honor that work, while the fight for broadcasting slots and visibility in cinemas has not become easier. 

Lars Henrik Gass is leading the International Shortfilmdays Oberhausen since 1997. His latest publication is the updated and extended reissue of his book “Film und Kunst nach dem Kino” (Film and Art after the Cinema). Gass regularly publishes texts on photography and film.

The Hamburg lawyer Jascha Alleyne is a specialist lawyer for copyright- and media law. He recently published, together with Lars Henrik Gass, the noteworthy article “Monument des Stillstands” (F.A.Z.) on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA).

Marie Wilke is a filmmaker, film editor and lecturer. After studying in Bozen and at the University of Arts Berlin, she dedicates herself particularly to documentary film. After “Staatsdiener”, the Berlinale 2018-premiered “Aggregat”, which can also be seen at LICHTER, is her second work on politics and society in Germany.

Florian Krautkrämer is a guest professor for Film Studies at the Institute for Film-, Theatre- and empirical Cultural Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.

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