10.05. ‐ 15.05.2022

Friday, 6th of April // 14 o’clock – 15:30 // Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Großer Saal

What does Television want from Cinema?


Jörg Himstedt, Cornelia Ackers, Robert Bramkamp, Marie Wilke and Dietrich Brüggemann

Moderation: Michael Hack

Television stations in their role as important financiers of films have gained great power, on decisions in film funding as well. At the same time, they have barely any good broadcasting slots for ambitious cinema. The digitalization currently questions old rules. What do they, under these circumstances, expect from cinema films, and what do filmmakers want from the stations?

Jörg Himstedt is from the feature film department of the Hessischer Rundfunk. There he was responsible, among other things, for “Oh Boy” (LICHTER Film Festival 2013) and “Herbert” (Lichter Film Festival 2016). He also supervises the “Tatort” productions of the station. The technically unusual approaches of these films have garnered the station recognition, but critique as well.

Cornelia Ackers is from the feature film department at the Bayerischer Rundfunk. There she was responsible for Maria Schrader’s “Vor der Morgenröte” or Fatih Akin’s “Tschick” among others. Before her television work, the studied Theatre Studies scholar and art historian worked as a dramaturge and actress.

Robert Bramkamp is a filmmaker and professor at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. His films such as “Art Girls” or “Prüfstand 7” combine elements of documentary, experimental and feature film. The collective film created under his direction at the HfbK “Dazu den Satan zwingen” explores the role of television for the German cinema.