WORKSHOP: REFLECTING FILM FESTIVALS

Date: 07  / 12 / 2019

Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Place: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst – Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
Enter via 1st staircase of the front building
Limited accessibility / no WCs for people with wheelchair

Free entrance
Registration required: caspar@roma-filmfestival.com

In English language (interpreting into German on demand)

 

For identity-based film festivals, be they Roma, Jewish, Queer or other, specific questions arise with regard to the organisers, the film programmes and the audiences addressed. Who is the festival aimed at? And with what implicit and explicit aims? What hopes or desires are associated with this visibility? And what difference does it make who the responsible filmmakers are behind a film? What are the political and aesthetic criteria for film selection?

Scientists, activists and filmmakers can sometimes find different answers to these questions. The workshop offers festival organisers, cultural workers, media professionals and other interested parties the opportunity to reflect on these questions together. There will be small inputs and room for open discussions. The focus will be on audiovisual visibility, stereotypes and identity politics.

 

Workshop leader: Lea Wohl von Haselberg, jury member 2019.

Lea Wohl von Haselberg studied theatre, film, and media studies at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. She wrote her PhD thesis in Hamburg and Haifa on the depiction of Jewish film characters in (West) German cinema and television; it was published in 2016 and received the Joseph Carlebach Preis of Hamburg University. She is a media studies scholar at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and an associate member of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies. Presently, she is working on a research project on German-Jewish film history. She works in, and has published pieces on themes such as: Jewish filmmakers, anti-Semitism and film, memory culture and multidirectionality in (audiovisual) memory cultures. She is a member of the editorial board of the magazine Jalta Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart, which is published bi-annually. In 2017/18 she joined the theater company Futur II Konjunktiv for a project on Jewish refugees (displaced persons) after World War II, which was shown in Munich, Frankfurt and Mülheim an der Ruhr.

She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches and the exchange between scholarly, artistic and political activist spheres.