Film Talks

As the international film festivals in Mainz, the Arc Film Festival can be really fun, but don’t underestimate there is serious business taking place. The best way to cap off a day at the Arc Film Festival? Chatting about the day’s films over drinks with Festival staff, industry guests, and fellow Festival-goers, of course!

We try everything in our power to support the filmmakers who are visiting us. It's in our personal interest that our guests can get the most out of their festival experience. Maybe you are new into filmmaking or you just like to expand your horizon. Nevertheless this is the place where you can learn about "what's behind the film". Also visit our Scene Talks and get involved in exiting discussions.

Handling the personal story in a film [german]

Lars Smekal (director of the short Theobald Topferson)

Finding the story in the truest form [eng]

Victoria Fistes (director of the documental animation Being Ernest)

Role models in fashion film [german]

Marie-Therese Hildenbrand (director of Abjective)

Coincidence as the core of inspiration [eng]

Cloe Saint-Denis (director of the experimental short Life Compass)

Fiction and reality meet: actor vs. role [german]

Lisa Miller (writer and director of the feature film Landrauschen)

Diversity in film formats, an insight [german]

Christian Zipfel (director of documentary Commeration of German South West)

The independent warrior: one film, one man [ger]

Jürgen Heimüller (writer, director, producer and actor: Blumentopf)

Improvisation with actors
[eng]

Caroline Schwarz (director of Employe of the Month)

Life in pictures
[eng]

Antonio Morales (director of feature length film Marisa in the Woods)

Following an actor through the action [ger]

Kimia Eyzad Panda (writer and director of Fighter)

Photographs of the best-known picture [eng]

Daniel McKee (director/editor of Mona Lisa Selfie)

The diversity of characters on set [eng]

Thomas Gunnari Røtting (writer, director) & Kjtil Onarhim Kveen (camera)

An exceptional experimental narration [eng]

Caroline Schwarz (director of Doors of Perception)

Adults are the difficulty when working with children [german]

Bahar Ibrahim (writer & director of Children are Angels)