Role models in Germany and UK
A lot is going on. We can acknowledge progress when it comes to gender roles. But it's still way to early for loud optimism! This years partnership with the LGBT Festival Iris Prize from Cardiff brings the roles of genders of all kind in focus. The Scene Talk is followed by four shorts that face the world with humour far away from the stereo-types. Chair: Patrick Dwayne (actor, Bad Banks) | Photography: Sebastian Matthias & Veronika Bolotina
Phillip Aubel (producer of the QUEER Filmfest Weiterstadt): Philipp Aubel runs the Junge Filmszene in the national organisation for youth and film, curating an information network and running the youth film festival now in its 53rd edition.
Marie Therese Hildenbrand (director, Abjective): With her film Adjective, Marie-Therese Hildenbrand clears up a crazy woman’s issue.
Lisa Miller (producer & director, Landrauschen): In her long film Landrauschen, Lisa Miller develops character roles which until now are rarely to be seen in German cinema.
Kathi Wolf (actress, Landrauschen): Kathi Wolf played the main character Toni in the film Landrauschen.
Hannes Kempert (producer & camera, Landrauschen): Hannes Kempert is the third man in the team behind our opening film Landrauschen.
Screenwriting: Norway and Germany
New concepts such as the writers room are becoming popular in the production of TV series. We talk to the television Grimme award-winner Stephan Falk and take a look over to Norway together with our four guests from Oslo. Chair: Vulkan Tüdov (Script writer and philosophy student at the Goethe University in Frankfurt) Interpreter: Marius Grein | Photo: Eva Schmidt & Sebastian Matthias
Stephan Falk (screenwriter): Stephan Falk is a critically acclaimed script writer and winner of the German Grimme Award.
Thomas Gunnar Røtting (author, director, composer, The Rhapsody in Red): The director from Norway is presenting a musical at the Arc Film Festival.
Rebecca Røgnoy und Julie-Marie Wahl (producer, The man who shot himself in the head): The product team from Oslo bring the film The man who shot himself in the head which was written in team work.
Kjtil Onarhim Keen (camera, The Rhapsody in Red): Telling stories in pictures is the passion of the Norwegian cinematophraher.
Christian Zipfel (director, The Bleak Farm): At the Arc Film Festival 2017 Christian Zipfel was studying at the IFS Cologne and is now doing his Masters in Potsdam.
360° - Emerging the Production Horizon
The new panaromatic experience provides new ways to tell stories, but also many challenges. We take a closer look at the work-flow emphasising the camera work. Chair: Niklas Heuer-Jungemann (Upcoming producer, Mainz) Photography: Niklas Doka
Harald Capota (camera, ZDF): Together with our partner ZDF Digital one of the most elaborate productions in th field of 360° film was created. Harry Capota knows about the difficulties.
Markus Biersack (camera): One might consider the experimentation with moving images in 360 degrees to be at the forefront of the avantgarde. Markus Biersack shares his experience with us.
A Cinematic Outlook
Rheinland-Pfalz still has no film funding body. The Mainz based TV channel ZDF buys danish productions instead of developing local talent and German film does not fare well internationally. Not yet, anyway. What are the chances for the future? Where is the unused potential and what might the German film industry of the future look like? The Arc Film Festival itself is perhaps an answer to these questions. We look to the UK for some hints about the future development. Chair: Patrick Dewayne (Actor, Bad Banks) Photography: Sebastian Matthias
Tidi von Tiedemann (producer & director, Kontrastfilm): The producer from Mainz is a long standing campaigner for the development of a film funding body here in Rheinland-Pfalz. Tidi von Tiedermann is tireless in his engagement for the future of German film.
Clemens Maiunke (camera): Clemens Majunke is a German cameraman who has been living for a while in Great Britain. In this roundtable he is the link to our partner festival in the UK.
Media Ethics: Repetition
"History repeats itself" is an oft-repeated maxim. And looking carefully at the facts, some troubling old methods of manipulation are at play. To gain a better insight we talk to a filmmaker who deals with the media landscape of the Third Reich. Chair: Niklas Heuer-Jungemann (Upcoming producer, Mainz) Photography: Niklas Doka
Tom Greiner (producer & director, Vierte Wand Filmproduktion): Director Tom Greiner takes a critical look at history in his films, as exemplified in his current project "Love letters to Hitler" concerning the Nazi period.
Sharo Moosavi (prospective media designer, Vierte Wand Filmproduktion): Sharo came to Germany as a refugee. Now he is studying to become a media designer and has a unique perspective on this world.
Film as art - back then, nowadays and in the future
As art is almost always internally in conflict, so it sparks discusssion on contentious issues. This year's partnership with the world's only monochrome film festival gives us food for thought on the theme "black and white". Chair: Jan Czmok (Producer, Spektrumfilm) Photography: Eva Schmidt & Sebastian Matthias
Rheinhard W. Wolf (leader, Ciné Mayence): Reinhard Wolf is a long-standing member of the selection committee for the Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage, one of the oldest short film festivals in the world.
Media Ethics - more explicit: Handling the theme war
The media carry a great responsibility. The late Venice Film Festival juror Werner Schneider-Quindeau talks to upcoming filmmakers about current affairs and their relationship with the media. The panelists all presented their work in the previous section of the festival which put how the media deal with war in the spotlight. Chair: Werner Schneider-Quindeau (Pastor, St. Catherine's Church, Frankfurt) Photography: Eva Schmidt & Sebastian Matthias
Bahar Embrahim (director, Kinder sind Engel): In her film "Kinder sind Engel" Bahar Ebrahim deals with war from the perspective of a child.
Kimia Eyzad Panah (writer & director: Fighter): The young director from neighbouring Hesse had two of her films showcased at the first edition of the Arc Film Festival.
Daniel Alznauer (director, Die Rückkehrer): Daniel Alznauer met two war photographers and portrayed their life in between two worlds.
Björn Brunke (camera, Die Rückkehrer): Doing the camera work for the documentrary feature "Die Rückkehrer", Björn Brunje found a subtle way to protograph the war photography of its protagonists.