Panel discussion Berlinale 2020

Join our 8th discussion and network meeting on the status of women in the film business and gender equity during the Berlinale.


Female characters in film and on TV define the way we see women and men in our society. Role models that differ from familiar stereotypes demonstrate possibilities beyond the norm, offer encouragement, deliver criticism and help viewers position themselves differently. The discussion aims to encourage filmmakers to develop innovative scripts that will bring greater diversity to our cinemas.

Denise Quistorp (Director Austrian Culture Forum Berlin)
Barbara Fränzen (Head of Film Department, Ministry for Art, Culture, Public Affairs and Sport; Austria)
Maxa Zoller (Artistic Director Dortmund | Cologne IWFF)

Kathrin Resetarits -Keynote- (Screenwriter, Dramaturgical Consultant, Director, Actress, Lecturer at Filmakademie Wien​), Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg (Drehbuchverband austria / Drehbuchforum Wien​, FC Gloria - Frauen Networkin Film​), Elma Tataragić (screenwriter, curator, Sarajevo Film Festival​), Tatjana Turanskyi (Director, Screenwriter, Pro Quote Film​), Melanie Waelde (director, screenwriter).

You'll find more information and the full programme in English language here.
The discussion will be streamed on Facebook.

Tuesday, 25 February, Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin
Österreichische Botschaft, Stauffenbergstraße 1, 10785 Berlin, Admission: 10.30

By invitation only. To participate, please register by 14 February:
Admission is possible only with a valid ID/passport!

In cooperation with:
drehbuchForum Vienna and FC Gloria − Women Networking Film

Sponsored by:
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW & Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin

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