The event’s programme includes:
I. Panel discussions Re-imagining the Queer Archive and Queer Film Festivals in Practice.
II. The traditional Programmers/Queer Academy Meeting and the Queer Connection – Filmmakers meet Programmers and the Film Industry.
III. The Crypto Party Berlin Workshop on Encryption and Data Protection (Especially for festival makers from regions where queer life is threatened or persecuted, the event offers a parallel workshop on secure e-mail communication, encryption and data protection).
10.00 am Opening Wieland Speck, Berlin, Curator of the Panorama at the Berlinale
10.15 am Key Note: Bob Hawk, Film and Festival Advisor
10.30 am Key Note Jan-Christopher Horak, Los Angeles, Director of the UCLA Film &
10.45 am Re-imagining the Queer Archive
12.15 pm Lunch break
1.30 pm In Conversation with Christine Vachon, New York, Film producer
2.15 pm Queer Film Festivals in Practice – Programming and Curating Strategies
3.45 pm Break
4.00 pm Programmers/Queer Academy Meeting + the Queer ConnectionTelevision Archive
Today the Queer Academy Conference will take place at STATION-Berlin with more then 300 participants and guests from all over the world. Here you can read a portrait of our keynote speaker and special TEDDY AWARD Winner Christine Vachon. Continue reading Queer Academy Conference: Special Guests
Today, the Queer Academy Conference with more than 300 participants from all parts of the world takes place in the STATION-Berlin. The first panel of the day will be about Queer Archives. Here you find the question that we asked the participants before hand as well as an introduction to our panelists. For further informations you can have a look into the Queer Academy program booklet here. Continue reading Queer Academy Conference Panel 1: Queer Archives
Today, the Queer Academy Conference with more than 300 participants from all parts of the world takes place in the STATION-Berlin. The second panel of the day will be about “Queer Film Festivals in Practice”. Here you find the question that we asked the participants before hand as well as an introduction to our panelists. Continue reading Queer Academy Conference Panel 2: Queer Film Festivals in Practice
Berlinale has been running for one week now and I have the feeling it just started two days ago. Time is running super fast and we reached the seventh day of the Festival. And we really need a motto…how about…CHINA!
China’s law does not criminalize homosexuality but of course it’s not the favourite country you want to live in when you are a queer person. “Chinese censors consistently hone in on LGBT content in media and film” writes Xiaogang Wei, who is part of the TEDDY Jury, in a statement. So we are especially happy about having two chinese films with queer content at the Berlinale this year!
We’ve got a documentary named “Inside the Chinese Closet” which is following two gay people in their everyday life in China. Continue reading Day 7: China, Baby