Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender

Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender

Studied German Literature, Film, Television and Theater Studies and History in Frankfurt / Main, Berlin and Paris. Producer for various film production companies, film curator and program consultant for Berlinale Forum and Goethe-Institut, author and moderator. Script consultant and Dramatic Advisor for various production companies and public funding institutions. Mentor for the project development program of German film schools for young female filmmakers "Into the wild". Lives with her family in Berlin.

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Christoph Gröner

Christoph Gröner

Christoph Gröner studied in Munich, Venice and Salamanca. Since 2004 he has been a journalist in the field of culture and media (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Welt, AZ, Film&TV-Kamermann, Cinearte). Until 2011 he was writing the column "First Look" in Blickpunkt:Film and was doing numerous moderations. In 2008 he joined the Filmfest Munich team, as an international programmer and since 2012 he is responsible for the "New German Cinema" section. Gröner won the "Förderpreis Filmjournalismus FFF Bayern" award in 2006.

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Monika Schärer

Monika Schärer

Monika Schärer is a culture and travel journalist and is working since 1989 in TV and radio. In 2011, she acquired Topicfilm together with her husband, one of the oldest production companies in Switzerland. 2012 Schärer directed her first documentary feature for Swiss television, ROUSSEAUS CHILDREN, about an emigrated family. The film won the "Best Documentary" Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival in the section Snowdance and was shown at the Solothurner Filmtage. Schärer is also a moderator, speaker and panelist for cultural and political topics. 

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Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell

London-based Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor for Screen International, which she first joined in 2005 and where she later served as editor in chief for two years. She has also been a staff writer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, indieWIRE and Rolling Stone. She also consults for the Zurich Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market, Flanders Image’s Connext and other film industry events. Her website is filmwendy. com.

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