PODIUMSGESPRÄCH: LET’S DO FILMS DIFFERENTLY – WEIBLICHES EMPOWERMENT IN ÄSTHETIK UND PRODUKTION
In the documentary essay BRAINWASHED: SEX - CAMERA - POWER, Nina Menkes impressively shows how strongly the "male gauze" is anchored in cinematic language. This opens our eyes, make gazes visible and change how we see films. This is highly topical, frightening - and empowering: because with this insight, filmmakers can do films differently in the future. We would like to discuss with them how counter-designs can be created. What does (female) empowerment look like in current visual language and production relations? How can the dominant "male gauze" be lifted in storytelling, design and production? How can film be shaped and organised as a form of artistic expression so that this gaze regime is broken and a "female gauze" is established?
In conversation with:
Gesa Jäger - Film Editor
Graduated from the KONRAD WOLF Film University with her final film LOVE STEAKS, for which she received the NRW Schnitt Preis Spielfilm at the film+ Festival (Cologne). Other award-winning works include the documentary DREAMAWAY, the Netflix series UNORTHODOX and the feature film DIE SAAT.
Katja Rivas Pinzon - Director of Photography
Studied at the KHM Cologne, specialising in artistic camera. Her diploma film MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO LOOK INTO THE SUN received an honourable mention at the Int. Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln in 2018. Founding member of the women cinematographer network CINEMATOGRAPHINNEN. Board member of PRO QUOTE FILM for the camera trade.
Nicola Herrmann - member of the film collective GENERATION TOCHTER
Studied media sciences, business administration and film studies. Worked in set recording management. Co-founder of the film collective GENERATION TOCHTER and one of the executive producers of the feature film of the same name. Junior producer at Missing Link Films since 2022.
Mey Woelke - member of the film collective GENERATION TOCHTER.
Studied film studies, worked as a producer, set recording manager and director (EINE NACHT, 2019). Member of the film collective GENERATION TOCHTER and involved in the script and production of the feature film of the same name.
Moderator: Cornelia Köhler - author, moderator, networker.
Has been working in the media industry since 2000. First as a producer, since 2007 as a freelance scriptwriter, dramaturg and director. Editor of the magazine "Rundbrief" (Film and Media Office Lower Saxony). Board member of Women in Film and Television Germany.
For a more in-depth exploration of feminist perspectives in art, we recommend the exhibition EMPOWERMENT at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. It brings together around 100 artistic positions and feminist approaches from all continents. Questions concerning social inequality, sexism, racism, migration, the relationship between bodies, technology and ecological concerns are dealt with. The exhibition can be seen until 8 January 2023.
- 09.11.2022 18:45 Roter Saal