• ZFF
    Academy

Speaker

 

ZFF Academy
Speaker 2020

ZFF Academy Speaker 2020

  • Wendy Mitchell

    Wendy Mitchell

    Journalist and Film Festival Consultant

    Wendy Mitchell is a journalist, moderator and film festival consultant. She is a contributing editor and Nordic Correspondent at Screen International and is the editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-up magazine. She is the Nordic and UK delegate for the San Sebastian International Film Festival, a consultant for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Zurich Film Festival and Zurich Summit, and Tallinn’s TV Beats Forum. Her website is filmwendy.com.

  • Baran Bo Odar

    Baran Bo Odar

    Director/Screenwriter

    Baran bo Odar was born in Switzerland in 1978, studied Directing at the University of Television & Film Munich.
    He has worked on several commercials, music videos and award-winning short films.
    His feature debut THE SILENCE (2010) premiered at the Piazza Grande in Locarno and gained him a spot as one of Variety’s Ten Directors to Watch in 2011.
    His next film WHO AM I was a German box office hit. Warner Brothers has closed a deal to remake WHO AM I.
    His first US movie was the action thriller SLEEPLESS starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan which was released February 24th 2017.
    Together with Jantje Friese he is the showrunner on the NETFLIX Original Series DARK which was launched Dec 1st 2017 worldwide on Netflix in over 190 countries and is now one of the most watched series on Netflix.
    Currently he is working with Jantje Friese on their next series project 1899 and Tyll for Netflix which will be produced by their production company Dark Ways.

  • Nir Bergman

    Nir Bergman

    Director/Screenwriter

    Born in 1969 in Haifa, the Israeli director Nir Bergman graduated in 1998 with a degree in film from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. His feature-film debut BROKEN WINGS (2002) won several awards. His work on numerous ambitious TV series, including the globally adapted success IN THERAPY (2005) and the ZFF Golden Eye Awardwinning mini-series JUST FOR TODAY (2019), has met with wide-spread critical acclaim. His most recent work HERE WE ARE received the Cannes Label this year.

  • Ben Sharrock

    Ben Sharrock

    Writer/Director

    After graduating with a degree in Arabic and political sciences, Ben Sharrock turned to filmmaking and enrolled at the Screen Academy Scotland. After creating various international ad film projects and award-winning short films, the director and screenwriter now presents his second featurelength film. Five years after his debut PIKADERO, which won the ZFF Critics’ Award in 2015, he now returns to Zurich with LIMBO, which received the Cannes Label and screened at TIFF (Discovery) and San Sebastián (New Directors).

  • Sine Plambech

    Sine Plambech

    Anthropologist/Director

    Director Sine Plambech’s film HEARTBOUND premiered at TIFF and won the ZFF Golden Eye 2018. Selected for more than 50 international film festivals, the film has won numerous awards, including the main awards at Docville; Dublin and Budapest International Film Festivals. The film is co-directed with Janus Metz (Armadillo 2010; Borg/McEnroe 2016). Sine Plambech is also behind Love on Delivery (2008) with Janus Metz, Ticket to Paradise (2008) with Janus Metz, Trafficking (2010) and Becky's Journey (2014). Plambech is an anthropologist documenting her work on international migration, sex work and human trafficking. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Yale University and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen.

  • Karim Aïnouz

    Karim Aïnouz

    Director/Screenwriter/Visual Artist

    Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist. He debuted as a director in MADAME SATÃ (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2002). His other works include NARDJES A. (Berlin Panorama 2020), CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (Berlin Amnesty Prize 2018), FUTURO BEACH (Berlin Competition 2014), THE SILVER CLIFF (Cannes Directors Fortnight 2011), and LOVE FOR SALE (Venice Horizons 2006). THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO, Aïnouz's latest feature, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Aïnouz is a screenwriter tutor and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

  • Stefan Haupt

    Stefan Haupt

    Director

    Born in Zurich in 1961, Stefan Haupt has worked as a freelance feature and documentary filmmaker since 1989. His work ELISABETH KÜBLERROSS (2003) is one of the most successful Swiss documentary films to date. His 2014 docufiction DER KREIS garnered both the Audience Award in the Berlinale’s Panorama section and a Teddy Award, before going on to become a global Netflix hit. His last work ZWINGLI (2019) was a Swiss box-office hit. ZÜRCHER TAGEBUCH is his most recent work.

  • Irune Gurtubai

    Irune Gurtubai

    Producer

ZFF Academy 
Speaker
frühere Jahre.

Speaker 2019

  • Agnieszka Holland

    Agnieszka Holland

    Agnieszka Holland
    Regisseurin, Autorin, Produzentin

     

  • Bettina Oberli

    Bettina Oberli

    Bettina Oberli
    Autorin, Regisseurin

  • David Sandreuter

    David Sandreuter

    David Sandreuter
    Autor

  • Fanny Herrero

    Fanny Herrero

    Fanny Herrero
    Autorin, Showrunner

  • Hlynur Pálmason

    Hlynur Pálmason

    Hlynur Pálmason
    Regisseur, Autor, Produzent

  • Lulu Wang

    Lulu Wang

    Lulu Wang
    Regisseurin, Autorin, Produzentin

  • Oliver Hirschbiegel

    Oliver Hirschbiegel

    Oliver Hirschbiegel
    Regisseur, Autor, Schauspieler

  • Tamer Jandali

    Tamer Jandali

    Tamer Jandali
    Regisseur, Autor

  • Wendy Mitchell

    Wendy Mitchell

    Wendy Mitchell
    Journalistin, Moderatorin, Beraterin Filmfestivals

  • Stephen Nemeth

    Stephen Nemeth

    Stephen Nemeth
    Produzent, Schauspieler, Regisseur