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D O C U M E N TAT I O N
ANSICHTSSACHE 2
Leipzig – Łodz
KWESTIA (P)OGLĄDU
Leipzig – Łodz
Status: December 2009
ANSICHTSSACHE 2
Leipzig – Łodz
KWESTIA (P)OGLĄDU
Leipzig – Łodz
Project Description
Partners / Network
Workshop
Tutors and Coordinators
Jury Members
Workshop Schedule
Teams and Projects
A MORNING
ACCIDENT
BALLAD OF A THIN MAN
CAUCASIAN SOUVENIRS
HELP!
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
Project ANSICHTSSACHE
ANSICHTSSACHE is organised by OSTPOL e.V. – which stands for “East Pole” and is located in
Leipzig, where it was established in 2008 as a non-profit association for promoting international
cultural projects. Special focus is on supporting young and upcoming talents.
ANSICHTSSACHE 2 brings together the six best short film scripts - written by students from
Deutsches Literatur Institut Leipzig (DLL) - Germany‘s only school for creative writing and - the
inspiration of young filmmakers from internationally reknowned Polish National Film, Television and
Theatre School PWSFTviT, Lodz.
In July 2009 a jury composed of film experts: Frank Albers (Robert Bosch Stiftung), Dr. Markus
Görsch (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung), Prof. Sabine Scholl (DLL), Dr. Christian Lüffe (Goethe
Institut), Annegret Richter (Filmfest Dresden) and Dr. Cathy de Haan (DLL) nominated six screenplays from the output seminar on “Scriptwriting” in the summer term of 2009.
During an one week workshop in Lodz, students of directing and production departments of
PWSFTviT and the authors from Leipzig build six teams and worked on the scripts to get them
ready for shooting. They had to face a double challenge: to work inter-disciplinary and think crossculturally. The six short feature films will be produced in Poland from November 2009 till February
2010. The Young directors and producers will be supported by their artistic supervisors.
The finished films will be presented at various international film festivals and special events from
April 2010 on. The special showcase of all six films is scheduled during the International Filmfest
Dresden where the young filmmakers from PWSFTviT will be invited.
ANSICHTSSACHE 2 is supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung,
Polish Film Institute, Sächsische Landeszentrale für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien,
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Goethe-Institut and Polnisches
Institut Leipzig.
Partners / Network
The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School
“Leon Schiller” Lodz (PWSFTviT)
The film school was founded in 1948 and is internationally renowned. It has produced famous directors like Roman Polanski or Andrzej Wajda. The film school has its own professional equipment
including cameras, studios, editing suites, sound studio, theatre etc. It has basically the set-up of
a small film studio. This means that the school provides ideal conditions in order to support the
completion of the six short films with its own resources. The film school is particularly interested in
co-operating with young talents from Middle Germany, because they are aware of the possibility of
further future projects with this region. Similar to the DLL, the PWSFTviT demands very high entry
qualifications and accepts only a maximum of 12 new students in the department of film direction.
The PWSFTviT generates two thirds of the production costs out of its own resources.
www.filmschool.lodz.pl
Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a company.
It is both an operative foundation that pursues its aims with the help of its own programmes and a
grant-giving foundation that enables third parties to develop and realize interesting ideas – projects
and initiatives – in order to address social issues in Germany and abroad.
There is a notion of creating a lasting impact, for instance as a platform that enables other people
to do something, and to achieve permanent change. For the foundation, it is very important to
convey knowledge and experience but also to change the attitudes and the behaviour of people.
This is why the foundation does not only award grants but also co-operates with individuals and
organisations that ensure a broader impact of its projects. The artistic director of ANSICHTSSACHE, Dr. Cathy de Haan, has been co-operating successfully with the Robert Bosch Stiftung for
several years. As a consequence, the foundation already supported the project ANSICHTSSACHE
in 2008 very generously. The foundation has a geographical focus on East-European projects and
ANSICHTSSACHE fits into this scheme with its partner countries Ukraine and Poland. What convinced the Robert Bosch Stiftung most was the promotion of the understanding of nations.
According to the foundation, ANSICHTSSACHE’s creative discussion of self-perception and the
perception of others was particularly beneficial in this aspect. In 2008, the Robert Bosch Stiftung
was the main supporter of the project.
www.bosch-stiftung.de
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)
Since its foundation in 1998, the MDM has supported an average of 100 projects annually with
approx. 12.5 million euros per year. It focuses particularly on the areas of story development, production support, distribution and screening. The MDM is represented at most important festivals,
remains in close contact with producers and individuals or institutions that help to extend its impact
and seeks to establish international co-productions. The MDM is particularly delighted about the
fact that ANSICHTSSACHE 2 is a co-operation between Germany and its neighbouring country
Poland and might set the path for future co-productions. Besides, ANSICHTSSACHE 2 meets the
strategic goal of the MDM to “further establish training courses and further education programmes
related to practical work in the region.”
www.mdm-online.de
The Polish Film Institute (PISF)
The Polish Film Institute (PISF) is the most recently founded film institute in Europe. It was established in 2005 in accordance with a new cinematography law passed by the Polish Parliament.
It was set up similar to the mechanisms of support for the film industries in many other countries
in Europe.
Poland has a long tradition of quality filmmaking, marked by names such as Andrzej Wajda,
Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieslowski and many more. Their accomplishments set standards
of excellence that are being followed by the new generation of Polish filmmakers. The Polish Film
Institute exists to help them gain international recognition for their films, and to help Polish cinema
reclaim and maintain its traditional position in the world.
The Polish Film Institute welcomes all foreign partners - producers, distributors and filmmakers
alike – interested in all forms of collaboration with the Polish film industry.
Within the scope of the abovementioned goals, the Polish Film Institute supports the ANSICHTSSACHE project through a grant to the film academy in Lodz for the departments of production,
teaching and administration. The project combines two areas on which the Polish Film Institute
focuses: the promotion of young talents and international co-productions.
www.pisf.pl
Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien
(SLM)
The SLM is one of 14 state media institutions in Germany. Its main task comprises the registration
and monitoring of private radio and TV programmes as well as media services in Saxony. The
legally required responsibilities include complementary cultural film funding. ANSICHTSSACHE
meets several of the required criteria, e.g. the promotion of young media talents in Saxony and
the setting of quality standards.
www.slmonline.de
Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM)
The Polish equivalent to the Goethe-Institut is a state organisation that aims to promote
Polish culture all over the world and to initiate international cultural co-operations.
The IAM funds the project through a grant towards workshop management and translation
services. The IAM will support the presentation of the ANSICHTSSACHE films in Poland
through its wide-reaching network.
www.iam.pl
Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s globally operating cultural institution.
It promotes the study of German abroad and international cultural co-operations. It also fosters
knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics.
The Goethe-Institut has a large network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies,
reading rooms and exam and language teaching centres. Together with its partners – the German
Foreign Office or the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations)
among others – the Goethe-Institut organises German film weeks or other non-profit events
abroad. Together with the Goethe-Institut, we will draw up a plan to integrate the short films in the
abovementioned network. We are also exploring the possibility of support for our public relations
work and travel grants for the German authors to attend the festival premiere in Poland in 2010.
www.goethe.de
Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig (DLL)
The DLL is part of the University of Leipzig and Germany’s internationally most renowned school
for creative writing. Each year, a maximum of only 20 students is accepted. Apart from seminars
on prose, poetry and drama, there are courses on journalism, radio plays or screenplays. The
large number of successful graduates from the DLL (e.g. Saša Stanišić, winner of the Chamisso
Prize, Juli Zeh and Clemens Meyer) represents the vibrant German literature within Germany and
abroad. As the students already have previous knowledge in literature, they are able to produce
competent screenplays for short films within a short time. The DLL supports us with substantial
supplies for the two seminars accompanying ANSICHTSSACHE.
www.uni-leipzig.de/dll
Polnisches Institut Leipzig
The Polish Institute Leipzig has existed since the 1960s as an institution linked with the Polish
Foreign Ministry. After the collapse of Communism, its activities changed crucially. Today, the
Polish Institute focuses on the presentation and promotion of Polish culture in Germany and aims
at awakening interest not only in Polish culture but also in the country’s history, traditions and its
commitment for Europe. The events at the institute include exhibitions, presentations, concerts,
literature readings, music, theatre and visual arts. We co-operate closely with the Polish Institute
Leipzig during the research for the screenplays and will also co-operate in the presentation of the
completed short films.
www.leipzig.polnischekultur.de
Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival
Focusing on short films, the festival promotes a film category which is mostly disregarded by
cinemas and television. Since its beginning in 1989, Filmfest Dresden has developed into one
of the major short film festivals in Germany. The festival’s programme reflects the manyfold
aspects of this genre and includes short animated and fiction films as well as documentary
and experimental films.
The International Short Film Festival Dresden is an important strategic partner for ANSICHTSSACHE. The prominent placing within the festival programme reaches the relevant national
and international target groups and is an efficient contribution to our public relations work.
Festival director Annegret Richter is a member of the selection jury for ANSICHTSSACHE 2.
www.filmfest-dresden.de
Foto: Mathias Bertram
TUTOR Cathy de Haan
Artistic director ANSICHTSSACHE, jury member
RESEARCH AND LECTURES
After years as punk singer and actress de Haan studied at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet and
Hochschule fuer Film und Fernsehen in Munich and finished with a Ph.D. in Film Communications.
In 1995 she started on a current basis as lecturer for film aesthetics, dramaturgy and film history at
the University of Leipzig. Her lectures include topics from “Black is Beautiful - Film Noir and NeoNoir” up to gender studies “Women in Hollywood Films of the 90s” to German Classics as “Rainer
Werner Fassbinder”. In 2008 de Haan became lecturer for scriptwriting at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig – Germany’s unique school for creative writing. In her research works she explores
myths and fairytales and their relevance for film narration: Myths and fairytals as the very beginning of storytelling are not only a ressource for inspiration - their narrative patterns and archetypes
provide a reservoir for the author.
DRAMATURGY AND MEDIA MANAGEMENT
After finishing her studies de Haan went to the USA where she held numerous assignments as
script editor and production assistant. She created with partner Bavaria Film Studios a private TV
station for HypoVereinsbank and headed as Deputy Director world sales activities at ARD subsidiary Telepool including acquisition, development and sales of films for the international market.
This got her involved in national arthouse productions as well as international blockbusters. In
2004 she set up her own label “Wilde Sterne” and started working as script consultant for national
and international film productions. Her clients include distributors as well as production companies
and World sales outfits.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
De Haan – a member of the European Film Academy – is a sought of expert for jurys and international events for up-coming film makers as Berlinale Talent Campus (director 2005 – 2006)
and Young Professional Programms of the goEast Filmfestival (member of pre-selection jury). As
festival curator she has been partner for Goethe Institut in Taschkent, Kaliningrad, Budapest, Barcelona and Kiew. For the MEDIA Programme she created and moderated in 2007 the first student
forum during the German-Polish co-production conference.
In 2008 she was elected CEO of non-profit organisation OSTPOL – a platform for international
cultural projects and is responsible for the intercultural short film programme ANSICHTSSACHE.
TUTOR Robert Gliński
Film director and screenwriter. Rector and professor of The Polish National School of
Television and Theatre in Lodz (Poland).
EDUCATION
2002 Ph.D. in Film Art; National Film School in Lodz, Poland
1980 M.F.A. in Film Directing; National Film School in Lodz, Poland
1975 M.F.A. in Architecture; Warsaw Technical University, Poland
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS / PRIZES
• 2009 PIGGIES
• 2007 HOMO
• 2007 BENEK
• 2005 THE CALL OF THE TOAD / UNKENRUFE
Special Jury Prize (2006) at Warna Film Festiwal (Bulgary)
• 2004 THE GIRLS FROM A BORSTAL
• 2003 HOLIDAY WEEKEND – The Award for the best TV film and for the best script (2004) at the
XXIX Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland). Silver Plaque (2005) in Feature Length Telefilm –
Comedy category of the 2005 Chicago International Television Awards (USA)
• 2001 HI, TERESKA
“Golden Lily” (2002) for the best film at the international festival “GoEast” in Wiesbaden (Germany).
“Silver Dolphin” (2002) for the best direction at the festival in Troia (Portugal). “The Eagle” the Polish National Film Award for best film of 2001 (Poland). Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Film
Critics’ Award at 36th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Actress Award
for Ola Gietner at the International Film Festival in Chicago (USA), Grand Prix “Golden Lion” for
the best Polish Film and Press Award at the XXVI Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland)
• 1998 LOVE AND DO WHAT YOU WANT
• 1995 ONE DAUGHTER,TWO MOTHERS
• 1992 ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS – The Grand Prix “Golden Lion” for the best Polish Film and
The Press Award at the XVII Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland)
• 1990 SUPERVISION
• 1988 SWAN SONG – Winner of the “Silver Lion” for the best direction at the XIII Polish Feature
Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland)
• 1987 ME JEW
• 1986 NR. 94287, NR. 181970
• 1983 SUNDAY PRANKS
Selected for the series “New Directors / New Films” at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Winner of the “Gold Ducat” and FIPRESCI Award at the Mannheim Film Festival (Germany),
Winner of the “Gold Amber” for the best debut at the Koszalin Young Film Festival in Poland.
• 1982 COXLESS PAIR
TUTOR Wojciech Marczewski
Film director, screenwriter
Born in Lodz in 28.02.1944. Studied history and philosophy at Lodz University and graduated as film
director from the Theatre and Film School in Lodz. He participated as a screenwriter and director
in many film and television projects. From 1972 to 1994 he was a member of Film Studio TOR and
from 1986 to 1990 - Head-Deputy of TOR. From 1980 to 1983 he was the Head-Deputy of Polish
Filmmakers‘ Association and from 1984 to 1986 Head of Polish Cine Club Federation. During Marshall War he began to teach in West Germany and Denmark. Since 1984 he has worked for the National Film and Television School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between 1992 and 1994 he was Head
of Directing Department in the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Great Britain.
He has conducted many workshops for film directors, screenwriters and actors in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark and Poland. Since 1996 he has tought at the National Film School in Lodz
and at the University in Katowice. His films were distributed in numerous countries, have taken part
and were awarded in many international film festivals. The retrospectives of his films took place in:
Bergamo, Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest and Hamburg. He has also directed several TV dramas.
Selected Filmography:
• 2001 WEISER – Competition at Berlin Film Festival (2001), Award for editing and sound, National
Film Festival Gdynia Poland (2001)
• 1997 TIME OF TREACHERY – Special Jury Prize and award for editing National Film Festival
Gdynia Poland (1997)
• 1991 ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA – Grand Prize of National Film Festival Gdynia,
Poland (1991), Awarded also for best actor - Janusz Gajos, Editorial prize of the magazine “Film”
(1991), Cannes Film Festival (Sélection Officielle Un Certain Regard, 1991), Grand Prize Avoriaz
International Film Festival France (1992), Grand Prize Burgos Spain (1994)
• 1980 SHIVERS – Silver Prize of National Film Festival Gdansk, Poland (1981), Special Mention for
actress Teresa Marczewska, “Silver Bear” in cinematography and editing at Berlin Film Festival
(1982), Special Jury Prize for film showing greatest originality FIPRESCI International Press Award
Berlin Film Festival (1982), CICAE International Art Cinema Confederation Prize at Berlin Film Festival (1982)
• 1979 KEYSKEEPER – Grand Prize of TV Festival at Olsztyn, Poland (1980), awarded also for
best photography and music
• 1978 NIGHTMARES – Silver Prize of National Film Festival Gdansk, Poland (1979), OCIC International Film Festival San Sebastian, Spain (1979), Andrzej Munk‘s Prize for Best First Film (1979),
Editorial prize from “Film” magazine (1979)
• 1976 WHITER THEN SNOW (1h TV film)
• 1975 EASTER (1h TV film)
• 1970 -1972 DEPARTURES, RETURNS (3x1h TV film)
• 1969 TRAVELLERS LIKE OTHER ONES
• 1968 THE ANATOMY LESSON
TUTOR Andrzej Bednarek
Professor, Vice-Rector (deputy head) Head of International Relations at the Polish National Film,
Television and Theatre School (PWSFTviT) Lodz, Poland.
Born 1942. 1969-1974 - Studied Film Direction at the Film School in Lodz and directed three
student films. After graduation went on to work in feature film, documentary film studio and public
Polish television. Directed 23 documentary films and 5 theatre plays for television.
Since 1974 - teaching Film Direction and dramaturgy at the Directing Department and the Producing Department at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School Lodz. For the past
fourteen years Vice-Rector, in charge of international relations.
ACADEMIC CAREER
2009 - visiting professor, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
2008 - external examiner at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Film and Television
2007 - professor
2001 - associate professor
1989 - 1990 deputy head of the Directing Department
1990 - 1993 vice rector for researches and students
1994 - till now vice rector for International relations
1985 - Ph.D.
1976 - assistant professor
1974 - MA diploma in film directing
1969 - I started the studies at the Directing Department at PWSFTviT Lodz
1968 - 1969 one year studies in journalism at the University in Warsaw
1965 - 1969 assistant professor at the Technical University in Lodz
1965 - Master degree in physics and chemistry
1960 - started the studies at the Technical University in Lodz (physics and chemistry)
EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION
1974 – 2001 artistic supervisor - short feature film productions at the Directing Department,
2nd year students, collaboration with the well known Polish film director Wojciech Has
1997 till now: basics of film & tv directing - lectures and exercises for the students at the
Production Department
2006 till now: lectures and exercises in film dramaturgy, 1st year students at the Editing Faculty,
Directing Department
OTHER ACTIVITIES
since 2001 - director of the International Student Film Festival “Mediaschool” organized annually by
the Film School in Lodz.
TUTOR Filip Bajon
Film and theatre director, writer.
Born in 1947 in Poznan, Poland. Graduated from law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
in 1970 and from film directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 1974.
Since 2008 Dean of Film and Television Directing Department of the Polish National Film Television
and Theatre School in Lodz.
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
• THE FOUNDATION (feature, 2006)
• SOLIDARITY, SOLIDARITY (segment “Petrol”, feature)
• THE SPRING TO COME (feature, 2001)
• POZNAN 56 (feature, 1996)
• IT IS BETTER TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND RICH (feature, 1993)
• THE REPETITION FROM KONRAD (feature, 1991)
• THE BALL AT THE KOLUSZKI JUNCTION (feature, 1990)
• THE MAGNATE (feature, 1987)
• ARIA FOR THE ATHLETE (feature, 1979)
Successful writer and scriptwriter. Also working for most famous polish theatres such as National
Old Theatre in Cracow and Drama Theatre in Warsaw. His films were awarded at numerous international film festivals.
TUTOR Wojciech Lepianka
Screenwriter
Born in Lodz in 1963
EDUCATION
1982 - 1987 Polish Philology, University of Lodz
1991 - 1993 Studies in Screenwriting, PWSFTviT in Lodz
2005 - now
Ph.D. studies, University of Lodz, title of the thesis: The Poetics of Screenplay
FILMOGRAPHY
• 2009 DWA ŚWIATY ZAŚWIATY (Two Worlds), dir. R. Brylski
(co-writers: Agata Nowak and Ryszard Brylski)
• 2007 POGODA NA PIĄTEK, TV series, 6 episodes, dir. R. Brylski
• 2006 KRYMINALNI, TV series, episode CZAT, dir. Patryk Vega
• 2005 KRYMINALNI, TV series, episode HIP-HOP, dir. Patryk Vega
• 2005 DŁUGOPIS (Ballpen), episode in the feature film SOLIDARNOŚĆ, SOLIDARNOŚĆ...,
dir. P. Trzaskalski
• 2005 CZAS LEŻY NA ULICY (Time Lies in the Street) – Polish episode in the international
documentary produced by ARTE TV, dir. P. Trzaskalski
• 2005 MISTRZ (The Master), dir. P. Trzaskalski, feature film
• 2002 EDI (Eddie), dir. P. Trzaskalski, feature film
• 1995 WYLICZANKA (Nursery Rhymes), dir. A.H. Rizvi, TV feature film
• 1993 TARANTHILLER, dir. M. Dembiński, TV feature film
COORDINATION MANAGMENT
Vera Schmidt
Vera Schmidt learned the profession of publishing in an apprenticeship
at a publishing house in Munich. At Leipzig University she studied
Science of Communication and Media Studies, next to Psychology,
English Literature and History. She has been working as First Assistant Director for various film and TV production companies since 1997.
In addition, she works on a freelance basis for cultural institutions, for
example as a seminar tutor of international workshops focussing on
film and TV, initiated by the Goethe Institute. Moreover, she is also
active in the field of coordination management, among other activities.
Since last summer she has operated as Head of Organisation of the
international short film project ANSICHTSSACHE in 2008 as well as
for this year’s follow-up project ANSICHTSSACHE 2.
Marcin Malatyński
Born in 1976. Marcin Malatynski graduated from the Academy of Economics in Poznan and from the Production Department of the Polish
National Film School in Lodz. Film production manager. Since 2003
he has been working as an Assistant at the Directing Dep. and from
2005 to 2008 was a Dean of the Directing Dep. in charge of Film Production. Since october 2008 he is a Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Marketing, Promotion and Distribution. For 6 years he has been Director
of The Student Film Festival ‘Lodzia po Wisle’. He is also Production
manager of: A Song For Rebecca, dir. Norah McGettigan – fiction, 45’
official selection Cannes 2005 – section Cinefondation), The Water
Fight, dir. Norah McGettigan – fiction, 15’ (official selection Cannes
2005 – section Cinefondation), In the middle through the journey, dir.
Dan Polsby – fiction, 30’, The Storm, dir. Suzanne Allee – fiction, 12’.
Agata Golańska
Born in 1978. Agata Golańska graduated from the Law Department
of the University of Lodz - and from the Production Department of the
Polish National Film School in Lodz. Film production manager. Since
2006 she has been working as an Assistant at the Directing Dep. For
several years she has been coordinator of the Student Film Festival
“Lodzia po Wisle”. She is also Production manager of: What it’s like to
be my mother, dir. Norah McGettigan – fiction, 30’, Suddenly Forever,
dir. Zbigniew Bzymek – fiction, 42’, Roomservice, dir. Emil Graffman
– fiction, 30’. Also second Production manager of: Contact High dir.
Michael Glawogger – fiction, 90’, It’s me now dir. Anna Jadowska
– fiction, 90’, Touch me dir. Anna Jadowska, Ewa Stankiewicz – fiction, 90’, Absolute Beginner dir. Piotr Szczepański – fiction, 90’.
JURY MEMBERS
JURY MEETING ON 16TH JULY 2009 IN LEIPZIG (from left to right)
ANNEGRET RICHTER
Festival Director Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival
www.filmfest-dresden.de
DR. CHRISTIAN LÜFFE
Head of Central Division for Broadcasting, TV and Film
Goethe Institut, International Headquarter Munich
www.goethe.de
PROF. DR. SABINE SCHOLL
Professor Institut für Sprachkunst/ University of Vienna
Tutor Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
www.uni-leipzig.de/dll
www.sabinescholl.com
DR. MARKUS GÖRSCH
Head of Department for international co-productions of
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM, Leipzig
www.mdm-online.de
DR. CATHY DE HAAN
Tutor Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Head of OSTPOL e.V.
www.uni-leipzig.de/dll
Absent:
FRANK ALBERS
Project Coordinator Film
Department Society and Culture Robert Bosch Stiftung
www.bosch-stiftung.de
room: 221 H building
19.30
„get together party“
at SOFA
107 Piotrkowska str.
Screenings of films of
the polish partners
18.00 screening room
reading of scripts within advanced groupwork
groups, and first work on scripts II
on scripts
14.30
room: 221 H building
Lunch Break
room: 221 H building
Lunch Break
advanced groupwork
on scripts IV
09.00 Plenum
room: 221 H building
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Thursday
08.10.2009
room: 221 H building
Lunch Break
advanced groupwork
on scripts V
09.00 Plenum
room: 221 H building
Sunday
11.10.2009
15.00 Plenum
room: 221 H building
Lunch Break
Finetuning individual time for
authors to work on
scripts
09.00
Departure
12.53 Kutno
EC 44
10.45
Shuttle
to Kutno
Check-out
Breakfast
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Saturday
10.10.2009
TEAM
Artistic Director: Dr. Cathy de Haan
mobile +49 171 85 47 888
email [email protected]
Coordination Manager: Vera Schmidt
mobile +49 172 45 46 716
email [email protected]
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Friday
09.10.2009
HOTEL
Campanile
Pilsudskiego 27
90-307 Lodz
phone +48 42 664 26 00
www.campanile.com.pl
Arrival
17.27 Berlin
Departure
advanced groupwork on groupwork e.g.
groupwork e.g.
presentation of
17.52 Berlin
scripts III
locationscouting in Lodz casting - discussion of
workshop results and ICE 1617
etc.
first ideas of „cast of
agreement of further
characters“
steps
20.00
Arrival
joint evening programme joint evening programme joint evening programme farewell evening
19.05
e.g.visit to a theatre,
e.g.visit to a theatre,
e.g.visit to a theatre,
joint dinner at TBC
Leipzig Hbf
music club, cinema
music club, cinema
music club, cinema
room: 221 H building
Lunch Break
private walking tour „our
Lodz“ organized by the
polish students
09.00 Hotel
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Wednesday
07.10.2009
FILMSCHOOL
PWSFTviT
Targowa St 62/63
90-332 Lodz
phone +48 601433651
www.filmschool.lodz.pl
ANSICHTSSACHE 2 is supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Polish Film Institute, Sächsische Landeszentrale für privaten Rundfunk und neue
Medien, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Goethe-Institut and Polnisches Institut Leipzig.
Check-in
Hotel Campanile
Arrival Kutno
17.05
Shuttle to Lodz
Joint Lunch
13.00 Cafeteria
advanced groupwork
on scripts I
welcome notes;
pitching of scripts
teambuilding
Departure
12.29 Berlin
EC 45
09.00 Plenum
room: 221 H building
09.00 Plenum
room: 221 H building
Departure
09.51 Leipzig
ICE 1714
Arrival
11.10 Berlin
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Breakfast
08.30 Meeting at hotel
lobby
Meeting
09.30 Leipzig
Hbf
Tuesday
06.10.2009
Monday
05.10.2009
Sunday
04.10.2009
International Workshop ANSICHTSSACHE 2
04.10. - 11.10. 2009 in Lodz
Programme: Status 23.09.09
A MORNING
Script: Judith Keller
Director: Justyna Tafel
Producer: Tomasz Kucharski
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Robert Gliński
Synopsis
The 24-year-old Hanja will get married. Hanja wakes up in her parents house. She takes a shower
and goes to do her hair and her make up. A part of her way to the hairdresser she will be followed
by her little brother Mattheusz (7), who is staying on the footballfield they cross on their way. On
her way back Hanja sprains her ankle when she tries to kick a goal with the ball, Mattheuz forgot
on the footballfield.
The film is supposed to summarize about two hours of the wedding morninǵs preparations,
starting with Hanja taking a shower and ending showing her all dressed up in her wedding dress
limping coming down the stairs and getting photographed by her father. Other parts of the film
show the preparations of Hanjas three brothers Mattheusz, Jaruslav (27) and Lucasz (20) and her
parents. Four short scenes will show the relation to the wedding of three “workers” as a photographer, a flowerlady and a cleaninglady, who will meet finally next to the church. The film ends before
the bridegroom arrives with Hanja sitting and waiting in front of the house next to Mattheusz.
A MORNING
JUDITH KELLER
Born on 21.11.85 in Lachen/ Switzerland and raised in Altendorf at Lake Zurich. From 2000-2005
she attended the canton school in Pfäffikon Schwyz, 2003 she took part in a student exchange
year in Southern France (Brignoles). After graduation Judith Keller studied two semesters of
German philology in Zurich, before she began her education at the newly opened Creative Writing
Department in Biel. In October 2007 she changed her place of study and is now studying at the
Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig.
JUSTYNA TAFEL
EDUCATION
since 2006
Directing Faculty at The Polish National Filmschool in Lodz
2005 – 2006 Warsaw School of Photography
2000 – 2005 MA in Human Rights Law, University of Warsaw
2003 – 2006 Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw
1994 – 1998 Theatre Instructor Diploma - Theatre Studio
SHORT FILMS
• TAMING (2009, fiction, 35mm, 16’); GIRLS DON‘T PLAY (2008, documentary, 13’30);
• BLOOD (2008, documentary, 4’30); MY DEAR SISTER (2007, fiction, 13’30);
• HALF ME (2007, documentary; 35mm, 11’29)
• SOME AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Tehran Short Film Festival- Tehran, Iran, November 2007- 1st prize in the Films about Islam Competition Section; Kassel Documentary Film Festival- Kassel, Germany,
November 2007- nominated for The Golden Key Award
TOMASZ KUCHARSKI
1977 born in Plock
University of Lodz, Faculty Film in Theory, MA
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty Art Curator, diploma
PWSFTviT in Lodz, Faculty Film Production, in progress
EXPERIENCE
2009 – Production manager in POBAW SIE ZE MNA (“Play with me” TK), directed by Piotr Sulkowski
2009 – Production manager in ARIA DLA SZATNIARZA (translation TK “Aria for cloakroom worker”),
directed by Mark Wegner – will be presented in Student Etudes Competition on XVII International
Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE 2009
2009 – participant on workshop Dragon Forum for independent producers and directors about Festival Planete Doc Review in Warsaw
2008 – curated and compiled exhibition “Reisefieber” in contemporary art gallery Rondo Sztuki in
Katowice
2007 – participant on workshop Low-to-No-Budget Film Production leading by Elliot Grove
(Raindance Film Festival director) about Festival Era Nowe Horyzonty in Wroclaw
2008-2004 – worked in Community Centre in Wroclaw, organised film workshops for youth
ACCIDENT
Script: Janko Marklein
Director: Igor Chojna
Producer: Anna Sieczych
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Andrzej Bednarek
Synopsis
The teacher PANI IRENA has a car accident on the way to school: she crashes into HUBERT,
a young man, who seems to be seriously injured. She takes him to a hospital, gives him some
money for a porcelain figure, that apparently broke during the car crash. She then leaves him, but
after school is over, she comes back to the hospital. She is astonished, as the nurse tells her, that
Hubert already left. She drives to his home in order to apologize once again, and finds him lying in
the bathtub, singing to songs of a brand-new karaoke machine. It turns out that he has bought the
machine from the money Pani Irena gave him, and that he is actually a fake and not injured at all.
Pani Irena locks him in the bathroom, and, from outside, starts a great monologue, complaining
about her situation. After a while she once again opens the door and sees Hubert, sitting on the
border of the buthtub, with nothing but a towel around his hip. She comments, that he might catch
a cold, then leaves and drives home.
ACCIDENT
JANKO MARKLEIN
Born 1988 in Bremen, lives in Leipzig, where he studies Creative Writing (DLL) and Philosophy at
Universitaet Leipzig. 2004/2005 he spent a year in Rawson, Argentina. From Oktober 2007 until
August 2008 he worked in a library in Olsztyn, Poland. He is stipendiary of the German National
Academic Foundation and has published in several anthologies and literary journals, such as the
reknowned austrian “manuskripte”. He likes fairy tales.
IGOR CHOJNA
Born in Warsaw in 1978
Education
1998-2003 – History and Political Science, University of Toronto
2000-2001 – Photography Workshops, Ryerson University Toronto
2004-2005 – Photography Workshops, ZPAF Warszawa
2005-2009 – Film Directing, PWSFTviT Lodz
Filmography
• 2005 – SEZON LOWIECKI, dir. Magnus Arneson, assistant director
• 2006 – TYLU NAS BYLO (There Were So Many of Us), directing, documentary
• 2007 – JULIA, directing, short fiction
• 2008 – TERRORIZM, directing, television theatre
• 2009 – PRZEZ SZYBE (Through Glass), directing, short fiction
• 2009 – SEANS W KINIE TATRY (Picture Show at the Tatry Cinema), directing, documentary
• 2009 – NIECHEC (Unwillingness), directing, short fiction
ANNA SIECZYCH
Student of the Film School in Lodz, in the second year of the faculty Film Production. Some years
ago I graduated from the University in Lodz, the Economic Department and Faculty International
Relationship in Business and Politics. During her first year in the Film School, she worked as
Production Manager on the following projects:
FURIOSO by the cinematographer Karma Fryc
TRUNG by the cinematographer Joaquin del Paso and
FINAL DECISION by the cinematographer Sylwester Kaźmierczak.
Besides these projects, she also was engaged in the project of the Film School in Katowice as
Production Manager of “89” directed by Paweł J. Rodan.
BALLAD OF A THIN MAN
Script: Michael Felker
Director: Piotr Litwin
Producer: Joanna Malicka
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Filip Bajon
Synopsis
The story begins with a white screen. Out of the white comes the protagonist, THE MAN (55), who
finds himself in a deserted tunnel system. By trying to find his way out, he gets confronted with a
strange barber, a hungry denture, a mysterious funeral for a revived dog until a little girl and her
white rabbit seem to be his saviors.
Into the mind of an author, it is his struggle with the white sheet of paper. While writing, he gets lost
in reminescence to other storys and actual events, rearranging his ideas in search for an original
story.
BALLAD OF A THIN MAN
MICHAEL FELKER
Born 22.09.1977 in Heilbronn.
Bookseller and cameraman for a small TV-station for a few years. Co-owner of the video shop
CINEMATHEK FILMPASSAGE in Mainz. Since 2006 he studies at Deutsches Literaturinstitut
Leipzig.
PIOTR AJAKS LITWIN
Born 1983 in Moscow USSR. Since 2002 till 2007 at Warsaw University studying Law, Korean
Philology and Sociology not being able to finish any of the mentioned faculties. At the same time
attending a script writing course at the Warsaw Film School and two subsequent general film
courses for beginners at the Wajda Filmschool in Warsaw. Currently, from 2007, a student of the
Directing Department of the Polish National Film School in Lodz.
JOANNA MALICKA
Born in 1977. Having graduated from Film History and Knowledge Institute at Silesian University
continued her education at PhD studies and worked as a lecturer at the same institute. Author
of numerous studies published in film periodicals and books. Between 2006-2007 worked as
Programming Manager in Film Art Centre in Katowice. Since 2008 co-owner and Head of Acquisitions in BooBoo Films – the first Polish sales agent company. Since 2005 co-organizer of Era
New Horizons – the biggest film festival in Poland – working as editor-in-chief of the festival‘s daily
magazine. Since 2008 student of postgraduate studies at Production Department of the Polish National Film School in Lodz and has been working as Production Manager for numerous school film
productions. Currently working as Executive Producer on HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN a 30-minute
film, co-financed by Studio Munka.
CAUCAUSIAN SOUVENIRS
Script: Olga Grjasnowa
Director: Mark Wegner
Producer: Tatiana Wasilewska
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Robert Gliński
Synopsis
What do I do after a pogrom? Where do I bring up my child? What do I say to him?
What do I owe to my child? How long am I responsible? Where do I go?
And: Will I let somebody take everything away once more?
CAUCAUSIAN SOUVENIRS
OLGA GRJASNOWA
Was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she was brought up. In 1996 she immigrated with
her family to Germany. She has been studying at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig since
2006, majoring in prose and dramatic writing. During this time she spent several semesters abroad:
at the Uniwersytet Warszawski in 2007 and at the Maxim-Gorki Institute of Literature and Creative
Writing in Moscow in 2008. Her work has been published in several magazines and anthologies.
Next to that, she has worked interdisciplinary in the field of New Media Art. Winner of the OVAG
youth literary award in 2004 and 2005. Received a grant to attend the Klagenfurter Literaturkurs
in 2007. At present she is the recipient of a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
MARK R. WEGNER
Was born in 1985 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Since 2006, he is a directing student at PWSFTviT.
He wants to experiment as much as possible in film forms, storytelling and technology by
finding and playing with the small technical faults of those fields. A fan of almost everything
that acknowledges life in its surreal, absurd, boring and ugly special way.
Filmography
• 2003 SPARTAKUS – short fiction
• 2007 MAMA... AND ME – short documentary
• 2008 HOME SICK – short fiction
• 2009 SHIN-LAMED (national service) – short documentary
• 2009 ARIA FOR A CLOAKROOM MAN – BA diploma short film
TATIANA WASILEWSKA
Born in 1984. Graduated from the Cultural Department of the University of Lodz in 2008 (Film
and New Media studies). Now studying in the Production Department of the Polish National Film
School in Lodz. Has been working as English teacher, Production Manager and editor of several
film festival newspapers and for the Stopklatka website.
Production Manager of: ZMIANA CZASUT NA LETNI, dir. Stefan Lazarski – short documentary.
STASZEK SPIEWA I TANCZY, dir. Mark Wegner – fiction. Next to that, she has been working as a
Production Manager of a workshop run by Robert Glinski for students of the Directing Department
in 2009.
HELP!
Script: Isabelle Lehn
Director: Bartek Warwas
Producer: Magdalena Borowiec
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Andrzej Bednarek
Synopsis
As part of her advanced training, EWA (27) spends four consecutive weekends in Warsaw. While
she is away, EWA would like to leave her cat MARTHA in her apartment in Lodz. As JAN (30),
Ewas new boyfriend, is allergic to cats, he cannot take care of Martha. Consequently, Ewa hires
KITTY (25), who offers her services as a pet-sitter on the internet. Ewa and Kitty get to know each
other and after observing Kitty to be skilful, reliable and committed, Ewa consigns the apartmentkey to her. Kitty is glad to help out Ewa and Martha.
After Ewa’s first weekend off, Kitty’s helpfulness shows some traces in Ewa’s apartment. Little by
little, Kitty arranges some changes that make the cat’s life more comfortable. Also Ewa’s behaviour
towards the cat starts changing under Kitty’s influence, as well as Ewa’s relationship to her boyfriend Jan. But then Kitty carries things too far. Ewa now wants to dismiss her. Because she cannot
reach Kitty by phone, Ewa asks Jan to take care for Martha at the last weekend and to wait for Kitty in the apartment, in order to take the key from her. Jan agrees, despite his allergies – but both of
them underestimated Kitty’s urge to help.
HELP!
ISABELLE LEHN
was born 1979 in Bonn, Germany, Isabelle Lehn studied Rhetoric, Cultural Anthropology and
Pedagogy at the Universities of Tübingen (D) and Leicester (UK). She is currently completing a
PhD in Rhetoric, aided by a scholarship from the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”. Since
autumn 2007, she has studied Literary Writing at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, while also
working as a ghost-writer for speeches, reports and biographical texts. Isabelle Lehn is living as
an author in Leipzig, where she is writing her first novel. Her prose has been decorated with a
number of awards and is published in several literature-magazines and anthologies.
BARTOSZ WARWAS
1978 born in Cracow. Since 2006 he has been studying at the Directing Department in Polish
National Film School in Lodz. His films have been screened on numerous international festivals
including Berlin, Bilbao, Cologne, New Delhi, Tehran, Bucharest, Badalona, Monterrey, Tallin,
San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro.
Filmography:
• TRIATHLON - doc. 7 min., 2006
• IKAR - short feature
• MC - short feature, 15 min., 2009
MAGDA BOROWIEC
After graduating from University of Science and Technology in Cracow (majoring in Sociology,
Multimedia and Social Communication) Magda Borowiec began to study at the Production
Department of Polish National Film School in Lodz. She has been working as a Production
Manager of several student films. In addition she has been working for various film festivals,
hosting meetings with filmmakers and organising film reviews and workshops. Next to that, she
was a member of the student’s jury of the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima in Cracow.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
Script: Kathrin Schadt
Director: Matej Bobrik
Producer: Dorota Sztyler
Artistic supervisors:
Cathy de Haan
Filip Bajon
Synopsis
Jakub is a queer fellow. He is physically ill, his body is shaking with every movement, and dancing
is his only medicine. Only with dancing he can free himself from his illness for an instant. He lives
unintended in a house for old people. In the house works Aleksandra. Her life as a nurse is fanatically structured, she lives under her and the houses rules, because she needs to organize her own
life. This also helps her to keep distance to the elderly people, which in her opinion is necessary to
be a good nurse. Old people require a lot of work. She also doesn’t consider herself as a woman
but it́s not her appearance which isolates Aleksandra, it́s her self-perception. She is a prisoner of
her self-made world – until Jakub moves into the house. While Aleksandra considers herself detached from the outside world, Jakub really is misunderstood because of his dancing. When they
meet, their two similar worlds seem to slowly open for another, both seem to fill the gap in the life
across from each other and the two worlds seem to find their balance in one crossover. Jakub is
the first person, who understands Aleksandras self-made prison. Step by step, he gets her out of
her isolation. Meanwhile, he understands that he has to accept the fact, that in the (near) future, he
will need her support. She again seems to be the first person in Jakubs life, who starts to understand his dancing and his attemp to escape his illness with it. One day Aleksandra helps Jakub to
escape the house, both knowing, that he’ll come back.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
KATHRIN SCHADT
Date of birth: 24.11.1979
Education: studies - creative writing, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Experience:
print - freelance e.g. DIE ZEIT, FAZ ect.
tv - editorial management Xenon TV, Berlin
literature - events literature, music, film & photos www.eatmypussy.de
MATEJ BOBRIK
Born in 1982 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. After the split of the country he moved with his family to
Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 2006 he is student of Directing Department at the Polish National Film,
Television and Theatre School in Lodz.
Filmography:
• 2007 SHE SAID SHE LOVES ME (documentary film)
• 2008 AKWARIUM (short feature film)
• 2009 WHERE THE SUN DOESN‘T RUSH (documentary)
DOROTA SZTYLER
Born in Lodz, graduated from University of Lodz, Faculty Film in Theory, MA. PWSFTviT in
Lodz, Faculty Film Production, in progress. Production Manager of several student short films.
Coordinator of cultural events of Mala Litera Art – club and bookstore in Lodz. Loves Lodz.
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