Juliana Antunes | Brazil | Documentary/Fiction



Nicola Sangs | Belgium, Hungary | Documentary



Mariana Jaspe | Brazil | Horror


Alina Yklymova | Germany | Fiction

Organisar lo (im)possible

Organizing the (im)possible

Carme Gomilla, Tonina Matamalas | Spain | Documentary, Animation


Lea Schmitt | Germany | Animation


Julia Fuhr Mann | Germany | Dokumentar


Sofía Quiroz | Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile | Fiction

Somebody's Daughter

Shalini Adnani | Mexiko, United Kingdom, Chile | Fiction

The National Garden

Syni Pappa | Greece | Fiction

Three Centimetres

Lara Zeidan | United Kingdom, Lebanon | Fiction



Germany/Kurdistan | 2016 | 120 min | Fiction | OV with eng. Sub.

Friday, 7th December 2018 | 20 o'clock




House without Roof tells the story of the siblings liya, Jan and Alan, who were born in the Kurdish region of Iraq but grew up in Germany. The three want to fullfill their mother's last wish and bury her in their home village next to their father who died in the war. On the Kurdistan-Odyssey, they are not only confronted with their kurdish family, which does not accept the mother's last wish, but especially with themselves. They have distanced themselves from each other in recent years, every sibling lives her/his own live, and when they talk, it usually ends with accusations and harsh words.


Writer & Director: Soleen Yusef

Producer: Mehmet Aktas, Igor Dovgal, Jana Raschke

Commissioning Editors: Stefanie Groß (SWR), Georg Steinert (ARTE)

DOP: Stephan Burchardt

Editor: Hannes Bruun

Music: Paradox Paradise - John Gürtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voges

Sound Design: Dominik Leube

Production Design: Jalal Saedpanah, Jurek Kuttner

Costume Design: Silvana Ciafardini

Make-Up: Hanna Pfeiffer

Sound Recordist: Bertin Molz



Mina Özlem Sagdıç

Sasun Sayan

Murat Seven

Soleen Yusef (*1987 in Duhok) fled from her kurdish home in Iraq to Germany with her family at the age of nine. After her high school graduation she took a two-year singing and acting course and finished a training as fashion seamstress in Berlin.

Besides that, Soleen got her first work experiences in the film industry by working for a production company. In 2008, she started to study scenic direction at the film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Even if she has worked as a director before, House without Roof was her debut in 2016 and the diploma film for her studies. Soleen Yusef has been awarded for the film at many fesitvals and is now passionately on more new films


Picture: Huia Aloji



Haus ohne Dach, 2016

Der NSU-Prozess, 2015

Der NSU-Prozess, 2014

Trattoria, 2012

Noş [Auf dich], 2011



Brazil | 2018 | 70 min | Fiction, Documentary | OV with eng. Sub

Saturday, 8th December  2018 | 20 o'clock | Q&A after the screening with the director via Skype




Baronesa tells the story of the two friends Andreia and Leid who live in a favela in the suburban region of the brazilian city Belo Horizonte. While Leid raises the children on her own because her husband is in prison, Andreia wants to move to a better neighborhood. The two women cope with their daily lives on the edge of the constantly present drugwar and other upcoming tragedies.


Baronesa is an invitation to share experiences through

the feminine point of view and its representation.

Director / Screenplay: Juliana Antunes

Producers: Juliana Antunes, Marcella Jacques & Laura Godoy

Coproducers: Thiago Macêdo Correia, André Novais Oliveira, Gabriel Martins, Maurilio Martins

Executive Producers: Juliana Antunes, Fernanda Brescia, Camila Bahia Braga

Cinematographer: Fernanda de Sena

Sound Technician: Marcela Santos

Sound Editing and Mixing: Pedro Durães

Film Editing: Affonso Uchôa, Rita M. Pestana

Film Poster: Ana C. Bahia

Production Companies: VENTURA, Filmes de Plástico

Associate Producers: Katásia Filmes, Pepeka Pictures

Born in 1989, Juliana graduated in Filmmaking at UNA university, in Belo Horizonte and is a founding partner at VENTURA production company, with Marcella Jacques and Laura Godoy. Juliana debuted as film director with her feature film “Baronesa”, awarded as Best Picture at the Tiradentes Film Festival 2017, where it had its world premiere. "Baronesa" had its international premiere at 28º FIDMarseille, in France, where the film has been awarded with three prizes, included Audience Award. Nowadays Juliana is finishing her short film "Control Plan" and "Industrial" and is developing her second feature film "Hit and Back Copacabana".


Picture: Juliana Antunes



Baronesa, 2017

Plano Controle, Postproduction

Industrial, Postproduction


Moderation of the Q&A (with the director, via Skype): Letícia da Rosa


Letícia da Rosa studied film production at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) and German language and literature at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). She works in film production area and in the organisation of film festivals. In 2015 she curated the short film program of the Duhok International Film Festival in Kurdistan. She organises with a small team the Furora Film Festival. At the festival she is responsible for the Program and has curated it’s films.



08th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’
Q&A after the screening



2. Three Centimetres

3. Apnoe

4. LEV

5. Somebody's Daughter

6. Reverie


8. Carne | Meat


The reluctance to speak and the unwillingness to listen create a fertile ground for conflict. The protagonists of these films want to be heard and try to achieve that by screaming:  loud and clear, quietly or even silently. Inner images are transferred to the outside and demand recognition.


08th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’
Q&A after the screening


1. die_anderen_Bilder | the_other_images

2. Call of Cuteness

3. Selva

4. Organisar lo (im)possible | Organizing the (im)possible

5. Grito! Parte I:
    Mini Manifesto Feminista Interseccional em Imagens

    Shout! Part I:
    Mini Feminist Intersectional Manifesto in Images

6. The National Garden


For the sake of change and movement these films remodel, renegotiate and reinterpret. Images from the past are placed in a new context and the ones from everyday life are viewed from another perspective. The characters leave their familiar environment behind and break with encrusted structures in search of a new beginning or they just might create a new costume for themselves.

Moderation of both Q&As: Jana Piontkovska


Jana Piontkovska has a B.A. degree in film studies and is currently working on her M.A. at Freie Universität Berlin. She worked for several film festivals such as Berlinale, Rügen IFF, Duhok IFF.


Picture: Masha Yuzkova


Belgium/Hungary | 2016 | 9 min | Documentary | OV with engl. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




A past childhood period that was long tucked away in denial comes back alive within the intimate and uterine space of a bathtub.


Writer / Director / Editor: Nicola S. Sangs


Born in Germany, Nicola studied in the Netherlands, Canada and Australia. After graduating in "International Media Management" she worked as a Post- Production Coordinator and Junior Producer for "Golden Kingdom", which has been awarded at the Berlinale 2015. Shortly after, she began her masters degree at a mobile film school in different European countries and works as a producer and director since her gradutation. During her studies "Apnoe" premiered at DocLisboa (2016). Other films have been shown and awarded at film festivals and art exhibitions.Nicola has just founded the Berlin-based, all female, film production company The Moon Embassy, which focuses on reflective and creative

documentary films.


Picture: Nicola Sangs




Germany | 2018 | 10 min | Fiction | OV with engl. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




The protagonists of this film are Lisa, Ruth and Enya. They are experiencing and reflecting upon their

menstruation, and the societal images and assumptions that exist around it. LISA contemplates it

alone, silently, and is distressed. RUTH goes through her daily routine, and is harassed and ridiculed.

ENYA casts an abstract image on her menstrual experience.

Director: Toyah Kaufmann

Production: Toyah Kaufmann & Györley Kaufmann

Camera: Györley Kaufmann

Sound: Sebastian Dieterle

Editor: Anne Talenta

Music Composer: Sidney Kaufmann & Philipp Fuhrmann



Phili Akoro

Anna Stock

Enya Voskamp

Toyah Kaumann, 27, grew up in Speyer, has studied Political Science in Marburg and Bordeaux. Currently she is in her final stages of her Master in Gender Studies at Humboldt University. "BLUT" is her first short movie and will be part of her Master Thesis


Picture: Györley Kaufmann



Germany | 2017 | 4 min | Animation | without dialogue

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening




Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground without bounds the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know and their fear of pain is stronger than their longing for freedom.

Director / Producer / Screenplay / Animation / Music: Brenda Lien

Sound / Consulting: Oliver Rossol

Born 1995 in Offenbach am Main, Brenda Lien works as an independent filmmaker and film music composer. Since 2012 she studies art at the University of Art and Design Offenbach.


Picture: Brenda Lien




Call of Cuteness, 2017

Call of Beauty, 2016

Der gekerbte Raum aus Stein gegen ein Ideal aus Glas; Striated Stone Meets Fragile Ideals, 2015




Brazil | 2018 | 12 min | Horror | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




On a summer night, a young couple has an intense and heated discussion in the pool. When one of them enters the house, the other is surprised by Aman, a mysterious figure with a voracious appetite.

Director / Screenwriter: Mariana Jaspe

Editor: Mariana Jaspe & Ricardo Gomes

Director of Photography: Sid Dore

Sound: Igor Cavalcante



Jeniffer Dias

Dan Ferreira

Mayara Kelly



Mariana Jaspe is soteropolitana, scriptwriter and filmmaker. She graduated in "Film Direction and Masters in Cinema, Television and Interactive Media", makes her film debut with the short film "Carne" (2018). She is currently screenwriter at Rede Globo.


Picture: Mariana Jaspe




Austria | 2018 | 17 min | Documentary | English, synchronized

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening



„the_other_images“ raises the question how memory and remembering is possible when all the digital storages fail or cannot be accessed, postulating a possible answer in form of recycling and reutilizing the digital archive.


Iris Blauensteiner

Music / Sound: Rojin Sharafi

Technical Consultant: Matthias Writze

Script Consultant: Irmgard Fuchs

Research: Flora Löffelmann

Re-recording Mixer: Rudolf Pototschnig

Translation: Stefania Schenk Vitale




Judith Mauthe

Iris Blauensteiner works as a filmmaker and author. She is making films, especially in the fields of writing and directing. Her films, the latest „the_other_images“, „Rest“ and „Sweat“, were screened at international festivals. 2016 her first novel „Kopfzecke“ was published. She received awards and grants for film and literature.


Picture: Natascha Unkart









die_anderen_bilder, 2018

Rast, 2016

Schwitzen, 2014

und eine von ihnen singt, 2011

Milch, 2009

Doublage, 2007



Brazil | 2018 | 23 min | Documentary | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening




Together, 4 women share their experiences and torments about abusive relationships. From the bottom of the heart they create a Mini Feminist Intersectional Manifesto in images, is the first Shout! Together. Now they can speak out, and begin a journey against all the oppression.


Director: Dandara de Morais

Stories: Anny Stone, Aurora Jamelo, Caia Coelho e Dandara de Morais

Director of Photography: Anny Stone

Sound: Catha

Producers: Caia Coelho, Dandara de Morais

Editing: Dandara de Morais

Editing Collaborators: Ana Julia Travia, Analu, Ivich, Jacqueline Almeida, Lílian de Alcântara

Color Correction: Leticia Batista

Sound Editing: Catarina Apolônio and Saluapo

Designer: Gabriela Amorim



Anny Stone

Aurora Jamelo

Caia Coelho

Dandara de Morais


Dandara de Morais is an actress, dancer and filmmaker from Recife. She had her debut in films in 2014 as lead actress of the feature “August Winds”, winning right after the best actress award in the Festival de Brasília in the same year. Aside working as actress, in 2017 also worked on the pre-production of the film“Superpina” being a member of the casting and costume design crew. In 2018 found herself as filmmaker, has realized 3 shorts, "Bup" (2018), and "Shout! Part I: Mini Feminist Intersectional Manifesto in Images” (2018), a feminist saga in documentaries. Nowadays Dandara works as actress, filmmaker and editor.


Picture: Flora Negri



Bup, 2018

Shout! Part I: Mini Feminist Intersectional Manifesto in Images, 2018



Germany | 2018 | 22 min | Fiction | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




LEV is a surrealistic German-Russian fairy tale about a young man who takes shelter from the world of his imagination in order to escape the problems of the real world. Meanwhile his mother finds herself a prisoner in the cultural trappings of traditional motherhood.  They both flee in order to find a better life together.


Director / Script: Alina Yklymova

Screenplay Consultant: Fabian Weber

Script Continuity: Christina Bauer & Philipp Drehmann

Camera: Luis Jacobi & Hermine Smit u.a.

Steadycam Operator: Gabriel Sahm

Sound: Alessandro Pohl & Gowryrahm Mohan u.a.

Costume and Setdesign: Johanna Amberg u.a.

Stage: Wolfgang Haselberger u.a.

Makeup Artist: Yasmin von Nagy, Monica Wegenast & Janine Kusche

Production: Johannes Witt, Alina Yklymova, Martin Kadel u.a.

Recording Director: Juan Sebastian Elinan, Benedikt Schulla

Pedagogical Care: Luisa Ederle, Sandra Tomschke, David Schütz

Editng: Marco Hülser, Alina Yklymova u.a.

Visual Effects: Marcos Barahona

Color Correction: Alina Yklymova

Animation: Johanna Amberg, Fabian Weber & Alina Yklymova

Music: Tristan Kühn, Lukas Kuth, Jacob Letz

Sounddesign: Anne Taegert, Berthold von der Ohe, Stefan Intemann, Chistiana Burcea, Stefan Intemann

Alina Yklymova spent one half of her life in Turkmenistan and the other one in Southern Germany. Besides studying Motion Pictures, she worked three years at a local television station and gained a lot of experience in different departments of film- and video production. Since October 2017 she has been studying fiction directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Her focus lays on experimental narrative structures.


Picture: Max Rauer





Spain | 2017 | 13 min | Documentary, Animation | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening



«Las Kellys», –The Spanish association of hotel Chambermaids organized outside majority unions– are struggling to improve the working conditions and empower women workers trapped in the precarity of the feminized labour market. Within the 15th minutes that they have to clean up a room, the different issues such as employment precarity, feminization an the invisible workload, health and medicalization, the politics of tourism, migration, community organizing and resistance braid together mapping the complexity that they are facing. A short film made collaboratively with “Las Kellys Barcelona” fromtcome to the end.


Directors: Carme Gomina & Tonina Matamalas

Script: Carme Gomina, Tonina Matamalas & Las Kellys Barcelona

Consulting: Isabel Cruz

Voiceover: Rocío Manzano, Vania Arana, Miriam Suárez, Carmen Crespo

Music: Aurora Bauzà

Editor: Carme Gomila

Animation: Tonina Matamalas in cooperation with Donata Schmidt-Werther, María Berzosa & Katu Huidobro

Camera: Susana González

Production: Cooperativa de Tècniques


Picture: Marielle Paon


Tonina Matamalas (* 1987 in Andratx) also has a background in Fine Art, specialized in Video and Documentary. She graduated in Barcelona University (2010) and Cooper Union University in New York (2008). Nowadays she works in illustration, visual communication and experimental animation. The last projects she has been working on are: long term documentary drawing project about abortion, sexual and reproductive freedom and as a color designer for the 90min Animation Movie «1917 The real october», directed by Katrin Rothe (2016).



Carme Gomila (*1987 in  Maó) has a background in Fine Arts, specialized in Video Art and Documentary at Barcelona University (2010), Universidad de Guadalajara in México (2009) and has a Master in Digital Arts from the UPF Barcelona (2014). Nowadays she works on live video for performance and developing projects about creative experimentation with feminism and technology. Member of «Cooperativa de Tècniques» a feminist cooperative of audiovisual technicians; «Atzur» live visual making collective and Impremta Col·lectiva de Can Batlló, a selforganized letterpress print shop in Barcelona.




Germany | 2018 | 2 min | Animation | without dialogue

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




Reverie is a 2D-animation project about the inner image of our outside reality. Imagination and fantasy are important factors of our sexual desires, nothing seems more personal than our own thoughts. It’s up to us if we share them or keep them for ourselves.


Concept / Realization / Animation: Lea Schmitt


Lea Schmitt is a Berlin-based motion designer. She graduated in Media Technic Studies at OTH Amberg (2014) and Motion Design Studies at Berliner Technische Kunsthhochschule (2018) and in Toronto. Her bachelor projects „Reverie“ has already been screened at Feminine Tripper Festival Oslo and STIFF Festival Rijeka.


Picture: Merve Terzi



Germany | 2018 | 17 min | Documentary | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening




A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice-lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. RIOT NOT DIET

creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms. The fat women* and queers in

this movie are not ashamed of their expansive body dimensions, but confidently claim space

for themselves. They use their bodies to blow up patriarchal structures. In times of selfoptimization, your belly is a statement!

Director: Julia Fuhr Mann

Cinematography: Julia Swoboda

Sound Design: Cornelia Böhm

Producer: Andreas Günther

Editing: Andi Pek

Music: Zdrada Pałki

Tattoo Artist: Ina Bär

SFX Makeup: Manuela Rosa Maderthaner



Sara Ablinger

Magda Albrecht

Brandy Butler

Christine Fiedler

Kristina Kuličová

Marzen Lizurej

Veronika Merklein

Zdrada Pałki

Flora Schanda

Julischka Stengele

JJ Thunderkhat

Hengameh Yaghoobifarah


Julia Fuhr Mann, born 1987, is currently living in Munich. She’s a filmmaker, curator and queer-feminist activist. After studying philosophy, since 2013 studies in film directing at UNIVERSITY OF TV AND FILM MUNICH. As a member of PRO QUOTE FILM she stands up for gender equality, she’s a curator of women's cult film festival BIMOVIE and works for the video editorial of SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG.



Picture: Janina Werz


Filmography (selection):


"A Mother’s Love"

Hybrid of fiction and documentary, 9 min, 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival


"The Show Show"

Hybrid of fiction and documentary, 26 min, 2016

Moscow Experimental Film Festival, Kino Der Kunst


"Doctor Future"

Social spot for DIE ZEIT, 5 min, 2017



Argentina/Chile/Costa Rica | 2016 | 17 min | Fiction | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening




The land expels and the ocean drowns, departures repeat themselves in every generation.  Selva dances within voices and memories, in a game that prepares her for the inevitable separation.

Director / Screenplay: Sofía Quirós Ubeda

Producer: Mariana Murillo

Cinematography: Francisca Saéz Agurto

Editing: Sofía Quirós Ubeda, Florencia Rovlich

Sound Design: Martín Scaglia (ASA)

Production Design: Mauricio Esquivel

Music: Fran Villalba


"Sofía Quirós Ubeda was born  in  Argentina in  1989 but lived most of her childhood  in  Costa Rica.  In  2011, she directed her  first  short film,  The Other Side, which won  the award for best documentary at the  Argentinian Festival REC.  In  2015, her  second short,  Inside  Land, was screened at  a number of festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand. Her last short film,  Selva, was  part of the competition of the 56th  Semaine de la  Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, it has screened in festivals all over the world, including Biarritz (TV5 Prix) and Guanajuato (Women in Film and TV Award).  Her first feature film ""Land of Ashes"" was supported the Tribeca Latin American Film Fund, the World Cinema Fund and the Ibermedia Program, among others.


Picture: Sofía Quirós Ubeda



Selva, 2016

Inside Land, 2015

The other Side, 2011



Chile/ Mexico/ United Kingdom | 2018 | 11 min | Fiction | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening



Issa, a 9 year old Gujurati immigrant, has recently arrived to Mexico City with her father Rahul who encounters an opportunity to act in a local television commercial looking for an 'exotic' look.

Writer/Director: Shalini Adnani

Cinematographer: Joan Vicente Dura

Producer: Michael Graf



Zara Henstock

Akbar Kurtha


Shalini Adnani is a London-based, Chilean/Indian writer and director. A graduate of Bard College, Shalini initially worked in journalism and publishing gradually finding a passion in cinema. Her first short film Something More Banal (2017) premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival and was in the official competition at UrbanWorld Film Festival, Eindhovens

Film Festival, and various others. Her first feature film, A Grown Woman, is currently in Post-production.


Picture: Gabriele Sciotto



Greece | 2016 | 15 min | Fiction | OmeU

8th December 2018 | 22 o'clock | 1h31’ | Q&A after the screening




Tina a fashion design child prodigy, attends the Halloween costume contest, dressed as a Penguin, to lose the first prize to Princess Jasmine. Tracking down the advantages of the winning costume, she comes to a life changing revelation.

Director/writer: Syni Pappa

DOP: Olympia Mytilinaiou

Producer: Maria Repousi

Production Designer: Eleni Folerou

Make up: Goldy Roufogali

Location Manager: Poulcheria Tzova



Mary Karazisi

Katerina Lazopoulou

Stathis Apostolo

Iris Baglanea

Rafika Chawishe

Film director and screenwriter Syni Pappa was born in Cologne. She finished high-school in north Greece and graduated in Film ( Raindance Filmschool, London) and in Social Anthropology (Panteion University, Athens) after completing her training as a classical dancer. Her work includes a body of short films screened and awarded in festivals internationally as well as screenplay collaborations for feature films. She lives in Berlin working on her debut feature-film.


Picture: Manu Brulé



The National Garden, 2016

Wrack, 2015

Miseries Increase, 2012

Honey Bed, 2009

Lessons In Sociology, 2009

Pee,Pills And And The Naked Guy, 2005

Work In Progress Take I, 2004



Lebanon/ United Kingdom | 2018 | 9 min | Fiction | OV with eng. Sub.

8th December 2018 | 18 o'clock | 1h33’ | Q&A after the screening



Four Lebanese girls go on a Ferris wheel ride to cheer up their friend after her breakup. Their conversation drifts to a less fun place.

Writer/Director: Lara Zeidan

Producer: John Giordano

Camera: Pierfrancesco Cioffi

Editor/Sound Editor: Emanuele Bonomi

Co-producer/Script Editor: Hiam Hilal

Sound Recordist: Kateryna Zabulonska

Script Editor/Production Assistant: Carole Issa

First AC: Joan Vicente i Durà

Second AC: Ashraf Mahmoud

DIT: Joseph Rai

Makeup Artist: Michel El Ghoul

Sound Designer & Mixer: James Hynes



Mira Choukeir

Joyce Abou Jaoude

Bissan Ahmad

Melissa Dano


Lara Zeidan is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker based in London. After completing a BA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, she enrolled at the London Film School, MA in Filmmaking course, where she developed her skills as a writer/director. Her graduation film ‘Three Centimetres' premiered at the Berlinale 2018, where it won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film.


Picture: Zhannat Alshanova


A cooperation of the Furora Film Festival with POSTERWOMEN.


»Posterwomen« is a feminist project initiated by Berlin-based graphic designer Svenja Prigge to promote women* poster designers through the visual blog on instagram (@posterwomen) and through collaborations with other projects.


The Furora x Posterwomen exhibition is a collaboration that creates a platform for publishing and promoting work by women* artists.


The concept is that the designers visually interpret the festival films, thus the exhibition extends the film’s message through a different medium.


Logotype »Magnet Poster« from Inga Plönnigs


The exhibition will be presented in the premises of the city kino Wedding during the festival time.



Heart of Furora will be the common brunch: The invited women get to know each other during a relaxed, but professional atmosphere and can tie new connections. Emergent filmmakers meet experts from film business during a speed dating.


You're interested to participate in the brunch? Apply now via this link.


The brunch will take place on Sa, 08.12.18 from 11 until 13 o'clock in the foyer of the City Kino Wedding.


The presentation of the brunch will be hold by a member of Women's Film Network Berlin.


Shari is originally from Germany but grew up in Singapore, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. She’s been living in Berlin for 4 years now, where she’s a producer at Unframed (, a production company she founded with Melina Voss and Shannon Getty, whose mission is to put stories on screen told through the eyes of women and other diverse perspectives. The initiative was born out of the Women’s Film Network Berlin ( that she started with Shannon Getty, a community of 2000+ women* determined to bring equality and diversity to film & media.


Picture: Shari Mahrdt

Alex grew up in the UK and began her career representing novelists, screenwriters and directors at Michelle Kass Associates Agency in London. She's since moved into script development and writing for film and TV, and currently freelances for producers in Berlin and internationally. Alex works with the Women's Film Network Berlin to develop partnerships and in order to empower women in and through film.



Picture: Aron Klein


Tatjana Turanskyj

writer | director | activist

Picture: Tatjana Turanskyj

Turanskyj has been a film maker and a performance artist since 2001, the year she co-founded the Berlin women’s film collective hangover ltd.*., of which she was a member until 2007 and in all of whose films she performed and acted as co-writer and co-director.  The collective’s film Remake (2004) won the 1st Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen in 2005. Since 2008 Tatjana Turanskyj has been a joint partner in the production company turanskyj & ahlrichs***, which produced her acclaimed and award winning film Eine Flexible Frau (The Drifter, 2010) as their first project. Her second film with turanskyj & ahlrichs***, Top Girl (2013) had its world premiere at the International Forum  of Young Film at the 64th Berlin Film Festival in 2014. Her new Film “Disorientation is no crime”, which she had produced and directed together with documentary film maker Marita Neher was premiered 2016 at the 2. BERLIN CRITICS WEEK. TURANSKYJ is also working as a (script) writer and is co-founder of the women´s organization PRO Quote Regie for gender equality in the film business. She is based in Berlin and develops two new films right now.

Susanna Salonen


Picture: Ute Badura

Susanna Salonen was born in Finland in 1966 and has been living in Germany since 1973. After high school she worked as a lighting technician and camera assistant. Since 1996 she works as a freelance cinematographer in documentary which have been showed in festivals worldwide including the Berlinale. She is also a director and won in 2016 the Grimme Award for her feature film debut "Patong Girl".

After studying painting, graphic design and illustration and new media degree and diploma 1994 in the department of visual communication. Until 1998 freelance for various design offices in Konstanz, Munich and Zurich, focusing on exhibition conception, interior design and scenic painting.

1996 move to Berlin. Since 1998 Karin Betzler has been developing spaces, sceneries and costumes in short film, advertising and feature film for European and international productions as well as independent cinema. Experience abroad since 2000 in Southern and Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, Russia and Australia. From 2014 to 2016, she has a lectureship at the Berlin University of the Arts for stage design. She has been working as a costume and stage designer for theater and art projects since 2008.

Karin Betzler lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.

Karin Betzler

production design | set decoration

Picture: Karin Betzler

Marsia Tzivara is an awarded director and producer from Greece. She is actively into film-making and media activism for more than 15 years and her work has been presented worldwide. In Berlin, she founded the independent production company and film community Kleine Filmfabrik Berlin, with a special interest on first step filmmakers and unconventional themes. She has been invited as Jury at the Hellas Filmbox Berlin 2016, at the Prix Europe 2017 and at the Aman Project market (Jordan 2018) as one of the 10 selected German producers. At the moment, she is on a festival release with her latest film 'Dania' which gave her an award at Bridges international festival as best director of Greek Diaspora. At the same time, she producers the documentary film '30 years apart' in Egypt, in collaboration to the Egyptian director Ahmed Safyeldin and the feature fiction 'Lost horse' with the Greek director Stella Alisanoglou. She also teaches at Film Arche and KFB in Berlin and offers personal consultancy on emerging filmmakers.

Marsia Tzivara

director | producer

Picture: Marsia Tzivara

Catering by La Vie en Toast.



Another opportunity not only for networking but also for further education are the workshops during Furora Film Festival. Offered by women for women, we want to provide a platform for emergent and future filmmakers to acquire new skills and knowledge.


Are you interested in participating one of these workshops? Just fill in the application here. There is a limited amount of spaces. The entrance fee is 7€ and should be paid in advance.*


In case the workshop is booked out we will put you on a waiting list and inform you about available space as soon as we got a cancellation.


The workshops will be hold saturday, 08.12.18 from 13 o'clock until 16:30 o'clock at the Centre Français de Berlin.


You can choose between:

  • Sound Design with Ella Zwietnig (English)
  • The feminine eye with Madeleine Dallmeyer and Luise Schröder (German)


*The fee can be refunded after a written cancellation at least 48 hours before the event.

Sound Design

Workshop with Ella Zwietnig

08th December 2018 | 13 until 16 o'clock | Room 117 | English


Pictures: BBC Archive

As it is said that sound is 50% of a film but film sound is still one of the more unknown parts of creating a film, this workshop aims to be an introduction to filmmakers on how sound contributes to their stories on-screen, and how they can start thinking about the role of sound design.


There will be short exercises about how we hear the world and how this relates to sound design.

How can we use sound as an effective way of telling a story?


What’s authentic in regards to sound and how much authenticity is important?


The workshop will include hands-on listening and noise-making exercises (the technical component will be covered by the workshop host).


Please bring any objects that you think make interesting noises.


Specific topics:

Introduction, with examples, of how many roles sound has in film and how you can use it for your film.

In a short practical exercise we will put sound to a short film sequence to experiment with foley sound, atmos and to show the importance of diegetic and non-diegetic sound.

In the end some small edit basics will be covered, like Crossfades, inaudible clicks, noise reduction and more.



Participants: can hand in their own films and we will pick one that we think is suited for the practical exercise.

Email for film propsal:

Ella Zwietnig is a composer, sound designer, music supervisor & performer that writes and creates music for film and media. She has a 8 years of musical training in piano and is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in

Audio Design beginning of 2019, with a strong focus on composing for visual media.


Apart from releasing under the name UMA, her composition and sound design work includes writing music for fashion films, commercials and composing for feature-length films.


Her clients include: New Balance, Everlane, Design Hotels, Hexal, Schock,

Kleiderkreisel/Vinted, Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank. Renault, Mercedes et al. She has worked for directors such as Taika Waititi, Maren Langer, Oliver Grüttner andSimon Oblescak among others.


Picture: Dan Wilton


The feminine eye

Workshop with Luise Schröder and Madeleine Dallmeyer

08th December 2018 | 13 until 16:30 o'clock | Room 115 | German


Picture: Luise Schröder

In the workshop „the Feminine Eye“ documentary filmmaker Madeleine Dallmeyer and cinematographer Luise Schröder want to pursue the question of the „feminine eye“ with the participants.

Is there such a thing as a feminine way to look to the world and what could it be?


After an introduction where the topic will be discussed based on several pictures of female photographers the participants will go to selected places and take pictures on the quest for their own „feminine eye“.

The participants will then choose their pictures so they can discuss the results with the group.


Equipment needed: Digital camera or smartphone, Laptop, card reader.


Born in 1980, Madeleine Dallmeyer studied cultural anthropology in Munich

and Paris. During her studies she focused on visual anthropology and made

her first documentaries.


After her master's graduation she went on to study practical film making at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and Bilgi University in Istanbul. Since her graduation in 2012 she made several full length as well as short film projects.


In her work she addresses a wide range of topics, a re-occurring topic is intercultural relations.


Picture: Felix Hauke


Luise Schröder was born in 1984 in Simmerarth, Germany. After her internships at the film production company Heimatfilm and ARRI film rental in Cologne, she studied cinematography at the Unversity of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund from 2005 to 2014.


She shot documentary films in Chile, Venezuela, Indonesia, Macedonia, Switzerland and Germany, which were shown at international film festivals and won various prizes. In 2016 her documentary Valentina won the Michael-Ballhaus Award for Best Cinematography at the First Steps Awards. Since 2018 she is part of the CINEMATOGRAPHINNEN - Woman Cinematographers Network.


She lives in Berlin and works as a cinematographer for national and international documentaries, feature films and commercials.


Picture: Katrin Streicher

workshop results

Workshop "Der feminine Blick" // workshop "The feminine eye"



At Furora Film Festival, we invite experts of film industry to talk about their experiences.the The talk will take place on Saturday, 7th December 2018 from 16:30 until 18 o'clock in the Centre Français de Berlin.


You want to participate the talk? Then register yourself here. The entrance fee is 5€ and should be paid in advance.*


*The fee can be refunded after a written cancellation at least 48 hours before the event.

connecting@International festival labs

talk about film markets with Paola Wink

08th December 2018 | 16:30 until 18 o'clock | Room 117 | English



Picture: Marcela Bordin

I have a feature film project: what’s next? This talk deals with the mechanism of the international film market and the importance of events such as laboratories for film development and work-in-progress.


Tipps for pitching a project, connecting at those events and how to make the most of it will be themes of this conversation. This talk is aimed at female producers at the beginning of their careers who wish to enter the international market.

Paola Wink graduated in Film production at PUCRS in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She produced twelve shorts screened in national and international film festivals. She produced the feature films CASTANHA (2014) and RIFLE (2016) by Davi Pretto, both premiered at the Berlinale.


With her projects she was invited to labs and co-production markets such as Berlinale Talent Project Market, EAVE Puentes, Carte Blanche Extra at Locarno Film Festival, Co-Production Forum at San Sebastián Film Festival, BAL - Bafici, BrLab, Brasil CineMundi, LoboLab at Mar del Plata Film Festival, Buenos Aires Talents and BoliviaLab.


In 2018, she founded together with Jessica Luz, the company VULCANA CINEMA, focused on art house films, first features and international market.


Picture: Davi Pretto