Panel discussion: Film newcomers and young audiences

Do young filmmakers have to emancipate themselves from “youth topics” to be successful? Or does the proximity to the young audience benefit them when it comes to developing exciting themes for these target groups and implementing them cinematically? Which role do film schools, funding and distribution structures play for newcomers in the production of children’s and youth films? Together with the podium participants, we would like to explore which problems young filmmakers face who aim to address young audiences, but also which potential lies precisely in this connection.

Participants: Philipp Budweg (producer), Dr. Steffi Ebert (University Halle-Wittenberg), Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt (filmmaker), Anna Schoeppe (German youth film board), Joya Thome (filmmaker) – Host: Dr. Cathy de Haan

THU, 5.10., 6 PM, Foyer of the Deutsches Filmmuseum

Following the discussion, FilmInFrankfurt and Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt, together with the SDF (Stammtisch der Filmemacher), are hosting a get-together with representatives of the regional film industry and international festival guests.

Speeddating: Meet funding institutions

Filmmakers interested in engaging themselves with films for young audiences can meet representatives from two funding institutions. They will answer all upcoming questions on October 5th , 2017 at 3 PM at the Filmcafé in the foyer of Deutsches Filmmuseum: 

HessenFilm und Medien:
Catherine Lieser (Support Consultant – Youth Development)

Kuratorium junger deutscher Film:
Anna Schoeppe (Management)
Annette Friedmann (Treatment-, Screenplay- and Project Development Support)

Hessenfilm und Medien