Archive | 5. SFFF | 2018

Script Camp Lecturers

Wolfgang Kohlhaase
The screenplay writer, director and author is one of the most important Germanspeaking screenplay writers of film history. He was born 1931 in Berlin and was the most important author of GDR film production DEFA. 

He influenced generations of filmmakers, and also after the "Turn" he managed to successfully continue his work with directors like Andreas Dresen or Volker Schlöndorff. His latest work is the adaptation of Eugen Ruge's novel for the film IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT. In the course of his career, he has worked with Gerhard Klein (BERLIN - ECKE SCHÖNHAUSER ...), Konrad Wolf (SOLO SUNNY, also co-director), Frank Beyer (DER AUFENTHALT) and Andreas Dresen (SOMMER VORM BALKON). Being close to a director was always crucial to him: "You can write a screenplay as precise as possible, but it can't replace a shared feeling, an emotional level." Kohlhaases work is populated by strong female characters. "Actually I don't understand women" he says, "but that's a good reason to engage in them."

His oeuvre was decorated with awards like the Golden Honorary Bear at the Berlinale, the German Filmprize and the European Filmprize.​

Götz Spielmann

Born in 1961 in Wels, Northern Austria, and raised in Vienna. With ANTARES (2004) he established himself as one of the most important Austrian auteur filmmakers, also at the international level. In addition to cinema, he worked for theatre and founded the production company Spielmann Film. He spent a few years as a guest lecturer at several German film universities, then in 2008 he directed REVANCHE, which won numerous international awards at festivals like the Berlinale and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

After welcoming his daughter Hannah, in 2011 he became a screenwriting professor at the Film Academy in Vienna, a city that he loves and continues to live in. In 2013 he directed OKTOBER NOVEMBER.

 Oktober November
2008 Revanche
2004 Antares
2000 Die Fremde
1995 Liebe Lügen (script)
1993 Der Nachbar​​​

Micha Lewinsky
A swiss scriptwriter and director (*1972). His directing debut DER FREUND was honored with the Swiss Film Award in 2008 and was nominated for the Academy Awards. His romantic comedy DIE STANDESBEAMTIN (2009) also ran well in German cinemas. After a longer break his third movie NICHTS PASSIERT with Devid Striesow premiered in 2016 followed by his latest work, the melancholic comedy, LOTTO (2017).

2017 Lotto (TV )
2016 Nichts passiert
2009 Die Standesbeamtin
2008 Der Freund
2006 Herr Goldstein (short)
2004 Sternenberg (script)​​

Jasmine Hoch
From 1984 to 1998 she has worked as director for various theaters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, a. o. at Schauspielhaus Zürich. Since 1999 she has worked in Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg as an author and script consultant. For several years she managed the script development programme of Focal and SRF for Swiss TV films. Since 2008 she has been working as a lecturer of film and theater at ZHdK. She founded the master in screenwriting at ZHdK.

Co-author a. o. for the cinema features
2015 Heidi (dir: Markus Imboden)
2010 Trouble no more (dir: Andy Bausch)
2008 Tausend Ozeane (dir: Luki Frieden)
2011 Der Verdingbub (dir: Markus Imboden).
Die Kur (dir: Christoph Schaub, in prep.)
2013 Himmelreich (dir: Markus Imboden)
2014 Der Goalie bin ig (dir: Sabine Boss)

Torsten Schulz
Born and bred in Berlin (East). He worked as an editor for the newspaper of the GDR civic movement “Die Andere“. Since 1992 he has been working as a freelance author of feature films and prose and director of documentary films. Since 2002 he has been professor for dramaturgy at the Film University Babelsberg. He won multiple awards and was recently nominatedfor the German Screenplay Prize (NILOWSKY, 2018).

Selected works 
2016 Nilowsky
2010 Boxhagener Platz (dir: Matti Geschonneck)
1997 Raus aus der Haut (dir: Andreas Dresen);
Im Namen der Unschuld (dir: Andreas Kleinert)
screenplay and directing:
2000 Von einer die auszog (Doc)
1995 Kuba Sigrid (Doc)
2018 Skandinavisches Viertel (novel)
2013 Nilowsky (novel, 2014 audio book, 2018 screenplay)
2008 Revolution und Filzläuse (collection of short stories)
2004 Boxhagener Platz (novel, 2005 audio book, 2010 screenplay for feature-film)