Time to meet filmmakers, watch films and network. I recommand this year the NATIVE-Collection of films called a journey into Indigenous Cinema. Curated by Maryanne Redbath and a great team of filmmakers and storytellers. I watched SAMSON & DELILAH by Warwick Thornton from Australia. Two teenagers leave their home and soon all turns into a strong struggle to survive. This films was produced by a little team and all are Indiginous filmmakers. Very hard to watch, but a film juwel and a direct chance to learn about reality.
I saw SATELLITE BOY by Catriona Mc Kenzie/Generation and was very touched by the big pictures and the story about pete, an aboriginal boy, who misses his mother, lives with his grandfather in a far away part of Australia. He starts a bizarre journey with his friends to save thier home.
Both young actors were in Berlin and did a wonderful job. Hope they will win a berliner bär!
Like every year the berlinale is full with films, panels, parties, co-procutionmarket etc., its also cold and snow is falling during this amazing filmfestival...if you can, come and join the filmlovers of the crazy, sexy city berlin. My next days are filled with: berlin lectures, talente campus panel on indigenous filmmaking, one more film from new zealand/NATIVE and from a german director Lars Kraume SISTERS...and i will have a important meeting about OCEANFILMS. Time for ACTION!