Berlinale NATIVEe 2013

14. February 2013

During the berlinale young filmmakers get great support during the panels , workshops and other events at BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS. Well known filmmakers give their excperience or just explain how they started once....

I've been on panel yesterday, leaded by Marienne Redpath/Generation and Curator of Native where she spoke with Cathrine Fitzgerald, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean and Jason Ryle about INDIGENOUS CINEMA-Beyond the Tribe and Nation. They gave very personal insides and put a light on indinenous filmmaking with its cultural diverse, politically, econimically and artistically charged history. the panel focused on how indigenous cultures influences storytelling in form, content and discussed its relevance in the international filmworld.

The film "O le tulafale" produced by Catrine Fitzgerald from new Zealand will be shown tonight at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The debut film shows the home and the  way the director Tusi Tamesese remembers his childhood and combines a classic underdoc narrativ with the muchrespected Samoan tradition of oratory. This film is the first made exclusivly in Samoa and thei Samoan Language.

Andrew MacLean is the filmdirector of the awardwinning film: ON THE ICE-Shown and winner at the Berlinale 2011. The film will be shown during NATIVE this days again. His philosophy is to tell compelling stories about great and real people. The film was done in his hometown Barrow in North Alaska. Its a kind of a taut Thriller and tells what happens when two boys starts lying after an fatal accident. Check it out and enjoy learning mora about other cultures in real time.

Jason Rylon is the director of a great filmfestival in Toronto "imagine NATIVE Film & Media Art Festival " with the aim to support indigenous filmmakers to show their work to a big community and make it public.