Project pitches for – Award for New Narrative Formats at – sponsored by Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien).

How is film narration changing due to the development of new technologies? Sponsored by the Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien (BLM) and endowed with 2,500 euros, the Award seeks innovative solutions for the storytelling of documentary or journalistic factual content.

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  • Wednesday
  • 14:00
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Benedikt Dietsch
Redakteur (Flip)
Dörthe Eickelberg
Presenter and director (Labo M)

Dörthe Eickelberg is a director and presenter. She graduated from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where she is also a guest lecturer today. After touring as a comedian and improv actress, she was hired by ARTE as a presenter for the daily science magazine XENIUS. Meanwhile she cofounded Labo M and she realized the award-winning arte documentary series CHICKS ON BOARDS. Her book THE NEXT WAVE IS YOURS was just published as a top title by PENGUIN BOOKS.

Boris Hars-Tschachotin
Produzent, Regisseur, Autor (Liquid Blues Production)

Boris Hars-Tschachotin An award winning filmmaker, installation artist, author, curator and founder of Liquid Blues Production, a production company focused on realizing feature films, documentaries and interactive art. Hars-Tschachotin loves crossing the border between art and science, challenging the ways documentary and fictional stories are told; a guest professor at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf for "Climate Communication in Audiovisual Media", as well as lectureship at The Academy of Architecture (Mendrisio, Switzerland) and holds a PhD in art history.

Alexander Herrmann
Geschäftsführer / Head of Development (expanding focus GmbH)

Alex has been producing and financing xr content and documentaries for the last 6 years under the roof of his company expanding focus. He loves to go down new alleys and is always looking for the next thoughtprovoking and interesting endeavour to bring to life.

Lorenz Jeric
Redakteur (Flip)
Susanne Kim
(Susanne Kim)
Sönke Kirchhof
CEO & Executive Producer (INVR.SPACE GmbH)

Sönke Kirchhof is CEO and executive producer of award-winning VR Full Service Studio INVR.SPACE and in charge of all business-related operations as well as deciding on creative and technologic approaches. He works in the fields of VR, stereoscopic filmmaking, VFX and CGI Postproduction as well as Research and Development in arts and technology since more than 15 years. He is also founder of reallifefilm international GmbH, working as Producer and Stereographer in all kind of projects.

Suli Kurban
(Suli Kurban)

The screenwriter and director Suli Kurban has lived in Munich. The native Uyghur (Ürümchi) fled to Germany at the age of 11, politically persecuted. As an actress at the Münchener Kammerspiele, the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation became aware of Kurban in 2008. From then on she reports for the BR on socio-political issues. In 2009, Kurban was awarded the European Civis Media Prize. In 2011, Suli passed the entrance exam and completed a degree as a director at the University of Television and Film in Munich. In the meantime she realized several commissioned productions. Her films, film hybrids, Snapchat and Instagram, series hit the zeitgeist. Suli Kurban was in charge of the social media editorship for Vice Media of the real-time series @ichbinsophiescholl running on Instagram.

Matthias Leitner
(Matthias Leitner)

I am a digital storyteller, certified UX designer and Scrum Master. I develop content and impact strategies for companies, NGOs, foundations and the public sector. For Bayerischer Rundfunk, I have been leading the Storytelling Lab web:first since 2015 and realise programme innovations such as the Messenger project #icheisner or the XR installation "Die Rettung" in the Digital Developments & Social Media department. In 2017, I was appointed a Fellow of the Federal Cultural and Creative Industries. I have received many awards for my journalistic and artistic work, most recently for #icheisner with the Media Award Parliament of the German Bundestag 2020 and for "Die Rettung" with the New Realities Award 2020.

Henning Oskamp
Freelance Designer (Henning Oskamp)

Henning Oskamp, born in Münster in 1991, grew up in the northern Ruhr region and studied sociology and design in Duisburg and Münster. As a bachelor's project at the Münster School of Design, he submitted the first concept for EUROPA in 2019. He currently lives, studies and works as a freelance designer in Berlin.

Wilfried Pfilf
Co-Founder (Kollektiv17)
Sylvia Rothe
Professorin (HFF)
Simon Schmitt
Mitgründer/Entwickler (Kollektiv17 – Jonas, Pfilf & Schmitt GbR)
Katharina Schulz
Consultant at the Bayerischen Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) (Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM))

Katharina Schulz is a consultant at the Bayerischen Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) in the area of content, promotion & media competence and a foundation consultant for the Stiftung Medienpädagogik Bayern, which was founded by the BLM. She studied Modern German Literature at the LMU Munich and completed the supplementary course „Theater-, Film- und Fernsehkritik“ at the August Everding Theatre Academy in cooperation with the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). She is currently a film consultant at the BLM.