Talents to Watch by Cinema Next

“This (anti-)dialogic art form is known from Jean-Luc Godard as well as from Barbara Albert and Jessica Hausner. Magdalena Chmielewska pushes this form with great skill and always at the edge of the fence to total affectation. ” Anna Katharina Laggner BODY TENSIONBefore Magdalena Chmielewska came to the Austrian State Film & TV School Filmakademie […]

Casting directors and actors workshop with the legendary Ron Burrus

Three days with the charismatic Ron Burrus who shared with us his method of working on a scene. Thank you Wolfgang Murnberger for making it possible.Mr. Burrus apprenticed under Stella Adler for the teaching of technique and then taught alongside her for 10 years before opening his own Ron Burrus Studio in Los Angeles. Twenty-five […]

Masterclass with Jessica Hausner

Four days with Jessica Hausner at the Filmakademie Wien. Jessica introduced us to her approach to casting. Great time and worthy insights.

Masterclass with Michael Haneke and Jean-Louis Trintignant

Michael Haneke invited the legendary Jean-Louis Trintignant to a Filmakademie Wien. What a treat to see their admiration for each other plus being so close to Jean-Louis and having the possibility to ask questions on his work with film directors. Unforgettable.

Masterclass with Ulrich Seidl

Attending a great master class with Ulrich Seidl that ended with a screening at the Viennese Cinemateque where Ulrich generously treated us with with schmalz-bites and the best Austrian wine. Yay!

On a panel discussion with Olga Tokarczuk

I feel honored to be among invited guests talking about the powerlessness of narrative facing the today world , that Olga Tokarczuk, the 2018 Literature Nobel Prize winner introduced with a powerful lecture. Next to me the great Polish documentary filmmaker Paweł Łoziński, w hose work I truly appreciate.