Finding Felix Project

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Berlin, Germany
The Finding Felix Project is a work for screen and publication from Katy Kavanaugh, a curator and filmmaker (www.catapultproductions.net). A fellowship from Stanford University and The Freie Universität- Berlin allowed her to return to the Berlin Film Festival's 35 year-old Generation (formerly Kinderfilmfest) to collect evidence of the directive impact that international films seen in childhood can have toward shaping the breadth of a person's view of the world and the decisions they make. This investigation focuses on one eleven year-old film festival-goer whom Kavanaugh met while serving on the Kinderfilmfest's international jury in 2001. Ten years later, Kavanaugh wants to know how a childhood full of international films influenced Felix's life so far. Meanwhile, with help from Media Consultant Tina Toepfel and Gintare Malinauskaite, PhD History at Humboldt Universität, Felix has been found and is now in post-production. To help meet its completion goal, please consider contributing via our fiscal sponsor, Cinefemme.net.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gregor Hochmuth, "We saw ourselves reflected in another place in the world..."

videoGregor Hochmuth offers insight learned from his experience on the Berlinale Kinderfilmfest's (now Generation) kinderjury and tells us how his experience with this film genre is met in his new home in the United States.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gregor Hochmuth, Film Memory: BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (EISENSTEIN, Russia, 1925) and NOSFERATU (F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1922) at the Arsenal Kino

videoGregor Hochmuth came to us via Skype. This former Berliner, former Kinderjury and Jungjournalisten member now resides in San Francisco and works for Google. Gregor explained that his parents had met in film school in Moscow and he was raised watching films "through their eyes," so his circumstances with relation to access to international films were quite special. His memory involves watching the magic of cinema from the projection booth.

Watch for more clips of Gregor speaking about his experience on the Kinderjury and Jungjournalisten team. Watch the Berlinale Generation section through the young journalists webiste, originally built by Gregor: www.jungejournalisten.berlinale.de