Finding Felix Project

My photo
Berlin, Germany
The Finding Felix Project is a work for screen and publication from Katy Kavanaugh, a curator and filmmaker (katykavanaugh.weebly.com). 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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gratitude



None of the following photos documenting the person behind the camera and the process that made FINDING FELIX would have been possible without the presence, attention, visual skill and understanding of the value of a moment which Tina Töpfel and Gintare Malinauskaite brought to the project. On the magic day when we found Felix, Elise Fried expertly handled the camera. All three showed me things I couldn't have thought of and proved, once again, that filmmaking is a team sport.  Thanks team.

Tina Töpfel  and Gintare Malinauskaite with the father of actress Maria Annette  Berglyd  from "Jøgen+ Anne=Sant"


Felix Klein, the "Felix" we sought is found. Elise Fried is running camera.






Katy Kavanaugh with director Mohammed Ali Talebi, who made the first Iranian film I saw at the Berlinale in 1993, THE BOOTS.

Moritz Klein, former jury member, now Generation staff.
                      Director and cast of US film THE DYNAMITER by Matthew Gordon


Felix Klein, first interview.

                               A PAS DU LOUP team: Olivier, Yves and Winona Ringer


ON THE ICE  director Andrew Okpeaha   Maclean and producer Cara Marcous