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Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA)
address: Hermann-Steinhäuser-Straße 43-47, 2.Fl
63065 Offenbach am Main
Germany

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You can reach us from Monday to Friday 10am - 4:30pm

Provisional Managing Director
Lara Nahrwold (Monday to Friday) – nahrwold(at)hfmakademie.de

Employees:
Csongor Dobrotka (Wednesday) – dobrotka(at)hfmakademie.de
Celina Schimmer (Monday to Thursday) – schimmer(at)hfmakademie.de

Project

Hessen Talents Masterclasses 2023

After a great Berlinale in February 2023, the hFMA again offered online masterclasses to the Hessen Talents 2023 with speakers of their choice: on Thursday, 11 May, and Friday, 12 May.

The online masterclasses were held by speakers Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Melanie Waelde and Jonas Zimmermann (Schreibkollektiv Q3).
On Thursday evening, May 11, there was a...

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After a great Berlinale in February 2023, the hFMA again offered online masterclasses to the Hessen Talents 2023 with speakers of their choice: on Thursday, 11 May, and Friday, 12 May.

The online masterclasses were held by speakers Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Melanie Waelde and Jonas Zimmermann (Schreibkollektiv Q3).

On Thursday evening, May 11, there was a masterclass by artist duo Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani. 

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani have been working together in Berlin since 1993. From 2007 to 2010, Fischer & el Sani taught as associate professors of film and media art at Sapporo City University, Japan. Since 2015, Nina Fischer has been Professor of Experimental Film and Media Art at the Berlin University of the Arts. They show their work worldwide in museums, at biennials and film festivals.

In the afternoon, there were bookable one-on-one sessions with Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (exclusive offer for Hessen Talents 2023).


On Friday morning, May 12, there were masterclasses by Melanie Waelde and Jonas Zimmermann (Schreibkollektiv Q3).

Melanie Waelde studied screenwriting at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). Her directorial feature debut NACKTE TIERE celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2020 in the "Encounters" section, screened internationally at festivals (including São Paulo, Giffoni, New Horizons) and was awarded the German Film Critics' Prize for "Best Feature Film Debut". She wrote for the Saarbrücken TATORT, the KiKA series SCHLOSS EINSTEIN and various documentary film projects, among others. In 2021 she directed four episodes of the Grimme Award-nominated ZDFtivi series ECHT and in 2022 the children's musical film JULI TANZT.

Jonas Zimmermann studied screenwriting at the DFFB until 2016, where he founded the writing collective "Schreibkollektiv Q3" with other graduates and then wrote for production companies such as Warner Bros. and Constantin Film. Currently, he mainly works as a head writer: Recently for the fourth season of the series WIR (together with Jasmina Wesolowski) and Meme Girls, for which he was also cocreator (together with Gesa Scheibner). He also regularly appears on Berlin slams and reading stages. His texts can be found in anthologies and smartphone apps, and he won the Bielefeld Cabaret Prize in 2018 with his cabaret band Frau Rotkohl.


In the afternoon there were bookable one-on-one sessions with Melanie Waelde and Jonas Zimmermann (exclusive offer for Hessen Talents 2023).

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