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).
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).