PÖFF Black Room

Lost in Translation? Visual Story Development From Script to Screen

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Created in collaboration with Variety.

Hear from masters of the PÖFF Black Room, organized in association with the European Film Academy, and German renowned screenwriters from the Face to Face program, who will discuss the commonly overlooked but important development process in filmmaking. Panelists will explore how film is a collaborative art, share their past experiences and offer creative strategies to strengthen the partnership between designers, modelers, screenwriters and other central figures in film development.

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Moderated by Leo Barraclough, International Editor, Variety


Hanno Hackfort, Writer (You Are Wanted, 4 Blocks)

Jana Burbach, Writer (Bad Banks, Breaking Even)

Jacqueline Abrahams, Production Designer (The Lobster, How I Live Now)

Simon Weisse, Modeler and Propmaker (Grand Budapest Hotel, Matrix 4)