Mobility and Migration on the European Film Industry with Hanna Slak
In the forthcoming EWA Network's event for members in Berlin, we'll have the opportunity to sit and talk with director and professor Hanna Slak and get her insights about mobility and migration in the European Film industry.
Since 2016, EWA Network organizes an afternoon event for EWA members. The programme may vary every year but there's always opportunity to network and advise from fellow filmmakers.
Slovenian-German Hanna Slak, born 1975 in Warsaw, based in Berlin, is a film director, multimedia artist and writer. She glides between the visual and the textual and between several native languages. She has written and directed feature films for the big screen (Blind Spot, 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar, 2017), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts. She also creates video design for the stage. Her poems have been published in Slovenia, her short plays have been staged at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her films are screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Warsaw, and others.
Among the awards for her work are 22 Awards at International Festivals for RUDAR (2 Audience Awards, 3 Awards for Best Director, 3 awards for Best Actor, one for Best Film, Best Camera, Best Editing...); Silver Bear for Short Film for the experimental documentary Laborat (writer, editor, producer); Best Director at Sofia Film Festival, Best Actress (Manca Dorrer) at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and Don Quijote Prize at Cottbus Film Festival for feature film Blind Spot; Best Camera, Best Sound and Critics' Award for Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film for children's feature film Teah.
Her 3rd feature film RUDAR was the Slovenian entry for the 2018 Foreign Language Academy Awards (the Oscars).
As guest teacher at film schools, in various workshops and masterclasses, Slak teaches project development, structure (documentary and fiction), and dramaturgy in postproduction.
She is a mother of two children, born 2007 and 2017.