Timetable — Talks with Filmmakers and Special Guests

MONDAY - November 22, 2021

Opening ceremony

the opening of the festival

MON - 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 + 2 in up-and-topia


At 5 p.m. the time has come: our short opening film flickers on the screens in up-and-topia. At the end we switch live to filmmakers: inside out into the world, and introduce you to the people who will be there for you at any time in the coming days and who will accompany you through our festival. Find out where to stream the films, what you can do on up-and-topia and experience in our Zoom Talks right here and now. And from then on you can stream, immerse yourself in 145 film stories from 28 countries, experience the filmmakers live in talks and get to know our special guests. Make an appointment with film friends: inside at up-and-topia, meet like-minded people and come up with new film ideas.

Tuesday — November 23, 2021

Your start to the day

TUE - from 10:00 a.m. (CET) | on up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

Lisa Krusche (©Rafael Heygster)
Jonas Karpa
Justin Peach (©Seweryn Zelazny)
Liza Stutzky (©Elsa van Damke)
Mareike Almedom (©Jan Ernsting)
Dobrivoie Kerpensian

The jury introduces itself

TUE - 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 + 2 in up-and-topia


No prizes without a jury. And it brings together top-class people from every creative corner.

Lisa Krusche, who lives as a freelance writer in Brunsvig, is also on the set of the jurors for the German competition. Jonas Karpa, who comes from the deep west of Germany, lives in Berlin and works as a media and musicologist and editor for "leitmedien.de" and "Die Neue Norm", among others. And the Texas-born documentary filmmaker Justin Peach is also sitting in the chair of the expert jury.

Liza Stutzky, who is a freelance casting director on the German and international film scene, is part of the expert jury for the international competition. Mareike Almedom is a screenwriter. In 2021 she headed the Writers Room for "Ismail", the 7th season of the youth drama series DRUCK (bantrybay / FUNK). Last but not least, Dobrivoie Kerpenisan is a real filmmaker and photographer when it comes to choosing the best on set. He knows what is important when the camera is running.

Wednesday — November 24, 2021

Your start to the day

WED - from 10:00 am (CET) | on up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 1 DE – Don't gaze me

WED — 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 1 INT – Quiet waters and hints for the apokalypse

WED — 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 2 DE – You can see better from a distance

WED - 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1  in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 2 INT – Deep emotions and a lonely dancer

WED — 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

THURSDAY — November 25, 2021

Your start to the day

THU - from 10:00 am (CET) | on stage in up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 3 DE – That's our house

THU — 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 3 INT – Tragic stories, crazy girls and a few nerds

THU — 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Dennis Gansel (©Oliver Reetz)
Dustin Loose (©Tom Wagner)

What became of them

THU — 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (CET) | in the ZOOM-Talk (only with registration) and on stage 2 in up-and-topia


Dennis Gansel (director and screenwriter; ao Das Phantom, Die Welle, Jim Knopf and Die Wilde 13) and Dustin Loose (director and screenwriter; aostudent Oscar for Die Erledigung einer Ding, various crime scenes, My Indian Summer) are at up-and- coming took its first cinematic steps as a youngster. We ask them how their path went, whether they are where they used to want to be, what detours they had to take, whether they have failed and where they want to go ...                                                  

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 4 DE – Your Body is a Wonderland

THU — 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 4 INT – Strange childhood and an unusual wedding 

DO — 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 5 DE – And an ocean between us

THU — 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 5 INT – Crawlies, teens and bad habits 

THU — 9:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

FRIDAY — November 26, 2021

Your start to the day

FR - from 10:00 a.m. (CET) | on stage in up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 6 DE – It will never be so beautiful again

FR — 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 6 INT – Maybe viewer discretion is advised 

FR — 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Mario Lauer

Film music — straight to the heart and under the skin

FR — 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. | in the ZOOM-Talk (only with regestration) and on stage 2 in up-and-topia


What power does film music have over the film and its viewers? What does this job include? And: how do you actually become a film composer? Mario Lauer (film composer and music producer) not only answers these questions. It gets exciting when he explains by way of example how and when a composer: is involved in a production process. But what does that have to do with film talent who can barely afford GEMA-free music or creative-commens content? Where else can you find music that you can use? Why is it so important to use “your own” film music? And how and where can you find a film composer?                                        

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 7 DE – Hell is always the other

FR — 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 7 INT – Tough young women, Dave and a small robot 

FR — 5:00 to 5:45 (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 8 DE – Distant banks, native plaice

FR — 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 8 INT – In the brain, under the bed and on the seaside

FR — 9:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

SATURDAY — November 27, 2021

Your start to the day

SA - from 10:00 a.m. (CET) | on stage in up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 9 DE – It's not your fault that the world is what it is

SAT — 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 9 INT – Science Fiction, reality and a Yak 

SAT — 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (CET) | on stage 2 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 10 DE – Survive

SAT — 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

Filmtalk with Filmmakers:

Playlist 10 INT – Dark, strange and very bitter

SAT — 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (CET) | on the screen in up-and-topia


All filmmakers on this playlist meet with our moderators and give an insight into their work: How the idea came about, what difficulties they had while shooting - and then switch from the screen to you in up-and-topia to continue discussing their films with you, the audience!

SUNDAY, November 28, 2021

Your start to the day

SUN - from 10:00 a.m. (CET) | on stage in up-and-topia


Morning fitness with Katharina, a good cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant - that's how we want to start the day with you. Meet us at up-and-topia, daily at 10 a.m.

The award ceremony

SUN — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CET) | on stage 1 + 2 in up-and-topia


Be there live on up-and-topia when the winners of the 16th up-and-coming Int. Film festivals are chosen. The "Deutsche nachwuchsfilmpreis" is awarded 3 times, the "up-and-coming International Film Award" is also 3 times and the "Bundes-Schülerfilmpreis" is given once.

And then there is a celebration! The award-winning films can then be streamed in their own playlist.

                                           

The ZOOM Talks are organized in cooperation with casting-network.