Online + Frankfurt am Main | 15 – 23 October 2022

From October 15 to 19, 2022, we invite 25 emerging talents from the international field of moving images to apply with their audio-visual projects in the early stage of development for an intense four-day training experience. Through thematic workshops, masterclasses and one-on-one meetings with renowned international professionals from varying areas of the media and creative industries, participants will work in-depth on their submitted projects. On the fifth day, the Frankfurt Book Fair can be optionally visited with a guided tour. This allows participants to make new contacts in the industry.

The best three projects will be awarded.
The awards will be endowed with 2 × € 500 and 1 × € 1.000.

B3 HessenLab is part of the B3 Talent Forum: An initiative of B3 in cooperation with HessenFilm und Medien GmbH.

VOICES OF HESSENLAB PARTICIPANTS 2021

The mentoring helped me navigate the project on to the direction that I want to go to, whilst exploring so much creative ideas that I could have never thought of that would fit the project so well.
My favourite part of the programme were the opportunities to have live interaction with speaker mentors covering a diverse range of topics, such as: technical innovations within our industry, maximizing social media strategy, legal advice for the film and arts industry, etc.
The lectures are an ideal way to update your knowledge and glance into what is happening nowadays in the industry.
The experience with the tutor, the talks and sharing and networking with people from other countries and different projects broadens the horizons of knowledge and opens relationships between artists.

HESSENLAB PARTICIPANTS 2022

3. Prize
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Abid Khan

Director

Abid Khan is a self-taught writer-director who worked in a cinema and directed award-winning shorts on weekends. His debut feature film GRANADA NIGHTS was shot in Spain and released in UK and Spain cinemas. Abid Khan has won numerous festival …

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Amanda Costa de Sousa

Director Screenwriter

Amanda Costa de Sousa is a brazilian filmmaker based in Budapest. She hasrecently finished a Master's Degree in Film Studies, having specialized in directing. Sheworksas a director, writer, and first Assistant Director for independent short films …

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Bohdan Herkaliuk


BohdanHerkaliuk (born in Ukraine in 1994)obtained a Bachelors and Masters degrees in International Economic Relations at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyivandworked as financial producer`s …

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Carol Dalrymple


Carol Dalrymple is an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker, CPH:LAB and Oculus Launchpad Fellow who explores connecting people through storytelling, evolving technology, and the physical world. A longtime PBS documentary craftsman, Carol also …

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Fawzia Mahmood

Filmmaker

Fawzia Mahmood is a filmmaker and producer from, living and working in London. She graduated from the National Film and Television School (UK) with an MA in Producing in 2017, having previously studied economics and South Asian history. Her work has …

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Florian Panzer


Florian Raphael Panzer (1987) has been influenced by video games and cartoons since childhood. After graduating from high school in 2007, he completed a bachelor's degree in animation in Breda (NL). He graduated with honors from the Playgrounds …

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Giulio Gobbetti

Filmmaker

Giulio Gobbetti is a London-based director and editor. He has experience in directing and editing documentaries and commercial videos. On the commercial side, he worked for many prominent organizations, like the British Red Cross, BBC Media Action, …

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Gsus Lopez

Director Writer

Gsus Lopez (Zamora, Spain, 1986) is a writer-director based between London (UK) and Spain, with a passion for uplifting and celebratory stories that represent the people and experiences in the LGBTQ+ community. Since graduating with his BA in Media …

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Ilona Kacieja

Director

Ilona Kacieja's approach as an artist is to constantly develop her unique approach and style. Her filmmaking has been inspired and influenced by her MSc in Social Science. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (Film directing) with a Special …

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Joshua Gundlach

Artist

A visual artist of a variety of media, Joshua Gundlach is a graduate from the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany. He makes projects ranging from drawings, embroidery pieces and comics all the way to video games. Judaism, queerness and disability are …

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Karem Orrego

Producer Director of photography Screenwriter

Karem Orrego, born in Lima, Peru, is a filmmaker passionate about elevating minimized voices with thought-provoking experiential media projects. She co-directed SHATTERING THE PICTURES IN OUR HEADS: an award-winning multi-screen film installation …

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Khulekani Mayisa

Director Editor Screenwriter

Khulekani Mayisa is a director and producer, having earned her BA degree in Film & Television Studies from The University of Johannesburg. Following her graduation in 2018, she ventured into experimental filmmaking, which saw the success of her …

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Maria Millan

Director Editor Director of photography Set Designer Writer

Maria Millan is a Venezuelan Director. She has been selected as part of ‘Talent Led: Next Gen’ by the Independent Film Trust (London, 2022) as one prominent Director and Writer. She holds a BA in Communications and Media and a specialization in …

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Matteo Giampetruzzi

Filmmaker

Matteo Giampetruzzi was born on June 6th 1999 in Campobasso, Italy. When he was a teenager, he found in films the salvation from the banality of the world, and he felt he wanted to try to express himself through cinema. He studied Directing in …

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Niccolò Manzolini & Lucia Malerba

Director Producer

Mangoosta is a two-faced identity always on the hunt for itself, a multitude expressing itself through symbolic images. Niccolò Manzolini & Lucia Malerba tell imaginary stories to reframe reality. We are animators, illustrators and explorers.

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Niklas Bauer

Filmmaker

Niklas Bauer commenced his film studies in 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. He went on to finish his bachelor’s degree with his short film A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOY, which has been shown all over the world. To reach his …

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Olivia Norrmén-Smith

Filmmaker Researcher

Olivia Norrmén-Smith’s path has moved from brain circuits to stories, navigating multiple spheres and lenses: the neurobiological, the phenomenological, the artistic. Her projects touch on mental health, wellbeing, technology, and the psyche. She is …

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Ryushi Lindsay

Director Screenwriter

Ryushi Lindsay is a British-Japanese filmmaker based between the UK and Japan. Particularly interested in nation, race, class, and colonial pasts and presents, his work spans fiction and experimental non-fiction. His 2019 documentary about the …

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Soham Kundu

Director Writer

Soham Kundu is an alumna of University of the Arts London (Directing), National Film and Television School (Writing the TV Pilot), and today at Apple Creative Studios and Film London’s Creativity Squared. His works have screened internationally at …

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Sonal Sehgal

Writer Producer

Sonal Sehgal is an Indian Actor, Writer and Producer. Besides playing leading roles in several Indian Feature films, Sonal has written and produced shorts and feature films dealing with racism, gender bias, homosexuality and the status of …

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Sondos Shabayek


Sondos Shabayek is a writer, director, acting coach and workshop facilitator. She has over 12 years of experience in facilitating storytelling workshops, documenting personal narratives, and directing theater performances of women and gender-based …

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Talena Sanders

Director

Talena Sanders draws from their background in experimental film and studio arts to create ethically engaged, visually striking cinema that questions and destabilizes the documentary form. Largely working in 16mm film, Sanders is deeply engaged in …

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Tiggy Bayley

Filmmaker Artist

Tiggy Bayley is a writer, director and performer from London. She trained at Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris, before obtaining an MA in Liberal Arts at Bristol University. Tiggy works freelance in film alongside writing her own material. …

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HESSENLAB PARTICIPANTS 2021

Alcaeus Spyrou
Pave Paradise · Albanien
Alix Vuillier
The Balloon Brigade · Frankreich
Arsalan Motovali
2. Prize
Who We Almost Were · Vereinigtes Königreich
Bahare Ruch
In Transit · Österreich
Bella Riza
2. Prize
The Garden · Vereinigtes Königreich, Zypern
Emma Frayne Ford
Pod Life · Vereinigtes Königreich
Fauve Alice
Emerging from the Rubble · Vereinigtes Königreich
Gio Lingao
Time, trees and humans · Philippinen
Gwenba
MyCelium Systems · Vereinigtes Königreich
Julian Gerchow
Fallacy and Madness · Deutschland
Patrik Thomas
Boalandia · Deutschland
Rodney Charles
Aaron's Announcement · Vereinigtes Königreich
Rohith Chandrasekhar
Yami · Indien
Rostyslav Likholat
Arue · Deutschland
Ruby Phelan
Ballad of a Muse · Vereinigtes Königreich
Vivien Hartmann
1. Prize
Raise - Salida · Deutschland
Mario Cubillos
The Servants' Law · Kolumbien
Matthias Reitz-Zausinger
Boalandia · Deutschland
Óscar Adán
The Servants' Law · Kolumbien
Simon Klein
Arue · Deutschland