Helge Albers has been Managing Director of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein since the beginning of April 2019. He has been in the film industry for almost 25 years; from being a student at Filmhochschule Babelsberg to doing part-time jobs in sound, lighting and sets design, the former producer is, in his own words, still fascinated by the absurdity of the filmmaking process. His first
company, Flying Moon, helped him take home a German Film Prize for Best Documentary in 2001 as producer of Uli Gaulke's "HAVANA, MI AMOR". From Cuba, he made some stops along the way to "FULL METAL VILLAGE" Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein. Cho Sung-Hyung's documentary about the heavy metal festival of the same name was the most successful documentary of 2007. In 2015, the short film he co-produced, "AVE MARIA", received an Oscar nomination, and in 2016 he won a Lola
for Best Documentary with "ABOVE AND BELOW". After Flying Moon went into insolvency and a new start with Achtung Panda!, a production company that focuses on German-Chinese co-productions, he and other producers breathed a new lease of life into the somewhat outdated German Producers Association (VDFP). In his role as Managing Director, he played an important role in putting the association back on the film policy map. His experience as a producer, Managing Director of the
VDFP, as a committee member of the FFA, at the World Cinema Fund and the Deutsche Filmakademie have ultimately led him to the most northern film fund in Germany.
(photo credit: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein)
Our guests will take a look at the status quo within the industries and their possible future. They will discuss the changes that were and are caused by technological innovations, socio-political changes and, last but not least, accelerated by the pandemic situation. In this talk we focus on what will and must change in the future, within the film industry and its related creative industries in ...