Friday, October 1, 12:30 hrs

14.30-15.15 hrs

Workshop Talk with Ulrike Müller, German Casting-Award Winner 2010

in cooperation with ifs internationale filmschule köln

This workshop talk with German Casting Award winner Ulrike Müller will provide some insight into her work. Lars von Saldern will talk to the award winner about her experiences in assembling the casts of her numerous acclaimed film and television productions. The Cologne Conference’s festival program includes North Rhine-Westphalia state premiere screenings of two of her current films, THE CITY BELOW and IN THE SHADOWS. Presented for outstanding achievements in casting, the German Casting Award is sponsored by production companies Bavaria Film, Colonia Media, Westside Filmproduktion, FFP New Media, and Ziegler Film. This distinction is awarded to give due acknowledgment to the work of casting professionals in film and television productions, and to promote greater public recognition for the creative merit of the contribution of autonomous Casting Directors to the film and television industry.

At the initiative of Lars von Saldern, this year’s Cologne Conference will again include a Cast in and find out event, with German Casting Award winner Ulrike Müller among the participants.

15.30-17.00 hrs

Workshop Talk with David Lynch, Film Award Cologne Winner

In this workshop talk, 2010 Film Award Cologne winner David Lynch will discuss his work in film as well as his current projects as a photographer and painter. Journalist Andreas Platthaus will interview the filmmaker about his idiosyncratic film language and specific style of filmic expression. David Lynch is also honored with a retrospective that e.g. brings back the surreal mystery television series, TWIN PEAKS, which saw its German premiere screening at the Cologne Conference 20 years ago. Sponsored by Filmstiftung NRW and the City of Cologne, the Film Award Cologne honors one-of-a-kind directors, producers, screenwriters, or DOPs who have helped to enhance the language of film and media.