Ein Stück Freiheit – Inszenierung Durch Improvisation

Lending authenticity, a sense of real life, and spontaneity to a film, on-set improvisation often helps create the best scenes. Das Kleine Fernsehspiel has been experimenting with this practice since the 1970s. What is behind the current trend to make productions more spontaneous and immediate, and to allow for more surprises? How is shooting an improvised production different? What are the challenges for directors, cinematographers, the cast and editors? Which role do improvised films play in the current motion picture landscape? Editor-in-chief Claudia Tronnier presents a look at the legacy of improvised films commissioned by Das Kleine Fernsehspiel. 24 WEEKS-producer Johannes Jancke and editor Denys Darahan, EIN DEUTSCHER WINTER-director Franziska M. Hoenisch and ALKI, ALKI-producer and actor Heiko Pinkowski present their recent experiences with improvised work on their sets. Followed by a Q&A with all filmmakers.

24 WOCHEN
Director
Anne Zohra Berrached
Commissioning Editor
Burkhard Althoff
Producers
zero one film
Script
Carl Gerber, Anne Zohra Berrached
Principal Cast
Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
EIN DEUTSCHER WINTER
Director
Franziska M. Hoenisch
Commissioning Editor
Burkhard Althoff
Producers
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Script
John-H. Karsten
Principal Cast
Sylvaine Faligant, Richard Fouofié Djimeli, Maryam Zaree, Artjom Gilz
ALKI, ALKI
Director
Axel Ranisch
Commissioning Editor
Katharina Duffner
Producers
Sehr gute Filme GmbH
Script
Axel Ranisch, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner
Principal Cast
Christina Große, Heiko Pinkow-ski, Peter Trabner, Thorsten Merten