Screening of Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria

As part of the German Screen Studies Network (GSSN) outreach programme for schools, the German Department at Queen Mary University of London offers an interactive film studies afternoon on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. Designed for schools, the session will focus on Victoria (2015), a film by young German director Sebastian Schipper. The Guardian‘s review from April 2016 can be read here. The event is planned as an interactive workshop for up to 40 school … Read more

What’s happening in 2017?

What’s happening in 2017? Our first school event was held on 1 March 2017 at Queen Mary University of London. Details here. We are running more events with schools and details will be published here soon. We hope to hold another symposium later in the year. We plan to hold more screenings, inviting filmmakers to come and discuss their work. And we are involved with the Rainer Werner Fassbinder retrospective at … Read more

London Preview Screening of The Dreamed Ones and Q&A with Director Ruth Beckermann

The Dreamed Ones (Die Geträumten, Ruth Beckermann 2016: 89′) centres on two actors, their emotions and conversations while recording the dramatic correspondence of the poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan. Following the preview screening, renowned Austrian filmmaker, Ruth Beckermann, will discuss her latest film, awarded Best Austrian Feature Film at the 2016 Diagonale film festival. The discussion will be held in English. The events are generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the … Read more

German-Language Literature after 1945: The Dreamed Ones

The afternoon schools’ co-curricular event aims to compliment the topics that students will be studying and the language skills that they will be practicing in the German A-level syllabus. Taking Ruth Beckermann’s film, The Dreamed Ones, about the postwar writers Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan as its starting point, the lecture will provide contextual information about the broader context of the German-language literary climate and society during the period 1945-1970. As … Read more

Oxford Preview Screening of The Dreamed Ones and Q&A with Director Ruth Beckermann

The Dreamed Ones (Die Geträumten, Ruth Beckermann 2016: 89′) centres on two actors, their emotions and conversations while recording the dramatic correspondence of the poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan. Following the preview screening, renowned Austrian filmmaker, Ruth Beckermann, will discuss her latest film, awarded Best Austrian Feature Film at the 2016 Diagonale film festival. The events are generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature, King’s College … Read more

Living Pasts, Moving Present – 4th Annual Symposium

 Three days of screenings, workshops and panel discussions exploring cinema as a resource for reshaping a crisis-ridden global present. The event begins at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday 8th September with an open research forum, followed by a workshop on Berlin Arsenal’s Living Archive project featuring special guests Senta Siewert (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal). The workshop sets the tone for an evening screening exploring experiments in film rhythm … Read more

An Evening with Katja Riemann

                    In May 2016, the GSSN hosted a film screening, Q&A and wine reception with Katja Riemann, one of the most celebrated film actresses in contemporary German cinema. Riemann’s film breakthrough came in 1993 with the romantic comedy Abgeschminkt! (Making Up!). She has since garnered numerous awards including the 1997 Ernst Lubitsch Prize for achievements in German film acting, the 2007 German … Read more

BFI Flare screening of Mädchen in Uniform

  Erica Carter introduced Mädchen in Uniform as part of BFI Flare festival and in conjunction with the Vito project. The film was screened to a large and participative audience at  Kennington’s Cinema Museum on 30 March 2016. DETAILS HERE >

Labour in a Single Shot / Eine Einstellung zur Arbeit

In collaboration with the German Screen Studies Network, the Goethe-Institut London presented ‘Labour in a Single Shot’ / ‘Eine Einstellung zur Arbeit’, a project by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki realised in collaboration with filmmakers from all over the world and the Goethe-Institut. A selection of the videos produced during project workshops that took place in 15 cities around the world between 2011 and 2014 were screened. Project co-curator Antje … Read more