Festival Guests

Washington’s leading German-language film event presents a weeklong glimpse into the trends and film cultures in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


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Film | Neu - Partner

Film | Neu - Partner

(c) Lamont Easter

Lamont Easter

at Who Am I: No System is Safe and Opening Night Red Carpet Party
on Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm

Lamont Easter is a television, film and commercial actor who has appeared in series such as Netflix's House of Cards, HBO’s Veep, and CBS’s Madame Secretary as well as several independent films, web series, and numerous national television commercials.More ...
(c) Nick Skelsey

Nick Skelsey

at Who Am I: No System is Safe
on Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm

Nick Skelsey is a co-founder and managing partner of Soapbox Systems. He is by his own account a novice businessman, a skilled computer programmer, a recent graduate of University of Virginia, an amateur radio hobbyist, and an outspoken open-source advocate. He was one of the founding members of Hackcville – a hackerspace in Charlottesville, Virginia – and has since joined HacDC – the capital's finest technologist clubhouse.More ...
(c) Matt Spangler

Matt Spangler

at Opening Night Red Carpet Party
on Friday, November 6

Matt Spangler is a Washington, DC-based DJ, theater producer and writer, and documentary filmmaker. And has some sort of day job with the government.More ...
(c) Stina Werenfels

Stina Werenfels

via Skype at Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents
on Sunday, November 8, 6:30 pm

Stina Werenfels received a degree in pharmacology before studying film at New York University. Her feature films include Meir Marilyn (2003) and the lauded Going Private (Nachbeben, 2006).More ...
(c) Martin Behnke

Martin Behnke, scriptwriter

at We are Young. We are Strong.
on Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Martin Behnke studied drama, literature and English at the University of Leipzig and screenwriting at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. Together with director Burhan Qurbani he wrote the screenplay for We are Young. We are Strong., which has won many awards at national and international festivals.More ...
Eddie Cockrell

Eddie Cockrell, co-curator, Film|Neu

in attendance during Film|Neu

Eddie Cockrell is a Washington native and freelance film critic for the trade paper Variety. Now living in Sydney, he is a consulting film programmer and movie columnist for the national newspaper The Australian and program director of the social justice film event The Big Picture Film Festival.More ...