After working with the film and TV industry for over a decade, where he escorted movies and series through their life cycles by writing press books, articles and reviews as well as editing two of Germany’s largest point-of-sale entertainment publications, Gerhard Maier put his life-long obsession with TV series to better use by founding Seriencamp. Germany’s first festival dedicated exclusively to serial storytelling is in its 8th edition in 2022 and is accompanied by an industry conference that gathers creatives, writers, producers and executives for a three-day event. As artistic director of Seriencamp Festival and Seriencamp Conference, Gerhard is curating formats and programming. When he is not working on Seriencamp, he is guest lecturer at film schools and training programs or is consulting in the early stages of series development.
Annelie Boros was born in Munich and stayed. Here she has created a lively, political and creative network. She gets the energy to make films from exactly that: from contacts that have grown over decades and from many friends in the city.
What excites her about filmmaking is that you can design on the most diverse levels – language, image, sound, music, color, movement. She loves conceptually consistent films that are
approachable and accessible at the same time. And when she feels the urgency of the filmmakers in a film, why they want to tell this story in this way.
Annelie studied documentary film and television journalism at the HFF Munich. Her films were screened at international festivals (Hofer Filmtage, Visions du Réel, DOK Leipzig) and received
numerous awards. In 2018 she was nominated for the Student Academy Awards for her documentary “F32.2”. She is currently working on her debut documentary “The Tender Revolution”.
In a world shaped by climate crisis and injustice, she is looking for new utopias. For her, film is a means of changing and helping to shape society. Instead of getting stuck in criticizing and judging, she wants to show new visions with her films. That inspires her in other works as well: when they continue to tell where the problem was named and inspire the audience for their life in the now.
Sevgi Hirschhäuser, born and raised in Antalya/Turkey. In 2016 she moved to Munich. After working in various film departments, she began writing and filming her own stories.
“Toprak” is her first feature film for which she received the main golden award at the Hofer Filmtage 2020. At the moment she is working on her second feature film, which is being shot again in her home country.