Mara: Director, Sound

Hi there! My name is Mara Linsener, I’m born in Berlin and love the city, I live there ever since. I study film and television and my main interest is in directing and writing. Early on I started writing short stories and drawing comics, but when I turned twelve my love for film began. Stories that touch your heart and encourage you to think are the ones I love the most. I’m excited for the SEFF, and will be part of the editorial team from Dekra Hochschule für Medien.

Iria: Presenter

Hey there!
My name is Iria Guldimann and I am 21 years old. Almost a year ago I moved from Switzerland to Berlin to follow my dream and study film and television at the DEKRA Hochschule für Medien. Since I am 15 years old I am helping refugees. I even started some new refugee projects back in Switzerland. After my studies I wish to travel around the world and give those people a voice who don’t have a voice in society. I am really looking forward to the Szczecin European Filmfestival 2017 to learn a lot and collect new experiences.

Laura: Head of Production

Hey there, My name is Laura Drachsler. I live in Berlin and i study at the “DEKRA Hochschule  für Medien“. I was always interested in movies and since I have made some work experience in television, I found my passion in producing. Therefore I am very happy to be a part of the Szczecin European Film Festival ’17.

Aylin:  Head of Production

My name is Aylin Tasli and I am an student at Dekra Hochschule für Medien based in Berlin. I have always loved movies since I was a kid. The most touching child movie that I have seen when I was about 6 was „The Lion King”. I loved how movies could make me happy, sad, or just show me different parts of the world and people. So I decided that that was what I wanted to do: make movies. I am very excited and I think being part of the Szczecin European Film Festival ’17 will be a great experience.

Ron: Film Critic

Ron is an enthusiastic eccentric, living film dictionary and a megalomaniac. He hates something like presentation texts. He is 20 years old and studies at Dekra Hochschule für Medien in Berlin, the courses Television and Film. At the Szczecin European Film Festival ’17 he is the mind beyond „Ron’s Corner”, what’s the name already says. He searches for films he can write about. In his leisure time he most of the time deals with – in addition to films – literature und music (or swims in a swimming club)

Maximilian: Editor

Oh hi, didn’t see you there. How are you doin’?
Introduce myself? Of course. You’re right, I nearly forgot.
My name is Maximilian Breckwoldt. I’ve moved to Berlin last fall to study film (and television, but who still cares about television, am I right?) at the Dekra – Hochschule für Medien.
I`ve been into storytelling since I can remember. This, combined with my interest in symbolism and countercultural movements led me from the works of Marilyn Manson and David Lynch to the spiritual surrealism of Jodorowsky and lately William Burroughs.
Whilst I’m in awe of their work, I mostly appreciate the undeniable humanity and pureness surrounding them, basically the way they incorporate their personality into everything they do, and the concepts of personal growth behind it.
I’m really looking forward to see in what way our stay in Szczecin is going to increase my knowledge of the craft of filmmaking. Hopefully everyone of you reading this has a good time.
Goodbye, Visitor

Philipp: Director

My name is Philipp Portee and I will work as an editor for this blog. I am 20 years old and from Berlin. I started studying journalism at the DEKRA Hochschule für Medien about a year ago. In my freetime I love doing all kinds of sports especially volleyball and bouldering. When I am not busy researching a new story or doing work for my studies, I can be found watching e-sports on my PC, which is also where I want to work in the future. I am looking forward to working in the beautiful city of szczecin and hope for an entertaining and inspiring week.

Eva: Camera

Hi, my name is Eva Goebel and I am 20 years old. I want to stay behind the camera and capture beautiful moments to show it other people and I love watching good movies, of course! Therefore I am a student at the Dekra Hochschule für Medien and I am looking forward to be at the Szczecin European Film Festival and to meet new people with the same passion as mine!

Stella:  Presenter

Hey there! I’m Stella Dos Santos. I’m 22 years old and I’m a student at Dekra Hochschule für Medien in Berlin. There I’m studying broadcast and movies but my role at Szczecin European Film Festival 2017 is going to be a presenter. I’m studying broadcast and movies because I like the action behind the camera but also I like to talk about movies in front of it. I’m looking forward to having a nice conversation with the directors and with many other people in Szczecin. For that reason I’m glad to combine those two things in Stettin. In my free time I like to going out with friends or as you can guess..watching movies at home. I’m really excited so be at the Festival…see you soon!

River: Camera

Hey! My name is River Casas and I am 21 years old and from Berlin. I am studying at the DEKRA – Hochschule für Medien and I am really excited for the upcoming event in Szczecin. I’m looking forward to the experience I can get there and the great teamwork.

Nicholas: Director

My name is Nicholas. Movies and stories have fascinated me since I was little boy. That’s why I love to explore different places and cities, hoping that I can find inspiration there for exciting stories.

Emma: Sound, Editor

Hey there, my name is Emma Leonhardt and I am a film student at the DEKRA Hochschule für Medien in Berlin. Storytelling has been a big part of my life since I was a child. Later on, that fascination sparked my interest in movies and eventually spread to the whole process of film-making. My role during the Szczecin European Film Festival ’17 will be that of an editor and audio engineer. I’m looking forward to all the new experiences and to meeting new people in Stettin!