Berlinale Special - International Actors Workshop during Berlinale Film Festival - 7.+8. February 2015

28.12.2014 13:00

ENERGIZING THE ACTOR - BERLINALE SPECIAL has been an established feature of the Berlinale since 2009. This year Greta Amend will once again offer this career-enhancing workshop in close proximity to the venue of the International Film Festival Berlin at the Potsdamer Platz.

Greta Amend, the workshop presenter, will share and pass on her vast knowledge and expertise as a coach, lecturer in direction and acting, casting director, director, and actress.

You can look forward to a workshop focusing strongly on pitching, interview training, networking, self-management and image-development. In one-on-one “on camera” interviews Greta Amend will pursue the issues of individual professional development, perspectives, goals, and motivation of the participants. Materials thus recorded will be evaluated jointly.

Whilst the Berlinale primarily represents a fair for filmmakers, it also offers a billboard of opportunities posing particular challenges for actors:

- How do I pitch myself authentically and free of clichés in personal exchanges with decision-makers?

-  How do I approach brief exchanges and succeed in leaving an impression stimulating further curiosity about my person?

- How do I succeed in communicating with directors, casting directors and filmmakers at their level?

- How do demonstrate “attitude” during conversation, and communicate my skills and achievements convincingly?

Participants will be given the opportunity to exchange views with their fellow-participants, prepare themselves professionally for the challenges and opportunities presented by the Berlinale, and, if so preferred, to attend the Berlinale jointly. In addition to extensive camera work, the course is rounded off by a CV- and headshot analysis.


Sat. 07.02.15
11:00 - 16:00

Sun. 08.02.15
11:00 - 16:00

Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin
(5 min walk from Festival center)
Experienced and prospective professional actors and actresses
Workshop fee:
195 €

The workshop will be taught in both German and English where appropriate.

For registration please visit

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