Meet the Makers Brunch
with Euzhan Palcy, Adele Pham, Elsa Kremser, and Levin Peter
Meet the Makers Brunch with Euzhan Palcy, Adele Pham, Elsa Kremser, and Levin Peter.
Join us for a casual and intimate brunch with some of the most visionary fiction and non-fiction women filmmakers, and their filmmaking partners, in the world. Euzhan Palcy (Sugar Cane Alley, A Dry White Season, Simeon, Ruby Bridges) Adele Phan (Nailed It) Elsa Kremser (Space Dogs, Nebel) Levin Peter (Space Dogs, A Promise) A short discussion will be moderated by artistic director Jessica Green.
Entry is free with a purchase of brunch at Cafe Brasil.
When she directed Sugar Cane Alley in 1983, Euzhan Palcy put the French Caribbean on the cinematography map, winning The Silver Lion, Best Actress Award at the Venice International Film Festival and a Cesar (French Oscar), breaking the directorial glass ceiling in French cinema. She continued her journey as a film trailblazer in 1989 with A Dry White Season, a bracing drama made at the height of apartheid and in so doing became the first black female director produced by a Hollywood studio, MGM/ UA. Among her other films is the colorful musical fantasy Simeon.
Director/Producer/DP Adele Free Pham is an activist and filmmaker, with experience in all aspects of documentary production. Her feature documentary Nailed It, about the genesis and culture of the Vietnamese nail industry had its broadcast premiere on PBS in May 2019, and is the highest streamed film of the America Reframed series. Her next feature State of Oregon uses the 2016 murder of Larnell Bruce Jr. by a white supremacist as a narrative touchstone to expose Oregon’s founding as a separatist white homeland state, and 150 years of racial exclusion and violence that continues today. A short film by the same title was released by Field Of Vision in 2017 and has 187k views on social media.
Elsa Kremser studied Film at the University of Vienna and the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. As an author and producer, she realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. Her diploma film Nebel premiered at the Berlinale. In 2016 she founded the Vienna-based production company Raumzeitfilm with Levin Peter. As a directing duo, they are currently working on their first fiction feature, The Green Parrot, which received the Berlinale Kompagnon Script Award. Space Dogs is her first feature documentary as a director.
Levin Peter studied at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg where he realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. His diploma film Beyond the Snowstorm won the German Upcoming Film Award and was presented as a Guest at the Berlinale. In 2016 he founded the Vienna-based production company Raumzeitfilm with Elsa Kremser. As a directing duo, they are currently working on their first fiction feature, The Green Parrot, which received the Berlinale Kompagnon Script Award.