The Masterclasses

The Masterclasses

Every year special Masterclasses, held by internationally renowned professionals, are held alongside the official competition and the new sections and events of the Festival. The Masterclasses give participants a pragmatic view of the professional profiles necessary for the making of a film, such as: film director, producer, actor, production designer, director of photography, screenwriter, soundtrack composer, costume designer but also agent, distributor, entertainment lawyer, video editor, digital technician, special effects technician and other professions related to cinema.

Ed Solomon

Ed Solomon began at 19 as a joke-writer and a stand up comedian. While still a student at UCLA, he became a staff writer on the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley. He went on to become a staff writer and producer on Showtime’s It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, an early cable hit that was experimental and groundbreaking in its approach to television comedy. With writing partner Chris Matheson, he wrote the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. The third Bill & Ted movie, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is in development with

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-american actress, known to the general public especially for her participation in the TV series “NCIS”, where, for a dozen seasons, she played the role of Mossad agent ZIVA DAVID: for this role she received, in 2006, the “Imagen Award” award “For the best female interpretation – prize awarded annually to actresses of Latin origin. She also participated in the film “The 33” (2015), a film that tells the miners’ tragedy victim of the Copepo mines disaster, where she plays the role of wife of one of the miners: in the cast, among others, also

Peter Zeitlinger

Born in Prague in 1960, in 1968 his family moved to Austria due to the Soviet invasion. At the age of thirteen, he received an 8 mm film camera and started making short films, that will grant him an access to the Vienna Film Academy. At University he studied Philosophy, and then graduated in cinematographic photography and editing. In 1988 he made Tunnelkind, a film about the Iron Curtain. Since then his career has not stopped and since 2012 he is a professor of cinematography at the University of Cinema in Munich.