NATALIE MACMAHON- FOUNDER OF THE FESTIVAL/ORGANIsATION/FILM SELECTION/PR/Funding/Marketing
Natalie made her first experiences in the film world as an actress at a young age and started focusing on writing screenplays after her acting studies. She has experimented with different concepts, styles, ideas in the last couple of years and her films have been shown at numerous international film festivals. Besides her film career, Natalie works as a translator & language coach and in 2017, she has founded the the “Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin”.
Lara Celenza- Co-Founder/Film Selection/ Organisation/Funding
Lara is a director, writer, filmmaker and producer with her own production company called "Kalifilm Productions". She produces & directs cutting-edge films and music videos for international artists and also works as a successful photographer. Being an entrepreneur in the film world herself, Lara knows how to create funding and marketing strategies for films and music videos.
VALENTINA ZALEVSKA - FILM SELECTION/ Programming/ORGANISATION/FUNDING
Valentina is a programmer, film curator and producer. She is collaborating with a few film festivals as a programmer in Germany, Spain, USA, Poland and Ukraine. Since 2009 she has been working at the “International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art” based in her native city of Lviv as a programme coordinator and producer. In Berlin, Valentina organises monthly screenings of Ukrainian films in a venue called “Brotfabrik Cinema” as part of the “Ukrainian Film Club” and the annual festival “Ukrainian Film Days”.
Nici Brückner- Film Selection/ Festival Organisation/PR
After having her own fashion business, Nici studied film in Australia and has been working in film production ever since. She is writing, producing, directing and has worked on a number of film productions, Short, Kids TV Pilot, Music Videos and Feature Films. Nici is currently writing and producing her own short and feature films as well as collaborating with other filmmakers.
Kendra Kronenberg- FEstival Team Support/PR
Kendra has a background in psychology as well psychoanalytic theory and has always been drawn to screenwriting and character development in films. Having managed the extensive catalogue for LOVEFILM Germany & UK, Kendra has become a specialist for content selection and promoting titles across Europe. As a passionate film lover herself, Kendra is regularly attending international film festivals, such as Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, Sundance (London) or Flare. Kendra focuses especially on female filmmakers, German cinema and international productions.
Sylvia Pollow- Festival Organisation/GUest Management
After having had her own business for several years, Sylvia has gained a lot of experience in the field of event organisation, marketing as well as film production. Apart from that Sylvia also works as a presenter and is a passionate singer. She knows Berlin better than everyone else, because she is a real Berliner.
Beatriz Martínez González- Film Selection/ Festival Organisation
Beatriz studied film in Spain and Italy and gained experience in all fields of production. She speaks different languages and has become an experienced language teacher with her own business. After having worked at several film festivals herself, Beatriz is now ready to set up the one and only "Female Filmmakers Film Festival" in Berlin.
Aviv Maoz- Festival Organisation/Film Selection
Aviv is an independent artist based in Berlin and regularly has her own photography exhibitions and installations. A couple of years ago, she founded a creative collective called "Undercut Art" and organised the film event "Queerly Unframed" in Berlin.
Juliette Müller- Festival Organisation/Film Selection/Business Strategy/funding
Juliette has experience in the business as well as the creative world. Having studied business and economics internationally, Juliette has been working in big companies like "Hey Car", "Bayer" and is an intercultural coach for young adults. Apart from that, she has been part of the "Berlinale" team, which makes her a perfect fit for our festival!
Giorgia Console- Film Selection
Giorgia studied film in Italy and has joined our team recently to help us to select the best quality films.
Iulia Mitzner- Festival Team Support
Originally from Austria Iulia moved to Berlin in 2011 to work as a junior producer in a production company, where after a year she decided to switch to the production design department. Over the last five years she worked in a number of productions (from feature film to ads and TV shows), in different positions. Having worked as an online editor & online video editor for a daily newspaper back in Austria, she decided to return to these roots a year ago and is now working as a freelance content creator and writer.
Petra Schink- PR/Image Texts/ German Publications
Petra has been working as a professional journalist for over 30 years now and will be writing our publications and press releases for the German market. Apart from that Petra is a passionate film lover, who has an extensive knowledge about different genres of film.