Frankfurt am Main | 12 – 20 October 2024

Personal Experiences and Stories as the Foundation for Creating Moving Images and as a Catalyst for Change. A Conversation About the Positive and Negative Impacts of Art of All Kinds

Concurrently, they serve as a catalyst for significant discussions on current societal issues. Our guests, seasoned filmmakers and artists, share their insights on how incorporating personal narratives not only enriches the artistic quality of their works but also holds the potential for a transformative impact on society, and more importantly, why this is the case.The discussion will provide deeper insights into the creative process and the practice of filmmaking. Gain firsthand knowledge of how personal stories can serve as powerful instruments to initiate, among other things, social and political movements and changes. Filmmaking, thus, is not solely an art form but also a driving force for positive societal transformations.

Tuesday, 17/10/2023

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Julia Finkernagel (Host)

After a successful management career and a sabbatical she was offered her own TV travel show and now works as a host, writer, director, curator and coach. Julia has directed some award-winning films (fiction/non-fiction) and has been on stages since her childhood. She has hosted several film … Read more

Katarzyna Perlak

Katarzyna Perlak is a Polish-born artist, based in London who employs video, performance, textiles, sculpture, and installation in her works. Perlak studied Philosophy in Poland and Fine Art Media in the UK. She was part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 and shows in the UK and … Read more


Webb-Ellis are British/Canadian artist filmmakers. Using film, dance, music and installation, they create work which aims to offer ways of imaginatively accessing the political through the lens of the subconscious and the body. They have ongoing collaborations with artists, philosophers, … Read more

Karen Russo

Karen Russo is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her work is interested in the dividing line between what is accepted as the legitimate expression of culture and civilized existence, and what falls outside of it. She has exhibited widely including Barbican Centre; Hayward Gallery Project … Read more