BBFC Focus on Filming

The Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (BBFC) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH regularly invite you to BBFC Fokus web-talks on filming permit procedures in Berlin-Brandenburg.

The events are aimed at producers, all departments, especially production managers, location managers, location scouts and assistants, students, and production designers, and therefore all those who are and will be involved in the planning and realisation of filming.

The events are also aimed at motivators and representatives of authorities who are interested in exchanging ideas with other licensing authorities and in dialogue with filmmakers.

BBFC Focus on filming - Recordings of past events (in German only)

Intimacy coordination in film and television productions

Recording kisses, nudity, physical closeness and sex - there is hardly a film or a serial format without them - romantically, criminally or even destructively told. But how are these intimate scenes played and filmed?

The #metoo movement got the discussion rolling and sensibilised the industry to start introducing changing conditions and production processes. 
The Themis trust center against sexual harassment and violence in film, television and theater set the framework for the event and classified it thematically. Producer, actors and intimacy coordinator of the UFA serial drama production "Even Closer - hautnah" gave concrete insights into the work on the set - in front of and behind the camera.

The discussion focused on the following topics, among others

  • Duties and responsibilities of the intimacy coordinator in the production
  • Moment of integration into the project
  • Coordination and communication between the trades
  • Role of intimacy coordination for the cast
  • Intimacy coordination vs. creativity?
  • Budgeting, contracting and the role of casting and acting agencies

We thank:

  • Kirsten Niehuus, Managing Director MBB
  • Eva Hubert, head of the Themis trust agency against sexual harassment and violence in film, television, theater
  • Helga Löbel, producer UFA serial drama "Even Closer - close up"
  • Esther Reinecke, agent, board member of the Association of Agencies
  • Paula Alamillo Rodriguez, intimacy coordinator "Even Closer - up close", producer, director
  • Vinzenz Wagner, actor "Even Closer - up close"
  • Mareike Zwahr, actress "Even Closer - up close"

The event was moderated by Christiane Krone-Raab, head of the BBFC at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. 

Before the flap falls in Brandenburg - concepts for film tourism marketing (Kopie 1)

The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg GmbH TMB, the representatives of the State of Brandenburg at the federal government and the Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission BBFC have been inviting representatives of Brandenburg tourism associations and tourist facilities as well as contact persons from districts and municipalities as well as Business funding for the event  "Before the clapperboard clacks in Brandenburg".
This involves both the tourist re-use of filming and creating incentives to bring filming to the region.  
Using best practice examples, the seminar provides suggestions for action for sustainable cooperation in the film and tourism industry and thus provides important impulses for the business location Brandenburg.

(See also: film tourism)