Monday 20.02, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Hotel Berlin, Berlin; Lützowplatz 17; 10785 Berlin

This year, a number of films invite us into the club as a social place and a space of timeless seduction and seemingly endless possibilities: two being Anthony Lapia’s film After; and Hannes Hirsch’s Berlin metamorphosis Drifter. These films could not be more different in style and narrative, but they both find a common denominator between beats, hedonism and losing oneself. We invite both filmmakers to speak about their inspiration and approach in crafting their films. 

Free entry without accreditation


Anthony Lapia
Anthony studied Fine Arts in Paris and Madrid, then cinema at Paris 8 University, where he produced and directed two short (including Soliloquies, jury prize at Arte Court-Circuit 2010 competition). In 2011, he integrates La fémis school and shot Panda with Solène Rigot and Finnegan Oldfield (Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Côté Court Festival 2014). Since then, he produced fifteen films with Société Acéphale while working on his own projects. After is his first feature. 

Hannes Hirsch
He studied directing at the Filmarche film school in Berlin and took Thomas Arslan’s Narrative Film class at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. His mid-length film Beach Boy screened at a number of festivals including at the Max Ophüls Prize and at Achtung Berlin where it won the award for best mid-length film. In 2009, he co-founded with Diemo Kemmesies the Milieufilm production company. Hannes Hirsch is also the creator and developer of the Fuzzlecheck film preproduction software.


Ana David
Ana David is a film programmer based between Porto and Berlin. Curator at Batalha Centro de Cinema since 2021, a new public institution/venue dedicated to cinema, artist film, research and discourse just recently opened in Porto. Member of the selection committee at Berlinale Panorama since 2018. Previous programming positions include IndieLisboa, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, BFI London FF, and Queer Lisboa, the latter as co-director. 

You can find an overview and schedule of all our talks here.