Julia Weigl

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Discovering films, presenting them to Munich audiences for the first time, and offering a platform to filmmakers is a tremendous privilege and a dream come true.

While BAMBI lulled me blissfully to sleep in movie theaters, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS captivated me at a young age and kindled a lasting fascination with psychological thrillers. That was certainly not in the spirit of the German ratings board. I have my parents to thank for that!

 

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Again and again, I allowed my passion for cinematic storytelling to creep into my everyday life — whether it was my personal life in the movie theaters of the Oberpfalz region, or my study of literature at the University of Munich (LMU), or my training in arts journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). So the path to FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was a short one, via the HFF directly to the Filmfest’s press department and editorial office and into the team of curators, where I am now responsible for films from the English-speaking world and Scandinavia as well as for international TV series.

Discovering films, presenting them to Munich audiences for the first time, and offering a platform to filmmakers is a tremendous privilege and a dream come true. When I’m not screening films on small screens or the big screen, I like to sit in the theater, write about it or for it, write articles about TV series and travel, and sit or stand on stage to talk to exciting people about their exciting work. Late in the evening, I like to retreat to the depths of the Web and discuss Britney Spears with family and friends. On that note: #freebritney.