Ms. Angela Haardt (Germany)


Angela Haardt is a curator for film and video art and lives in Berlin. She has founded and directed the Duisburger Filmwoche, a national documentary film festival (1978 to 1981 and 1984). After structural and political changes in the country, she took pioneering charge of the International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen (1990 to 1997) and thoroughly renovated it. She has worked as an advisor for the Wüstenrot Foundation which is co-organiser of the European Short Film Biennale. She has served as a selection and jury member for funding bodies in West-Germany and at international film and media art festivals in Germany and internationally. She has also edited several books on film including ones on film schools in the USA, short films in Japan as well as books in the German language on the documentary film.

Haardt also teaches cinema at several institutions. She has taught film at the art academies HFBK, Hamburg and UDK, Berlin between 2000 and 2009. Her scholarly interest in cinema continues through the organisation of several international conferences such as Dance and New Media (1999), Dance and Media Heritage (1999) and Hearing in the Situation of Women in Film (2002). In 2004, she curated several programmes celebrating 50 years of Oberhausen. She has also curated a package of the works of Grzegorz Królikiewicz (Poland), an Oberhausen programme for MIFF, in collaboration with Amrit Gangar in the year 1996. She has collaborated with noted filmmakers as a councel in script or editing processes and is widely acknowledged and felicitated for her multi-dimensional contributions to films and art.

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