Announcing: Beryl Magoko & Jo Schmeiser at Femspectives 2020

headshots of guests at femspectives 2020

We are delighted to announce two visiting filmmakers at this year’s festival!

Beryl Magoko, director of IN SEARCH… (Germany/Kenya 2018) and Jo Schmeiser, director of MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE (Austria 2019) will attend Femspectives 2020. We will host discussions with both filmmakers after their respective films.

This gives local audiences the chance to not only to see their fantastic films but also to meet the Magoko and Schmeiser to hear about what inspired them and their work!

Read more about Magoko and Schmeiser below – and book your tickets now!

Beryl Magoko

Beryl Magoko is a Kenyan filmmaker. Her first film THE CUT received several international awards. After her B.S. from KU in Uganda, she moved to Germany to improve her film making skills at the KHM in Cologne. IN SEARCH… is her diploma film. It won the “Audience Award – Leipziger Ring” in Leipzig and later, “Best Student Documentary” at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Filmography: FRED FISH FRYING (2010), THE CUT (2012), WATER FOR JANET AND FELICITAS (2013), IN SEARCH… (2018) and OTHERMOTHERS (in production).

IN SEARCH…
22 February, 1 – 3.15 pm @ Event Space
Film screening + Q&A/Discussion
Scottish Premiere
Presented in partnership with Africa in Motion

Jo Schmeiser

Jo Schmeiser is an Austrian filmmaker, writer and artist. She explores the interfaces of art, film, theory and politics. Focusing on issues including racism, sexism and anti-Semitism, and reflecting critically on their form and structure, she often works collectively. 

Filmography: WIDERSTANDSMOMENTE / MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE (Austria/Germany 2019), LIEBE GESCHICHTE / LOVE HISTORY (Austria 2010). 

MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE
22 February, 6 – 8.15 pm @ Event Space
Film screening + Q&A/Discussion
UK Premiere
Presented in partnership with Document Film Festival.