Arne Kohlweyer (Germany) Residence: May 2019
Arne Kohlweyer is a filmmaker, writer and photographer originally from Berlin.
He finished his post-graduate studies in film directing at FAMU in Prague. Prior to that he studied photography in Graz, Austria, literature in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany and film theory at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Arne has made various short films, directed for German television and got 2017 nominated for the prestigious Grimme-Award (equivalent to the German Emmys). He was a Berlinale Talent, a participant of the Locarno Summer Academy and the Torino Film Lab.
Arne has managed the Script Station (Screenwriter’s project lab of Berlinale Talents) from 2011 till 2018. As associate producer he was e.g. part of ÁGA (by Milko Lazarov, Berlinale Competition 2018) and LEMONADE (by Ioana Uricaru, Berlinale Panorama 2018).
During his residency period at Studio Kura Arne would like to develop a series of new concepts and re-connect with his photographic work in the Kyushu surrounding.