Tanja C. Horstmann
Sandra Schäfer, Regine Dura, Harriet Lesch,
Elfe Brandenburger, Kati Michalk
Karl Hoffmann, Massum Faryar
produced by mazefilm
Ingenieur Latif Ahmadi / Afghan Film / Kabul, Myriam Alexowitz / Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund / Köln, Jochen Becker / metroZones / Berlin, Nurullah Ebrahimy / Düsseldorf, Astrid Felzmann / Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund / Köln, Kai Franke DAAD / Dushanbe, Milena Gregor / freunde der deutschen kinemathek e.v. / Berlin, Ayse Güleç / Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Lien Heidenreich / Goethe-Institut / Kabul, Elke Jonigkeit / Lohmar, Anne Jung / Medico International / Frankfurt, Irene Jung / Terre des femmes / Tübingen, Merle Kröger / Berlin, Anke Marschall / Berlin, Kati Michalk / Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest / Kassel, Karin Michalski / Berlin, Nacir & Schabnam Al Qas / Kassel, Katharina von Wilcke / DepArtment / Berlin, Gerhard Wissner / Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest / Kasse
The filmmaker and curator of film programmes lives and works in Berlin. She studied art, politics and sociology in Kassel, London und Karlsruhe. She has made repeated visits to Kabul and Tehran since 2007 to work together with Elfe Brandenburger on the documentary film Passing the Rainbow and do research for the film festival Kabul/Teheran: 1979ff. She curated film series on Afghanistan and Tehran in Belfast, Lüneburg, Karlsruhe, and Berlin, and is co-editor of the book Kabul/ Teheran 1979ff: Filmlandschaften, Städte unter Stress und Migration, published in 2006 by b_books-Verlag, Berlin.
The filmmaker studied art education, theatre, film and television studies and German literature in Frankfurt/M, Germany. Since 1996, she has been working as a freelancer in the field of feature and documentary film (among others, for Wim Wenders Produktion) in Berlin and London. From 1999 to 2001, she was a freelancer at the European Film Academy (European Film Awards and European Pitch Point) and the Nipkow Programme. In 2006, she developed her documentary film project White Blood within the frame of the ARCHIDOC development programme at the film academy la fémis, Paris, and at the Discovery Campus Masterschool.
The filmmaker participated in the artists' group minimal club, which produced theatre and video projects as well as books and magazines. Since 1985, she has also been working as a film editor. Her video works, which were in part produced in cooperation projects with Mano Wittmann, were shown at various venues and in different contexts, including Whitechapel Art Gallery London (2007), Semanticas de la emancipación, La casa encendida, Madrid (2005), shedhalle Zurich, Kunstverein Munich, KunstWerke Berlin (1997), FrauenFilmFestival Munich(1993), Werkstattkino Munich (1990), Theaterfestival Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Munich (1989), and Les femmes cathotiques Paris (1988). The most recent film, Passing the Rainbow, is the result of Sandra Schäfer's participation in the short film, The Making of a Demonstration.
The SPLICE IN film programme evolved out of the collaboration of Sandra Schäfer und Elfe Brandenburger on the film Passing the Rainbow.