Serial Eyes Programme
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH
Potsdamer Straße 2
Head of Programme
Benjamin Harris is Head of Programme for Serial Eyes. As such, he is responsible for the curricular and administrative oversight of the programme.
Prior to that, Benjamin was the Assistant Director of the MFA Producers Program in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for eleven years. He is a TV writer and a film and television industries scholar, and teaches classes on story development for features and television, creative producing, and the US and international media industries.
Benjamin has designed executive seminars on the US film and television industries for China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and for Peking University/Jade Bird International. He has taught seminars and lectures for Sorbonne University—Panthéon/Institut d’Audiovisuel National, France; UNIJAPAN and Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan; and Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam.
Benjamin is a founding member of the International Co-Production Network (ICPN) and a co-organizer of that organization’s inaugural scholarly/industry conference, “European Co-Production Symposium” at the University of Copenhagen.
Benjamin holds an M.A. in Radio/Television/Film from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. in Producing from UCLA. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Cinema & Media Studies from UCLA.
Italian cultural and event manager based in Berlin since 2001. Federica studied Japanology and English and American Studies at the Humboldt University, with a focus on film and media. Federica worked for various festivals and film projects, including the Culinary Cinema of Berlinale and the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (C.I.C.A.E.), where she developed a good knowledge of the international exhibition branch and a profound passion for arthouses. She recently started to work on a documentary film project about politics with a Berlin-based Italian film director.