• company


  • position

    Founder & Executive Producer

  • website

  • when

    Nov. 8th 12:25

about the speaker

Christiane Dressler is an Executive Producer and the founder of ANORAK Film – an independent creative production company based in Berlin with a roster of directors who are each in their own right, a force in the global film industry.

Since its inception in 2015, ANORAK’s upwards trajectory found the company at the top of Germany’s creative production ranking for four years in a row, collecting D&AD pencils, Cannes LionsBritish ArrowsOne Show awards, CICLOPE wins – you name it.

Past her commitment as ANORAK’s managing director, she endeavors to help grow the next generation of auteurs, storytellers, and entertainment innovators.

As well, there’s Victoria – a critically-acclaimed one-shot feature directed by Sebastian Schipper that Christian and her team co-produced. The film received international recognition and awards such as the Silver Bear at the Berlinale in 2015, and six prestigious Deutscher Filmpreis awards, including Best Picture. She also co-produced Schipper’s Roads – a story set in Morocco about seeking refuge and reconnection – as well as Irish writer-director James Fitzgerald’s short film The Invisible Boy, which found Fitzgerald nominated for the Cannes Young Director Award and long-listed for the Oscars.


at ciclope

Jury Presidents Christiane Dressler (Anorak) from Sound & Music, Shelley Smoler (Droga5) from Ideas and Xolisa Dyeshana (Joe Public) from Special Section will gather on stage to discuss the shortlisted works in each category, offering an exclusive insight into what went down in the jury room when deciding the winners as well as discussing some of the emerging trends in the industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and consultant Isobel Diamond.