Documentary Masterclass: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss

Join us for an online masterclass with Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, a Berlin based filmmaker and visual artist, on Friday, 16 October, 2 – 4pm, via Zoom.

Elke is a graduate of the KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne as fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. In 2003, she received her diploma in Video Arts from the HSLU Lucerne University of Art and Design. Her films and artworks have been exhibited on festivals, in museums and galleries worldwide and been multi-awarded. Lovemobil is her feature debut which premiered internationally at 72.Locarno FF / Semaine de la Critique 2019 and received the German Documentary Award 2020.

Lovemobil tells the story of migrant sex workers who find themselves working out of mobile homes in rural Germany.

‘… an unforgettable cinematic journey that stays with you long after the film ends.’ – Jury Statement Cinematic Vision Award CIFF

‘…a starkly dangerous and crushingly lonely portrait…’ – Film Threat

‘For the equilibrium between the argument and the style, between documentary and fiction. Woman prostitution in Germany is considered away from stereotypes. Different viewpoints, represented by different individuals engaged in the business of woman prostitution, are put in dialogue.’ – Jury Statement 17° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte – Urbino

The Masterclass will focus on the research and development process, on the ethics of making Lovemobil, building trust with the protagonists and dealing with controversial topics.

This Masterclass is associated with the Bridging the Gap talent development programme and this year’s theme MOBILE.

If you would like to watch the film in advance, let us know and we can provide you with a private link. Get in touch at [email protected].

The masterclass is FREE but ticketed, please register here to join us via Zoom.

The event is presented in partnership with Document Human Rights Film Festival, where Lovemobil screened in 2019.


16 October 2020, 02.00PM - 04.00PM