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Ich habe die Chance für unseren Verein "Connected Differences e.V." den 10.000 € dotierten Publikumspreis zu gewinnen. Du kannst mir dabei helfen, indem du uns deine Stimme in der Abstimmung schenkst!


I'M NOMINATED FOR THE GERMAN ENGAGEMENT PRIZE!

MERLE GRIMME


IS A GERMAN FEMALE DIRECTOR & WRITER


HER INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT CONFRONTS SOCIAL TABOOS, QUESTIONS SOCIAL STRUCTURES, AND SPARKS ONGOING DISCOURSE IN THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC SPHERE. HER GOAL IS TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE BY TACKLING INEQUALITIES, DISCRIMINATION, OPPRESSION AND IMPLICIT BIAS.

CURRENT GERMAN ENGAGEMENT PRIZE NOMINEE


WINNER OF THE STUDIENSTIFTUNG DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES STARTER PRIZE


WINNER OF THE STARTSOCIAL SCHOLARSHIP (WITH CONNECTED DIFFERENCES E.V.)


JURY-AWARD-WINNER OF THE LEGACY STUDYFILM COMPETITION


SPEAKER AT THE Z2X PROGRAM FOR YOUNG VISIONARIES


SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER OF STUDIENSTIFTUNG DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES


FORMER SELECTED STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HFF MUNICH


FORMER WOMEN'S REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE'S SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AND RESEARCHER (HFF MUNICH, 5 YEARS)


MERLE GRIMME

STUDIES AT THE RENOWNED UNIVERSITY OF TELEVISION AND FILM (HFF MUNICH) AND GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HILDESEHEIM.


HER DIRECTORIAL WORK INCLUDES 'REGRETTING MOTHERHOOD', WHICH WAS INVITED TO SEVERAL NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS AND DISCUSSION PANELS, AND HER SOCIAL SPOT 'DER DEUTSCHE KINDERWUNSCH' (THE GERMAN DESIRE OF HAVING CHILDREN) WON THE JURY AWARD OF THE LEGACY STUDY FILM COMPETITION. 

THIS SPOT WAS MADE IN COOPERATION WITH THE GERMAN FILM ACADEMY AND SPONSORED BY THE FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE OF GERMANY, AND REACHED OVER 500.000 VIEWS ON SEVERAL PLATFORMS, SPARKING AN ONGOING PUBLIC MEDIA DISCOURSE.

IT WAS ALSO 'BEST OF 2017' ON ZEIT ONLINE.


GRIMME SITS ON THE BOARD OF CONNECTED DIFFERENCES E.V., A REGISTERED ASSOCIATION BORNE OUT OF HER VIRAL OPEN LETTER WHICH MADE THE ROUNDS DURING BERLINALE 2020. HER LETTER HIGHLIGHTED THE LACK OF INTERSECTIONALITY IN NETWORKS AND SPECIFIC FUNDINGS IN FILM, THEATRE, ARTS AND MEDIA FOR EXCLUDED/UNDERREPRESENTED ARTISTS ANS CULTURAL WORKERS, AND RECEIVED OVER 80 RESPRONSES OF INTEREST. THE NAME 'CONNECTED DIFFERENCES' WAS INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF AUDRE LORDE.

THE GERMAN FILM ACADEMY INVITED GRIMME AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF CONNECTED DIFFERENCES TO ADVISE ON INTERSECTIONALITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TOPICS.


CURRENTLY, GRIMME IS DEVELOPING HER GRADUATION FILM IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH HFF MUNICH AND 'ZDF - DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL'. FOR THIS FILM ESPECIALLY, SHE DEVELOPED AN ANTI-DISCRIMINATORY AND INCLUSIVE PRODUCTION CONCEPT TO OVERCOME INEQUITABLE STRUCTURES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.


MERLE GRIMME IS BASED IN BERLIN.

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