ILKA GROESCHEL (ILKA SCHULZ) Master of Fine Arts, Dipl. AV

ILKA GROESCHEL, Master of Fine Arts, Dipl. AV (ILKA SCHULZ)
Ilka ran a dance company and a dance school in Germany. She studied sculpture and video arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin and realized short films at the German Film Academy Berlin. Her film studies continued at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with postgraduate studies for film and television. She worked for The People’s Theatre in Berlin and was a co-founder of Christoph Schlingensief’s art-party “Chance 2000”. In Austria she was Head of the Video Department at the University Of Applied Science Salzburg. She has realized numerous fiction films and documentaries for the German television as a writer/director and producer. Ilka lives with her husband, son and daughter in Denmark, where she works as an artist and teacher.


EDUCATION / ACADEMIC STUDIES :

2000-2003 Post Graduate / Master of Fine Arts
3 year academic degree with dissertation, equivalent to a masters degree (“Diplom in Audio-Visuellen Medien”), Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Dissertation title: Produktionsbedingungen in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Production Preconditions in Northrhine-Westfalia), advisor: Prof. Gebhard Henke

2000-2001 Master of Fine Arts with distinction
Honour as "Meisterschüler". (The final degree being equivalent to "Master of Fine Arts with Distinction" by having been appointed "Meisterschüler". 1 year academic degree with viva), Academy of Art Berlin-Weissensee; advisor: Prof. Inge Mahn.

1995-2000 Master of Fine Arts
5 year academic degree with dissertation equivalent to masters degree (“Diplom mit Auszeichnung”), Academy of Art Berlin-Weissensee; dissertation title: Die Überlagerung von Realität und Inszenierung (The Interaction of Reality and Staging), advisor: Prof. Dr. S.D. Sauerbier.



ACADEMIC OCCUPATION:

2004-2006 Head of the Video Department, MultiMediaArt, University Of Science Salzburg, Austria,
Lecturer at the University Of Science Salzburg, Austria.
Responsibilities for leadership of the department; managed learning and teaching activities; controlled the quality enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment activities; designing, preparing and developing teaching material; lecturing at HE level; supervised seminars and tutorials; delivering workshop sessions to large groups; assessing student's coursework and generating feedback; approved student's scholarships; administered budgeting; appointing members of staff; undertaking research; conducting evaluations; supervising student's dissertations; panel member for student's vivas.

2008 Guest lecturer at Hope University Liverpool, U.K.
Delivered workshop sessions to large groups in the Liverpool museums Tate Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery; exhibition research; generating seminars and tutorials; gave out effective advice, guidance and academic feedback to students.

2015-2016 Teacher at Ranum Efterskole College, Denmark


FILM / THEATRE / ART PROJECTS:

2013 THE BIG DRAW AT THE FUSILIERS - corporate video about the national campaign The Big Draw at The Fusilier Museum, Lancashire, 5min.
Directing/realization: Ilka Groeschel, camera and editing: Holly Nicholson, organization: Daniel Jessop.
Winner of "The Drawing Inspiration Award". Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust Award 2013 Runners Up Location: The Fusilier Museum Bury, Greater Manchester
The video supported the museum in becoming an "Awarded Family Learning Program".
www.campaignfordrawing.net/...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONI...

2009/2010 DIE GESTOHLENE RENTE (German title) - Documentary about pension poverty in England.
Research: Ilka Schulz. Realization: Stefan Richts. Television editor: Milka Pavlicevic, ZDF/ Arte. Producer: Tino Schödel, MedienKontor FFP. French and German TV channel ARTE. Film production company Medienkontor Berlin. Broadcast on Arte, May 2011.
www.arte.tv/de/244,em=04154...

2009 ROSIE KAY: DOUBLE POINTS 3X: Editor: Ilka Schulz. Realization: The Watching DanceProject, Univerity of Manchester. Modern dance with different soundscapes.
www.watchingdance.org/news_...

2008 COUNTRY OF THE AGED (working title)
Co-operation and research: Ilka Schulz, Dr. Britta Julia Dombrowe, Janine Bechthold, Anne Lea Landsted, Maite Bilbatua. Director: Valentin Thurn.
French and German TV channel ARTE. Documentary film about the elderly in Europe - 60 mins – Film production company Thurnfilm, Germany.

2007 ABOUT ELAINE
Writer: Ilka Schulz. Play about a love story in Paris. Director: Ann Bates. Performed at the Theatre Festival at Mount Carmel, Liverpool.

2006 NOT WITH MY DAUGHTER
Co-operation and research: Ilka Schulz, Britta Dombrowe, Kadriye Acar, Claire Laborey. Director: Valentin Thurn, TV editor: Reinhart Lohmann (ZDF).
Documentary film about female circumcision in Europe. French and German TV channel Arte - 41 mins – Thurnfilm, Germany.
Award for Best Documentary at the 4th International Film Festival Eberswalde.
www.thurnfilm.de/en_doku_mi...

2004-2006 ON THE SAFE SIDE (German title: Auf der Sicheren Seite),
Writer: Corinna Wichmann, Ilka Schulz. Director: Corinna Wichmann & Lukas Schmid. Television editor: Kathrin Brinkmann, Arte / ZDF.
Documentary about gated communities. Documentary script funded by the FFA film fund Berlin. Produced by film production company TagTraum Cologne, Germany.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXs...

2005 METROPOLIS
Camera: Ilka Schulz. Producer: Joachim Haupt. TV mini series about art events, “Summer of Love”, Tate Gallery Liverpool. Produced by Parnass Film Production, Munich. Broadcasted by Arte 2005.
www.arte.tv/de/navigation/8...

2005 FOOTBALL FEVER
Writer/director: Ilka Schulz. Art film about the Heysel tragedy. Screened at British art show Manchester UK, & Espace Croisé-Roubaix, France. Broadcasted by Let´s Go Global TV UK 2005.

2003 PHANTOMS OF THE NIGHT
Writer/director: Ilka Schulz. Documentary about Roman Polanski's musical "Dance of the Vampires". Producer: Ernst Ganzert, Eikon Media Berlin. TV editor: Katja Mader ZDF / 3Sat. Broadcasted by ZDF/ 3 Sat, Oct 2003. Screened at Film Show Baden-Würtemberg 2003.
www.presseportal.de/pm/6348...

2003 MARLENA
Writer/director: Ilka Schulz. Short fiction film about a child who's world is falling apart. Produced by Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Funded by Filmbüro NW / Filmstiftung NRW.
Screenings: Cologne Conference. Children's film festival "The Golden Elephant" India. 'Best film' at the 2nd Halton film festival. Short film night at Fact, Liverpool, 13th Thalmässinger Film Festival, Dukes theatre & independent cinema, Lancaster during the play "Humble Boy" 2007. Broadcasted by WDR, 3SAT and EinsFestival, May 2008.

2002 OSTENDE
Writer/director: Ilka Schulz. Short fiction film about a love story in Belgium. Produced by Academy of Media Arts Cologne. International short film award "Corto Imola" 2003 for Best Fiction. Screenings 2003: Emden– Aurich-Norderney. Short Film Festival Hamburg. Bochumer Video Festival. Short Cuts Cologne. Viper Basel. Broadcasted by Arte, Oct 2003.
www.arte.tv/de/film/kurzsch...

1999: 1999 WAYS TO WEIMAR, Film contribution to „Weimarrolle“, broadcasted by ZDF/3sat, Aug 1999.

1997: TRACES OF A SEMINAR. Exhibition under the supervision of the artist ALAN KAPROW. Milano, Italy.
www.viafarini.org/italiano/...
www.undo.net/Ratti-VisualAr...


AWARDS:

2013 THE BIG DRAW AT THE FUSILIERS - Stories to Inspire & When I Grow Up, The Fusilier Museum Bury, Greater Manchester, U.K. Drawing Inspiration Award winner.
www.campaignfordrawing.net/...
2006 MARLENA. BEST FILM AT THE 2ND HALTON FILM FESTIVAL, U.K.
2003 OSTENDE. FIRST PRIZE FOR BEST FICTION, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, FILM FESTIVAL CORTO IMOLA, ITALY.

CREATIVE PRODUCER:

2009 IT'S LIKE HE'S KNOCKING.
Play about immigration of a generation by Leo Kay. Associate producer: Ilka Schulz, producer: Sarah Samson TIMEWONTWAIT, London.
vimeo.com/5838924

2001 TOGGO
Director: Sivi Miosic
Children's entertainment series, 12 mins, CRAXX MEDIENPRODUKTION GMBH / GERMAN PRIVATE TELEVISION RTL.

2000 DAEMONS
(German title: Dämonen)
Director: Frank Castorf
FEATURE FILM, PLAY OF DOSTOJEWSKI'S DEMONS; 178 MINS, VOLKSFILM BERLIN/SECOND GERMAN TELEVISION ZDF/3SAT/FRENCH-GERMAN TV ARTE.
www.welt.de/print-welt/arti...

2000 FEMUR,
Director: Ann-Kathrin Schaffner
FEATURE FILM, LOVESTORY, 90min, PRODUCTION FOR GERMAN FILM ACADEMY BERLIN DFFB.

1999 SALAMANDER
Director: Barbara Gebler
FEATURE FILM, LOVESTORY, 60 mins, PRODUCTION OF THE GERMAN FILM ACADEMY BERLIN
DFFB / COPRODUCTION SECOND GERMAN TELEVISION ZDF AND COLONIA MEDIA. BERLINALE SCREENING.

1999 RUNAWAY
(German title: Ausreisser)
Director: Igor Heitzmann
SHORT FILM, COMING OF AGE FILM, 15 mins, PRODUCTION OF THE GERMAN FILM ACADEMY BERLIN, TITLE: OUTSTANDING.

1999 CAMP WITHOUT BORDERS
(German title: Lager ohne Grenzen),
Director:Christoph Schlingensief
RADIO DRAMA, 34 mins, WEST-GERMAN TELEVISION WDR, prized with the Prix Europa.
www.schlingensief.com/proje...

1999 SEVEN X PINK-FILM and SEVEN X THEATERSEMINAR II
Director: Christoph Schlingensief.
DRAMA, PEOPLE’S THEATRE VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ, BERLIN, GERMANY.

1998 DISPOSAL OF GRAZ
(German title: 7 Tage Entsorgung Graz)
Director: Chistoph Schlingensief
DRAMA, PEOPLE’S THEATRE VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ / STEIRISCHER HERBST, GRAZ, AUSTRIA.
www.schlingensief.com/proje...

1998 CHANCE 2000
Director: Christoph Schlingensief
DRAMA, PEOPLE’S THEATRE VOLKSFILM AND VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ, BERLIN, GERMANY.
www.schlingensief.com/proje...
www.scheinschlag.de/archiv/...

1998 ELECTION CAMPAIGN CIRCUS 1998
(German title: Wahlkampfzirkus`98),
Director: Christoph Schlingensief
DRAMA, PEOPLE’S THEATRE VOLKSFILM AND VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ, BERLIN, GERMANY.
www.schlingensief.com/proje...

1998 HOTEL PRORA,
Director: Christoph Schlingensief
DRAMA, PEOPLE’S THEATRE VOLKSFILM AND VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ, BERLIN, GERMANY.
www.schlingensief.com/proje...

1998 FINANCING OF THE 5th SARAJEVO. FILM FESTIVAL, THE COPRODUCTION OFFICE BERLIN, GERMANY.
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