Wieland Speck is a German film director, who since 1992 has coordinated "Panorama" at the International Filmfestival Berlin (Berlinale). Panorama showcases new films by established directors, as well as debut works by up-and-coming talents.
== Biography ==
Since 1972, he started living in Berlin. He studied German, Theater and Ethnology at the Free University of Berlin. Since the mid-1970s, Speck has been engaged in various areas of film and video as well as author and publisher.
In the late 1970s, he was managing director of the Tali-Kino, an independent arthouse cinema in Berlin-Kreuzberg (later called "Moviemento").
From 1979 to 1981 he completed a film study at the San Francisco Art Institute.Between 1982 and 1992 Speck worked with the German film director Manfred Salzgeber producing LGBT-themed films and shorts. He is the co-creator of the Teddy Award, (with Manfred Salzgeber) which since 1987 was awarded to LGBT films at the Berlinale.
Openly gay, he has lived in Berlin since 1972. Speck studied German, theater and ethnology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
In 1985, he produced his first feature film Westler.He was a panel member of the Berlin State Film Fund (1990-1993) and the Hamburg Film Fund (1994-1998) and from 1992 to 2017 he was head of the Panorama section of the Berlinale.In 2011 he won the Nino Gennaro Award at the first edition of Sicilia Queer filmfest.In 2015, Speck won the 20th Busan International Film Festival, Korean Cinema Award.In 2017, he became a consultant on the Berlinale official program.
== Filmography ==
As an actor;
As a Director;
== Awards ==
2010: Federal Cross of Merit
2011: Nino Gennaro Award ( Sicilia Queer filmfest )
2019: Berlinale Camera
== References ==
== External links ==
Wieland Speck at IMDb
Manfred Hermes (6 March 2003). "Die Wirtschaft verführen". Die Tageszeitung: Taz. p. 22. - interview over history and past of LGBT cino