Wieland Speck

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Wieland Speck in 2006

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.[1]

Between 1982 to 1992 Speck worked with the German film director Manfred Salzgeber producing LGBT-themed films and shorts.

Openly gay,[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ Summers, Claude J. (2006), The queer encyclopedia of film & television, Cleis Press, p. 293, ISBN 978-1-57344-209-1 
  2. ^ Alice A. Kuzniar (2000). The Queer German Cinema. Stanford University Press. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-8047-3995-5. Among the gay male directors who merit more attention than space unfortunately allows, Wieland Speck is probably the best known--but more for his feature-length film, Westler, East of the Wall (1985), and for his programming as director of the Panorama section at the Berlin film festival, than for his shorts. 
  3. ^ IMDB

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