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 and 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]

In 2011 he won the Nino Gennaro Award at the first edition of Sicilia Queer filmfest.


Year Title Character Notes
1978 Just a Gigolo Man Uncredited
1980 How to Choose a Wife Cowboy Short
1982 Rote Liebe - Wassilissa Spekulant auf der Party
1987 Kismet, Kismet
1988 Die Venusfalle
Sleepless Nights Schauspieler
1989 The Prisoner of St. Petersburg Youth in bar
1992 The true Story About Men and Women
2012 Mommy is Coming Hans Eberhardt


  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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