From 1982 till 1988, German filmmaker Martin Hansen (Kiel, 1960) studied photography and film in Braunschweig. In 1985, together with Thomas Bartels, he founded the production house KARO Film. Besides making his own films, he also works as an editor or as a cameraman for other people’s projects. His work includes experimental shorts like Spin (1986) and Kopfzerrbruchstück (1987), animation films like Ragout (1990) and Im Schatten des Padyshah (1991) and short features like Anhaltender Stilstand (1987) and Zimmer 22 (1995). Martin Hansen will present his first long feature film, Hotel Morgana, at the festival.