8th Berlin International Directors Lounge Film Festival hits “Sternchen”

[DL8], the eighth annual DL (Directors Lounge, but you knew that) event parallel to the Berlinale, is sending out the call to all who want to welcome its coming in a party atmosphere peopled by filmmakers and spectators alike – with a smattering of short film highlights from the coming program and with Biefke and her Kings of Spreedelta giving the beat to keep it all festive. There’ll be a bar to supply the libation, of course, and its all going down at the cult-spot Naherholung Sternchen, just behind the Kino International near Alex (literally a few steps from U-Bahn Schillingstr.). It starts at 20:00 (that’s 8:00 p.m., folks) and ends sometime well past the wee hours. Funny, weird, maybe perplexing short films from around the globe (two blocks’ worth), people like you don’t get to meet every day, live upbeat swing and drinks a-plenty – an event just right for a city in film fever. But different from the usual la-di-da. You’re coming out, right?

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL8]

Naherholung Sternchen, Berolinastr. 7, 10178 Berlin
(behind the Kino International/Rathaus Mitte), U Schillingstrasse
Feb 9 – 19, daily from 6pm, free admission till 10pm

Opening Ceremony: Thurs., Feb. 9, 8pm

The daily program