Here you´ll find all films, events and everything that will take place during the 11 days of the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge 2012. You may look by date (above), or choose tags from the right bar to look only for specific screenings. We emphasize the dialogue with the artists and the audience, thus making it impossible to start screenings on time.

Screening times in here are the earliest, short delays may appear.
Free admission till 10pm | No accreditation required  | Space is limited, the early bird catches a seat.

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film.
9th to 19th of February, Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International (map)
U Schillingstrasse | Berolinastr. 7, Berlin Mitte

Daily from 6pm till dawn. Opening reception Thurs. 9th, 8pm

DL is chaos in progress, everything is subject to change.

ongoing | in exchange

pictured: Trust in Me Trust in You by Habby Osk

pictured: Drama by Timo Kahlen

Giuseppe Boccassini IT  B#O 000001 13 min  2011 | European Premiere

Nicolas Carrier  FR  Grand Tour  7 min 35s  2011 | European Premiere

James Cho  US  Bamboo Road: Meditation Through the Shakuhachi Flute  35
min 15s  2011 | World Premiere

Kim Collmer  DE  Juicy  2 min  2011 | World Premiere

Lisa De Boeck and Marilène Coolens (Memymom) BE The Escape 3 min 30s
2011 | German Premiere

Simon Ellis  UK Binaural Swimming (beach) 2011 17 min | World Premiere

Jonas Englert DE  Stigma  30 min  2011

Andrew Filippone Jr. US The Auroras of Autumn  7 min 45s  2011 | World Premiere

Max Hattler GB/DE  Sync  9 min  2010

Eric Hynynen  FI  Film Noir  5 min 26s  2011

Timo Kahlen  DE  Drama 2 min 20s  2011

Mirco Magnani  IT  Mio Son Tuo  4 min 40s  2010

Laura Gianetti and Miro Mastropasqua  IT  Everything Makes Sense In The Reverse  1 min  40s  2011 | World Premiere

Habby Osk  IS Trust in Me Trust in You 7 min 25s  2010

Pink Twins  FI  Miracle  8 min 18s  2012

Jean-Michel Rolland FR Acommunication    5 min 29s 2011 | German Premiere

David Finkelstein US  Epistolary Fusillades  18 min 2010

Urssa Severa  RU This Art Piece Was Seeking My Reflection 3 min 20s

Urban Research Loops | ongoing – on exchange:

video still Sebastian Melo

pictured: Superliminal by Sebastian Melo

video still Juha van Ingen

pictured: Top-down by Juha van Ingen

Andrea Acosta Fonrodona  CO  The Crossing  5 min 30 sec 2010  

Mary Billyou  US  Available Properties  3 min  2011

Stefano Boring, Barbara Sad  IT  Waves  7 min 27 sec 2011

Aaron Bowles  US  Day In Day Out  1 min 03 sec 2009

Nicolas Brynolfson  US  LA River Ride  18 min  2011 

Eva Kolcze  CA  775 King St. West  4 min 47 sec 2010

Thomas Lüer  DE  Revier  8 min 

Erika Matsunami  JP/DE  still/silent  10 min 27 sec 2008

Sebastian Melo CL/DE Superliminal 10min 45 sec 2011

Julie Meyer FR Ecrans 5 min 52sec 2010

Vladimir Turner  CZ  UFF  14 min 05 sec

Juha Van Ingen  FI  Top-down  4 min 30 sec 2011

Keren Zaltz  IL  Air pocket  2 min 25  2010 sec

Anna Anders  DE  Im Nebel / In the Fog  17 min 28  2011

Jonas Englert DE Stigma 30 min 2011

More infos about the Urban Research Loops on richfilm

Peter Bo Rappmund Psychohydrographa

pictured: Psychohydrography by Peter Bo Rappmund

In our small cosy screening room in the basement, called “Wohnzimmer”, we will show works on a loop, which you will enjoy watching in the small intimate environment we have set up. Come and go as you like, or watch a movie full length and several times, it is up to you.

Sun 12 Febr. 6 pm
Adam Kossoff  UK  Moscow Diary  22 min 30  2010 

Sun 12.Febr. 8 pm
Chus Dominguez  ES  Catalog of scenes for the death of Pier Paolo Pasolini  48 min  2011

Mo 13 Febr. 6 pm
Michal Lebski  PL  Dziurawa Skarpeta / A hole in the sock  36 min 54  2011 

Mo 13 Febr. 8 pm
Anna Scime 
US  sunvein’  8 min 31  2010
Anna Scime  US  everybody lives downstream’  28 min  2010

Tue 14 Febr. 6 pm
Chus Dominguez  ES  Catalog of scenes for the death of Pier Paolo Pasolini  48 min  2011

Tue 14. Febr  9 p
Richard O’Sullivan  UK  Treasure Island: A Timescape  30 min  2011 Dominguez Catologo De Pasolini

pictured: Catalog of scenes for the death of Pier Paolo Pasolini by Chus Dominguez 

Thu 16 Febr. 6 pm
Rajesh Barnabas  US  From Up Above  29 min 28  2010

Thu 16 Febr  8 pm
Böller und Brot  DE  SCANDALIZATION – Alarm am Hauptbahnhof  86 min  2011

Fri 17 Febr 6 pm
Richard O’Sullivan  UK  Treasure Island: A Timescape  30 min  2011 

Fri 17 Febr 8 pm
Peter Bo Rappmund  US  Psychohydrography  62 min  2010

Sa.18 Febr 6 pm
Barbara Rosenthal
US Toil of Three Cities / Liebesmüh 15 min 2011 World Premiere   

Sa. 18 Febr  8 pm
Helin Bereket  TR  Tourism of Tourism  56 min 06  2010

Sun. 19 Febr 6 pm
Anna Okrasko  NE  Sobota / Zaterdag / Saturday  20 min 31  2011 

The Wohnzimmer Screenings are part of the Urban Research Program.

For more information

Sun 19 | 6pm

in attendance of Yony Leyser

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is a probing, yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.

Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950’s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists.  The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time.

about Yony Leyser:

Yony Leyser is a twenty-five-year-old filmmaker from Chicago, Illinois, and currently living in Berlin. He has directed several short films. After film school, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, and began his first feature film, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, about one of the most interesting icons of the 20th century. He also works as a curator, video artist and photographer, documenting people who are outside the mainstream of society. His photograph series have included Ida, a utopian transgender commune in Tennessee; Christiana, an anarchist village in Copenhagen; Kopi, Berlin’s largest squat, and naked bike rides in the US. His work has been shown in galleries and venues in Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Los Angeles.

90 min

Farewell Mix I

Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani IR  It’s Your Turn 2011 | World Premiere

Claudia Guilino DE  Stony Sleep 2011 | World Premiere

John Woods  CA Victor #5  2011 | World Premiere

Santiago Parres (EZO)  ES Sinecdoquanon   2011 |  World Premiere

Simon Ellis What About GB The Bodies  2002

Joe McClean and Sarju Patel  US How To Make David Lynch Film 2011

Sun 19 | 9pm

pictured: Tom Thumb by Nick Zedd

in attendance of Nick Zedd

“Nick Zedd makes violent, perverted art films from Hell- he’s my kind of director!” John Waters

Nick Zedd is the filmmaker, writer, painter, actor and political satirist who coined the term Cinema of Transgression, a movement he spearheaded in New York 25 years ago and whose reverberations are still being felt . Mr. Zedd employs shock value through xenomorphosis, a term he coined to describe what happens when the “domain wall of an alternate universe smashes your reality tunnel and neurological re-engineering occurs.” He currently lives in Mexico.

Farewell Mix II
Marc Dusseiller / Philipp H. CH  Haseznacht 30s 2006
Daina Krumings The Divine Miracle 1973, 5 min 50s
Faith Holland  US   RIP Geocities  2 min 31s  2011 | World Premiere
Hegle Pooja  IN Pop  15 min  57s 2010
Sandra Dollo and Ulrich Berthold /Sansculotte  DE  9 times  4 min 22s 2011

Sat 18 | 6:45pm

pictured: Bandit Bull by Eduardo Srur

Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Cesy  Leonard  DE  Schuld. Die Barbarei Europas  16 min 00  2011

Eduardo  Srur  BR  Bandit Bull  3 min 22  2010

Russell J.  Chartier  US  Confined  3 min 34  

Daniel  Künzler  AT  Inside Pockets Of The City  13 min 17  2011

Diane  Nerwen  US  Up On The Farm  16 min  2011

Vladimir  Turner  CZ  Dum Z Karet  2 min 36  

pictured: The Scalable City by Sheldon Brown

Sheldon  Brown  US  The Scalable City   4 min 04  2007

Matt  Grau  DE  Lachen in der U-Bahn  2 min 59  2011

Eduardo  Srur  BR  Attack  3 min 34  2004

Brandstifter  DE  Ein kleines Stück Papier  10 min 00  2008

With special guests: Frank Behnke, Klaus Beyer, Brandstifter, Tanja Roolfs, Carsten Wagner (Ein kleines Stück Papier)

77 min


Brandstifter DE Asphaltbibliotheque Berlin 2011
Exhibition with lost and found sheets of paper

The installation “Asphaltbibliotheque Berlin 2011” at Directors Lounge works together with the screening of Brandstifter’s documentation of his long term concept “Ein kleines Stück Papier” for Urban Art Research, displaying the gathered remains from Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg, Mitte and Neukölln from the “lost&found art research tour Hannover-Berlin” Easter 2011 as a brief sample of his huge collection that he archives from public space since 1998.

The Poetry of Papers “The Asphaltbibliotheque shows how poetic and many-layered artistic reordering can make an idea that is simple in itself. Brandstifter understands how to charge the profane with the poetic, and in so doing to provide playfully anarchic inspiration to conceive the everyday world as a freely formable work of art.” (Martin Büsser, art critic, author, publisher, Testcard/Ventil Verlag)

Asphaltbibliotheque Brandstifter

Find more infos about the Urban Research Program and the films at richfilm