Thurs 16 | 11pm

Moving Silence
new platform for contemporary silent movies

The Berlin based platform Moving Silence brings back the poetry of silent movies, connecting the early days cinema-form with the present aesthetics of image and live music production. In this frame, musicians join directors to create a live event focused on various works of all kind and genre.

“silent cinema : cinema = radio : television”

The whole program investigates the synthesis and disconnection between nowadays silent moving images and live sonic performance.

Moving Silence is an open network that invites directors and musicians to give new energies and criticisms, encouraging a new discussion about silent movie culture.

Silence is not silent.

platform for contemporary silent movies
live at Directors Lounge Festival

pictured: Usaginingen (JP)

Johannes Marx (DE) guitar & voice

film (live): “Rabbit & Horse” by Usaginingen (JAPAN) (12’)

Toni Kater (DE) voice, children piano, harmonic organ, laptop

film: “Chaos” by Stephan Kämpf (5’ 54")
“Pause” by Matthias Fritsch (1’ 31")

Oliver Schmid (CH) piano

film: “Will Kochen” by Dietrich Limpert (3’ 18")

Marzipan Marzipan (IT) voice, sound-box, effects

film: “Buscam No 2" by Matthias Fritsch (3’ 17”)
“Wak Yak" by Erik Janson  (1’ 54”)
“The last day of the republic” by Reynold Reynolds (8’ 00")


Telstar (AU) bass, guitar, drums and keyboards 

film: “Batterie” by Kling, Jonas (8’ 44")

Alfred Hackepeter (DE) Laptop + Midi Controller

film “Urban Legends 2” by Wojtek Skowron (2’ 23")

Oliver Schmid (CH)   DJ set

film: “Landschaft 4” by Matthias Fritsch (30’ 00")

Wed 15 | 6pm (upfront the Festiweltparty)

pictured: I never told you what i do for a living by Curtis Burz

Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Beate  Hecher  AT  Silent Circles  3 min 00  2007

Marjorie  Hernandez Tejada  VE  Here  5 min 48  2011

Curtis  Burz  DE  I Never Told You What I Do For A Living  12 min 11  2010

Hirakawa Youki  JP  Depth of Whisper  4 min 00  2011

Alastair  Cook  UK  Filmpoem 15  02 min 07 

Petra  Lottje  DE  Go West  1 min14  2007-2011

Henry  Gwiazda  US  Infectious  2 min 03  2009

Henry  Gwiazda  US  Thankfully……Finally  3 min 10  2009

pictured: Depth of Whisper by Hirakawa Youki

Isabelle  Martin  BE  Tu As Loué Une Voiture Pour Pleurer (Crying In Our Cars)  15 min 00  2010

Ayman  Nahle  LB  Myths of Everyday, Page 5  2 min 15  2011

Ayman  Nahle  LB  Myths of Everyday, Page 8  2 min 02  2011

pictured: Phantasma Pripyat by Klaus W.Eisenlohr

Klaus W. Eisenlohr  DE  Phantasma Pripyat  13 min 23  2011

Monika  Rechsteiner  CH  To Be Continued  32 min 00  2011

Jaime  Rguez  ES  Transit  3 min 43  2011

Suman & Sourav  [TAXI]  IN  Swimming Around  2 min 35  2009

82 min

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

Wed 15 | 8pm (upfront the Festiweltparty)

pictured: Sketch by Nicki Rolls (above) and Words by Jennifer Ross

curated by Kerry Baldry

One Minute Volume 5 (the fifth in the series of artists moving image programmes curated by filmmaker Kerry Baldry) is an eclectic mix of experimental, oblique and poetic moving image and features the work of 40 artists at varying stages of their careers. A myriad of approaches, techniques, media and processes have been employed, creating elusive, challenging and memorable work. All have one thing in common: that they have been edited within the time limit of 60 seconds.
Included in volume 5 are:
Marty St. James, Chris Paul Daniels, Gordon Dawson, Lumiere et Son (Sam Renseiw & Philip Sanderson), Guy Sherwin, Phillip Warnell, Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore, Jennifer Ross, Callum Cooper, Steven Ball, Esther Johnson, Paulo Menezes, Stuart Pound, Martin Pickles, Clint Enns, Katherine Meynell, Louisa Minkin, Kerry Baldry, David Kefford, Tina Keane, Annabel Dover, Ron Diorio, Michael Cousin, Riccardo Iacono, Michael Szpakowski, Kate Jessop, Jonathan Moss, Daniela Butsch, Eleni Xintaras, Alex Pearl, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Virginia Hilyard, Nicki Rolls, Nick Jordan and  Jacob Cartwright, Barry Lewis, Leister/Harris. 
45 minutes

Wed 15 | from 9pm on

Festivals United                                                  | The Official Festiwelt Party                                                   | Wed. Feb 15.  The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge will be an ongoing, eleven days in a row, cinedalic party. But we are going to top it off by celebrating with all the Berlin Film Festivals. Wednesday, 15th, will be the night to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin Film universe. Enough Festivals to kill a Rhino. Party starts at 9pm, free admission till 10pm.

Festivals United | The Official Festiwelt Party

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge will be an ongoing, eleven days in a row, cinedalic party. But we are going to top it off by celebrating with all the Berlin Film Festivals. This will be the night to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin Film universe. Enough Festivals to kill a Rhino.

11mm Fußballfilmfestival Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award Alfilm – Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin Asian Hot Shots Baltic Film Festival British Shorts Contravision Down Unter Berlin – Australian Film Festival Französische Filmwoche Going Underground interfilm Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin Kiezkieken KUKI Internationales Kinder und Jugendkurzfilmfestival Berlin One World Berlin Russische Filmwoche Unknown Pleasures – American Independent Film Festival Webcuts Xposed Queer Film Festival Zebra Poetry Film Festival

pictured: all the cats come to the show

Tues 14 | 6pm

pictured: Buy Me!  by Catalina Flórez

Cristina Zabalaga  PT   Bra-Fitting 11 min 38s 2011 | World Premiere

Catalina Flórez  CO  Buy me! 59 min Feature Documentary 2011

Vivan designs dessous for prostitutes. With her partner Michel she sells her
creations to the girls in the red-light districts in the Netherlands.

Vivian’s longtime relationship with the prostitutes allows filmmaker Catalina
Flórez an exceptionally intimate view into the minds of the girls behind the
glass windows. Very personal interviews show the human side of the girls,
often judged as immoral and pitiful.

Buy me! tells about the search for easy money, freedom, fun and love. In a
live between show window and relationship, between moral and necessity,
between beauty and age.

71 min

Tues 14 | 8pm

stills: On Hard Art Of Strolling

A Documentary Film directed by Ivan Garcia

Five strolls. Shanghai before Mao, interwar Paris, the Soviet Union during industrialization, Japan before invading Manchuria and Barcelona at the beginning of Spanish Civil War. It’s just about wandering down the streets, taking a tram, having lunch in a restaurant, seeing how the ships unload their goods on the quay, entering a cinema, travelling cross-country by train, attending a concert, taking a bath in the lake, drinking in a nightclub … As Joseph Roth quoted: “The tiny small part impresses more than the whole thing. I’m a stroller”.

Ivan Garcia  ES  On Hard Art Of Strolling  48 min  2011 | German Premiere

Tues 14 | 9pm

pictured: There Is Wind That Blew, CArl Elsaesser

Susanne Wiegner  DE  One Moment Passes  3 min  2011 | German Premiere

Neil Ira Needleman  US The Good Old Days  4 min 33s  2011 | World Premiere

Alina Gavrielatos  UK  The Ghost of Morris Horn  10 min 17s  2010 | German Premiere

Daniel Nicolae Djamo  RO  Menu  5 min 27s  2011

Stephan Kaempf  DE  Chaos ca 5 min 43s  2011 in attendance

Marco Gianfreda  IT  Pizzangrillo  15 min  2011

Péter Lichter  HU  Cassette  10 min  2011 | German Premiere

Kim Collmer  US / DE  Head Room 8 min  2011

Michael Higgins  IE  Landslide  3 min 35s  2010 | German Permiere

CArl Elsaesser  US  There Is Wind That Blew   31 min  2011

91 min