Tues 14 | 11pm

pictured: Vile Beast by Justin Crooks

B-GRADE curated by Shaun Wilson

A collection of screen horror-based short films which celebrate bad taste, the technologically inferior, political incorrectness, bad acting, appalling story lines, and drug induced spiders.

Justin Crooks  AU   Vile Beast 4 min 2010

Justin Crooks  AU   Nightshift of A Vampire 10 min 30s 2010

Andrew Harrison  AU  Pidey 2 min 2005/2010


Abhishek  Choudhury  IN The Double Shuffle 10 min 40s  2011

Sebastian   Harrer  DE  Angustia 19 min 33s   2010

48 min

Tues 14 | midnight

pictured: Susanna Berivan by Jon Clay

SUSANNA BERIVAN – voice, guitar, songwriting

weird folk/ rough soul/ blue merry-go-round/ jazz/ punk

“First up on stage was the lovely Susanna Berivan and she made sure that nobody would be leaving the place without knowing her name. This lady has it all. Style, grace, musical talent, a beautiful voice to fall in love with and a face to match. Her songs vary from dirty C&W style to an almost Billie Holiday-esque style of singing, and is always accompanied by her trusty guitar. So whenever you’re in Berlin make sure to see one of her shows, which shouldn’t be too hard, because if there’s anyone who’s playing a lot of shows, it’s her. Or better yet, offer her a record deal. ” DOSSIER MAGAZINE


Mon 13 | 6pm

pictured:Fury by Tanya Ury (above) and PFFFHP TT! by Deborah S. Phillips

curated and presented by Deborah S. Phillips
screening starts about 6:15 pm

Lutz Garmsen  Sirenen ca. 5 min. 2012  | World Premiere

Tanya Ury Fury 16 min 2009  | World Premiere

Jakob Kirchheim and Teresa Delgado Terrorsounds 6 min 2010

Melissa Delius and Gustavo Jahn Don’t Look Back/Labirinto 7 min. 16mm, 2009-2012  | World Premiere

Tsuyoshi Harada Naturfilm 14 min 16mm 2007 | World Premiere

Deborah S Phillips PFFFHP TT! 5 min 16mm 2012 | World Premiere

53 min

Mon 13 | 8pm

pictured: 10 Moments by Wenhua Shi

Curated and presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Alejandro  Bernal  DE  Zentralflughafen  14 min 38  2011

Caroline  Koebel  US  Swoop  7 min 36  2011

Yptu End  DE  Verlassen den Hafen  8 min 34  2010

Wenhua  Shi  RC/US  10 Moments  5 min 23  2011

Deron  Williams  US  We Want To Give You $40 Ask Us How  2 min 30  2010

Leslie  Supnet  CA  Spectroscopy  2 min 41  2011

pictured: Heart of Durham by Joel Wanek

Joel  Wanek  US  Heart of Durham  13 min 22  2011

Chris  Kennedy  CA  Simultaneous Contrast  5 min 00  2008

Sarah  Christman  US  Broad Channel  13 min 40  2010

74 min

Find more infos about the Urban Research Program and the films at richfilm
LINK: http://www.richfilm.de/DL2012/framesURprogram1.html

Mon 13 | 10pm

pictured: The Last Picture by Andras Gyorgy Desi and Garbor Moray

Astrid Busch  DE  Silhouette 6 min  2010 in attendance

Hannaleena Heiska  FI  Ridestar  3 min 12s  2010

Panu Johansson  FI    Out of Order  11:58   2011 | German Premiere

Alexandros Raptis  GR  Journey 13 min 53s  2011 | World Premiere

Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani  IR  It’s Your Turn  7 min 02s  2011 | World Premiere

Andras Gyorgy Desi and Garbor Moray  HU  The Last Picture  15 min 40s  2010 | German Premiere

Francesca Fini  IT  Mediterraneo  7 min 44s  2011 | World Premiere

Dan Hubp  US  FBH  15 min 20s 2011

Mihai Grecu  FR  We’ll Become Oil  8 min  2011

88 min

Sun 12 | 6pm

A journey through the life and music of Roza Eskenazi

She was the most famous singer of the ‘30s in Greece and Turkey, the Diva of Rebetiko. With her posters displayed in every gramophone store, her Bohemian looks would drive even the toughest men crazy. (From the short story Roza, by Dinos Christianopoulos)

Roza Eskenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love.
This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel,
who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece’s
best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film.
It’s a journey that will take them from Istanbul to Thessaloniki and to
Athens, following the musical trail she left behind. Most of all, it’s a
journey into a world that has largely vanished, but whose sounds continue
to echo throughout the Mediterranean Basin.

Roy Sher IL My Sweet Canary  89 min  2011


Sun 12 | 8pm

pictured: Nachtfahrt by Hansjörg Pal and Ruedi Bind

selected and presented by Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel

Diego Maclean CA The Art Of Drowning (Animation | The Art Of Drowning, Billy Collins) 2 min 06s 2009

Ralph Kühne CH Halbdichtheiten (Spielfilm | Halbdichtheiten, Ralph Kühne) 7 min 30s 2009

David Alexander Anderson GB/IR The Tongue Of The Hidden (Animation | Peacock + Fish, Hafez) 5 min 2008

Hansjörg Palm and Ruedi Bind DE/CH Nachtfahrt (Spielfilm | Nachtfahrt, Ruedi Bind) 7 min 10s 2010

Talal Khoury LB The Gentleman (Spielfilm | The Gentleman’s Salut, Samer Abu Hawash) 13 min 2008

Juha Karjalainen FI Kone (Experimental | Kone, J.K. Ihalainen) 9 min 50s 2010

Greig Johnson GB Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin Hear Us Through The Hole In Thin Air (Animation/Spielfilm | Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin Hear Us Through The Hole In Thin Air, William Burroughs) 5 min 2010

Alice Lyons and Orla Mc Hardy IE The Polish Language (Animation | The Polish Language) 8 min 10s 2009

60 min

Sun 12 | 10pm

pictured: Miron Zownir (left) and Birol Ünel by Nico Anfuso

An Evening with Miron Zownir and Birol Ünel

Actor Birol Ünel (Head On, Soulkitchen) reads bizarre short stories and hard boiled poetry from Miron Zownir’s book PARASITEN DER OHNMACHT.
Empathetic and venturous at the same time, he sets out on a fearless descent into existential nightmares of paranoia, violence and corruption, taking us right into the bleak souls of the lost and twisted…

“Social Beat on the highest level!” OX FANZINE
“Miron Zownir’s parasites have a future and this is frightening.” JUNGE WELT/Literary supplement Frankfurt Book Fair

Birol Ünel liest Miron Zownir-Parasiten der Ohnmacht has also been recently released as an audio book with a soundtrack by FM Einheit (Ex-Einstürzende Neubauten) by Deutsche Grammophon Literatur/Universal.


Sat 11 | 6pm

Three Films by Daina Krumings

Think of New Jersey. Think of Man Ray and Jean Cocteau. Now think of Daina Krumins – the state’s homegrown surrealist filmmaker.

“The Divine Miracle,” “Babobilicons,” (the title is a word she invented) and “Summer Light” – will be shown today as a special feature.

Ms. Krumins spent nine years making “Babobilicons,” which she finished in 1983, and 17 on “Summer Light,” which she completed last year. For much of that time, computerized graphics were not available, and Ms. Krumin had to hand-paint frames and use other time-consuming ways to create special effects.

“My way of seeing the world or reassembling it in my mind is unconventional,” admitted Ms. Krumins, whose spotless kitchen and excellent apple crisp seemed at odds with the fact that she grew slime mold in her basement for “Babobilicons.”

“You grow it on oatmeal, and you cover it, and then the stuff moves up the dish and on to the floor,” she said. “It’s half animal, half plant. I had to play with it a lot until I figured out the condition that would make it move away.”

She added: “I don’t find it disgusting. But I think the garbage man found it disgusting.”

Now her basement is filled with the detritus of her craft: deer antlers, fish bones, seashells and feathers, among other things.

Summer Light  2001, color/so, 17m

“Summer Light” come from my texture-driven, non-neurotypical way of finding delight and meaning. It’s not verbal meaning, All I say in words is that it does, in fact, have meaning. In a way, it is my world. Daina Krumins

Babobilicons 1982, 16mm, color/so, 16m

“Daina Krumins’s 1982 BABOBILICONS is a spectacular special-effects study of molds, mushrooms and similar vegetation.” – Richard Shephard, The New York Times

“Daina Krumins’s BABOBILICONS is a truly surrealist work in terms of both its process and product. Krumins takes time to make her films. It took her nine years to create this remarkable animated short, yet her method is in line with the surrealist affinity for chance operation. She cultivated slime molds on Quaker five-minute oats in her basement, planted hundreds of phallic stink-horn mushrooms, and put her mother behind the camera to film them growing. The results are sexual and bizarre. She combined ordinary objects – wall sockets, candles, and peeling paint – to get unnerving, dreamlike images. Porcelain fish jump through waves; mushroom erections rise and fall. Her Babobilicons – robotlike characters that resemble coffee pots with lobster claws – move through all this with mysterious determination. Anyone who orders 10,000 ladybugs from a pest control company to film them crawling over a model drawing room definitely possesses a sense of the surreal.” – Renee Shafransky, The Village Voice

The Divine Miracle 1973, 16mm, color/so, 5.5m (pictured)

“An intriguing composite of what looks like animation and pageant-like live action is THE DIVINE MIRACLE, which treads a delicate line between reverence and spoof as it briefly portrays the agony, death and ascension of Christ in the vividly colored and heavily outlined style of Catholic devotional postcards, while tiny angels (consisting only of heads and wings) circle like slow mosquitoes about the central figure.” – Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers’ Newsletter

sources: Margo Nash, New York Times, 2002   Canyon Cinema

Sat 11 | 7:30pm

pictured: Soft by Simon Ellis

in attendance of Simon Ellis, presented by Kenton Turk

DL has a real treat this year in the person of Simon Ellis, who started making waves long before his short “Soft” won both the International Jury Prize at Sundance as well as the British Independent Film Award (not to mention some 35 more!). He has taken on offbeat terrain as a feature filmmaker and intrigued many with his own visual language and story-telling mode. Definitely one of the top young movers and shakers today in his preferred short film format. We will be showing two blocks spanning his broad range of experimentation and mastery, and he will be making the trip to Berlin to be on hand at [DL8] and illuminate the audience personally. Thirteen short films, selected by Simon himself –  with of course the unsettling “Soft” as part of the program.

pictured: Binaural Swimming (beach) by Simon Ellis

Telling Lies 4 min 20s
What About The Bodies 7 min
What The 7 min
Jam Today 15 min
Soft 15 min

48 min

Thousand  4 min 20s
Bass Invaders  5 min
A Storm And Some Snow 3 min
Dying Backwards 2 min
Subterranean Scene Filter 3 min
Where Is My Mind 4 min
Mining For Diamonds 4 min | World Premiere
Binaural Swimming (beach) 17 min | World Premiere

42 min