Sun 10 | 09:30 pm


pictured: Birol Ünel 

in attendance of Miron Zownir (director), cast and crew

A once-celebrated actor (Birol Ünel) is well past his glory days. Addicted to alcohol and as intoxicated as Bacchus, he disappoints his last remaining fans with a badly-performed reading in a Berlin nightclub…

Only his agent (Milton Welsh) is in denial about his megastar’s washout. An altercation breaks out with the bar manager (Timo Jacobs) and his bouncer, Eddie (Rummelsnuff).

with Birol Ünel, Milton Welsh, Rummelsnuff, Timo Jacobs, Natalia Avelon, Philipp Virus, Peter Wawerzinek, Michael Gleich, Gloria Viagra, Aljkzidnyr Narmer, Fabio Boxikus, Wolfgang Keck, Oliver K. Voigt, Julia Murakami , André Werner , Chris Hughes, Tom Edon, Carola Göllner, Jessica Grohlik, Afro Hesse, King Khan

Miron Zownir DE Absturz 19:00 2012 b/w, German w/ English subtitles

Sun 10 | 10 pm


a film by Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason

presented by Dietmar Kirves

The Bowery becomes a nexus of shattered dreams when a merchant has 72 hours to pay his rent. Facing extinction, his ramshackle tent of antiquities lures a troop of misfits, freaks and renegades who form a tableaux full of carnival pageantry, white lies and victimless crime in a fleeting glimpse of Downtown New York.

DIRTY OLD TOWN is a “Going-out-of-business-and-going-insane” tale by young trio Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason. In association with Blowback Productions and Executive Producer Marc Levin, this debut feature narrative is emblematic of a new wave in low-budget filmmaking that seeks to redefine the independent landscape.

The project was spun from Levin and Furst’s previous documentary
Captured which chronicled the transformation of the Lower East Side through renegade documentarian, artist and activist Clayton Patterson. In addition to Patterson, many of the same characters from “Captured”
including Billy Leroy and his famed Antique Tent, form an ensemble cast of self inspired neo-realist players. Much of the film was staged on live corners and locations unbeknownst to the public, arresting a signature spontaneity only found on the streets of Downtown New York.

In this gonzo tone poem, Bowery Billy Leroy has 72 hours to save his starcrossed Junk Store from extinction. Longtime actor and nightlife legend Nicky D steers a cosmic catastrophe into resolution as the halfbaked “John Wayne” of Mott Street. There are also first-time acting debuts from the film’s Producer Paul Sevigny, the restauranteur and Club Guru, Ashley Graham the young fullbodied super model and Janell Shirtcliff, who plays the film’s siren and female lead. The score includes choice musical contributions from established indies like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Slowdance and A.R.E. Weapons. Also featuring new songs from singersongwriters Lorraine Leckie and Chelsea Crowell.

Filmmakers Furst, Levin and Nason used vibrant characters and locations, both real and fictional, to an eclectic collage, working with available materials and turning film into found art. Executive Producer Marc Levin calls this project “An Absurdist Valentine to a disappearing

The team unveiled the work a select audience of New York City independents and press. In the spirit of underground folklore, Downtown film legend Abel Ferrara presented the screening to an eager
crowd of enthusiasts including independent luminary Jim Jarmusch. To date “Dirty Old Town” has premiered internationally and has been released theatrically in New York and Berlin. The film continues to
be released around America and throughout the globe.

“This Movie is Fucking Real.” Abel Ferrara

“Oddly touching.” Jim Jarmusch

Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason US Dirty Old Town 77:00 2011

Mon 11 | 6pm

A Home Inside Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy

Ritournelle  Christopher Becks 16mm. 3 Min.

Rokh II  Distruktur 16mm. 5 Min.

Surface Chemistry Imogen Heath
Double 16mm projection. 3 min.

A Home Inside Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy
A live audiovisual presentation with three 16mm projectors. 20 min.

TRT 40:00

Mon 11 | 7 pm


pictured: Laura Kraning, Devil’s Gate

curated and presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Sandra Becker01 DE gentrification 1:00min 2012

Alexander Isaenko UA Wash by fire 1:10min 2011

Laura Kraning US Devil’s Gate 19:49min 2011

Claudia Larcher AT Empty Rooms 10:45min 2011

Kristin Lucas US The Sole Ripper 3:39min 2012

Benna M.G. IT topic #5 6:20min 2009

Michael Poetschko AT/US Notebooks on Dislocation 19:44min 2010

Vanessa Renwick US Portrait #3: House of Sound 11 min 2009

Karl F. Stewart US/DE san francisco . the unearthly beauty of simulated nature in contemporary architecture 5:44min 2012

Gong Wenbo CN Le bleu 3:45min 2012

Full Urban Research 2013 program details with images and text:


pictured: Michael Poetschko, Notebooks on Dislocation

Mon 11 | 8:30 pm

imageMatthew Lancit, Death Of A Gentleman


pictured: Oded Arad, Bartholomew

Fried Rosenstock DE L’Artista Santo 03:17 2012 (WP)

Flavio Sciolè IT Requiem 70  03:40 2011 (GP)

Iolanda La Carrubba IT La Sesta Vocale (the sixth vocal) 16:40 2012 (WP/IA)

Gaetano Bognanni / Sam Punzina (painting)  IT Just Like Honey 00:39 2012

Oded Arad IL Bartholomew 09:08 2012 (WP)

Enrico Viets DE Petrolfilm 07:08 2012 (WP/IA)

Matthew Lancit CA/FR 16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself 03:32 (GP/IA)

Joe Hambleton CA Days of Future Past 07:44 2012

Cathy Lee Crane US Adrift 12:18 2009 (GP/IA)

Koorosh Asgari IR Shahrzad 07:47 2012 (WP)

Richard J Moir GB Then We Are Together 10:36 2012

Wuon-Gean Ho GB Costanza 00:52 2011 (WP)

Matthew Lancit CA/FR Death of a Gentleman 14:00 2009 (GP/IA)

TRT 95 min

Mon 11 | 10:30 pm


KROATIEN KREATIV – Ivan Marusic KLIF and Hrvoje Niksic


The cultural program in Germany on the occasion of Croatia’s accession to the EU. Curator of the “Kroatien Kreativ” festival 2013: Dr. Alida Bremer

“Kroatien Kreativ 2013” is the program with which contemporary Croatian culture will present the German public with its creative potential, in socio-critical, experimental and innovative terms as well as drawing from its cultural heritage, making visible the distinctive nature and importance of Croatia and its positioning in the common European House.

The patrons of the festival on the German end are the Minister of State for Culture and Media Bernd Neumann, and on the Croatian end the Minister of Culture Prof. Dr. Andrea Zlatar Violić as well as the Ambassador to Berlin Dr. Miro Kovač.

“Medienkunst aus Kroatien” (Media Art from Croatia) curator: Ingeborg Fülepp

german version:


Das Kulturprogramm in Deutschland anlässlich des EU-Beitritts Kroatiens. Kuratorin des Festivals Kroatien Kreativ 2013 Dr. Alida Bremer

Kroatien Kreativ 2013 heißt das Programm, mit dem sich die gegenwärtige kroatische Kultur mit ihrem kreativen Potenzial dem deutschen Publikum präsentieren wird, sowohl sozialkritisch, experimentell und innovativ als auch aus dem Kulturerbe schöpfend, was die Besonderheit und die Bedeutung Kroatiens und seine Verortung im gemeinsamen europäischen Haus erkennbar macht.

Die Schirmherren des Festivals auf deutscher Seite sind der Staatsminister für Kultur und Medien Bernd Neumann und auf kroatischer Seite die Kulturministerin Prof. Dr. Andrea Zlatar-Violić, sowie der Botschafter in Berlin Dr. Miro Kovač. 

“Medienkunst aus Kroatien” Kuratorin Ingeborg Fülepp


Mon 11 | 11:30pm

Courage + Craft, the name “cutting consonants, spoken as if you’re chewing jalapeño laced molasses”, the band a trio, with the disarming Nikko Moss’s siren-call vocals and rhythmic guitar accompanied by Frank Engelmann (guitar) and Sean Pentland (stand-up bass). Moss, a trained opera singer, wins the audience every time, simply and elegantly, with irony, wit and pierce-your-heart lyrics, and the men can charm wonders from wood and strings. The music runs an eclectic spectrum, Patsy Cline teases Maria Callas. Don’t miss!

Tues 12 | 6pm


presented by Amanda Boka and Baiba Matisone (both
festival producers)

Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS is an independent festival of film and audiovisual arts, held annually in Riga, Latvia, and is dedicated to seeking out and presenting innovative modes of visual communication.
This programme of fresh and well known moving image pieces from Latvia has been created specially for DLBerlin in collaboration with Video Art Archive of Latvia. The selection is aimed to showcase the most popular authors and upcoming names in contemporary moving image art scene of Latvia, as well as the variety of conceptual and visual content.

Oskars Pavlovskis  Fantoms 01:00 2012 (EP)

Linda Konone  Mer 07:00 2011

Lauris Kalniņš  Little black shit wants to comunicate

Lauris Kalniņš  Sinhronās kustības 02:18 2011

Ieva Balode  …and to dust we shall return  07:20 2011 (GP)

Mārtiņš Zutis  Adventures in cookieland  00:30 2012 (EP)

Paulis Liepa  No LiQUORiCE in RiGA…  00:10 2009

Katrīna Neiburga  Good luck  08:00 2010

Indriķis Ģelzis  Changover  04:30 2010 (GP)

Maija Rudovska and Shirin Sabahi Expired monument  11:29 2011

WP World premiere
EP European premiere
GP German premiere

Tues 12 | 8pm



presented by Byran Konefsky

Happiness is a Warm Projector is a program of select works from the first 7 years of Experiments in Cinema film festival. EIC is an annual celebration of all things cinematic produced by Basement Films. Basement Films is one of the few remaining first wave microcinemas left in the United States that has been supporting underrepresented forms of media since 1991. Each year EIC brings the international community of cinematic “un-dependents” to Albuquerque, New Mexico reminding us that filmmaking has a cultural responsibility that transcends the pathetically produced, popcorn poo-poo that we have come to know as “going to the movies.”

Julie Perini US Little Clips 00:30 2007 (EP)
Brooke Alfaro PA Aria 03:30 2005 (EP)
Wago Kreider US Vienna In The Desert 04:30 2007 (EP)
Diana Fonseca CU Walking Under the Sun 03:30 2007 (EP)
Bryan Konefsky US Does Anyone Ever Really Quit? 02:00 2011 (EP)
Scott Stark US Speechless 13:00 2008 (EP)
Dean Snider US The Night Could Last Forever 03:00 1985 (EP) 
Salise Hughes US How To Draw Clouds 02:00 2010 (EP)
Akosua Adoma Owuso
GH Drexciya12:00 2010 (GP)
Jorge Lorenzo MX 1/48 1/24 second 2007 (EP)
Bryan Konefsky US Miss Yummy Yummy 04:00 2012 (EP)
Lee Hyung Suk KR Western Movie 09:00 2010 (EP)
Ben Popp US Dance of the Deviant 02:00 2009 (EP)
Kerry Laitala US Chromatic Cocktail 180 Proof (3D) 08:00 2011 (EP)
Erik Moskowitz US Soft Version 03:00 2006 (EP)
Irene Collingles ES Descartado 06:00 2011 (EP)
Charles Lum US Lloyd Blankfein Must Die 03:00 2010 (EP)

TRT 80 min