07.02.13 / Wednesday / Day 1


Directors Lounge, Number Nine. Nine years of genre-straddling cinematic and media art. Nine years of non-festival festival atmosphere, more circus than film space. Filmmakers and film-goers, without velvet barriers. The festival that provides the backdrop and erases the lines.

Exactly the concept. First and foremost cutting edge cinematic visions, but with the surrounding atmosphere as a good part of our jag. Shorts and features of every cut and dimension. Plus Q&A’s. And beyond the screen, singers, musicians, poets, VJ’s, DJ’s doing their respective things. More than simply a festival, more than simply a lounge.

No red carpets, but premieres aplenty, German, European or World. Plus the Festiwelt Party, a heady powwow of many thematic filmfests, jamming film folk of every stripe into every corner.

And here is Nine following Eight, not just chronologically, but bringing more colour and breadth. A kaleidoscope of fluidity without chaos, diversity without confusion. Myriad offerings from the worldwide Open Call. Creators, performers and viewers rubbing shoulders. Not where projects end, but where they begin. A unique safari into the terrain of cinematic and media-art wildlife.

Thurs 07 | doors open at 8pm

the complete program

It´s that time again (to party!)

Once again it´s time to party with all the cool Berlin Filmfestivals at cozy Naherholung Sternchen. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship might not exactly be a cause to celebrate, at least it serves a reason to screen a fine compilation of soccer-shorts, the Short Kicks, compiled by our fiendly neighbors, the 11mm Fussballfilmfestival. The kicks will be followed by DJ Just Aprés! (House, Deep House, Deep Feeling).

Pictured: World Cup 2018 by Eytan Heller on  Directors Lounge television

Click through to get the real soccer feeling (part of our guerilla screenings on public billboards during the last European Football Championship)

See you at the third Festiwelt Party 2012, Thursday Mai 31

Naherholung Sternchen

Berolinastrasse 7  (Hinter dem Kino International)
10178 Berlin (5 Euro)

The hosting Festivals

11mm Fußballfilmfestival Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award Alfilm – Arabisches Filmfestival BerlinBaltic Film Festival Contravision Directors Lounge Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival Französische Filmwoche Going Underground interfilm Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin Kiezkieken KUKI Internationales Kinder und Jugendkurzfilmfestival Berlin Northzone One World Berlin Russische Filmwoche Sehsüchte Webcuts internationales Internet Film FestZebra Poetry Film Festival

Thursday, 12. April, Naherholung Sternchen

After the huge success of the first party of all Berlin Filmfestivals during The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge it was only a question of time to set up a new edition.

Thursday, 12th of April, will be the your second chance to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin Film Universe. We start with a wild mix of shorts selected by the hosting festivals around 8pm, followed by

Doro & Tobi Filmmusic

Youngbois Italo Disco

Ångstrøm Electro

The incredible Yip Yips Electro

Enough Festivals To Kill A Rhino.

admission 5 Euro

(more at Festiwelt-Berlin | Partys 2012)