WELCOME TO THE OPENING RECEPTION OF THE 9th BERLIN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE [DL9]
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).
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
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
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
The incredible Yip Yips Electro
Enough Festivals To Kill A Rhino.
admission 5 Euro
(more at Festiwelt-Berlin | Partys 2012)
DL had 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!).
photo: Kenton Turk