Clip It! Interfilm Short Film Festival Opens Today

     |    Tuesday November 13th, 2012

Until Sunday, November 18, the 28th Interfilm Short Film Festival will screen “500 films in 58 programs at 7 cinemas”. Indeed, that makes Interfilm Berlin’s second largest film festival after the Berlinale. The pairing of music and image figures prominently in a good portion of the films. Whether in the program “Easy Way Out”, a 

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Alfilm – Berlin’s Arab Film Festival

     |    Thursday November 8th, 2012

                Berlin prides itself on presenting world cultures, plus it has a large Arab community. Out of this emerged Alfilm (which means “the film” in Arabic), Berlin’s Arab film festival, taking place this year for the fourth time. Until November 11, Alfilm presents the latest narrative films, docs, 

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Kissing Cousins – Poetry Films as Music Clips, Selected by Zebra Poetry Film Festival

     |    Friday October 19th, 2012

Next installment in the series introducing Berlin film festivals through music clips. “Music is in the nature of poetry,” said Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel, Programm Director of the Zebra Poetry Film Festival. Thus many films screened at Zebra are examples of audiovisual music, too. The festival, which runs until Sunday, presents a wide range of 

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“She Just Smiled and Gave Me A Vegemite Sandwich” – Down Under Berlin Australian and New Zealand Film Festival Opens

     |    Thursday September 13th, 2012

The second Down Under Berlin Film Festival of Australian and New Zealand cinema opens tonight. Until Sunday, DUB (great acronym) presents a broad spectrum of contemporary filmmaking from the seventh continent. Not only are the films largely been screened for the first time ever in Germany or at least in Berlin, offering many discoveries. The 

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Clipped Diction

     |    Friday April 20th, 2012

It’s almost a platitude to say that No Wave director Amos Poe rocks with his  camera like musicians do with their axes. His filmography includes not only neo-noir featuring the likes of Deborah Harry and John Lurie, experimental films with stellar soundtracks and music docs like “Blank Generation”, “Night Lunch” and “Steve Earle: Just an 

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