Berlin Art Film Festival – Take 2

| Friday, der 4. December 2015| 12

The second edition of the Berlin Art Film Festival cheerfully disregards the tyranny of the premiere to assemble a selection of works old and new on “poetry, politics and porn“, as the festival motto boldly proclaims. The program not so much dissects the hot button topics of the day – although that function is certainly 

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25th Cottbus Film Festival

| Thursday, der 5. November 2015| 5

Until Sunday, November 8th, the city of Cottbus is at the center of the (not only) Eastern European film world with the 25th Cottbus Film Festival. The city in southeastern Brandenburg’s Lausitz region, near the German-Polish border and situated in an area populated by the Slavic Sorb minority, is a geographically and culturally ideal location 

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Schlingensief 55

| Saturday, der 24. October 2015| 10

Over five years ago, on August 21, 2015, pathbreaking film and theater director Christoph Schlingensief died of cancer. His controversial work had evolved steadily over 30 years. Schlingensief first became known with a film practice that strived to create Germany’s own „cinema of trangression“, not by emulating the mid-80s New York ’school‘ of the same 

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7th Arsenal Summer School August 27 – 29, 2015 – Registration Deadline August 15

| Wednesday, der 12. August 2015| 1

The 7th annual Arsenal Summer School will explore shifts in cinema as a a theoretical concept and cultural practice. And expand beyond downtown Potsdamer Platz into the working class, semi-bohemian district of Wedding. In addition to the Arsenal cinema at Potsdamer Platz, the Summer School will also add a second location, the silent green Kulturquartier 

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The Animals – Sneak Peek at New Film by Kerstin Cmelka With Mario Mentrup

| Tuesday, der 4. August 2015

Austrian-born, Berlin-based artist Kerstin Cmelka creates work that navigates the spaces between improvisation, gesture, performance, reference and reenactment. She is currently pre-producing „The Animals“, a deconstruction of method acting and anthropomorphic depictions of non-human fellow Earthlings that will be hitting white cubes, black boxes and interesting cultural spaces inbetween next year. Collaborators include cinematographer-filmmaker Volker 

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