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Anniversary Film Fest 2017 – this is how it went!

Anniversary Film Fest 2017 – this is how it went!

  What a Film Festival for our 5th anniversary! The weather was weighted towards delightful Autumn sunshine and this year’s visitors came execptionally plentifully. With over 2.000 guests, WITHOUT BOARDERS once again clearly lured more film fans to the ‘culture barn’ than the previous year. ‘Good news’ was not only the motto of the festival but also the echo of the top-class movie schedule and the numerous prominent guests. From the outset at the grand opening on Friday evening we were able to  greet Ronald Zehrfeld with his team from ‘Motorcircus’, that helped present his project ‘Mission South/ Ärzte helfen e.V’. The greeting of the official anniversary celebrations on Saturday was held by Kirsten Niehuus, the managing director of the `Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg`. She praised not only the development of the festival but to our delight also announced a further grant for the coming five years. The films – of which many were sneak-preview premiers – were accompanied by plenty of film discussions. A particular highlight was the extensive conversation that Gero von Boehm led with our guest of honour, the 95 year-old Georg Stefan Troller. On Saturday evening Princess Shaw rocked the stage – having travelled from New Orleans –  as well as the protagonist of the document of the same name. A heartily applauded performance was also given to Sister Fa, alias Fatou Ditta, after the showing of the film ‘Little Stones’. On Sunday, Barbara Schöneberger and Gero von Boehm charmingly narrated the Discussion Round, this time with Volker Schlöndorff, Aelrun Goette, Nik Xhelilaj and Isabell Suba. Good news in the world of film? Above all, that in the meantime ladies are breaking through strongly onto the film market! Last but not least, we are very happy that even before the film fest began we could invite 160 students to our ‘School Cinema’ and provide two workshops for Brandenburg students and young refugees. The presentation of the resulting film music took place to great acclaim on the first evening. The response to this year’s film festival was fantastic! At this stage, we would like to once more heartily thank our sponsors, primarily the Media Board of Berlin-Brandenburg, our main sponsor DAIMLER and the foundations and businesses that made the film festival possible. Next year the Film Festival will take place from the 6th – 9th of September 2018; we’re already looking forward to your attendance! Susanne Suermondt & Tanya Berndsen and the Festival...

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Film fest’s Friday opener seen for the first time in public

Film fest’s Friday opener seen for the first time in public

This year at the opening of our film festival we will be letting the engines roar! Ronald Zehrfeld and his team from `Motorcirus` will drive up with their retro motorbikes. The actor will be presenting his project „Ärzte helfen e.V./Mission South“ at the festival’s opener. A further highlight of the evening will be the live presentation of this year’s school workshops. The opening film for this year’s film fest will be a sneak-preview of ‘Maudie’ – the true and extremely moving story of the artist Maud. Book your tickets on our homepage now! A glass of prosecco is included in the price so that we can toast our festival’s fifth-year anniversary with each...

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18:00 OPENING EVENING

18:00 OPENING EVENING

(public event, entry from 17:30.) Welcome by Peter Limbourg, artistic director of Deutsche Welle (DW) Ronald Zehrfeld and his team colleagues from Motorcircus present their project „Mission South“/“Ärzte helfe e.V.“ Opening film: MAUDIE – feature film by Aisling Walsh, 116 mins. Canada/ Ireland, 2016. Original with German subtitles. Cinema sneak preview. Maud has been suffering from a severe form of Arthritis since her childhood, with every movement leading to agony. She’s lonely but full of the will to live and loves painting. When she takes a job as a housekeeper for the grumpy fisherman Everett, a tender love story develops. From then on Maud paints her surroundings in bright colours and soon becomes somewhat of a celebrity even beyond the confines of the small village. The true story of a strong personality who fights against bodily restrictions and finds her happiness in...

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PRESENTATION – “HOUSE BY THE LAKE / HAUS AM SEE” GRANT

PRESENTATION – “HOUSE BY THE LAKE / HAUS AM SEE” GRANT

The international project development grant “Haus am See”, a co-operation between the Antonius foundation and Lupa-Film, promotes young film makers in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. Workshop discussion with project viewing TEMPELHOF – FIELD OF HOPE (Karim Ainouz, grant holder 2016/2017) Naming of the grant winner for 2017/18

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KEEP QUIET

KEEP QUIET

The MOSES MENDELSSOHN FOUNDATION presents: KEEP QUIET Documentary by Sam Blair and Joseph Martin, 90 mins. Hungary/ USA, original with German subtitles. German premier Csanad Szegedi is the European representative of the extreme right-wing Jobbik Party and an ardent anti-Semitist. One day he is confronted with the fact that he himself is a Jew. At this point a journey starts– both for him and the viewer –  into the heart of personal identity, family and a gripping story of fault and responsibility. Followed by: film discussion.with Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps (Moses Mendelssohn...

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DIFFICULTIES WITH DISPLAYING THE TRUTH

DIFFICULTIES WITH DISPLAYING THE TRUTH

Documentary by Georg Stefan Troller, 58mins, German Republic, 1966. In this older documentary, the grand documentary maker Georg Stefan Troller examines a popular French TV-show through the lens of its reports as opposed to the actual truth. In his portrayal of the whole production process he questions the impartiality of the pictures. An astoundingly contemporary film in these times of ‘fake’ news with the opportunity to chat with a witness of that century. Followed by: conversation with our guest of honour Georg Stefan Troller about his life’s work, moderated by Gero von...

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ONLY US THREE TOGETHER

ONLY US THREE TOGETHER

Feature film by Kheiron, 102 mins, France, 2015, German. Due to political pressure in 1984 an Iranian student flees with his wife and children to France where they find a new home in a Parisian banlieu and where they get involved with the integration of outsiders. In this auto-biographical family drama, Kheiron tells the story of his parents with plenty of humour and love, with everything from social engagement to familial solidarity. Foto: @ Reza/Adama Pictures-Gaumont  ...

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WE ARE HUMANITY

WE ARE HUMANITY

Documentary, Alexander Dereims, 90 mins, France, 2016. Original with German subtitles. German premier. The Jarawa folk live on an island in the Indian ocean like emissaries of an earlier time. As one of the only remaining original tribes they develop their way of life as hunter-gatherers – happy, peaceful and in harmony with nature. The French director Alexandre Dereims tells the story of a threatened paradise and its people through calm, impressive images. Followed by: film discussion with Alexandre Dereims (Filmmaker).  Foto: @Claire...

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PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW

PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW

Followed by the film ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’, documentary by Ido Haar, 80 mins, Israel, 2015, original with German subtitles. Cinema sneak-preview. Samantha Montgomery works as a carer in an old people’s home during the day and in her free time tries to become a singer and ‘YouTuber’. The Israeli artist Kutiman discovers her on the internet and combines her songs with song clips from musicians from all over the world- until ‘Princess Shaw’ one day has her big performance. A modern fairy-tale about the connecting and creative power of the internet, with two enchanting protagonists. Followed by: film discussion with a musical contribution from ‘Princess Shaw’ alias Samantha Montgomery. Foto:  Haim Yafim Barbalat / Courtesy of Atzmor...

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JOE’S VIOLIN

JOE’S VIOLIN

Documentary by Kahane Cooperman, 24 mins, USA, 2016, original with German subtitles. The first thing that the holocaust survivor Joe Feingold bought after his freeing from the camp for ‘Displaced persons’ was a violin. He becomes old and gives it to a school in the Bronx, in which talented children from difficult social backgrounds are encouraged musically. In the hands of 12 year old Brianna Perez, the violin finds a new master. And Joe experiences how, through his generous donation, his legacy continues and that he can make someone...

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