Download 2016's Festival Catalogue (10mb pdf)


Since February 2017 we have founded a non public library consisting of Experimental
and Avant Garde films. Institutions, NGO's, Film clubs and other forms of organizations (both commercial and non profit) as well as people that promote and screen Experimental Films are welcome to contact us for access to the library.

Please provide a short presentation and send it to info@berlin-experimental.com for more information.









Berlin Experimental Film Festival
2nd Edition
16-17th December 2017






Berlin Experimental Film Festival focuses solely on Experimental films of all kind from all around the world. The Festival takes place at Kino Moviemento, the oldest Cinema in Germany, founded 1907 located in Kreuzberg in the middle of Berlin.

We are looking to once again present a weekend packed with Experimental films of all kinds - no less than ten hours of pure Experimental Cinema in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the Festival becomes a meeting point for film makers, film organizations, enthusiasts and audience to meet at.

We first and foremost seek bravery and a lust to experiment and express using the medium of Film, regardless if the film maker is an amateur starting out or an established professional. Weather it's a personal vision of the artist being portrayed or an artistic investigation of any thematic or technique the key for the festivals program is the experimental method and the personal approach of the film maker.

Regardless if its a quiet sensitive film about personal pain, an angry roar against society, a light hearted documentary about a grandmother, a visual portrayal of sound itself or an insecure attempt to wander into an unknown sexuality - the Experimental Film making as such is what the curated program is be built upon.






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Festival Organization



How to enter

You can submit your film through Filmfreeway, Reelport or Withoutabox. If you have a film that you wish to submit simply click either logo.







Eligibility

-There is no limit as to how many films a Film Maker can submit. However, each film can only be submitted once in one single category. If your film is suiting in more than one category, then please choose the one you find most suiting.

-Completion date does not influence the submission selection.

-Previous Festival history for the Film does not influence the submission selection. Neither Films displayed in multiple festivals nor World premieres are given priority.

-Please make sure that your submission includes the following: Director Photography, Director Statement, Film Synopsis, Director Biography as these are needed to produce the Film Festival Catalogue.

-No refunds.

- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. The applicant is legally authorized to enter the film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

-The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be displayed in front of an live audience paying entry-fees.

-The film remains the property of the author.

Festival Organizers

Festival Director, Jonatan Petre Brixel
(b. 1984 Sweden).

Jonatan has a background in Philosophy and started making films 2007, first Film titled "Pig Man gets a Visit". He has since made several short films and is currently filming his first Feature Film "Sven Harald's Adventures".

Festival Manager, Andrija Jovanovic
(b. 1982 Serbia).

Andrija made his first film the moment he laid his hands on a digital photo camera. His first stop motion project "The big bad bag" was broadcasted on a Swiss SRF2 in 2012. Since then he made several short films and is currently working on his first feature project "Ana". He has a background in literature and painting.

contact: info@berlin-experimental.com




Jonatan Petre Brixel (left) and Andrija Jovanovic (right) outside Cinema Moviemento December 2016.
copyright: Jakob Olsson