About the event
*Berlin Experimental Film Festival focuses solely on Experimental films of all kind from all around the world. It supports above all the vast amateur and independent scene, as well as the professional one. It turns itself towards all open minded authors brave and eager to experiment, to explore and widen the knowledge and limits on the field of filmmaking, with focus on the creative method and approach. 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 atmosphere where the Festival becomes a meeting point for film makers, film organizations, enthusiasts and audience.
*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.
Why should you sponsor?
*The response to our 1st edition gave us wings to further develop our project: we had more than 1000 submissions from all over the world, online marketing that reached more than 120 000 unique people in Berlin only and a gigantic response to our posts on Social Media as well as sold out screenings the entire weekend. We had film makers and organisations traveling from all over the world to visit the event. Iran, Ireland, Singapore, Finland, France, Sweden, USA and more.
*Our project is growing. For the second edition, which will take place on the 16-17th December 2017, we will spend more budget on advertising and that, combined with the follower base that we built up the first year, is something we estimate to have an even bigger impact for the 2nd edition of the festival. We work hard to provide a quality Film Festival – thick, well-made catalogues, accommodation coverage for all filmmakers and guests of honor, a quality venue for the event, hard marketing to have sold out screenings and massive online spreading, and an online video library to promote the films at the festival for further screenings and distribution. We are building a solid platform where any sponsor will get not only a wide spread but also a quality spread as they will be officially associated with a festival that reaches tens of thousands of experimental filmmakers all over the world, hundreds of film organizations, as well as the Independent Art and Film Scene in Berlin.
Jonatan Petre Brixel (32), the festival director, comes from Sweden, with a background in philosophy and art. Andrija Jovanovic (34), the festival manager, comes from Serbia, with a background in literature and art. We are both filmmakers that studied together the film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Discovering the common interest in the experimental genre, we spent years collaborating, exchanging the ideas and knowledge, developing common projects and exploring the wide horizon of possibilities this genre offers. The result of this collaboration is the mutual idea of creating an event that will bring the experimental film closer to the public, connect the big, but rather still anonymous scene of independent filmmakers from all around the world with their potential audience and encourage further development of the genre.
Both organizers are hard-working, with a keen interest of making things happen. The core idea of the Berlin Experimental Film Festival is and will always be to create a platform for the experimental filmmakers that will promote their films, allow the wider range of audience to get insight into their work and help them in finding possible patrons, in making contacts with the colleagues and supporters from all over the world.
The Festival program is curated by the organizers, basing itself on the principle of "lust to experiment using the medium of film, experimental filmmaking as such", meaning we do not host a festival with contemporary topics in politics, we do not have an ideological agenda and we do not curate films with it either – film as an art form is what we built the festival's program around.
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