Edit Film Culture! Festival

What is the significance of writing about film, whether in print or online, to the constitution of artistic communities today? Talks by scholars and filmmakers drew out the relevance of Film Culture and the constellation of interdisciplinary arts events and institutions within its orbit for thinking about the development of contemporary film cultures in various localities. Harun Farocki Institut has presented a so far unpublished issue of the magazine Filmkritik on the occasion of the festival.

In an opening night concert, Gina D'Orio and Susanne Sachsse with Robin Behling and Anton Garber edited selected texts from Film Culture magazine in a mad, moody music performance. There also was a rare concert featuring a solo set by Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore, followed by an 11-piece band of Jonas Mekas's friends and longtime collaborators who provided a live soundtrack to Mekas's most recent feature film OUTTAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN. Mekas himself joined via video projection.

With Ale Bachlechner, Erika Balsom, Didi Cheeka, Cinema Poetica, Mónica Delgado, desistfilm, Gina D'Orio, Suliman Mohamed Ibrahim Elnour, Tamer El Said, Corry Elyda, Vinzenz Hediger, Shai Heredia, Anne König, Anuj Malhotra, Kalani Michell, Abhishek Nilamber, Bert Rebhandl, Susanne Sachsse, Juan A. Suárez, Amy Taubin, Hiroko Tasaka, Yvonne Zimmermann and many more. 

July 5 – 8, silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin


So 8 Juli
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Films

with/by Erika Balsom (London), Phil Collins (Wuppertal/Berlin), Monica Delgado (Lima), Corry Elyda (Jakarta), Heinz Emigholz (Berlin), Ulrich Gregor (Berlin), Martin Grennberger (Stockholm), Birgit Hein (Berlin), Shai Heredia (Bangalore), Anuj Malhotra (Noida), Kamila Metwaly (Berlin), Abhishek Nilamber (Berlin), José Sarmiento-Hinojosa (Lima), Hiroko Tasaka (Tokyo), Bert Rebhandl (Berlin), Sophie Charlotte Rieger (Berlin)

Sa 7 Juli
08:00 pm
Thurston Moore / Jonas Mekas & Friends

Concerts presented by Lithuanian Culture Institute

Sa 7 Juli
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Films

with/by Suliman Mohamed Ibrahim Elnour (Khartoum), Haytham El-Wardany (Berlin), Mohamed A. Gawad (Cairo), Harun Farocki Institut (Berlin), Kalani Michell (Frankfurt/Main), Juan A. Suárez (Murcia)

Fr 6 Juli
08:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Special Screening: Christmas on Earth by Barbara Rubin

with Anne König, Chuck Smith and Jonas Mekas / Berlin premiere of BARBARA RUBIN AND THE EXPLODING NY UNDERGROUND Chuck Smith USA 2018

Fr 6 Juli
02:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Films

with/by Didi Cheeka (Lagos), Karola Gramann (Frankfurt/Main), Vinzenz Hediger (Frankfurt/Main), Anne König (Leipzig), Jonas Mekas (New York), Barbara Rubin (New York), Heide Schlüpmann (Frankfurt/Main), Amy Taubin (New York), Yvonne Zimmermann (Marburg), Mark Webber (London)

Do 5 Juli
09:00 pm
Edit Film Culture! A Concert!

Gina D'Orio and Susanne Sachsse with Robin Behling and Anton Garber

Do 5 Juli
07:00 pm

The festival began with the opening of an exhibition and installation in the spaces of Savvy Contemporary....

Do 5 Juli - So 8 Juli
Performances every day by Ale Bachlechner (Cologne)