Opening

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

Donnerstag 5 Juli
07:00 pm

The festival began with the opening of an exhibition and installation in the spaces of Savvy Contemporary. The exhibition, curated by the Edit Film Culture! team, was dedicated to the publication and design history of Film Culture magazine and addressed its satellite organizations in the areas of North American avant-garde film. The multi-channel video installation “United Screens” by musician and journalist Kamila Metwaly (Cairo/Berlin) and curator Abhishek Nilamber (Berlin) featured interviews with numerous figures from independent film scenes across India about production, distribution and exhibition strategies.

Artist Ale Bachlechner (Cologne) gave a brief performance inspired by select texts from Film Culture. She intervened each day in the festival with short performances.  

In a raucous opening night concert, actress Susanne Sachsse (Berlin) teamed up with musician Gina D'Orio (Berlin). Sachsse and D'Orio mined the 79 issues of Film Culture for texts and text fragments by or about women and queers that could serve as song lyrics. They were backed by Robin Behling and Anton Garber of the legendary Berlin-based band Puff!.