Blogposts in January 2015:
The DFFB is delighted to be presenting three films in three sections at the Berlinale (5th – 15th February 2015).
PETTING ZOO, the degree film of directing student Micah Magee, will be shown in the Panorama section, BUBE STUR, Moritz Krämer’s first feature-length film will be screening as part of the “Perspektive” sidebar. Teboho Edkin’s documentary film COMING OF AGE is part of the Generation section.
All three DFFB films will have their world premiere at the Berlinale.
About the films:
PETTING ZOO (Director: Micah Magee, DOP: Armin Dierolf, Producer: Friederike Steinbeck) / Panorama
San Antonio, Texas. – Layla is top of her high school class… and pregnant. Due to family pressure, she decides against an abortion, turns down her college scholarship and goes to stay with her beloved grandmother on the outskirts of the city.
COMING OF AGE (Director: Teboho Edkins) / Generation
COMING OF AGE is a film that accompanies young people for two years as they grow up in a remote area of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Relatively little happens in the village of Ha Sekake, but from the young people’s point of view a great deal is at stake.
STUBBORN BOY / BUBE STUR (Director: Moritz Krämer) / Perspektive
Hanna (21) has come a long way to do her hours working in a small village in the Black Forest. She shovels dung, milks cows and fights a running battle with farmer Uwe Kiefer (39), who doesn’t sell his milk but tips it out into the slurry. Hanna is not alone, for the whole village looks down on Kiefer for his persistent milk strike. When he is on the verge of bankruptcy, Hanna rapidly becomes Uwe’s sole salvation. Yet Hanna has actually ended up here for a very different reason. She simulates a family for herself in the neighbouring small town – until Uwe see through her game.
The Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival is beginning today, with three DFFB films and two films by alumni from the school.
Information about the screening schedule and competitions:
Documentary Film Competition:
FAMILIE HABEN (Director/Screenwriter/DOP/Production: Jonas Rothlaender)
Tues 11:00 CS 5 I Wed 10:00 CS 5 I Thurs 15:00 FH
Medium-length Film Competition:
SPIELT KEINE ROLLE (Director/Screenwriter: Annika Pinske, DOP: David Schmitt, Production: Annika Pinske, Julia Golembiowski)
Wed 13:30 FH I Thurs 22:15 CS 4 I Fri 12:30 FH
THE GREEN TRIANGLE (Director: Robert Bohrer, Screenwriters: Robert Bohrer, Matthias Nerlich, DOP: Max Preiss, Production: Christian Specht, Robert Bohrer)
Tues 21:00 CaZ 2 I Sat 20:00 CS 3
in the Documentary Film Competition:
the degree film of Raphael Beinder (DOP)CONCRETE LOVE / DIE BÖHMS – ARCHITEKTUR EINER FAMILIE
Tues 14:30 CS 5 I Wed 20:00 8 ½ I Thurs 22:45 CS 5
And in the Feature-length Film Competition:
ICONS OF LIGHT / LICHTGESTALTEN (DOP: Mario Krause, Production Management: Martin Danisch)
Wed 20:00 CS 1 I Thurs 15:15 CS 3 I
Fri 17:15 SP I
Sat 13:00 CS 1 I
Sun 11:00 CS 3
The application process is now open; young scriptwriters and producers can send in their applications to take part in the eight-month SERIAL EYES programme.
SERIAL EYES is the first European postgraduate programme that focuses on serial-format storytelling and producing.
Start: September 2015
End: May 2016
All the information concerning applications is available on the SERIAL EYES website
From Thursday on, ASTA UPSET/ ICH WILL MICH NICHT KÜNSTLICH AUFREGEN by Max Linz will be screening in cinemas. The film had its premiere in the Forum section at last year’s Berlinale and is an RBB and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg “Leuchtstoff” project.
The film will be screened in cinemas in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main from Friday, and will hit screens in Munich, Hamburg, Leipzig and other cities later.
In addition, there will be a special screening in the Volksbühne Berlin to mark the film’s theatrical release on Wednesday 7th January at 8 p.m.
Tickets and information are available on the Volksbühne website