November 2017, arsenal cinema

Female Artists' Program


For the 9th time, we are presenting the film projects and grant-holders that have received funding from the Female Artists' Program of the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs over the last two years.

The event is an intensive working meeting where questions are thrown up and artistic approaches discussed, a meeting which makes clear what the specific quality of this funding program lies: appreciating how women search for new, exciting stories that grasp the marginal as an opportunity. 

Queer, transsexual identities, the probing of trauma within society and families, questioning one’s own identity within manifold role attributions, the search for related avenues of thought within interdisciplinary approaches, and the challenging of social and sociopolitical currents are just some of the themes that run through the program and find their expression in titles such as BECOMING BLACK, VOICES (working title), ÜBERSETZEN/ÜBERLEBEN, STEHT NOCH DAHIN, FROZEN CONFLICT (working title), BIG BUSINESS.

We open the series with AUS EINEM JAHR DER NICHTEREIGNISSE (2017) by Ann Carolin Renninger and René Frölke. Across the changing seasons, the film sketches a portrait of the everyday existence of a resolute, somewhat disheveled old man, which functions at the same time a visual essay about the cycle of life. The images transcend mere depiction, they contain a feeling of transience only amplified by the fragility of the Super-8 and 16mm material used.

Further project presentations from Leila Albayaty, Gamma Bak, Melissa Dullius, Janine Jembere & Nika Breithaupt, Ines Johnson-Spain, Christine Lemke, Antonia Lerch, Petra Lottje, Karolin Meunier, Henrike Meyer, Sharon Paz, Anne-Christine Plate, Lisa Rave, Anette Rose, Meggie Schneider, Clarissa Thieme, Justin Time, Steffi Wurster, Juliane Zelwies. A program magazine gives further information about these and other funded works (ara) (2.–5.11.)

Program brochure.

arsenal cinema: Darkroom: Love, Cinema. For Martin Dannecker

02:00 pm Cinema 2

Un chant d'amour


Studio Bankside

14, Binar Garden

Song for Rent

Thèmes et variations

Scorpio Rising

Un chant d’amour Jean Genet F 1950 16 mm silent 26 min
*Sternenschauer Matthias Müller D 1994 16 mm 2 min
Studio Bankside Derek Jarman UK 1972 Digital file 7 min
14, Binar Garden Teo Hernandez F 1968 Beta SP silent 9 min
*Song for Rent Jack Smith USA 1969 16 mm 5 min
Thèmes et variations Germaine Dulac F 1929 35 mm silent 9 min
*Scorpio Rising Kenneth Anger USA 1964 Digital file 29 min

Martin Dannecker in person, presented by Karola Gramann and Heide Schlüpmann (Kinothek Asta Nielsen)
arsenal cinema: Female Artists' Program

05:30 pm Cinema 2

Textiles Prozessieren (AT)

Voices (AT)

Einbrennen von Mustern / Burning-in Patterns

Textiles Prozessieren (AT) Anette Rose 30 min
Voices (AT) Clarissa Thieme Performance/Reading 20 min
Einbrennen von Mustern / Burning-in Patterns Lisa Rave D 2015 Digital file 22 min
Admission free

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
arsenal cinema: Retrospective: Pascale Ferran

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley Pascale Ferran Belgium/France 2006
With Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, Hippolyte Girardot
35 mm OV/GeS 161 min

Followed by a discussion with Pascale Ferran
arsenal cinema: Female Artists' Program

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Steht noch dahin

Übersetzen / Überleben

Steht noch dahin Melissa Dullius Film & Reading 16 mm 15 min
Übersetzen / Überleben Meggie Schneider 30 min
Admisison free

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
arsenal cinema: Female Artists' Program

09:30 pm Cinema 2

Frozen Conflict (AT)

Chasing Houses / Häuser jagen

Frozen Conflict (AT) Steffi Wurster
work-in-progress, excerpts Digital file 15 min
Chasing Houses / Häuser jagen Justin Time 2017 DCP 60 min
Admission free

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers