june 2021, arsenal cinema

Fiktionsbescheinigung – Digital Debates

To gain a better understanding of Fiktionsbescheinigung’s context and background, scholars, filmmakers, programmers and actors gather and exchange in a four day digital discursive programme.

Two panels and one lecture will be accessible via livestream from the Forum Website. Another lecture and the interactive closing discussion will take the shape of a zoom-meeting, so registration is required. Access to all events is free.

june 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3: Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany: an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.

may 2021, startpage

Nominations for the Documentary and Best First Feature Award

The Nominations for the Berlinale Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award have been announced.

may 2021, startpage

Berlinale Forum Special Programme

Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series "Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany": an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.

february 2021, edition

Arsenal Publishes Three Works on the Films of Med Hondo with Archive Books

The release of three publications on the work of filmmaker Med Hondo, who died in March 2019, marks the conclusion of the exhibition, festival and book project “Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – Run, comrade, run, the old world is behind you – The Cinema of Med Hondo,” organized by Arsenal and curated by Enoka Ayemba, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster.

The two books and an e-publication, comprising an integral part of the overall project, are based on and expand upon a variety of events held at Arsenal, Archive Kabinett, SAVVY Contemporary and the silent green Kulturquartier in August 2017. These three publications bring together different perspectives on Med Hondo’s work and include a series of interviews with the filmmaker that have been translated into English for the first time.

Over the course of his long career, Med Hondo not only created films that address decolonization and the history of the African diaspora, developing new artistic means for doing so. He was also equally successful in developing alternatives to European and American production and distribution structures.

 

arsenal cinema: Female Artists' Program

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse

Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse
Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke Germany 2017 DCP 83 min
Admission free

Followed by a discussion with Ann Carolin Renninger
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Painting in Motion

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Venus nach Giorgione

Die Frau am Klavichord

Potters Stier

Kurzer Besuch bei Hermann Glöckner

Four short films by Jürgen Böttcher:
*Venus nach Giorgione GDR 1981 35 mm 21 min
*Die Frau am Klavichord GDR 1981 35 mm 17 min
*Potters Stier GDR 1981 35 mm 16 min
*Kurzer Besuch bei Hermann Glöckner GDR 1985 35 mm 32 min