january 2021, arsenal cinema

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Because this year it is not possible to come together at the cinema on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day we will present the digitally restored version of HABEHIRA VEHAGORAL (Choice and Destiny) by Tsipi Reibenbach on our streaming platform arsenal 3 on January 27 (until the end of the month)


january 2021, berlinale forum

The Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded and the Two Stages of the Berlinale

Organised by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, the Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded are the independent sections of the Berlinale.

After the Corona pandemic made the original plan of organising an in-person festival in February impossible, the Berlinale is now taking place in two stages: firstly as a digital event from March 1st to 5th, which is aimed at an industry audience with the exception of a few public panel events to be held online. In June, Berlinale audiences will then have the opportunity to see the Berlinale selection in cinemas and at open-air screenings.


january 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in January

The program of our virtual cinema arsenal 3 makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas , the titles that form part of our arsenal distribution range, or our Living Archive archival practice, which is rooted in both participation and production. In January we will show two programs: the films by Philip Scheffner and program dealing with the the National Film Institute of Guinea-Bissau (INCA – Instituto Nacional de Cinema e Audiovisual).

december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale 2021 Will Be a Festival in Two Stages

Industry Online Offer in March / Public Event in June

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale in March with an online offer. In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences – in cinemas as well as open air. The division allows to maintain the two supporting pillars: film market and festival.

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Breaks in the History of Film

05:00 pm Cinema 2

Shoah (Teil 1)

*Shoah (Teil 1) Claude Lanzmann F 1974–85
DCP OV/GeS 274 min

arsenal cinema: Ludwig Wüst Retrospective

06:30 pm Cinema 1

Ägyptische Finsternis

Zwei Frauen

Ägyptische Finsternis Austria 2002
With Michaela Conrad DCP 66 min
Zwei Frauen Austria 2006
With Sabine Haupt, Gina Mattiello DCP 58 min

Ludwig Wüst in person
arsenal cinema: Ludwig Wüst Retrospective

09:15 pm Cinema 1


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Koma Austria 2009 With Nenad Šmigoc, Claudia Martini
DCP 82 min
Showing first: Pasolinicode 02112011 Austria 2011
With Nenad Šmigoc DCP OV/EnS 16 min

Ludwig Wüst in person