On March 13th – in line with recommendations on measures intended to stem the spread of the Coronavirus – all events to be held at Arsenal 1 + 2 were suspended until April 19th inclusive, cutting short both our anniversary program for the 50th Berlinale Forum and the Forum Expanded exhibition “Part of the Problem”.

We may no longer be able to make use of our physical premises, but cinema is also a social space. It consists of filmmakers and artists, their films, the audience, and Arsenal, as an institution and its staff that remain lively and engaged both in the analogue world as well as the digital one.

arsenal 3 forms part of the latter: since October 2019, it has been used by Arsenal members as an exclusive streaming area. While arsenal 1 + 2 are closed, arsenal 3 is open for all and here are the login details:

Username: arsenal3
Password: stayhealthy

Numerous filmmakers and artists whose works form part of the Arsenal distribution range have declared solidarity with us and our audiences and made their films available for online screening.

As those who make films often earn little from them anyway and are particularly affected by the current crisis, we are now calling for donations so that we can make appropriate licensing payments.

Donations can be made to:
BFS / Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
IBAN DE39 1002 0500 0003 344306
Title: arsenal 3 

Anyone who would like to support Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art now and beyond the Coronavirus period can become a member or premium member by making the appropriate bank transfer; the membership will later be extended for the length of the time which our physical cinemas are closed. More information can be found here: https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/join.html