Berlin Independent Film Festival

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Berlin Independent Film Festival
LocationBerlin, Germany
Founded2010
LanguageInternational
WebsiteOfficial Website

Berlin Independent Film Festival is a film festival with a special emphasis on independent films, which annually takes place in Berlin, Germany. It screens German and international films and awards them in various categories.

About[edit]

The festival was founded in 2009 and takes place at the same time as Berlin Film Festival, but is a separate event, independent from Berlin Film Festival.[1] The festival takes place at historic Babylon cinema in Berlin, where at the same time also screenings for Berlin Film Festival take place.[2] Besides short and feature-films of any genre,[3] the festival also exhibits music videos and documentaries.[4][5] After many screenings, the festival organizes Q&As with the filmmakers.[6] One special emphasis of the festival are features that are the director's first or second film - but it also showcases other independent features.[7] All films are screened with English subtitles as the audience is international.[8]

Notable films (selection)[edit]

Among many others, the festival screened the following notable films:


Reception[edit]

Besides [showing] a wide array of indie-films, Berlin Independent Film Festival also developed into an important business-hub for the low-budget film industry.

— article on www.berlin.de[17]

The visitor and movie fan can count on an interesting choice of screenings at one of the most important theaters for independent film.

— Friederike Suckert, article in Kaltblut Magazine, 2015.[18]

If the Berlinale’s 400-strong programme leaves you less than sated (...) this year’s Berlin Independent Film Festival offers its own groaning buffet table of features, shorts and more.

— Camilla Egan, article in Exberliner, 2014.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlin Independent Film Festival Official Website: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  2. ^ "Babylon Berlin Official Website: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  3. ^ "Sleaze Mag: Artikel über das Festival 2016". Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  4. ^ "Berliner Zeitung: Note about the Festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  5. ^ "Bieler Tagblatt: Article about a music-video that won an award at the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  6. ^ "Exberliner Magazine Official Website: Article about the Festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  7. ^ "Nu - Official Website: Article about "Silent One" winning at the Festival. (Dutch)". Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  8. ^ "Berlin Independent Film Festival Official Website: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  9. ^ "Filmuniversität Babelsberg: Official Website for the film "You Missed Sonja"". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  10. ^ "Independent.co.uk: Article about the film". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  11. ^ "Jail Caesar: Official Website. The film was screened under its alternate title "String Caesar" at Berlin Independent Film Festival". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  12. ^ "Bieler Tagblatt: Article about a music-video that won an award at the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  13. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter: Article about Newlyweeds". Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  14. ^ "Article about the screening event". Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  15. ^ "Article about the film being nominated for a Nika award". Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  16. ^ "Лауреаты за 2015". kino-nika.com (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  17. ^ "www.berlin.de - Article about the festival. Original quote in German: "Neben einem breiten Spektrum an Indie-Filmen, entwickelt sich das Berlin Independent Film Festival zu einem wichtigen Geschäftsknotenpunkt für die Low-Budget-Filmindustrie."". Retrieved 2015-01-13..
  18. ^ "Kaltblut-Magazin: article about the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-13..
  19. ^ "Exberliner-Magazin: article about the festival". Retrieved 2015-01-13..

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