Boddinale

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Boddinale is an international Film Festival for Berlin-based directors that takes place every year starting on the second Thursday of February.[1]

The Festival is eleven days long, with the last day dedicated to an awards ceremony and re-screening of the winning films. Defined as a community festival,[2] Boddinale has no admission fees and take place in three art bars with several screens presenting the program simultaneously in Boddinstrasse, a street in Neukolln, Berlin, Germany.

Since its first edition in 2013 Boddinale has been defined by local media as "the unofficial little sister of the Berlinale"[3] or "the other Berlinale", in reference to the Berlin International Film Festival.[4]

The Festival was established by the art director Gianluca Baccanico as part of the program of Loophole ArtSpace, a venue for independent artists where the Festival. Since 2019 Boddinale moved its location at the historic building of the Flutgraben e.V.[5]

Awards[edit]

Boddinale presents works from artists that are living in Berlin in five different categories: Feature, Documentary, Short, Animation, Music Video. All the directors are present for a question and answer session after their screening.[4]

A permanent jury board selects a winner for each category that is announced on the last Sunday of the Festival, after the ceremony the awarded movies are screened for a second time to close the Festival. Since the first edition the Winners are hosted for a night in April at Moviemento, the oldest active cinema in Germany.

Jury[edit]

The Jury of Boddinale is permanent and is composed of Nele Fritzsche, Michael Lederer, Sven Loose, Carla Molino, Lorenzo Musiu, Magnus Reed, Franziska Rummel

Winners[edit]

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2013[edit]

  • Best Feature - Anna Pavlova Lives in Berlin by Theo Solnik
  • Best Short - Vermin by Adi Gelbart
  • Loophole Award - Poor, Dumb, Young and White by R. K. Fielden
  • Special Mention of the Jury - So Glad I did by Helena Giuffrid

2014[edit]

  • Best Feature - For a lot of euros more by Alberto Nikakis
  • Best Short - Das Meer im Fernseher by Dimitri Tsvetkov
  • Best Animation - DonPlusUltra, Im Bann des Doktor Fiese by Marcus Grysczok
  • Special Mention of the Jury - Santoor by Deborah Philips
  • Community Award - Hinterm Ostbahhof by Lenka Ritschny
  • Loophole Award - Thanks God Is Friday by Jan Beddegenoodts

2015[edit]

  • Best Feature - Jerusalem for Cowards by Dalia Castel and Orit Nahmias
  • Best Short - Kathedralen by Konrad Kästner
  • Community Award - Kaptn Oskar by Tom Lass
  • Loophole Award - Pawnshop Santa by Mary Ocher
  • Special Mention of the Jury - Tiger der Series by Murat Ünal
  • Special Mention of the Loophole - Berlin Spricht Wände by Markus Muthig
  • Independent Life Award to Barbara Rosenthal

2016[edit]

  • Best Feature - Buschow by Rosa Friedrich
  • Best Documentary - I spy with my little eye by Vivien Hartmann
  • Best Short - Murmel by Niels Kurvin, Anton Hempel
  • Best Animation - Lucky Strikes back by André Kirchner
  • Loophole Award - Berlin way of love by Salama Marine, Matthieu Do
  • Community Award - Jargo by Maria Solrun

2017[edit]

  • Best Feature - "Zwei soldaten" by Paul Hoffmann
  • Best Documentary - "Valentina" by Maximilian Feldmann
  • Best Short - "The wind" by Johan Planefeldt
  • Best Music/Animation - "Hainbach - Miasmatic" by Nani Gutierrez
  • Best Music/Animation - "Gelbart - The big sleep" by Adi Gelbart
  • Loophole Award - Keiner findet sich Orangensaft" by Hannah Schopf
  • Community Award - "Yalla Khartoum" by Andreas Lamoth & Frederic Leitzke

2018[edit]

  • Best Feature - "Nur ein tag in Berlin" by Malte Wirtz
  • Best Documentary - "Of huge and small" by Artem Funk
  • Best Short - "Hostel" by Daniel Popat
  • Best Music Video - "ANDHIM - Mond" by Niklas Coskan
  • Best Animation - "Compartments" by Daniella Koffler and Uli Seis
  • Urban Spree Award - "Dust" by Deepak Tolange
  • Community Award - "Hollywoodturke" by Murat Ünal

2019[edit]

  • Best Feature Tie - "Deckname Jenny" by Samira Fansa
  • Best Feature Tie - "Reise nach Jerusalem" by Lucia Chiarla
  • Best Documentary - "Anderswo" by Adrian Figueroa
  • Best Short - "Sulla soglia" by Riccardo Festa
  • Best Music Video - "Lila von Grau" by Julia Grauberger
  • Flutgraben Award - "Le Viol du Router" by Juliette Chenais De Busscher

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berlin, Official Website. "Boddinale Filmfestival". berlin.de. Berlin. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ d, d. "Von der Community für Neukölln". berliner-filmfestivals.de (in German). Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ Flux, FM. "Patrick Richardt, die Boddinale & eine 7"-Ausstellung". Flux FM. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b Mewes, Sarah. "The Other Berlinale". handelsblatt.com. Handelsblatt. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ Krone, Tobias. "Filme aus Boddiwood". taz.de. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  6. ^ "archive". Boddinale. Retrieved 23 May 2016.

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