Festival 2017

Berlin Independent Film Festival
8th Annual February 8, 2015 to February 15, 2017

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The BIFF team is running another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from February 9-15, 2017 at one of Berlin’s favourite independent cinemas, the Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178.

The Facebook page with film trailers and info is here

All tickets can be purchased at the Babylon box office from 5pm daily and online. All tickets are subject to limited availability:

http://babylonberlin.de/biff.htm

http://www.babylonberlin.de/ticketonline.htm

NOTE: Box office ticket sales issued on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS including festival passes ie. free entry for participant filmmakers. If the session is sold out, there are simply no more tickets available.

Printable BIFF 2017 flyer in PDF format: flyerA5-BIFF2017

 

SCHEDULE BIFF 2017

Wednesday Feb 8

Opening Night Party: 21:00 til late

at A.G. Foundation aka Griffin Bar
Invalidenstr 151 Berlin 10115
www.griffinbar.de
DJ Task spins jazz

Thursday Feb 9

Shorts Block 1: (starts 18:00) (75m)
Dirt by Paul Emmerich
Imperative Shift – Fukushima by Yoko Kubota
Imaginary Novels Volume 1 by Nancy Gifford
MetalMonkey by Robert Fuhrmann
The Land of Nod by Ivan Ramin Radnik
Kessi Blue by Jasmin Marsters
Roxy by Fabien Colas

Shorts Block 2: (starts 20:00) (75m)
In Everyone’s Eyes by Lloyd Frost
Love, Nature by Sophia Glänzer
A Beautiful Mess by Shahir Zag
Bar à Vin by Dmitrijs Fjodorovs
Berning Love by The George Washington University Documentary Center – Graduate students
Mister Mex – Mama by Julian Spillner
Love by Nicolai Tegeler
Station Mythah by Sahba Keihani

Feature Film: (starts 22:00)
The Uncertainty Has Settled by Marijn Poels
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DOCUMENTARY: A time off in the Austrian mountains brings professional documentary maker and journalist, Marijn Poels to the roots of our culture: Agriculture and its perspective in modern times. The change from farmers to effective energy companies raise questions. The science of climate change has now become a matter of incontrovertible world politics. Are we doing the right thing? An unexpected journey. World Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: www.theuncertaintyhassettled.de

Friday Feb 10

Shorts Block 3: (starts 18:00) (75m)
Lost Angel Less by Kantarama Gahigiri
Red* by Branko Tomovic
The Bridge by Cindy Iodice
Girl, Wavering* by Noriko Yuasa

More or Less Related Incidents in Recent History by Ira Schneider

Shorts Block 4: (starts 20:00) (75m)
Perfect Love by Darius Etemadieh
Fever by Jason Snell
Kiss of Death by Timothy Collins, Jillian Kibler
The Drover’s Boy by Margaret McHugh
Oaks & Willows by Tatjana Green, Nazar Melconian
Thousand Masks by Kimiko Otaka
You Don’t Disturb Me by Melanie Langpap

Feature Film: (starts 22:00)
Why Siegfried Teitelbaum Had to Die by Axel Steinmüller
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COMEDY-THRILLER: Who was Siegfried Teitelbaum and why did he have to die? Did he even exist? Was Hitman Stefán, who barely survived a shot in the head, involved in the Teitelbaum-case? World Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www:  http://siegfried-teitelbaum.de

Saturday Feb 11

Feature Film: (starts 18:00)
Seat in Shadow* by Henry Coombes
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DRAMA: Albert is an eccentric, aging painter doubling as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist. When Albert’s friend asks him to counsel her lethargic grandson Ben, whose ongoing boyfriend problems are rapidly fueling an already deep depression, their subsequent therapy sessions reveal as much about Albert as they do about the troubled young man. International Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: https://www.facebook.com/seatinshadow/

Shorts Block 5: (starts 20:00) (75m)
Der Weg Zurück by Jörg Wohnsiedler
Trinity of Decay* by James Quinn
Analogie by Lukas Kunzmann
Krampus by Christof Pilsl
Bad Habits by Emilios Avraam

Feature Film: (starts 22:00)
Timeless by Alexander Tuschinski
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SCI FI: One day in 1932, Arnold Richter disappears, only to re-appear moments later in a totalitarian future. A film about time-travel, girls, art and revolution, exposing the nature of power in a wild mix of genres and style. German Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: http://www.alexander-tuschinski.de/films.html

Sunday Feb 12

Feature Film: (starts 18:00) Tickets: Euro 9.- in 500 person capacity Kino Eins of the Babylon

The Uncertainty Has Settled by Marijn Poels
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DOCUMENTARY: A time off in the Austrian mountains brings professional documentary maker and journalist, Marijn Poels to the roots of our culture: Agriculture and its perspective in modern times. The change from farmers to effective energy companies raise questions. The science of climate change has now become a matter of incontrovertible world politics. Are we doing the right thing? An unexpected journey. World Premiere at BIFF 2017. Avant-Première audience reactions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3O6Bb7lo6Y
Film www: www.theuncertaintyhassettled.de

Tuesday Feb 14

Feature Film: (starts 18:00)
Jasmine by Dax Phelan
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THRILLER: On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s unsolved murder, a grieving husband (Jason Tobin, “Better Luck Tomorrow”) becomes obsessed with a mysterious interloper (Byron Mann, “The Big Short,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”) who he believes is responsible for her death. Co-starring Eugenia Yuan (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” “Revenge of the Green Dragons”) and Sarah Lian (“Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong”). German Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: https://www.facebook.com/jasminehelovedher/

Shorts Block 6: (starts 20:00) (75m)
Rebecka, Portrait of a Mother by Federico Cafaro
Kid Gloves by Julia Hart
Krump by Johannes Ziegler
Twin Stars by Mehmet Tığlı
West Side Swordy by Dan Liu

Feature Film: (starts 22:00)
To Keep The Light by Erica Fae
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DRAMA: Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work – and her sanity – as she cares for her sick husband in 19th century Maine.  When a mysterious stranger washes up on shore, secrets buried in deep waters come to light, and she is forced to confront both her past and her future. Berlin Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: www.tokeepthelight.com

Wednesday Feb 15

Horror Shorts Block 7: (starts 18:00) (75m)
Blight* by Brian Deane
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You* by Johannes Kizler, Nik Sentenza
Evil Rising* by Savion Smith
Foxglove* by Brian Deane
Metamorphosis* by Elaine Xia
The Call of Charlie* by Nick Spooner

Shorts Block 8: (starts 20:00) (75m)
The King by Frederic Casella
More or Less Related Incidents in Recent History by Ira Schneider
Shattered by Arne Kasten
Smart by Ian Wood

Feature Film: (starts 22:00)
Virtual Revolution by Guy-Roger Duvert
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SCI-FI: 2047, Neo Paris. 75% of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds where they can live all their fantasies, not caring about reality anymore. Nash, a private hitman working for a multinational company behind some of these virtual worlds, tracks down and eliminates terrorists who threaten the system. Berlin Premiere at BIFF 2017.
Film www: http://www.facebook.com/virtualrevolutionthemovie

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The management reserve the right to amend the programme at short notice

* Mature audiences only

Printable BIFF 2017 flyer in PDF format: flyerA5-BIFF2017

http://babylonberlin.de/biff.htm

 

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