29 May -
1 June 2014
Berlin

News

June 4, 2014

2014 LOLLY AWARDS

Special Mention for Best Xplicit Short Film

We were impressed by this film's dynamic editing, the currency of its concept, and its synthesis of form and content. A frenetic compilation of 5000 still images of naked, posing male bodies, this film illustrates the way in which we form our virtual reality and create and sell fantasy through pictures. Our Special Mention goes to Pix, directed by Antonio da Silva.



Lolly for Best Xplicit Short Film

This film pushes boundaries with its transgressive and unabashed presentation of non-normative bodies. For bringing new images to the pornographic screen with an aesthetic and bold eye, the Xplicit Award goes to Want Some Oranges, directed by Goodyn Green.

Special Mention for Best International Short Film

Through its playful approach to narrative and uniquely absurdist humor, this film demonstrates the power of imagination and subjectivity to break through structures and mechanisms of oppression. Formally and aesthetically impressive and boldly queer, Legs Out, directed by Claudia Priscilla, receives an Honorable Mention.

Lolly for Best International Short Film

Fearlessly confronting timely political questions and ethical quandaries, this film drew us in immediately and kept us riveted throughout. Its refusal to pick a villain or compare oppressions, but rather to portray a struggle in which both sides are victims of the system, impressed and challenged us. We are pleased to award the Lolly for Best International Short to Hatch, directed by Christoph Kuschnig.

Lolly for Best German Short Film

This film stood out for its literary quality, attention to detail, sense of humor, and innovative approach to storytelling. The filmmaker demonstrates that the personal is truly political as he brings his unique history and that of another queer migrant together to bring a multi-layered narrative into a greater transnational queer politics. We are pleased to award the Lolly for Best German Short to Off White Tulips, directed by Aykan Safoglu.



Special Mention for the Lolly for Best XPOSED Short Film

This film impressed us all as a powerful use of the cinematic medium, delivering its message with immediacy and impact, and never succumbing to overdramatization. Its sterile aesthetics and subtlety speak clearly and vividly, without the aid of dialogue or music. Though we recognize that it can be problematic for a Western filmmaker to present the queer political issues of a different cultural context, we felt that this film does so with sensitivity and consideration, without finger-pointing or paternalistic judgment. The Special Mention goes to On Suffocation, directed by Jenifer Malmqvist.



Lolly for Best XPOSED Short Film:

This raw and honest film stood out for its potent dialogue and brave acting, demonstrating that violence just as often lies in language as in gesture. Through its portrayal of power dynamics, human connections born out of attraction and curiosity and inhibited by fear, this film leaves both parties exposed and challenges the viewer throughout. We are pleased to present the Lolly for Best Xposed Short to Undress Me, directed by Victor Lindgren.



June 3, 2014

And that is a wrap! Thank you everyone who came, worked and or supported the 9th XPOSED! More pictures, winners and fun photo call shots to come! XXX your XPOSED team!



June 1, 2014

To bring the 9th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival to a close, come watch a Gunvor Nelson retrospective, Nordic Shorts #3 program and the Berlin Premier of "Les recontres d'après minuit (You and the Night)"



May 30, 2014

Xposed Day 2
Tickets are selling fast for today's sessions! Be sure to avoid the line up and potential disappointment by pre-purchasing your ticket via the Moviemento website - www.moviemento.de We look forward to another great day of sharing these fantastic Queer Films with you all!



May 29, 2014

XPOSED OPENS TONIGHT!
The Lovely XPOSED Team looks forward to welcoming you!





May 5, 2014



May 2, 2014

The 9th XPOSED International Film Festival Berlin Program is NOW ONLINE!

April 17, 2014

We are happy to share with you the amazing Artwork for The 9th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin. Designed by Marion Habringer.



April 10, 2014

In its 9th year, The XPOSED International Queer Film Festival is dedicating its focus to films from the Nordic countries. Numerous diverse works from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been selected and will be unleashed from May 29th until June 1st upon the Berlin audience.

The program's main focus includes 3 feature length films, 3 short film programs, as well as a homage to Swedish experimental filmmaker Gunvor Nelson. In doing so the festival program ranges thematically from the (not so) classical Scandinavian 'Coming of age' tale to the prominently featured feminist experimental works, which have already coined the Austrian focus in the previous year.

The German and International shorts program will traditionally screen within our framework program, which for the first time will be supplemented by two feature length music documentaries from Germany and Austria on Friday night. Last but not least, the XPOSED team is very excited to be able to present the Berlin premiere of Yann Gonzalez extravagant „Les Recontres d'apres minuit“, which had its world premiere last year at the Cannes Film Festival.

About

It's about eXposure and eXposing. It's about fun, it's about Berlin and the rest of the Queer World!

The XPOSED international queer short film festival Berlin was created to screen award winning Australian Queer short films to an international audience, however as the festival grew so did it's outlook, not only did we want to create International exposure for Australian Queer Film, but also to Queer Films from other regions as well.

The best way to shine a light on Queer life in another land is to mark it with a giant X and open peoples eyes to it, therefore, the festival grew into it's new focus. Every year we would dedicate to a specific region around the world and bring queer stories from these lands to an International audience in Berlin. Not only have we XPOSED Queer Australian short films, but also short films from Canada, Korea, Turkey, Germany, Spain & The Middle East!

X marks the spot, and that spot this year is the Nordic Countries

Trailers from previous XPOSED Festivals:

Program

For our 9th edition of XPOSED we took the next step forward and extended the festival for the first time to four days. This move granted us more freedom in the curating process and so we decided to focus on films from the Nordic countries. Thematically, the program seeks to challenge normative perspectives with a rich and diverse selection of queer cinema and video art produced in the Nordic regions in recent years. From classical coming-of-age tales to explicit experimental works, the festival program spans a wide and transgressive range of content and form.

As part of our Nordic focus, we are very excited to be able to pay homage to Swedish pioneer filmmaker Gunvor Nelson. Her gender critical, surrealistic works constantly refuse logical narratives and also never fail to display her keen sense of humour. Expect an intoxicating mix of images that will leave you cheerfully confused and enlightened at the same time.

Furthermore, we were also able to expand our framework program this year. Besides the popular German and International Short Film programs, we will have two intimate Film Talks in the Moviemento Lounge as well as two music documentaries on Friday night to kick off the weekend in a proper way. Last but not least, we will present the Berlin premiere of our Closing Night Film "Les Rencontres d'après minuit" by Yann Gonzalez with a score composed by M83. Fasten your seatbelts kings, queens and queers; this is going to be a stunning ride!

May 29

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June 1

Lolly Awards

June 1 / 21:30 / Moviemento Lounge

In it's fourth year, the Lolly Awards will be presented by a special Jury in the Moviemento Lounge in the following categories:

Best XPOSED Short Film
Best GERMAN Short Film
Best INTERNATIONAL Short Film
The Audience Choice Lolly Award!

XPOSED JURY 2014

Kai Stänicke



Kai is a filmmaker from Berlin. His shorts and music videos were shown at festivals all over the world (Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Jakarta) and received numerous awards.

Bard Ydén



Bard is the Festival Director and Director of Programming of Oslo's Skeive Filmer Film Festival, now in its 24th year. He joined the festival in 2003 and has been the driving force since 2007, putting the festival on the map amongst some of today's most renowned LGBTQ-themed film festivals.

Susanne Sachsse



Susanne Sachsse is an actress that gained extensive experience within different renowned stages across the country, before becoming a regular member of the Berliner Ensemble. There she worked with the likes of Heiner M?ller, Robert Wilson and Einar Schleef. Since the year 2000 Sachsse works as a freelance artist and in 2001 she co-founded the artist collective CHEAP. She has been a frequent collaborator with Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce and American performance artist Vaginal Davis. She starred in LaBruces last work Pierrot Lunaire, for which she also recorded the composition of the same title together with a chamber orchestra.

Ingrid Ryberg



Ingrid Ryberg is a cinema scholar at Stockholm University and University of Gothenburg. She completed her Ph.D. thesis Imagining Safe Space: The Politics of Queer, Feminist and Lesbian Pornography in 2012 and is currently researching feminist and queer film cultures in the Nordic countries in the 1970s and 80s. She is the director of the documentary Dragkingdom of Sweden (together with ?sa Ekman, 2002) and participated in Dirty Diaries: Twelve Shorts of Feminist Porn (Mia Engberg, 2009) with the short Phone Fuck.

To view last year's Lolly Awards, please click here.

Tickets & Venues

Tickets

All film programs

8 €, Student 7 €
Special offer: purchase 5 tickets for 25 € each!
Tickets can be purchased at Moviemento Berlin or Online at www.moviemento.de

Opening Night Screening and Party Tickets @ Südblock

6 €
(With Opening Cinema Ticket - 3 €)

XPOSED Tombola

The XPOSED Tombola extravaganza, that we love to offer through the duration of the festival, will be drawn on the 1st of June during the Lolly Awards presentation in the Moviemento Lounge at 9.30pm. BE in it to win it! All you need to do is to purchase a ticket for 1 euro and you are automatically in the draw to win a basket full of extraordinary tricks and treats!

Venues

Moviemento Cinema

Kottbusser Damm 22 ubhf - Schönleinstr. U8
www.moviemento.de

Südblock



Admiralstraße 1-2
10999 Berlin
www.suedblock.org

Archives

Click on the images below to get into the programs for the past festivals.

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Contact

General Enquiries

XPOSED TEAM 2014

Michael Stütz - Festival Director
Bartholomew Sammut - Festival Director/ Founder
Marion Habringer - Artistic Designerc
Ric Pettit - Website Designer
Aaron Sammut - Graphic Designer
Alexander Lehnert - Marketing & Press Coordinator
Sara Neidorf - Jury Coordinator & Festival Assistant
André Kirchner - Event Manager
Mara Klein - Print & Web Coordinator
Sasha Matteucci - Lolly Award Designer
Christoph Scheermann - Festival Photographer
Toby Ashraf - Moderator
Masa Zia Lenardic - Cinema & Event Operations
Colin Guillaume - Cinema & Event Operations

XPOSED Thanks:

Programming advisors:
Ingrid Ryberg and Anna Linder from Queer Moving Images
Bard Yden and the Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Ellen Diamantouli and the Mix Copenhagen Film Festival

as well as:

Schwedische Botschafft, Norwegische Botschaft, Sariko Wandschneider @ Plakat Kultur, Julia Michaelsen and the Team at Our Berlin Vodka, J?rgen Br?ning @ Porn Film Festival Berlin, Maren Kroymen @ M-Appeal, Marit Ostberg, J. Jackie Baier, Susanne Sachsse, Kaey Sichtsbuch, Mabel Aschenneller, Wieland Speck, Paz Lazaro, Iris Praefke & The Team at Moviemento, T?lin Duman, Dennis Kuhlow and the Team at S?dblock, Manuela Kay, Manuela Kugler-Knape, Jan Noll, Andreas Scholz, Karin Schupp, Berlin Pride Week, Walter Crasshole, The ExBerliner Team, The Berliner Filmfestivals Team, Matthias Groll and everyone in the Festiwelt Community, Valentin Plessy, Louis Schneider, Anna-Karin Larsson @ Film Form, Sturle & Sjur Dagsland, Marjo Pipinen, Ma?lle Guenegues @ Cat&Docs, Christof Wehmeier @ The Icelandic Film Centre, Heather Millard @ Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival and of course all of the Filmmakers who let us view their films!