May 2, 2013
April 30, 2013
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April 15, 2013
Official poster designed by Marion Habringer.
April 8, 2013
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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 AUSTRIA
Welcome to the 8th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin!
This year we have a rare and special treat for you. After last year's focus on contemporary films from the Middle East, we decided to take a completely different direction with our program in 2013. This year be ready to explore the exciting Austrian avant-garde film scene of the past forty years with us!
Two short film programs and three feature length fiction films will push the term queer out of it's "umbrella term comfort zone", and turn our common view on Queer Cinema upside down. These transgressive works question aesthetic and narrative conventions, reject moral duality, and prove how politically infiltrating form and aesthetics can be on content.
On Friday May 31st, we kick off with our traditional German and International Shorts program. Fast paced music videos and animated works, intimate portraits as well as grotesque comedy stories will light up the screens of Moviemento that night. Be prepared for a fun visual rollercoaster ride!
On Saturday June 1st, we are proud to present to you the first time ever Berlin screening of the short films of Avery Willard, the almost forgotten film artist and pornographer from New York from then 1960s.
In its 3rd year since it?s birth, The Lolly Award is presented by a special Jury in the following categories:
Best XPOSED Short Film
Best German Short Film
Best International Short Film
The Audience LOLLY AWARD for the Best Feature Film.
Born in 1964 in Berlin Neuk?lln, she curates and organises the PornFilmFestival Berlin and since 2012 has been the Director of Special Media SDL in Berlin.
Born in Istanbul 1984, he is currently based in Berlin, where he works as an artist and a curator. He writes regularly on film and other arts for the Armenian & Turkish weekly newspaper Agos.
Since 2006 Ena Lind is a fixture of the Berlin Scene. She DJs in cities like New York, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Z?rich, Br?ssel, Istanbul, Rom and many more. She also serves as the publisher of the "Bend Over Magazines".
The 2012 Lolly Awards were presented at the Eiszeit Kino on Friday the 22 June, 2012
We were very happy to award the following films in the following categories:
Chen Shumowitz, Israel, 12', 2011
The jury had a hard time deciding which film should win this prize. In the end it was given to a film that had strong characters portraying a very real, yet harrowing Rcoming out? experience. Each character presented a new perspective from which to view the protagonists stand point and served a purpose in the meaning of the overall story. It shows that the roles of family members are so deeply imbedded in the psyche and that those tiescannot be shaken. The most striking moment of this film is the loaded ending that finished with a complicated scene told through the simplicity of silence.
Jan Soldat, Germany, 9', 2012
The Best German Film was chosen for by the jury for its candid and honest look at age and sexuality from an intimate yet observational perspective. The audience were invited into a comfortable world created between the Director and his protagonists; this atmosphere gave the film its special shine. The audience were therefore privvi to a playful romp in the home of two high spirited men who had the courage and humour to simply be themselves.
Jonathan Pope Evans, US, 13', 2012
The jury members all warmed towards a film that chose a macabre aesthetic to present a serious theme that held it's moral ambiguity. From the very beginning, the film draws the viewer into its atmospheric world of haunting imagery. His strong lead character was completely convincing in a world that contained only a slight glimmer of innocence amongst the terror of his reality.
Fadi Hindash, Belgien, 70', 2009,
Fadi Hindash confronts the contemporary generation of 'westernized' Arabs in Dubai with a taboo. What happens when you reveal your sexual orientation to those 'modern' Arabs? Not quite the Taliban is a documentary about one man's frustration with his generation of young "modern" Arabs who appear Western, but are more conservative than the traditional Arabs. While there are many films about hypocrisy in the Middle East made by Western filmmakers, Not Quite the Taliban is the first to be made by an Arab who has put himself on the line by speaking up about the taboos.
All film programs
7 €, reduced price 6 €.
Special offer: purchase 5 tickets for 5 €!
Tickets can be purchased at Moviemento Berlin or Online at www.moviemento.de
Opening Night Party & Screening at Mindpirates
(Free entry for ticket holders to the XPOSED Opening Night Program)
Lolly Awards Closing Party & Screening at Südblock:
(3 € for ticket holders from all Saturday screenings) Remember, present your Ticket from an XPOSED Program to the team at Südblock and receive a free coffee at the XPOSED Südblock daily hangout.
The XPOSED Tombola extravaganza, that we love to offer through out the duration of the festival, is to be drawn at the Lolly Awards on the 1st of June.
Be in it to win it! All you need to do is purchase a ticket for 1 € and you go straight into the draw to win a basket load full of extraordinary ticks and treats! The tombola is overflowing with loads of candy, DVDs, mugs, t-shirts and much much more!
Opening Night Open Air Screening and Party
Schlesische Strasse 38, 3HH 10997 Berlin
Kottbusser Damm 22 ubhf - Schönleinstr. U8
Closing Night Open Air Screening, Lolly Awards and Closing Party
XPOSED TEAM 2013
Michael Stuetz - Festival Director
Bartholomew Sammut - Festival Director/ Founder
Anna Wenzel - Production Manager
Toby Ashraf - Text Editor
Paolo Giannini - Jury Coordinator
Sam Burt - Marketing & Press Coordinator
Marion Habringer - Artistic Designer
Ric Pettit - Web Designer
Aaron Sammut - Graphic Designer
Sasha Matteucci - Lolly Award Designer
Christoph Scheermann - Festival Photographer
Adam Zwi - Festival Assistant
Andreea Mihaila - Festival Assistant
Sara Niedorf - Festival Assistant
Georg Locher, Maria Simma, Nicole Stecker, Barbara Reumüller at Identities, Isabelle Piechaczyk, Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Mabel Aschenneller, Wieland Speck, Nora Molitor at Arsenal, Amanda Hammett & Cary Kehayan at Isoaw Film, Melissa van der Schoor at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Iris Praefke, Frances Hill & the Team at Moviemento, Nora Colie & the Team at Mindpirates, Tülin Duman, Dennis Kuhlow & the Team at Südblock. Jürgen Paster Marketing, Paz Lazaro, Manuela Kugler-Knape, Jan Noll, Andreas Scholz, Martin Koschnick, Alexander Mello at the div.a festival, Joachim Post, Katja Briesemeister, Joey Hansom, Valentin Plessy, Ena Lind, Rosebutt, Pop:sch, Camp-Fire and of course all of the Filmmakers!!!