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:
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!
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!
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 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 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 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.
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
(With Opening Cinema Ticket - 3 €)
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!
Kottbusser Damm 22
ubhf - Schönleinstr.
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
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!