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, Austria & The Noridc Countries.
X marks the spot, and that spot this year is the spot has travelled back to Australia. Stay tuned for the RETURN TO OZ program!
Trailers from previous XPOSED Festivals:
The Program for the 10th edition of XPOSED to be announced on 4th May, 2015
The Lolly Awards Jury to be announced on 4th May, 2015.
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. U8
XPOSED TEAM 2015
Complete team to be announced on 4th May 2015
Michael Stütz - Festival Director
Bartholomew Sammut - Festival Director/ Founder
Paula Alamillo - Naughty Room Programmer
Marion Habringer - Artistic Designerc
Ric Pettit - Website Designer
Aaron Sammut - Graphic Designer
Felipe Teram - Marketing & Press Coordinator
Masa Zia Lenárdic - Jury & Festival Coordinator
André Kirchner - Event Coordinator
Merle Groneweg - Print & Web Coordinator
Christoph Scheermann - Festival Photographer
Tristan Boisvert - Naughty Room Designer