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The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge

  • Location:
    Meinblau, Pfefferberg, Schönhauser Allee 176, Berlin, Berlin, 10119, DE

year's 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge has
attracted an outstanding number of international artists and
filmmakers to come to Berlin, to be personally present and to
introduce their programme or show their art. The media art festival,
organized by Berlin artists, will again present not just a selection
of this year's best submissions, but exhibit a large number of
curated programmes on specific topics selected by German and
international guest curators. Directors Lounge features three main
programmes every day, together with live music events, DJ's and a
loop programme at the lounge bar. The lounge invites for meetings and
discussions, or just a cool chill-out.
Directors Lounge
as an initiative of artists encompasses monthly screenings,
exhibitions and art events for several years now. And, the festival
in February that features a wide and international spectrum of
experimental works, documentary films and art works, mostly focussing
on the short form. This all happens in a relaxed ambience, in the
mode of an open house, a meeting-point during Berlinale and the idea
of a lounge that has become much more than an insider's tip in the
Berlin art scene.
Beginning with Febr. 10th
over the period of ten days, and starting at 6 pm, Directors Lounge
features a daily programme of specials at Meinblau on Pfefferberg in
Berlin-Mitte, the heart of Berlin. Highlights include composer Michael
Nyman, who will personally present his film work;
Jean-Gabriel Périot, one of the most important exponents of French experimental film; the Collectif Jeune Cinéma; Alexei Dmitriev (St. Petersburg), shooting star of the international curator scene; Berlin gallerist Fridey Mickel; Kika Nicolela (Brazil); Klaus W. Eisenlohrs “Urban Research”; the Zebra Poetry Film Festival and films by artists of the Myriam Blundell Project (London), to name only a few. Following a good old tradition of Directors Lounge's curators, the program will be out just shortly before the start of the festival. Check it out here: www.directorslounge.net
Meinblau, Pfefferberg
Christinenstr. 18 | Schönhauser Allee 176
U Senefelder Platz
10119 Berlin Mitte
from 6 pm - open end
Opening Party: Thurs, 10th, 8 pm
no admission fee for all screenings