2024 | Berlinale Goes Kiez
Celebrating Neighbourhood Cinemas
Hardly any other city has as many arthouse cinemas as Berlin does. In their diversity, they provide a unique bounty of film programming and a wide range of events treating film-cultural and socio-political subject matter. The individual cinemas are also as different from one another as their programmes are. As spaces for community and discourse, they not only serve as special meeting places for film lovers – they also make a significant contribution to a better understanding and empathetic coexistence.
For this reason, Berlinale Goes Kiez is once again directing attention to local cinemas during the upcoming Berlinale. Together with its audience, the festival would like to celebrate film and the cinema in particular, while also paying tribute to the valuable work that arthouse theatres perform. True to the established formula, from February 17 to 23 the little red carpet will be making its way from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, and even to the outskirts of the city.
Special Event at JVA-Plötzensee Correctional Facility
In 2018, the special series Berlinale Goes Kiez was expanded to include the presentation of a Berlinale film in a Berlin prison. Following the positive experiences of the past years, this cooperation will also be continued in 2024. This joint effort allows Berlinale Goes Kiez in a special manner to fulfil its mission of deconstructing barriers and enabling cultural participation.
Details on the full programme of Berlinale Goes Kiez as well as admission requirements for the special event at the correctional facility will be announced in a further press release on February 6.
In short video portraits Andrea Stosiek (City Kino Wedding, 17.2.), Caro Huder (Neue Kammerspiele, 18.2.), Manuel Godehardt (Kino Zukunft, 19.2.), Iris Praefke (Kino Toni, 20.2.), Chirus Guder (Babylon Kreuzberg, 21.2.), Can Sungu and Malve Lippmann (Sinema Transtopia, 22.2.) and Karlheinz Opitz (Cosima Filmtheater, 23.2.) invite viewers to come and get to know their venues.
|Berlinale Goes Kiez is supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.