20 Berlin film festivals come together for a joint program to celebrate for a whole a day and a whole night:
around 100 films, bands, DJs and streetfood.
Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival) is represented with 2 programs:
5:25 pm | Kino 3: New Years Eve on the island of Biševo (documentary, 30min)
9:15 pm | Kino 3: Adult Shorts (8 short films, 47min)
5th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals
Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 3 pm
Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Laskerstr. 5, 10245 Berlin
Admission: 12 €, reduced 8 €, free until 4 pm
More Info: festiwelt-berlin.de/5-lange-nacht-der-filmfestivals
5:25 pm | Kino 3:
NA DOBRO VAM SALVESTROVO / NEW YEARS EVE ON THE ISLAND OF BIŠEVO
Davor Borić | Documentary | 30min | 2014 | HR | OmeU
Offshore island Bisevo is not as far away as it seems. It is in the heart of Komizans and Bišovjora living in Komiža, on the feast of St. Salvestra, Dec. 31, that together with a number of visitors on Biševo, the inhabitants celebrate Mass in a way unlike anywhere else; they bless the houses and burn wood and other leaky old things. This documentary takes us to an island, which is, according to one of its few inhabitants, always alive, through summer and winter, it adapts to the seasons whilst withholding its traditions.
9:15 pm | Kino 3:
8 international short films | 47min
HOME CARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Viktor Hertz | Black Comedy | 1min | 2016 | SE | OV
A dystopian look into the future of home help service.
ES BLINKT SO SCHÖN / IT SHINES SO NICELY
Ekin Tutan, Lydia Meyer | Documentary | 10min | 2013 | DE, TR | OmeU
An emotional look at the similarities between Berlin and Istanbul at Christmas time.
WHILST THE WORLD SLEEPS
John Pank | Thriller | 8min | 2015 | UK | OV
We spend our time earning money, to then spend money on materialistic possessions, in order to bring happiness to ourselves or those around us. Yet we bear no thought to those whom have suffered to bring us that happiness.
DO YOU LIKE MY DECORATIONS?
Ross Bollinger | Animation | 2min | 2013 | US | OV
A creepy Christmas tree entices a fellow tree with his festive decorations.
Layke Anderson | Drama | 12min | 2016 | UK | OV
A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop.
WARUM MAG JEDER WEIHNACHTEN! / WHY EVERYBODY LIKES CHRISTMAS!
Stefan Vogt | Animation | 1min | 2014 | DE | OV
Everybody knows that Christmas is so widely loved. But just why we all like it so much will be explained by the scientist in this film.
Marinah Janello | Experimental film | 5min | 2016 | US | OV
Krampus seeks revenge on a girl who has been spying on him in the woods and haunts children at a church service.
IT’S A BOY
Scott Woodburn | Horror comedy | 8min | 2016 | US | OV
A man struggles with his infertility and overdoses on sperm enhancement pills.
The 20 festivals of the 5th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals:
11mm – Fussballfilmfestival + achtung berlin – new berlin film award + AFRIKAMERA + Alfilm – Arab Film Festival Berlin + Around the World in 14 Films + Cinebrasil + Filmfestival ContraVision + Down Under Berlin + Französische Filmwoche Berlin + Genrenale + interfilm Berlin + Kiezkieken Festivalteam + KUKI Festival + One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival + Russische Filmwoche Berlin + Shebeen Flick + Spanisches Filmfest Berlin + Uranium Film Festival – Das Filmfest des atomaren Zeitalters in Berlin. + Webfest Berlin 2017 + Weihnachtsfilmfestival + The Xposed International Queer Film Festival + ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster/Berlin