Festival Report by Lindsay R. Bellinger

Lindsay R. Bellinger from filmfestivals.com has attended the entire Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival) 2018 and gives with her festival report detailed insights into the colourful programmes and their makers. We are really thankful for those kind words!


Interview with Weihnachtsfilmfestival’s André Kirchner – Berlin’s eclectic Christmas Film Festival

Day 1 | 21.12.2018:
Christmas films in Berlin! Day 1 at Weihnachtsfilmfestival

Day 2 | 22.12.2018:
Valle de Goni and Entitas: Day 2 at the Berlin Christmas Film Festival

Day 3 | 23.12.2018:
Audiences delighted and shocked: Day 3 at Weihnachtsfilmfestival Berlin

Day 4 | 24.12.2018:
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre: Audience award winner at the Berlin Christmas Film Festival


“The 76 short films that took part in the Weihnachtsfilmfestival this year were all so well-curated. My interview with Kirchner comes to mind, when he likened short film curation to making a mix tape, balancing out and creating a certain natural flow. Curation is often not given enough credit, and with such a special themed Christmas film festival like this one it’s a testament to Kirchner and Vena, their passion for compelling cinema and how their blood, sweat and tears really helped bring the Christmas spirit to Berlin this year. Another pleasant surprise was the openness of so many of the directors who came from quite far to present their films.”