About Weihnachtsfilmfestival – International Festival of unconventional Christmas Films
Since 2016, Europe’s only Christmas Film Festival presents the Christmas theme in all its wonderful and curious varieties. National and international feature films and short film programs bring a new light to the old-fashioned Christmas subject. Unconventional Christmas movies come to the foreground. Next to comedies also critical, tragic, satirical and scary movies are part of the program. Knowing that Christmas time polarizes many people, it is still worth to embrace the heartily ‘Spirit of Christmas’. In the dark season of the year the cinema turns into a magical place that makes you think, touches you and sometimes cast a smile on your face.
The Christmas Film Festivals festival is for those who want to escape the Christmas rush or do not have their loved ones around and of course passionate cinephiles. Let us spend peaceful and enjoyable holidays at the movies and take a fresh look at the usually so traditional Christmas time.
Audience Award Winners
Audience Award 2016:
TRAUSLĀ SIRDS / ALL MY DEAD
Astra Zoldnere | 14min | Latvia 2014
Two strangers meet on Christmas Eve in a peculiar environment: a morgue. She wants him, but he wants to vanish.
Audience Award 2017:
JAK PRZYRZĄDZIĆ KARPIA? / HOW TO PREPARE A CHRISTMAS CARP?
Jan Bujnowski | 12min | Poland 2016
A little boy is trying to convince his parents that the carp, meant to become a traditional Christmas dish and temporarily kept in their bathtub, can talk with people.
Audience Award 2018:
HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE
Ilja Rautsi | 15min | Finland 2018
A woman desperatly struggles to survive a pack of men who just want to explain everything to her.
Audience Award 2019:
WE WILL SURVIVE
Nele Dehnenkamp | Documentary | 29min | Germany 2018
At Julie Roger House, seniors of all sexual orientation are offered more than just a home in old age.
Audience Award 2021:
Merlijn Passier | Comedy | 11min | Netherlands 2020
Carolien discovers the possibilities of a long-forgotten invention stacked in an old box.
Audience Award 2023:
JÕULULAUPÄEV / CHRISTMAS DAY
Alexandra Pärn | Dramedy | 18min | Estonia 2023
Amidst all the family chaos during Christmas, Pia gets a reminder of how much we need acceptance in good and bad times.
Moviemento Kino is Germany’s oldest cinema, has 3 cinema halls, a cozy lounge and is the perfect venue for the 6th Weihnachtsfilmfestival – International Festival of unconventional Christmas Films that takes place December 2023.
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin, Germany
Box Office: +49 (0) 30 692 47 85
Festival director, curation, organization:
Editor, curation, communication:
Ayfer Ezgi Karataş
Iris Praefke, Wulf Sörgel, Franz Rummel, Dr. Dirk Schmidt, Nadania Idriss, David Ghane