We are very pleased to announce the 6 feature films in Germany’s first Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival) Berlin. And they couldn’t be more different!
In our documentary film section, we accompany a passionate music collector in search of the perfect soundtrack for the Christmas season and get an insight into the everyday life of Chinese factory workers who produce Christmas decorations while they don’t know what Christmas is about.
In the fiction film section, a series of coincidental events brings together lovable characters at Christmas and we share frustration and hope in a multinational residential centre somewhere in Europe.
With angry fairytale characters and real real-life serial killers, we are dealing in the horror film section. Here comes an overview.
Saturday, 24.12.2016 | 4:00 pm | German premiere
JINGLE BELL ROCKS!
Mitchell Kezin | Documentary | 98min | 2013 | CA, US | OV
Director Mitchell Kezin takes us on a trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative, underground Christmas music.
Saturday, 24.12.2016 | 9:00 pm
SVE NAJBOLJE / ALL THE BEST
Snježana Tribuson | Comedy, Familienfilm | 98min | 2016 | HR | OmeU
Pastry-shop worker Verica, opera singer Brankica and the Spaniard Martin are the protagonists of this story about loneliness and the search for love. They will be joined by more odd fellows who are brought together by a series of accidental events which will make unsolvable situations solvable. A Christmas tale with poisoning.
Saturday, 24.12.2016 | 11:15 pm
A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY
G. Harvey, S. Hoban, B. Sullivan | Horror | 99min | 2015 | CA | OmdU
One festive radio host is the link to interwoven, dark stories that take place on Christmas Eve: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes and Santa slays evil. You better watch out!
Monday, 26.12.2016 | 4:00 pm | International premiere
圣诞之诞 / FATHER CHRISTMAS
Hu Jinyan | Documentary | 97min | 2016 | CN | OmeU
The movie records the work and life of workers in a factory that produces the Christmas decorations. In a smelly factory, the dust floats and the colorful loops shine. The workers create beautiful dreamy story day and night for kids all around the world. However, they even don’t know what Christmas Day is, or where it takes place.
Monday, 26.12.2016 | 8:45 pm
Manu Riche | Black Comedy | 107min | 2015 | BE | OmeU
For the inmates of the multinational residential centre somewhere in Europe December is even blacker than the other months. For we are in the European ‘season of gladness and joy’. Bipul doesn’t want to admit it to himself, but the Russian girl’s arrival makes a difference: Lidia.
Monday, 26.12.2016 | 11:15 pm | German premiere
Stuart W. Bedford | Horror | 99min | 2016 | UK | OV
A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits.