1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days. A romping, cinedalic party, the place to see films, rub shoulders with filmmakers and spectators, meet a global set around the bar… and see more films. What’s up and coming, with performances and music thrown in for good measure. This year topped off with a celebration with all the Berlin Film Festivals: Festivals United, The Official Festiwelt Party Wed., Feb. 15 – the night to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin (and beyond) film universe. Enough festivals to kill a rhino!
BERLINALE or Directors Lounge???
The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film.
February 9 – 19, Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International
U Schillingstrasse | Berolinastr. 7, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Daily from 6pm, no admission till 10pm
Opening reception Thurs., Feb. 9, 8pm
Festivals United | The Official Festiwelt Party Wed., Feb. 15
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