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Summer Sessions is more than just a festival

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in News

We are turning 10 years old – to celebrate we are having a birthday celebration to end all birthday celebrations… with a three-day festival in Funkhaus Grünau, Berlin.

From June 14-16, 2013 we invite you to be a part and share your fantasies!

IMPORTANT – VERY LIMITED CAMPING – sleeping under the stars is always possible
Trams end at 00:40h (12:40am) – begin 5:40am Sat/7am Sun
S-bahn runs all night (20 minutes by bike)

Entrance €10

Friday, June 14th
6pm: Doors open
8pm – late :Cake Gala, Moviemiento Short Film Screening (Best of), concerts and DJ sets

Saturday, June 15th
1pm: Workshops -
Bana Banana and friends, clowning (for kids!), puppeteering, Flamenco, Burlesque (for female gender only – or men dressed in women’s clothing) | Alina Momirov, papier maché | Ye Taik, drama and performance (USA) | the greatest treasure hunt ever, organised by Moviemientos | Helena Hernández, Doodle it Yourself collective drawing, (SUI) | Lucien Simon, character development masterclass (AUS) | Berta Sola, presentation on LEBENSPIXEL project, video mapping workshop | Daniel Stein, presentation on Swiss Solar Culture in Nepal (SUI) | Moviemiento’s Schirin and Elly, Glitter Tattoo workshop | Join The Chorus for Peace

Imporomptu workshops are welcomed and encouraged!

4pm: music from near and far & Schnagditzel (Treasure Hunt)
9pm – till forever: Atelier El Masrah, Cairo, Moviemiento Short Film Screening (Freedom), Bana Banana & Friends Burlesque Cabaret, music & concerts across three floors!

Sunday June 16th from 10am: Dancing under the skies, bubbles, and love

LINE-UP: (For Soundcloud profiles for all of these amazing artists, please visit our website!!)

Sven Dohse | Nu (live) | Hippiestress & Hilgenfeld (live) | Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute | Matthias Morgenstern | IAAC | Señor Whoogy | Peter Nikolai | Fog Puma | Samtbody | Chez Mieke | Bruno Contium | Shepherd | Horst Schluepper | Erik Panzer | Jean Ferré | Anarki | Gyom Diop | LIVE: Laura Weider Solopiano | Ashia and The Bison Rouge | Chatel Morel | Ofrin | Anatopia

Come one, come all and celebrate with us!!

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‘Freedom’ – Film programme

‘Freedom’ – Film programme

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in News

We chose „freedom” as the topic of our 2013 10th anniversary short film
programme. In many ways, the idea of Moviemiento has to do with freedom –
the freedom to travel, taking advantage of the freedom to use public spaces,
and – perhaps more than anything – the feeling of freedom that comes along
with working together on something we enjoy. The short films – documentary,
fiction, and animation – show different aspects of how freedom can be lived
politically, socially, and personally.

Complete Film Programme and descriptions:

1. Fragments of Time
Dir.: Daniele Manoli
2 min 7

Freedom is… going wherever your mind or heart wants to take you.

2. Café regular, Cairo
Dir.:Ritesh Barta
Egypt, 11 min

Freedom is…breaking taboos and shaping your life as you wish. Café
Regular, Cairo, explores the empowerment of women and the public face of a
relationship in all its complexities and subtlety through an encounter in a
café in Cairo.

3. Stanley Pickle,
Dir.: Orhan Boztas
UK, 11 min 20
Freedom is…letting go. Stanley Pickle is a short film about a young boy
losing his parents and his very special way to say goodbye.

4. Asad
Dir.: Brayn Buckley
South Africa/ USA, 18 min

Freedom is…keeping your dignity in times of war. Asad provides a glimpse
of life in the devastated country of Somalia, and an illustration of the
compassion and human dignity that often rather miraculously survive the
onslaughts of political and social upheaval.

Break – 15min

5. La Tama
Dir.:Martín Costa
Spain, 21 min 10
Freedom is…breaking away from home and society when you are young. La Tama
is a short movie about a rebellious young woman who is sick of constant
fighting with her mother and ends up in a home for troubled teenagers.
Meanwhile she violenty crosses her own boundaries and the rules of society.

6. The Centrifuge Brain project
Dir.: Till Nowak
Germany, 6 min 35
Freedom is… being a visionary. The Centrifuge Brain Project is about a
scientist who experiments with centrifugal forces, believing that if we find
a way to overcome the force of gravity we will be able to free our minds
completely from all boundaries.

7. Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too
Dir.: Corrie Chen
Australia, 14 min 30

Freedom is… following your dream, no matter what everybody else says.
Awkward suburban teenager Nic Wooding wants to be the greatest badminton
player in the world. He rebels against his dad’s wishes, to learn that
following your dream may lead you to a bird of a different feather.

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What better way to spend an afternoon…

What better way to spend an afternoon…

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 in News

… than learning something completely different?

We’ve got two new workshops confirmed for Summer Sessions!

Performance by Ye Taik, US performance artist joining us at Summer Sessions

Performance by Ye Taik, US performance artist joining us at Summer Sessions

Explore the actor inside you! Burmese-born New York/Colorado-based performing artist, Ye Taik, will take you on a journey through a  six viewpoint workshop on the deconstructive approach to theatre and physic-physical acting-performance aesthetic of being ‘present’. His workshop will nurture the concept of Eastern and Western philosophy of performance.

Check out Ye Taik’s choreographed piece ‘nebulae’, that has recently been selected to appear in ‘anything, ANYTHING’ exhibition in New York.

Ever wanted to write your own screenplay? Or improve your story-writing skills? Join Australian writer/director Lucien Simon in a character creation masterclass, and learn about the character development process used for his feature film, Breeding in Captivity.

Screenshot from Lucen Simon's 'Breeding in Captivity'

Screenshot from Lucen Simon’s ‘Breeding in Captivity’

In his workshop, participants will go through the process of developing a memory map that is connected to the physicality of the character, as well as improvise and devise scenes using that character.

Get a feel for Lucien’s workshops on Breeding in Captivity’s Vimeo page.

Summer Sessions Workshops will take place on Saturday 15th, in the afternoon. If you would like to propose a workshop, just fill out our application!

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May Day FUNdraising!

May Day FUNdraising!

Posted on May 2, 2013 in News

Over the past couple of weeks, Moviemientos have been thinking up ways to help raise funds for Summer Sessions… as yesterday was May Day fest in Berlin, we did the only responsible thing we could think of: set up a bar and water the masses!

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Supporting Moviemiento is like giving a hug… literally!

Supporting Moviemiento is like giving a hug… literally!

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in News

Think of it as a birthday gift  :-)


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If you have been touched by Moviemiento over the last 10 years, then we ask you for your support.

Summer Sessions is a grand celebration of our ten years of sharing free and open to the public creative cultural events. We are making it so much more than a festival party, and want to learn and grow from all whom we have worked with.

Our application for funding was denied, but that has NOT stopped us. The workshops and indeed the SHOW must go on!

But we cannot do this without your help!


Here is our crowd-funding campaign:

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Let’s co-create a festival…

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in News

The theme for Summer Sessions is “Community. Mobility. Ideas.” From the June 14-17, 2013 we will explore these concepts through a range of participatory actions, which will come from you, the community and our festival!

We look forward to sharing, collaborating, and experiencing with you!

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Building a Festival

Building a Festival

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in News

Summer Sessions is more than just a festival – it is a chance for Moviemiento to share our 10 years of experience in transforming public spaces into creative cultural events with a social purpose.

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10 Years On the Road

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in News

The travelling short film festival MOVIEMIENTO gladly announces a CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

Moviemiento celebrates its 10th birthday from June 14-17, 2013 in Berlin!

We invite you to be a part of it and contribute your skills and abilities in order to share and spread out your ideas!

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