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Sunday, Febuary 12

Talent Campus: Films on Hunger, Food and Taste
Eat and Shoot the Indie Way

10:30
Exploring the relationship between mainstream and independent production in film and food, film editor and martial arts specialist Angie Lam (“Hero”) trades in her cutting room for a cutting board to talk with celebrity chef Alice Waters, human rights activist Vandana Shiva and Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement. Presenters: author Davia Nelson (“Hidden Kitchens”) and Tom Luddy (co-director of Telluride Film Festival).
House of World Cultures Auditorium (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Uhr Forum: African Films Summit
African Filmmaker/European Producer — Working towards an equal partnership

11:00-13:00
The pluses and pitfalls of African/European co-productions, with Jacqueline Ada (Fonds Sud, France), Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund, Berlin), Johannes Gehringer (ACP cinema support program), Eddie Mbalo (NFVF, South Africa), Jean-Marie Teno (filmmaker, Cameroon/France), Paul Trijbits (U.K. Film Council).
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin-Kreuzberg

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Uhr Forum: African Films Summit
New and Emerging Directions in African Cinema

14:00-16:00
Encouraging new voices in African cinema and their places inside and outside the Western cinema establishment. With Simon Field (Hubert-Bals-Foundation Netherlands), Lebone Maema (NFVF, South Africa), Khalo Matabane (filmmaker, South Africa, “Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon”), Cheik Ndiaye (filmmaker, Senegal/France), Nikolai Petersen (Goethe Institute, Johannesburg).
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Uhr Forum: African Films Summit
“Waiting for an Angel” — a case study of a work-in-progress

16:30-18:00
A look at “Waiting for an Angel” by Nigerian director Newton Aduaka, currently in pre-production. With Newton Aduaka (filmmaker, Nigeria/France), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe (producer/director, Nigeria), Mike Auret (Sithengi, South Africa), Sonny Mcdon (producer/director, Nigeria), Tiziana Soudani (Amka Films, Switzerland).
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Talent Campus: Films on Hunger, Food and Taste
Who owns Life?

12:15
Human rights activist Vandana Shiva and German Green Party politician Renate Kunast, discuss issues of copyright and biodiversity.
House of World Cultures Theater (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus: Guest Lecture Series
Meet the Cutting Crew

14:00
Editors Jim Clark (“The World Is Not Enough”), Angie Lam (“Hero”), Sabine Krayenbuhl (“Mad Hot Ballroom”) and Dirk Grau (“Rhythm Is It”) will discuss editing and sound, how editors shape the story of a film, and restrictions imposed upon creativity by today’s industry.
House of World Cultures Auditorium (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus: Films on Hunger, Food and Taste
The Edible Metaphor: Cooking as the origin of culture

14:00
Filmmaker, performance artist and gourmet chef Peter Kubelka mixes it all up.
House of World Cultures Theater (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus Guest Lecture Series
Art as Moral Action

16:30
Peter Sellars talks about directing opera and film in the new millennium.
House of World Cultures Auditorium (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus Guest Lecture Series
Open Sesame!

16:30
Marwan Hamed, the brothers Noury, Hakim Noury and Mohamed Bakrim discuss film culture in Maghreb and the Mideast with Peter Cowie.
House of World Cultures Theater (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus: Films on Hunger, Food and Taste
Food for Thought: Origins — Kill or Die — Lost Supper

18:00
Tom Luddy presents short films from the Campus’ Hunger, Food and Taste competition and talks to the filmmakers.
House of World Cultures Restaurant (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin-Tiergarten

Talent Campus: Cuisines et Cinema — Celebrating Food in Film
20:30
Tonight’s serving is “Eat Drink Man Woman,” Ang Lee.
Hors d’oeuvres provided by the Cafe Voltaire.
French Embassy, Pariser Platz, 10117

African Forum: Night Shift/Service de Nuit
22:00
African party with DJ Jimmy Bamba
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin-Kreuzberg

ONGOING EXHIBITS & INSTALLATIONS

Forum Expanded at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art
Feb. 9-19, daily noon-19:00; Thursdays till 21:00

News From House/News from Home
Amos Gitai, 2006

A 20-monitor digital-video installation relating to Gitai’s Forum-selected film “News From Home/News From House” comprising filmed episodes of material he shot over 25 years. Part of a work begun in 1982.

Muhheakantuck — Everything Has a Name
Matthew Buckingham, 2005

History meets cartography in this film installation portraying the colonization of the Hudson River and the resulting destruction of Indian culture.

Berlin Remake
Amie Siegel, 2005

Double-screen video projection of scenes of Berlin from old East German feature films overlaid with the artist’s own newly filmed material — a collision of architecture and history, reality and cinema.

Zur bauweise des films bei Griffith
Harun Farocki, 2006

Video installation manipulating material from D.W. Griffith’s 1916 spectacle “Intolerance.”

Forum Expanded at the Atrium of the Sony Center
Feb. 10-19, daily noon-24:00

Hobby Keller
Room installation by Berlin artist Megge Scheider representing a suburban home with living room, front lawn and basement game room. With games.

Black Box
Three film and video installations by artist Jenny Perlin dealing with the connections between spacial realities.

Berlin Film Museum
Tues.-Sun. 10:00-18:00; Thursday till 20:00

Many interesting and well-laid-out exhibits including films of the Nazi era, the Ray Harryhausen collection and all of Marlene Dietrich’s clothes (and some very bitchy correspondence) and featuring an exhibit on ’50s German Dream Girl Hildegard Knef.

Transmediale at the Akademie der Kunste Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin Tiergarten
Feb. 3-March 19, daily 10:00-22:00

Smile Machines
25 pieces by various international artists
An “emotional vending machine,” utopian news, robots and various satirical deconstructions of videogames, advertising slogans, Tito, Hitler and Wonder Woman. Works by Dara Birnbaum, Michael Snow, Les Levine, Nam June Paik, William Wegman and a host of others deal with the theme of humor in the digital age.

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