Sneak peak at the programme 2022
In large parts of the world, what we call "future" is already a tangible reality. Under the motto Echoes from the Near Future, the 38th Short Film Festival Hamburg brings numerous of these perspectives to Hamburg and lets them echo in cinematic spaces. The aim is to identify a common future through constructive, artistic contributions from the present.
In addition to the three competitions (International Competition, German Competition, Triple Axel) and curated film programs, the festival also presents exhibitions, open airs, discussions and other events. This year, the programs in the Laboratory of the Present section look at three themes: The biggest focus is on a variety of different Asian perspectives, and with five curated programs, sets a clear Asian focus that also runs throughout the festival. Curators include filmmaker Pimpaka Towira (Thailand), Berlin-based Chinese filmmaker and queer activist Popo Fan, and international artist collectives, including the activist group Collective, based in Taiwan. Filmmaker, curator and film curator Mark Toscano, who has been active in the Academy Film Archive for many years, explores the themes of intoxication and ecstasy through an analog film program at the festival. The "Hamburg Positions" negotiate living spaces in Hamburg and beyond, looking in particular at the practice of squatting.
In the Archive of the Present, Tobias Hering devotes himself to migrant film in Germany. Curated by the Indonesian collective Lab Laba Laba (Edwin, Lisabona Rahman and Rizki Lazuardi), the exhibition Open Space will feature installative works that explore different ways of interpreting the concept of "home." In addition to the cinematic and artistic programs, seminars, workshops and discussion events will provide space for current social and professional issues. At the same time, the Forum opens up to the public with moderated thematic discussion rounds.
After two years of pandemic, the festival center in 2022 will finally be the POST at Kaltenkircher Platz in Altona again. In addition to pop-up cinemas indoors and outdoors, the exhibition hall Open Space, festival café, bar and music in the evening, the POST is above all a space for getting to know each other, having fun and engaging in dialogue - and therefore open to all and free of charge. Cinema screenings will take place, as usual, at 3001, B-Movie, filmRaum, Lichtmess, Metropolis and Zeise.
More information about the 38th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg very soon!
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