Dearest LaborBerlin 2.0 Supporters!
YOU ARE OUR ANALOGUE FILM WARRIORS!
Last night the impossible happened! Overnight we reached an unbelievable 101% of our funding goal! Every one of us at LaborBerlin is absolutely drowning in gratitude for all the support and donations that have flooded in over the last 6 weeks of our campaign. For everyone who could not donate but supported us in countless other ways we are also incredibly grateful!
We are on top of the world right now to know that great things can happen when enough people gather around and demand to see a change!
From the very beginning we had no idea that we could grow such a strong movement. But what was clear already is that throughout this campaign LaborBerlin has been changing. We have reached beyond ourselves and contextualised who we are, both locally in Berlin, but also globally amongst the network of awesome analogue activists from Indonesia to Cairo to Toronto and everywhere in-between. We are humbled by our incredible new connections to others who also demand that analogue film is here to stay. & we dreamed about what we want to see for the future!
But it is each and everyone of our ANALOGUE FILM WARRIORS who has made this possible! We really made some noise together!! & LaborBerlin is already expanded with all your voices shouting out loudly with us that FILM AIN’T DEAD!!!!
Thank you a thousand million times from the very bottom of our analogue beating hearts!
Please look at our campaign page here: www.igg.me/at/filmaintdead
Check the support videos:
You Karim Aïnou: www.youtube.com/watch?v=veUMk0fDo60
Laszlo Nemes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxJmv14fSM
Tamás Zányi: www.vimeo.com/158834236
Liz Rosenfeld: www.vimeo.com/159331314
FILM AIN’T DEAD – https://igg.me/at/filmaintdead – our crowd-funding campaing is getting to the end and we need your help!!! We are absolutely overwhelmed and excited by the incredible support that has been mustered up in the last 24 hours! A MASSIVE THANK YOU to each and every one of our 363 donors and everyone else who has been supporting us in so many other ways!
We are so so so close to reaching our goal! We need to raise 8247€ in these last 2 days! We can do this with YOUR support! It seems unbelievable – but if each and every one of our supporters raised just another 24€ from their friends we will reach our goal!
Please help us reach out to new supporters. Every phone-call, every message on facebook, and every email makes a huge difference!
Check & support the campaign here: https://igg.me/at/filmaintdead
Date: Friday, March 18 2016
Miniconcerts: 23:00 (Doors: 22:00)
Location: Südblock, Admiralstr. 1-2, 10999 Berlin
Analogue film is grainy and dirty, baby. On this dark night, LaborBerlin invites your grainy dirty side to party with us in an offering to celebrate the future/s of analogue film. All film, art and music in solidarity with the FILM AIN’T DEAD project from LaborBerlin to protect our heritage of analogue film history and sustain diversity in future film practice.
For more information about the initiative from LaborBerlin, please check out the following link – LaborBerlin 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD!
More information about the event here.
Date: Saturday, March 5 2016
Location: Spektrum | art science community, Bürknerstr. 12, 12047 Berlin
In the earliest days of film, every screening was a performance; projectors were hand-cranked, sound was performed live. Today outside of the multiplex, analog filmmakers carry on the tradition of film as a unique experience.
For the third event in the LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD crowd-funding initiative we’re happy to present an evening of expanded cinema created by LaborBerlin members and friends. Come and experience film beyond the limits of the single screen. Multiple projectors, multiple screens, live sound, and the warm glow of celluloid await you. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see film alive before your eyes.
All proceeds will be added to our campaign. Join the movement! Spread the word! FILM AIN’T DEAD!
BRIDGES TO CROSS by Deborah Phillips in collaboration with Ibrahim al Harasch (2016 I 10 min I 2 x slide projectors)
PRETO E BRANCO by Distruktur in collaboration with Chatschatur Kanajan (violin + eletronics) (2015 I 10 min I 2 x 16mm)
APOCALYPSE FOR YOU by Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy (2014 I 20 min I 2x 16mm)
DEMAIN by Igor Buharov, Guillaume Cailleau and Michel Balagué in collaboration with Amélie Legrand and Tatsumi Ryusui (2016 I 20 min I 16mm, Super8 & digital projection).
Photos: Bernd Lützeler & Arne Hector
Date: Thursday, February 25 2016
Location: Ausland, Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin
FILM AIN’T DEAD and will never die. At least for us in LaborBerlin e.V. But for sure it gets more and more rare to show and watch films on film. For this screening we prepared a programme composed by 14 short films by LaborBerlin members, produced between 2002 and 2016. All of them will be projected in 16 and 35mm copies, many of them with optical sound. Come share with us this moment of true analog beauty. After the projection musical entertainment will be provided by mfx.
Thank you Ausland for the invitation and co-organization, specially Michael Freerix and Mario Michel.
Last and the most important: This event is part of the crowd funding campaign and all proceeds will be donated to this initiative. Follow the campaign here – LaborBerlin 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD!.
71 (16mm, 7 min, 2005) by Deborah S Phillips
Alcheringa (16mm, 4 min, 2016) by Björn Speidel
Guido Möbius: Batagur Baska (35mm, 7 min, 2016) by Bernd Lützeler
Copie Pirate – 2 Days in Paris (16mm, 3 min, 2007) by Irene Revolte
Don’t Look Back / Labirinto (16mm, 6 min, 2012) by Distruktur
Double Happiness (16mm, 6 min, 2016) by Sadashivam Rao
Hotel Tubu (35mm, 4 min, 2002) by Igor & Ivan Buharov
Johnny and the gooses (35mm, 6 min, 2009) by Igor & Ivan Buharov / Vasile Croat
Release – Exercise with hair 1 (16mm, 3 min, 2016) by Imogen Heath
Saindo de Roca Sales (16mm, 4 min, 2015) by Distruktur
Schleusenroth – 3. Version (16mm, 14 min, 2014-16) by Volga
Sepp Herberger (35mm, 7 min, 2014) by Björn Speidel
Studie zur Farbe (16mm, 8 min, 2014) by Lucas Bueno Maia
The Voice of God (35mm, 10 min, 2011) by Bernd Lützeler
Our crowdfunding campaign is officially LIVE!!!
LABORBERLIN 2.0 – Film Ain’t Dead
Help us reach our goal and please share the campaign.
More info at: www.indiegogo.com/projects/laborberlin-2-0-film-ain-t-dead
Big thank-you to everyone who came last weekend to DIFFRAKTION #6! It was an incredible night with so many wonderful films and live-film performances. It was an honor to host 2 awesome guest programs with Amanda Thomson from IRIS film collective (Vancouver/Canada) and Rizki Lazuardi from Lab Laba-Laba, Indonesia. That night we also launched our new initiative and crowdfunding campaign, LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD.
Photos © Joe Kake / Joe K. Photography
Saturday February 6th
SilentGreen Kulturquartier / Gerichtstr. 35, Berlin 13347
Doors open at 7pm. Films begin at 7.30pm
The annual showcase of new films and expanded cinema works by LaborBerlin members and international guests.
On this very special occasion in 2016, LaborBerlin launches their new initiative, LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN´T DEAD, a funding campaign to support the expansion of this independent film-lab as a commitment to the future of film and diversity in film-making practice. As one of the last remaining commercial film-labs in Germany closes its doors, LaborBerlin is trying to raise funds to purchase this equipment and keep film alive. All proceeds from DIFFRAKTION will be donated to the new initiative.