Day 4: Saturday, 3 June 2006
The International Competition is the largest programme of our festival. 2,200 entries have been viewed, filtered, heated and hydro-extracted by the selection committee, until an end was in sight. The outcome: the best 58 films, screened in 8 programmes. Programmes 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are shown today 3:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Metropolis, 5:30 p.m. at zeise 2 and 3001 and 7:45 p.m. at zeise 1.
More screenings are tomorrow at zeise 1 and 2 and at 3001.
Tonight the mobile cinema A Wall Is A Screen conquers the public spaces of Altona. With some tragic and some comical movies, we will be moving from rags to riches. This time, we will meet at 10:15 p.m. in the Van-der-Smissen-Straße, opposite the new „Docklands“-building.
Short Film Sales presents the traditional Prefilm Test at 7:45 p.m. in 3001 cinema. Up until 1997, there was an annual test of supporting films. A seperate programme of possible supporting-movies chosen from all the competitions had to face the verdict of the viewers. This year we have reanimated the surprisingly well preserved corpse of this concept, and we invite you to the Prefilm Test 2006! Films from all competitions will compete for the audience’s favor which will manifest in crosses on the voting cards.
A complete list of todays programmes: Saturday, 3 June 2006
The Festivalcafé (Kleine Rainstr. 6) offers hot and cold drinks and snacks and Apple-internet from 12 to 6 p.m. The perfect place to soothe your nerves and cleanse your mind. It's only 150 metres from the infocounter and a cosy place for film programme breaks.
Tonight's master of the music in the Festival Club is DJ DSL (Hamburg/Wien). He could quite possibly be Europe’s greatest hiphop insider-tip. For the last sixteen years, he has been indulging the ears of connoisseurs of fine music, building up a cult-following among the turntable-community. In 2002, he published his first record on G-stone label (Kruger and Dorfmeister), simply called “#1“. On it, we can hear canned versions of the things he usually does to the clubs of the world. Carefully dissected beats with minimalistic structures, well proportioned and with lots of soul make his sets feel like a classic motown-recording: uplifting, magical and strong on bass. Or, as the Viennese would say: “super-leiwand“, whatever that means.
Day 3: Friday, 2 June 2006
Today we highly recommend The Hamburg Cultural Foundation’s Short Film Night with two programmes of Made in Hamburg at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at zeise 1. Both programmes will be interpreted for deaf and hard hearing people into German Sign Language.
Made in Hamburg has been synonymous with two film-programmes of shorts from and about Hamburg. We have chosen a selection of experimental films, animations, documentaries, and shorts which prove that Hamburg is the creative heart of Germany. This year's best shorts take place in this city, are being produced here or are made by Hamburgians. And we show them and their films! We are looking forward to personally introduce the film-makers, and we cordially invite you to a chat about the films after the screenings.
This year, A WALL IS A SCREEN, the mobile cinema of the International Short Film Festival, moves to Altona. Equipped with a generator, two beamers and a small sound system, there will be two different tour with different routes, movies and subjects - one today and a second tomorrow.
Today will chill you to the marrow. We are going to offer an evening of eerily beautiful places and films, sponsored by 13th Street. We will start at 10:15 p.m. at the Kleine Marienstraße (S-Bahn Reeperbahn, Nobistor).
The SPLIT/SCREEN AND POLYVISON programme today at 7:30 p. m. at the B-Movie cinema presents a split screen format, in which the audience is confronted with multiple film personalities. How influential the split-screen genre still is can be seen, for example, in contemporary music videos such as Vaughan Arnell's clip Supreme (2000), produced for Robbie Williams. A programme you definitely shouldn't miss, because you probably won't have the chance to watch these films again.
The complete list of all events and programmes can be found here: Friday, 2 June 2006
The Festival Club invites you tonight to do some Dirt E Dancing with DJ's The Heiner und die eine Kekskatze from Hamburg. The Live Act is performed by LEEKON, the visuals are distributed by BLACKDATA. Everybody knows those guys. At least you get that impression from places like the Astrastube, Yoko Mono Bar, Schilleroper and the Pudel. Tonight, they will rock the house with electronic dancemusic somewhere between electro-clash, house and disco-punk. And if you want to miss something, you might as well stay at home.
Day 2: Thursday, 1 June 2006
Today the daily festival newsletter Microscope recommends the Three-Minute Quickie programme, today at 10 p.m. at the Metropolis. After we received a meagre 108 submissions for last year’s subject, football, we had over 200 films to choose from this year (subject: trembling), the best 30 of which made it to the finals. Of course, there will be the fun shorts with which the Three-Minute Quickie has built such a reputation for itself over the years: mice doing Karate, various definitions for the verb „to tremble“, quiz shows on the shopping channel, and people trembling like leafs that have just been taken out of someone’s book. We hope they’ll make you tremble with laughter.
The programme runs also tomorrow 7:30 p.m. at Lichtmeß cinema and on Saturday 10 p.m . at zeise 1. Enjoy the quickies!
The Sound of Images 2 programme today at 7:45 p.m. at 3001 cinema deals with the connections between moving images and sound. Animators such as Oskar and Hans Fischinger studied and analysed the sound images on the edges of film prints and allowed themselves to be inspired by these patterns. When Norman McLaren started to investigate the connection between Jazz and abstract film, he directly painted his colours and shapes onto the actual film. Out two programmes entitled THE SOUND OF IMAGES aim to give an overview of the history of optophonetic film up to its present-day state. To quote Nam June Paik: „Film is – I’m flying“.
The programme runs also tomorrow 5:30 p.m. at Metropolis cinema and on Sunday 7:45 p.m . at zeise 1.
Tonight at 9 p.m. at Lichtmeß cinema the Zeeman-Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in Hamburg. In Uli Sappok’s own words: “In the ambiente of the Zeemann-Club, I am going to celebrate the 20th anniversary on 1 June, 2006: The best of ZC1 and 2, along with previously unpublished material, stories from the club and drafts for the ZC 3 2006 anniversary issue. I am looking forward to the ZC-stronghold Hamburg.“ So let us look forward to a cosy and entertaining evening with Uli Sappok, wondering whether there will be another Zeemann-Club-Quiz.
The Festival Club presents tonight: Hoboklub and DJ Matt Hulse from Edinburgh. An evening spent in the cheeky sonic warmth of the open-hearted and original Hoboklub is an uplifting, eventful, surprising and eccentric thing. Resistance to the unpredictable set has proven futile. We offer music you never realised you liked. And then you dance to it. We come in peace and play loud. Sweet summer is here (with a few clouds and thunder for contrast). Banjos, New Wave, yodelling, Ivor Cutler, wedding dances, Motorhead, polka, Golden Era Czech Pop, Ska, musicals and Jacques Dutronc. And a lot more besides. Welcome!