Every year the Berlinale presents cinematic masterpieces from a variety of artists. But instead of hoping those geniuses of film will fall from the sky the Berlinale also does something for the education of those on their way to stardom. The Berlinale Talents is a discussion forum for filmmakers from around the world and those simply interested in listening and learning. We are giving away 2 tickets to a couple of great panels this week! More after the jump.
It’s finally February again! Why you ask, when this is probably the coldest and most unwelcoming month of the year? Well for one it is over pretty quickly and second it is Berlinale month. The film festival commences this Thursday and has plenty in store for cineastes. Over 400 films will flicker across the screens of this city from the new Zoo Palast to the old Kino International. Tickets are already for sale, but with the amazing line-up of great films it’s difficult to choose. Here are some recommendations of what will most likely be worth queuing up for…
Once again we will be your guide to navigate through the vast amounts of events during the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week that starts next Monday showing you all the things that we think are relevant for you. As always are focus is on young designers, avant-garde and street fashion and – most importantly – events that are open to the public. Make sure to check back into this guide in the next couple of days as we will be adding more stuff to it. Have fun!
Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide
Not only is Esther Perbandt one of the coolest designers in town, she is also one of the sweetest and most inspiring characters that I have had the pleasure to meet and work with in the creative scene of Berlin. I love her style, not only for her clever collections, but also her personal signature style. She is a truely remarkable individual and I’m glad to know her.
For the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week she is having one of the biggest off-sight shows of the season at the Volksbühne theater for the very special occasion of the 10th anniversary of her self-titled label followed by an aftershow party in collaboration with I HEART BERLIN. Of course we couldn’t resist to get our hands on this Unlike most of the fashion shows during fashion week the show will have a limited amount of seats open to the public, so every fashion enthusiast will have a chance to see the big show. You really shouldn’t miss this one, it’s the first time ever that the Volksbühne hosts the fashion show of an avant-garde designer. Tickets are available through the website of the Volksbühne or as part of a variety of special fan packages through a StartNext campaign.
After the jump a couple of more shots of my favorite Esther Perbandt piece and some details about the show and party.
I’m actually not really the type who would reminisce about the past. But when I look back at the year 2013 I have to admit that this year was in many ways special for me. Special because of the things I did and that happened around me, but also because of some personal realizations about myself and my life that ultimately make me a very happy guy. As you guys are somehow part of this life I would like to share these special moments along with some highlights of the blog in 2013…
Pieces of Berlin is one of the truely unique and charming fellow Berlin blogs that has been around since 2009 now. Photographer Florian Reischauer captures the people and places of this city in a very understated and modest way showing ordinary people instead of fashionable hipsters and ordinary places instead of fancy shops and cool clubs. With this he manages to give Berlin a very natural and approachable look, far away from the gloss and hype it so often appears to have.
Tomorrow on Friday December 20 he will celebrate the release of his first photobook which is a beautiful compilation of his work of the past 4 years. The crowdfunded product comes in a 208 page limited hard cover edition of 1000 copies for only 27 EUR and really looks amazing. A perfect Christmas gift and a true gem in our Berlin Goods series. After the jump you’ll find some of my favorite photos from the Pieces of Berlin blog and a preview of the book.
December is always packed. But before everyone heads home and Berlin feels like completely emptied out everyone wants to do something nice with their friends. Each year the KreuzbergKalender offers small events that provide the perfect opportunity for lasting memories and the team has great things planned for the upcoming weeks…
You all know I’m a sucker for film festivals. I love the energy that surrounds them, the tense silence of expectations in the audience when the film flickers across the silver screen for the first time, the excitement at the after show parties and the buzz it sends through the entire city.
The Raindance Festival is actually a London-based film gathering for independent film, but this year starting tomorrow they are hosting their first festival in Berlin. So let’s support the newbies and join them for their first Berlin edition. More about it and how to win tickets after the jump.
The Advent project will introduce people, places and products in and around Kreuzberg and brings the neighborhood together at their own events again this year. It will kick off with an Opening Party at the Backyard and because the girls won the Leetchi.com Party, there’s another big bash on February 1st…
VICE Germany and Studioncanal are celebrating the new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis with a preview and subsequent party on November 6th in Berlin. We are giving away 1×2 slots on the guestlist. So whoever cannot wait until the official start on the 5th of December may comment with their favorite Coen Film (which might then be replaced with Inside Llewyn Davis) and keep their fingers crossed. You’ve got until next Tuesday (Nov. 5). Good Luck!