Currently, the films which will enter the competition programme of the 21st International Film Festival ContraVision are being curated in the high-security wing of our premises. By means of Blowfish encryption we safeguard the festival programme and make it unaccessible for the NSA. The electoral manager in person takes care of the contributions being kept secret until the very last minute before the official disclosure.
As already proclaimed: The audience election of the best films will take place in the Wabe in Berlin from 12th to 15th of September 2013.
|the festival programme committee is curating the competition programme of the 21st international film festival contravision. film viewers with superior stamina are welcome to reinforce the programme commission staff.
meeting schedule (preliminary)
further dates will shortly be announced.
just apply online to join the film selection committee
film selection committee at work
contravision 2011 - impressions
Today, on april, 8th, 2013, the festival director has declared the submission marathon open by launching a thrilling starting shot. Thousands of film makers are cutting along in order to bring their films to the festival headquarter.
In former times the transfer of news was an arduous, dangerous and now and then even lethal undertaking. But even nowadays postal, rail and flight services make every imaginable effort to prevent a punctual arrival of the submitted films.
To enable everybody a punctual submission to the contravision film festival the contravision-lab is providing the chance of submission via internet.
Here some representative recognition messages of film makers:
Forrest G. from Savannah, Georgia:
„In fact I can take a lot, but Berlin is a bit far off, after all. I have no clue what the internet stuff is all about, but my new mockumentary got to Berlin within a couple of minutes!“
Lola from Berlin:
„I am always late, don’t find the way or something is standing in my light. But my dsl-line has found the way all by itself, so that my last sports drama has reached the festival office right in time.“
The audience has made the decisions:
I have a boat by nathan nill
musik liegt in der luft by tim bosse
testfahrer by florian arndt
the hour glass by joscha thelosen
We congratulate the winners and thank the filmmakers and the audience for a wonderful film festival.
The audience has decided: the three best films of the last four days fight on the fifth festival day to win the cineasts favour.
May the best man win!
|gekidnapped||by sarah winkenstette|
|five minute love story||by robert jenne|
|zeinek gehiago iraun(who lasts longer)||by gregorio muro|
|the chewing gum man||by ana de la válgoma romero|
|der besuch||by conrad tambour|
|testfahrer||by florian arndt|
|the hour glass||by joscha thelosen|
|musik liegt in der luft||by tim bosse|
|djurens dag (animal day)||by tommi seitajoki|
|herr alptraum und die segnungen des fortschritts||by tommy schwarwel|
|i have a boat||by nathan nill|
|flamingo pride||by tomer eshed|
"der besuch (the visit)" by conrad tambour
a tragicomic story about an old lady, who in the deep of the night starts cooking for her friends who have died since long. her son is horrified. but is it true, or is it an imagimation or a dream, when we' are involved in the reality of a person getting old?
"gekidnapped (kidnapped)" by sarah winkenstette
11-year-old ida has kidnapped her classmate hannes because she wants him to kiss her. non conformist and unadapted, she is searching for love and affection – and she is confident that a kiss uncondiionally must go with it.
"five minute love story" by robert jenne
emma is sitting in a café and hiding a fugitive pickpocket by getting him caught in a ficticious quarrel. when an elder lady comes and identifies the young man as the thief of her purse the young and frangible relationship is put to the proof.
we congratulate the winners of the fourth festival day and we wish them all the best for the final round in the audience voting on saturday, december 8th.