AKE DIKHEA? FESTIVAL OF ROMANI FILM

October 19 – 22, 2017
Moviemento, Berlin, Germany

An international festival of Romani film on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the inauguration of the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism in October 2017 in Berlin. It presents Berlin, Germany and Europe from the perspective of Romani people: Which topics are important, how do we see ourselves, how do we want to be seen?

After numberless projects which “give the Romani people the space for their own stories” we are going to turn the tables: We don’t want to be thankful for getting a voice. We want to create our own space and decide by ourselves about the content and forms of the film events.

 

FILM SELECTION PROCEDURE

AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film is unique for its grass rooted selection procedure – thanks to our wide network of Romani organizations, communities and individuals from all over Europe; we can discover people, topics and perspectives, which would otherwise remain undiscovered, would have only local or national impact. The procedure is highly inclusive:

Till the 17th September, we gather film proposals from different Romani communities, stakeholders or individuals. An international jury – Romani and non-Romani film professionals from Germany and several European countries– will meet from the 22nd to 24th September in Berlin to discuss maximum of 50 films pre-selected by the art director Hamze Bytyci and to select about 10 short or feature films to be shown during the festival.

All genres and lenghts can be accepted. Only film by Romani and non-Romani filmmakers with the highest level of critical reflection on prejudices towards Romani people can be accepted.