Timetable 2020

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Thursday, 19th of November 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Contemporary Past – AKE DIKHEA? 2020 School Screening
  • Contemporary Past - AKE DIKHEA? 2020 School Screening
  • Contemporary Past Kamil Majchrzak, 60′, Germany 2019 Datum: 19 & 20 / 11 / 2020 | 10:00 – 12:00 Every year the Festival of Romani Film AKE DIKHEA? offers screenings to Berlin schools, combined with discussions between pupils and film-makers, the festival team, contemporary witnesses and experts. This offer should not be missing in the fourth edition either: ...

6:00 pm

  • Opening night “Come to light”
  • Opening night “Come to light”
  • Date: 19 / 11 /2020 | 18:00–20:00 Place: Online-Event Live Streaming:  &  In German & English language How does a person live in the shadows without ever being able to reveal their own identity? For many Romani people in Europe this is unfortunately still part of their daily life. We open this year’s festival with a short film and a ...
  • Traveller Pride
  • Traveller Pride
  • Screening (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 18:00 Q&A (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 19:40 & … but you can watch the film worldwide here! Julie Colman, 4′, UK 2020 Original English version Saturday 18th July 2020 would have been the date for London Pride 2020. Obviously this year it’s had to be cancelled, so here is a ‘virtual’ pride and some reflections ...
  • Lindy. The Return of Little Light
  • Lindy. The Return of Little Light
  • Screening (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 18:00 Q&A (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 19:40 &   Ida Persson Lännerberg, 72′,  Sweden 2019 Original version with English subtitles Lindy Larsson grew up in a small paper mill town in southern Sweden. He’s never been ac-cepted for who he is as he’s always been different. As a little boy, he was thin, girly-like andwithout friends. ...

8:00 pm

  • “The Takings of Charlie Lee” a Poem by Damian Le Bas
  • “The Takings of Charlie Lee" a Poem by Damian Le Bas
  • Screening (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 21:30 & … but you can watch this film worldwide here!   Charles Newland, 2′, UK 2020 Original English version THE TAKINGS OF CHARLIE LEE is an original poem written and performed by Romany-Gypsy author Damian Le Bas. Shot in stark black and white on the south coast of England, ...
  • My Gypsy Road
  • My Gypsy Road
  • Screening (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 21:30 &   Vilma Kartalska, 27′, Bulgaria 2020 Original version with English subtitles Roma culture is usually associated with music, dance and songs. But what happens when a Roma girl decides to become an actress in Bulgaria? She creates a precedent. MY GYPSY ROAD is a documentary film about the path ...
  • Tcha
  • Tcha
  • Screening (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Thursday, 19/11/2020 | 21:30 &   Ádám Miklós, 52′, Hungary 2019 Original version with English subtitles On the stage there is a violin virtuoso confidently playing Hungarian Nóta while seven other musicians are accompanying him on various kinds of instruments. The audience breaks into an enormous applause. Tcha Limberger, however, cannot see any ...

 

Friday, 20th of November 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Contemporary Past – AKE DIKHEA? 2020 School Screening
  • Contemporary Past - AKE DIKHEA? 2020 School Screening
  • Contemporary Past Kamil Majchrzak, 60′, Germany 2019 Datum: 19 & 20 / 11 / 2020 | 10:00 – 12:00 Every year the Festival of Romani Film AKE DIKHEA? offers screenings to Berlin schools, combined with discussions between pupils and film-makers, the festival team, contemporary witnesses and experts. This offer should not be missing in the fourth edition either: ...

6:00 pm

  • Unerhört jenisch (The Unheard of Jenish)
  • Unerhört jenisch (The Unheard of Jenish)
  • Screening (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 18:00 Q&A (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 19:40 & Karoline Arn, Martina Rieder, 93′, Switzerland 2019 Original version with English subtitles He plays with the cliché picture. He senses his roots: Stephan Eicher. The path leads into the Grisons mountains, to the once immigrant families and their legendary dance music. In these Jenish families ...

8:00 pm

  • The Great Raid
  • The Great Raid
  • Screening (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 21:30 &   Seo Cizmich, 15′, Spain 2020 Original version with English subtitles The short film deals with the events of the 30th July 1749, which have become known as “the great raid” and which stand for the detention and expulsion of the Roma by the Spanish authorities. The film ...
  • Lety
  • Lety
  • Screening (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Friday, 20/11/2020 | 21:30 &   Viola Tokárová, František Bikár, Renata Berkyová, 60′, Czech Republik 2019 Original version with English subtitles In 2018, the Czech state bought from AGPI a large-capacity pig farm located in Lety u Písku on the site where a concentration camp for Roma was established during the second world ...
Saturday, 21th of November 2020

10:30 am

  • On Being Included: Networking & Think Tank für Filmfestivals
  • On Being Included: Networking & Think Tank für Filmfestivals
  • Workshop Date: 21 / 11 / 2020 | 10:30 – 15:30 Uhr Place: Online-Event Free entrance Registration required: canan.turan@roma-filmfestival.com In English language Numerous film festivals in Germany have a political, activist or identity-related focus. In the last few years, they have become more, especially in the areas of anti-racism, anti-colonialism, gender, feminism and LGBTIQ+. What are the philosophy, strategy and goals of ...

4:00 pm

  • Doc Project Lab
  • Doc Project Lab
  • Mentoring Workshop Date: 21 / 11 / 2020 | 16:00 – 18:00 Place: Online-Event Free entrance Industry event Only for selected documentary projects In English language Three documentary film projects that tell a story about protagonists from the Sinti* and Roma* community. Three experienced mentorsfrom Germany from the fields of film festivals, television and production. A 30 minute time slot per film ...

6:00 pm

  • Zakarpattia
  • Zakarpattia
  • Screening (Online) from: Saturday, 21/11/2020 | 18:00 Q&A (Online) from: Saturday, 21/11/2020 | 19:40 &   Shaun Williams, 85′, Ukraine 2018 Original version with English subtitles This ethnographic film examines issues of place, identity, and traditionality among wedding musicians in the borderlands of Transcarpathia, Ukraine. The film follows the Manyo Family Band from the small town of Tiachiv as they embark ...

8:00 pm

  • The Deathless Woman
  • The Deathless Woman
  • Screening (Online) from: Saturday, 21/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Saturday, 21/11/2020 | 21:40 &   Roz Mortimer, 89′, UK 2019 Original version with English subtitles THE DEATHLESS WOMAN is a ghost story for the 21st Century. This urgent and magical hybrid documentary fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with a ghostly narration and direct to camera testimonies from survivors and witnesses ...
Sunday, 22th of November 2020

4:00 pm

  • Soroca’s Bolishoi Theatre
  • Soroca's Bolishoi Theatre
  • Screening (Online) from: Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 16:00   Eugeniu Popovici, 51′,  Moldova 2018 Original version with English subtitles Nicolae is a 9-year-old boy. He is a student at the Russian language school in Soroca, a small town in the north of Moldova. He likes going to school very much. He is looking forward to the last day of school to find ...

6:00 pm

  • Panel Discussion: Intersectionality in Film and Television
  • Panel Discussion: Intersectionality in Film and Television
  • Panel talk Date 22 / 11 / 2020 | 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr Place: Online-Event Live Streaming: & In English language An identity seldom comes alone: Our origin, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, mental and physical condition, religion, and more, determine our privileges or marginalization in society. The concept of intersectionality focuses on the fact that people are ...

8:00 pm

  • Chacho
  • Chacho
  • Screening (Online) from:  Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from:  Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 21:00 &   Vitalii Havura, 20′, Ukraine 2020 Original version with English subtitles Yanush is a young Roma man from a family that has a good standing in the community. He is about to get married to Zlata, a Romani girl whom he barely knows. After both of ...
  • Letter of Forgiveness
  • Letter of Forgiveness
  • Screening (Online) from: Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 21:00 &   Alina Serban, 15′, Romania  2020 Original version with English subtitles In the household of a wealthy Romanian noblewoman in 1855, Maria, a Roma-Gypsy slave, fights to obtain freedom for her son Dinca. Based on a true story of a Roma mother and son whose life ...
  • Prodana
  • Prodana
  • Screening (Online) from: Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 20:00 Q&A (Online) from: Sunday, 22/11/2020 | 21:00 &   Aleksandra Nestorov, 19′, Serbia 2019 Original version with English subtitles Four older Roma women relive their experiences of survival or evaded forced marriage, obstacles they have encountered because they’re Romnja – in education and employment, as well as their attempts to maintain their integrity and ...

 

Monday, 23th of November 2020

6:00 pm

  • Memories of Appleby Fair
  • Memories of Appleby Fair
  • Screening (Online) from: Monday, 23/11/2020 | whole day Q&A (Online) from: Monday, 23/11/2020 | 19:30 &   Julie Colman, 6′, UK 2020 Original English version For only the second time in it’s history Appleby Fair in Cumbria, England, the biggest Traveller Fair in Europe, was cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic. This short film collects memories from fair goers young and ...
  • Active (citizen)
  • Active (citizen)
  • Screening (Online) from:  Monday, 23/11/2020 | whole day Q&A (Online) from:  Monday, 23/11/2020 | 19:30 &   Piotr Goldstein, Jan Lorenz, 30′, Serbia 2019 Original version with English subtitles ACTIVE (CITIZEN) deals with the life and work of a Roma refugee from Kosovo who collects garbage on the streets of Novi Sad, Serbia. The film is a visual ethnography that focuses ...
  • Roza’s song
  • Roza’s song
  • Screening (Online) from: Monday, 23/11/2020 | whole day Q&A (Online) from: Monday, 23/11/2020 | 19:30 &   Lowri Rees, 45′, Norway 2016 Original version with English subtitles The documentary follows its protagonist Roza as she realizes her dream of recording the first Norwegian Roma music CD, despite all obstacles. The film provides insights into the Norwegian Roma community. Roza’s song Trailer ...

9:00 pm

  • Award Ceremony
  • Award Ceremony
  • Date: 23/11/2020 | 21:00–22:00 Live Streaming: & In English language As every year, this year’s festival jury – Katalin Barsony, Paul Dandos, Rebecca Heiler and Lisa Smith – will select the Best Film and the Best Short Film of the festival. Artistic and technical quality play just as much a role as the social and political impact ...