November 19 – 23, 2020
The Festival of Romani Film AKE DIKHEA?, in Romani language for YOU SEE?, is an international festival of films by and with Romani people which takes place for the fourth time between 19 and 23 November 2020 in Berlin. It presents the whole world from the perspective of Romani people: Which topics are important, how do we see ourselves, how do we want to be seen? It’s time to stop waiting for getting a voice. We create our own space and decide by ourselves about the content and forms of the 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 world; we can discover people, topics and perspectives, which would otherwise remain undiscovered, would have only local or national impact. The procedure is highly inclusive:
Until 9 August 2020, we have collected suggestions and applications for films from various Roma and Sinti communities, stakeholders and individuals.
At the end of August 2020, the international jury consisting of Roma and non-Roma film professionals from Germany and other European countries met in Berlin. The jury discussed over 50 films, from which the festival programme was selected in joint consultation with the artistic director of the festival, Hamze Bytyçi. Together they chose a total of 17 short and feature-length films to be presented this year.
For the selection of the festival, we only accepted films by Roma and non-Roma filmmakers that show a high degree of reflection of the prejudices against Sinti and Roma.