Berlin

  • Narcissism: The Auto-Erotic Images

    Narcissism: The Auto-Erotic Images

    2023

    1h.30min

    16+

    "Challenging Identities" - A lesbian non-binary artist's documentary on gender, self-love, and narcissism, honored at Berlin Pornfilmfestival.


  • Janine F.

    Janine F.

    2004

    1h.20min

    16+

    The tragic story of an artist who was torn between passion and obsession and died under mysterious circumstances.


  • Allesandersplatz

    Allesandersplatz

    2021

    53min

    16+

    In the heart of Berlin, a GDR ruin is given a new lease on life and becomes a center for art, culture and community.


  • My Wonderful West Berlin

    My Wonderful West Berlin

    2017

    1h.38min

    16+

    Romy Haag, Rosa von Praunheim, Ades Zabel and Udo Walz talk about their fascination with the dream destination West Berlin.


  • Monolith

    Monolith

    2023

    1h.12min

    16+

    A 24-hour odyssey through Berlin, full of subtle tension and existential questions.


  • Never Sleep Again

    Never Sleep Again

    1992

    1h.32min

    16+

    After a wedding party, three friends from Hamburg are stranded Berlin. A fast-paced odyssey through the urban wasteland of this once divided city.


  • Junk Space Berlin

    Junk Space Berlin

    2023

    1h.45min

    16+

    Welcome to the marginal deviation of reality. An inexplicable rift runs through the dystopian Berlin and four outsiders venture to find their friend.


  • Notes of Berlin

    Notes of Berlin

    2021

    1h.43min

    16+

    A film in episodes based on the trend blog "Notes of Berlin" that sheds light on the urban madness of everyday life.


  • Ramba Zamba

    Ramba Zamba

    2023

    1h.29min

    16+

    To live inclusion and not just to play it is the declared goal of the Theater Rambazamba from Berlin.


  • The Dreamed Path

    The Dreamed Path

    2017

    1h.27min

    16+

    After a vacation romance, Kenneth and Theres lose sight of each other. But fate brings them together again 30 years later.


  • The Light at the End

    The Light at the End

    2023

    1h.27min

    16+

    A group of radical climate activists takes matters into their own hands and eliminates suspected climate sinners.


  • East Cross

    East Cross

    1991

    1h.23min

    16+

    Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a 15-year-old girl tries to find a home in the Berlin of wastelands and ruins.


  • The Grass is Greener Everywhere Else

    The Grass is Greener Everywhere Else

    1989

    1h.18min

    16+

    Either the grass is greener, or the houses are bigger, or the sun is warmer ... anywhere else is better.


  • Gender Crisis

    Gender Crisis

    2021

    1h.20min

    16+

    Samson and Delilah: The Old Testament story of a man with irrepressible strength - as a silent film, told in a modern way.


  • Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather

    Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather

    1994

    1h.26min

    16+

    An intense trip into the gay bondage and leather scene: We meet contestants, bondage film actors, uniform fetishists and long-term slaves.


  • Hallelujah!

    Hallelujah!

    2006

    5min

    16+

    Christians on the one hand, and gays and lesbians on the other. Direct Cinema in short form.


  • Thirty

    Thirty

    2019

    1h.54min

    16+

    A senistive drama that authentically and lovingly captures the lifestyle of a group of young urbanites on the brink of a quarter-life crisis.


  • Strassenkaiser

    Strassenkaiser

    2017

    1h.25min

    16+

    Noah (12) arrives in Berlin to visit his father and gets caught up in adventures at the Carnival of Cultures.


  • AIDE MÉMOIRE - ein schwules Gedächtnisprotokoll

    AIDE MÉMOIRE - ein schwules Gedächtnisprotokoll

    1996

    16min

    16+

    Two years before his death, the HIV-positive Baldiga reviews his life, in selected episodes.


  • Freakstars 3000

    Freakstars 3000

    2003

    1h.15min

    16+

    Christoph Schlingensief's answer to "Pop Idol" was "Freakstars 3000".


  • E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    2004

    1h.41min

    16+

    A hospital in Berlin-Neukölln at midnight. A patient is being admitted. TV journalists are on the scene. The beginning of a story that tells itself.


  • For Nothing

    For Nothing

    2014

    1h.35min

    16+

    A political and sociological look at the transformation and gentrification of Berlin through teenage eyes.


  • A Fine Day

    A Fine Day

    2001

    1h.14min

    16+

    Deniz, 21 works as a dubbing artist and has just ended her relationship with Jan. In one short day, she goes through a separation and a new beginning.


  • Naomi's Journey

    Naomi's Journey

    2017

    1h.32min

    16+

    Based on a true story: The film examines the German justice system and its structural bias.


  • Chasing Paper Birds

    Chasing Paper Birds

    2020

    2h.3min

    16+

    Driven by their obsessions and fears, three Berliners lose themselves in the urban jungle.


  • Berlin 4 Lovers

    Berlin 4 Lovers

    2019

    1h.12min

    16+

    Tinder users in Berlin talk openly and honestly and about real-life encounters, both the good and the bad, with dates made using the famous dating app


  • Not Yet Over

    Not Yet Over

    2016

    1h.3min

    16+

    A position-finding exercise: where does feminism stand today in relation to reproduction?


  • Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace

    Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace

    2017

    1h.29min

    16+

    A delightfully absurd Berlin comedy about bicycle messengers, new age esoterica, and saving the world.


  • Datsche

    Datsche

    2018

    1h.34min

    16+

    A naïve New Yorker retreats to his dead grandfather's summer cottage (datsche in German) but instead of peace he finds Adam, a refugee in hiding.


  • Character One: Susan

    Character One: Susan

    2020

    1h.24min

    16+

    Susan is a glamorous train wreck: a delusional drug-addict and psychotic who compares herself to the likes of Maria Callas and Romy Schneider.


  • Lost in the Living

    Lost in the Living

    2018

    1h.17min

    16+

    A young Irish musician immerses himself into Berlin nightlife after a concert and loses more than just his friends in the process.


  • Everything Always All the Time

    Everything Always All the Time

    2019

    1h.26min

    16+

    What happens when your girlfriend suddenly has a penis?


  • Only One Blink

    Only One Blink

    2020

    10min

    16+

    This student film about the power of chance was lost for years and only rediscovered by chance.


  • For the Daemon

    For the Daemon

    2020

    1h.16min

    16+

    Cordt Hammer, a journalist, is possibly the last man on earth. He seems to be in the midst of a feminine revolution. Is this a dream?


  • Berlin Excelsior

    Berlin Excelsior

    2018

    1h.27min

    16+

    The anonymous Berlin concrete building "Excelsior" is only a temporary stop for its residents, yet some have been living there for more than 50 years.


  • Lovers

    Lovers

    2019

    1h.18min

    16+

    The merciless analysis of their failed relationship brings a newly separated couple closer together than ever before.


  • CaRabA - Life Without School

    CaRabA - Life Without School

    2019

    1h.29min

    16+

    What would kids do if they didn't have to go to school? Five young people follow their interests in a world without compulsory education.


  • Family Fever

    Family Fever

    2014

    1h.18min

    16+

    A German Mumblecore tragicomedy set in a Brandenburg mansion. Three couples, six people, love, deceit, and the question: what's next?


  • GDR Experimental: Heracles

    GDR Experimental: Heracles

    1984

    10min

    16+

    Together with the dancer Fine Kwiatkowski, Lutz Dammbeck rehearses some elements for the planned performance of his media collages.


  • Lebe schon lange hier

    Lebe schon lange hier

    2019

    1h.38min

    16+

    A year in the life of an ordinary street in Berlin. With narration by Clemens Schick and music by Till Merten.


  • Only One Day in Berlin

    Only One Day in Berlin

    2018

    1h.14min

    16+

    Mia and Linda meet again after years in Berlin. Mia is in debt and plans to blackmail the man she has been having an affair with.


  • Hard & Ugly

    Hard & Ugly

    2017

    1h.11min

    16+

    Ridiculously funny analysis of metropolitan hipsterism in Berlin, the German capital.


  • Dil Leyla

    Dil Leyla

    2016

    1h.11min

    16+

    Leyla, a young woman from Germany, campaigns to become the youngest mayor of Turkey - in the town of Cizre, marked by civil war.


  • Cloud Making Machine: Between Home & Homeland

    Cloud Making Machine: Between Home & Homeland

    2017

    1h.15min

    16+

    Three young new-Berliners dream of the good life in the form of art studies, a rap career or simply a work permit.


  • Orpheus Rhapsodie

    Orpheus Rhapsodie

    2017

    1h.14min

    16+

    A woman dies in a tragic accident, but her soul remains in the here and now. But how? A quick-witted Berlin repairman has a hand in this...


  • Herbstflattern

    Herbstflattern

    2013

    1h.6min

    16+

    Only armed with a phone number and a blurry profile picture, Lene searches the streets of Berlin an online acquaintance.


  • The GDR Complex

    The GDR Complex

    2016

    1h.30min

    16+

    The moving life story of Mario Röllig, who fell in love with a gay West German politician in the mid-80s and was imprisoned for it.


  • Love Me!

    Love Me!

    2014

    1h.23min

    16+

    A German Mumblecore movie, an ode to the city of Berlin, a romantic comedy, father-daughter drama, and a portrait of a woman all rolled into one.


  • Kaptn Oskar

    Kaptn Oskar

    2013

    1h.21min

    16+

    Oskar and Masha made a deal: a relationship but no sex. While Oskar soon regrets it, Mascha sleeps indiscriminately with older men. Can this work out?


  • Klappe Cowboy!

    Klappe Cowboy!

    2011

    1h.24min

    16+

    A newbie filmmaker from Hamburg arrives in Berlin, convinced that he'll make it big. Instead, he ends up shooting an 'adult' art movie!


  • The Long Summer Of Theory

    The Long Summer Of Theory

    2017

    1h.22min

    16+

    Berlin, summer 2016: Nola, Katja and Martina live near Hauptbahnhof. Time is running out - they are going to lose their flat. "What now?" they ask.


  • Der Konzertdealer

    Der Konzertdealer

    2017

    1h.26min

    16+

    An unusual portrait film about ex-punk Scumeck Sabottka, who has been a trailblazing tour and concert promoter for 30 years.


  • Sexarbeiterin

    Sexarbeiterin

    2016

    1h.36min

    16+

    Lena Morgenroth, sex worker and computer scientist, is the opposite of the miserable cliché of prostitutes and offers an insight into her live.


  • Ben Berlin

    Ben Berlin

    2015

    1h.30min

    16+

    Portrait of action artist, environmental activist, natural philosopher, gallery owner and "anarchist" Ben Wagin.


  • Two Suns Project

    Two Suns Project

    2014

    46min

    16+

    What is inclusion and what does it mean for the future? Ana Trkulja documents the Brotfabrik Berlin inclusion project Two Suns.


  • Be There

    Be There

    2017

    1h.21min

    16+

    A reclusive man must break out of his self-imposed prison. But neither he nor the outside world is ready for it.


  • Ties That Bind

    Ties That Bind

    2017

    1h.42min

    16+

    The director is drawn into the conflicted of her parents by an inheritance matter.


  • Speaking Of Love

    Speaking Of Love

    2017

    19min

    16+

    SPEAKING OF LOVE tells of being in love and friendship, reluctance and overcoming obstacles, giving things a shot and of failing to get things right.


  • Betongold

    Betongold

    2013

    52min

    16+

    Award-winning investigative documentary combines live action and animation to show the struggle against unscrupulous realtors.


  • Ralf. Sex in the Desert

    Ralf. Sex in the Desert

    2012

    1h.46min

    16+

    Ralf is crazy and scary. But he's also funny and disgusting. A portrait of an exuberant individual – who's too intense for his surroundings.


  • Berlinized

    Berlinized

    2012

    1h.23min

    16+

    A tour of 1990s’ Berlin, capturing the unique vibe of the club culture and art scene at a very special time in history.


  • Addiction

    Addiction

    2012

    1h.25min

    16+

    In this documentary we follow four people in Berlin - three men and a woman – who live their daily lives under the sign of drug addiction.


  • Time Out

    Time Out

    2011

    49min

    16+

    A bunch of men go on a short vacation and set their inhibitions aside.


  • Papa Gold

    Papa Gold

    2011

    1h.17min

    16+

    Denny lives in in the city, boozes and dances through the night, and sleeps with one girl after another.


  • Mauerpark

    Mauerpark

    2011

    1h.18min

    16+

    This documentary captures a summer in Berlin and opens a window to the unique and complex park cosmos and its feeling of freedom.


  • The Good American

    The Good American

    2009

    1h.32min

    16+

    A portrait of Tom Weise, one of the initiators of HustlaBall, a project to promote the acceptance of male prostitutes.


  • Heroes From the Neighbourhood

    Heroes From the Neighbourhood

    2007

    1h.28min

    16+

    This turbulent comedy from Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg is a round dance of relationships, dreams and coincidences.


  • Rocket Perelman

    Rocket Perelman

    2017

    1h.48min

    16+

    In a quest for self-directed living, ten artists near Berlin join forces to start the artist's colony 'Rakete Perelman'. But, they need money.


  • Back to Nothing

    Back to Nothing

    2016

    1h.36min

    16+

    With a mixture of horror and comedy, this morality tale tells the story of a group of urban nomads fleeing from demolition excavators.


  • Mikel

    Mikel

    2017

    31min

    16+

    A slice of the live of the undocumented migrant Mikel, working odd jobs in Berlin to survive.


  • Electricity

    Electricity

    2015

    1h.19min

    16+

    Berlin-based independent filmmaker Eva Heldmann interviews five people who cannot pay their electricity bills.


  • Berlin: Hasenheide

    Berlin: Hasenheide

    2010

    1h.12min

    16+

    The Hasenheide in Berlin is a inner-city park that plays home to a colorful mix of urban dwellers: from people walking their dogs to drug dealers.


  • DeXit: The Next Refugee Are You

    DeXit: The Next Refugee Are You

    2016

    1h.35min

    16+

    Germany in the near future: a group flees from violent demonstrations, night curfews and bomb attacks out of Berlin.


  • Welcome Goodbye

    Welcome Goodbye

    2014

    1h.22min

    16+

    Currently, Berlin is experiencing the highest growth rate of tourism in the world, a situation not everyone is happy about.


  • Berlin Now

    Berlin Now

    1984

    58min

    16+

    A stroll through the bizarre tapestry of what was once West Berlin - a city riddled with empty lots and free space and surrounded by a wall.


  • Zertifikat Deutsch

    Zertifikat Deutsch

    2009

    1h.30min

    16+

    More and more immigrants have been the landing in Germany since the 1950's. But it wasn't until 2005 that a new immigration law went into effect.


  • Lifetimeshort

    Lifetimeshort

    2009

    1h.27min

    16+

    These self-assured ladies have everything under control, but in a world dominated by high tech communications and competition even they get the blues.


  • Saila - Punk Dystopia from Berlin

    Saila - Punk Dystopia from Berlin

    2008

    1h.34min

    16+

    Filmmaker Julia Ostertag creates a cinematic parallel universe, an odyssey through a doomsday scenario on the brink of apocalypse.


  • Saturn Returns

    Saturn Returns

    2008

    1h.33min

    16+

    Lucy and Derek roam the streets of Berlin. The city is their stage and playground, and life is a never ending post punk hedonism party.


  • Working On It

    Working On It

    2008

    50min

    16+

    Explore the contemporary queer arts scene in Berlin and how perceptions of femininity and masculinity are constructed.


  • After Effect

    After Effect

    2006

    1h.15min

    16+

    By chance, Kai is thrown into an agency for creatives and a love story that is treading water somewhere between art, capital and marketing.


  • Pashke and Sofia

    Pashke and Sofia

    2003

    30min

    16+

    Documentary about an age-old Albanian custom that lets women change their social gender by taking the oath of a “sworn virgin”.


  • My Life Part 2 - Mein Leben Teil 2

    My Life Part 2 - Mein Leben Teil 2

    2003

    1h.30min

    16+

    Angelika Levi explores her German Christian-Jewish family heritage through the archives of photographs, audio tapes and films collected by her mother.


  • Beat Beat Heart

    Beat Beat Heart

    2017

    1h.27min

    16+

    A playful romanticist has been waiting for the love of her life to return – when suddenly her newly separated mother moves in.


  • HomeSick

    HomeSick

    2015

    1h.38min

    16+

    The ambitious cello student Jessica and her boyfriend recently moved in together. But soon dark clouds are gathering above the young couple.


  • When I Dance

    When I Dance

    2016

    1h.7min

    16+

    In Daniela Lucatos docu WHEN I DANCE, four dancers from Israel, Spain and Italy attempt to interpret the stories of refugees.


  • Lotte

    Lotte

    2016

    1h.15min

    16+

    LOTTE, with her snappy, big city attitude, is impulsive and rough around the edges. No wonder she's constantly clashing with everybody.


  • Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise

    Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise

    2015

    23min

    16+

    Silvia Biagioni's NOTHING ESSENTIAL HAPPENS IN THE ABSENCE OF NOISE is an experimental documentary manifesto about Praxis Records label.


  • Black Panther – The Story of Emilie and Jacob

    Black Panther – The Story of Emilie and Jacob

    2013

    1h.19min

    16+

    Siblings Emilie and Jacob cannot help feeling a deep love for each other. After being apart for many years, they meet in the mountains.


  • A Low Life Mythology

    A Low Life Mythology

    2012

    1h.20min

    16+

    Mana lives in her own world, smokes weed and all her energy flows into her films. But when she meets Asten at a party, everything changes.


  • Japan Japan

    Japan Japan

    2007

    1h.5min

    16+

    At 19, after finishing the army, Imri moves from a peripheral city in Israel to Tel Aviv. All the while, he saves up so that he can move to Japan.


  • Zoe - Long Version

    Zoe - Long Version

    1999

    1h.19min

    16+

    ZOE perfectly encapsulated the lives of drifters in Berlin at the turn of the millennium.


  • The Beautiful Home

    The Beautiful Home

    2011

    1h.5min

    16+

    A house for the needy in Berlin - Schöneweide where 21 men live who have lost everything – is THE BEAUTIFUL HOME for these men.


  • Unlike U - Trainwriting in Berlin

    Unlike U - Trainwriting in Berlin

    2010

    1h.29min

    16+

    Join real legends of the Berlin graffiti underground culture on a trip through the city.


  • Night Shifts

    Night Shifts

    2010

    1h.37min

    16+

    A documentary set in Berlin about people who do things nighttime.


  • Hans in Luck

    Hans in Luck

    2009

    1h.2min

    16+

    A portrait of the Berlin bassist Hans Narva, his music, and his ironic denial of all rules – regardless of the authority behind them.


  • Zownir: Radical Man

    Zownir: Radical Man

    2006

    1h.0min

    16+

    ZOWNIR: RADICAL MAN is the portrait of Miron Zownir, one of the most censored photographers, filmmakers and crime novelists of our time.


  • Live Your Changes - Klunkerkranich

    Live Your Changes - Klunkerkranich

    2015

    1h.30min

    16+

    An urban garden and trendy club on the rooftop parking lot of a Neukölln shopping center: Klunkerkranich.


  • So Glad I Did

    So Glad I Did

    2011

    1h.6min

    16+

    This film follows singer Bruno Adams struggle against cancer as he continues to tour and write songs.


  • For The Time Being

    For The Time Being

    2018

    44min

    16+

    A life crisis and an encounter make Roman question everything.