Dokumentarfilmfestival Globale Berlin ()

Documentary Film Festival Globale Berlin


02 Feb 2020
Call for entries

30 May 2020
Festival closed

30 May 2020
Notification date

29 May 2020
31 May 2020


Brunnenstr. 7,  10119, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 29 May 2020      Festival end: 31 May 2020

Globale Berlin: the film festival critical of globalization is a space that offers a platform for emancipatory content and solidarity with various resistance struggles.

The selected films make visible a multitude of different struggles that radically oppose a globally dominant system in which capitalist exploitation, patriarchal violence, racism and discrimination threaten life and its future.

In the mainly documentary formats, we learn from inspiring forms of resistance worldwide that defend and build a world in which a dignified and self-determined life for all humans and animals in harmony with nature is possible. The resistance cannot be deterred by new manifestations of capitalism and colonialism, which are trying in a crisis to sell old structures in a new guise as an alternative. The idea of the festival is also to make visible real alternatives that are practiced and growing every day, to learn from them and let them flourish.

In the selection of film projects, the focus is not only on the end product film, but often on its way of origin and the connection between content and how, why and for whom it was produced. Above all, Globale supports perpetual and collective solidarity networks. Current films (from the last two years) are preferred or those whose content is important for topicality.

During the festival there will be an exhibition as well as food on a donation basis for concrete projects.

On the history of the festival:
Globale was born in Berlin in 2003 and later spread to other cities and countries. The anti-globalization protests that were growing stronger at that time were decisive for the worldwide replication of the festival. Today the Globale takes place in Leipzig, Bremen, Marburg, Salzburg, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Bogota. It has the same approach everywhere, but is made up of different Orga teams, most of which work independently of each other.

About the Festivalteam:
We are people with a critical political position on the contents of the festival. Our group is an open, non-hierarchical group in which members participate according to capacity and initiative. We work all year round on the selection of films and preparations and regularly organise individual film screenings outside the festival with activists* who are currently in town. None of us are paid to organise the festival.

The festival is non-commercial, self-organized and does not award prizes. More than just a film festival, it should be an interactive space in which critical reflection is offered through discussions, workshops and encounters with filmmakers*, activists* and artists*.

Subtitles in English.

Films produced from 2017.



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