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TIE – Alternative Measures

From November 20th to 24th LaborBerlin participated in the Alternative Measures Festival in Colorado Springs (US). The festival focused on the work made in independent labs and film collectives around the world. Besides screenings, installations, panels and workshops, participants took time to talk about the future of analog film and how to strengthen the network of independent film labs and collectives.
Iana Stefanova, Oscar de Gispert, Meg Rorison, Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy presented two programs of films, multiple projections and performances by our members in Super8 and 16mm. They also taught a workshop on how to start a D.I.Y. film lab with an introduction to shooting and hand developing 16mm film.
Special thanks to the Goethe Institut in New York and German Films for their travel support.
Here is an article written about the event.
TIE Fotos_group meetingTIE Fotos_S8TIE Fotos - 16mm PresentationTIE Fotos - workshopTIE Fotos - dark room

filmLab EU symposium – Filmfestival Münster

LaborBerlin will participate in the FilmLab EU symposium organized as part of the Münster Film Festival.
FilmLab EU is a gathering of film/media-organizations and labs all over the European Union working in the field of alternative film making, production, distribution and/or independent film education. The aim of this get-together is to present suggestions for working structures and recommendations for a viable European network of independent filmmakers/ collectives.
Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy will represent the lab and present a program of films, which will also include works by Christopher Becks and Peter Miller, Guillaume Cailleau and Ben Russell, Björn Speidel, Phillip Widmann, and Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius.

Leerstand 2012 Oberhausen

robin-preston-03As part of “Leerstand 2012”, Kit-e.V., invited LaborBerlin e.V. to present films and film-related performances. The works are very diverse, both thematically and technically, offering a wide range of cinematographic experiences.

Some of the artists will be present during the event: Clara Bausch, Anja Dornieden, Melissa Dullius, Imogen Heath, Gustavo Jahn, Doireann O’Malley, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Iana Stefanova, Nicolaus Tscheschner, Nadja Tobias.

Those of you who happen to be in the Ruhr area on Dec 21st and 22nd, please feel kindly invited to join us!

For more infos on the event and the venue:

LaborBerlin at Theaterkapelle Friedrichshain

On Tuesday, Nov 27th, LaborBerlin presents films and projections by members and friends. The works cover a wide thematic and technical range, from in-camera improvisation through collage, linolfilm to found footage, all hand made, all analogue, all on film in super-8, 16mm and 35mm. Celebrate the beauty of do-it-yourself film with us! The event is presented by Nomaden Kino. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Featured artists: Clara Bausch, Christopher Becks, Oscar de Gispert, Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Imogen Heath, Jakob Kirchheim, Linn Löffler, Bernd Lützeler, Doireann O’Malley, Deborah S. Phillips, Niko Tscheschner, Nadja Tobias, Sophie Watzlawick

Join us for the after party in the Gewölbekeller of Theaterkapelle!
Visuals by Nomaden Kino, Music by DJ St. Bisoux

LaborBerlin Films & Projections
November 27th 2012
7:30 pm
Boxhagener Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Admission: 4 – 6 Euro

Nomaden Kino
DJ St. Bisoux

Press Release
German Flyer
English Flyer

LaborBerlin at the Wiener Festwochen

LaborBerlin members Arne Hector, Minze Tummescheit, Linn Löffler, Leila Saadna, Sophie Watzlawick, Iana Stefanova, Anja Dornieden, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Clara Bausch and Michel Balagué are in Vienna, Austria to take part in the Wiener Festwochen. As part of the “Into the City” program, they have set up a bus as a mobile film lab and cinema. The bus will be the base camp for a series of citywide interventions that will take place from May 27th until June 3rd. On June 5th there will be a closing presentation with live film performances in front of the Wien Museum.

At the same time, LaborBerlin members are taking part in “Gran Lux” a weeklong film program on DIY and experimental film from Europe. The screenings are taking place every evening from May 29th until June 4th. Screenings start at 8pm every night at Tonkino Saalbau.

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February 16th ‒ 18th 2012

Exhibition / Film Screening / Film Performances

LaborBerlin celebrates the analogue hand-processed film in a three-day event that includes an exhibition, a film program, and live film performances.

DIFFRAKTION is LaborBerlin’s very own annual event that showcases new works by its members and friends. After two successful editions in 2010 and 2011, LaborBerlin will once again take over Stattbad Wedding’s exhibition spaces and swimming pool hall. DIFFRAKTION will present a three-day exhibition, a film screening, and a performance night.

DIFFRAKTION kicks off with the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm, and culminates on Saturday, February 18th with a film screening and special live acts. The closing party will take place in the swimming pool hall. LaborBerlin is proud to present Étienne Caire as a special guest. On Saturday evening Étienne Caire and Xavier Quérel will present their live cinema performance Chéri-Chéri-16mm projector, 33cl rock´n´roll.

February 17th ‒ 18th 2012
Fr ‒ Sa | 15h ‒ 20h
Opening | Thursday, 16th February 2012 | 6 pm
Free admission

With installations by Andreas Kebschull and Andreas Zech, Doireann O’Malley, Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn, Juan David Gonzales Monroy.

Film Screening / Performance / Party
February 18th 2012 | 8 pm
Admission 5 Euro

Film Screening
Super 8, 16mm and digital projections. Works by Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius; Arnaud Gerber; Jakob Kirchheim; Juan David Gonzales Monroy and Anja Dornieden; Nadja Tobias and Joen Szmidt; Blank Blank; Deborah Phillips; Guillaume Cailleau; Clara Bausch; Christopher Becks; Michel Balagué.

Juan David Gonzales Monroy, Anja Dornieden, Lewis Watkins and Tobias Duvefjord, Chéri-Chéri

Traditionally with the charming Rebeka Bar (Super8 and Vodka on wheels)
DJs: Edo Nisme; General Zaza; DJ Télépathe; Bill Robin
Visuals: Paul Prendergast; Nadja Tobias; Beatpix

DIFFRAKTION takes place with the friendly support Stattbad Wedding, screenshot und Filmkunsttechnik Olaf Saeger.

LaborBerlin e.V.
Gerichtstraße 65, 13347 Berlin
S+U Wedding , S Humboldthain

Press contact: Melissa Dullius,

Click here to download the English press release
Click here to download the German press release

Chéri-Chéri -16mm projector, 33cl rock´n´roll

Anja Dornieden & Juan Gonzalez - Oro Parece

Jakob Kirchheim - Linölbüro

Deborah S. Phillips ‒ iiii

Nadja Tobias & Joen Szmidt - Flugplatzkatzen

Michel Balagué - At the end of the night

LaborBerlin beim Stuttgarter Filmwinter

Alle Macht der Super-8! Am kommenden Samstag, den 21. Januar, werden LaborBerlin Mitglieder Anja Dornieden und Juan David Gonzalez einen Super8-Workshop für Kinder beim Stuttgarter Filmwinter unterrichten. Die Teilnehmer werden ihre eigenen Schwarz-Weiß-Filme drehen und anschließend entwickeln. Die Ergebnisse des Workshops werden am Abend in einer öffentlichen Präsentation gezeigt.

Download der Programmbroschüre