05 March 2006

Directors Lounge

...Directors Lounge started as an experiment, a relaxed space for filmmakers, videoartists and everybody interested in experimental forms of cinema and videoart, during The Berlin International Film Festival.

Directors Lounge functioned as a hideaway, a meeting point and also as a starting point for new creative collaborations. At a time when Berlin is addicted to cinema Directors Lounge presented rare, experimental or simply unknown works which often don't fit into any category.

Video installations and Live-events that go beyond the boundries of the screen expanded the program literally. The overwhelming response by both, the public and the artists encourages us to continue Directors Lounge not only as an annual event but to seek for new collaborations as well.

Since our start in february we had been invited by several institutions, art-events and cinematic venues to show special screenings and exhibitions. The new launched Directors Lounge television is a first step to explore new ways to distribute video-art over the net. The fact that these opportunities are widely reduced by some Hollywood-majors to a debate about piracy underlines the necessity for an active engagement in these developments.

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