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Screenings, Panel Discussion & Afterparty

  • Kino Central 39 Rosenthaler Straße Berlin, Berlin, 10178 Germany (map)
berlin student film festival by kulturspace

This June 27, join us at Open-Air Kino Central for an exciting line-up of activities to kick off BSFF 2018! 

We will start with a panel discussion exploring the historical evolution of filmmaking—from old school movie productions using actual film, to our current digital 'point and shoot' age. This will be followed by a screening of some of the best film submissions of the year, and an afterparty with a DJ, featuring immersive experiences via VR, AR & 360° tech, a photobooth to capture special moments, social speed dating, and more.

*Ticket includes a complimentary wine or beer.


Panel Discussion - Filmmaking through the Ages: From Film to Digital, TV to Online Streaming

Join us as we explore the historical evolution of filmmaking—from old school movie productions using actual film, to our current digital “point and shoot” age.

Going to the cinema used to be an exciting way to spend an evening, and we were more than happy to watch a single episode of a TV series a week. All that changed with the arrival of on-demand video platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. Not only did that enable us to stream movies and TV programmes 24/7, with better access to quality independent productions, but Netflix also ushered in the age of binge-watching, effectively feeding our insatiable appetites for video content.

Meanwhile, Instagram stories have created a whole new format of short videos through which users share animated snippets of their day, hold interactive polls, promote content, products and services, and more.

The filmmaking landscape has transformed drastically, and will continue to do so in light of immersive technologies such as VR and AR paving the way for the next cultural shift. What does that mean for our next generation of filmmakers, and how do we make the most of these technological innovations? Add your voice to the mix by joining our talk and discussion.


Screening and announcement of winners from the following categories:

  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Jurors Choice
  • Music Video
  • Scenography & Set Design


Screening of shortlisted films in the the "Nomination Corner"

Here we'll present the runners up, looping throughout the night on 2 screens and with 8 headphones we welcome you to plug in, take a seat and watch these deserving student films.


Afterparty + VR experience

Afterparty at the adjacent funky individualistic bar, Eschschloraque Rümschrümp with the VR experience by CraftWork, they will bring 360° cameras, rigs and VR-headset for you to try it out. 


Our afterparty DJ: RJ Thyme

American writer and musician RJ Thyme explores a path of storytelling within experimental music. His live audio-visual performances take the listener on a journey – one that is not always comfortable, or fun, but deeply emotional. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Perfect Entropy/GLITCH label.