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A premier Berlin film festival address, Unknown Pleasures returns for the seventh time to focus on cutting edge work from the US. It kicks off 2015 with "Land Ho!". Catch the the fest at Kino Babylon through Jan 16.
Jan 1, 2015
Did last October's Lakino festival leave you hungry for more Latin American film? Get your fill at at this all-shorts edition of the fest, running from Apr 2-6 at Babylon Mitte.
Mar 27, 2014
This year, International Women’s Day on March 8 marks the beginning of Feminist Film Week, a festival dedicated to inspirational female filmmaking. Catch films that pass the Bechdel test Mar 8-13 at Babylon Mitte.
Mar 4, 2014
It’s hard to find yourself cinematically starved this month, but if the Berlinale's not enough, this year’s Berlin Independent Film Festival at Babylon Mitte offers its own groaning buffet table of features, shorts and more. Feb 8-18.
Jan 31, 2014
The sixth American indie film fest is now in full swing at Babylon Mitte where you can catch some yet-to-screen in Berlin Ami-gems through January 15. Read our picks here.
Jan 3, 2014
In cooperation with Exberliner, this year's Lakino Film Festival (Oct 8-13) is the biggest one yet, bringing 17 Latin American films to Berlin in addition to workshops, discussions and parties (including a piñata party). Don't miss it!
Oct 2, 2013
On Sat, Jun 22, Ivalo Frank will premiere “Open”, in which five Greenlandic criminals talk about their loneliness and longings at Babylon Kino in Mitte, to be followed by a Q&A with the director and accompanied by Greenlandic cuisine.
Jun 21, 2013
A tried-and-true Berliner jubilee, the ninth Achtung Berlin Festival at Babylon keeps it local by presenting 80 films all made in Berlin-Brandenburg. Three new awards will be given for categories best feature, documentary, and short. Apr 17-24.
Apr 15, 2013
The Unknown Pleasures film fest is underway once more at Babylon Mitte and it's still the best place to get your US indie flick fix.
Jan 2, 2013
Around the World in 14 Films hits Kino Babylon (Mitte) this month to showcase a selection of films from around the globe, plucked from the cream of this year’s festival circuit. It runs through Dec 8.
Dec 3, 2012
If you’re a sucker for soccer, be sure not to miss out on the annual 11mm festival dedicated to the sport, running March 9-11 at Babylon Mitte.
Mar 6, 2012
Every year Unknown Pleasures presents a selection of recent gems of US independent cinema. Though you can quibble about the ‘indie’ in some productions, cutting short the wait for German release is always a bonus.
Jan 2, 2012
Around the World in 14 Films begins on Nov 25, exploring the international cinema scene through a diverse selection drawn from the finest film festivals.
Nov 18, 2011
Latin American filmmakers now have a platform in Berlin to showcase their grassroots creations. The films promise to be a fast-paced mix of animation, experimentation, and documentaries.
Oct 3, 2011
Finally satiating our interest in film beyond the typically represented Latin American countries, the Instituto Cervantes is organizing a series of five screenings at Babylon Mitte of recent Chilean films. The festival starts Sep 5.
Sep 1, 2011
Following two exclusive previews of Lars von Trier's latest film Melancholia, Babylon Mitte is screening nearly a month of the films of the enfant terrible from the blockbusters to the rarified.
Aug 25, 2011 1 Comments
When Charlie Chaplin came to Berlin on March 9, 1931 to promote his film City Lights, he was received like a king. To mark the 80th anniversary of his visit, his entire body of work will be shown for the first time in Berlin.
Jul 15, 2011
Haven't seen a single Alfred Hitchcock film yet? Check out his earlier silent classics on the big screen.
Jun 15, 2011
Babylon Mitte isn't trying to outgun Berlinale, but the collection of independent films they will screen for their Unknown Pleasures festival is bringing in some big names, and some good films.
Dec 31, 2010 2 Comments
Honor Germany’s favorite agent provocateur, who recently died of lung cancer at only 49 years of age. If you don't know Schlingensief, a nice dose of Udo Kier is included in his works.
Dec 7, 2010
Over a dozen films, 14 days, and some of the most interesting contemporary directors of our time. Around the World in 14 Films focuses on films that don't have distribution yet (in Germany), so this might be your only chance to catch these gems.
Nov 24, 2010
Want to see those poetry lines on your book page dance? At the Zebra Poetry Film Festival filmmakers bring poetry to life in this four day festival of many stripes at Babylon Mitte.
Oct 14, 2010
Peter de Sève, the man who invented Ice Age’s Scrat, is sure to provide some fascinating insight at this year’s Pictoplasma, where he’s on the list of high-powered international speakers.
Apr 7, 2010