2023 – 60 years of the Deutsche Kinemathek
Museum für Film und Fernsehen
Potsdamer Straße 2
Since the beginning of this year, the Deutsche Kinemathek has opened its doors to the public with a multi-perspective anniversary programme ‘ArchiVistas’, which focuses on the holdings of the archives and collections as well as the future orientation of the museum and the film heritage entrusted to it.
Experts from the Deutsche Kinemathek have been addressing their approaches to objects and collections in video and text form in the online journal ‘Insights’ (in German). Archivists from the Deutsche Kinemathek have also screened their film selections once a month in the ‘Filmspotting’ series at Kino Arsenal.
The highlight of the anniversary programme is the ‘ArchiVistas’ installation, in which 15 people with different professional and social backgrounds reflect on their vision of the future of moving images and archives. The film artist Julian Rosefeldt, art historian Bénédicte Savoy, filmmakers such as Fatih Akin, Mo Asumang and Wieland Speck, inclusion experts such as Barbara Fickert from the Kinoblindgänger association and Andreas Krüger from the Berlinische Galerie as well as pupils, students and many others have taken part. The installation will open on 4 October 2023. The general public is cordially invited to attend.
On the occasion of the 60th of the Deutsche Kinemathek, admission to the Museum of Film and Television is free in the week from 1 to 8 October 2023!
Anniversary programme ArchiVistas
• ArchiVistas, 4.10.2023 to 5.5.2024
An installation with:
Fatih Akin, director, producer and screenwriter
Mo Asumang, director, producer, presenter and writer
Bernd Buder and Lea Wohl von Haselberg, members of the Berlin-Brandenburg Jewish Film Festival programme collective
Silke Buhr, set designer and professor of Production Design at the Film University Babelsberg
Barbara Fickert, managing director of Kinoblindgänger GmbH
Susanne Heinrich, director and writer
Kimberley Kley and Alina Rausch, students of the Carlo Schmid Secondary School Berlin
Andreas Krüger, consultant for Accessibility and Inclusion, Berlinische Galerie
Alisa Rajewskaja and Philipp Hofen, students of art and visual history, Humboldt University Berlin
Julian Rosefeldt, visual artist and professor of media art, Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
Bénédicte Savoy, art historian and professor at the Technical University of Berlin
Wieland Speck, actor and director of the Berlinale Panorama section (1992–2017)
• ‘Filmspotting’ film series: ArchiVistas edition
Archivists present their selection of films. Every last Monday of the month. Behind the Scenes: accompanying texts will appear in the online magazine ‘Insights’.
• Online magazine ‘Insights’: ArchiVistas edition
Contributions to rarities in collections and archives
Behind the Scenes: employees present their favourite objects and films.
• Streaming offer ‘Selects’: ArchiVistas edition
‘Cinema on Cinema’ edition, from 15.10.2023, free streaming for three months
• ‘Fernsehsalon – Mein Auftrag’
Eighth edition: Klaudia Wick in conversation with Wolfgang Lippert
online from 3.10.2023 at deutsche-kinemathek.de
• 14.10.2023: Opening of the exhibition ‘The German Cinema – 1895 to the present day’
15.10.2023 to 18.8.2024, World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte
For the first time, the exhibition at the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site and the Deutsche Kinemathek provides a comprehensive and immersive look at German film history. The multimedia show spans the time from the legendary winter garden programme by the Skladanowsky brothers on 1 November 1895 in Berlin — two months before the Lumière brothers in Paris — through to early silent and sound films, to productions made in 2023.
• 25.10.-29.10.2023: Film Restored ‘Absence’
‘Absence’, the eighth edition of the festival, is dedicated to gaps in film history and material, as well as omissions thematised in film or chosen as an aesthetic device. Rosa von Praunheim’s ‘Anita — Tänze des Lasters’ (Anita – Dances of Vice) (GER, 1987) opens the festival programme that features films from five continents as well as international panels and lectures.
• 2.11.2023: Film premiere ‘Männerbilder des späten 20. Jahrhunderts’ (Images of Men in the Late 20th Century) (Thomas Schadt, 2023)
On the occasion of the handover of his production archive, documentary filmmaker Thomas Schadt presents an exclusive compilation film on the image of men in his films (1982–2000), followed by a workshop discussion.
• 3.11.2023 to 6.5.2024: ‘Fokus Fernsehen: Thomas Schadt”, Television Media Library
The Television Media Library presents a retrospective of Thomas Schadt’s films and displays selected exhibits from his production archive.
The media installation ‘ Berlin Sinfonien’ (Berlin Symphonies) with Berlin films by Walther Ruttmann (1927), Thomas Schadt (2002) and Johannes Schaff (2018) will be shown at the same time.
Deutsche Kinemathek — Museum of Film and Television, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon + Tue. closed, from 25.9.2023 also open on Mondays
Day ticket: €9, free in the week from 1 to 8 October 2023
The Deutsche Kinemathek is funded by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The ArchiVistas project is funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.