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2022 Films

Shorts Program

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Film Ala Kachuu – Take and Run Directed by Maria Brendle A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in...
Doc Features

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

Film Mr. Bachmann and His Class Directed by Maria Speth The close bond between a school teacher and his students in a provincial German town.
Shorts Program

When We Were Bullies

Film When We Were Bullies Directed by Jay Rosenblatt A mind-boggling “coincidence” leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class – and fifth grade teacher...

Castro Priority Film Pass

Film Castro Priority Film Pass Castro Priority Film Pass
Shorts Program

Dear to Me

Film Dear to Me Directed by Monica Vanesa Tedja A 27-year-old Indonesian, Tim, is having a family vacation with both of his parents on a remote island...
Doc Features


Film Genderation Directed by Monika Treut 20 years after Gendernauts, a reunion with pioneers of the transgender movement.
Cinema Panorama


Film Hinterland Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky Vienna, 1920. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has collapsed. Peter Perg returns home from the Great War.
Castro Closing Night Film, Showcase

Precious Ivie

Film Precious Ivie Directed by Sarah Blaßkiewitz Two Afro-German half-sisters that never met before, get closer through their father’s death, search their roots and find...
Opening Night Film, Showcase

Next Door

Film Next Door Directed by Daniel Brühl Opening Night: Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time, with Daniel as his target.

Opening Night Benefit Reception

Special Event Opening Night Benefit Reception IMPORTANT NOTE: BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN UKRAINE Berlin & Beyond wishes to inform that proceeds...
Cinema Panorama


Film Princess Directed by Peter Luisi Josef would go to the ends of the earth for his little princess, Nina, his niece.

Shorts Program 2022

Program Shorts Program 2022 Captivating shorts program highlighted by 2 Oscar nominated films.
Children's Matinée

Laura’s Star

Film Laura’s Star Directed by Joya Thome Live-action adaptation based on "Laura's Star" by Klaus Baumgart
Cinema Panorama

Sweet Disaster

Film Sweet Disaster Directed by Laura Lehmus Pregnant Frida's life is turned upside down when Felix breaks up with her.
Goethe Forum

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter

Film Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter Directed by Andrea Schramm, Jana Matthes Young Israeli Yaar communicates the Holocaust with a computer game.
Shorts Program


Film Tala’Vision Directed by Murad Abu Eisheh Trapped in a war ridden reality, with the hope of one day playing in the neighborhood’s football field,...
Centerpiece, Goethe Forum

Dear Thomas

Film Dear Thomas Directed by Andreas Kleinert Dreamer, obsessive and a rebel: the story of Thomas Brasch.
Cinema Panorama, Swiss Film & Talk

And Tomorrow We Will Be Dead

Film And Tomorrow We Will Be Dead Directed by Michael Steiner The true story of a Swiss couple kidnapped by the Taliban.