Date: Saturday, January 31 2015
Screening: starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Location: Caligari Theater/ ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi, Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin

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Once again after four successful editions, LaborBerlin presents DIFFRAKTION, its annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, DIFFRAKTION is very excited to welcome guest programmer Koyo Yamashita who is presenting a selection of Japanese experimental films made between 1975 and 1980. The program provides a glance into one of the most fruitful periods in independent Japanese cinema. With works rarely screened in Germany, it also serves as a unique opportunity to experience one of Japan’s most unruly and idiosyncratic artistic scenes. Koyo Yashamita is the artistic director of the Image Forum Festival and programmer of Image Forum, one of Tokyo’s best-known independent cinemas. He joins us after taking part in the Jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

This program will be accompanied by our traditional program of new films, Installations and expanded cinema performances by lab members and friends. As always the films range widely in formal and thematic approach yet they all explore the unique and ever expanding qualities of analog film.



Between The Frames
Japanese Experimental Film: Prolific Years 1975-1980
Presented by Koyo Yamashita

Atman by Toshio MATSUMOTO
My Movie Melodies by Jun’ichi OKUYAMA
Dutchman’s Photograph by Isao KOTA
Switchback by Nobuhiro KAWANAKA
Film Display by Shunzo SEO
Heliograph by Hiroshi YAMAZAKI
WHY by Keiichi TANAAMI
Hikari by Nobuhiro AIHARA
Still Movie by Yoichi NAGATA
Xénogénès by Akihiko MORISHITA
SPACY by Takashi ITO


New Films and Performances by Members & Friends

Friedrichsfelde Ost by Nenad COSIC & Milica JOVCIC
Plant In My Head by Pedro MAIA
T’chelet by Deborah PHILLIPS
In The Traveler´s Heart by DISTRUKTUR
Alcheringa by Björn SPEIDEL
Tigerlelles Entropie by Dagie BRUNDERT
Ghost Culture – Mouth by Lewis LLOYD
Schuld Sind Alle by Viktor DILL
Now I Want To Laugh by Anja DORNIEDEN & Juan GONZALEZ
Passenger Film 2 by Robert PRIDEAUX
Over The Dog Days by Klara RAVAT

Lucas MAIA