interfilm Festival

be a better being

Self versus system: film meets science!


Deutsche Kinemathek
Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin

Thu 17 Nov 2016 › 5:00 pm › Session 1 › What a difference a day makes …
Thu 17 Nov 2016 7:30 pm › Session 2 › Ain´t No Way?
Fri  18
Nov 2016 4:30 pm Session 3 › Another Brick in The Wall 
Fri  18
Nov 2016 6:45 pm › Session 4 › Don´t stop me now!
Fri  18
Nov 2016 › 8:45 pm › Award Ceremony

be a better being @ interfilm Festival:

Sat  19 Nov 2016 › 9:00 pm Roter Salon
Sun 20 Nov 2016 › 8:30 pm Zeiss Großplanetarium Kino - tickets

Highlights and winners from the film competition, revealing the reflections emerging from science, film, and the public sphere.

Die Junge Akademie

launches with the short film competiton ´be a better being´ the discussion through film makers and academics on the 17th to the 18th of November 2016 in the Deutsche Kinemathek. The talks will reflect the desire to ameliorate tensions between individual and society.

‚be a better being!‘ is a phrase that is generally directed at oneself. Its focus is the increasingly widespread drive for individual improvement, the desire to become a “better being”. Yet what does it mean to be a “better being”? What criteria should be used to define such a concept? And what about the social and political components of self-improvement, in other words: the goal of a more inclusive society, a more cohesive commonwealth of people, social groups, and nations, particularly against the backdrop of the current crisis of European integration and solidarity?

Anna Henckel Donnersmarck will moderate the event.

The entrance is free

>> The program / 4 sessions / Competition <<

Read: "Perspectives", the project´s blog here

A project from Die Junge Akademie

The project is led by Dr. Philipp Kanske Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Prof. Dr. Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Dr. Evelyn Runge, Fellow der Martin Buber Society, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.Philipp Kanske is Member of Die Junge Akademie, Evelyn Runge and Magdalena Nowicka are Alumnae. The script writer Bobby Henzler is coordinating the project.

The Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as the first academy in the world specifically dedicated to promoting the next generation of outstanding scholars. Its members stem from all academic disciplines as well as from the arts. Through their projects, members explore the potential and boundaries of interdisciplinary work, seek to create a dialogue between scholarship and society, and bring fresh ideas to the discourse of academic policy. The Junge Akademie is co-owned by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften – BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina), with its head office located in Berlin.

The project from Die junge Akademie is supported by Commerzbank Stiftung. Partners are Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Filmarche, Deutsche Kinemathek and interfilm Berlin. Mediapartner is H-Soz-Kult

Remember the Kick off at interfilm 2015

Be a Better Being: Introducing a new Format

Remember: The project started one year ago at the interfilm interforum with the Kick off at Grüner Salon. We announced the theme, discussed it, even put a film in focus.

And: we ate a great cake!