December 5 – 9, 2019
Moviemento, Berlin, Germany
The Festival of Romani Film AKE DIKHEA?, in Romani language for YOU SEE?, is an international festival of films by and with Romani people which takes place for the third time between 5 and 9 December 2019 in Berlin. It presents the whole world from the perspective of Romani people: Which topics are important, how do we see ourselves, how do we want to be seen? It’s time to stop waiting for getting a voice. We create our own space and decide by ourselves about the content and forms of the events.
FILM SELECTION PROCEDURE
AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film is unique for its grass rooted selection procedure – thanks to our wide network of Romani organizations, communities and individuals from all over world; we can discover people, topics and perspectives, which would otherwise remain undiscovered, would have only local or national impact. The procedure is highly inclusive:
Till the 15th September 2019, we gather film proposals from different Romani communities, stakeholders or individuals. An international jury – Romani and non-Romani film professionals from Germany and several European countries– will meet from the 19th to 22nd September in Berlin to discuss maximum of 50 films pre-selected by the art director Hamze Bytyci and to select about 10 – 20 short or feature-long films to be shown during the festival.
All genres and lenghts can be accepted. Only film by Romani and non-Romani filmmakers with the highest level of critical reflection on prejudices towards Romani people can be accepted.