Radical Frame Film Festival - 2023 Short Film Series

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The 2023 Short Film Series - Berlin is a unique opportunity for film lovers to discover the latest works and connect with fellow fans and 
industry professionals. The organizers look forward to presenting two nights full of film joy and unforgettable moments.

The festival will take place from May 9th to 10th, 2023 at the Lichtblick Kino - Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin    
+49 030 44 05 81 79. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office or online at lichtblick-kino.org

Film Program:


09. Mai 2023

18:30 Uhr


Concrete Forms of Resistance   27min
UK/Großbritannien 2019
Director/Regie: Nick Jordan


Filmed in Lebanon, Concrete Forms of Resistance is a documentary centered upon the abandoned ‘Permanent International Fair’ in Tripoli, designed by the Modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer in the mid-1960s. The film presents themes of progress and crisis, labour and capital, material and memory, contrasting the utopian vision of the original plans with the stark realities of sectarian divisions, regional conflicts and rising economic inequalities.


Linha (Line)    3 min
Brazil/Brasilien 2018
Director/Regie: Francisco Lira


Two men from the same community go out to work and their lives intersect in an unexpected way.

Frida    21 min
Tunisia/Tunesien 2021
Director/Regie: Mohamed Bouhjar


Frida, a school teacher, a women rights and equality advocate, struggles to keep her job by confronting her colleagues, the parents and the institution.


A Obra Final (The Final Masterpiece)   15 min
Brazil/Brasilien 2021
Director/Regie: Patrick Hanser


Two retired detectives, who were active during the Brazilian dictatorship, must confront the past when asked to depose to a Truth Commission regarding their investigation into the suicide of an artist and his infamous last masterpiece.

Brooklyn Park   15 min
USA  2019
Director/Regie: Nikola Duravcevic


Chronicling a single night in the life of Somali rideshare driver Abdi, Brooklyn Park is a modern day
immigrant tale that explores alienation, grief, and transcendence.


20:30 Uhr

A Terra Em Que Pisar (The Land Beneath Our Feet)    25 min
Brazil/Brasilien 2020
Director/Regie: Fáuston da Silva


Official Selection 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Joana decides to participate in an irregular occupation. This decision will give you much more than a home, but a new political conscience.


Val-E-Ree    10 min
USA 2022
Director/Regie: Samantha Lavin


Val, a former firefighter, now a shut-in, struggles against her agoraphobia with help from her neighbor.


Amnestia    15 min
Brazil/Brasilien 2019
Director/Regie: Susanna Lira


This film is about the pardon requests sent out by the "Amnesty Caravans" to all those whose lives were affected by Brazil's Military Dictatorship. The work is entirely composed of archive material and is narrated by Paulo Abraão, former National Secretary of Justice.


Los Anillos de la Serpiente (The Rings of the Serpent)    25 min
Chile 2020
Director/Regie: Edison Cajas


Chile, 1991. Ana, a brilliant forensic medicine professor, works to teach the country's future doctors. She lives with her daughter, Úrsula, who suffers from autism. One day, Ana's name appears on TV, on a list of former agents of the dictatorship.



10. Mai 2023

18:30 Uhr

Get Home Safe   14 min
Germany/Deutschland 2021
Director/Regie: Tamara Denic' (will be present for Q&A session)


Maya is a volunteer at the Way-Home-Phone, a service for anyone who feels unsafe on the way home at night, and would like a reassuring voice to accompany them through the night. One evening, she receives a call from Lea, who shortly before had an unpleasant encounter with a stranger. At first Maya wants to have the usual conversation with her, but soon it turns out that Lea is being followed by the stranger. Maya now tries everything to help her. But she has no idea that this call will also change her life forever.

Katvoman (Catwoman)  8 min
Iran  2022
Director/Regie: Hadi Sheibani


Mother and son played Catwoman-Batman Game before father came in. Meanwhile, some noise and screams are heard from the next door; it seems the man next door hurt his wife. It's time for the father to play a role in the game before the son finds out what he did.


Molaqat (Sandstorm)  20 min
Pakistan  2021
Director/Regie: Semab Gul


Official selection at Biennale di Venezia 2021
Official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2022

Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who uses it to blackmail her. Caught between his manipulative behaviour and the desire to experience love on her own terms, Zara searches for the strength to reject the confines of a patriarchal society.


The Letter Room  32 min
USA  2020
Director/Regie: Elvira Lind


2021 Oscar nominated, Tribeca Film Festival 2020, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020.

When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.


20:30 Uhr

Un Amor en Rebeldía (A Rebellion for Love)    14 min
Mexico 2018
Director/Regie: Tania Claudia Castillo


In the late 70's, Yan María Castro founded the first lesbian feminist group in Mexico. Within a climate of discrimination and repression, Yan María and her group organized a political movement to win their place in society.


Frida    23 min
Germany/Deutschland 2021
Director/Regie: Aleksandra Odic'


Awarded in Cannes with the Queer Palm for short movie 2021 Cannes Film Festival LGBT+ 

An encounter between a young nurse and her patient of the same age, Frida, on the border of professional distance and the desire for closeness.

Erdbewegungen (Deep Down Digger)  8 min
Germany/Deutschland  2019
Director/Regie: Marie Christin König


Hannah begrudgingly starts working for Eli, the caretaker of a cemetery. Faced with Eli’s quirkiness, Hannah feels uneasy at first. But soon a trusting relationship starts to form. At this peaceful place, surrounded by death, Hannah is able to find some life.


Same Old  15 min
USA/Canada  2022
Director/Regie: Lloyd Lee Choi


One bad night for a New York City delivery driver.


Skin (Haut)  20 min
USA  2018
Director/Regie: Guy Nattiv


2019 Oscar winner best live action short film

The Oscar-winning short film. In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.



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