The Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest showcased the best of its 2017 Science Fiction film entries. We had submissions from 22 countries from around the world and screened 66 films of various kinds over two days. Berlin is a fascinating and almost unworldly city and was the perfect place to launch Germany’s first Sci-fi Film festival. We now look forward to 2018 when we will host our second festival. We want to celebrate this genre and its filmmakers who seek out new life and new civilizations, boldly going where no man has gone before.
Our first festival launchesd on the 17th and 18th November 2017 in Germany’s wonderful capital, Berlin. And we were pleased to announce that the screenings took place at Berlins’ world famous Babylon. The cinema first opened in 1929 for silent movies, it had an orchestra pit and a cinema organ which is still used today. It has three screening areas. The main theatre for 500 people and the smaller Salle 2 and 3 for 70 and 45 respectively. You can find out more here: BABYLON Wikipedia
Tickets for the this years festval can be found at BABYLON BERLIN
Entires for 2017 are closed. We will be opening submissions for 2018 1st March 2018.
Alexander Pfander – Festival Director
I am a scriptwriter, director & creator of films and series, with a strong interest in storytelling and new world creating. My media experience includes editing and post-production and am the creator of the award winning Sci-fi Webseries, Mission Backup Earth. I’m always looking for new adventures in the media world and as a Sci-Fi fan I want to connect filmmakers and audiences by showcasing work from around the world that celebrates the Sci-Fi genre. WEBSITE
Anthony Straeger – Associate Director & Head of Jury
I have been in the business for over 30 years, both as an actor and filmmaker. It’s a joy to be part of the launch of this festival. I have a love of both Horror and Sci-Fi movies and with the development of technology it is truly astounding the quality that people are now producing on virtually no budgets. My first feature Call of the Hunter was a low budget, but relatively successful movie. Since then I have been involved in writing and producing a number of projects. WEBSITE
Jack O’Shea – Associate Director & Jury
Has worked in the film industry over a number of years and had the pleasure of working as the 1st AD on Mission Backup Earth, where I met Alex Pfander. Like everything undertaking building a festival like the BSFF is a long and hard one. But we believe we have put an excellent team together that will deliver an exciting weekends entertainment.
Reginald Grünenberg – PR and Jury
In 2002 I was CEO and co-founded the German company Audiantis where we developed interactive streaming. In 2007 I opened its subsidiary Audiantis Japan K.K. in Tokyo. Recently a historical novel Shiboruto about a German physician who went to Japan in 1823 and introduced western sciences to the Japanese intellectuals. I am fascinated by science fiction and science fact.
For our first festival we felt it was important not just to have industry professionals and members of the BSFF team, but Sci-fi Fans as members of the Jury. There are many hours of footage to sit through, digest and judge, it is not an easy process, but is one of the most important parts of the festival.
WANTED – JURY MEMBERS for 2018: If you have a keen desire to watch now Films and help in what is the most important process of a festival, then please drop us a line with your details. CLICK HER EMAIL