Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest is now in its 4th Year and we offer a platform for Independent Sci-fi Filmmakers to present their work on the big screen and to a live audience in one of the most beautiful and world famous cinemas in Berlin – The Babylon, where Metropolis was first screened in 1927. We are look to expand the horizons of the festival to make it more interesting, more international and more film-maker friendly.
Over the last three years we have shown over 300 films from 38 different countries. Our festival was the first genre specific Sci-fi film festival in Germany. We are passionate about film making and are interested in a all things Sci-fi from geek interest, documentary, web-series, narrative, animation, music, experimental, fan-films, in fact all things Science Fiction.
Our festival is evolving, we are adding more events and attractions as we go. We are pleased to host our regular Cosplayers and are looking to extend our events with workshops, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and book readings and exhibitions. It is a Sci-fi fun-fest that takes place over Friday and Saturday on the last weekend of November. We believe we have something for every science fiction fan.
Our first festival launched on the 17th and 18th November 2017 at Berlins’ world famous Babylon Cinema. 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.
Tickets can be purchased through BABYLON BERLIN
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.
Anthony Straeger – Festival Director
I have been in the business for over 30 years, both as an actor, filmmaker and writer. With a passion for horror and sci-fi, I’ve written a number of feature scripts including: Between the Walls, which has been optioned in the UK and The Kamenka Experiment, which has won two screen writing festivals in the US. A recent co-write Fotoautomat Man is currently in post-production. It’s a joy to be part of Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest and truly believe we are building something for the future.
Isabella Hermann – Festival Associate
Isabella Hermann is a political scientist by training and a science-fiction fan by passion. She holds a PhD in International Relations and talks and writes about how science-fiction interacts with world politics and mirrors societal challenges. In this sense, science-fiction shows us not only alternative futures, but makes us think about in what kind of future we want to live in.
Isabella works as scientific coordinator of an interdisciplinary research group on artificial intelligence at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Popular Political Science.
BERLIN SCI-FI JURY
Along with our Alex Pfander, Anthony Straeger and Isabella Hermann, we are delighted and honored to have a great team of jurist from filmmakers to agents and more.
BERLIN SCI-FI FILMFEST IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PEOPLE (BOTH IN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND OUTSIDE) WHO LOVE SCI-FI & WANT TO BE ON THE JURY… IF THAT IS YOU CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Rick McLeod is a director, writer, producer and sometimes actor, depending on his mood. He is also a BAFTA crew registered director of photography and cinematography and is currently attached to 2 independent European features as well as his own companies productions currently in development. Rick has no genres specific preferences, but is looking forward to viewing and being part of the berlin Sci-fi Filmfest Jury. Rick enjoys the creativity of film making with his company Celtic Storm Films.
Caprice Crawford is an American Talent Agent, producer and actress based in Berlin. She began working as a photographer, creating beautiful head shots for creative talents, including many celebrity actors. In addition to her photography work, she began working as a film producer and talent scout for new faces. Caprice has been running Crawford Talents International Agency since 2016 and is pleased to be the Panel Judge for BEST ACTOR & BEST ACTRESS and is awarding a total prize on behalf of the agency of 500 dollars.