Deadline: 1st November 2020
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Berlin Critics’ Week 2021: Call for Conference Proposals

February 10, Berlin

For the past four years, the Critics’ Week has begun with a kick-off conference taking place on the first day at various locations allowing for detailed debates on urgent questions of film culture. So far, the focus of this format has been on German cinema, political film, the philosophy of audience concepts, Christoph Schlingensief’s artistic practice and cinema as a pluralistic space of discourse.
In the opening conference of the upcoming edition of Berlin Critics’ Week, we will concentrate on a concept which provokes discussion through its complexity: The German term of “Konsequenz” – which simultaneously translates as coherence/consequence – is at the heart of the event and becomes a film-critical tool. What can it mean to act artistically and politically in awareness of the consequences of one’s own actions? Does a stronger sense of solidarity within the film industry naturally follow from the Corona crisis and is solidarity a question of attitudes or interests? Can and do artists want to understand the consequences of their work? What does a coherent aesthetic look like and what does coherent art have to do with political convictions? Can art be autonomous? And isn’t it exactly the freedom of art to defend the accidental and playful? We will consider submissions until 1 November. Further informations here:

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