• why ? ...because we can
Seriously, Directors Lounge started as an experiment, a relaxed space for
filmmakers,videoartists and everybody interested in experimental forms of cinema
and videoart, during TheBerlin International Film Festival.
Directors Lounge functioned as a hideaway, a meeting point and also as a starting point
for new creative collaborations.
At a time when Berlin is addicted to cinema Directors Lounge presented rare,
experimental or simply unknown works which often don't fit into any category.
Video installations and Live-events that go beyond the boundries of the screen
expanded the program literally.
The overwhelming response by both, the public and the artists encourages us
to continue Directors Lounge not only as an annual event but to seek for new
collaborations as well.
Since our start in 2005 we had been invited by several institutions, art-events and
cinematic venues to show special screenings and exhibitions.
The new launched Directors Lounge television is a first step to explore new ways to
distribute video-art over the net. The fact that these opportunities are widely reduced
bysome Hollywood-majors to a debate about piracy underlines the necessity for
an active engagement. in these developments.
Beside the art itself, the relaxed mood of a lounge was one of the great benefits of the
Directors Lounge. You actually could meet a bunch of directors every night thus making
the name Directors Lounge more than just a fancy label.
We will continue to focus on events that endorse such a vivid dialogue