3 Films by Mario Rizzi

Tuesday, the 13. May 2014, 10:40 by rita


20. 05. 2014 + 20:00 + Hardenbergstr. 33, Raum 9

Mario Rizzi was born in Italy and is now based in Berlin, Germany. He studied classics and psychology before turning his attention to photography at Ecole de la Photographie, Arles, France and the Slade School of Fine Arts, London, UK.
Rizzi’s photographs, films and video installations explore the impact of neo-liberal globalisation on individual lives through intimate, personal narratives. Rizzi collects these stories during extensive stays in the locations where his subjects live. He develops relationships with these ‘unknown’ people and uses their everyday actions to illustrate the pressures of global conditions.
Rizzi’s work has been exhibited at Open Space, Vienna, Austria (2012), National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2011), SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey (2011), Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2011), and International Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2010), among other locations. His work is part of several collections including that of the Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, and the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (Fund for the 21st Century, 2010), New York, USA.


1. Al Intithar/The Waiting, 30 min, 2013: The Syrian refugee camp Zaatari lies seven kilometres to the south of the Syrian border in the Jordanian desert. Living conditions in the camp are by no means easy and the refugees are far away from their husbands and sons, many of whom have stayed behind to fight.The film’s protagonist is a widow from Homs whose husband was killed in an attack by the Syrian army. Director Mario Rizzi followed this widow’s life at the camp for seven weeks. Life’s rhythms are dictated by the place, and life here is all about waiting.

2. Limina, 22 min, 2008: In this short film, rich of dark humor and irony, aliens are becoming Dutch citizens, while being taught how to perform their “new self”. Habits and customs that constitute and hold communities together turn into ridiculously empty gestures when exposed as pure performative acts. Over and over again we are reminded of the hard fact that nothing is as it appears, that subjects and realities are complex and can’t be taken for granted, and that truth and the real are no static, absolute concepts but dynamic ones, in constant making in our daily encounters with the “others” and in the seemingly impossible realm of human relations.

3. impermanent, 15 min, 2007: Ali Akilah is 96 years old and lives in Amman. He was born and lived in Lifta, the Palestinian village whose area today corresponds to West and North Jerusalem. While he recalls the events of his life, his words and feelings are infused with a sense of uprootedness and “permanent impermanence”. The short film was inspired by Giorgio Agamben’s writings on the “state of exception”.


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Qcine abend mit Carlo – 14.04

Monday, the 14. April 2014, 14:36 by rita

Liebe Qcine-Mitglieder,

diesen Montag (14.04.) findet um 20.00 Uhr wieder ein Qcine-Treffen statt.
(Hardenbergstrasse 33, Q-cine, Raum 9a)

Ich möchte einen Film vorstellen, den ich 2009 gedreht, aber bisher noch nie gezeigt habe. Der Titel ist “Infinita”.
Ich habe ihn nun endlich überarbeitet und fertiggeschnitten. Für mich war das “back to the roots”, d.h. zurück zu Lo-Fi-Ästhetik statt HD- Standard.

Der Film dauert 40 Minuten und ist lus*****tig.

Es lebe Mini DV,

Liebe Grüße, bis Montag…………………………..Carlo

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Qcine Filmabend am 24. März!

Monday, the 17. March 2014, 15:36 by rita

allo liebe Mitglieder von der Qcine,

seit längerer Zeit wird jetzt wieder ein Qcine-Filmabend stattfinden – am Montag, dem 24 März um 20 Uhr
(im Raum 9a).
Ich will meinen neuen Kurzfilm “2000 Euro pro Stück” zeigen und Episoden aus dem Film “Träume” von Kurosawa,
die finde ich nämlich ziemlich gut.
Ausserdem könnte man über “Qcine” und die Organisation der Filmabende im Allgemeinen reden.


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DIY Distribution workshop with Vika Kirchenbauer – reloaded!!!

Friday, the 15. November 2013, 13:41 by rita

d.i.y. film/video distribution workshop with Vika Kirchenbauer
Saturday, 30th November – 13:00 – 18:00

Frustrated with the fact that so many interesting films and videos never seem to make it to a screen, Interflugs/Qcine decided to offer a workshop where artist and filmmaker Vika Kirchenbauer will share some basics about distribution around following questions:

Where to submit? How to submit? When to submit? What’s important to include? How do I make a distribution plan? What are ‘premiere requirements’? How do I find out about deadlines? Is it worth paying submission fees? How will I receive screening fees?
What ways are there to make the submission process less time and money consuming? In which formats should my video be available?
If my film/video gets accepted to a festival, where can I apply for travel funding? How does that work?
How can past festival screenings of my film/video help me get funding for a next project?
What other platforms than festivals exist for the distribution of my work? Will this ever be sustainable?

The workshop will be held in English or German depending on the group of participants.There will be space for questions.

As we don‘t have capacity to have a very big number of attendants, please reserve your place in the workshop through the email: info@qcine.de

About Vika:

She is an artist and filmmaker. She has been self-distributing her work for the past 6 years. Her internationally awarded  films have been shown worldwide at more than 90 festivals including VIDEONALE.14, Uppsala Int’l Short Film Festival, São Paulo Int’l Short Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, cph:dox Copenhagen Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon Int’l Documentary Film Festival, L’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Hamburg Int’l Short Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, Busan Int’l Short Film Festival and Lausanne Underground Film Festival.



Wednesday, the 25. September 2013, 12:27 by rita

Auf grund ein generales update von die Qcine/Schnittplatz Computer, wird alle die data bald gelöscht.



Wenn ihr hilfe braucht, die sachen zu kopieren, sind wir immer Montags zwischen 14:00 und 18:00 Uhr da.

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Monday, the 23. September 2013, 18:32 by rita

Liebe Qcine leute,
Weil Interflugs-schnittplatz und Qcine sich jetzt Zusammen geschlossen haben, gibt es ab Oktober neue Ausweise!!
Das beteutet: die alte Qcine Ausweise sind bald nicht gultig.

Entwieder am info[at]qcine.de oder am schnittplatz[at]interflugs.de schreiben, wenn ihr im schnittplatz ab Oktober arbeiten möchtet.

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Qcine heute – 09/09

Monday, the 9. September 2013, 15:11 by rita

Hallo an alle!
Ich wurde heute hier im Hardenbergstr. um 20:00 sein.
Falls jemand kommt, können wir uns treffen und vielleicht etwas gucken?
Ich wurde mich freuen!

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Heute – 2. September – Keine treffen

Monday, the 2. September 2013, 10:23 by rita

Heute haben wir Interflugs Bewerbungsgespräche, deswegen können wir uns nicht treffen.
Am nächste Montag sind wir wieder da!
Ich könnte meine Filme dann zeigen, wann niemand etwas anderes bringen möchte – wenn ja, bitte einfach mir schreiben!

Bis zum nächste Woche!!

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05.08.13 – Film von Luiz Ortiz

Monday, the 5. August 2013, 13:05 by rita

tittle: a displacement of akira kurosawa’s short movie “sunhine through the rain” as a personal interpretation by luis ortiz

lenght: 13:33 min.

descritpion; a remake/apropiation of a Kuroswa’s short movie, at the same time an reenactment of a real happening, a displacement of a existing movie to berlin-neukölln in the present time but mantaining the original audio and a political statement adressing these questions: What language is ours? Wich culture, wich place, wich time? Which feelings own ourselves, which ones are universal? What is the destiny? What is the influence of the power of the politics, the economy, the nation and the nationality on our destiny?


Treffen heute – den 8. Juli

Monday, the 8. July 2013, 15:21 by rita

heute kommt vielleicht Baris vorbei, seine work in progress zu zeigen.
Wenn er es nicht schaffen kann, dann kann ich meine abschluss film zeigen.
Wir treffen uns im raum 9 – um 20:30!!

Bis dann!!

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