Around the World in 14 Films

9th edition

Nov 28 - Dec 07, 2019
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Berlin, Germany

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Narrative fiction
Film length Full length
Genre Independent

Mission / description Every year in late November/early December the international film festival AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS brings 14 extraordinary independent films from 14 regions of the world to Berlin.
Taking the audience on a cineastic journey from South America across the Atlantic to Africa, through different parts of Europe and on to the Near East, the Middle East, Central Asia and all the way to the Far East before heading back acoss the Pacific to North and Central America.

Each film representing a unique artistic visions.

Each of the 14 films will be presented by a renowned German director, who will introduce both the film and its director (if he is in attendance), and moderate a discussion with the audience and the director immediately after the film.

All 14 films premiered at leading international film festivals such as Cannes, Rotterdam, Locarno and Venice. Most of these films are without German distribution. But AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS brings these gems to the big screen in Berlin.

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Rating Summary

Overall

4.05
Atmosphere / Experience
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Industry Connectivity
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Quality of films
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Quality of screening
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Value for money
4.5
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Service/Guest Relations
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Special Activities
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Jana attended as a guest in 2012

4.0
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Great selection of films. Really a festival created for the audience, in Berlin and Potsdam. Sadly the sound at the Babylon wasn't very good. Jana Around 7 years ago

Claire attended as a guest in 2012

4.0
/ 5

Around the World in 14 Films is a true package in terms of its offerings to the industry members involved and its audiences. It is a curated festival, choosing 14 of the major stand out successes of the year's festival circuit and bringing them together in a week at Berlin and Potsdam. Most films have a Q and A hosted by a well- esteemed member of the German film industry and most feature an authoritative figure from the film. Altogether they seem to be maintaining a high quality of programming, growing audiences through a proven standard. I do however feel they are restricting themselves in terms of overall concept (ie. 14 films from 14 countries) and venue capability. For example, while the Berlin Babylon is a great opening night venue, the screening's sound quality was low, and the alongside presentation of the opening night film, a little clinical. Maybe, also this festival just need to remember to have a bit more fun and this energy will be felt by its attendees. Claire Around 7 years ago