May and June 2024

From Hamburg to Jersey and back

In May and June it’s time for two A Wall is a Screen tours in Hamburg at the 40thKurzfilm Festival Hamburg - more specifically one tour leading up to it three weeks prior to the festival and one during the festival. In the past we have spread out the starting points of our tours in Hamburg as much as possible all over the map, but somehow the area east of the Alster river has been a bit neglected by us – but no worries, this time we will make it to the other side of the Alster. The tours on May 17th and June 7th will start at the souther façade of the newly renovated Alster-Schwimmhalle – one Hamburgs most beautiful public swimming pools.

In between the two Hamburg tours we have a quick jump to the Channel Island of Jersey. Last year we visited the 13th Parish Film festival in St.Hellier for the first time and where positively overwhelmed by the huge crowd we attracted and also by the feedback from all over the island. So of course, it was a no-brainer to say yes, when we were asked to return once again. You can find a selection of last year’s photos here.

Looking forward to seeing you at our tours either in Hamburg or in St.Hellier!

April 2024

Opening Night @ Kaboom Animation Festival Utrecht

On April 5, we will be guests at the Kaboom Animation Festivalin Utrecht in the Netherlands for the second time. And we are delighted to be the official opening program of the festival again this year with A Wall is a Screen. Starting at 8:45 pm, we will parade through the city center of Utrecht with a program consisting exclusively of animated films, starting at Neude Square opposite the library. You can see what it looked like last year here.

See you at the Kaboom Festival!

March 2024

The Night of Living Cinemas in Zurich

Zurich's cinema landscape is undergoing major changes: traditional venues are closing and other projects have taken on a new framework. The living cinemas and their offerings stand all the more for diversity and the city's great cinema tradition. For this reason, Zurich's Riffraff, Xenix, Houdini and Uto cinemas are coming together for an evening to celebrate cinema culture with their audiences. And it is precisely for this celebration that the cinemas have invited us to take to the streets with them on March 15.

March 15, starting at 20:00, Kino Riffraff, Neugasse 57/63, Zurich, Switzerland

A Wall is a Screen in Regensburg

The Intermational Short Film Week Regensburg is celebrating its 30th birthday and we are of course very happy to come along to congratulate it. As part of this year's festival focus "Katzenjammer", we will be sneaking through the cathedral city for the sixth time already on March 8th. You can find all the details in dates section.

And A Wall is a Screen will not only be present on the streets of Regensburg, you will also find us in the juries of this year's festival. Sylvia Grom is part of the jury for the Architecture Window and Sven Schwarz is on the jury for the German competition.

And to make the package complete, the A Wall is a Screen Soundsystem will be playing in the "Kinokneipe" after our tour. We are looking forward to a great birthday party!

January 2024

Back to Westerland, Sylt

Back to the island of Sylt! We are delighted to be a guest at the Sylter Sturmwoche in Westerland on Sylt for the second time. This year we are presenting two tours. On Saturday, January 13th, we will be walking through the town in the evening. Meeting point is at 6 pm at Westerland town hall. On Sunday there will be A Wall is a Screen for the whole family and we invite you to one of our family tours with films for everyone aged four and over. The start is a little earlier at 5 pm at the Neue Mitte Westerland.

December 2023

Workshop and Short Film Walk in Tanzania

At the end of October, the Ajabu Ajabu collective from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, presented a film series at the B-Movie cinema in Hamburg. Ajabu Ajabu is committed to the preservation, production and presentation of underrepresented narratives and supports amateur formats and experimental approaches to storytelling.

The visit was the first result of discussions since the beginning of the year between Ajabu Ajabu, B-Movie and A Wall is a Screen, a film exchange program between Tanzania and Germany, the twin cities of Hamburg and Dar es Salaam. The starting point for the discussion is historical works, forgotten films and the associated visualization of film in the public sphere.

Our return visit to Dar es Salaam is now scheduled for mid-December. Representatives of B-Movies and A Wall is a Screen will show film programs at Ajabu Ajabu and in the urban space of Dar es Salaam and conduct a workshop with Ajabu Ajabu at the Goethe Institute there: with joint research and in examination of the local urban space, we will develop one of our tours in Dar es Salaam together with Ajabu Ajabu. The aim is to test ways of making film culture visible and to make film an experience.
We hope to expand further cooperation, to develop knowledge together and to expand the network of cultural institutions from Dar es Salaam and Hamburg.