July 23 - 26, 2020

INTERNATIONAL
BEYOND
FILMFESTIVAL

SPECIAL EDITION

CLIMATE CHANGE

Over 50 movies

Jury of experts

4 days of film

International movies

On Demand + Streaming

The winners are announced!

Best Short Documentary

Talamanca, Davide Marinho

Jury statement: “Filmic narration without losing many words: The fight with the banana trees of the opening sequence in slow motion and above all the moon reflected in the rainforest drop (the moon falls at 16:08) are unforgettable moments of this work. A sensitive, meditative observation of the highest cineastic perfection that immerses us in a distant world where a family still lives in symbiosis with the nature of the jungle. Beyond a purely factual form of presentation of research results and without “Talamanca”, a so-called “Visual Anthropology”, original sources become the basis of a free, emphatic representation in the time-based medium of film art, research and knowledge: “Talamanca” convinces us of the necessity of artistic emancipation from the older siblings of social anthropology, science and literature, and of what can only be said through the audiovisual.

Best Short Fiction

After us, the Flood, Christoph Hertel

Jury statement: “Is it possible to make a farce about the end of the world (at least a small one) that almost comes across as a fairy tale or parable? Which in its pictorial ideas and mise-en-scène reminds us of great role models such as the Swedish master director Roy Andersson? With his film “After us the Flood” Christoph Hertel succeeds in this little trick, which he provides with an important message. For just as in the world we live in, so in the fictional village of Klein-Reibach the population does not want to know about the looming dangers. And rather close their eyes to the inevitable fate. As unusual as the stylistics of the short film with its handmade special effects, as fresh and original is the tone of the sensitively overdrawn grotesque. And perhaps this, in addition to admonishing words, of which there are enough at present, is also a method of drawing attention to climate change and all its dangers – with a balanced mixture of humour and seriousness.”

Best Documentary

The Great Green Wall, Jared P. Scott

Jury statement: A film that gives hope! A film about an ecological and social project that is fascinatingly ambitious. A film that is carried and driven by a vision. When the Great Green Wall will ever be finished on 8,000 kilometres across Africa is not decisive. What is important is rather the will to change, the power of the music and the boundless optimism in this film. They have a contagious effect. Thomas Sankara is quoted as saying, “We must dare to invent the future.” That sets the tone. When grandiose music then celebrates a departure into sustainability and is paired with masterful cinematic craftsmanship, great narrative art is created. The director Jared P. Scott has succeeded in creating a homage to a future project – at the same time an invitation to a feast for the senses.

Focus on climate change

The climate crisis and the crisis of imminent ecological collapse not only affect the nature we live in,

but our economic, political, social and technological systems. The climate crisis is a crisis of contemporary global civilization and therefore also a task for art.

This year, BEYOND Film Festival Future Design therefore focuses on climate change and its effects. National and international films that deal with ecological and social problems, films that force society, politics and companies to think and above all to act, films that create new narratives and ideas for the 21st century and design alternative futures are welcome.

Together we can create a sustainable future.

We think BEYOND.

News

Extraordinary response at the BEYOND Festival

The 9th BEYOND “Future Design” festival ended successfully this weekend. This year the expert symposium, the film festival and the art exhibitions were drawn into virtual space due to the Covid-19 situation. For four days, live broadcasts from the ZKM studio were transmitted from 9:30 to 21:00.

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What you can expect

Free streaming

July 23 bis 26.

Experience great lectures live online

Exchange ideas with the community

Movies on Demand

1 Ticket - 50 Movies

Over 50 international movies available

International

Movies from all over the world!

On demand

Look whenever you like!

Sustainable. International. BEYOND

In competition

Jury

Our jury

Film and media experts from all over Germany

Our jury is just as diverse as the films submitted.

Special Shorts

Retrospective: Erwin Wagenhofer

Tickets

Get your ticket for the BEYOND Film-Festival now!

These are your advantages with the On Demand Ticket:

  • Access to over 48 movies from 23 countries
  • Livestream Q&A
  • Interaction with online audiences

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Our partners

Without the support of our partners the BEYOND Film-Festival would not have been possible!

CITY OF KARLSRUHE

CITY OF KARLSRUHE

The Beyond Festival is supported by the city of Karlsruhe since 2011.

INVISTRA

INVISTRA

Invistra develops innovative 3D HD systems for the markets of the future.

MEDILIVE

MEDILIVE

MediLive has been successfully realizing 3D productions since 1994.

3IT

3IT

The 3IT Berlin offers the worldwide unique opportunity to jointly develop a new industry in a pre-competitive environment.

GEORG-FRICKER-FOUNDATION

GEORG-FRICKER-FOUNDATION

Two years after the death of Georg Fricker, the "Georg Fricker Foundation" was established in June 2010.

ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe was founded in 1989.

CYBERFORUM E.V.

With over 1,200 members, CyberForum e.V. is the largest regionally active high-tech.entrepreneur.network in Europe.

ART-IN.DE

ART-IN.DE

The online portal art-in.de is dedicated to the contemporary art scene.

BIRDS ON MARS GMBH

Birds on Mars is a consulting firm for medium-sized companies and corporations - highly specialised in data science and artificial intelligence and strongly networked with science and art.

DIE NEUE WELLE

DIE NEUE WELLE

CREATABLES

CREATABLES

The web conference marks the start of the Creatables Network of sustainable innovations. The series will continue as a physical event in October 2020, as far as currently foreseeable.

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE

Initiator of the 3D Innovation Center and responsible for structure and organization.

PLANET FILM- UND FERNSEHPRODUKTION GMBH

PLANET FILM- UND FERNSEHPRODUKTION GMBH

Planet Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH was founded in 2001 by Gülsel Özkan and Ludger Pfanz in Ettlingen near Karlsruhe.

GERMAN CLIMATE FOUNDATION