New fields of activity, mission, events, become a member

Dear friend of docfilm42,

docfilm42 is growing!­

Spring brings more films, more events, more members, more networking and now also more fields of activity.

In a collective thinking and writing process, we have sharpened our profile, written our mission statement and agreed on further activities.

In addition to our curatorial work, we’ve decided to offer digital meetups with specialist topics for docfilm42 members as well as public events on media policy issues.

So now is a good reason for you to benefit from the growing network and new offers for just €42(sic) a year.

Become active, become a member.

You can find the membership form here.

If you have any questions about membership, please write to

And we’ll start right away and draw your attention to our first media policy evening
with Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg
on April 22 at 19:30.
Filmmaker Robert Krieg will moderate the discussion with Sabine Rollberg on the topic:

“Commissioning editors at public television – What they were, what they are and what they could be in the future”

You can find the text in the anthology of the German Academy for Television (DAFF) on the subject of media futures (eds. Thorolf Lipp, Dieter Wiedemann).

The complete book can be ordered, but is also available as Open Access here.

You can already register for our Zoom event at this link.

We are also curating the short documentary film program at the Superkunstfestival in Lübeck in June for the third year in a row.
Proposals can be submitted until April 15th. If you are interested, send an email to and you will receive initial information about the films we are looking for.

And last but not least – the last opportunity for all Berliners!

This month, on March 27, our film screening series with documentary works from filmArche, the self-organized film school in Berlin, closes with our last joint doc&talk at 7 pm.

Join us after the screening as we toast our closing event with a glass of sparkling wine.
Find out more about the films and the event below.

docfilm42 features filmArche, the self-organized film school

Come to our last joint doc&talk presented by docfilm42 and filmArche.
Stay for a glass of sparkling wine and of course a Q&A with the directors following the screening.
Support your local cinema and independent films!

WED March 27, 2024, 7 pm
b-ware! Ladenkino
Gärtnerstr. 19
10245 berlin

Barbe à Mama
Director: Imke Grünewald Francia & Fréhel Vince / 4 min. / 2023 / French with subtitles in English / Germany
Barbe à Maman addresses the facial hair of a body belonging to one of the film’s directors, a female assigned person. The film bears witness as they reveal and expose intimacies that give the opportunity to resonance.

Director: Kit Blamire / 27 min. / 2023 / English with German subtitles / Germany
A first-person poetic search for freedom and identity whilst navigating landscapes of autoimmunity.

Cloudfighter (original title: Felhőharcos)
Director: Ariane Wagner / 24 min / 2022 / Hungarian with subtitles in English / Germany, Hungary
Éva died two days before her granddaughter came for a visit. Now, Tata, who raised her as his own granddaughter, is cursing loudly not to be forgotten. But nothing really changes in the flat landscape in the Hungarian countryside. A movie about fishing for the time and memories that make family more than blood.

The few years
Director: Silke Schissler / 31 min. / 2016 / German with subtitles in English / Germany/
A shoemaker who only repairs. A neighborhood carpenter’s workshop that has to make way for office space. A typesetter with few orders and a lot of passion. What remains when everything changes?

Wishing you nice first days of spring.
your docfilm42 team