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Cinema of Commoning symposium

 Cinema of Commoning is a project by bi’bak and various international partners which brings together a network of alternative cinema initiatives from around the world to share knowledge and ideas.  At the Cinema of Commoning Symposium, cinemas, researchers, curators and film practitioners will gather in Berlin for a thought provoking range of discussions and keynotes, alongside film screenings, communal meals and parties. The event offers a rare opportunity to share ideas, build friendships and connect with like-minded alternative spaces from around the world, to learn from each other and to build new networks. Through hybrid conversations, Cinema of Commoning envisions an alternative cinematic future grounded in the principles of the “commons”, emphasizing accessibility, artistic freedom, and financial sustainability. 

The Cinema of Commoning Symposium opens on Thursday 4 July, and will be followed by three days of events from Friday 5 - Sunday 7 July, all taking place at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA in Berlin-Wedding. 

Accreditation is €10 per day (€7 concession)  The program for the symposium can be accessed here

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Governing Mayor of Berlin / Senatskanzlei and the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.  

A project initiated by bi’bak and SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA (Berlin, Germany) in collaboration with Ajabu Ajabu (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania), Metropolis Cinema / Cinematheque Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon), Kino Lumbardhi (Prizren, Kosovo), Cinematheque de Tanger (Tangier, Morocco), Yennenga Centre (Dakar, Senegal), Salaam Cinema (Baku, Azerbaijan).

SYMPOSIUM DAY III

SYMPOSIUM DAY III

Cinema Pasts and Futures: Film Archives and Education as Zones of (Un-)Learning
SYMPOSIUM DAY II

SYMPOSIUM DAY II

Cinema in Action: Spaces, Communities and Solidarities
SYMPOSIUM DAY I

SYMPOSIUM DAY I

Cinema Perspectives: On Alternative Networks and Sustainability