balkan black box

bbb 2008 presents: BALKAN BAZAAR EVROPA

A long weekend full of films, concerts, exhibitions, performances and readings from November 27th to 30th 2008, produced by balkan black box in cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstrasse.

The festival opens on Thursday with a Short Film selection followed by a Festa Balkanika, both selected by the Zagreb based DJ phenomenon „Sero“.  On Friday awaits the bulgarian dance performance "Stereo Love", the later evening belongs to the Slovenian shoortig stars "Moveknowledgement", who are moving the masses both sides of the Danube with their dubloaded Hip-Hop Sound as well as the Ljubljana electro miracle „Octex“. Saturday gives a film highlight with the German premiere of the new feature film „Shadows“ of the Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski („Before the Rain“/„Dust“), after which the traditional balkan beats party awaits celebrating the „Day of the Republic“ at the Pavillon Club (Volkspark Friedrichshain).

The finishing touch will be layed on Sunday with a doc film compendium by the Academic Film Centre Belgrade, commemorating the great wave of 1968 films, as well as the interactive jazz-poetry fusion project Impro III with the experimental Alzheimer Trio as well as the authors Andrej Blatnik and Primoz Cucnik who excell in the compactly fine Slovenian literature scene.


Thursday 27.11.

19:30 Short Film Programme: Best of Croatia 06-08

20:30 Exhibition Opening: Lilian Stärck

from 21:30 Party: Festa Balkanika - DJ Sero (Zagreb/CRO)

Friday 28.11.

19:30 Performance: Stereo Love (Sofia/BG)

21:00 Docfilm: Because of Her (BG 2007)

22:00 Concert: Moveknowledgement & OCTEX (SLO)

Saturday 29.11.

19:30 Performance: Stereo Love (Sofia/BG)

21:00 Feature Film: Shadows (Milcho Manchevski/MK)

from 24:00 Party: balkan beats @ Pavillon Volkspark F'hain

Sunday 27.11.

14:00 Film Programme: 1968-2008 (AFC, Belgrad)

16:00 Reading & Jazz: IMPRO III —
Andrej Blatnik & Primoz Cucnik & Alzheimer Trio

Programmes are usually in the original language(s) with English translations (except for the film "Shadows" which is shown in the German dubbed version w/o subtitling – sorry for that!).

Place: All events (except balkan beats) are taking place at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Naunynstr. 27, 10997 Berlin.

Tickets daily from 17:00 (also pre-sale and online). Reservations by phone at Tel. +49(0)30 / 34 74 598-99.

Press and accreditations: All inquiries and accreditation requests via email to: Irina Lazarova