28 sept

Thanks to all the people who have contributed to the success of this third edition !

Third edition of International Festival Cinema Libre took place in Hamburg from 28th to 30th august 2015.


Around 15 filmmakers came, the audience was able to download all the films on usb sticks. We also set up a workshop around the open source camera Apertus.
We are now working on a website where you will be able to download copyleft films.

Thanks to all the people who have contributed to the success of this third edition :

For the place : Künstlerhaus Vorwerktstift and Galery 21 im Vorwerktstif, especially Ingmar, Sebastian, Corinna, Andrea, Jana…
For the Filmothek (Copyleft platform) : IT School Simplon.co – Le Cheylard (Sophie, Maud, Laydy et Mathieu) (Copy The Festival Portail)
Filmmakers who came : Gaston Igounet, Christophe Karabache, Medhi Ahoudig, Anna Salzberg, Flore Bleiberg, Claire Désérable, Eric Barzman, Pierre-Yves Dalka, Pourya Ezzati Pour, Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Jérémy et Soline (Des paquets pour la bête),

People who host the filmmakers : Pierre, Gängeviertel (Nora), Franzi, Graciela, Südpol (Andre), Françoise Passy

All the musicians who plays during concerts : Christopher, Daniel, Andrea, Francesco, Yumo / Cristofer again for the DJ set…

Les scotcheuses Collective (Baptiste, Alex, Max, Camille and Max one more for the demonstration of the Apertus Open Source Camera, Jessy, Benny (for the computers), Rainer, Gero (for the wine), Nathalie L. Brochard, Joseph Beyer (Institut français), Tobias for the vegetables and the kitchen stuff, Günther for the fruits and vegetables and all filmmakers who sent their films.


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24 août

Complete Program of the 3rd Edition


HAMBURG – 28.-30.08.2015


indoor and outdoor screenings, concert, filmothek, food, drinks


@ Galerie 21 im Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, Marktstraße, 107 (Karoviertel)


Around 100 films from all over the world, copyleft, as free as possible from hegemonic forms and industry.

Among them, 38 films will be screened outdoor and indoor. 15 filmmakers will be present to introduce their work (* sign after the filmmakers names).

All will be available for watching and downloading in the Filmothek.

Take a USB key and copy the festival!



FRIDAY Aug. 28th


19:30 – Concert EK MINUTE BABA (Bollywood Psychedelia)


21:00 – Film program #1

Post Tempestatem / Gaston Igounet * / 8′

Ellie / Claire Désérable * / 19′

New Blood : Wild Chronicle of Beyrouth / Christophe Karabache * / 11′

Entre Corps / Flore Bleiberg * / 12′

Mue(s) / Frédérique Menant * / 10′ [16mm screening]


23:00 – Film program #2

Vide / Alexa-Jeanne Dubé / 2′

Ce qui bat (What Beats) / Des paquets pour la bête * / 75′


SATURDAY Aug. 29th


15:00 – Film program #3

Extra-Tourist / Eva Chambon, Samuel Tellier / 4′

A New Life / Myriam Fontaine / 2′

Woman’s Work / Chloé Kaufmann, Nolwenn Daste / 5′

China, I love you / Liu Beilin / 40′


16:00 – Film program #4

Our Loop / Adrian Manolescu / 3′

The White Widow / Fred l’Epée, Kenneth Gentry / 10

Pan-demia / Ruben Sainz / 15′

Peaux noires, masques blancs / Lise Bellynck, Frédéric Aspisi / 56′


18:00 – Cinema Libre Workshop & Round table discussion

- Meeting with the filmmakers, sharing of experiences

- What are the free licenses?

- Presentation of the Filmothek and of our project of copyleft films catalogue online

- Demonstration of the Apertus open-source camera


21:00 – Film program #5

Analogue / Eric Barzman * / 4′

On ira à Neuilly Inch’Allah (We’ll go to Neuilly Inch’Allah) / Mehdi Ahoudig, Anna Salzberg * / 20′ [16mm screening]

No Ouestern / Les Scotcheuses collective * / 27′ [Super 8 screening]

Sème ton Western / Les Scotcheuses collective * / 24′ [Super 8 screening with live music]


23:00 – Film program #6

Seules les mouettes resteront / Anthony C. Cajan / 3′

Fuck work / Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli * / 12′

Libre maintenant Femme absente (Free Now Wife Away) / Pierre Liebaert * / 11′

Pale Blue Dot / Pourya Ezzati Pour * / 11′

Der Rest vom Fest (The Rest of the Fest) / Pierre-Yves Dalka * / 7′


SUNDAY Aug. 30th


15:00 – Film program #7

A Fish in the River / Mélodie Grumberg / 4′

I Hate Shakespeare / Anna Mila Stella / 8′

Lou Bëth Xayma (What eyes are pretending to see) / Collective creation, Atelier Graphoui / 14′

Xampy / Daniel Wierman, Paulo Menezes / 25′


17:00 – Film program #8

Yolunuz Açik Olsun / Noémi Aubry, Anouck Mangeat, Gurkan Aslan / 8′

Printemps (Spring) / Jérôme von Zilw / 27′

The Limb of Morocco / Bruno Rocchi / 62′


19:00 – Concerts – SPACESMUTJE (Instrumental Stritmusik)

DAS MANDELBROT ENSEMBLE (Mediterranean Psychedelia)


20:30 – Film program #9

Kopfschlag / Kopschlag / 10′

Un Encanteri (An Enchantment) / Lluís de Sola / 15′

Le Mirage et la Pierre / Lo Thivolle, Ouahib Mortada / 15′

Was kommt kommt (What Comes Comes) / Mersiha Husagic * / 25′


22:30 – Film program #10

Alpha & Omega / Jung-Chul Hur / 6′

Cavernicole / Ombline Ley / 30′



18 août


9 août

Screened Films of Third Edition

Third edition of Hamburg International Cinema Libre Festival will take place at Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift (Marktstraße, 107 – Karoviertel) from 28th to 30th of August 2015.


38 films will be screened :

A Fish in the River, Mélodie Grumberg, France.

A New Life, Myriam Fontaine, France.

Alpha & Omega, Jung-Chul Hur, Korea.

Analogue, Eric Barzman, France.

Cavernicole, Ombline Ley, France.

Ce qui bat, Des paquets pour la bête, France.

China, I love you, Liu Beilin, France.

Der Rest vom Fest, Pierre-Yves Dalka, Germany.

Ellie, Claire Désérable, France.

Entre corps, Flore Bleiberg, Belgium.

Extra-Tourist, Eva Chambon & Samuel Tellier, France.

Fuck Work, Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, USA.

I Hate Shakespeare, Anna Mila Stella, Italy.

Kopfschlag, Kopfschlag, Germany.

L’Oeil du Cyclope, Belgium, Jen Debauche.

Le Mirage et la Pierre, Lo Thivolle & Ouahib Mortada, France.

Libre maintenant Femme absente (Free Now Wife Away), Pierre Liebaert, Belgium.

Lou Bëth Xayma, Collective creation, Atelier Graphoui, Belgium.

Mue(s), Frédérique Menant, France.

New Blood : Wild Chronicle of Beirut, Christophe Karabache, France.

No Ouestern, Les Scotcheuses Collective, France.

On ira à Neuilly Inch’Allah (We’ll go to Neuilly Inch’Allah), Medhi Ahoudig & Anna Salzberg, France.

Our Loop, Adrian Manolescu, Romania.

Pale Blue Dot, Pourya Ezzati Pour, Germany.

Pan-Demia, Ruben Sainz, Spain.

Peaux noires, masques blancs, Lise Bellynck & Frédéric Aspisi, France.

Post Tempestatem, Gaston Igounet, France.

Printemps (Spring), Jérôme von Zilw, France.

Seules les mouettes resteront, Anthony C. Cajan, France.

Sème ton western, Les Scotcheuses Collective, France.

The Limb of Morocco, Bruno Rocchi, Italia.

The White Widow, Fred L’Épée & Kenneth Gentry, Switzerland.

Un Encanteri (An Enchantment), Lluis de Sola, Spain.

Vide, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, Canada.

Was kommt kommt (What Comes Comes), Mersiha Husagic, Germany.

Woman’s Work, Chloé Kaufmann & Nolwenn Daste, France.

Xampy, Daniel Wirman & Paulo Menezes, Brazil.

Yolunuz Açik Olsun, Noémi Aubry & Anouk Mangeat & Gurkan Aslan, France.


And around 110 others copyleft films will be available to download during the festival.

Program will come soon.

13 mai

Third Edition : Call for Films !


Set up by a franco-german collective, the festival is waiting for people who  produce and appreciate cinema which in its way to be made and broadcasted, in its form as in its content, liberates us from prevalent imagery

We are waiting forward to seeing your self-produced films, experimental films or alternatively financed. They have to be preferably copyleft.

You can send your films with the registration form before the 15th june 2015 to films@festivalducinemalibre.com (FTP, wetransfer, Dropbox, etc.)

Or by post to :


Kleiner Schäferkamp 50a



13 mai

General conditions 2015


Hamburg, 28th, 29th and 30th of  August 2015

Article 1 – Definition and Goals

The International Festival of Cinema Libre is an event organised by the French-German Association for Cinema Libre.

The festival is an occasion to show and increase people’s awareness of films that contrast with the spirit and methods of the hegemonic cinema industry (in terms of production, edition, writing, broadcasting and format). The festival takes a great interest in films that are not under copyright or have Creative Commons licences.

Article 2 – Place and Time

The Third edition of the festival is scheduled to be held in Hamburg, Germany from the 28th of August to the 30th of September 2015.

Article 3 – Conditions of Participation

Any filmmaker of any nationality can send his/her film to the Festival of Cinema Libre. Films should be sent via mail or e-mail along with the completed entry form before the 15th of June 2015 to the festival office. The entry form is online available on the festival’s website http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com and can be downloaded.
There are no conditions regarding the date of production.

Article 4 – Films screened during the festival

Members of the French-German Association for Cinema Libre will decide the films, which will be screened during the International Festival Cinema Libre. The films will be selected on the basis of Cinema Libre’s spirit and with the objective to make a panorama of the cinema libre production of the moment.
Any selected filmmaker will be informed at the beginning of July 2014. The chosen films, the program of the festival, the dates and places will be published on the festival’s website http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com before the 8th of August 2013.

Article 5 – Rights

Participation in the festival means that the French-German Association for Cinema Libre has the right to broadcast the chosen films during the International Festival Cinema Libre.

Filmmakers are also free to accept the sharing of their film by any way during the festival and after on Internet.

Article 6 – Price

In 2013, the jury decided it was absurd to be a jury and to make a competition and it have been decided the festival is a place for meeting and exchance and not a place for competition.

10 mai

[french] Appel à film pour la 3ème édition du Festival International du Cinema Libre


Organisé par un collectif franco-allemand, le festival donne rendez-vous à tous ceux qui produisent et apprécient le cinéma qui dans sa manière d’être produit, diffusé, dans sa forme comme dans son fond, nous libère des images dominantes et standardisées.

On attend avec impatience vos films autoproduits, expérimentaux, financés de façons alternative, hors-format, etc. Ils doivent être de préférence libres de diffusion.

Merci de nous les faire parvenir avec le formulaire d’inscription avant le 15 juin 2015,

par la poste
Festival du cinéma libre
Kleiner Schäferkamp 50a
20357 Hamburg

par mail : films@festivalducinemalibre.com

Merci !

31 jan



Long time without news. It is the last minute for new year’s wishes, so we hope that you will make 2015 happy.

We especially meant to thank all the filmmakers who send their films for the second edition of the Festival in Hamburg last summer.

Overwhelmed at these days, we didn’t take the time to give news but we are still working with other collectives to set up a distribution platform of copyleft movies, collected through the festival or not.

There will be for sure a third edition for the festival scheduled the 28, 29 and 30 August 2015 in Hamburg. Another occasion to meet, to exchange, to watch great and emancipated movies.
Can’t wait.

See you very soon.

Cinema Libre team.

29 août

PDF Program



THEATER ORANGE – Markstr. 24.


29 août

Program 29./30./31.08.2014

Theater orange / Markstr. 24

Free entrance


DAY 1 : 29.08

20:00  Inaugural concert

20:30  #Screening 1

This Land is mine

Nina Paley / 3’40 / english / Copyleft / USA

Nina Paley is one of the main figures of the free culture movement. This land is mine is an animation film about the history of Palestine. It is unfortunatelyjust as relevant today.


Charles-André Coderre / 5’40 / Creative Commons / Canada

Shot on several types of film (16 mm and Super 8) ranging from handmade film emulsion to expired films, H2T takes place in the mighty hotel 2 Tango Montreal / Recording studio.


Anthony Cajan /  10’ french with english subtitles / Art libre license /  France

Maybe a new apartment is not as empty as it appears to be.

100 000

Jean-Philippe Cillard / 8’ / French with english subtitles /  Art Libre License /  France

A story about drugs  deal and luck.

Big Brother

Pierre Folliot / 29’ French with english subtitles / Self-produced /  France

Jean-Marc, married, in his forties, sets up surveillance cameras in his home without telling his wife. He manipulates her and dowloads the videos on the internet to reach a goal :  fame.

21:50  #Screening 2

Tout est faux

Jean-Marie Villeneuve / 81’ / french with english subtitles Self-produced / France

Fred, a man alone in Paris, wanders around during the presidential elections. In the face of a world that he views as more and more fake, he creates his own reality. This film as made with only 2000 euros collected on a crowfunding website.

23:20  #Screening 3

Estudo em Vermelho

Chico Lacerda / 16’ / portuguese with english subtitles / No copyright / Brazil

Estudo en Vermelho (a study in red) adresses two contemporary dichotomies : dividing and ranking of high and low culture and classifying human bodies and behaviors into acceptable/tame and unacceptable/wild. Through the appropriation, reenactment and collage of a number of preexisting texts of varying styles and forms, from music video to educational documentaries, among others.


Fred L’épée  and Kenneth Gentry/ 24’ / Creative Commons / Svitzerland

« I write about the real and unreal, physical and metaphysical: sights and shadows, sounds and silences, highs and lows, good and evil, hope and despair–simultaneously. » This film is based on soluble forms over three dimensions: body, time; and memory. An intrapsychic odyssey through the hippocampus mythology.


DAY 2 : 30.08

14:30   #Screening 4

Les forces vives

Mathieu Kiefer / 54’ / French with english subtitles / No copyright/ France

Documentary. Damien, Raphaël and Renaud, through their music, writings, and routine maintain their resistance in their own way to the system and its « waged worker » fable. They strive to not let the adult in them become the antitheses of the teenager they once were.

En el circulo (Within the circle)

Roi Guitián / 55’ /  spanish with english subtitles /  Creative commons / Spain

Documentary. Loneliness and insanity go hand in hand. « Within the circle » through the experience of creating a short movie in a mental institution, examines the barriers that divide what is « normal » from what is not, the barriers between mentally, insane people and society. The film is thinking about the need of human beings to comunicate. The need to feel, laugh and cry, the need to be.

16:40   #Screening 5


Shahab Ahmadyar / 11’ / Persian with english subtitles./ Copyleft / Afghanistan

The film shows what women’s rights are according to men’s ideas and Islamic chaplains. This film challenges perceived ideas about what women can do according to islamic codes of behaviour.

Diagnostica esperanza

César González / 86’ / Spanish with english subtitles. / Self-produced / Argentina

A child, a dream, and a robber. Life in the slums in Argentina and how the desire-inducing system corrupts humankind across all social classes, and across one family. A fictional narrative played by its real-life characters.

18:20   #Screening 6

Fleabag and Cactus

Nicolas Bianco-Levriin / 4’40 / French with english subtitles / Associatif /  France


Nicolas Bianco-Levrin and Julie Rembauville / 13’ / Associatif / France

Le temps de vivre

Nicolas Bianco-Levrin / 2’57 / Associatif / France

Le machino

Nicolas Bianco-Levrin / 3’  / Associatif / France

Fleabag and Cactus, R, Le temps de vivre and The machino are 4 animation films from a french collective called « Prototypes ».

My arm armed

Mathilde Nègre / 3’54 /  french with english subtitles / Copyleft / France

Animation. Complaint of a policeman who didn’t choose his job.


Paul Mallardet and Charles Pottier /  4’ / Creative commons / France

Animation short film created collectively (« SaAM » (Shots and Assets Manager ») made entirely from free software programs such as Mypaint and Blender.

Song for god

Stefanie Katja Ernst  / 5’ /  english / Self-produced / Germany

Animation film made from drawn and painted stills on paper – combined with realfilmcuts. Experimental, rough but delicate.


19:00   Improvised BBQ grill


20:30   #Screening 7


Pourya Ezzati Pour / 15’46 / Self-produced / Germany & Iran

An iranian artist has lost faith in art, his marriage is a failure and he has a terminal illness.

I play squash also

Sébastien de Monbrison and Pierre Alfred Eberhard / 7’32 /  French with english subtitles / No copyright / France

What appears to be a rendez-vous between a man and a woman in a cosy bar takes a strange twist.

Bloß nicht kleinkriegen lassen

 Lucja Romanowska / 4’15 / German with english subtitles / Creative commons /Germany

A dwarf starts up a new life.


Lucja Romanowska / 6’20 / english / Creative commons / Germany

Lucas is a visual artist from Poland who decides to leave his family and his friends and look for a better future abroad. Will he turn his dreams into reality ?

The rapture

Michael Fleming / 5′ /  Creative commons / Germany

Experimental film

Etat des lieux

Collective / 12’ /  Participative work /  France

 « animadocufiction ». In the presence of one of the filmmakers, Victor de las Heras.

Argentinque & Cinema Libre :  screening by Victor de las Heras of 16 mm experimental films from France :


Victor de las Heras et Anaïs Imbert 12′


Collective film from ETNA, experimental cinema group in Paris. 15′

Retour à la rue d’Eole (Six peintures populaires),

Maria Kourkouta 14′

Circle Dance

Robert Tod 7′

DAY 3 : 31.08

11:00 Brunch on the Hamburg port with filmmakers, open to the public and  discussion about cinema libre.

 14:50   #Screening 8


Romain de Saint-Blanquat / 17′ / Self-produced / France

In a bedroom, two teenagers meet to listen some vynils…


Cyrus Neshvad / 12′ /Luxembourgish with english subtitles / Copyleft / LUXENBOURG

Since Antoine, a doctor who travels around the word, no longer takes the time to come and see her, Renée is convinced that she has been a bad mother.

The master of winds

Harold Charre / 20’ / english & french /  Copyleft / France

A man’s odyssee forced to abandon his loved to cross lands and fighting against the elements in the hope to regain the wonderful object that will allow him to protect his loved one. Dozens of archive images from the public domain in which a few actors were inserted.

Big willow

Jared Katsiane / 10’ / english with french subtitles / Self-produced / USA

My big brother has been friends with Willow for a long time, but today he got really scared that he wouldn’t be around much longer.

Le rogue

Léo Dazin / 12’ / French with english subtitles / No copyright / France

2 mens’ search for an enigmatic creature.


Christophe Switzer / 18’ / french with english subtitles /Self-produced / France

Narvalo is a gypsy word that means a mix of dumbass and dork. A guy called « Narvalo » helps his friend to break into a store.

The convict

Surendra Manan / 21′ / Hindi with english subtitles / Copyleft / India

Away from her home and her family, a sleep deprived little girl works as a baby sitter and home help worker.

17:00   #Screening 9

Le dernier souffle

 Florian Debu / 54’ / French with english subtitles /Creative commons /France

Documentary. Glass workshops are closing down one after the other provoking the disappearance of glassblowers and their ancestral knowledge and trade.

Où étais-je ?

Antoine Moreau / 10’ / Art libre license / France

Where was I – don’t know – it’s here – here it is. Antoine Moreau is a cowriter of the Art libre license.

The other

Valérie Bert / 20′ / french with english subtitles / Self-produced / France

A film based on a Marx text : The power of money in bourgeois society. The filmmaker wants to give a new hearing to this text which, according to her, links money to love.


Natali Ilchuk /5 » / Self-produced / Ukrain

Autoportrait, that means portrait of a car…

Smile of a tear

Natalia Ilchuk / 6’ / Self produced / Ukrain

Mynd Eraser

Michael Jacobson / 8’54/ Creative Commons /USA

The word « mynd » is icelandic and means « picture » or « film ».

How to dance…

Ed end / 8’45 / Creative commons /France


Gerdi Petanaj /4’ /Creative commons  /Italia


Thanks to all the people who have contributed to the success of this third edition !

Thanks to all the people who have contributed to the success of this third edition !

Third edition of International Festival Cinema Libre took place in Hamburg from 28th to 30th august 2015. Around 15 filmmakers

Screened Films of Third Edition

Screened Films of Third Edition

Third edition of Hamburg International Cinema Libre Festival will take place at Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift (Marktstraße, 107 – Karoviertel) from 28th

Third Edition : Call for Films !

Third Edition : Call for Films !

  Set up by a franco-german collective, the festival is waiting for people who  produce and appreciate cinema which in







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Festival Cinema Libre 2014

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