Arts and cultural activities, Migration

South East European Film Festival (SEEFF) à …


Who is behind this?

Frank Morawietz

crossborder factory gUG


Who is joining forces?

movie members GmbH


Humboldt University in Berlin


South East European Film Festival (SEEFF) à Paris


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Out of at least 17 countries persons engaged in the cultural sector, scientists, politicans and citizens come together on a platform of intercultural exchange. On the emotional basic of films the community has the chance to create ideas and maybe even impulses and solutions that could be lived as a proof of a united Europe. The cultural togetherness is not interested in separatism. A cometogether on the base of the idea of "Films without frontiers"

Where will your idea take place?

Berlin, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

The general impression that people in Germany, France and other Western Europe countries have about the people of countries of South East Europe is often far away from reality. As well there are still a lot of resentments below the people of the South East countries. Another problematik is the migration background of the people who are living and working in Berlin/Germany. There is a lack of community work bringing the people from numerous countries together in Germany.

What is your impact?

Successful in terms of SEEFF means that people from all the nations that take part in the festival and also people from other countries come together and work, watch movies, make emotional experience, discuss and communicate with each other. Difference:the people from the different countries work previously, during and after the festival with each other. The festival should be the plattform for various cultural activities that take place over the whole year till the next edition of the festival

How do you get there?

1. implementation of the festival from 26th -29th of may, showing 15 films out of the 15 paticipating countries, realization of a symposium with a mixture of scientist, persons engaged in the cultural sector, politicians and citizens, south east european streetfood market and connecting parties with live band and DJ. 2. starting the partner festival SEEFF à Paris (01.-05.06.2016) 3. starting SEEFF à Ningbo (08.-15.06.2016) 4. bringing the festival to Brussels and Amsterdam later on in the year 5. collecting cultural activities that take place during the year and are part of the next festival edition in 2017.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

The constallation of the union speaks the language of the content: crossborder factory gUG works on the integration of the balkan countries into Europe, Humboldt University works in a sientific way on the same goal, movie members is strongly concerned with projects concerning democracy and intercultural activities as well as connecting people of different countries by cultural activities as there are film, theatre, literature, eat and drink.

What makes your idea stand apart?

- The constellation of people out of 17 countries + different fields working together on the festival, - the filmambassador project which shows that people out of the 17 countries live allready integrated in Berlin (the soccerstar from Hertha BSC, the restaurant owner ...), peaceful door to door, - the symposium which brings scientist, filmmakers, politicans and citizens together in the discussion of how to build peaceful networks without frontiers based on the impression left by the films

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 92100,-

Total budget

Major expenses

- personal costs 35.000 EUR (incl. technichans, security, translators a.s.o.) - travel and accomodation 25.000 EUR: - members of the international jury (5), - members of the international young jury (5), - filmmakers (15) - Kinos, Festivallocations, -Technik, Ticketing 11.000 EURO - public relations 10.000 EUR - office xpenses 10.000 EUR



Idea created on March 3, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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