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Kinetic Independent Film Festival. Moving for …


Who is behind this?

Andrea Echeverría

Kinetic Independent Film Festival


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Kinetic Berlin wants to stand as the platform so many filmmakers and artists claim all around the world to raise awareness towards their work. We aim to present short and long films made by independent creators who focus on social movements and/or problems: minorities, conflicts, environment, underground political collectives... Culture is the weapon and change is in our hands! Two days of non profit cinema and cultural activities in the heart of Europe where to share stories and consciousness.

Where will your idea take place?

Berlin, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our challenge is to bring to the main stages films that cannot be seen on other commercials screens. Create dialog between interested, aware audiences and the bearers of new visions, solutions and problematics.

What is your impact?

We aim to support cinema and culture as the catalyst to make difference denouncing a problem, spreading a solution, or making other people participants of the reality Europe and the world is living. We want the more people to support our non profit project as so other celebration of Kinetic could be held and more people learn about other realities.

How do you get there?

We have already pitched and curated the idea, limiting the concepts. We want it to be held on a weekend between the first half of September. At the moment we are creating the website and the whole visual part (voucher, flyers, posters...) so we can "spread the word" to possible collaborators, spaces, sponsors and filmmakers until May. We need the financing to know with what can we count and so by middle May, if needed, launch the crowdfunding campaign. By August we would have all the money, filmmakers, possible one or two bands and the place, together with the materials, that we already "accorded" with sponsor branches (soundsystem, cinema equipment, food, boats), and so we could start working on the "field" by the beginning of September with volunteers to create our Kinetic two days.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We want to reach the more people the best. From militants, aware audiences, cinema proffis; to people who may not be familiar with the European problems or cinema circuits. LGBT, refugees, young engaged people... But also neighbors, families and young people interested on cinema and culture. Berlin is a city where at least one person from every country in the world lives, a cultural melting pot where to learn from each other and create a forum where to get inspired and move towards change.

What makes your idea stand apart?

We are not another of the numerous "Berliner Film Festival". We want to show different material and a total opened point of view. We want people to unite on the pursuit of a real change in mentalities and attitude. We will create a two days forum where to exchange opinions and visions together with the creators and the protagonists of the social problems on which we want to bring attention. It will be made by and for the actors of current society.

€ 8000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 14000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Location, bar: 4.000€ Posters, flyers, campaign: 3.500€ Travel costs for artists: 3.000€ Hardware: 2.000€ Salaries: 2.000€

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Every comment or new worth idea will be taken into consideration as we are not an experienced team. Also the contact with other winners projects as the "Future Docs" in Warsaw was in our agenda.


Kinetic Berlin

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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