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Open Call International Roma-Filmfestival

The organisers of the International Roma-Filmfestival AKE DIKHEA? (translated “YOU SEE?”= are looking for films that offer a critical reflection on the lived realities of Romani people and productions that include Romani film professionals.

AKE DIKHEA? is a self-organized, international festival of Romani film that will take place in Berlin between 23 and 29 October. The festival presents the worldand societies from the perspective of Romani people asking questions about representation, important themes, how Romani people see themselves and how do they want to be seen.

The festival stands for a unique, participatory selection process: Thanks to a worldwide network of (Romani) filmmakers, the organisers are able to discover topics, people and perspectives that would otherwise remain hidden or only have a local or national impact. The artistic director Hamze Bytyçi and the festival co-curator Lisa Smith will together select around 10-20 short and feature-length films to be presented at the film festival. Applying filmmakers should have the highest degree of reflection on prejudices against Romani people. Romani people and organizations can also make recommendations for films and Roma and non-Roma filmmakers are invited to submit their films.

Applications can be submitted until 30 June. Find more information here.