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rencontres internationales paris/berlin – august 25-29, 2021

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin questions hybrid spaces and invites you to discover its new programme at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and live online 

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After the event in Paris in February 2021 at Louvre auditorium, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invites you to discover its new programme from August 25 to 29, 2021 in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and live online. For five days, this year’s edition will transform the HKW into a place of discovery dedicated to contemporary moving image practices. The entire programme will also be streamed live online in free access on the website.

Conceived as a laboratory for discovery and reflection, the event offers a rare opening onto contemporary audiovisual creation. Documentary approaches, experimental fictions, videos, hybrid and multimedia forms: the programme is the result of in-depth research and invitations to prominent artists from the world of cinema and contemporary art. In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, on site or remotely, this new edition offers an exceptional programme, bringing together 122 works from 39 countries, internationally renowned artists alongside young artists presented for the first time.

Free admission on site | Free online access

Italy is represented with ten works this year

With ten works being presented in Germany or Europe for the first time, Italy is particularly well represented this year – including Masbedo’s latest work “Condivisione di un ricordo”. 

– Wednesday 25 August – 9.15 pm: “Prossimo” by Emanuele Dainotti 

– Thursday 26 August – 10 pm: “Condivisione di un ricordo” by Masbedo 

– Thursday 26 August – 10 pm: “Guardarla negli occhi” by Manuel Billi 

– Friday 27 August – 4 pm: “Ekphrasis” by Riccardo Giacconi 

– Saturday 28 August – 4 pm: “What Has Left Since We Left” by Giulio Squillacciotti 

– Saturday 28 August – 8pm: “Common Birds” by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson 

– 25-29 August – Video Library :
Si” by Luca Ferri 
Words Words Are Decorative Sounds” by Giovanni Giaretta
April” by Pamela Breda
Ubi Amor Ibi Oculus” by Giorgiomaria Cornelio and Lucamatteo Rossi

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“Condivisione di un ricordo” by Masbedo

Highlights Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

The chosen theme this year is hybrid spaces. It will run through the entire programme and will be the occasion for a reflection on the future of audiovisual forms and their modes of distribution.

This new edition offers many highlights. These include a carte blanche to an unclassifiable artist, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) who received the Jury Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, a special screening with Heinz Emigholz (Germany), major figure in European contemporary cinema, and a rare multimedia performance by the acclaimed sound artist Novi_sad.

There will be also new works by Salomé Lamas (Portugal; Berlinale, Do Chiado National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon), George Drivas (Greece; exhibited notably at the 57th Venice Biennale and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens), Christelle Lheureux (France; Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume), Masbedo (Italy; MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Locarno Festival), John Menick (USA; dOCUMENTA (13), MoMA PS1), Wojciech Puś (Poland; Warsaw Museum of Modern Art), Pilvi Takala (Finland; exhibited notably at Kiasma Museum of contemporary art, and who will be exhibited at the 59th Venice Biennale), and many others.

A major event with free admission, accessible to all audiences and professionals, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin is a unique platform in Europe: a space for exchange and experience, with a rare openness to contemporary audiovisual creation and a special focus on singular approaches.


August 25-29, 2021

In collaboration with
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

on site
free admission

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Subway Haubtbahnhof: S3, S5, S7, S9, S75.
U-Bahn Bundestag: U55
Bus: 100, M85

live and free access

and detailed programme

In collaboration with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, with the support of City of Berlin, the City of Paris, Cité internationale des arts