The twelfth edition of the 11mm Football Film Festival takes place from March 19 to 23 in the Kino Babylon cinema in Berlin.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, March 19 with no less than Lionel Messi. “Messi (The Movie)” is an extraordinary documentary film about the man described as the “most complete” player in the world. It was made by star Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia (“Perdita Durango”), and the script was written by Jorge Valdano, a 1986 World Cup winner and one of Argentinian football’s leading intellectuals.
One focus of this year’s 11mm Football Film Festival will be the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A number of the films will focus on how fans all over the world experienced the tournament.
In advance of the 2015 Champions League Final, which will be held in Berlin, we will also be screening films about the legendary history of the Europe’s top club competition, including the German premier of the “L’últim partit,” which looks at Johan Cruyff and his special relationship with Catalonia.
The subject of this year’s retrospective is Dutch director Johan Kramer (“The Other Final”), a long-time football fanatic with a passion for and insightful eye on the sport.
As always the Monday (March 23) will be devoted to the Shortkicks Gala, our short-film competition. A jury of sporting and cultural celebrities will chose the winner of the “Golden Eleven” Prize.
In conjunction with Bundesliga football Wolfsburg, we’ll be presenting our young people’s segment “11 Mini-Meter” from March 16 to 2o in the Filmtheater Friedrichshain cinema.
The 11mm Football Film Festival will also feature a series of discussions, readings and the photo exhibit “A Winter’s Fairy Tale in Brazil.”
You will find the complete list of screenings and other events, as well as background and information on press accreditation, at our recently relaunched homepage www.11-mm.de. There you can also check out our brand-new trailer.