Experimental Film Encounter

October 21-24, 2021

Berlin, Kunsthaus ACUD


Fifth edition of FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter

FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter is proud to announce its fifth edition and invites Berlin audiences to once again immerse themselves in 4 days of film screenings, talks, performances and happenings, taking place between the 21st and the 24th of October 2021 at Kunsthaus ACUD, in Berlin Mitte.
The underlying theme of the 2021 edition is Appropriation, where we explore how our contemporary realities and their environment are lensed, configured, contextualised and re-contextualised.
In addition to the program dedicated to Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky, we will show Scorched Ground - Appropriation and Found Footage in Finnish Artists’ Moving Images, a program curated by Kari Yli-Annala.
For this compilation dealing with found images and other traces, Kari Yli-Annala has chosen Finnish artists’ moving image works where the original materials have been given a new life, and the use of technology by humans as well as the scars or scorched marks of history are paid special attention. Like all bodies, film bodies can grow old and damaged yet still express lived vividity. The traces of the past are not resurrections but are rather being remembered as living entities within new bodies of moving images. The program will include works by Miia Rinne, Mika Taanila, Seppo Renvall, Sami van Ingen, Saara Ekström, Elina Oikari, Juha van Ingen and Jarkko Räsänen.
The side program organised by Occulto will present textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes, an interdisciplinary project by Filippo Bertoni, Alice Cannavà, Chiara Garbellotto and Sybille Neumeyer. The digital project makes landfall at FRACTO 2021 as a performative space where facts and fictions about textile artifacts and practices can be reclaimed from an archipelago of alternate worlds and spun anew.
Furthermore, we will show
Meanwhile, the selection process for contemporary films is underway. We have received a diverse range of films and would like to express our gratitude to all filmmakers who submitted their work. The final selection will be announced closer to the festival date.
The 2021 edition of FRACTO is funded by the Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the Finland-Institut in Deutschland.

Team 2021

In charge of programme
Giuseppe Boccassini 

Clara Sokol

Giuseppe Boccassini
Federico Rossin
Arindam Sen
Maximilien Luc Proctor
Alice Cannava (occulto)  

Press and social
Catarina Cavallari

Natalia Fentisova
Melina Pafundi 

Graphic and web design

Protection and hygiene concept 


Our hygiene rules in accordance with the Berlin hygiene framework concept are mandatory requirement for admission and stay during the festival.

  • No box office. Tickets are available exclusively online.
  • Digital check-in with the Corona warning app or Luca app via the QR code on site.
    This check-in is mandatory. Please download the application and fill in the necessary information prior to your arrival.
  • Be there in time. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening, as it may take some time to review your negative proof.
  • All patrons over the age of six need to show negative proof. This can be provided in several ways.

- Vaccination pass. The second vaccination shot must have bee administered at least 14 days ago. We prefer digital passes following EU standards (Corona-Warn-App or CovPass-App) because they allow us to complete the check a lot faster.

- Rapid test. This test must not be older than 24 hours and must have bee performed professionally at a test station. Self-tests are not allowed. You can find the nearest test station on the website of the state of Berlin.

- Recovery from Covid. Proof of a positive PCR test, which must not be olde than 6 months and was issued at least 28 days ago.

- Schülerausweis for children who are tested regularly as part of school procedures.

  • Wear a mask while not in your seat. You must wear the mask until you reach your seat or when you leave it.
    Please note the minimum requirement for masks: Indoor cinemas only FFP2 mask
  • All relevant surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected. The cinema halls are mechanically supplied with fresh air.
  • Keep your distance. Keep your distance from other guests. Our seating and waiting areas are prepared accordingly.


Unsere Hygieneregeln gemäß der Berliner Hygienerahmenkonzepte Kino/Kultur sind
zwingende Voraussetzung für Einlass und Aufenthalt während das Festival.

  • Keine Abendkasse. Tickets sind ausschließlich online erhältlich.
  • Im ACUD Kino oder ACUD Studio einchecken mit der Corona-Warn-App oder Luca-app über den QR-Code vor Ort einzuchecken.
    Diese Anmeldung ist erforderlich, bitte lade die App im voraus herunter und trage die erforderlichen Informationen ein.
  • Sei rechtzeitig vor Ort. Wir empfehlen, mindestens 30 Minuten vor Vorstellungsbeginn vor Ort zu sein, da die Überprüfung der Test-Nachweise etwas dauern kann.
  • Für den Besuch musst du am Einlass einen Negativ-Nachweis vorlegen. Dieser kann auf mehrere Arten erbracht werden.

- Impfpass. Die Zweitimpfung muss dabei mindestens 14 Tag zurückliegen.
Über digitale Impfnachweise (Corona-Warn-App oder CovPass-App) freuen wir uns besonders, da sie den Einlass deutlich

- Negativer Schnelltest. Dieser darf nicht älter als 24 Stunden und mus professionell an einer Teststation durchgeführt worden sein. Selbsttests sind ausgeschlossen. Die nächste Teststation in deiner Nähe findest Du au der dafür eingerichteten Webseite des Land Berlin.

- Genesenheit. Nachweis über einen positiven PCR-Test, der nicht älter als  Monate zurückliegen darf und mind. aber vor 28 Tagen ausgestellt worden ist.

- Schülerausweis für Schüler*innen Gemäß der Vierten Änderung de Dritten SARS-CoV-2-Verordnung vom 17.08.21 reicht es, wenn Schüler*innen einen entsprechenden Schülerausweis vorzeigen.

  • Trage eine Maske, solange du nicht auf deinem Platz sitzt. Du musst die Maske tragen, bis du deinen Sitzplatz erreichst oder wenn du ihn verlässt. Bitte beachte die Mindestanforderung an Masken: Reguläre Kinos: nur FFP2-Maske
  • Sämtliche relevanten Flächen werden regelmäßig gereinigt und desinfiziert. Die Kinosäle werden während den Vorstellungen maschinell mit Frischluft versorgt.
  • Abstand halten. Halte Abstand zu anderen Gästen. Unsere Sitzplatzvergabe und Wartebereiche sind entsprechend vorbereitet.