interfilm Agency

be a better being!

The Junge Akademie - Website in cooperation with interfilm Berlin, the Deutsche Kinemathek, the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and the filmArche Berlin, invites filmmakers and academics to the Forum and Short Film Competition be a better being.

More about on the website

“When scientists are lost for words, films give the answers!” – The project be a better being brings together filmmakers and academics in search of a new, adequate language that helps us reflect upon questions challenging contemporary society.

The medium of ‘film’, we believe, gives voice to those who are at the heart of things, captures their emotions, beliefs, worries, and hopes, as well as transmits the latter successfully to larger audiences. In discussions with filmmakers, academics may have the chance to overcome their disciplinary and methodological boundaries and to engage in novel ways with ambivalence, humour, and irony. The confrontation of science and film, we are convinced, can be tremendously beneficial to both sides.