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Michael Schmacke



Born 29.10.1965 in West-Berlin. Cheesed off with school, apprenticeship as baker succesful finished. First exhibition 1988, installations, “Endstation der Moderne”, group show, Stuttgarter Hof, Berlin March 1990 moving to East-Berlin, part of Tacheles first exhibition.

FILMs (and screenings) excerpt:
“Barbies Tochter”, Animation, 1992
(Eurokot Zürich 1995, Eurocon Novosibirsk/Jekaterinburg 1996, Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“The lucky bongsmoker”, 1992-94
(Eurokot Zürich 1995, Eurocon Novosibirsk/Jekaterinburg 1996, Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“Gattenmord”, Experimentalfiktion, 1991-1998
(Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“Streets of Babylon”, Experimentalfiktion , 1996
“The aliens and the dough”, Kurzfilm, 1998
(Biennale Prag 2005)
Since 2004 production of “Berlin 1699”, Animationsfilm über die frühe Geschichte Berlins, completed April 2013
“the five popes”, fake TV, 2005
(Dadafestwochen Zürich 2005)
“Iron curtain after party”, animated doc, 2006
( ITTF, Florida 2007, esff moskau 2006, shoot me den haag 2007)
“the wall”, timelapse, 2010
(BBC my world contest 2010)
“Was macht der Müll nach der Tonne?”, workshopfilm with kids, 2010 (KUKI 2010, Chinh Kids Filmfest India 2011)
“The last hippie”, animation, 2010
(esff 2010, Winterthur oneminute festival 2011)
“Gde je bio Ratko?”, 2011
(Premiere MFDF Jihlava 2011, RAF Zagreb 2011, NoDogma Berlin 2012)
“Plasticity of the brain”, 2012
(brain awareness week 2012,Humboldt University, Berlin, Ph.d. Celebrations 2013, Humboldt University, Berlin)


Where was Ratko?

Gde je bio Ratko? (Orig.) / 2011 / Germany, Serbia / 20 min

An ironic look at life on the run, with the former Serbian general, accused of war crimes, forced to live like a hermit in a cave.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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