bi'bakwerk works with innovative site specific education concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. Our workshops are cross-generational and focus on issues arising from the immediate neighborhood.



Series of workshops researching the moving image / children's film program


To the archive


Experimental Film Workshop

Workshop Leaders Svenja Schulte and Dennis Vetter

Experiment Film

You are invited to an experimental film workshop, in which we will learn to understand cinema through a playful examination of real 35mm film material: How is the image we see actually formed? What influence does light have? Can you really cut film? And what part does sound have to play in film?

Even without a camera or screenplay, we can all become filmmakers: with brushes and scissors, we approach existing film material to create vivid colors, shapes and new relationships on the screen.

 During the course of a 4-day workshop, we will dive into the world of analog film. The children grapple with the film material in a playful and experimental way and learn how film is created by light, cut and sound. Analog film trailers are cut up and glued together again or painted with color. The results are viewed in between with a projector to understand what we are able to create, with the help of film and light. We feel the images, and in the second stage, start to think collectively about which tones could accompany them, which music we want to add in live. 

 After the workshop, the results will be presented in a film screening in bi’bak, to which children, friends, family and neighbors will be invited. Each child also receives a DVD with the digital film versions.

A bi’bakwerk project in cooperation with Erika Mann Primary School

Funded by the Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education and the Berlin District Office