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Wolfgang
Berlin
663
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
End date
€54,741
Out of €50,000
109 %

Become a Wolfgang: In the heart of Berlin's Neukölln lives w o l f, a new film space that's full of wild ideas and primal courage

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WOLF Kino Gang

w o l f: Cinema, Cafe-Bar, Workshops, Exhibitions, Production: A new film terrain wants to come to life in Neukölln, for a local and an international film gang. Support the project and make it happen by joining the WolfGang! 

 

Join the Wolfgang!

In the heart of Berlin’s Neukölln, a new film space is spreading its wings and wants to be shared with you. Located in what was once a brothel, it is a place of wild ideas and primal courage. w o l f engages with cinema and aims to be a home and a learning ground for film in all its forms. It’s a social meeting point in a space of 360 square metres.

 

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Next to the generously sized café-bar – open from morning to late in the evening – two state-of-the art screening rooms (each with 50 seats) invite viewers to discover films. The programme strives to be innovative and integrative: new releases are shown shoulder to shoulder with films that are usually reserved for one-off film festival screenings, increasing the potential for films that would otherwise only sparkle for a single day, if at all.

 

Under the same roof in the annexe, a third flexible screening and exhibition space (40 seats) offers room for installations of the moving image, workshops, talks and events. w o l f also offers production facilities such as editing and colour grading suites to filmmakers and those who wish to learn more about the subject. Filmmaking and film programming is combined to break the invisible boundaries between them and increase the understanding of what it means to produce, shoot and show films.

 

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In its current pre-construction state, w o l f is already hosting temporary events such as screenings, roundtable discussions, installations, workshops and parties. Thanks to neighbourhood involvement and support from filmmakers and partners-in-crime from around the world, these events have experienced a motivating, welcoming reception: this encourages us to carry on and to know that we are on the right track. It is proof that w o l f will be joined by a larger pack of enthusiasts in need of a new home. It is made with you and for you: the wolfgang!

 

 

Wolfs Vision

Digitalization and the availability of moving images everywhere have led to a radical change: viewers enjoy the newly found power of how, when and where to watch what. w o l f wants to celebrate the collective experience of watching films and to engage audiences with a fresh approach to cinema.

 

All over the world, there is a blossoming of small, intimate screening rooms that are creating space for engaging initiatives and innovative programmes. w o l f firmly believes in this movement and that audiences need to be included in the process of cinema- and film-making through a multidisciplinary approach. w o l f is not trying to dictate its programme through hierarchies but is searching for exchange on eye-level with all those involved, for example through filmmakers and neighbours in residence, joint meals, youth work, collaborative events, international networks and the embracing of online platforms. A major role in the successful implementation of these ideas is therefore to be played by the neighbourhood and by like-minded international fellows. w o l f’s doors are wide open.

 

The full circle, from idea to screening the finished film, is realised at w o l f: screenings, exhibitions, ad-hoc distribution and production, and educational activities that all take place in an environment with a café-bar for social meetings with or without a cinema visit, from morning till late at night.

 

We believe that through this circle, a new space can come to life where enjoyment of – and passion for film can be shared in a pack and will allow us to conquer new creative perspectives.

 

Watch the trailer we shot with a real wolf specially for the campaign

 

The Pack of Wolves

Verena von Stackelberg, founder and managing director of Wolf Kino UG, has been working in cinema exhibition, distribution and for international film festivals since 1998. Through her work she has established friendships and a support network that will enable w o l f to find and exchange the right films and programmes (some previous employers, old and new supporters & friends include Curzon Cinemas, Artificial Eye, Second Run DVD, Cambridge Film Festival UK, European Film Festival Palic Serbia, Europe Autour de L’Europe Festival Paris, Cimathque Cairo, Berlinale, Filmgalerie 451, Arsenal für Film und Videokunst, Achtung Berlin, Films Boutique, Kino Pavasaris Vilnius and filmmakers from around the world). Her dream is to create a place with an emphasis on innovation and exchange.

 

Markus Seitz is a filmmaker with experience in cinema management and construction. He has already founded and managed a cinema in Bavaria. He is responsible for the planning and execution of the construction process.

 

Henning Wiethaus is responsible for the architecture. Architect Arvid Wölfel is acting as construction engineer. henningwiethaus.de

 

In addition, a core pack of around 15 enthusiastic people from all corners of the film world are breathing life into w o l f and are united by the vision that cinemas and films should share a walk on unexplored roads. Their experiences from mostly film-related backgrounds offer a creative wheel that is not shy to present daring ideas. They do not think of themselves as a circle of insiders, but rather as a group of people who are longing for more freedom and to discover and share new territories. Further partners come from film production, distribution and world sales as well as other businesses. 

 

Allocation of funds

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Currently, the w o l f property is completely gutted and awaits the start of the renovation process. Permits for change of business have been granted and the architectural plans have been drawn up. Specialists for sound-proofing and acoustics and structural engineers will be commissioned to finalise their research as soon as the finances are secured. 

 

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The big task now is to close the financing gap. Once this is done, we can begin construction in order to open in the course of autumn 2015. But we only have until the end of April to secure all finances, tick tack says the clock...

 

The money raised through the crowdfunding campaign will be used exclusively for cinema-specific investments. The first priority list is below, should we reach our goal of 50.000.

We are trying to raise more funds as it would give us more flexibility and independence to finish the entire furnishing and equipment tasks, second and third steps in case of a successful campaign are 70K and 100K. 

 

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First goal & priorities we will use for the first 50.000: 

· 100 cinema seats (11.000 €)

· Sound insulation and acoustics in the screens (24.000 €)

· Raked floors in screens, renewal of wooden floors in the café area (10.000 €)

· Steel-construction for projection booths outside screens 1 and 2 and small projector in flexible screen (2000 €)

· Redesign of windows to use them as illuminated boxes for film posters (700 €)

· Illuminated cinema sign on external facade (800 €)

· Furniture for café and bar (1500 €)

 

If we reach the campaign’s goal, KissKissBankBank will receive 5% of the money and another 3% will be subtracted for bank transaction fees. The rest of the amount will be taxed. This is why we instantly aim higher. The more support we get, the more independent, wild and untamed the programme and the future of w o l f can become.

 

We are also grateful for any kind of professional support. If you are an electrician, structural engineer, acoustician or the like, or if you can offer practical help of any other sort, please contact us.

 

 

Contact

kino (at ) wolfberlin.org

www.wolfberlin.org

www.facebook.com/wolfkino

 

Please Note

There is a set of two companies involved. This campaign only concerns the Cinema Company "Wolf Kino UG" and funds that are raised are purely used for expenses regarding this company, purely cinema-specific expenses. The other company is Wolf Properties GbR and this company will pay for the basic construction work. There is an option to become a co-owner of Wolf Properties GbR and thus be a landlord who is reimbursed through the rent paid by Wolf Kino UG. If you are interested in this option and/or want to become a partner in Wolf Kino UG (or both is possible), please contact Verena to set up a meeting and receive more information. verena (at) wolfberlin.org 

 

 

Photos below by Marjorie Brunet Plaza: 

 

We will build a bar here, where we can sell drinks and tickets. On the rightside where the large blue window is, we will build a larger entrance area. 

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Walls in this room will be removed, a screen will be built with raked seating, 50 comfortable cinema chairs, 5.2 Dolby Sourround, 2K projection. 

 

 

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This room will be enlarged by removing the walls, for a comfortable seating area of the cafe-bar. 

 

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The temporary used screen below will be sound-proofed and with highest quality in image and sound. 

 

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The third flexible screen and exhibition space for films and video installations and workshops has movable walls so that the space can be dark or sun lit. 

 

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In front: flexible screen, right: post production space, behind: office space. 

 

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This office space will be without tubes in the middle, these will be moved to the side of the walls. 

 

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Postproduktion space: here too the tubes will be moved to the side of the walls.

 

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Choose your reward

For €1 and more

Those who'd like to get inwolved in a bigger way by making a donation of more than 1600 Euro should contact us directly to discuss more options of support and rewards. Your conatct for this is verena@wolfberlin.org
  • Backers: 2

For €4 and more

Watch a film online or in the cinema? Or both? On 26th March at 7.30pm we will show NINGEN (The Human) by Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti: The film combines comical, absurd moments with a fairytale world that stands in stark contrast to Tokyo, where a previous fox and a raccoon have turned into humans, living as a CEO who is nearly bankrupt and as a occasional Samba dancer. They forgot who they once were and have to learn to find a way back to their real world. The film can be seen on 26th March at 7.30pm in the cinema followed by a talk with Storytelling expert Maryanne Redpath. If you can't make it to Wolf that day, you can watch it ONLINE on your computer (if based in Germany) if you are donating at least 4 Euro so you can watch the film online from 26.3. at 7.30pm for 7 days). As soon as the donation has been made, we will send you a link to the film. So if you can’t make it to Wolf that night, you can watch it anyways. With thanks to Eye on Films for supporting Wolf with this film. It will be screened in the Japanese original version with English subtitles.
  • Backers: 5
  • Delivery March 2015

For €5 and more

You receive a Wolfgang Thank You Card per Email & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 19
  • Delivery April 2015

For €10 and more

You will get a Wolfgang Thank You Card per Email, Surprise Film Quote per Email & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 24
  • Availability: 176/200
  • Delivery May 2015

For €25 and more

You will get a cool tote bag with a Wolfgang print & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 140
  • Availability: 60/200
  • Delivery May 2015

For €50 and more

The collector's deal: You will receive an exclusively for Wolf produced limited edition DVD (there is a choice between 5 editions) with films by Berliner filmmakers and artists & your name is listed on Wolf's website. No. 1 Judith Hopf & Stephan Geene No. 2 Sandra Schäfer No. 3 Clarissa Thieme No. 4 Caroline Kirberg No. 5 Mario Mentrup & Volker Sattel Edition of 100 (+ 10 artist proofs) each. More information on each edition see *www.wolfberlin.org/crowdfunding-kampagne*
  • Backers: 15
  • Availability: 225/240
  • Delivery June 2015

For €50 and more

Get the wowser Wolfgang look! A grey hoodie with a Wolfgang screen print & of course your name listed on Wolf's website
  • Backers: 64
  • Availability: 1/65
  • Delivery June 2015

For €65 and more

You truly are a committed Wolfgänger when your name is written on Wolf's Wall of Fame inside the venue, it's almost like a lover's tatoo. You & Wolf = 4ever.
  • Backers: 42
  • Availability: 58/100
  • Delivery December 2015

For €100 and more

Seen the sexy Wolf trailer? We will play it in front of each show for at least 6 months and add your name to it. Or your company's / organization's name. Or the name of a person that means a lot to you. Then you are truly Wolfgang.
  • Backers: 20
  • Availability: 60/80
  • Delivery December 2015

For €150 and more

Seen the sexy Wolf trailer? We will play it in front of each show for at least 6 months and add your name to it. Or your company's name. Or the name of a person that means a lot to you. Then you are truly Wolfgang. Plus you will receive THE grey hoodie with Wolfgang screen print.
  • Backers: 16
  • Availability: 4/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €200 and more

Get the WHOLE Collectors Package Edition No 1 - 5: You will receive all of the exclusively for Wolf produced limited edition DVDs with short films by Berliner filmmakers and artists & your name is listed on Wolf's website. No. 1 Judith Hopf & Stephan Geene No. 2 Sandra Schäfer No. 3 Clarissa Thieme No. 4 Caroline Kirberg No. 5 Mario Mentrup & Volker Sattel Edition of 100 (+ 10 artist proofs) each For more info see: *http://wolfberlin.org/crowdfunding-kampagne/*
  • Backers: 7
  • Availability: 33/40

For €250 and more

You want it all? Your name / your company's name / a name that means the world to you on the sexy Wolf trailer (we will play it in front of each show for at least 6 months). Plus you will receive an exclusively for Wolf produced limited edition DVD with films by Berliner filmmakers and artists (choose one between No1-5) . PLUS that black hoodie with the Wolfgang screen print.
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 16/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €265 and more

Gold plaque Wolfgang: Your name will be written on a golden plaque and mounted on one of the beautiful cinema seats. We will send you the seating plan and discuss which seat you like most. Then you are a patron of that seat and a patron of Wolf.
  • Backers: 11
  • Availability: 69/80
  • Delivery December 2015

For €300 and more

Exclusive for Kissbankers: A Wolfgang Membership for 1 year. Come as often as you like with a guest. This membership is not transferable. It is for you. And your guest. And it's food for Wolf. So it's good for everyone.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 17/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €350 and more

Cinemania: Your own private cinema for two hours for whatever film you want to show. You can invite who you like. The screen is yours for two hours. Every guest gets a glass of prosecco. Your name is listed on Wolf's website.
  • Backers: 5
  • Availability: 15/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €400 and more

For 6 months we will show your ad or trailer of ca. 1 minute length in front of EACH film! So hurry up, we show ca. 8 films a day, so your film will be screened ca. 1440 times! Out of idealism you can of course pay more :) And it goes without saying that the subject of your ad or trailer has to be adequate for audiences and we are happy to guide you and discuss this with you in detail. Awooo
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 2/5
  • Delivery January 2016

For €560 and more

Big spendor super patron - here it gets ideological and a bit emotional. It's like great a melodrama that leaves tears of joy & longing in the corner of your eyes when the lights go up. You / your company's / organization's / your loved one's name on Wall of Fame at Wolf's venue plus that exclusive Wolfgang Membership with gold-stripes, that gives you and a guest unlimited access to all films for 1 year.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 2/4
  • Delivery December 2015

For €790 and more

Big spendor super patron - here it gets ideological and a bit emotional. It's like great a melodrama that leaves tears of joy & longing in the corner of your eyes when the lights go up. You / your company's / organization's / your loved one's name on Wall of Fame at Wolf's venue plus that exclusive Wolfgang Membership with gold-stripes, that gives you and a guest unlimited access to all films for 1 year. PLUS Big fancy pants one-in-a-life-time 3 course dinner for you and your guest with filmmakers and Wolfteam following a screeninig of a film with the director in attendance. Be prepared for a very nice evening in great company, watching an inspiring film and be part of animated discussions until late in the evening.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Delivery December 2015

For €1,000 and more

You have a trailer, an ad, a short film of max. 3 minutes you would like to share at Wolf? For this reward you can show it in front of each film for 6 months. Your name will be listed on Wolf's website and we will celebrate the premiere of your screening together with you and everyone who booked this spot.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 1/3
  • Delivery July 2015

For €1,000 and more

The artist Claudia Schramke paints all our wolves. The first wolf she made for us is seen here on this photo. She painted it on a window and it became the original wolf for all wolves that followed. Claudia will paint a wolf inspired by the first wolf on three more windows. It is absolutely unique and really beautiful, like all her wolves.
  • Availability: 3/3
  • Delivery July 2015

For €1,500 and more

You have a trailer, an ad, a short film of max. 3 minutes you would like to share at Wolf? For this reward you can show it in front of each film for 6 months. Your name will be listed on Wolf's website and we will celebrate the premiere of your screening together with you and everyone who booked this spot. Plus you will get to use the cinema screen for 4 hours and we will organize a reception for your guests after the screening. And your name will be listed on Wolf's website, as a Wolfgang, a corageous pioneer and major supporter.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 1/3
  • Delivery December 2015

For €2,000 and more

You're a one of kind Wolfgang! Your name on the wall of fame, your trailer, ad or short film of max. 3 minutes shown in front of each show for 6 months, your name on the website, premiere of the ad or trailer short at the cinema with you and your guests of choice, a cinema screen for 4 hours (you can chose to divide it in two slots), plus a reception at each, plus a year long membership to watch any film you like at any time. Eternal gratitude goes without saying.
  • Availability: 4/4
  • Delivery December 2015

For €8,000 and more

From this beautiful, larger than life sized Wolf sculpture by the artist Golem, we will make a cast and fill it with plaster (or concrete for an increased price)) to create a double of the original. Then you have an incredible sculpture that fills any room with a mystical and very special, friendly atmosphere. The original will stay at Wolf. Thank you to the wonderful artist.
  • Availability: 1/1
  • Delivery September 2015

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For €10 and more

Renewed Reward: You receive a cinema ticket for a film of your choicel & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 20
  • Availability: 0/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €10 and more

You receive a cinema ticket for a film of your choicel & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 80
  • Availability: 0/80
  • Delivery November 2015

For €17 and more

You will get a very nice Wolfgang screen printed A2 Poster & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 80
  • Availability: 0/80
  • Delivery May 2015

For €40 and more

The luxury cinema package: you get 2 x cinema tickets for your choice of film, 2 x Glasses of Prosecco & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 20
  • Availability: 0/20
  • Delivery December 2015

For €40 and more

BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND The luxury cinema package: you get 2 x cinema tickets for your choice of film, 2 x Glasses of Prosecco & your name is listed on Wolf's Website
  • Backers: 20
  • Availability: 0/20
  • Delivery December 2015