Official Selections / Screenings
2023 Copenhagen Winter Pride, COP, DK (2023) // 2022 Official selection MIX CPH “This Is How We Do It“, Cinemateket, CPH (2022) // Official Selection “Euphrosyne Shorts““Satyrs and Maenads The Athens PxrnFilm Festival, AT, GR (2022) // “Sensual Loyalty“, backhaus Projects,Berlin, DE (2022) // QUEER MUSEUM VIENNA: STEP INTO THE LIGHT, Vienna, AT (2022) // dotdotdot Kurzfilmfestival, Vienna, AT (2022) // Official Selection San Francisco PornFilmFestival 2022, SFC, US (2022) // Theaternatur Festival Festival der Darstellenden Künste, WALD|STUDIO, DE (2022) // BUCHAREST PRIDE 2022, RO // Official selection POST PXRN Festival Warsaw, WAW, PL (2022) // Volkskundemuseum Wien curated short film screenings by Queer Museum (2022), Vienna, A // SMUT FESTIVAL “Fun and Games“; ANR,BEL (2022) // Official selection PFF VIENNA 2022, Vienna, AT (2022) // QUEER FILMMAKER NIGHT, TIPSY BEAR BERLIN, DE (2022) // “Sex Positive Short Films“ Leokino Innsbruck, AT (2022) // Queer Post-Erotica Berlin shorts, Communitism, Athens, GR (2022) // 2021 “Desire and Revolt“, Outpost Artists Resources, NYC, US (2021) // INTIMACY PROTOCOL, HR.FLEISCHER, Halle, DE (2021) // Queerfilmfestival Weimar, DE (2021) // INTIMACY PROTOCOL, HR.FLEISCHER, Halle, DE (2021) // Official selection PFFBerlin 16, kino movimento+Babylon Berlin, De (2021) // Key Words (Min 5.): queer, empowerement, karaoke, sing along, unity, LGBTQI*, trans, gay, lesbian
GAY*WATCH BERLIN is a queer empowerment sing-a-long video. The work celebrates togetherness, sexual liberation and is a manifesto of hope and strength. "GAY*WATCH BERLIN" strengthens the subcultural context and overcomes a feeling of powerlessness through lightness.
At a time when isolation, fear and uncertainty are driving forces, we need a sense of community and togetherness. The masterpiece “We are ready” from the David Hasselhoff “Baywatch” series was reinterpreted with 10 performers: GAY*WATCH BERLIN here we are. Filmed in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, on Lake Kaulsdorf, affectionately known as Kauli. The Video, a self-determination sing-along video for all queers and their allies (a real karaoke opportunity). "GAY*WATCH BERLIN" strengthens the subcultural context and overcomes a feeling of powerlessness through lightness. The lyrics celebrate togetherness, sexual liberation, difference - a manifesto of hope and strength in difficult times and saying to all: "Don’t you fear, we Queers are here!"
Hanna Schaich: Writer, Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Colorist
Gina Burner: Director, Editing Assistant
Lo-Fi Cherry: Writer, Producer, Casting Director
Cast: Frey, Fynn X, Hanna Schaich, KAy Garnellen, Kinky Winky, Lo-Fi Cherry, Rabbit from the shore, Schoko Channel, Sultan of Filth
Music Composer: Samuel Hertz
Choir: Daniel Hellmann, Gina Burner, Hanna Schaich, Jessy Meiser , Manuel Klein
Choir recording engineer and Sound Mix: Michael Glucksmann
Special thanks to:
Kate Lis, JorgeTheObscene, Johanna Aux
Funded in parts by the generous support of BMKOES and Land Vorarlberg