Back in August, Cointelegraph reported on the Bitfilm-Festival and the organizers’ plans to take the event globally. Now, the schedule has been unveiled for the festival that is scheduled to take place on four continents.

Cointelegraph is also proud to announce that it will be the official media partner of the Bitfilm Festival.

The Bitfilm Festival is the world’s first film festival that focuses on clips, movies, and documentaries about the new digital monetary system, Bitcoin. On October 25, it will start its tour through four continents at Platoon Kunsthalle in Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 9.

The Bitfilm Festival

“Everybody loves to watch films, and there are more and more good films about Bitcoin,” said Bitfilm founder, Aeron Koenig, in an interview with CoinTelgraph back in August, “which work great to reach normal people who are interested in Bitcoin, but would never attend a conference or a meet-up.”

"Film is a great medium to reach new people who want to know more about Bitcoin, but would not go to a conference or meetup, because they think that's too geeky", says Aaron Koenig. "Of course die-hard Bitcoin veterans are welcome, too. They might know all the facts, but they will enjoy the films and the festival atmosphere."

The next stations will be Seoul, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. The entrance fee for the Berlin event is 0.036 BTC or 12 Euros.

Here are the festival dates (so far):

  • October 25, Berlin
  • November 8, Seoul
  • November 29, Buenos Aires
  • December 6, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2015, Cape Town

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Here is the schedule:

5 pm: Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (free entry)

Before the film program starts, you may exchange Euros for bitcoins at Bitcoin Exchange Berlin, Europe's first in-person Bitcoin Exchange. Experienced Bitcoiners will show you how to use a Bitcoin Wallet on your Smartphone.

6 pm: Bitcoin Animations

The festival takes off with a compilation of animated shorts that explain Bitcoin in an entertaining and easily understandable way. It encompasses the classic What is Bitcoin?  - viewed on the Internet more than five million times, and the film Fiat Money, which explains how the current monetary system damages the economy and broadens the gap between the rich and the poor.

7 pm: Bitcoin Short Docs

This film block consists of short documentaries, which highlight various aspects of Bitcoin. Bitcoin in Uganda tells the story of a student in Kampala who gets funded by his sister who lives in the USA. Until now they had to pay cut-throat fees to money transmitters like Money Gram or Western Union. Bitcoin reduces those fees to nearly zero and will therefore disrupt the huge worldwide remittance market.

Liberating Organic Farmers in Argentina portrays a group of vegetable farmers in Argentina, a country suffering from financial tyranny and high inflation, who sell their goods for Bitcoin. In Bitcoin 16:9 a reporter from Canada meets several Bitcoin fans in Vancouver, New York and Berlin and tries Bitcoin shopping in the world famous Bitcoin Kiez of Berlin-Kreuzberg.

8 pm: I am Satoshi

Director Tomer Kantor from London will be personally in Berlin to present his feature-length documentary I am Satoshi, which is still work in progress.

As an exclusive preview he will show the 15 minute excerpt Bitcoin in Kenya. In the east African country the majority of money transactions are already done digitally by mobile phones, so that the leap to a Bitcoin based payment system seems to be a short one.

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9 pm: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

As a German premiere, the Bitfilm Festival will show the feature-length documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin by Nicholas Mross, which had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The software developer Daniel is accompanied on his discovery trip through the Bitcoin world, as he meets many of the movers and shakers of the flourishing Bitcoin ecosystem.

10:30 pm: Bitfilm Late Night

Out of competition: Bitfilm Networks will show a compilation of animated and live action shorts about Bitcoin that have been produced by its commercial arm.

Whether you are an expert, beginner or just want to find out why people are talking about Bitcoin, this event will surely help you understand the basics of cryptocurrencies and offer you a unique chance to get acquainted with the talented experts and members of the Bitcoin community. 

Koenig concludes:

"Our tour goes through four continents already, now we only need local partners in Australia and North America to cover them all. But we are open for local cooperation partners anywhere."

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