How would cinema be like without music? Well, it would be nothing, or at least it would be quite boring and dull compared to what we know nowadays. Everyone remembers his/her favourite film not only because of its actors or plot, but mainly because of the soundtrack. The German capital Berlin is offering each lover of cinema and music a spectacular festival, which concentrates on the importance of film music in the cinema industry. Come to Berlin and discover the MOFFOM - Music on Film/Film on Music!
Between the 16th and 18th of September MOFFOM 2009 proudly presents every kind of musical aspect within the cinematic art. No matter if it were films about music, or music in films, from the invention of moving pictures, music and cinema are inspiring to each other. Furthermore the festival takes into account the financial aspect, because music has an important part pertaining to the marketing of the film. The festival, organized by Just Temptation, presents a series of famous and important films, which are related to the music world. There will be as well three different conferences where international experts of the music and film industry will talk about interesting aspects in regard to the festival theme.
In the CentralKino in Berlin you can commence a spectacular trip through the history of film music. Not only known films will be projected, but movie premieres will be waiting for you, too. Among the most spectacular films projected during the festival will be Still House (USA 2009, Alex Vlack), a documentary which shows us the history of Bill Withers, the famous songwriter of important songs like “Ain´t No Sunshine”, “Lean on Me” or “Lovely Day”;Dancer in the Dark (Denmark 2000, Lars von Trier) a musical drama with the Icelandic singer Björk; When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (USA 2006, Jasmine Dellal), a musical documentary which follows five Gypsy bands from four countries; Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (Ireland, UK 2007, Julien Temple) presents us the life and great influence in the history of music of the legendary co-founder, songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of the punk rock band The Clash and lastly the documentary Radio Soulwax - Part of the Weekend Never Dies (UK/Belgium 2008, Saam Farahmand), which reveals all the secrets of the world tour of the band Soulwax.
If you want to get involved in the relationship between the cinema and music industries, then you can choose from a series of interesting conferences. International experts will be on hand to discuss questions like “What should a successful soundtrack be like?”, “How do film producers find the right music?” or “What are the prospects for musical documentaries?”
Discover a wonderful cinematic world full of rhythm at MOFFOM 2009. Why don’t you combine the festival with a trip to one of the most beautiful European capitals? Rent apartments in Berlin: the best alternative for cheap and comfortable accommodation.