Sat 8 November · Time: 05:00 PM

BITFILM FESTIVAL
SAT, NOV 8 @5PM


The BITFILM FESTIVAL is the world’s first film festival that focuses on films about the new digital monetary system BITCOIN. On NOVEMBER 8th we will be at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE on our tour through four continents. The next stations will be BUENOS AIRES, AMSTERDAM, BUDAPEST, RIO DE JANEIRO, TORONTO, BALI, and CAPE TOWN. 

 

 

here is the schedule:

 

5 PM: TUTORIALS FOR BEGINNERS AND Q&A

before the film program starts, there will be a roughly 15 minute BITCOIN introduction in ENGLISH followed by a q&a in both KOREAN and ENGLISH. experienced bitcoiners from the SEOUL BITCOIN MEETUP will demonstrate 1) how to download and open a BITCOIN wallet 2) how to send and receive BITCOIN 3) how to buy and sell BITCOIN  4) how to spend BITCOIN online 5) how to transfer money overseas using bitcoin.  

 

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?' which was 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 consist 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.

 

9 PM: THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN

as a KOREAN 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 TRINECA 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.

 

 

* the entrance fee for the BITFILM FESTIVAL SEOUL event is 0,019 BITCOIN (the equivalent of 7,000 KRW) if you pay in BITCOIN, or 10,000 KRW if you pay in cash. either way one free drink is included.

** all films are in ENGLISH, no KOREAN subtitles

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