Festival Focus 2020
Every year YOUKI decides on a festival focus to provide cohesion for the surrounding programme; to consciously navigate topics that are current
and relevant to society. Through this, we’d like to inspire and provide an impulse to think further.
BECOME means emerging, happening, and becoming at the same time. As long as something becomes, everything is fine; as long as something changes, is in the process of becoming, is moving and not standing still, the humanity of being is preserved. BECOME relates to an origin, a process, and a target at the same time. Through the term’s openness and its many facets, one can find their own associations, interpret the term for themselves, for a concrete situation, or for the whole world. This implicit freedom of interpretation forms an important part of YOUKI.
BECOME also describes the everlasting process of YOUKI’s genesis during this eventful year. The actual result of our work was never truly able to be foreseen throughout the year. We were always certain that something would happen – whatever form that would take.
The side programme of YOUKI consists of different foci around the theme of BECOME.
The opening programme of the festival already deals with growing up, the next day will focus on the changes within the film industry through the Internet and digitalisation. Through BECOMING OUR REALITY we will shine a light on the connectedness of our lives; despite the abundance of voices that perceive our world as divided. Friday night will be dedicated to the becoming of one’s own language and dialects through literary contributions. With the BE(COME) THE CHANGE programme, we will seek possibilities of activism in filmmaking. And then there’s BECOME A…, a video project we have launched in spring, focusing on the career paths and the becoming- of-artists of different people within this field of filmmaking.
The festival centre, the graphical work, the trailer, the workshops, as well as many other things that can be discovered during the
week have also been arranged around this year’s theme.