Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht - Berlin - International Festival Signs of the Night


18th International Festival Signs of the Night - Berlin (6th Edition) - September 16 - 20, 2020



Mahari Seghid Eritrea - Sudan - Germany

Mahari Seghid is born in Eritrea 1952.

He lived in Sudan where he started his first encounter with the cinema world. With 18 was in charge in his school for the selection of international including some Sudanese and Egyptians films. In 1974 after his studies he worked in the area of Italian Film Industry in Rome. He studied film and documentaries with the Jesuits Popoli.

Since 2001 he lives in Berlin. The Berlinale is for him the place to Be. Film He works as a critic for The African Refugees news

André Werner Germany

André Werner, a flaneur in the multiverse of media Born in Berlin, lives there.

Study of fine arts at the HdK Berlin. Honor as “Meisterschüler”. André Werner is a media artist, working with video-installations, film, photography, often in the public space. Founder and artistic director of Directors Lounge, the Berlin based platform and festival for contemporary media and art.


Steven Yates Great Britain - Germany


Steven Yates is a British film critic and journalist based in Berlin.

He writes for a variety of websites and hard copy publications globally and has been a member of FIPRESCI since 2001, attending numerous film festivals as a jury member in Europe and globally. He has worked for film festivals in the past, including London and Edinburgh, as well as being an assistant programmer for National Schools Film Week in the UK.

Presently he is part of the selection team for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, also in the UK.