ISTA present...

Berlin HS

February 22 - February 25, 2018

Booking Closed

Our young theatre-makers will explore how we bring the distant nearer using film, story and theatre.


The faraway near

Starting Point

How is film used to bring the distant nearer? How is film used to tell stories about ourselves and our world? How do we capture the world? The technology we all have these days from our phones to state of the art cameras gives us the instant capability to photograph or film everything around us. This festival focuses on film making approaches and techniques, and we inquire into how we tell stories using film and how we bring the distant closer through film.

Out & About

A visit to a film museum and an opportunity to shoot footage in a variety of locales.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Tom Scott


JFK School Berlin
Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin
Phone: +49 309 029 95758

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 25th February 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 7th December 2017.
Registration closes 21st December 2017.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 7th December 2017.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive at JFK in time for the scheduled 4:00pm start on Thursday 22nd February 2018. Schools may leave the school after the close of the festival at 12:30pm on Sunday. A late afternoon/early evening flight on Sunday may be booked as long as schools can remain at the festival until 12:30pm.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 21st February 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Berlin by Tuesday evening 20th February 2018 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 21st December 2017.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
Please note the registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.

Total per student
£226 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £216 host.

£28 visiting member schools.
£97 visiting non-member schools.
£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.
£12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£60 members.
£129 non-members.
Plus accommodation.

Please note:
1. A £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All participants will fly into Tegel or Schoenefeld airport or Hauptbahnhof train station.
The journey from the airport to the school will take approximately 1 hour from either airport or 40 minutes from the train station.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
Visiting schools will asked to take public transport to the school on arrival. All schools will be met by a chaperone from JFK at their arrival point. They will have tickets for these journeys on public transport ready for you to collect.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Germany.


Visiting teachers and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel:
Hotel Morgenland
Finckensteinallee 23-27
12205 Berlin

Visiting schools

Accommodation will be charged at €81.00 Euros (single occupancy) and €96.00 Euros (double occupancy) to include breakfast and will be charged at the time of registration.
Visiting teachers and chaperones will be booked into single rooms at the hotel for the nights of 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 2018.
Visiting students
Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 22nd February 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 2018.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (20th February 2018).
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches – provided by the host school (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – two evening meals provided; third evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.

ISTA artists
Breakfast will be taken at the hotel; all other meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 22 February at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 25 February at 12:30


JFK School Berlin
Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin

Venue Website


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• International School of Stavanger
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• Sotogrande International School
• Wellspring Learning Community


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