Berlin According To ... Events Organizer Karen Dix

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Karen Dix

The European Shooting Stars project director shares her take on the film festival.

Karin Dix is  a Berlin regular — as project director for European Film Promotion, she organizes the annual Shooting Stars event, now in its 20th year, that brings the best in young European talent to Berlin.

Tips for avoiding the dreaded "Berlin flu?"

Fresh Ingwer (ginger) tea with lemon and Kurkuma (turmeric).

The best place to escape the market/festival?

Bar am Steinplatz. Fantastic cocktails with spirits produced in Berlin.

Advice for a Berlin first-timer?

Get organized, make a schedule, remember people you know and give them a call and take enough business cards (it’s a huge networking opportunity). Last but not least, go to the movies!

At Berlin you should always ...

Be open for a chat with the person next to you, it might just be the Bond of tomorrow (Daniel Craig was a Shooting Star in 2000).

At Berlin you should never ...

Follow the crowd. The hype for certain tickets is high but if you are open to discoveries, look out for the special presentations. (Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat in this case).

What’s the one item you always take with you to Berlin?

An effective skin booster.

The one place you have to go to while you are in Berlin is ...

Alptraum2: beer for €1, billiards and a jukebox.