Shortcutz Berlin #99 Winner Session – November 26th

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Join us for the November “Winner Session” this Wednesday! The shorts running for the competition are:

Short #1: “Mein Sohn“, by Eliza Petkova
Short #2: “Lés Fidélites“, by Côme Ledésert
Short #3: “Temporary Discomfort“, by Simon Benro
Short #4: “Oddleif“, by Christof Bekedam and Sixten Sanne
Short #5: “Diebe” , Lauro Cress
Short #6: “Cheery-Oh“, Jan Koester

The Special Guest is Dimitris Argyriou, director & producer, art director at Shortcutz Berlin and found of New Born Short Film Agency.
He will present his award winning short film, Τhe Dinner I Το Δείπνο – A Short Film by Dimitris Argyriou and his dance film “First Contact”.

The Guest Short is “El Carro Azul“, by Valerie Heine

Synopsis: His grandmother´s death brings Hansel from San Francisco back to Cuba to take care of his brother Marcos.  The two brothers have grown apart. With the help of an old family game Hansel attempts to restore his brother’s trust that has been lost over the years.

Shortcutz Berlin #98 Session – November 19th

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Another round of Shortcutz Berlin is here!
Check out the program for this Wednesday and bring all your friends along!

The competition shorts this week are:

Short #1: “Diebe” , Lauro Cress

Synopsis: Benny and Franz are thieves. The brothers steal jeans in shopping centers and boutique stores. Their routine involves a scam in which Benny, the younger of the two, has to play the ungrateful role of the decoy. When they encounter an overstrung shop assistant, it becomes clear to Franz that Benny’s not going to let himself be pushed around very much longer.


Short #2: “Cheery-Oh“, Jan Koester

Synopsis: The band Seeed tries to survive in a weird garden full of strange surprises.

The Special Guest is Michael Rittmannsberger, director based in Berlin and Vienna who works in cinema and advertising.

More information about Michael´s work in his website.


The Guest Shorts are:

“ABGESTEMPELT” by Michael Rittmannsberger

Synopsis: After being checked by the police, a young father of Arabic origin fails to explain the situation to his son – unaware that the most inexplicable happenings are yet to come.

“SISTER”, by Michael Rittmannsberger

Synopsis: story of loss, narrated with simple methods of slow motion.

This event is, as usual, with FREE ENTRANCE!

See you all there!

Shortcutz Berlin #97 Session – November 12th

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Another week of competition shorts is here! Come and share a great evening of watching short films with us!
The competition shorts this week are:

Short #1: “Temporary Discomfort“, by Simon Benro

Synopsis: A young man DEREK is visited by his ex girlfriend MAGGIE in a hotel room. During this visit they both come to terms with the end of their relationship.


Short #2: “Oddleif“, by Christof Bekedam and Sixten Sanne

Synopsis: A short film and social experiment on the streets of Berlin.


The Special Guest is Marlene Melchior, writer, co-director and actress of the series Big Heads.

As guest shorts we will have the 3 first episodes of their web series – The 3rd episode is a premiere”

Don´t forget: the entrance is FREE! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Shortcutz Berlin – Winner of the Month of October

The Winner of the Month of October is the documentary “Aesthetic Rebellion”, Vera Ziegler! Congratulations to Vera!

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Synopsis: This short documentary shows 4 characters living in Bogotá, expressing their beliefs and passions through their tattoos. One ex gang member, one tattooer, one strong believer and one soccer fan take us to their worlds and share their convictions, which they put into pictures on their skins. Could this be a kind of aesthetic rebellion against the normal?

You can watch the short here.

Shortcutz Berlin #96 Session – Wednesday, November 5th

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Another Shortcutz Berlin session is coming! We are starting the month of November with a new competition. The competition shorts this week are:

Short #1: “Mein Sohn“, by Eliza Petkova

Synopsis: A Documentary fiction short film about the expectations of a couple and the decisions of their son.

Watch the trailer here.
Short #2: “Lés Fidélites“, by Côme Ledésert

Synopsis: A mother tries to find a better job and moves back to France, her home country, but her daughter is not happy in Paris.

Watch the trailer here.

The Special Guest is Andrea Schwemmer, programmer of the precious International Short Film Festival Berlin.

As Guest Short we will have Na wewe“, by Ivan Goldschmidt. This short was the winner of the interfilm Berlin´s 2nd prize in the category “Confrontations – against Violence and Intolerance” from 2010. You can watch the trailer here.

Synopsis: Tutsi, Hutu or U2? A military conflict in the African Civil War culminates in a farce about the absurdity of ethnic conflict.

And, remember: The entrance is FREE. Please feel free to spread the event and bring your friends along!

See you on Wednesday!

Shortcutz Berlin #95 – Winner Session – Wednesday, October 29th

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The last screening of October is here! Find out who the “Winner of the Month” of Shortcutz Berlin is – join us on Wednesday and you´ll get to watch it!
The shorts running for competition this month are:

Short #1: “The Elevator”, by Zuzanna Grajzer
Short #2: “Aesthetic Rebellion”, by Vera Ziegler
Short #3: “Dis”, by Sverre Ayne
Short #4: “Fliegen”, by Katharina Woll
Short #5: “Ente und Anfang”, by Rike Hoppe
Short #6: “Marlene und Liv”, by Tatjana Scheel

The Guest Short is “Mila Caos“, by Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau

Synopsis: Sebastian, a 17-year-old Cuban, transforms himself at weekends on illegal drag shows in the suburbs of Havana in Mila Caos“. He suffers from the feigned indifference of his mother and dreams that one day she sees him on stage.

The Special Guest of the evening is KINOMATIC, an App that is a way to sketch in video wherever you are – whether you don’t have your full kit, but you do have your phone in your pocket just when something happens, you need to grab some b-roll fast or you’re in the middle of a big film project and you want to quickly shoot and collate some ideas/shots/experiments.

Don´t forget – the entrance is FREE!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Shortcutz Berlin #94 Session – October 22nd

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Hello everyone!
The last 2 shorts in competition in October are going to be screened this Wednesday! They are:

Ente und Anfang“, by Rike Hoppe

Synopsis: A father explains his daughter how life works. As he can see, it doesn’t at all.

Marlene und Liv“, by Tatjana Scheel
Synopsis: Berlin. Two people in love. One of them is leaving.

The Special Guest of the evening is Thomas Zandegiacomo, from Zebra Poetry Film Festival. The festival took place last week and Thomas is bringing us 3 of the winners:

The Aegean or the Anus of Death, by Eleni Gioti (Greece 2014), 7:30 min
Poem: The Aegean or the Anus of Death  by Jazra Khaleed
 
La’eb Al Nard / The Dice Player, by Nissmah Roshdy (Egypt 2013), 3 min
Poem: La’eb Al Nard  by Mahmoud Darwish
Pipene / The Pipes, Kristian Pedersen (Norway 2014), 3 min,
Poem: Pipene by Øyvind Rimbereid
The producer of the film The Pipes will be present with us at Shortcutz Berlin too!
Looking forward to seeing u there!

The entrance is FREE! Come and bring all your friends/family :)