Shortcutz Berlin #103 Session – Wednesday, March 4th

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Shortcutz Berlin starts again this week! After a short break, we are back with a great selection of short films for you to watch in our cosy venue – LAGARI.

The first round of competition shorts of the month of March includes the following shorts:

Short #1: “Üto”, by David Buob

Synopsis: On Utö, the southernmost inhabited island in Finland, an unusual love triangle is taking shape. What’s the difference between dance moves sparked by joy and wild movements driven by rage?

Short #2: “Blur Blue“, by Sonja Polligkeit

Synopsis: In a blur blue second in an aquarium, a boy and a girl have a crush on each other. What if their reality and dreams built up a highly complex cloud of wishes and boundaries?

More info about Sonja’s work on her website here.

The Special Guest of the evening is Matthias Groll, the programmer of “Berlin Shorts” at interfilm Berlin.

The Guest Short is “Aleyna – Little Miss Neukölln“, by Stepan Altrichter

Synopsis: Aleyna is 11, she is Turkish and lives in Berlin, Neukölln. She’s a normal girl with a lot of self confidence and she knows what she wants. In school she gets mobbed sometimes, because of her „fattynes“, as she calls it. Her biggest passion, however, are bollywood dances– and nothing can stop her. She wants to overcome her „nervousity“ and show everyone her talent at her first public
appearance.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

And don’t forget: the entrance is free!!

Shortcutz Berlin and Creative Media e.V. present ÉCU-in-Berlin – Starting Wednesday, Jan 14th

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Shortcutz Berlin and Creative Media e.V. present ÉCU-in-Berlin.

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is a Paris based festival which is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world.
From Wednesday 14th to Thursday 15th January 2015 Shortcutz Berlin & Creative Media e.V is happy to host ÉCU’s first ever special screening event in Germany.
This will all take place at Lagari Bar, an exciting location in the heart of Neukölln.

ÉCU will be screening 22 films from its 2014 festival, including four films from Germany.

EXAMINE IT, TO BETTER PURPOSE by Tegan Ashmore and Jody Elizabeth

GREAT by Andreas Henn

BROTHERS by Daniel Ruebesam

CHAINS OF LOVE by Martina Plura.

They will be hosting Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after the screenings.

Check out the full programme here:
http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/Berlin_programme.pdf

Don’t forget the address – Lagari Bar, Pfluegerstrasse 19, 12047, Berlin

Free Entry!!

Shortcutz Berlin – Winner of the Month November 2014

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The Winner of the Month of November is “Diebe“, by 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.

More info about the short here.

Shortcutz Berlin Awards – more info soon in January 2015

Dear all Shortcutz Berlin fans,

than you once more for being with us one more year!

2014 is now coming to an end and Shortcutz Berlin is going to take a break for Christmas and NYE. In the meantime, we are preparing the Shortcutz Berlin Awards 2014 – more info coming in January next year.

For those of you who haven’t participated our previous editions – first in . HBC Berlin, then in URban Spree – what can you expect? Well, it will be a cosy award ceremony during which not only the Best Short of the Year 2014 will be rewarded (among all the “Winners of the Month” from 2014), but also the best work in 11 other categories.

1. BEST ANIMATION

2. BEST COMEDY

3. BEST DRAMA

4. BEST DOCUMENTARY

5. BEST EXPERIMENTAL

6. BEST PHOTOGREPHY

7. BEST SCREENPLAY

8. BEST DIRECTOR

9. BEST ACTOR

10. BEST ACTRESS

11. BEST BERLIN FILM

And then, after the last award as been given out, it will be time to party together.  Stay tuned for the full list of nominees and the full event details - date and place to be set soon!

Shortcutz Berlin #102 Winner Session – Wednesday December 17th

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The last screening of the year is coming this Wednesday – we are waiting for all of you!|

It is also the “Winner Session” of December and we will announce and screen the winner short of this month, voted by our jury!

The shorts running for competition this month are:

Short #1:”Läufer”, by Carolina Hellsgård
Short #2:”The Z-Question”, by Sebastian Matthias Weissbach
Short #3:”Sie So, Er so”, by Gregor Dashuber
Short #4:”Business as Usual”, by Lenn Kudrjawizki

The Guest Short is “Leben Lassen”, by Felix Charin

Synopsis: Irina Rybakova, a Russian woman of 55 years, lives illegally in Germany, working as a 24-hour nurse – in the home of Johann Kreutz, who was in Russia 67 years ago, as a commanding Nazi SS-Officer. Today, suffering from severe dementia, he demands immense around-the clock care.

The Special Guest of the evening is Tobias Deike, animation filmmaker graduated in the HFF-Potsdam. He will screen his animation short “Das Herz des Stromboli”. Tobias has also a small exhibition with some of his drawings from this short film – the first time ever we have an exhibition at Shortcutz Berlin :)

The program speaks for itself, so…. what are you waiting for? See you all there!

FREE ENTRANCE