Shortcutz Berlin Special Screening – November 22nd

Hello everyone!

Shortcutz Berlin is ready for another special screening – this time the focus is on Shortcutz Xpress Viseu!

As part of our aim to promote the circulation of different short films from the different Shortcutz cities, Shortcutz Xpress Viseu select one very special shorts for our next screening:

– “Mulher.Mar“, by Filipe Pinto and Pedro Pinto +

Synopsis: Maria is lost in deep absence. She has decided to become the only fisher woman in a very traditional community in order to take the place that once belonged to her deceased brother.
Woman.Wave is a journey to the places of uncertainty and death. This is a film about a human being who abandons herself to compensate the absence of those who have already gone.

Mulher.Mar was the winner of this year’s Awards at Shortcutz Xpress Viseu.
Shortcutz Viseu has been promoting Portuguese short films for over 2 years now and is the 3rd city in Portugal where Shortcutz exists.

Mulher Mar

The Special Guest is Interfilm with two special sections of the festival:

– Confrontations online award 1st prize winner – “Shok“, by Jamie Donoughue,

SynopsisThe friendship of two boys is tested when, caught in the grips of the Kosovo war, they must both fight for survival.


– Green film online award 1st prize winner – “El Mostro, la coraggiosa storia di Gabriele“, by Salvatore Restivo, Lucio Schiavon

SynopsisGabriele Bortolozzo is a modern hero in a fight against the toxic waste produced by Petrolchimico in Marghara, a chemicals plant near Venice.


Please note that the venue is Z-Bar Berlin, in Bergstr. 2. As usual, the event is FREE ENTRANCE.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Shortcutz Berlin special screening – 29th October 2015

Hello everybody!
Shortcutz Berlin is back with a special screening showcasing a selection of some of the best shorts from Shortcutz Amsterdam – 3 Monthly Winners of 2015.
As part of our aim to promote the circulation of different short films from the different Shortcutz cities, we invited Shortcutz Amsterdam to select the shorts for our next screening.The program consists of the following shorts:

– “Rotor“, by Maarten Groen – February Winner 2015

Synopsis: A lone night security guard in an eerie factory sees an intruder on one of the monitors and goes to investigate, not realizing his actions have triggered a series of events which will lead to terrible consequences.

– “Egzul – Exile“, by Piotr Bartos & Agata Bartos – April Winner 2015

Synopsis: Ezgul works to eat. Eat to work. And when he doesn’t eat and work he looks at the moon.

– “Groen“, by Lucas Camps – September Winner 2015

Synopsis: Absurdistic comedy about a boy who stumbles upon a group of people who are waiting for an ever-lasting red traffic light and refuse to let him pass.


Shortcutz Amsterdam has been promoting Dutch short films for over 2 years now – come and check the 3 shorts selected for you and enjoy a little bit of The Netherlands in Berlin!

The Special Guest is the Spanisches Filmfest Berlin, which took place earlier this month (6-11 October). The festival is in its 4th edition and brings a great selection of Spanish feature and short films to Berlin every year.
The director of the festival, Santiago Gomez Rojas, will bring and present the 2 winner shorts from this year’s edition:

– “A perro flaco“, Laura Ferrés – second prize winner

Synopsis: Leo is a loser and her life is chaos. Everyone knows it although she tries to hide it. So, when her mother has no other option but to leave her dog Jana under her charge, Leo sees the opportunity to demonstrate she can be responsible.

– “40 Aniversario“, J. Enrique Sánchez – first prize winner

Synopsis: Forty years of marriage is time for a lot of things. Sometimes too many things.


Please note that the venue is Z-Bar Berlin, in Bergstr. 2. As usual, the event is FREE ENTRANCE.

Looking forwardo to seeing you all there!


Shortcutz Berlin – special screenings in October, November and December

Shortcutz Berlin is on a break till next year, which means that there will be no weekly screenings at Lagari till 2016.

Instead, we are planning on monthly screenings with special programming – As part of our aim to promote the circulation of different short films from the different Shortcutz cities, we will invite several different cities from the Shortcutz Network to showcase some of the best short films they had during this year of 2015 here in Berlin.

For that, we will organize the screenings in a new venue, the Z Bar in Bergstr 2.

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More info to come soon, so stay tuned!

Shortcutz Berlin at the next Berlin Video Meetup – Monday, June 22nd


While on a break, Shortcutz Berlin will have a short participation at the next Berlin Video Meetup!
As part of the program, you will be able to watch one of the “Winner of the Month” shorts from this year! Stay tuned for more info!

The event will take placee on Monday, June 22? The event starts at 7:00 PM and takes place at Umspannwerk Kreuzberg.

Ohlauer Straße 43
10999, Berlin

More info at:

Shortcutz Berlin #115 – Winner Sesion: May 27th


The Winner Session of May is coming! In this evening we will announce and screen the “Winner of the Month”, voted by our jury! The shorts competing this month were the following:

Short #1: “24/7“, by Jeanette Wagner
Short #2: “Mein Engel“, by Miriam Bliese
Short #3: “Love, Yesterday”, by Joya Thome
Short #4: “Telekomando“, by Erik Schmitt
Short #5: “Rien ne va plus“, by Marc Schmidheiny & Christoph Daniel
Short #6: “Micki “, by Alexander Lahl & Izabela Plucinska

As guest shorts we will have: “Zur rechten Zeit”, by Eliza Petkova

Synopsis: Adriane Gertz is a philosophy teacher at a high school. Her goal is to be socially independent, but a love affair with one of her students shatters her quest for self-reliance. Her days are increasingly filling up with power games and the fear of loss. She painfully realizes that it is impossible to avoid being human. “At the right time” paints the picture of a woman that represents the cold and solitude of a society in which the fear of failure exceeds over the lust for life.

Find more info about Eliza´s work here.


short by british filmmaker Edward Tracy who is coming to present his short “Captcha”

Synopsis: In a futuristic version of 1940s London, an injured man turns out to have had a love implant put inside him without his knowing, in order to make him fall him love with a spy. The spy has by now fallen in love for real with the man, and she must decide whether to reveal all and betray her mission, hoping he might still love her.

More info about this short here.

Last but not least, DimiTris JimmyBoy ARgyriou will present us with a dj-set after the screenings.

Please remember: this will be the last screening before our “Summer break”. There will be no more Shorcutz Berlin screenings until the Fall. Stay tuned for our comeback!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!


Shortcutz Berlin #114 Session – May 20th


The third round of competition shorts of the month of May is here! The shorts are the following:

Short #1: “Rien ne va plus“, by Marc Schmidheiny & Christoph Daniel

Synopsis: It’s every professional gambler’s dream: getting rid that stupid luck that helps amateurs win nevertheless. But when you have it at gunpoint, be sure to pull the trigger – because if don’t you’ll learn it the hard way: don’t fuck with luck!

Short #2: “Micki “, by Alexander Lahl & Izabela Plucinska

Synopsis: For love, an 18 years old girl tries to escape across the Berlin Wall. As she has only a few meters still to climb, the story comes to a tragical end. A true story.

The special guest is Rick Minnich, American independent filmmaker based in Berlin.

Rick Minnich has been writing, directing and producing shorts and feature documentaries since 1993 in association with various German broadcasters, film funds, and production companies. His award-winning films include: “Heaven on Earth” or  “Homemade Hillbilly Jam”. Rick recently premiered the film “The Bomb Hunters”. Watch the trailer here.

Rick will show, among other things, an excerpt of “The Bomb Hunters” and his most recent “The Strait Guys” trailer (work-in-progress). More information about Rick´s work at his website here.

As guest shorts we will have “The Godfather of Bubbles” and “Bubble Birthday”, by Rick Minnich.

Check the complete details of the screening in our website:

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

As always, the event has no entrance fee – it is FREE ENTRANCE!