(2013) Shortcutz presents Best Shorts, 2. Edition at the Offener Garten – 14 June

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Shortcutz Berlin presents a special screening at the OFFENER GARTEN, including one short from each city of the Shortcutz Network – Lisbon, Porto, Amsterdam, London, Berlin.

Our special guests this night will be Amsterdam Shortcutz team, and the director of  MPU – Medizinisch Psychologische Untersuchung (Best Shortcutz Berlin Short 2012), Robert Bohrer.  Come and join us! The addres is:

OFFENER GARTEN
Kruppstraße 16
10557 Berlin

The ENTRANCE is FREE. The Offener Garten works on a donation basis, so those who want to give their contribution can do it in the end of the screening. Those who just wish to have a beer after can go ahead and try the bar.

PROGRAM

O GRANDE MONTELEONE by João Leitão
Portugal, 2011,15 min.
(Shortcutz Network Winner 2012)
Synopsis: Old Monteleone lives alone in a house littered with the relics of his past life in the circus. He hasn’t worn his clown suit in years, but now he has good reason to. Today he’ll wear his old makeup one last time.

COOL by  João Garcia, João Rodrigues and Francisco Manuel Sousa
Portugal, 2012, 10 min.
(Shortcutz Porto March 2013 Winner)
Synopsis: Zé Barata, a National Beer Union special agent, recalls is years as a rookie, specially is duel with Jorge the Terrible, as he passes the torch to his younger brother – agent Chico Barata.
Based on the short story by Luís Paulo Gonçalves.

UNSEEN by Upneet Kaur Nagpal
U.K., 2012, 19 min.
(Shortcutz London September 2012 Winner)
Synopsis: The documentary revolves around five fascinating individuals who were once homeless on the streets of London, and now lead the Unseen city walking tours as guides along familiar streets. The guides explore unseen aspects of iconic places in London, sharing quirky historical facts combined with personal, ‘unseen’ stories of sleeping rough in these areas – opening up cultural spaces on two distinct levels. Neighbourhoods include Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Mayfair, Brick Lane and London Bridge.

STARDUST by Mischa Rozema 
Holland, 2012, 4 min.
(Shortcutz Amsterdam March 2013 Winner)
Synopsis: PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. The film was triggered by the death of Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who died aged 39 on 16th July 2011 from cancer.
The entire team at PostPanic (the Amsterdam-based creative company) pushed themselves in their own creative post techniques to produce a primarily CG shortfilm crafted with love.
The film’s story centers on the idea that in the grand scheme of the universe, nothing is ever wasted and it finds comfort in us all essentially being Stardust ourselves. Voyager represents the memories of our loved ones and lives that will never disappear.

MPU – MEDIZINISCH PSYCHOLOGISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG by Robert Bohrer
Germany, 2012, 5 min.
(Shortcutz Berlin Winner of the Year 2012)
Synopsis: Two years of MPA preparation, preparation for the Medical Psychological Assessment to get back the driver’s license – and two years of being sober.Well…not really, but today is the final test and the most important conversation with the psychologist. Hold on: today? TODAY??? Frankie totally forgot about it as he leaves a club with his girlfriend Lanka on a Monday morning. So they go there and try to deal with it but Lanka keeps thinking that it is a casting Frankie has to go to…

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