Another round of Shortcutz Berlin is taking place this week! The shorts in competition are:
Short #1: “ Goin’ Home“, by Talin Seigmann
Synopsis: Lonely footsteps echo in the darkness, a dog barks, the wind rushes. The night has many facets, especially for women. ‘goin home’ joins their voices and connects them to a personal collage of feelings, facts and tactics to feel more comfortable.
Short #2: “Unpaved“, by Lukas Feigelfeld
Synopsis: As thay awaken, the horned vagabond and his dog, find themselves deep in the woods. A journey starts. A journey towards civilisation and into the unknown depths of the urban city. His path leads him to confront the harsh reality of modern life. Soon though his longing for nature will take over again.
The Special Guest of the evening is Heinz Hermanns, director of Interfilm Berlin.
Interfilm has established itself as one of the most important short film festivals in Europe. It is the second oldest German short film festival and with an audience of 20.000 guests it is recognised as the second most significant and oldest international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale. More than 7.000 films with a maximum running time of 20 minutes are submitted each year. Of those, approximately 500 films are selected and organised into different thematic programs. These include; international, German, animation, documentary and children’s films. ‘Focus On’ highlights productions from specific countries or regions. Beyond that there are also special sections devoted to areas such as music videos, commercials, experimental films, historical films and retrospectives.
The Out of Competition Short is Babel, by Hendrick Dusollier
Synopsis: From ancient, mythical times to the bombastic rush of downtown Shanghai: two young farmers leave their village for the metropolis.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!