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interfilm 33rd International Short Film Festival Berlin 500 films, 80 countries, 70 programs, 6 competitions!

 

 20 - 26 November 2017

The complete program of the 33rd interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin is available online – view the timetable.

This year the 33rd International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin expects a total audience of more than 20,000 to attend the festival from the 20th to the 26th of November. Over 500 films from almost 80 countries showcase the tremendous diversity of international short film. Prizes to the tune of 32,000 euros will be conferred in six competitions. Meet us on Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

- Screenings at 8 locations - more here
- Events at the legendary Volksbühne theatre include Beckett on Film (on Thursday), eject_XX (on Friday), Sound & Vision (on Saturday)
- Don't miss the extraordinary screening at Zeiss Großplanetarium in the dome: 360 Degrees - Virtual Reality meets Full Dome
 

Two online audience award competitions on realeyz.de

Ready to view now: Highlights of the renowned Confrontations and Green Film competitions can be watched in advance as part of the online contest. Watch short films, vote for your favourite and be in the running to win great prizes on realeyz.de until the 24th of November! Click here for the Confrontations Online Award, and here for the Green Film Online Award.


Prominent guests at this year’s interforum in masterclasses, workshops and Script Pitch

Of the 700 accreditated guests anticipated at interfilm, 300 are international. A star-studded cast will also be present at interforum, our industry platform for the exchange between international festival guests, Berlin filmmakers and the audience: We’re thrilled to welcome notable personalities from the film world to lead the diverse range of masterclasses, film talks and workshops!

Obama’s Principal Videographer Hope Hall gives a masterclass and workshop

Hope Hall accompanied Barack Obama as Principal Presidential Videographer for 6 of his 8 years in office. Already known for her documentary film work, Barack Obama hired Hall to work on his campaign for more tolerance and inclusion and she released weekly videos from both the centre of power and Obama’s personal sphere. Within the framework of interforum she will hold a masterclass entitled “Hope Hall. Up Close with Barack Obama's Videographer”. It will address the topic of fake news and explores how to respond to it with authenticity. - Link

The Quay Brothers in Film and at interforum

World-renowned stop motion animation artists The Quay Brothers have been making masterful puppet animation for fifty years, creating darkly surreal worlds of wonder that are inspired by the work of Franz Kafka and Robert Walser. interforum provides a rare opportunity to experience the artists in person at “In Absentia & More. In Conversation with the Quay Brothers” where they discuss the film “In Absentia” which they made in collaboration with musician Karl-Heinz Stockhausen. - Link – Complementary to their interforum talk, interfilm will also show a retrospective film program entitled “Quay Brothers”, which presents a selection of their extraordinary short films. - Link

Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s legendary producer

From “Barry Lyndon” (1975) to “Eyes Wide Shut”, Jan Harlan produced numerous Stanley Kubrick films – including “Shining” and “Full Metal Jacket” - and will share valuable advice to creative professionals at interfilm. As legendary producer to the late Stanley Kubrick, Harlan will draw on encouraging examples to demonstrate how to make good films with little means in the masterclass entitled “LOW BUDGET, MAXIMUM CREATIVITY. Jan Harlan on the art of shortfilm production”. - Link

“King of Animation” Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is a significant representative of the animation filmmaking world who is known for his distinctive drawing style and grim humour.  After his application to Disney was rejected, 16-year-old Plympton decided to take his career in his own hands and drew dozens of animated films. At interforum he will be giving a masterclass entitled “PLYMPTOONS! Bill Plympton on independent animation filmmaking” in which he will speak of his life and survival as an independent animator while also providing an insight into his current work with an exquisite film selection and live sketching session on stage.  - Link
 

5 Years of Script Pitch: The Eight Finalists

Experience the finalists in the fifth edition of the “Script Pitch” screenwriting competition at interforum. 99 entries from 50 countries were submitted to interfilm from Israel, Argentina, Iran, Iraq, Philippines, Kenya, Brazil and South Africa. At Script Pitch the eight best screenplay ideas will be presented to and interviewed by an international jury of industry professionals. The eight finalists are: Elizabeth Chatelain (USA), Léa Triboulet (France), Manos Papadakis (Greece), Muthoni Waigwa, (Kenya), Nina Blažin (Slovenia), Ragnar Snorrason (Iceland), Raluca David (Romania) and Sabine Redlich (Germany). - Link

For the first time, the event will be followed by the “Script Pitch Anniversary Show” comprising a selection of successful short films that have been produced by Script Pitch Alumni during the last five years.

Here’s the festival overview: interfilm.de

 

KUKI 10th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2017

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19 - 26 November 2017

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KUKI stands for diversity, civil courage, creativity and culture! This year, the KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth turns 10 and the especially celebratory Opening Ceremony on Sunday the 19th of November at Filmtheater am Friedrichshain will be exploding with confetti, young curators, young juries, international guests, program highlights and an enchanting musical performance by Susie Asado.

With a record-breaking number of visiting international filmmakers from Finland, Japan, Canada and Bulgaria to name a few, this year‘s edition of KUKI has something for film lovers of every age.

In 14 short film programs bursting with live action, documentaries and animation, the weekdays will be attended by more than 5,000 children and teenagers with their school classes and on the weekend and three evenings there is a rich variety of screenings for families and youth. Highlights at both ends of the age spectrum include the Kindergarten program for first-time cinema-goers and two stunning Teenage Riot programs for everyone over 16 years of age.

This year KUKI branches out across the city with additional cinemas in Kreuzberg, Mitte; Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding.

 

 

 

 

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