For its fifth edition, Festshortberlin is coming back to town after a year in exile!
New team, new exciting films and one whole week dedicated to cinema lovers.
WHAT IS FESTHORTBERLIN?
Festshortberlin is a film festival who promote short films from all around the world.
Cinema is often seen as a dream job but the reality of it is not easy.
Since short films are the first step for a script writer, Cameraman, designer, director etc. to get into this field and follow his or her dream, we think it is important to support them...
Our aim is to help new talents to pursuit their path into the cinema world!
Since 5 years, Festshortberlin invite young filmmakers in order to highlight and promote their work.
For this new edition our goal is to present a bigger variety of high quality movies to our audience.
For this event we have choosen the mythic Cinema Kino Babylon Mitte, which offer all around the year one of the most interesting programms one can find.
For this Edition we've watched exacly 131 short films and selected 14 for the final competition.
Of course it wasn't an easy choice but we've picked the best ones for you to see.
All the movies have been produced betwenn 2013 and 2016, their lenght is between 10 and 25 minutes and will be projected with english subtitle.
At the end of the two days screennig, our Jury - Richard Sidi (Director of House of the film France), Adrian Garcia Landa (Journalist) , Adlan Mansri (Photograph) and Roser Corella (Independant Documentary Filmmaker) will vote for the best movie.
But also you, the audience, would have your vote!
Here are the Categories:
Best film Price Jury
Best film Price Audience
Best Director Price Jury
Best Director Price Audience
Best music Price Jury
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Best actor Price Jury
Best actor Price Audience
Best Actress Price Jury
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Best Scenario Price Jury
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Festshortberlin is happy to welcome three talented personalities who will offer a workshop:
Richard Sidi, Director of "maison-du-film" in France, will give a workshop about Production
(Thursday, May 24th, 2pm to 5pm).
Jan Luk Levasseur, French Actor and Director, will give two workshop about actor's directing
(Tuesday, May 24th and Wenesday 25th,11am-2pm).
Olivier Ayache-vidal, Director of the short film "Welcome in China" with the French Stand up comedian Gad Elmaleh, will lead a workshop about Creative Writing.
(Wenesday, May 25th, 2pm-5pm)
The Cinema Kino Babylon in Mitte (Berlin) will host the two days screening on the 23rd and 24rd of may.
The workshops and the concert will be hosted by the Jazz club "Not only Jazz" and "Spud bencer" in Friedrichshain.
WHO WE ARE - THE TEAM:
We count in our team 7 members from all around the world and from different backgrounds.
We strongly believe that our differences are our strength in building this project together, based on our shared passion to cinema, the reason we organize this festival voluntary:
Roberto is the Director of FestshortBerlin. Born in Brazil, he worked in Germany and abroad a few years for UNICEF. He is passionate about cinema and languages. He speaks 5 languages and visit severals festivals in Europe, searching for the next generation of talented filmmaker.
Ines is passionate about German culture, she is doing a master in German Linguistic and work for a communication agency. Working for a film festival isn't new for her, she was blogger for the French film festival in Berlin and journalist for the french-German radio broadcast Kiez.FM.
She knows well FestshortBerlin as Inès worked for the 2014's edition. She is now managing the communication in Germany.
Living in Berlin since two years, Nastasia works for as Assistant Location-manager for short and long movies. In France she studied Circus and theater. For Festshortberlin she is taking care of the coordination between the France and German offices.
Melanie is in charge of the communication in France. She is finishing her bachelor in Art at the Sorbonne University. She is working for Festshortberlin since September 2015 and assist the team with several projects.
Hugo is a designer and joined our team in February. He has drawn our new fresh logo and during his free time, he's helping refugees association in Berlin.
After finishing her degree in psychology, Lou currently works as video maker in France.
She made the trailer for the festival and take care of the public relations with our partners.
Géraldine is our intern. She studies Business and spends her exchange year in Germany. Although she never worked before in cinema or for a festival, her help proves itself as very essential.