SUMMER SHORTS: BERLINALE SHORTS 1

Date:
24.07.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
Strelka Courtyard
Language:
original language with russian subtitles

Selected with the help of Berlinale Shorts curator Maike Mia Höhne, these films represented the best of Berlinale-screened short films for the last two years, including love games, split personalities and the first film ever made specifically for chimpanzees.

Love games

South Korea 2012, 15 min.
Director Joung Yumi
Animation
Lovers start games.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival – participation
Japan Media Arts Festival – Jury Selection Award
Asiana International Short Film Festival – Audience Award
Indie-AniFest – Excellence Award

The End

France 2011, 17 min.
Director Didier Barcelo
Short

Charlotte Rampling is devastated. She just caught a rerun of He Died with His Eyes Open on TV, and realized that she has been erased and replaced by another actress: Liz Gareth, who the media is calling “the new Charlotte Rampling.”

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival – participation

Between Regularity and Irregularity

Japan 2012, 8 min.
Director Masahiro Tsutani
Short

He improvises and through this conversation with himself, he has a chaotic worldview evocative of the firing of nerve cells, clustering sounds of convulsiveness. Finely-detailed images filled with light that have been synced to sound. Nature creates the glow of light and the beauty of a shape lying between regularity and irregularity. Sounds and images with a granular texture. These things grasp the depths of the brain to bring forth an overwhelming experience.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival – participation

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family

USA/UK 2012, 11 min.
Director Rachel Mayeri
Short

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family is the premiere of a drama made expressly for chimps to an actual chimpanzee audience. Like people, chimps are fascinated by television. But until Apes as Family, no filmmaker had made a film to appeal to two ape species. This film contains all the primate dramas-around sex, food, territory, and politics. The movie follows an urban chimp into her home and what happens when she meets a bunch of wild strangers. The chimpanzees watching on televisions installed at the Edinburgh Zoo were a curious, and at times, rowdy bunch.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival – participation
Sundance Film Festival – participation

The Man That Got Away

Canada 2012, 25 min.
Director Trevor Anderson
Music

A musical documentary that tells the true life story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival – DAAD Short Film Award
SXSW Film Festival – participation

Age restriction: 16+