Aug 30, 2021
Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2021

La Mif (The Fam) by Fred Baillif: The cast at the premiere during the Berlinale Summer Special

With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year.
Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the fourth time already, the Berlinale section Generation will present a programme of films from the last festival edition, jointly curated with the Nara International Film Festival.

The NIFF Pre-Festival Year Showcase will take place from September 18 to 20, 2021 in Nara, Japan. The festival director and Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase focuses specifically on cinema for young audiences. A Youth Jury will view the films in the Berlinale Spotlight: Generation together in the cinema. And, as the highlight, it will present the Crystal SHIKA Award to the best film.

“The films in this year’s selection are an open invitation to reflect upon the grandeur radiating from the diverse worlds young people are experiencing. I am truly delighted that, together with the NIFF, we are facilitating encounters between the films and a young audience. Encounters that could prove to be particularly important and particularly impressive this year,” says Maryanne Redpath, head of Generation.

The following films will be presented as part of the Nara International Film Festival Pre-festival Year Showcase:

Beans by Tracey Deer
Canada 2020
Generation Kplus 2021
Crystal Bear of the Generation Kplus Children’s Jury

Last Days at Sea by Venice Atienza
Philippines / Taiwan 2021
Generation Kplus 2021

La Mif by Fred Baillif
Switzerland 2021
Generation 14plus 2021
Grand Prix of the International Jury in the Generation 14plus competition

From the Wild Sea by Robin Petré
Denmark 2021
Generation 14plus 2021

Stop-Zemlia by Kateryna Gornostai
Ukraine 2021
Generation 14plus 2021
Crystal Bear of the Generation 14plus Youth Jury

Additional information pertaining to the Nara International Film Festival can be found here:

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August 30, 2021