Berlinale Shorts

Jun 05, 2024
Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts in Mumbai

Gumnaam Din (Missing Days) von Ekta Mittal

For many years, the Berlinale has been present around the world with specially curated programmes. The Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period, and thus, makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the entire year.

Between June 15 and 21, 2024, the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) will present a Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts.
The biennial festival was founded in 1990 and is the oldest and largest film festival dedicated to documentary, short fiction, and animation films in South Asia.

Twelve short films that premiered at the Berlinale from 2020 to 2024 and were subsequently shown and honoured worldwide will be presented in three programmes. Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, head of Berlinale Shorts, will introduce the films in Mumbai. Ekta Mittal, director of Gumnaan Din (Missing Days), which is part of the Berlinale Spotlight selection, will also be present.

“This comprehensive programme provides a good overview of the profile of Berlinale Shorts. I am looking forward to meeting the audience at the festival and to the opportunity to get to know the current Indian short film scene extensively,” says Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, who was also invited to join the five-member jury of the MIFF's National Competition.

Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts – Programmes

Programme 1

A Kind of Testament by Stephen Vuillemin, France, 16’, Berlinale Shorts 2023
Shi ri fang gu (Sojourn to Shangri-La) by Lin Yihan, People’s Republic of China, 20’, Berlinale Shorts 2024
Haulout by Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev, United Kingdom / Russian Federation, 25’, Berlinale Shorts 2022
How to Disappear by Michael Stumpf, Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Austria, 21’, Berlinale Shorts 2020

Programme 2

Jon-Jae-Ui Jib (House of Existence) by Joung Yumi, South Korea, 8’, Berlinale Shorts 2022
Manhã de Domingo (Sunday Morning) by Bruno Ribeiro, Brazil, 25’
– Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2022 –
Ours (Bear) by Morgane Frund, Switzerland, 19’, Berlinale Shorts 2023
Marungka tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) by Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch, Australia, 25’
– Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2023 –

Programme 3

Gumnaam Din (Missing Days) by Ekta Mittal, India, 28’, Berlinale Shorts 2020
Kawauso by Akihito Izuhara, Japan, 15’, Berlinale Shorts 2024
Les chenilles by Michelle Keserwany, Noel Keserwany, France, 30’
– Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2023 –
Terra Mater – Mother Land by Kantarama Gahigiri, Rwanda / Switzerland, 10’, Berlinale Shorts 2023

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June 5, 2024