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Oct 29, 2015:
Berlinale Spotlight: Short Film Presentations in India, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines

For years the Berlinale has had a global presence with specially curated programmes at film festivals or other cultural events around the world. These activities take place under the name Berlinale Spotlight. In November and December, the Berlinale Spotlight will be presenting short film programmes in Asia.

With the support of the Goethe-Institutes in Hanoi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur and the Philippines, as well other local partners, a total of 27 films from the Berlinale Shorts section and the Berlinale’s Generation and Forum Expanded sections will be shown in Malaysia, India and the Philippines. The screenings in Southeast Asia are being coordinated by the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi. In October the films were already shown in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This past summer Maike Mia Höhne, the curator of Berlinale Shorts, also presented a programme of short films at the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival in India.

Alongside Na Young-kil’s HOSANNA, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2015, and Joanna Arnow’s Bad at Dancing, winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2015, the Berlinale Spotlight will be showing other films from this year’s Berlinale Shorts competition in Asia. In addition, it will showcase a number of groundbreaking short films from previous years, including Réka Bucsi’s Symphony no. 42 and David OReilly’s RGB XYZ.

Berlinale Spotlight Programme

November 2-6, 2015: Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India

Programme I: FICTION

Afronauts, director: Frances Bodomo (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Kwaku Ananse, director: Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana / Mexico/ USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2013
die ruhe bleibt (remains quiet), director: Stefan Kriekhaus (Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2013
Take What You Can Carry, director: Matthew Porterfield (USA / Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015

Programme II: ANIMATION

WONDER, director: Mirai Mizue (France / Japan) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Symphony no. 42, director: Réka Bucsi (Hungary) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
RGB XYZ, director: David OReilly (Ireland) – Berlinale Shorts 2008
Däwit (Daewit), director: David Jansen (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts 2015
Do serca Twego (To Thy Heart), director: Ewa Borysewicz (Poland) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Kamakura (Snow Hut), director: Yoriko Mizushiri (Japan) – Berlinale Shorts 2014

November 27–29, 2015: DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India

Programme: QUEER

Bad at Dancing, director: Joanna Arnow (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2015
The Mad Half Hour, director: Leonardo Brzezicki (Argentina / Denmark) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Blood Below the Skin, director: Jennifer Reeder (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Kumu Hina (A Place in the Middle), director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson (USA) – Generation 2015
San Cristóbal, director: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo (Chile) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, TEDDY Award 2015
La Isla está Encantada con Ustedes (The Island is Enchanted with You), director: Alexander Carver, Daniel Schmidt (USA / Schweiz / Australien) – Berlinale Shorts 2015

November 29, 2015: KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival, Malaysia

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise

Planet Ʃ, director: Momoko Seto (France) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Audi Short Film Award 2015
HOSANNA, director: Na Young-kil (Republic of Korea (South Korea)) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2015
Pebbles at Your Door, director: Vibeke Bryld (Denmark) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
SHADOWLAND, director: John Skoog (Sweden) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Dissonance, director: Till Nowak (Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2015
Take What You Can Carry, director: Matthew Porterfield (USA / Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015

Programm II: White Flags Are More Visible

Snapshot Mon Amour, director: Christian Bau (Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
El Juego del Escondite (Hide & Seek), director: David Muñoz (Spain) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Däwit (Daewit), director: David Jansen (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts 2015
YúYú, director: Marc Johnson (France / Spain / USA) - Berlinale Shorts 2015
Bad at Dancing, director: Joanna Arnow (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2015
Symbolic Threats, director: Mischa Leinkauf, Lutz Henke, Matthias Wermke (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts 2015

December 2-3, 2015: NCCA Auditorium, Manila, Philippines

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise
Programme II: White Flags Are More Visible

December 5-6, 2015: FDCP Cinematheque Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise
Programme II: White Flags Are More Visible

December 7-9, 2015: TENT Little Cinema International Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India

Programme: EXPERIMENTAL

Have you ever killed a bear? or Becoming Jamila, director: Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon) – Forum Expanded 2015
Escape from My Eyes, director: Felipe Bragança (Brazil / Germany) – Forum Expanded 2015
El Juego del Escondite (Hide & Seek), director: David Muñoz (Spain) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Symbolic Threats, director: Mischa Leinkauf, Lutz Henke, Matthias Wermke (Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015

December 12-13, 2015: FDCP Cinematheque Davao, Davao City, Philippines

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise
Programme II: White Flags Are More Visible

December 19-20, 2015: FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise
Programme II: White Flags Are More Visible



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October 29, 2015

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