March 1 sees the launch of the professional visitors’ event, the Berlinale’s industry online offer. Until March 5, only trade audiences can view selected competition entries from the various sections at the digital European Filmmarket EFM.
From June 9 to 20, the organizers then hope to catch up with an on-site festival – also for the regular audience.
The Berlinale Shorts section, led by curator Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, announced its selection last week. “Art, and film in particular, allows us to see the world through different eyes. It helps us to experience reality through someone else’s perception, to rethink it and to find our place within it,” says Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, “At the same time, it requires a sounding board, an audience, so that what is said can find its echo and continue to reverberate.”
A total of 20 short films from 16 countries will be screened in the Berlinale Shorts competition. Representing Germany this year in the competition is BLASTOGENESE X (Blastogenesis X) by Conrad Veit and Charlotte Maria Kätzl, as well as the German-French co-production ONE HUNDRED STEPS by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca. Almost a regular at the Berlinale Shorts is Ulu Braun, this year with his film DAS GLITZERN IM BARBIEBLUT (Glittering Barbieblood).
Other entries are from Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Panama, Portugal, USA, Hungary, the UK, Russia, USA and China.
For more information on the program, see: www.berlinale.de
Featured Image: ONE HUNDRED STEPS © VOLTE Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca