International Short Film Festival Berlin is one of the most important short film festivals in Europe. It is the second oldest German short film festival (after Oberhausen), and is recognized as the second most significant and oldest international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale. More than 5.000 films with a maximum running time of 30 minutes are submitted each year. Of those, approximately 400 films are selected and organized into different thematic programs. These include; international, German, animation, documentary and children’s films. ‘Focus On’ highlights productions from specific countries or regions. Beyond that there are also special sections devoted to areas such as music videos, commercials, experimental films, historical films and retrospectives.
The festival takes place from 12th November till 17th November 2013. The festival centre will be Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Mitte district). Kino Babylon‘s three cinemas will serve as the main festival theatre while also playing host to the festival film archive. On the other side of the square at the Volksbühne and Roter and Grüner Salon, you’ll find the filmmakers’ hang-out and an incredible array of special and live events.
The Passage Kinos in the heart of hip Neukölln will offer an equally stunning and diverse festival programme as well as Central Kino at Hackescher Markt (Mitte district). New in 2013: The Planetarium am Insulaner will host 360° short films.
The opening of the 29th International Short Film Festival Berlin at the Volksbühne theatre is a spectacular kick-off to five fabulous festival days!
In the presence of international filmmakers and industry prominence, interfilm will present a teasing selection of films from many of their 50 festival programmes as well as highlight the cinematic focuses of the week.
Host Adrian Kennedy will guide through the evening, joined by electro band Madlick.