Now in its eighth year Lichtspielklub and Sputnik Kino presents the British Shorts film festival again in 2015 with the best short films from the UK showing at the Sputnik Kino high above Sudstern in Kreuzberg with additional screenings at Badehaus Szimpla, Filmkunst 66 &
Acudkino as well as special happenings and events throughout the festival.
British Shorts is once more back in 2015 to present the most exciting, funniest, strangest and most thrilling short films from the home of dirty weather – Drama, comedy, thriller, animation, experimentals, docs, horror, science fiction and music videos straight from the islands. Short film screenings, film workshop, concerts (w/ Snøffeltøffs, Orchestre Miniature in the Park and others), stand up comedy (w/ Eleanor Morton and Caroline Clifford), party (w/ DJ Wild Zero, Foxy Boxer No.1 and others), talks, exhibition, retrospective (silent films w/ live soundtrack by Dirk Markham) and open screening at Sputnik Kino, Badehaus Szimpla, Acudkino and Filmkunst 66 in Berlin.
No time for hibernation, British Shorts is back!From 15th until 19th January 2015 the 8th edition of the Lichtspielklub short film festival will be celebrated! There’s plenty to look forward to. The festival has been extended by one day and one more venue so besides the beloved home base Sputnik Kino, films will also be screened at Badehaus Szimpla, Acudkino and Filmkunst 66. 111 films in 5 days will feature current British and Irish short films. From Comedy, Drama, Animation, Thriller, Docs, Horror, Experimental films and Music Videos to a retrospective screening featuring the very first British silent films, which – unsurprisingly – were short films and will be accompanied by a new live score.
Taking place early in the festival season with the crisp Berlin January weather outside and warm comfortable cinemas British Shorts has evolved to become a true audience festival with many world, international and German premieres. The festival is now one of the most interesting platforms for British and Irish short films outside the UK and Ireland.Internationally renowned actors (Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Martin Freeman and many others) have appeared in previous festival films. We have films made by established filmmakers, promising newcomers and talented film students, a mix which makes British Shorts all the more appealing. Big-budget meets low-budget meets no-budget. At the end of the festival the winners of a Jury award as well as an audience award will be announced.
Besides countless screenings the festivals supporting programme includes concerts, parties, a free film workshop (including a 48-hour film project), an and Open Screening, talks with filmmakers. The infamous British Shorts-Bar will create a great festival atmosphere. For the first time ever the framework programme includes a live stand-up comedy show by Scottish-Variety-Award nominated newcomer Eleanor Morton.
Thursday 15th – Monday 19th Jan 2015
SPUTNIK KINO | Hasenheide 54, 3. Hinterhof | Berlin-Kreuzberg
Plus Badehaus Szimpla, Filmkunst 66 & Acudkino