British Shorts is once more back in 2016 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 Great Britain and Ireland. Short film screenings, film workshop, concerts & parties (feat. BLACK CRACKER, JUSTINE ELECTRA, MISSES NEXT MATCH, PANIK & ENTSETZEN and MARTHA ROSE), talks, exhibition, open screening and a retrospective with the NFTS Animation (where Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park studied) at Sputnik Kino, Acudkino, Badehaus Szimpla and City Kino Wedding in Berlin.
British Shorts has developed into a proper audience film festival and with its numerous world, international, and German premieres has developed into one of the most interesting platforms for British and Irish short film away from the British Isles. Films by well established filmmakers with internationally renowned actors (Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Martin Freeman and many others) meet films by promising newcomers and talented film students a mix which makes British Shorts eclectic and unique. 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.
Some of the prominent names in this years programme include, amongst others, Northern Irish Hollywood composer David Holmes (Oceans 11) with his directorial debut captured by Wong-Kar-Wai cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express, 2046) or the actors/actresses Edward Hogg (Anonymous), Alice Lowe (Sightseers) and Ben Wishaw (007, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer). Besides countless screenings the festivals supporting programme includes concerts (Local favourite Black Cracker, Hamburgs Indie heroes Misses Next Match and London singer and songwriter DIY-specialist Martha Rose will all play live shows), parties (with Dj Justine Electra and the Panik & Entsetzen DJ-Team), a free film workshop (including a 48-hour film project), an Open Screening and talks with filmmakers. The infamous British Shorts-Bar will create a great festival atmosphere.
21st – 25th Jan 2016
SPUTNIK KINO | Hasenheide 54, 3. Hinterhof | Berlin-Kreuzberg
Plus Acudkino, Badehaus Szimpla & City Kino Wedding