Lichtspieklubs fantastic British Shorts festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with another action packed program featuring the best new British short films around plus, music, concerts, talks and other special events at the highest Kino in Berlin, Sputnik at Südstern as well as other locations such as Acudkino, City King Wedding and Kino Zukunft.
From 12 until 18 January 2017 the 10th edition of the Lichtspielklub short film festival will be celebrated! Nearly 200 films, 7 days, 5 venues: Besides the home base Sputnik Kino, screenings and events will take place at Acudkino, City King Wedding, Kino Zukunft and Acud Club. The screenings 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 early short films by great British directors like Stephen Frears, Andrea Arnold, Christopher Nolan amongst many others.
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 besides many others) have appeared in previous festival films. There will be 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.
This year’s selection will include films featuring the actors Martin Hogg (The Hobbit, Sherlock), Edward Hogg (Anonymous, Bunny And The Bull) or Rosamunde Pike (Gone Girl) amongst others. 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 festival’s supporting programme includes concerts (w/ DENA, Helen Fry, Sister Chain & Brother John), parties (DJ Bianca Kruk), an Open Screening, an exhibition (feat. photography by Peter Mitchell) and talks with filmmakers. The infamous British Shorts-Bar will create a great festival atmosphere. At this year’s free film workshop (including a 48-hour film project) participants will investigate the consequences of the Brexit referendum.
12th – 18th Jan 2017
SPUTNIK KINO | Hasenheide 54, 3. Hinterhof | Berlin-Kreuzberg
Plus Acudkino, City Kino Wedding