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Short films of Berlinale 2015 to be screened in India

October 30, 2015 3:10:53 PM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
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For years the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) has had a global presence with specially curated programmes at film festivals or other cultural events around the world. These activities take place under the name Berlinale Spotlight. In November and December 2015, the Berlinale Spotlight will be presenting it short film programmes in Asia.


With the support of the Goethe-Institutes in Hanoi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur and the Philippines, as well other local partners, a total of 27 films from the Berlinale Shorts section and the Berlinale's Generation and Forum Expanded sections will be shown in Malaysia, India and the Philippines. The screenings in Southeast Asia are being coordinated by the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi. In October the films were already shown in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This past summer Maike Mia Hohne, the curator of Berlinale Shorts, also presented a programme of short films at the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival in India.
Alongside Na Young-kil's HOSANNA, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2015, and Joanna Arnow's Bad at Dancing, winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2015, the Berlinale Spotlight will be showing other films from this year's Berlinale Shorts competition in Asia. In addition, it will showcase a number of groundbreaking short films from previous years, including Reka Bucsi's Symphony no. 42 and David OReilly's RGB XYZ.
November 2-6, 2015: Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India
Programme I: FICTION
Afronauts, director: Frances Bodomo (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Kwaku Ananse, director: Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana / Mexico/ USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2013
die ruhe bleibt (remains quiet), director: Stefan Kriekhaus (Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2013
Take What You Can Carry, director: Matthew Porterfield (USA / Germany) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
WONDER, director: Mirai Mizue (France / Japan) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Symphony no. 42, director: Reka Bucsi (Hungary) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
RGB XYZ, director: David OReilly (Ireland) – Berlinale Shorts 2008
Däwit (Daewit), director: David Jansen (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts 2015
Do serca Twego (To Thy Heart), director: Ewa Borysewicz (Poland) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
Kamakura (Snow Hut), director: Yoriko Mizushiri (Japan) – Berlinale Shorts 2014
November 27-29, 2015: DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India
Programme: QUEER
Bad at Dancing, director: Joanna Arnow (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) 2015
The Mad Half Hour, director: Leonardo Brzezicki (Argentina / Denmark) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Blood Below the Skin, director: Jennifer Reeder (USA) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Kumu Hina (A Place in the Middle), director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson (USA) – Generation 2015
San Cristobal, director: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo (Chile) – Berlinale Shorts 2015, TEDDY Award 2015
La Isla esta Encantada con Ustedes (The Island is Enchanted with You), director: Alexander Carver, Daniel Schmidt (USA / Schweiz / Australien) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
December 7-9, 2015: TENT Little Cinema International Festival, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, India
Have you ever killed a bear? or Becoming Jamila, director: Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon) - Forum Expanded 2015
Escape from My Eyes, director: Felipe Braganca (Brazil / Germany) – Forum Expanded 2015
El Juego del Escondite (Hide & Seek), director: David Munoz (Spain) – Berlinale Shorts 2015
Symbolic Threats, director: Mischa Leinkauf, Lutz Henke, Matthias Wermke (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts 2015

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)

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