International Short Film Festival Berlin
This year is the 30th edition of the International Short Film Festival in Berlin. There will be workshops, discussions and film related parties mixed in with the screenings of the some 500 films.
All of the films will be entered into various categories:
The International Competition
This category reflects the global diversity of independent short film-making and films will cover a broad range of topics such as love, sex, work, family and death.
Green Screen Competition
As the name suggests this category deals with environmental issues. Films highlight the global conflict between human kind and nature and hopefully will inspire watchers to get up and do something about it.
Probably one of the most interesting categories dealing with real-life situations.
Viral Video Award
In this digital age it is only right that viral videos get some recognition for the impact they have on the human psyche. Everything from witty commercials launched by small and giant corporations to ambitious criticisms of global relevance will be shown.
Looking for a good value dinner after the film is easy in the centre of Berlin. Head to Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse and the HofbrauMunchen Berlin for some genuine Bavarian grub in a bustling, friendly setting. A stone’s throw away from Museum Island is Gerichtslaube on Poststrasse where you will get generous portions of German food like pork schnitzel and apple strudel. If it’s warm you can sit outside in their lovely courtyard.
The films are screened at 7 locations around Berlin but the main venue is the Kino Babylon on Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. From Generator Mitte it is only a 20 minute walk or you can catch the M1 to U Weinmeisterstr./Gipsstr and it’s a 5 minute walk from the station. To get there from Generator Prenzlauer Berg hop on the M8 from S Landsberger Allee, which should take around 16 minutes.