Events British Shorts 2017!
Live Music, Party, Open Screening and much more!
In addition to the film programme there will be a fine selection of events including several concerts, parties, a free film workshop with lecturers from Great Britain, an Open Screening, talks with filmmakers, an exhibition and the infamous British Shorts Bar. Connect on Facebook and Twitter to be updated!
Concert: DENA(Rap/R'n'B/Pop, Bulgaria/Berlin)
British Shorts kicks off with a concert by Bulgarian born and Berlin-based musician DENA! In 2012 she came up with the internet smash » “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” (more than 1 million views on Youtube!) – a wild mix of Rap, R'n'B and Pop. She’s also known for her collaboration with “The Whitest Boy Alive” Erlend Øye. After releasing her debut album “Flash” in 2014, she’s now back with the new EP “Trust”, which was recorded in New York (with a little help from members of LCD Soundsystem and Hercules And Love Affair!)..
» LISTEN TO DENA
Concert: Helen Fry(Pop, Berlin)
Helen Fry finally moves to the front of the stage after having played with several projects in the past years, among them longtime partner-in-crime Touchy Mob and analog synth amateur Slow Steve. Matching lines on Warsaw, Drake and booty with smooth and challenging rhythms? Piece of cake for Helen Fry. Synths from outer space and sonic pieces with a touch of R'n'B and splendidly cheap pop top the whole thing off. At the cosy Sputnik Kinobar, Rémi Letournelle (Slow Steve, Ex-Fenster member) will join her on stage!
» LISTEN TO HELEN FRY
Concert: Sister Chain & Brother John(Indie/Folk, Israel/Berlin)
Sister Chain & Brother John's musical stories unfold against a backdrop of landscapes where fantasies and nightmares intertwine. In their new program, the duo presents a song-cycle of utopias and dystopias hand-picked from their previous concept albums: “Darkness to Warm your Heart” and “The Androgyne Show” as well as their upcoming British themed album which features a mythically utopian England, as seen through the playful prism of exile: a suburban fairyland of woodsheds and tipsy ghosts, a nostalgic Soho of club cads and dissolute thespians and so on.
» LISTEN TO SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN
Sun 15th January, 7pm, Acudkino 1
British Shorts Retrospective 2017
Our retrospective presents two programmes featuring early short films by famous British directors such as Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Christopher Nolan (Memento), Lindsay Anderson (If....), Andrea Arnold (American Honey), Jonathan Glazer (Under The Skin), Stephen Frears (High Fidelity), Shane Meadows (This Is England), Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin), Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).
» FILMPROGRAMM 1
» FILMPROGRAMM 2
Presentation of the British Shorts workshop films
Participants of the British Shorts Workshop have made short short films within 48 hours, all centred around the topic Crossing Borders, which will be shown on the big screen (admission free!)
Open Screening – Platform for Filmmakers and Film Fans
Local filmmakers can also screen their own short films (max. 25 mins) at British Shorts 2017! No pre-selection, no jury, no advance registration. (Admission free)
"British Shorts" Exhibition Project
The British Shorts exhibition features photographs and experimental films. This year, British Shorts brings the 1979 exhibition of Peter Mitchell’s “A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission” to Berlin! It was the first colour show, at a British photographic gallery, by a British photographer. “This show was so far ahead of its time, that no-one knew exactly what to say or how to react, apart from with total bewilderment.” Martin Parr (Magnum)
» read more at artconnect.com
Exhibition films (looped):
Known Unto God by Stuart Moore
Vandals by Adam Wells
Nonstops by Alban Low
Baba 1989 by Nariman Massoumi
Illusions by Dominica Harrison
31 Days by Stuart Moore
Known Unto God by Suzie Hanna
An Animation About A Rabbit by Chis MacFarlane
The festival programme is subject to change.