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British Shorts Summer Edition 2019

"British Shorts" – das grösste Filmfestival für britischen und irischen Kurzfilm diesseits des Kanals – präsentiert am Freitag, 3.8.2019 um 21 Uhr erneut ein Programm mit Highlights der letzten Festivalausgabe in Berlins schönstem Freiluftkino, dem Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia!

» Details und Filmprogramm im Facebook-Event.

British Shorts Audience Award 2019

Foto: Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia, © Dan Zoubek



Submission for British Shorts 2020

British Shorts is back in 2020 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 the island

» HERE the submission form and guidelines for filmmakers



The winners at British Shorts Film Festival 2019!

The members of this year's jury: Tunde Aladese, actress ("Hello, Rain"), screenwriter ("Shuga"), director, organizing member of Women’s Film Network Berlin, Frank Behnke, sound designer (Run Lola Run, Blue Velvet Revisited), film lecturer, editor, musician (Mutter), director, André Krummel, cinematographer (Lord of Toys, Berlin Excelsior), screenwriter, editor, director, and Melissa Perales, film and music curator (Circles of Confusion, Torstraßenfestival), co-founder of Independent Film Network Berlin, musik supervisor for cinema and TV.

The British Shorts Jury Award 2019 goes to the documentary Black Sheep by Ed Perkins.
HERE the statement of the jury.

And this is the director's reaction: "Thank you British Shorts Film Festival for this amazing honour! We cannot explain how much it means to us all that this film is reaching audiences all over the world and that people are empathising and resonating with Cornelius' extraordinary journey. I would like to thank the incredible teams at Lightbox and The Guardian for their immeasurable support throughout the process of bringing this story to the screen. It has been a wonderful collaboration. And most of all I'd like to thank Cornelius. As documentary filmmakers we are nothing without extraordinary, brave people like Cornelius who are willing to sit in front of our cameras and bear their souls. Cornelius is a very special human being and I feel immensely fortunate to have been able – in some small way – to help him share his complex and important story with others. Thank you again!"

A Special Mention from the jury goes to the film Five by Five by Kate Herron.
HERE the statement of the jury.

The audience has decided, too ...
The British Shorts Audience Award 2019 goes to Garfield by Georgi Banks-Davies!

Top 10 of the votings:

1. Garfield by Georgi Banks-Davies
2. Black Sheep by Ed Perkins
3. Facing It by Sam Gainsborough
4. Razzmatazz (Or A Minor Misdemeanour) by Alexander Milo Bischof
5. Only the Lonely by Clare Holman
6. Five by Five by Kate Herron
7. Europe Is Lost by Gary Dumbill
8. Silent Child by Chris Overton
9. Wren Boys by Harry Lighton
10. The Orgy by Sam Baron



Interviews with British Shorts Filmmakers!

"Don't hate the media, become the media" (Jello Biafra) – During the festival days, the online magazine The New Current has made interviews with some of the filmmakers whose films were part of the programme. Find these interviews right HERE!