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: La Tourette(Solaris Empire, Berlin)
The two musicians are both familiar from earlier incarnations: Pianist and singer Tonia Reeh created unique artful noise as Monotekktoni, and under her given name she released impressive albums such as “Boykiller.” Rudi Fischerlehner has already played drums in so many groups that it’s hard to keep track. Their first joint album “The Great Mickey Mouse Swindle” is just teeming with rapid changes in tempo and style.
» LISTEN TO LA TOURETTE
Concert: Johnny Zabala(Blues/Garage/R'n'R, Berlin)
Berlin guitar legend Johnny Zabala plays an incredible mixture of Oldschool, Delta Blues and influences from Neil Young to Nick Cave. 100% Blues! "Johnny Zabala is a genuine treasure of Berlin." (Sam Dale)
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Concert: Highest Sea(Späti Plalace, Berlin)
& Foxy Boxer DJ-Set (Desaster Disko, Berlin)
Highest Sea carries us into the night on a wave of melancholic and dreamy noise pop. Behind the name is songwriter Leïla Zanzibar, whose bewitching vocals unearth stories of haunted hearts and, as the name suggests, the mystical allure of the sea. The band has recently evolved into a four-piece, featuring Theo Taylor on drums, Andreas Miranda on bass and Cristobal Jimenez van Cauwelaert on lead guitar. Their first EP, Haunted Hearts, was released in 2017 by Berlin label Späti Palace, with the debut album due for release in Fall 2019.
» LISTEN TO HIGHEST SEA
Retrospective: Origins of British Working Class Cinema
British cinema has always been striving to depict the working class on film, from Karel Reisz and Ken Loach to Andrea Arnold. This year's retrospective presents short films, marking ambitious efforts to put the film medium to social use. Sometimes serious, tongue-in-cheek, argumentative or narrative, these early works dealt with housing situations, working conditions, migration and the pastimes of people living and labouring in the UK. Which makes them relevant even more so today with regards to the uncertainties surrounding the Brexit.
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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!)
» WORKSHOP DETAILS
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Open Screening - Platform for Filmmakers and Film Fans
Local filmmakers can also screen their own short films (max. 25 mins) at British Shorts 2018! No pre-selection, no jury, no advance registration. (Admission free)
» DETAILS & FORMATS
British Shorts Exhibition
In the context of the British Shorts exhibition we’ll present photographies by Anna Maguire and Matt Houghton. Both of them also have short films in the festival programme. Plus: Experimental films by Katie Goodwin, Matteo Zamagni and Emma Miranda.
The festival programme is subject to change.
» The complete programme with all films and events as a PDF (1.1MB).