36th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2020

Online program presented by SOONER. The interfilm Festival 2020 is taking place online: 32 festival programs can be viewed from November 11th to December 13th in German-speaking countries on SOONER.

11.11.2020 – 22.11.2020

Online Award

Shorts for Social Justice & the Environment - Films about the world. Watch and vote! Heinrich Böll Stiftung awards the winning film with the prize money of 1000,- Euro.

Audience members at Sooner.de can vote on 10 films whose backgrounds are extremely serious. With pointed brevity, these works tell of political entanglements and ecological contexts – they are lyrical, animated poems, creative allegories, unusual observations and they also call our attention to sustainability and a mode of trade that is open to the world. The audience favorite will be announced on our website on 23 November 2020.

Berlin Beats

Berlin is a freeze frame – of motion and stagnation all at once. Perhaps no other metropolis is so torn at the moment, so characterised by a state of “raging stasis”. Forward motion is merely a form of posturing. “Poor but sexy” has always been the most bold-faced of all perfidious lies. And techno is the echo of the past. Everything changes, only to stay the same in the end. Escape and sanctuary go hand in hand in this city and there is a ton of longing latent in the searching movements of its inhabitants, caught in life’s repetitive loops, queuing, on hold, hoping to break out, hoping to kick a hole in the fabric of suspension.

Arab Shorts - Metropolis Beirut

Perhaps more than any other place today, the Lebanese capital stands for the diversity and chaos, the community and conflicts of the Arab world. Brand-new skyscrapers tower into the sky alongside the ruins of buildings marked by war. The heterogeneous cityscape doesn’t just mirror the eventful history of the country – it also reflects the divide between corrupt government officials and the needs of the general populace. Transcending diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, the people of Beirut join in subverting the rotten structures of their homeland.

Queer Fever

All too often any deviation from the norm leads to an existence on the outside looking in. The pressure and violence exerted by one’s own environment cause increased feelings of fear and isolation. Escape fantasies become a symptom of the longing to belong. By contrast, in film not only do suppressed voices find room for expression – cinema also fulfills a community-building function and is capable of generating just such a sense of belonging. By placing queer narratives centre stage, it plays a small but vital role in cultivating the tolerance and acceptance that society so urgently needs.

Reality Bites

Where does reality end, where does fiction begin? Since the very beginning of cinema, this question has repeatedly raised its head. The boundary between the two is continuously blurred: every documentary film is staged, every fiction feature is a product of its time and context, from which it cannot be extricated. Reality always catches back up to film, sinks its teeth in deep, hides itself within images. And still, it escapes our grasp, it eludes our control. All that remains is the gaze we direct upon it.

China New Talents

For the third time, we are placing work created by young students from the empire of the sun in the focus. In collaboration with Shanghai-based producer and director Sido Yao Lu, we have selected an assortment of new short films from a host of submissions from numerous universities. Our aim was to capture the the essence of China’s student film scene. The films reflect the troubles inherent in attempting to cope with a rapidly changing society and prove that a reborn China has long since become an international heavyweight in the cultural ring. The films come from Universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Lanzhou, Zuhai and Hong Kong.

Girls* Riot!

Ten girls* between the age of 15-18 spent one week talking about their idea of femininity and the role of women* in the (film) world these days. Their short film program denounces injustice and inequality, celebrates body positivity and is infinitely empowering.

17.11.2020 – 22.11.2020

Sound & Vision

Sound and vision – what sounds about as thrilling as yesterday’s leftover Champagne tastes, is in reality an audio-visual Christmas tofu roast which two words cannot even begin to encapsulate. Here, adept musicians lend recent films a new, silky smooth, sonorous magic mantle, live in concert. Just as a life without visions is a life without meaning, cinema first truly becomes an overwhelming AV experience in this unique fusion of sound and image.

Musicians and their respective films: Duvnjak & Franque: Sous la glace, Katalog: Freeze Frame, Johanna Roth, Luis Schöffend & Felix Kratzer: Gunpowder, Klangschneider: Harry, Catenation: Escape Velocity, Toolbox Orchestra: A Lynx in the Town, Heinz Hermanns & Hard Hob: Locus, Durchgangszimmer: Any Instant whatever, Bantu Nago Jêje: Solstice.

23.11.2020 – 29.11.2020

German Competition 01: Stadt

Cities have an effect on those who construct them - they become places of opposing currents. Places where the masses merge but also of individualization, with the prospect of success and at the same time of new social questions, illuminated skylines, and hectic asphalt jungle. Whether it is heated exchanges behind closed apartment doors or life on the street, a lot remains hidden from our gaze. Beyond the backdrop it provides, the city embodies the inner movements of characters in cinema. Initial elation is followed by alienation. Either these figures conform to the perpetual cycles of urban bustle, or they get dragged under by them.
You get to choose the winner! Films: Mad Mieter, Plume, L'Hot Dog Misanthropique, Night upon Kepler 452b, Fantasmia, After us, the Flood and Postpartum.

German Competition 02: Land

Life out in the country carries associations of freedom and slowed tempos, while empty landscapes evoke a feeling of unlimited space where one could stretch out and play. Alas, the endless flatland also represents barrenness, and the gaping void implies rural exodus. Further, where time seems to have come to a standstill, old customs predominate, customs that grow all the more constricting where the prairie becomes more expansive. When cinema directs it gaze at the countryside, it is simultaneously a look back in time and an attempt to reintroduce movement to the equation.

Vote for your favorite among: Favourites, Altötting, The Horsehead Fiddle, Rushes and For Reasons Unknown.

German Competition 03: Fluss

Rivers are natural boundaries and, despite constant movement, places of refuge. Although rivers hold danger, there is a great temptation to be carried away by their steady forward movement. One moment, rivers seem to meander along the path prescribed by their beds, immutable, the next they are spilling over their banks, blurring boundaries, eluding our control and generating forces that sweep everything along with them. Thus, they symbolize our longing for change, our need to break free from the predetermined path and press forward into unfamiliar territory.

Who succeeds best? You decide between Pandora, Fluid Border, How My Grandmother Became a Chair, Haus Kummerveldt, Up here, with the white gods and Waiting for Harold.

Documentary Competition 01: Home:Unknown

Once upon a time, we were used to crowds at the train station, now emptiness has grown familiar. Elsewhere, trees are felled to make room for outlets that sell cheap clothes from China. The grind of settling into unfamiliar surroundings (sometimes even in places we’ve long called home) and the overwhelming effect of constant change have been ascendant leitmotifs in recent years, indeed they have already been a part of our everyday experience for some time now. However, all that characterises modern life (and is even treated as a given at times) has in fact existed for less than 200 years, and is thus anything but immutable.

Films: Home is Home, Revolykus, En Rang Par Deux, 1 a.m. in Hong Kong, Ural, Forget Me Not and My Romanian Diary.

Documentary Competition 02: Body Politics

Women’s bodies belong to the men, whose own bodies belong to the state, and all of them belong to commerce. Over the course of centuries, a power structure has emerged, one that assigns clear roles to every individual. In modern society, appreciation and disembodiment run on parallel tracks. The body’s kinetic energy is less needed, instead it has become a business card, a display surface for social status and a carrier of meaning in a world ruled by the image. Within processes of individuation, it is at once an instrument for protest and the expression of a rejection of this status quo.

Films: Anna Konda – Female Fight Club Berlin, Waves, Der Schornsteinsegler, Difficult, All Her Dying Lovers, Diana – The Only Female Professional Boxer in Uganda, Flesh, Kachalka, Just a Guy and Protest!.

Green Film Competition

Drought, deforestation, animal species on the brink of extinction, dwindling resources, air and water pollution: environmental threats dot the map far and wide and come in all shapes and sizes. As much as they represent a global phenomenon, their effects initially make themselves felt at the local level. For this reason, we are rarely aware of their true spread and global impact. When filmmakers document conditions first-hand, they establish a shared context for the local and global, creating a space for action in the process.

This year's environmental film competition includes: Apocalypse Airlines, Machini, Breathe!, Plasticnic, Le Silence de la rue, Human Nature, Where we used to swim, Dry Sea, Total, Sad Beauty, Routine: The Prohibition, Rewild and 400 Mph.

Eject XXIII - The long night of weird shorts

EJECT is not "weird" for nothing, because pretty much everything here is a little off - the cinematic reality show, so to speak. There is also a vote. And those who can't stand the pressure of the audience will be fired. So let yourself be catapulted out of the mirage of comfort and into the orbit of madness!

Competing in the relentless battle for your vote: Below, Le Mangeur d’orgues (The Organ Eater), Smokers, X.Y.U., Apocalypse Airlines, Dog’s Life, Coche (Flip), Jack, Mega Sexy Robot Dinosaur, Wally Wenda, 유령들 (Ghosts), Love Me, Gum Gum, Oh Say Can You See?, Human Nature, Ganbare!Yonpeekun (Good Luck Yonpey), Sin Filtro (No Filter), Speed, Arg irre (The Path of Wrath), Everything Is Going To Be OK, Little Miss Fate and MeTube: August sings ‘Una furtiva lagrima’.

European Short Film Audience Award 01

Despite all the travails of our Covid era, at least short films can still undertake grand European tours! The films featured herein have each been honored with the respective national audience award at one of 10 co-operating festivals, namely Clermont-Ferrand (France), Encounters (Great Britain), Go Short (Netherlands), Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), interfilm Berlin (Germany), Alcine (Spain), Short Waves (Poland), BSFF (Belgium), Tampere (Finland) and Wiz-Art (Ukraine). Now they are being presented in two blocks at the festivals in question, in the scope of a competition, with each work hoping to win the favor of over 500 million European short film enthusiasts.

Make your vote count! You can choose between: Norteños, To Teach a Bird to Fly, Revolvo, Mind My Mind and A sister.

European Short Film Audience Award 02

Despite all the travails of our Covid era, at least short films can still undertake grand European tours! The films featured herein have each been honored with the respective national audience award at one of 10 co-operating festivals, namely Clermont-Ferrand (France), Encounters (Great Britain), Go Short (Netherlands), Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), interfilm Berlin (Germany), Alcine (Spain), Short Waves (Poland), BSFF (Belgium), Tampere (Finland) and Wiz-Art (Ukraine). Now they are being presented in two blocks at the festivals in question, in the scope of a competition, with each work hoping to win the favor of over 500 million European short film enthusiasts.

You decide! Films: Mémorable, Manolo Montesco y Carmela Capuleto and Plus one.

30.11.2020 – 06.12.2020

International Competition 01: Animated 1 - Exploding Images

The art of animation is older than cinema itself, yet it embodies its essence: creating movement from stillness and thereby bringing something to life. While skeptical voices have often accused animated film of not depicting reality, it is precisely the abstraction that allows it to address the fundamental problems of our existence. There are no limits to the creation of images. Thus it addresses questions about the nature of life, how we live together, about movement in general, and depicts what a film camera cannot capture.

This and more is shown by Η γυναίκα με τους παπαγάλους (The Parrot Lady), Ihr, The Edge, Marie Boudin, Awkward, El Intronauta, Above Things, Un Cœur d'Or (Heart of Gold), Freeze Frame, The Last Day and Gorilla in the Washing Machine.

International Competition 02: Animated 2 - Weird Worlds

The fundamental formal openness – and thus malleability – of animated film lends itself to the free flow of images like hardly any other type of cinema. Its searching movements lead to unexpected excursions into our inner world. This immersion in the deepest recesses of our personal inner lives enables us to confront those fears and repressed energies that influence and alter our perspective of the outside world in an expressionistic manner.

Films: Sh_t Happens, Candela, Carrousel, A Mind Sang, Daughter, Infinity, The Wings, Drive and We hope you won‘t need to come back.

International Competition 03: Encounters of Another Kind

Whenever something unexpected, bizarre or absurd sneaks into our ossified everyday lives, it inevitably leads to a break, often accompanied by comedy and laughter. The deviation from the prescribed process causes a moment of irritation that, aside from prompting comical collisions, also harbours a potentially liberating aspect. The invasion of the unsuspected opens up a new space, enabling us to break out of routine structures.

Films: I‘m a pedophile, Night Session, Turntable, Migrations, Good Night, Citizen Patrol and Kanya.

International Competition 04: Staying Alive

Whether on the street, at work or within the family: in our society we are exposed to power structures and dynamics of violence on a daily basis. Though the majority adapt to the orderly structure, others blow a fuse, while isolated individuals slip through the cracks or mount active resistance. Alas, how far will humans go to assert themselves? Forced to rely on their own survival instincts, everyone reacts unpredictably.

The films are just as unpredictable: Skin, Souvenir Souvenir, Emi, In This Land We‘re Briefly Ghosts, Figurant, Being human and All Inclusive.

International Competition 05: Sex and Confusion

Perhaps no other motif has haunted the history of cinema as much as that of love. Time and again, the medium has told the tale of love at first sight, of the spreading flames, as one star-crossed lover finds their way to another. However, all too often, anything beyond the world of conventional couples and practices gets left by the wayside. And that although relationships and sex are just as enmeshed with power structures as they are with worries, pain, disappointment and jealousy. Plenty of individuals suffer deeply and crack at the mercy of their relationship to the other. Alas, the key to personal fulfilment lies in one’s own self.

Films: An Ordinary Day, Black, The Birth of Valerie Venus, Extra Safe, End-O, Pussy Boo, Symbiosis and Grab Them.

International Competition 06: Exit Strategies

The safer and more affluent societies are, the more afraid they seem to be. Fears spread, both real and perceived. Many of these have to do with the atomisation strategies behind neoliberal policies, the increase in the need to compete and the world’s (seeming) tendency to be consumed by crises. The things that trigger fear and the question of whether fear is justified are multi-faceted, contradictory and at times downright enigmatic. Alas, diffuse feelings of fear increasingly feed into hate and violence. Countering this phenomenon is one of the greatest tasks that societies of the 21st century must face. And all it takes is a virus to place this topic at the centre of attention.

Films: Promise me you won‘t change, Carmen, Hate, Exam, Time o‘ the Signs and Hizia.

International Competition 07: Curiosities

Since the beginning, one of the central functions of art, especially cinema, has been not only to allow us to immerse ourselves in other worlds, but to make the invisible visible in the first place. In the juxtaposition of the familiar with the strange, hidden longings are also revealed. Alas, the encounter and confrontation with the other are not always desired, for they force us to leave behind familiar territory and surrender to the uncertain.

Are you ready to do so for the following programm? Films: My galactic twin Galaction, Virago, Shallow Vein, Golden Minutes, Genius Loci, Asmahan the Diva, Metro and The Manchador.

International Competition 08: CONFRONTATIONS - Human Rights Films: Changing Perspectives

Violence is present at all levels of our society. Whether in public or private, in institutionalized and systemic form or within the family, it always hits marginalized groups and the weak the hardest. The sheer number of incidents is not only unimaginable, they also frequently go entirely undocumented. Particularly with regard to women, the problem of the gender data gap prevents not only the discussion but also the serious resolution of these power issues. By shedding light on individual cases, film exposes the omnipresence and arbitrariness of violence and enables us to better understand the victims’ perspective.

Films: Mthunzi, Les Tissus Blancs, Anja, Going Down Alone, Don‘t Tell Anyone and Moonlight Dreams.

International Competition: CONFRONTATIONS - Human Rights Films: Out of Control

Loss of control and the fear of losing control are key terms of our era. As society splinters, certain currents in identity politics lead to further and further fragmented groups, inequality and corresponding unequal treatment divide people – each from the other and each with a divided self. For many, traumatic experiences are part of everyday life. If films are dreams, then the leap to trauma is not very far. Cinema has always exhibited a capacity to portray the subconscious. To expose one’s self to the latter on the big screen means to experience overload and loss of control first-hand, while simultaneously being granted an opportunity for meaningful engagement with these issues and fears.

Films: White Eye, De berde, Life‘s Pedal, Zoo, Freedom is Mine, Fort Irwin and Turning to dust.

Focus on Poland 01: New Polish Animation - Passions & Desires

The world-famous “Polish School of Animation” of the 1970s produced such legendary figures such as Walerian Borowczyk. In recent years, the torch has been passed to a new generation of animation artists: Marta Pajek, Renata Gasiorowska, Izabela Plucinska, Tomek Ducki, Tomasz Popakul and Marta Magnuska have found their way to new, unique, experimental forms of expression via traditional abstract visual styles and Polish poster art. Their works frequently involve the individual’s complicated entanglement in history and the associated consequences for personal identities caught in a state of constant unrest.

Films: You are overreacting, XOXO – Hugs and Kisses, The TeBelgeza, The Chick, Schroedinger‘s dog, Cosmos, Portrait Of Suzanne, The Other, III, Baths, Tango of longing and Pussy.

Focus on Poland 02: New Polish Animation - Beyond Imagination

The new Polish animated film is devoted to figures trapped in a modern world that has become incomprehensible and the conflicts that result from this state of affairs. It depicts nuanced generational conflicts that erupt in private and individuals who lose themselves in the everyday grind of work. The focus here is never on forming a final judgement of “the real”, too much remains uncertain – not least in order to be able to draw in the viewer as well, for whom cinema has increasingly become an escape from reality in recent years.

Films: Story, Locus, Black volga, My Strange Elder Brother, Rain, Black, Bless you!, Woolen Cogwheels, Squaring the circle, Oh Mother! and Fallen Art.

Focus on Poland 03: New Polish Shorts - Mixed Feelings

Mit einer Gesetzesänderung zur Filmfinanzierung und der Gründung des Polnischen Filminstituts gelang 2005 nach langer Krisenzeit quasi die Wiedergeburt des polnischen Kinos. Als Ida 2015 den Oscar erhielt, bestätigte dies den Weg, den das polnische Kino gegangen ist. Seit einigen Jahren formiert sich eine Generation von Filmemacher*innen, die mit großem Gespür für das Medium und einer Sensibilität für die gesellschaftlichen Unebenheiten erzählerische und formal-ästhetische Grenzen auslotet. Im Kurzfilm werden vor allem Individuum und Gemeinschaft zu zentralen Begriffen des Kinos, das von Krisen der Gegenwart aber auch der Vergangenheit erzählt.

Gezeigt werden Festyn (Picnic), Piekna Rzecz (Beautiful Thing), dalej prosto (Continue Straight Ahead), Rezerwacja (Reservation) und Fascinatrix.

Focus on Poland 04: New Polish Shorts - Turning the Tables

Wie kaum ein anderes Kino reagiert der polnische Film in Wellenbewegungen auf sozio-politische Entwicklungen. Mit dem „Kino der moralischen Unruhe“ verliehen Filmemacher in den 1970er und 80er Jahren einer Handlungsohnmacht Ausdruck, die das Resultat eines unmoralischen politischen Systems war, dem nichts entgegengesetzt werden konnte. Die heutigen Kurzfilme spülen ähnliche Gefühlslagen der Unruhe an die Oberfläche. So ist es kein Wunder, dass aktuelle Filmemacher*innen dem verborgen Liegendem nachspüren, es befragen und von ihrer Lebenswelt losgelöste Protagonist*innen begleiten – häufig im Stil eines neuen magischen Realismus.

Es laufen Bogdan i Róża (Bogdan and Rose), Masha, Krzyzowka (Crossword), Badylok, Bajka na niespokojny sen (Bad Night Story) und Porachunki (Settling the Score).

Focus on Postcolonialism: Collective Memory and Personal History

For the very first African filmmakers, cinema was among other things a means to awaken the collective memory of the history of the African continent. As modern griots, storytellers, they challenged colonial stereotypes and transformed authentic stories and myths into images. In doing so, they aimed to communicate the fundamental values of Africa to today’s generation and those of the future. Their central objective is the mental decolonization of the audience. In this spirit, our program intends to direct attention to Africa and its roots, in order to reconcile Africans with themselves and the rest of the world.

Films: E‘ville, No Archive Can Restore You, Machini, The Yellow Mazda and His Holiness, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Black Man, Tabaski / Curation & Text: Alex Moussa Sawadogo.

7.12.2020 - 13.12.2020

KUKI 01: Competition Program for Children aged 4+

From winter to spring, we travel from home to the forest and learn that we can discover our environment in entirely new ways with imaginative ideas and a spirit of adventure. We are not only learning how to do things for ourselves, but also that there is hardly anything lovelier than sharing cake with friends.
Topics: Friendship, Sharing, Community, Cohesion, Fun, Prejudices / Rumors, Curiosity, Music, Film & Sound, Adventure, Housework, Animals & Nature, Differentiating right and left, Ideas & Inventiveness

Films: Cœur Fondant (Melting Heart Cake), Junu Ko Jutta (The Shoes of a Little Girl), Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen (The little Bird and the Bees), Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche (My Brother Makes the Noises in the Movies), Myci sluzba (The Dish Washer) and Inkt (Ink).

KUKI 02: Competition Program for Children aged 6+

Irgendwo zwischen grenzenloser Freiheit, Partys und Zukunftsangst bilden sich Identitäten, festigen sich Freundschaften und zerplatzen Träume. Während einige auch mit Nichts glücklich sein können, gedenken wir jenen, die ihr Glück nicht fanden.

Themen: Musik & Kunst, Essstörung, Identität, Coming-of-Age, soziales Milieu, Gender & Geschlechterrollen, LGBTQ+, Zusammenhalt, Suizid, Armut, Kapitalismus & Ausbeutung, Freundschaft & Liebe
Fächer: Lebenskunde, Ethik, Biologie, Religion, Deutsch, Sachunterricht, Kunst; fächerübergreifend: Bildung zur Akzeptanz von Vielfalt (Diversity), kulturelle und interkulturelle Bildung, Medienbildung

Filme: 90%, Shannon Amen, Beauty Boys, Babylebbe (Babydyke), Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben (Why Slugs Have No Legs), Christy

KUKI 03: Competition Program for Children aged 8+

What do a kickboxing contest, a first communion and a group of little crazy creatures have in common? Community counts! It's not about winning as much as having a good time. Whether fishing, shopping, at school or at home, the most fun is to be had together.

Topics: Adventure, Independence, Friendship, Identity, Gender & gender roles, Pressure to Achieve, Family, Religion, Sports, Ambition, Community School Subjects:Religion, Ethics, Science, Biology; Cross-curricular: Media Education, Education for the Acceptance of Diversity, Intercultural Education

Films: Ahtapot (Octopus), Jáma (The Pit), Ramón, Heilig Boontje (Holy Moly), Mall, Kimya, Matilda ir atsarginė galva (Matilda and the Spare Head)

KUKI 04: Competition Program for Children aged 10+

The line between dream and reality is sometimes very fine. How cool would it be if you could sneeze popcorn, your brother was a toad or a tree was an internet star? While some things may remain a fantasy, we still wouldn't want to miss out on deep friendships and thrilling high-speed pursuits.

Topics: Social Media, Nature & Environment, Friendship, Capitalism & Social Criticism, Animals, Sports & Fun, Sibling relationships, Culture & Tradition, Gender School Subjects: Religion, General Knowledge, Cultural Studies, Art, Ethics, Geography, Cultural and Intercultural Education, European Education, Media Education

Films: WhateverTree, Jeûne d'été (Summer Fasting), Popcorngutten (Popcorn Boy), Athleticus: Luge, Têtard (Tadpole), Knask eller knep (Trick or treat), Kapaemahu

KUKI 05: Watch the World - Documentary Competition for

Real children from around the world and their everyday challenges and interests can provide the most stimulating and insightful stories of all.

Topics: Everyday Life of Different Cultures, Learning & School, Sports, Nature & Environment, Family, Home, Community, Homelessness, Prejudice, Albinism, Hobbies, Deafness, Sign Language, Community, Mathematics, Social Differences School Subjects: Maths, General Knowledge, Social Sciences, History, Geography, Sports; Cross-curricular: Cultural and Intercultural Education, Diversity Education, Film and Media Education

Films: Cor de Pele, 199 kleine Helden: Jésùs aus Mexiko (199 little heroes: Jésùs from Mexico), A second family, London's Home, Talvinen järvi (Winter Lake)

TeenScreen 01: Competition Program for ages 12+

How socially relevant and gripping can action films be? Amidst hidden messages, portals to other worlds and camping on frozen lakes, we encounter young people who refuse to be discouraged

Topics: Music, Environmental Protection, Nature&Climate Change, Family, Fans & K-Pop Culture, Animals, Flight&Displacement, Friendship and Community, Teamwork, Superpowers, Computer Games, Horror, Addiction, Postcolonialism, Grief School Subjects:Music, General Knowledge, Ethics, Geography, Cultural and Intercultural Education, European Education, Learning in Global Contexts, Sustainable Development, Democracy Education, Diversity Education, Media Education

Films: Maestro, My Letter to the Oilmen, Dispel, Talvinen järvi (Winter Lake), Idols Never Die, Streets of Fury, Kotimatka (Homebound)

TeenScreen 02: Competition Program for ages 14+

Somewhere between boundless freedom, parties and anxiety about the future, identities are formed, friendships are consolidated and dreams shattered. While some might be content with very little, we pay respects to those who failed to find happiness.

Topics: Music & Art, Eating Disorders, Identity, Coming-of-Age, Social Environments, Gender & Gender Roles, LGBTQ+, Community, Suicide, Poverty, Capitalism & Exploitation, Friendship & Love School Subjects: General Knowledge, Ethics, Biology, Religion, Physical Education, Art; Cross-curricular: Education for the Acceptance of Diversity, Cultural and Intercultural Education, Media Education

Films: 90%, Shannon Amen, Beauty Boys, Babylebbe (Babydyke), Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben (Why Slugs Have No Legs) and Christy.


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