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BEGEGNUNG • AUSTAUSCH • DISKUSSION ENCOUNTER • EXCHANGE • DISCUSS

Program 2017

33RD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN

20.- 26. NOVEMBER 2017 INTERFILM.DE


INTERFORUM 

CONTENTS 01

Introduction

MASTERCLASSES/Conversations

02 MC 01 HOPE HALL

Up Close with Barack Obama’s Videographer

03 MC 02  PLYMPTOONS!

Bill Plympton on independent animation filmmaking

04 MC 03 LOW BUDGET, MAXIMUM CREATIVITY.

Jan Harlan on the art of short film production

05 MC 04  IN ABSENTIA & MORE.

In Conversation with the Quay Brothers.

06 INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT PITCH

Film talks

FT 01  Curators’ Choice FT 02  Focus on Ex-Yugoslavia. Finding one’s own voice. 14 FT 03  VOD – A market for shortfilm makers? Introducing realeyz 15 FT 04  5 Years of Script Pitch Anniversary Show 12 13

SESSIONS

16 SE 01 HOPE HALL Workshop

Mindfulness and the Creative Process

17 SE 02  Scriptwriters’ Session

Transition in contemporary short filmmaking from ex-Yugoslavian countries

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MEET & GREET EVENTS

20 INTERFORUM RECOMMENDS


INTERFORUM

WELCOME to the 33rd International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin! The interforum program facilitates an inspiring exchange between international festival guests, Berlin-based filmmakers and the audience. Experience conversations with exciting personalities at master classes and talks and partake in intensive training sessions. The International Script Pitch competition celebrates its 5th anniversary this year and features an additional screening of alumni’s work. Motivating interaction, dialogue, discussions and confrontations, interforum wishes you a stimulating week! All interforum events are held in English. Detailed program: http://www.interfilm.de/en/festival2017/interforum.html

MISSED A SCREENING? GO TO THE FILM LIBRARY! - festival accreditation only -

Oval at Babylon TUE 21.11. 11–17 H / WED 22.11. – SAT 25.11. 11–18 H / SUN 26.11. 11–17 H Digital film library comprising all short films submitted to interfilm and KUKI in 2017.

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MASTERCLASSES

MC 01

HOPE HALL – UP CLOSE WITH BARACK OBAMA’S VIDEOGRAPHER

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › TUE 21.11.  › 19:00 H

In the digital age of democracy, the potential for bending the arc of the moral universe towards justice (Martin Luther King) is often a great, elusive, artistic conundrum for communicators, artists and filmmakers. How do we hone our work through an authentic tone in a landscape embedded with fake news? Hope Hall will share lessons learned on the job as Obama’s videographer and screen relevant clips. Speaker

Hope Hall – The documentary filmmaker’s work was screened at international film festivals before she was hired as the Principal Presidential Videographer in the White House Office of Digital Strategy. As part of his campaign for more transparency and inclusion, Hall accompanied Barack Obama all over the world for six years, shooting, editing and releasing weekly video dispatches that featured both his working and private life.

Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English. A Bewegliche Ziele e.V. event supported by the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation.


MASTERCLASSES

MC 02

PLYMPTOONS!

BILL PLYMPTON ON INDEPENDENT ANIMATION FILMMAKING

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › WED 22.11.  › 18:30 H

The so-called “King of Indie Animation” speaks of his experience in everyday life and survival as an independent animator. His distinctive style and perseverance are instrumental to the way in which he implements new ideas. Bill Plympton will also provide an insight into his current work with an exquisite film selection and live sketching session on stage. Speaker

Bill Plympton – After his application to Disney was rejected, 16-year-old Plympton decided to take his career in his own hands. The caricaturist, illustrator, animator and filmmaker worked for American newspapers and commercials, but most notably produced and drew dozens of animated films that all bear his unmistakeable drawing style and dark sense of humour.

Admission 5,00 € Festival accreditation, Festival Passes and Five-Ticket Passes are valid. All events will be held in English.

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MASTERCLASSES

MC 03

 OW BUDGET, L MAXIMUM CREATIVITY. JAN HARLAN ON THE ART OF SHORT FILM PRODUCTION.

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › FRI 24.11.  › 19:00 H

Short films provide young filmmakers in particular with the opportunity to experiment and demonstrate their ability. As usual, it always comes down to money—but does it have to? Using encouraging examples, producer Jan Harlan explains all manner of possibilities that are achievable without a big fat budget. Speaker

Jan Harlan – The legendary German-Englishman’s work as producer includes the Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon (1975). Harlan is a guest lecturer at numerous European film schools and is often invited to participate in film festival juries. He is currently touring the world with the STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION to great success.

Admission 5,00 € Festival accreditation, Festival Passes and Five-Ticket Passes are valid. All events will be held in English.


CONVERSATION

MC 04

IN ABSENTIA & MORE. IN CONVERSATION WITH THE QUAY BROTHERS.

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › SAT 25.11.  › 17:00 H

The inseparable Quay Brothers use stop motion techniques to create uniquely surreal and often disturbing worlds of wonder. Inspired by literary sources such as Kafka and Robert Walser they have forged their own brand of black and white puppet animation. The focus of this film talk lies on “In Absentia”, their collaboration with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen. Speaker

T he Quay Brothers – Born and raised in the USA, the identical twins moved to England in the 1960s to study at the Royal College of Art in London. Over a career spanning 50 years, the highly influential stop motion artists have produced more than 30 extraordinary short and feature films together to critical acclaim.

Admission 5,00 € Festival accreditation, Festival Passes and Five-Ticket Passes are valid. All events will be held in English.

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INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT PITCH

SCRIPT

SCRIPT PITCH

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › SAT 25.11.  › 11:00–13:00 H

For the fifth time, interfilm has the honour to present captivating short film screenplays by young international filmmakers. Hailing from all over the globe, eight contestants will present their idea for a short film to the public. Each finalist has five minutes to convince the international jury consisting of Jan Harlan (Producer, DE/UK), Juan Carlos Lossada (Producer, ES/VEN), Marija Razgutė (Producer, LTU), Marijana Verhoef (Writer, SRB/DE). Following the event, we invite you to enjoy the 5 YEARS OF SCRIPT PITCH ANNIVERSARY SHOW featuring a selection of shorts which have been developed, realized or shaped by Script Pitch alumni and accompanying talks. SCRIPT PITCH ANNIVERSARY SHOW – FILMS AND Q & A WITH SCRIPT PITCH ALUMNI › VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › SAT 25.11.  › 14:00–15:00 H

Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.


INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT PITCH

SCRIPT PITCH – THE SELECTED PROJECTS Storytelling through film thrives on images strong enough to stand on their own and create new worlds purely in the way they are staged and shot. The authors in this year’s Script Pitch have come up with the most diverse possible range of stories, replete with metaphors, allegories and symbols. But it’s the striking film images that form the core, the origin of these stories, and they are what ultimately stay with us. Young Maïssa senses a new world helping her to overcome old, deep-seated anxieties and opening inspiring new possibilities as she explores the ocean bays of Catalonia. Kjartan liberates himself from the blazing fire and thereby from an aging artist’s eternal quest for meaning. Ioana goes all in when she intentionally sets off chaos in the big city’s daily traffic routine to make an unmistakable stand against ignorance, condescension and plain old stubbornness. Josip’s last chance to find independence and break out of his restrictive everyday life is a car. Even in the scripts, detailed pictorial compositions speak with their own, as yet unseen power. There’s the comprehensive description, microscopically precise, of the look in the enemy’s eyes as he systematically hems in and cuts off his victim, told in a way that makes the air almost too thin to breathe. Take the defined muscle outlines of an expertly trained dog, a veteran fighter, suddenly transformed from pet to master of the situation whose actions control the sequence and pace of the narrative. Whether images speak in broad symbols or fine detail, they are brimming with suspense, they take stands, feed us premonitions and question assumptions with a dramaturgical strength that stokes intense curiosity about the proposed films.

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INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT PITCH

FINALISTS

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[1] Elizabeth Chatelain USA Project title “Paper Geese” After an unsuccessful goose hunt, a young girl learns some hard truths about her father. CONTACT emchatelainfilm@gmail.com web www.elizabethchatelain.com [2] Léa Triboulet France Project title “Maïssa” Maïssa, 7 years old refugee, decides to confront the ghosts of her past and learn to swim. CONTACT lea.triboulet@gmail.com web www.leatriboulet.com [3] Manos Papadakis Greece Project title “The Meaning of August” A factory worker must face his fears when he seriously injures his boss’s Rottweiler while he takes care of his villa during August vacations. CONTACT manosnef@hotmail.com PRODUCTION COMPANY Real Eyes Productions / realeyesproductions.gr [4] Muthoni Waigwa Kenya Project title “The Duel” A modern day thriller about a money thirsty robber who wants to start a new life after a dangerous heist. CONTACT muthoni@nwplus.biz PRODUCTION COMPANY Nifty Works Plus / www.nwplus.biz


INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT PITCH

FINALISTS

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[5] Nina Blažin Slovenia Project title “Brothers” The intimate world of two brothers, where one has down syndrome. An accident happens and nothing is as it is used to be! CONTACT nina_blazin@yahoo.com PRODUCTION COMPANY Casablanca Film Production / www.casablanca.si [6] Ragnar Snorrason Iceland Project title “Forger” Can you really forge your own work? CONTACT r@ragnarsnorrason.com Web www.ragnarsnorrason.com Production Company Muninn Film / www.muninnfilm.is [7] Raluca David Romania Project title “6pm Traffic” Heat, honks and angry drivers; Ioana flips in this urban jungle while being stuck in her car. CONTACT davidraluca@me.com PRODUCTION COMPANY Tangaj Production / www.tangajproduction.com [8] Sabine Redlich Germany Project title “Get Lucky” It is a repeating cycle: Once a month the hippest club in town opens its doors to allow dancers to prove themselves on the dancefloor. CONTACT sbn.redlich@gmail.com Web www.sabine-redlich.de

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INTERFORUM 

TIMETABLE MON 20.11.

WED 22.11.

21:00 H / Event

11:00 H / Session

VOLKSBÜHNE/ROTER SALON

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

FESTIVAL OPENING & PARTY TUE 21.11.

19:00 H / Masterclass

MC 01 – HOPE HALL VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK 21:00 H / Film Talk

FT 01 – Curators’ Choice ROTER SALON

SE 01 – HOPE HALL Workshop 18:30 H / Masterclass

MC 02 – Bill PLYMPTOON

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK THU 23.11.

15:00 H / Meet & Greet

SHORT & EASY

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK 16:00 H / Meet & Greet

GERMAN KAFFEEKRÄNZCHEN VOLKSBÜHNE ROTER SALON EVERY DAY FROM 12:00 H:

ROTER SALON

17:30 H / Session

SE 02 – Script ­writers’ Session

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

EVERY DAY FROM 20:00 H:

19:00 H / Film Talk

FT 02 – FOCUS ON EX-YUGOSLAVIA VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK


INTERFORUM

TIMETABLE FRI 24.11.

19:00 H / meet & Greet

9:15 H / Training

ROTER SALON

Spark Training & Screening for teachers CITY KINO WEDDING 18:00 H / Film Talk

FT 03 – Realeyz

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK 19:00 H / Masterclass

MC 03 – Jan Harlan VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

MEET THE LOCALS! 20:00 H / meet & Greet

SCRIPT PITCH & INTERFORUM DRINKS ROTER SALON SUN 20.11.

12:00 H / Meet & Greet

FESTIVAL BRUNCH ROTER SALON

15:30 H / special program SAT 25.11.

11:00 H / Script pitch

THE QUAY BROTHERS BABYLON 1

Script Pitch Session

19:00 H / Event

14:00 H / Screening + Talk

EHEM. DELPHI (WEISSENSEE)

VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

FT 04 – 5 Years of Script Pitch VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

17:00 H / conversation

MC 04 – The Quay Brothers VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY 22:00 H / Event

FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY KAFFEE BURGER

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FILM TALKS

FT 01

CURATORS’ CHOICE

› ROTER SALON  › TUE 21.11.  › 21:00 H

Who picks the films shown at interfilm? And why? What are our curators thinking when they select films for the competitions and for ultra-obscure special programs? CURATORS’ CHOICE puts these questions under the microscope and gives the interfilm curators a chance to speak for themselves. Film examples are presented with explanations of the programs and their backgrounds. Welcome to a unique behind-the-scenes peek at the artistic production for the International Short Film Festival Berlin. Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.


FILM TALKS

FT 02

FOCUS ON EX-YUGOSLAVIA. FINDING ONE’S OWN VOICE.

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK

› THU 23.11.

› 19:00 H

Between reappraisal and awakening, a young generation of filmmakers develop their own vision of post-Yugoslavian societies. On the occasion of the festival focus Former Yugoslavia issues such as war, Europe, family, neighbourhood, societal control and patriarchal power will be discussed with filmmakers from throughout the region. Look forward to a moderated film talk featuring filmmakers from the festival focus. Selected films will be shown in excerpts or their entirety. Following the talk, we invite filmmakers, guests and the festival audience to a lively exchange at the reception presented by Film Center Serbia. Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.

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FILM TALKS

FT 03

 OD – A MARKET FOR V SHORTFILM MAKERS? INTRODUCING REALEYZ

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › FRI 24.11.  › 18:00 H

The Berlin-based streaming platform realeyz.de focusses on providing contemporary independent filmmaking from Berlin, Germany, Europe and worldwide for a young and mobile audience. Andreas Wildfang, realeyz director and one of the founding fathers of the Berlin indie-film scene, clarifies various exploitation possibilities for shortfilm makers through video on demand. Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.


FILM TALKS

FT 04

5 YEARS OF SCRIPT PITCH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › SAT 25.11.  › 14:00 H

For the past five years, interfilm has annually given filmmakers and screenwriters the chance to develop their film ideas in intensive sessions with industry professionals and ultimately present their project in the Script Award competition. Four internationally successful shorts which have been developed, realized or shaped by Script Pitch alumni will be shown in the presence of the respective filmmakers and discussed. Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.

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SESSIONS

SE 01

HOPE HALL WORKSHOP

MINDFULNESS AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › WED 22.11.  › 11:00 H

As a self-described hippy, yogi and meditator, Hope least expected to find herself in a key communications role at the White House. As videographer to the former US President Barack Obama, her daily rhythm was not only dictated by her boss but he even became her instructor on mindfulness. How can we switch from the precipice of burnout to a daily state of inner vitality and creative clarity? In this workshop, Hope Hall will analyze the participants’ questions and experiences to develop a guideline for a creative life. Speaker

Hope Hall – The documentary filmmaker’s work was screened at international film festivals before she was hired as the Principal Presidential Videographer in the White House Office of Digital Strategy. As part of his campaign for more transparency and inclusion, Hall accompanied Barack Obama all over the world for six years, shooting, editing and releasing weekly video dispatches that featured both his working and private life.

Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English. A Bewegliche Ziele e.V. event supported by the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation.


SESSIONS

SE 02

SCRIPTWRITERS’ SESSION TRANSITION IN CONTEMPORARY SHORT FILMMAKING FROM EX-YUGOSLAVIAN COUNTRIES

› VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › THU 23.11.  › 17:30 H

Screenplays speak—between the poles of word and image—from the zeitgeist of the respective writer. Within the framework of the Foreign Focus dedicated to former Yugoslavia, the Script Lab and also in cooperation with Meet the Scriptwriters, the Scriptwriters’ Session is eager to give three unique screenwriters a voice: Bojana Babić (SRB), Dario Bevanda (BIH) and Eva Kamčevska (MKD). Whether they address issues such as diversity in love, acceptance of alternative life styles or equality for women—the new generation of filmmakers brings the process of rapid social change in the region of former Yugoslavia into focus. Honest, blunt and yet still imbued with humour and great hope. The session will illuminate contemporary screenwriting and discuss the topic of change in literature and film. Free entry! Due to limited capacity, please register via interforum@interfilm.de. All events will be held in English.

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INTERFORUM MEET & GREET 

MEET & GREET EVENTS

FESTIVAL ACCREDITATION ONLY

SHORT & EASY › VOLKSBÜHNE 3. STOCK  › THU 23.11.  › 15:00 H

interfilm invites filmmakers to meet festival programmers and industry professionals in a moderated matchmaking session. Afterwards we kindly invite all participants to a lively exchange over coffee and cake at the “German Kaffeekränzchen”.

MEET THE LOCALS! › ROTER SALON  › SAT 25.11.  › 19:00 H

interfilm invites all international guests to meet Berlin-Brandenburg film professionals: festivals, sales, education, training, networks… Afterwards we kindly invite all participants to a lively exchange at the “Script Pitch & Interforum Drinks”.


INTERFORUM RECOMMENDS

INTERFORUM RECOMMENDS SPARK

TRAINING & SCREENING FOR TEACHERS › CITY KINO WEDDING  › FRI 24.11.  › 9:15 H

How can teachers implement short film in the classroom? This question will be addressed during a special further-training event for teachers, educators and pedagogy students. The screening and workshop is designed to inspire and encourage teachers and educators to use the short film’s practical format and its often innovative, refreshing and enlightening approach to diverse topics. This further-training event (SPARK short film program + workshop) costs 12,00 € and 8,00 € for concession card-holders. Due to limited capacity, please register in advance at info@kuki-berlin.com. For further details please visit www.kuki-berlin.com.

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INTERFORUM 

VENUES Volksbühne 3. Stock Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1 10178 Berlin

City Kino Wedding Müllerstraße 74 13349 Berlin

Volksbühne Roter Salon Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1 10178 Berlin

Ehem. Delphi (Weissensee) Gustav-Adolph-Straße 2 13086 Berlin

Babylon / Oval at babylon Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30 10178 Berlin

Kaffee Burger Torstraße 60 10119 Berlin

GUEST & FESTIVAL COUNTER Roter Salon (Volksbühne) Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1 • 10178 Berlin • U2 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

INTERFORUM TEAM interforum Program & Events

Christoph Schulz

International Script Pitch

Head: Nele Luise Fritzsche Assistant: Sylvie Ullein

Selection Committee Heinz

Hermanns, Nele Luise Fritzsche, Maria Cristina Hervas, Andrea Rey

Workshop Script Development

Wim Vanacker, Nadja Dumouchel

Workshop Body & voice

Andrea Schwemmer

Pitch Training

Gabriele Brunnenmeyer


INTERFORUM

INTERFORUM THANKS FUNDING BODIES

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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