The festival explained that the films talks about the present and rewrite the past while the future is being imagined in many different ways.
Films like “Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit” “Strange Object” “One Hundred Steps” narrate stories based colonial era, while movies such as “International Dawn Chorus Day”, “Your Street” explore the political violence.
Families issues are tackle in “A Love Song in Spanish” and “My Uncle Tudor” , while society are picture in “Vadim on a Walk”, “Glittering Barbieblood” “One Thousand, and One Attempts to Be an Ocean”, and “Rehearsal”.
Movies like “Zonder Meer” and “Easter Eggs”, “Young Hearts”, “Day Is Done”, “The Men Who Wait”, “More Happiness”, “A Present Light”, “Blastogenese X”, and “Window.” are spiritual and philosophical.
Head of Berlinale Shorts, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck said: “Art, and film in particular, allows us to see the world through different eyes. It helps us to experience reality through someone else’s perception, to rethink it and to find our place within it.”
“At the same time, it requires a sounding board, an audience, so that what is said can find its echo and continue to reverberate,” added Henckel-Donnersmarck,” she added.
The jury will consists of three international individuals that will vote for the Golden and Silver Bear awards which will be announced during the online Industry Event in early March.
The award ceremony will take place in front of a live audience during the Berlinale Summer Special in June.
See the list of the short films:
“Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit,” Gabriel Herrera
“The Men Who Wait,” Truong Minh Quý
“Blastogenese X,” Conrad Veit, Charlotte Maria Kätzl
“Your Street,” Güzin Kar
“Easter Eggs,” Nicolas Keppens
“Glittering Barbieblood,” Ulu Braun
“International Dawn Chorus Day,” John Greyson
“A Love Song in Spanish,” Ana Elena Tejera
“A Present Light,” Diogo Costa Amarante
“More Happiness,” Livia Huang
“My Uncle Tudor,” Olga Lucovnicova
“One Hundred Steps,” Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
“One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean,” Wang Yuyan
“Rehearsal,” Michael Omonua
“Young Hearts,” Émilie Vandenameele
“Strange Object,” Miranda Pennell
“Vadim on a Walk,” Sasha Svirsky
“Window,” by Edgar Jorge Baralt
“Day Is Done,” Zhang Dalei
“Zonder Meer,” Meltse Van Coillie