Welcome address

Klaus Wowereit

“On behalf of Berlin, I would like to welcome all artists and visitors to the International Short Film Festival. Five exciting festival days await you with a bursting and enticing program of sheer cinematic diversity. The short film genre is a testing ground for discovering new artistic forms of expression. In this respect, the interfilm Short Film Festival is also a school of “seeing” and “filming”.

What began as a Super-8 film festival in Berlin-Kreuzberg has evolved into an internationally attractive and prominent festival. Not only does short film have a deep-seated tradition in Berlin it also has excellent talent pools at its disposal with numerous prestigious film and television training facilities playing a key part in the genre’s ongoing renewal.

Look forward to the 26th International Short Film Festival 2010. Look forward to Berlin, the film capital”.

Klaus Wowereit
Mayor of Berlin