interfilm 36 will take place entirely online. 270 short films in 30 programs including intros and selected Q&As will be presented on SOONER, only accessible in Germany.
The festival pass will be available from 11 November on SOONER.
The price of 7.95 EUR is valid for the extended festival period from 11 November to 13 December
including an option for a free month for the entire Sooner portfolio. - How to sign up - support-mail
We will be streaming the festival program in 4 blocks:
Sooner is a European streaming service and offers on the flipside of mainstream a wide range of award-winning films, successful series and exclusive creative documentaries. The Berlin based platform showcases the works of renowned directors as well as new exciting titles by authentic, up-and-coming talent. The library comprises a broad selection of films and series as well as shorts and documentaries from the independent and arthouse landscape.
Interforum will continue to take place from 11 - 14 November and all events will run online via Zoom, the link to the respective event can be obtained after registration via email@example.com. Only the Girls* Riot! Panel had to be cancelled, but we are working on an alternative date!
Of course this can’t compare to the real festival experience and nothing annoys us more than not being able to receive our guests personally, or missing out on all the outrageous conversations and wild parties. But: The Show Must Go On and the films are of maximum importance - and presenting them in an appropriate setting is now our ultimate goal. Please note that our OSCAR(R) and FFA-relevance will remain in place even within the new (digital) framework. Our juries will still decide, our prizes will still be awarded and our festival will remain a festival. That is the most important thing.
Naturally, KUKI our section for children and youth has also been affected by the lockdown. But while their cinema screenings have been cancelled, the already-planned online screenings of all KUKI Festival programs to classrooms and kindergartens remains in place and is running at full speed. The programs can still be booked by schools and kindergartens in Berlin and Brandenburg!
We are making the best of a challenging situation and even in these difficult times we are trying to bring the short film into the world as a format, as a medium, as a form of artistic expression. But more than ever we need all the help we can get. A perfect time to have a nice evening at home and watch some good short films on Sooner, join our circle of friends or just share our posts in social media. We’re grateful for all your support.
To support the cinemas, 20 percent of Sooner and interfilm's income goes to our originally planned festival venues.
In this sense: Think positive, but stay negative!
While we want to do our part to flatten the curve, we very much regret the cancellation of public screenings. Our team has been working on this festival edition for a whole year with a lot of heart and soul and with great flexibility – so too the cinema industry which has developed well-functioning safety concepts within such a short time, making the cultural experience possible despite the current situation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our employees, helpers, sponsors and partners for their support and their enormous commitment to our festival and the short film.