34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018
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SP 01 Berlin Beats


A man is seated at the busy city square of Hermannplatz, and enthusiastically talks to passers-by about his headphones. Elsewhere in the city, primeval animals are up to no good. A homeless couple is happliy arguing away. Women behave like trash collectors and a local Späti gives customers the chance to fulfill any need until late into the night. But Berlin is still always history, coated with a divided country and a reunited city.

21.11.18, 13:30h, Babylon 1

24.11.18, 20:00h, Il Kino

25.11.18, 19:30h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino

10 films
Fight for Liebig 34

Fight for Liebig 34

// Germany // 2018 // 01:27 min

Documentary

Liebig 34 is the only anarchist/queer/feminist housing project in Berlin. The owner of the building wants to clear everyone out of the building and transform the apartments into luxury apartments when the lease expires in December. The occupants stage a revolt.

Am Ende des Tages

Am Ende des Tages

Nightshift

Svenja Heinrichs // Germany // 2018 // 21:00 min

Live Action

A young woman robs the owner of a bodega before she goes out partying. She returns to him and his store after the night is over and doesn’t want to leave.

Flat Dog Town

Flat Dog Town

Max Andersson // Sweden, Germany // 2017 // 06:16 min

Animation, Experimental, Live Action

We often overlook the flat dogs that populate the ground when we move through Berlin as normal-sized people.

Hostel

Hostel

Daniel Popat // Germany, Russia // 2017 // 09:40 min

Live Action

Two strangers share a room in a hostel. At some point they realize that they both come from the same town in Russia. Is it coincidence?

Women acting like Dictators

Women acting like Dictators

Marion Pfaus // Germany // 2017 // 03:15 min

Experimental, Live Action

Women can be dictators, too! And that’s when you realize how ridiculous their behavior actually is.

Women acting like Müllmänner

Women acting like Müllmänner

Women acting like Garbage Men

Marion Pfaus // Germany // 2017 // 02:30 min

Documentary, Live Action

Haven’t we always asked ourselves what would it be like if women were garbage collectors?

Women acting like soccer players

Women acting like soccer players

Marion Pfaus // Germany // 2016 // 01:44 min

Experimental

Celebrating, spitting on the grass: Women have been long able to do what men do at soccer games.

Halmaspiel

Halmaspiel

Chinese Checkers

Betina Kuntzsch // Germany // 2017 // 14:30 min

Animation, Documentary

“My mother was always a great Halma player.” This is how the story of the life of a filmmaker’s mother starts. It tells us about life during World War II, in East Germany, and in a reunified Germany.

Nach dem Fest

Nach dem Fest

After the party

Hannes Schilling // Germany // 2017 // 14:40 min

Live Action

Two homeless people break into a home one night and enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of normal people.

Free Seat

Free Seat

ardalan aram // Germany // 2016 // 03:42 min

Experimental, Live Action

Berlin’s Hermannplatz, a man on the piano, and a set of headphones: It’s more than enough to move people and bring them together.