34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018
Program / Sections

Green Film Competition

ECO 02 They Live!


The flora and the fauna: Sometimes they’re alive and sometimes they’re not. That’s the cycle of life, right? But in these films, nature strikes back, for example when the forest heads into battle against mankind. Fish transform into monsters, whales use their poetic powers of persuasion, and mushrooms use up the last of their energy to show off the beauty of nature. And maybe they do all of this to let us know one thing: You can go on a safari without having to hunt.

21.11.18, 19:30h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino

23.11.18, 15:00h, Babylon 2

10 films
Ludi Florales

Ludi Florales

Alessandro Bavari // Italy // 2015 // 04:57 min

Animation

These plants grow diligently to the beat of a rock song.

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Nicolas Keppens / Matthias Phlips // Belgium // 2017 // 19:08 min

Animation, Live Action

Linda and Troya’s safari turns into real adventure when their driver leaves them behind. They need to figure out how to survive on their own in nature.

Politik

Politik

ANTONELLO MATARAZZO // Italy // 2017 // 02:07 min

Experimental, Live Action

The metamorphosis of 101 dead insects from various places. At Sound & Vision the film will be live sounded by Basar Ünder, turk musician, sound designer, film and game composer.

The Man is Big

The Man is Big

ANNA BERGMANN // Germany // 2016 // 09:30 min

Animation

A man is looking for his dream, which is being guarded by a whale. But how can you search an ocean if it has turned into a desert?

Här Slutar Allmän Väg

Här Slutar Allmän Väg

End of public road

Fredrik Andersson // Sweden // 2018 // 03:00 min

Animation

This forest doesn’t put up with foul-smelling cars and their ignorant occupants rumbling through it constantly. It fights back using their own weapons.

Uno strano processo

Uno strano processo

A strange trial

Marcel Barelli // Switzerland // 2018 // 09:58 min

Animation, Documentary

The narrator of this entertaining mixture of styles explains why he has a problem with hunting, and why it’s not easy to defend this stance in a family of hunters.

Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo

Auguste Denis / Emmanuelle Duplan / Valentin Machu / Mélanie Riesen // France // 2017 // 06:00 min

Animation

Every day, Ned lives, works, eats and sleeps on his cargo ship. One day, he runs out of food. In order not to starve, he must step out of his comfortable routine.

Le Jardin Perdu

Le Jardin Perdu

lost Garden

Natalia Chernysheva // France // 2018 // 03:00 min

Animation

Does anyone have a tiny plot of land in the city for a homeless garden? It politely walks down the streets and doesn’t even let his roots drag behind it.

To Dasos

To Dasos

The Forest

Lia Tsalta // Greece // 2017 // 17:30 min

Live Action

A group of people in a dystopian future is led through the last forest in existence. Plants? What were they again?

Hybrids

Hybrids

FLORIAN BRAUCH / MATTHIEU PUJOL / KIM TAILHADES / YOHAN THIREAU / ROMAIN THIRION // France // 2017 // 06:20 min

Animation

The fish have to adapt if the ocean is filled with garbage, even if it means that you have a bottle cap for a head.