34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018
Program / Sections

International Competition

IC 05 Work & Pleasure


At first glance, work and pleasure don’t fit together; yet these films bring together the two in an entertaining way. Either the working crowd isn’t interested in having any fun at all, needing to be literally forced to do so, or they have too much fun and end up not taking their job very seriously. In the same measure that the films criticize the working world and labor conditions, they also act as a call for people to not always take themselves so seriously.

22.11.18, 19:30h, Babylon 1

23.11.18, 21:00h, ACUD Kino

24.11.18, 13:30h, Babylon 1

6 films
CHUCHOTAGE

CHUCHOTAGE

CHUCHOTAGE

Barnabás Tóth // Hungary // 2018 // 16:00 min

Live Action

Two simultaneous interpreters are working at a climate conference. They play tic-tac-toe when they discover who their only listener is.

Mamartuile

Mamartuile

Alejandro Saevich // Mexico // 2017 // 11:40 min

Live Action

The president of Mexico would rather spend his last few days in office relaxing. But there is an international conflict.

Vihta

Vihta

François Bierry // Belgium // 2018 // 20:00 min

Live Action

The boss has a surprise in store for his new employees: a bus trip to the countryside-and to a nudist colony.

Lost Property Office

Lost Property Office

Daniel Agdag // Australia // 2017 // 10:00 min

Animation

Surrounded by countless things that people no longer think about, the employee of a lost-and-found office finds better use for all the objects there.

Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month

Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month

Carlo Francisco Manatad // Philippines // 2017 // 13:00 min

Live Action

An employee at a gas station uses her last day on the job to do a few silly things.

CUBEMAN - KOCKAEMBER

CUBEMAN - KOCKAEMBER

Cubeman

Linda Dombrovszky // Hungary // 2017 // 18:30 min

Live Action

An old man is working with Legos. His retirement comes much too early for him and his life gets out of hand, because he hasn’t yet completed his mission in life.