Once again we convene in the holy halls of the Volksbühne to take part in a grassroots democratic vote for the weirdest, most peculiar film with nearly 110 minutes of hardcore film action. The audience will receive handy tools on admission that they can use to determine which short films will survive the night. Diehard eject_XXI fans will also be there, patiently guiding us through the night. Only one film can take home an award in the end, but no one leaves the movie theater with empty hands!
For the squeamish and sensitive minds we recommend Netflix & Chill that evening, because we’ll be celebrating with an orgy of colors on our screen. This trip into the dark will leave us all shriveled up in the bathtub and have us ignore table manners at a meal and quench Little Red Riding Hood’s insatiable thirst for grandmothers. We will also take dreamy trips to Dreamland, have encounters with senseless walls separating us from our neighbors, and experience the birth of an anti-vegan ground beef. And remember to always smile and don’t forget about the occult.
Afterwards we go to the Roter Salon for an ecstatic and wild night of dancing. We will be outfitted with origami materials courtesy of BAMBAMBHOLE and there might even be a free beer or two courtesy of this year’s award sponsor!?! Winky face smiley
The program is presented by Berliner Pilsner.
Special thanks to our Sponsor Bambambhole.
Timothy Keeling // // 2018 // 06:00 min
Puddles in the forest are sometimes a chance to take a deeper look at things and they draw in more than just leaves.
Isabella Luu / Kerstin Zemp / Bianca Caderas // Switzerland // 2017 // 06:12 min
Heta’s daily routine is very strict. She cuts red hair, does her exercises, and pumps her breast milk for a young seal. One day, however, she makes a mistake.
Gabriela França // Brazil // 2017 // 06:00 min
People eat animals. Captain Roger Bacon will serve your burger with a dance performance and horror trip.
Claudius Gentinetta // Switzerland // 2018 // 03:40 min
There’s no beauty in the images of one’s self shown in fast track and with caricature style.
Gonçalo Almeida // Portugal // 2017 // 07:36 min
Every Thursday at midnight, the ghosts descend on dogs in their living rooms. And when this owner doesn’t wake up, his four-legged friend decides to go along with the attractive ghost dog.
Nikita Diakur // Germany // 2018 // 02:55 min
Street fair in Marzahn: The overweight puppets are at a rave in the parking lot until the polygons start flying around.
Alejandro Damiani // Uruguay, Mexico // 2016 // 05:00 min
Animation, Live Action
A mechanical Trump-like robot breaks through the Mexican border wall and issues a declaration of war on his enemies who fell from the sky.
Olivér Hegyi // Hungary // 2018 // 13:51 min
A young man embarks on a surrealistic emotional journey after a bitter disappointment.
Gabriel Tempea // Austria // 2017 // 03:44 min
Milan Kundera’s work on sexuality is juxtaposed with personal memories. Archive images explore taboo topics from that time providing a portrait of sex and masturbation with a dry sense of humor.
Anna Mantzaris // // 2017 // 02:21 min
Do you ever get the feeling some days that you just want to explode? The characters in this film indulge themselves, because sometimes enough is enough.
Giulia Martinelli // Italy // 2016 // 05:40 min
What would Little Red Riding Hood be if she didn’t have a bottle of wine in her basket and the hunter didn’t have a rifle? Flipping the fairy tale on its head.
Heikki Ahola // Finland // 2017 // 03:18 min
On those very cold days outside, the Steiff stuffed animals heat things up in the skiing center.
Magnus Aronson-Aminoff // Sweden // 2018 // 00:20 min
A person’s life is more than just a stumble and a scream, isn’t it?
Filip Blazek // Czech Republic // 2018 // 10:47 min
Two neighbors in the dollhouse become aware of each other on the holidays.
Kristian Andrews // // 2014 // 03:14 min
A YouTube celebrity tries to cope with his heartsickness through a Let’s Play video.
Julia Orlik // Poland // 2016 // 03:50 min
A group of high-society people sits at a banquet table to dine. They teach a new recruit to their ranks how to behave properly.
Jon Dunleavy // // 2018 // 02:35 min
The “ALT Guide to Character Design” is a subversive introduction in the art of character design as told by an evil-minded artificial intelligence machine.
Ben Brundell // // 2017 // 04:48 min
An artist provides a thoroughly honest portrait of her ice cream pictures.
David Barlow-Krelina // France, Canada // 2018 // 05:00 min
Absurdity on the beauty farm: The surgeon with a big smile plastered on his face shows us the transformation of someone’s skin that can be stretched like chewing gum and polished like laminate flooring.
Mirai Mizue // France // 2017 // 04:50 min
There are no boundaries to your imagination. Dreamland is capable of perpetually redefining itself.
Anthony Misiano // Spain, United States // 2018 // 02:35 min
An educational film on an extraordinary epidemic disease from 1958.