34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018
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Wettbewerbe

EJ eject _XXI - The long night of weird shorts


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.

23.11.18, 22:00h, Volksbühne

22 films
Two Puddles

Two Puddles

Timothy Keeling // // 2018 // 06:00 min

Live Action

Puddles in the forest are sometimes a chance to take a deeper look at things and they draw in more than just leaves.

Living Like Heta

Living Like Heta

Isabella Luu / Kerstin Zemp / Bianca Caderas // Switzerland // 2017 // 06:12 min

Animation

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.

Capitão Roger Bacon

Capitão Roger Bacon

Captain Roger Bacon

Gabriela França // Brazil // 2017 // 06:00 min

Live Action

People eat animals. Captain Roger Bacon will serve your burger with a dance performance and horror trip.

SELFIES

SELFIES

Claudius Gentinetta // Switzerland // 2018 // 03:40 min

Animation, Experimental

There’s no beauty in the images of one’s self shown in fast track and with caricature style.

THURSDAY NIGHT

THURSDAY NIGHT

Gonçalo Almeida // Portugal // 2017 // 07:36 min

Live Action

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.

Fest

Fest

Nikita Diakur // Germany // 2018 // 02:55 min

Animation, Experimental

Street fair in Marzahn: The overweight puppets are at a rave in the parking lot until the polygons start flying around.

M.A.M.O.N. Monitor against Mexicans over worldwide

M.A.M.O.N. Monitor against Mexicans over worldwide

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.

Take Me Please

Take Me Please

Olivér Hegyi // Hungary // 2018 // 13:51 min

Animation

A young man embarks on a surrealistic emotional journey after a bitter disappointment.

Liebe und Revolution

Liebe und Revolution

Love and Revolution

Gabriel Tempea // Austria // 2017 // 03:44 min

Documentary, Experimental

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.

Enough

Enough

Anna Mantzaris // // 2017 // 02:21 min

Animation

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.

Merlot

Merlot

Giulia Martinelli // Italy // 2016 // 05:40 min

Animation, Documentary

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.

Sex at the Ski Center

Sex at the Ski Center

Heikki Ahola // Finland // 2017 // 03:18 min

Live Action

On those very cold days outside, the Steiff stuffed animals heat things up in the skiing center.

Falling Through Wondrous Horror

Falling Through Wondrous Horror

Magnus Aronson-Aminoff // Sweden // 2018 // 00:20 min

Animation

A person’s life is more than just a stumble and a scream, isn’t it?

Prazdniny

Prazdniny

Days Off

Filip Blazek // Czech Republic // 2018 // 10:47 min

Animation

Two neighbors in the dollhouse become aware of each other on the holidays.

Let´s Play Nomad X

Let´s Play Nomad X

Kristian Andrews // // 2014 // 03:14 min

Animation

A YouTube celebrity tries to cope with his heartsickness through a Let’s Play video.

Banquet

Banquet

Banquet

Julia Orlik // Poland // 2016 // 03:50 min

Animation

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.

The ALT Guide to Character Design

The ALT Guide to Character Design

Jon Dunleavy // // 2018 // 02:35 min

Animation

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.

The Truth

The Truth

Ben Brundell // // 2017 // 04:48 min

Live Action

An artist provides a thoroughly honest portrait of her ice cream pictures.

Caterpillarplasty

Caterpillarplasty

David Barlow-Krelina // France, Canada // 2018 // 05:00 min

Animation

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.

DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND

Mirai Mizue // France // 2017 // 04:50 min

Animation

There are no boundaries to your imagination. Dreamland is capable of perpetually redefining itself.

Red Menace

Red Menace

Anthony Misiano // Spain, United States // 2018 // 02:35 min

Live Action

An educational film on an extraordinary epidemic disease from 1958.

CARNOTOPOS

CARNOTOPOS

Fabián Marcel Salgado Rivadeneira / Anita Becker / Felicia Bergström // Germany // 2018 // 03:15 min

Animation

Life and death in a world made of meat.