34th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2018
Program / Sections

Spezial programs

The competitions are the centerpiece of any festival. All the attention and interest is directed at them. However, a heart needs a body in order to function, just like the special programs at INTERFILM. They show a wide range of narratives, styles, and visual means of expression, such as alternative ways of living that are different from mainstream thought like in QUEER FEVER, silent films accompanied by the theater organ like in SHORT & SILENT, and absurd surrealistic moments like in REALITY BITES.

The 34th edition also gives us new talents from China. For the first time ever, and in cooperation with universities and colleges for film and multimedia located on mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, CHINA: NEW TALENTS showcases fresh, courageous, creative minds that explore conventional society and humanity from a cinematic perspective.

And finally INTERFILM presents BIG DATA where we look at what makes up the data-driven society, how the mad desire to collect data will impact us in the future, and how we should react to it.

The curatorial positions are very diverse, and through this breadth reveal what motivates the short films of today.


18 programs

Berlin Beats

SP 01 Berlin Beats


21.11.18, 13:30h, Babylon 1

24.11.18, 20:00h, Il Kino

25.11.18, 19:30h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino

Arab Shorts

SP 02 Arab Shorts


23.11.18, 18:00h, Babylon 3

23.11.18, 20:00h, Rollberg Kino

24.11.18, 19:00h, Volksbühne 3. Stock

Queer Fever

SP 05 Queer Fever


21.11.18, 20:00h, Il Kino

23.11.18, 23:00h, Volksbühne 3. Stock

24.11.18, 22:00h, Rollberg Kino

China New Talents

SP 08 China New Talents


23.11.18, 20:00h, Babylon 3

25.11.18, 17:00h, Babylon 2

Big Data

SP 09 Big Data


22.11.18, 18:00h, Babylon 3

24.11.18, 19:30h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino

25.11.18, 21:00h, Volksbühne 3. Stock