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25th International Shortfilmfestival Berlin 2009

This year our festival has its own Festival-Centre: At Haus 13 in Pfefferberg! It comes complete with a screening hall, pool, restaurant, snack stall and dance floor. Apart from Kino Babylon we're delighted to count Filmtheater am Friedrichshain as a further festival cinema and the Ostfront / Westfront programmes will be shown at Zeughaus-Kino. And: The Eject night has switched locations this year, to the grand old Maxim Gorki Theater.

On Sunday 8 November the 25th International Short Film Festival Berlin came to a celebratory end after a successful week. More than 500 films from 49 countries were shown in 16 competition programmes and 22 special programmes. In the competition programmes prizes were awarded with a total value of 31500 ÔéČ. All winners were announced on Sunday 8 November.

13,000 visitors came to the festival this year, of which 2,200 attended the 2nd International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin. 15,000 took part in the online voting for the Viral Video Award.

interfilm Academy & Industry Day

The interfilm academy is back for the second year running, hosted by the 25th International Short Film Festival Berlin. With a range of lectures, workshops and panel discussions, interfilm academy offers filmmakers, students and newcomers to the media industry the opportunity to grasp the basics, fill in knowledge gaps and gain profound insights into a variety of contemporary themes related to filmmaking. Each of the events will be led by experts and are completely free of charge. Those wishing to participate are welcome to book either separate units or reserve the complete series, according to their personal level of expertise and time schedule. 

Eastern Front / Western Front

In order to mark this year's 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have created an eight part programme addressing diverse aspects of the Berlin Wall: it's construction, demise and the period that followed. Look at this City, A City in Panic, Stasi Up Close, Everyday Between the Fronts, and Rock the Wall are all programmes that offer a complex insight into the Cold War period. Furthermore, we'll also be presenting the competition premiere Grenz├╝berschreitungen and the magically entertaining and informative stroll through the city with A Wall is a Screen.

To mark this year's 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, interfilm Berlin has created a five part short film programme that extensively addresses events surrounding the construction and demise of the Berlin Wall, providing a complex insight into the Cold War period.


Awards 2009