16.02.2016 - Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Kathleen McInnis, moderated by Maike Mia Höhne
The short film as a genre is alive and well - having enjoyed greater prominence and a resurgence in recent times. The format lends itself to expressive freedom and aesthetic exploration unbound by the often more traditional expectations of feature-length films. The curators and programmers of Berlinale Shorts, Toronto International Film Festival and Tampere Film Festival put their heads together to explore how filmmakers find the short form ideal for testing new ideas, exploding the limits of the genre and expanding the possibilities of cinematic storytelling.
The programme curator of Berlinale Shorts since 2007, Maike Mia Höhne is also a freelance writer, director, curator and photographer. Her short films are represented by the Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin and the Short Film Agency in Hamburg. In 2014, she presented her first feature film, “3/4”, at Filmfest Hamburg. She also teaches at the Hamburg Media School and the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg.