In cooperation with Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Generation.
Jacqueline Lentzou, Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín, Esteban Arrangoiz Julien, Daria Vlasova, Emmanuel Trousse
Big things come in small packages! This programme features a hand-picked selection of short films made by Talents alumni that are screening in the festival. Berlinale Shorts is known for premiering bold approaches to the short form and Generation features a strong lineup for audiences of all ages. Don't miss these films which are competing for Golden and Crystal Bears and the extended Q&A with the filmmakers following the screening.
Born in Athens, Greece in 1989, she grew up in Thessaloniki. She decided she wanted to become a film director after seeing Gus Van Sant's film Elephant. She graduated with a distinction from the London Film School in 2013 and participated in Berlinale Talents in 2015. Her work revolves around coming-of-age, loneliness, non-traditional family constructs, intimacy and the dream. She has directed several short films and a hi-8 music film and is currently developing her feature film debut.
Inés María Barrionuevo
Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1980, she has a degree in social communication from the University of Córdoba and has taken additional courses in theatre and film as well as participating in numerous script workshops. She has written and directed several short films and TV series. In 2013 her short film La quietud screened at Locarno. In the following year, her debut feature Atlántida screened in the Generation section of the Berlinale.
Agustina San Martín
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991, she studied film in the city and then worked as a screenwriter and cinematographer. She presented her directing debut in 2016 with the short film The Cry of the Oxen. The film premiered at the Cartagena International Film Festival in Colombia and won several awards. She was a participant in Berlinale Talents in 2016 where she developed the script for her feature film debut at the Script Station.
Esteban Arrangoiz Julien
Born in Mexico City in 1979, he took degrees in media and cultural studies in Australia and in filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos/UNAM in Mexico City. In 2012 he participated in Berlinale Talents. His short films have screened at national and international festivals. He has recently also begun creating video installations.
Born in Moscow in the then Soviet Union in 1988, she studied at the city’s Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). She has made several short films which have screened at Russian and international festivals, with Freemasons receiving a Special Jury Mention at the Kinotavr National Film Festival in Sochi. Whilst developing and producing Milk, she participated in the 2016 Interforum Berlin and the 2017 European Short Pitch.
Born in Monaco in 1984, he began as a street photographer before quickly moving into other media including video, performance and installation. He participated in Berlinale Talents in 2010. Sirens has already featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals including the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art, the Lagos Photo Festival and the New York Photo Festival. He was also involved in the production of Love by Gaspar Noé which premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival.