In cooperation with Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Generation.
#YA | 15’ Ygor Gama, Florencia Rovlich
BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN | 32’ Jennifer Reeder
PIKNIK | 13’ Jure Pavlovic
UN CREUX DANS MON COEUR | 10’ Mees Peijnenburg
SUPERIOR | 16’ Erin Vassilopoulos
Big things come in small packages! This programme features a selection of short films that are screening in the Berlinale official programme. Included are the Berlinale Talents
alumnus Jure Pavlovic’s (2014) PIKNIK in Generation 14plus, as well as 2015 Talent Jennifer Reeder’s BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN which celebrates its world premiere in Berlinale Shorts.
Ygor GamaBrazilian director living in Berlin. After award-winning short films like EL LEAVING in 2012, he co-directed #RISE, a mix of film and urban intervention about civil disobedience actions around the world, which was selected for this year's Berlinale Generation section. He has since worked with dancers (Societa Doctor Alonso, Spain), architects (Memorial Museum of Argentinean Dictatorship), and exhibited with Photographers (Slideluck Buenos Aires).
Jure PavlovicStudied film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and took part in different international workshops and talent venues like Sources 2, MAIA, Sarajevo Talent Campus, and the Short Film Station at Berlinale Talents. After graduating, he made award-winning short films like HALF AN HOUR FOR GRANDMA and UMBRELLA. His latest film PICNIC is part of this year's Berlinale Generation section.
Mees PeijnenburgDutch filmmaker. In 2013 he graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy. His graduation film EVEN COWBOYS GET TO CRY premiered at Berlinale Generation 2014, was critically acclaimed and awarded several prices. His latest film A HOLE IN MY HEART also premieres at this year's Berlinale Generation.
Jennifer ReederBorn in Ohio, USA in 1973, she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The stories in her award-winning feature films revolve around relationships, traumata and how to cope with such experiences. Her latest short film BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN is part of this year's Berlinale Shorts.
Florencia RovlichArgentinian writer, producer and director. She co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning short EL LEAVING about a nomadic youth experience. She's a researcher and assistant professor in sociology of the image at the University of Buenos Aires. Florencia co-directed #RISE about the civil disobedience actions round the world, which is part of this year's Berlinale Generation section.
Erin VassilopoulosBorn in Riverside, California in 1983. After studying English and philosophy, she spent a number of years in Madrid and Oaxaca, Mexico, where she studied Spanish and directed her first videos. She is currently studying filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Her short film SUPERIOR will be part of this year's Berlinale Shorts.
Maike Mia HöhneProgramme curator of Berlinale Shorts since 2007. She is also a freelance writer, director, curator and photographer. Her short films are represented by the Arsenal - Institute for Film & Video Art, Berlin and the Short Film Agency, Hamburg. In 2014, she presented her first feature film “3/4” at Filmfest Hamburg.
Maryanne RedpathNew Zealand-born director of the Berlinale Generation section, the official Berlinale delegate for Australia and New Zealand and head curator of the 2013 Berlinale special series NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema.
Florian WeghornFlorian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.