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 HöhneMaike Mia Höhne has curated Berlinale Shorts since 2007 and is a freelance writer, curator, producer, photographer and director. She is a lecturer and moderator at film events and has produced editorials for ARTE. Her films are distributed by Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art and KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. Her first feature, 3/4, premiered at Filmfest Hamburg in 2014. In 2017, she produced Jennifer Reeder’s short film ALL SMALL BODIES.
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 Weghorn has been the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as the section’s co-director from 2008-2014, and is a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.