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interfilm 21. International Short Film Festival Berlin

International Competition

Approximately 100 films will compete in the International Competion for selection by an international jury to receive the “interfilm Short Awards” in the categories best film, best animation, best camera, best documentary and best film “against violence and intolerance.”

Jury members for the International Competition include Thom Palmen (festival director, Umeå International Film Festival, Sweden), Tony Hill (filmmaker and professor, England), Manuela Mancini (director, Italy) and Thomas Heinze (screen actor).

The best documentary will be determined by a separate 3-member jury: Oliver Rauch (director), Florian Hager (editor, ZDFdokukanal) and Judith Keil (director).

The best film “against violence and intolerance” will also be chosen by a separate jury whose members are Loretta Stern (actress and television host), Sybill Klotz (Representative, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen), Malcolm Blaylock (festival director, St. Kilda, Australia) and Pepe Danquart (filmmaker).

German Competition

The German Competition gives special attention to local short film productions. The jury members are Martin Schwarz (journalist), Manuel Siebenmann (director), Maria Simon (actress) and Ruth Ol’shan (director).

Pressrelease in pdf format (25. 10. 2005)


BENQ mobile - MicroMovie Session
One day, one director, one movie

interfilm Berlin und BenQ Mobile present the first visual film festival journal – for mobiles.

After the resounding success of the Siemens mobile MicroMovie AWARD 2004, interfilm Berlin and BenQ Mobile cooperated on a new format for this year’s festival. The visual journal BlueNews was developed exclusively for the interfilm International Short Film Festival in Berlin, taking place November 1 – 6, 2005. All festival visitors can receive this “mobile magazine” free of cost using a Bluetooth receiver.

In addition to MicroMovies from previous competitions, super-shorts and making-of info, festival reports will be produced daily.

Pressrelease in pdf format (25. 10. 2005)



interfilm 21. International Short Film Festival Berlin

From November 1st to 6th, interfilm Berlin is hosting its 21st International Short Film Festival.

Over 3 600 films and videos from 93 countries were sent to Berlin. 500 productions from a variety of genres - drama, animation, documentary, children’s films and music clips- will be chosen for competition and special programs. In this way, ‘interfilm’ Berlin presents a good overview of the latest developments in international short-films. Again this year, over 16 000 guests are awaited by Berlins second-largest film festival. The juries of the various competitions will award a total of 35 000€ in cash and prizes.

Along with the international and the German competitions, a special emphasis is being given to short-film productions from Poland and Sweden. Additional competitions are: ‘Shorts for Kids’, ‘Immaginale’, and ‘Eject’ the long night of unusual films.

Pressrelease in pdf format (6. 10. 2005)


Ulla Drenckhan
Public Relations

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