The committee received an email asking us to spread the word. Here goes:Facebook-Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/163345760749806Event: British Shorts Summer Edition
Date: Fri 5th August 2015, 9.00pm
Venue: Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin
A fabulous Lichtspielklub short film festival outdoor adventure: the British Shorts Summer Edition at our favourite outdoor cinema Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia!
British Shorts brings the most exciting, funniest, strangest and most thrilling short films from the home of dirty weather directly to sunny Berlin – drama, comedy, thriller, animation, experimentals, docs, horror, science fiction and music videos straight from the island! For the fifth time "British Shorts" presents a summer edition at Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia featuring awarded short films, some of the festival team’s favourites and other highlights from the last edition of the festival.
The venue: Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia
Freiluftkino Insel is located in the courtyard of the Cassiopeia Club on the RAW area corner Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Opening Times are every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday plus specials with short films, concerts or parties now and then on the weekends. Freiluftkino INSEL offers free blankets and (if needed) umbrellas for rent and is showing most of the movies non-dubbed with german subtitles. In 2015, it was selected as one of the ten most beautiful outdoor cinemas in Europe by Elle magazine.11 short films in 111 minutes – the selected films:
Jury prize Best Short Film at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 9:00min, director: Nina Gantz
Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong ... Maybe too strong.
Awarded with a BAFTA 2016 (Best Short animation) and prizes at film festivals worldwide (Sundance, SXSW amongst others).
Special Mention by the jury at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 6:00min, director: Caroline Bartleet
An Emergency Services Operator in a Fire Control Room picks up a call from a desperate young mother. Featuring Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones) and Vicky McClure (This Is England).
Awarded with a BAFTA 2016 (Best Short Film), nominated Best Short Film at BFI London Film Festival, amongst others.
Mr Madila (Animation, Comedy)
Audience Award Best Short Film at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 8:00min, director: Rory Waudby-Tolley
A, filmmaker meets the spiritual healer Mr. Madila, whose work he documents through the sacred art of animation.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival, awarded at LIAF 2015 (Audience Award Best British Film), amongst others, nominated Best Sudent Film at British Animation Awards 2016.
I Used To Be Famous (Comedy, Drama)
UK 2015, 16:44min, director: Eddie Sternberg
Vinnie D. von Boyzz Inc. – a washed-up pop star – and a musically talented young man with autism transform each other's worlds through the power of music.
Audience Award, Best Fiction Award and Grand Prix Award at Plymouth Film Festival.
Otherwise Enganged (Comedy)
UK 2015, 5:00min, director: Alicia MacDonald
A marriage proposal as romantic social media satire for the online age.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival.
UK 2015, 15:00min, director: Eva Riley
The life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.
Nominated for the Short Film Palme D'or at Cannes Film Festival.
UK 2015, 11:00min, director: Simon Cartwright
In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity Glen attends a primal scream therapy session with a truly surprising outcome.
Nominated for a BAFTA (Best Short Animation), World Animation Award at Leeds International Film Festival, ARTE Award at Premieres Plans Angers, Official Selection Sundance Film Festival, amongst others.
UK 2015, 15:45min, director: Billy Lumby
Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, is torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.
Nominated for a BAFTA (Best Short Drama), Special Mention Best UK Short at Leeds International Film Festival, Official Selection Palm Springs International Film Festival, amongst others.
Rest Stop (Comedy)
UK 2015, 11:00min, director: Kate Herron
Meredith, a young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station ... claiming to know her. "A shining example of Herron's deft touch within the comedy genre" (Directors Notes).
Awarded with the Grand Prize Best Comedy Short at Rhode Island International Film Festival, nominated Best Director at Underwire Film Festival.
UK 2015, 15:00min, director: Prano Bailey-Bond
1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.
Awarded with two Maverick Movie Awards (Best Picture, Best Director), amongst others.
Sometimes I Feel So Deserted (Music video)
UK 2015, 4:15:00min, director: Ninian Doff (Cool Unicorn Bruv)
A limb swapping, oil-bleeding thriller set in a very desolate desert.
Duration: 111min, all films in English (OV).