Flóra Anna Buda - A vertical approach to storytelling

Flóra Anna Buda at Berlinale 2019 / © Daniel Pook, Short Talks (2019)
Flóra Anna Buda's graduation film made it into both German film festivals we have attended this year with Short Talks. In addition to showing Entropia in Berlin and Dresden, she also won a Teddy Award for her animated short at the Berlinale.

Jeffrey Bowers - Vimeo Staff Picks Senior Curator

Foto: Jeffrey Bowers / Berlinale 2019 (© Daniel Pook)Jeffrey Bowers' credits as a curator include Tribeca Film Festival, VICE ShortsHamptons International Film Festival and his ongoing work as part of the Vimeo Staff Picks team. When we met him for our interview in February he was part of the international jury at Berlinale Shorts 2019 - and just about to hand out awards.

RKSS - Three brains for the price of one

RKSS at Sundance Film Festival 2018 - © Daniel Pook / Short Talks (2019)
François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell are RKSS - the directing trio behind Turbo Kid and Summer of 84. We got the retro loving filmmaker collective gathered up on a cosy coach to tell us all about their wildest big movie franchise dreams.

João Viana - Cinema itself is not sufficient

João Viana at Berlinale 2018 (© Daniel Pook / Short Talks)
While presenting his short film Madness in Berlin, director João Viana brings his multiple personas to our very crazy interview shot right in the middle of a busy cinema, shortly before his movie was screened at that very same multiplex.

Warwick Thornton - Sometimes we just need to get lost

Warwick Thornton at Sundance Film Festival 2018 / Photo: © Daniel Pook (2018)“Have some fuckin' concrete and harden up.” - Director Warwick Thornton's Australian western Sweet Country is all about depicting the 1920's Northern Territory frontier as tough and unforgiving as it was - especially so for Aboriginals who were generally suppressed by white men.

Nathaniel Kahn - We need to listen to art

Nathaniel Kahn at Sundance Film Festival 2018 - @ Daniel Pook / Short Talks
“It’s this dialogue, that art wants, that we need to listen to.” - In our interview from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Nathaniel Kahn elaborates on the struggle of being an artist, the value of art, art market mechanisms, and life itself.

Sylvia Schedelbauer - Subliminal & Simultaneous

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks (2018)
The images in Sylvia Schedelbauer's films are there and not there. In our Short Talks interview we learn, that each of her movies uses flicker as an experimental technique for a different reason.