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.

João Salaviza - Moviegoers aren't just clients

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017 João Salaviza has not only won the Golden Bear for "Rafa", his movies regularly make it into the selection of the Berlinale Shorts. Just recently he returned with "Russa" last February and attended the competition with "High City of Bones" in 2017.

Nicolás Suárez - Reframing the gaucho culture

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017
"Reframing the image" - The Berlinale Shorts 2017 leitmotif is also a fundamental principle of director Nicolás Suárez' filmmaking process. His movie Centauro takes an unusual angle on the gaucho culture far off from common clichés and glorification.

Victor Toi & Ebby Angel Louis - A tale of two teachers

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017
Vincent Toi came to Haiti as a teacher without the intention of shooting a short film there. This changed when he learned about the origin of the republic and saw similarities to his own Mauritian roots.

Gabriel Abrantes - Reality is just another fiction

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017
Gabriel Abrantes made twenty short films in ten years and we've seen his work screened at the Berlinale Shorts a couple of times without ever talking to him. This finally changed when he returned to Berlin with a comedic drama about a flying robot.

Réka Bucsi - Learn what you're good at

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2016
We met animation artist Réka Bucsi in 2016 when she was in Berlin with her short film Love. Our first defining moment with her art however happened years before, when a totally unexpected suicide in her previous movie Symphony no. 42 made Short Talks host Raphael Keric burst out in laughter while the rest of the audience stayed silent.