Khavn De La Cruz - It just smells funny

Khavn de la Cruz at Berlinale 2020 / © Daniel Pook & Short Talks (2020)Once again art and artist were ahead of their time. In our February 2020 Berlinale interview director Khavn De La Cruz was already wearing a face mask - with a literal face on it. But this was shortly before Covid-19 became our center of attention, so we had plenty of time to talk about the state of cinema, a collaboration with Alexander Kluge and the acid bear within. 

Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck - Every film finds its place

Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck / Foto: © Daniel Pook /
We continue our tradition of interviewing the new curator and head of Berlinale Shorts while she is still moving into her new office. Short Talks provides an inside look into the headquarter of the festival's short film section.

Réka Bucsi - A Symphonic Solar Walk of Love

Réka Bucsi at Berlinale 2019 / Photo: © Daniel Pook / Short TalksShort Talks had the pleasure of interviewing Hungarian animation artist Réka Bucsi at the Berlinale twice already. In 2020 she returns as part of the international shorts jury - we would like to introduce her once again through our filmed interviews.

Trevor Anderson - Feeling is everything

Trevor Anderson / Sundance Film Festival 2019 (© Daniel Pook /
We've watched, loved and talked about Trevor Anderson's short films in Berlin, met him again for this second in-depth career reflecting interview at Sundance Film Festival 2019 - and just now he announced his first feature film is finally becoming reality!

Gustaf Lindström - Underwater small talk

Gustaf Lindström in Dresden - Foto: © Daniel Pook / Short Talks (2019)
Gustaf Lindström's first animated short film was screened in competition at several festivals, won multiple awards and even got on the shortlist for the Oscars 2019. Time for coffee! We met the director and animation artist at Filmfest Dresden 2019.

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.