Planet Z was the first of Momoko Seto's creations that introduced us to an entire world of microcosm turned macrocosm. That was 2011 - and now she's back at Berlinale with her follow-up movie Planet Σ.
Ever since she picked up her first camera, Jennifer Reeder has directed more than 44 films... and counting. On top of that she still finds the time to be an art teacher who's perspective on what art actually is has shifted over the years, as we learned in our Short Talks interview at Berlinale 2015.
Most of the time we see footage of refugee camps it's tied to news media's narrative. For his short film El Juego del Escondite director David Muñoz has choosen a different take on showing us life in a place like this.
The short film YúYú shows man, nature and a lot of bees. It's fitting in its way, that our conversation with director Marc Johnson and producer Anne-Marie Melster winded up to end on memories about an octopus and microcosm.
Short doesn't necessarily mean short-living. For an eighth time in straight succession this blog follows the Berlinale Shorts with interview videos and postings about the festival's most diverse program. As a service for everybody who's looking forward to Berlinale Shorts 2015 we deliver a list of links leading to this year's movie playtimes and further background information.
A professional dancer explores the idea of film as dream. The origin story behind Sleepover L.A.'s production sure sounds like an intriguing short film in it's own right so we're glad to share it with you as part of our ongoing Short Talks interview series.