Short Talks was first introduced in 2008 as way to bring media attention to the Short Films and their filmmakers in one of the worlds most recognized film festivals - the Berlinale. 2010 will be remembered not only in that Short Talks started its third successful year, but that Berlinale had achieve a major milestone. Berlin celebrated its 60th anniversary of the Berlinale. It was not only embraced by the whole city but it reminded to all international filmmakers that as the world changes around us for 60 years, filmmakers come together in amnesty as artiest, visionary and friends to share our stories from around the world.
The Short Talks team: Lucien L. Noé, James Aman Berdimurat and Daniel Pook, saw themselves not only welcomed by many filmmakers sharing their story with us, they were seen as ambassadors of Short Films. Short Films require no less work and dedication than a feature film. Short Films don’t get the same media attention and Short Talks fills in the gap that the main stream media misses.
Short Talks interviewed Jan Soldat for his Documentary "Geliebt" (Beloved). The eye-opening film displays when humans find love and companionship with “man’s best friend”. The composition of the Shorts program in 2010, a film program unmatched by any other film festival has surely been one of the most diverse from comedy to controversial.