2011-02-15

Short Talks Rising

Yesterday most of the filmmakers finally arrived in Berlin so we started sending out our calls for this year's edition of Short Talks! You can read the full letter in this blogpost and take a look at our brand new business card. We took the photo for the front in the Berlinale Shorts' office where the team every year sets up a poster wall of the recent program.

DEAR FELLOW FILMMAKERS 

We are Short Talks, an annual documentary project about the filmmakers of the Berlinale Shorts. Since 2008 we work closely together with Maike Mia Höhne, Nicole Stecker and the rest of the Berlinale Shorts crew to make this little independent series happen. This year we would really love to have you in our latest edition!


Please send us suggestions for meetings with you. We will need at least 20 - 30 min. for the shooting. It takes place on location in bars, meeting rooms, cinemas and other places around Potzdamer Platz. If you want to see an example of our work, check out the links at the bottom of this E-Mail. 

This whole project is supposed to be more like a relaxed chat than an actual interview, so don't feel (too) stressed about it. We'll stay in Berlin until next month, so if you stay longer here it's also possible to do the interview at another day. We can also totally understand if some of you just don't have enough time to participate in our project, everyone is very busy at festivals like this. But still, we really want all of you to be in this year's "Short Talks"-Movie so we hope we can arrange something in time. 

Thanks for your interest in this project. It would be nice if you suggested more than just one possible appointment that fits to your schedule. We think (and kind of hope...) we'll get a lot of feedback and can't promise that the other filmmakers won't come up with the same date as you. And again: It doesn't have to be today or tomorrow, we just don't want to miss anyone who's leaving the Berlinale early (like it happened the years before in way too many cases...). 

We hope to hear from you soon and thanks again for your attention. 

Daniel Pook & Lucien Noé - The "Short Talks" Crew 

You can find the last years' editions on YouTube: 
We also blog about the project (english translation coming soon) on: 
Frontside of the official Short Talks business card