A dancer's dream - Lily Baldwin about Sleepover L.A.

Lily Baldwin in Berlin (Copyright: Daniel Pook / Short Talks)
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.

Guillaume Cailleau about mice and men

Guillaume Cailleau - Short Talks 2014
A couple of days before Guillaume Cailleau was announced Silver Bear winner of the Berlinale 2014 shorts competition we've interviewed him after one of his film's public screenings.

Mark Degli Antoni about speaking in sound

Mark Degli Antoni
Lily Baldwin's captivating short film "Sleepover L.A." and its amazing score got us in touch with composer Mark Degli Antoni in the first place. We've met the NYC and Los Angeles based artist in Berlin where we asked him about the making of "Sleepover L.A." and his collaboration with Werner Herzog on "Into the Abyss".

Dustin Guy Defa about a story in 4:3

Dustin Guy Defa's "Person to Person" has won the DAAD Short Film Prize at Berlinale 2014 and just recently added a Special Jury Recognition at SXSW 2014. Besides the awards, it also was our personal favorite of this year's Berlinale Shorts.

Sam de Jong about a boxer's childhood memories

Sam de Jong / Short Talks 2014
"Marc Jacobs" is not the kind of film you'd come to expect by just reading its title. Director Sam de Jong explains the background of his Berlinale Shorts 2014 competitor.

Mahdi Fleifel about returning to Berlin

2014 saw the return of Mahdi Fleifel at the Berlin Film Festival. After receiving the Peace Film Award for "A World Not Ours" in the Panorama section, this year he followed up with an epilog in the Shorts competition.

Nadine Poulain about the fine line of art

Nadine Poulain / Short Talks 2014
She watched the sky and made a horror film based on her impressions. Nadine Poulain's short in this year's competition is called Sky Lines. It includes airplanes full of passengers which we never get to see. A mistress of abstract work talks about the fine line of art.

Grain in Squares

Day two of the Berlinale shorts has confirmed a trend against the trend. Spotlessly produced HD pictures are remarkably under-represented this year; even widescreen formats are no longer the norm.

"Art serves to divide people"

We are quoting director João Viana during our interview at the last year's Berlinale. The first day of the Shorts Festival had to offer a suitable film, from which some colleagues of the press even fled the theater. "radical", "independent", "at times controversial", "disturbing", "testing the limits of our comprehension" 

Short Talks 2013 - Revisited

Short Talks 2013
One week ahead of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, Short Talks sends a salute to the filmmakers of last year's Berlinale. Never before have we released as much material out of our interviews as in 2013.