If you think Christmas is all about kitsch, consumption and cookies, then you’ve been wrong. 7 short films bring forward proof at the the 7th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals.
Over 20 Berlin film festivals come together for a joint program to celebrate for a whole a day and a whole night:
around 100 films, bands, DJs and streetfood.
Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival) is represented with 2 programs:
19:50 Uhr | Cinema 3: Problems, Particles & Pee (6 short films, 43min)
01:05 Uhr | Cinema 3: Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre (Horror Comedy, 15min)
7th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals
Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 3 pm
Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Laskerstr. 5, 10245 Berlin
Admission: 12 €, reduced 8 €, free until 4 pm
More Info: http://www.festiwelt-berlin.de/7-lange-nacht-der-filmfestivals/
19:05 Uhr | Cinema 3:
Problems, Particles & Pee
6 international short films | 43min
A CHRISTMAS WISH
Nick Burridge, Peter Haynes | Mystery | 3min | New Zealand 2016 | OV
Christmas in New Zealand sucks. It’s too hot, there are mosquitoes everywhere, and not a snowflake in sight. But when Lisa wishes for a white Christmas one year, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
Jack Anderson, Jimmy Stofer | Animation | 2min | USA 2018 | OV
An interpretation of the creation of snowflakes.
RUBY PLEINE DE MARDE / RUBY FULL OF SHIT
Jean-Guillaume Bastien | Comedy | 19min | Canada 2016 | OmeU
Denis finds himself spending Christmas dinner with his lover’s family. Fiercely Catholic and stubbornly traditional, the family is completely unaware of their son’s relationship with Denis. However, a psychological cat and mouse duel takes place between Denis and Ruby, the rotten niece.
OH TANNENBAUM / OH CHRISTMAS TREE
Caroline Schenk, Manuel Schuepfer, Sam Radvila | Comedy | 2min | Switzerland 2017 | OV
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, your leaves are so unchanging.
VALLE DE GONI
Emilia Buchbinder | Comedy | 10min | Argentina 2018 | OmeU
There is a town where medieval craziness survives. It is called Valle de Goni, a place where a trial can involve animals. Welcome to the little town where the present has not yet arrived.
SANTA IS A PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOM
Matthew Salton | Animation | 7min | USA 2017 | OV
It’s time to embrace the shamanistic side of Christmas.
01:05 Uhr | Cinema 3:
Audience Award Winner 2018: HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE
Ilja Rautsi | Horror Comedy | 15min | Finland 2018 | OmeU
A woman desperatly struggles to survive a pack of men who just want to explain everything to her.
These are the festivals of the 7th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals::
11mm – Fussballfilmfestival + achtung berlin – new berlin film award + AFRIKAMERA + Alfilm – Arab Film Festival Berlin + Boddinale + Filmfestival ContraVision + Die Erste Vertikale + Down Under Berlin + Festival of Animation Berlin + Film: Schweiz + Französische Filmwoche Berlin + Genrenale + interfilm Berlin + KUKI Festival + Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin + Obscura Filmfest, One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival + Prachtige films + Russisch Dok + Russische Filmwoche Berlin + Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival + Uranium Film Festival Berlin + Webfest Berlin + Weihnachtsfilmfestival + ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival