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TICKETS TO NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017 ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE KINO!2018 WELCOME DESK IN THE LOBBY OF THE LANDMARK THEATRE (57th Street and 12th Ave) DAILY FROM 3 pm – 8 pm.

Selected by an expert jury, KINO!2018 is proud to present our latest selection of short films that represent Germany’s diversity of forms, genres and skillful filmmaking talent.

In 2017, German Films presented the 20th annual selection of remarkable student shorts at Cannes, in the talent showcase NEXT GENERATION. And for the 7th time, this initiative is successfully complemented by the winners of the German Federal Film Board’s FFA Short Tiger Award, the best German short films under 5 minutes. An expert jury selected eleven short films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017. They represent the wide diversity of forms, genres, subjects and skillful filmmaking that international audiences are used to expecting from German shorts.

With NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017, German Films and the FFA invite you to discover promising talents and new film trends early on. The filmmakers scan deeply under the surface of today’s ways of life and share new perspectives with the audience. Their stories are deeply personal as well as very universal, told from different angles and in a variety of styles. Once more this program confirms that short film is an independent art form deserving of the big screen and the awareness of audiences. We hope you will share our enthusiasm and help us spread the word: the program will be available after Cannes for screenings at international festivals and film events throughout the year.

PLEASE COME AND ENJOY!

The films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017 were selected by an expert jury: Actor Maxim Mehmet, 2015 Student Academy Award®-winning director Ilker Çatak (SADAKAT), and Dr. Gregory Theile (Kinopolis/Theile Group). The NEXT GENERATION student films were selected from a total of 82 submissions from 17 film schools; to be eligible the films had to be 15 minutes or under and to have been completed at German film schools in 2016 or 2017. An additional 40 films were submitted to the SHORT TIGER competition; the conditions of entry for these films were suitability for theatrical release and a maximum running time of 5 minutes.

TOTAL LENGTH: 97 min

NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017 is supported by:

 

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AYNY

Ahmad Saleh  / Animation / 11 min / Arabic with English subtitles

A cruel war has taken two brothers home, where their mother protects them and fosters the seed of their new life, anxious her sons could come into danger if they leave the house. But the boys chase their dream to play a musical instrument with which they’ve fallen in love: a beautiful Oud. As they collect scrap metal to earn money, they soon find out that their mother’s fears were well founded. But as strong birds will always fly, the two boys become one to overcome their trauma.


THE BLOOD WE SAW

Josephine Links / Documentary / 13 min / Afghani, Arabic, Bosnian, English, German, Somali, Tigrinya with English subtitles

How does time pass—waiting, hoping, fearing—after a long escape, in search of a little piece of future? A “container village” for refugees at the borders of town. A transit space where everyday life merges with memories and pictures of the past. THE BLOOD WE SAW explores this life in a state of uncertainty and offers a notion of how people there might feel. People who left everything behind and still cannot forget anything of what they’ve lived through.

 


CLOSE

Lisa Reich / Fiction, Romance, Dance / 14 min / English, German

During a dance rehearsal, Jonas receives the instruction to kiss his dance partner and secret crush Mira. He is so busy hiding his insecurities, that he doesn’t even notice how similarly Mira experiences the situation. A story full of misunderstandings, told through two perspectives.

 


ETAGE X

Francy Fabritz / Fiction / 14 min / German

An accidental meeting in an elevator at a department store leads two older women to their limits and forces them to improvise when the elevator gets stuck.

 


MR. AND MRS. MÜLLER

Dominique Klein / Documentary / 15 min / German

Mr. and Mrs. Müller have been together for 45 years. Although Mr. Müller is a quadriplegic who lost his ability to speak and move almost 18 years ago, he and his wife have not lost their enthusiasm for talking to each other. They have lively discussions through blinking, proving that true lovers always find a common language.

 


DUOLOGUE

Sophia Linnenbaum, Sophia Bösch / Experimental Documentary / 4 min  / German

Germany, fall of 2015. A never-ending flow of arrivals, news, emotions, fears, images. And us? Somewhere in between. The German Angst of the unknown—a reluctant dialogue.

 


MOONJOURNEY

Chiara Grabmayr / Fiction / 3 min / Arabic with English subtitles

The heartbreaking story of a father who must flee with his daughter from the war in Syria. To protect her from the traumatic events of the dangerous journey, he starts playing a game to make her believe they are traveling to the moon…

 


OUR WONDERFUL NATURE – THE COMMON CHAMELEON

Tomer Eshed / Animation / 4 min / English

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

 


THE SANTA MARIA

Erik Schmitt / Fiction / 5 min / English

A man who receives a treasure map by accident is now looking for the treasure. Whilst searching, he has to deal with gangsters, a devious widow, a corrupt policeman and a pretty policewoman—no, she doesn’t matter.

 


SHINE

Alexander Dietrich, Johannes Flick / Animation / 4 min / no dialogue

Two male, glowing creatures start a fight over trying to impress a female. Each one of them wants to win her over by giving a better light show than his competitor. They are on fire… until one gets burned!

 


CHANGE

Annika Pinske / Fiction / 12 min / German

As usual, Elsa spends her afternoons at her father’s strip club. Tired from work and annoyed by his daughter, he sends her to the club upstairs to collect change. Waiting turns into boredom until an unexpected encounter changes the relationship between Elsa and her father.