Two days ago we shared the Berlinale Shorts programme of the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, which was announced on the official website. Yesterday the two sections of Generations (Kplus and 14plus) was finally announced as well, with all 63 feature film and a great selection of shorts as well. They received more than 2000 submissions, a lot more than in any of the previous years. Let’s see the shorts of both Generation selections, and for the features, visit the official website.

Here’s what Maryanne Redpath said, the Head of Generation. We also made an interview with her, which you can read in the brand new Berlinale 2016 issue of World of Young Cinema (former World of Shorts), from the beginning of February.

“Young people worldwide are constantly confronted by dystopic realities not of their own making. In the diverse films of this year’s programme we see them taking matters into their own hands in a variety of ways.”

The selected films shed light on and challenge the nature of contradictions such as being child-like and being an adult, what is forbidden and what is permitted or the difference between subjective and objective reality. Generation’s short film programmes, five in total, also push formal and thematic boundaries and challenge apparent oppositional relationships. Themes such as friendship, loss, gender roles, migration and prejudice find surprising expression in documentary portraits, animated narratives and experimental trains of thought. (From official press release)

*Short films Generation 14plus*

  • Balcony, Great Britain, by Toby Fell-Holden – IP
  • Berlin Metanoia, Germany, by Erik Schmitt (Berlinale Generation 14plus 2013: Nashorn im Galopp) – WP
  • Blind Vaysha, Canada, by Theodore Ushev – WP
  • Carousel, Great Britain, by Kal Weber – WP
  • Crystal Lake, USA, by Jennifer Reeder (Berlinale Shorts 2015: Blood Below the Skin) – WP
  • El Edén (Eden), Colombia, by Andrés Ramírez Pulido – WP
  • Jacked, Great Britain, by Rene Pannevis – IP
  • Kroppen är en ensam plats (The Body Is a Lonely Place), Sweden, by Ida Lindgren – WP
  • Léchez-nous, Miaou, Miaou! (Lick Us, Meow, Meow!), Switzerland, by Marie de Maricourt – IP
  • Mamma vet bäst (Mother Knows Best), Sweden, by Mikael Bundsen – WP
  • Mushkie, Israel, by Aleeza Chanowitz – WP
  • O noapte in Tokoriki (A Night in Tokoriki), Romania, by Roxane Stroe – WP
  • Refugee Blues, Great Britain, by Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws – WP
  • Sensiz (Without You), Ukraine, by Nariman Aliev – WP
  • Spoetnik, Netherlands, by Noёl Loozen – IP
  • That Day, USA, by Stephanie Ard, WP
  • The Ballad of Immortal Joe, Canada, by Hector Herrera – EP

*Short films Generation Kplus*

  • Aurelia y Pedro (Aurelia and Pedro), Mexico, by Omar Robles, José Permar – WP
  • Cats & Dogs, Switzerland / Germany, by Gerd Gockell, Jesús Pérez (Berlinale Generation Kplus 2011: Der große Bruder) – IP
  • Chopping Onions, USA, by Adinah Dancyger – EP
  • El inicio de Fabrizio (Fabrizio’s Initiation), Argentina, by Mariano Biasin – IP
  • En la azotea (On the Roof), Spain, Damià Serra Cauchetiez – IP
  • Kill Your Dinner, Australia, by Bryn Chainey – WP
  • Le renard minuscule (The Teeny-Weeny Fox), France / Switzerland / Belgium, by Aline Quertain, Sylwia Szkiladz – IP
  • Lili, Denmark / Great Britain, by Siri Melchior (Berlinale Generation Kplus 2010: Fløjteløs) – WP
  • Little Doll, Ireland, by Kate Dolan – WP
  • Neiwa, Mexico, by Abraham Cruz Herrera, Javier Vázquez Cervantes – WP
  • Nina, Belgium, by Emmanuel Elliah, Maria Körkel – WP
  • Ninnoc, Netherlands, by Niki Padidar – IP
  • Semele, USA / Cyprus, by Myrsini Aristidou – EP
  • Simon’s Cat ‘Off to the Vet’, Great Britain, by Simon Tofield – IP
  • Skatekeet, Netherlands, by Edward Cook – IP
  • Take Your Partners, Great Britain, by Siri Rodnes –WP
  • The Boyfried Game, Australia, by Alice Englert – EP
  • Zeezucht (Jonas and the Sea), Netherlands, by Marlies van der Wel – EP