SHORT FILM PROGRAM | US PREMIERE
Presented as a free screening on Saturday, October 14th @ 3:30 PM
at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
Admission is free with RSVP below. Capacity is limited.
RSVP holders will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Light refreshments provided
FREE TICKETS | NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER
Germany (2023), 108 min. Various Languages with English Subtitles
Presented by German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA), the 13th edition of this beloved annual showcase presents the year’s most remarkable new directors and outstanding student short films to international audiences and the film industry. The program combines young talents – the NEXT GENERATION of German Cinema – together with the best German shorts under 5 minutes – the winners of the FFA’s SHORT TIGER Award 2023.
The 9 short films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2023 were selected by an expert jury: director Sophie Linnenbaum (THE ORDINARIES), Katrin Küchler (MDR unicato), and Dr. Christian Bräuer (Yorck Cinemas). They had to choose from 61 submissions from 13 film schools and 6 additional shorts (up to 15 min) made by independent producers preselected by a jury from the AG Kurzfilm.
Representing Germany’s diversity of forms, genres, and skillful filmmaking talent that international audiences have come to expect from German shorts, these deeply personal and universal stories confirm the notion that short film is an independent art form deserving of the big screen and the awareness of audiences worldwide.
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2023 PROGRAM BROCHURE
COLLAGE | KOLAJ
Gülce Besen (
Animation, 2022, 8min.)
Identity, how it‘s formed, and how to deal with the collage it‘s made of.
FREE NIGHTS | FREIE NÄCHTE
Oliver Adam Kusio (Fiction, 2023, 15 min.)
Two estranged brothers overcome the deep-seated and prejudiced rift in their relationship during a late-night car ride.
Oleksandra Krasavtseva (Animation, Experimental, 2022, 3 min.)
The animation is based on Joseph Brodsky‘s poem ”Don‘t Leave the Room“ and shows a surrealistic reality in which the main character is faced with the choice of a room. At first glance, the choice of rooms is quite large, but in fact, all rooms turn out to be pieces of one large cake.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TODAY |
MUSS JA NICHT SEIN, DASS ES HEUTE IST
Sophia Groening (Fiction, 2022, 8 min.)
Four friends are sitting at a square in Cologne Finkenberg, looking for the right words and punctuation marks for a text message to a girl that will never be sent.
Muschirf Shekh Zeyn (Fiction, 2022, 13 min.)
Fleeing from their homeland, two Kurdish brothers are confronted with their hidden fears that will divide them deep inside.
LONG TIME NO TECHNO
Eugenia Bakurin (Experimental Found Footage, 2022, 4 min.)
The music video shows dance moments from children‘s films of the 1970s and 1980s. They are illusions of a carefree time, time of adventures, fantasy journeys and freedom. The film footage comes from the archives of the Odesa Film Studio. During the Soviet era, numerous films were shot there that shaped the childhoods of millions of people. Today, the film studio, as well as many other cultural monuments in Odesa and throughout Ukraine, is threatened with destruction by the Russian army. The appropriation of the footage serves to reclaim the shared childhood of the two countries. In an act of collective memory, the video invites the audience to seek their own experiences in these images.
Hao Yu (Animation, 2023, 6 min.)
After the Industrial Revolution, the division of labour became clearer. Many people have to work in one position for a long time. Unfortunately, not everyone is satisfied with their work. Had primitive people similar problems in modern society? We interviewed five of them, let‘s see what they said.
SWIMMING LESSON | SCHWIMMSTUNDE
Lisa Hürtgen (Fiction, 2022, 10 min.)
While Mrs. Jacobs gives swimming lessons to the young caregiver Nadja in her retirement home, the two develop a quiet attraction to each other. Even though the older woman secretly longs for it, she struggles with social values and her own feelings, which deny her this closeness.
VOLVER AL SUR | RETURNING SOUTH
Sofía Ayala (Fiction, 2022, 15 min.)
Father is dead. Daughter and son carry his corpse south of the border. In spite of the risk this journey entails, they set out to bury him in the place they once called home.
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2023
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque
in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General,
and with the support of The Friends of Goethe
, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
, and the German Film Office