7-12 Nov 2006. The 22nd edition of Berlin's international short film festival, held at the Babylon Berlin:Mitte and Hackesche Hufe cinemas, presents over 400 short films and videos selected from over 4,000 entries from 94 countries. This year's country focus is on the Czech Republic, with animated films from the famed Prague film school FAMU and a retrospective of the works of Jan Svankmajer. Short films from Brazil via the Cachaca CineClub in Rio de Janeiro are also on offer, as well as an Australian programme, OzShorts, and a selection of films from 14 European film festivals. Animation gets special attention with highlight visits from Bruno Bozzetto the creator of signor Rossi and Oscar-nominated Czech animator Michaela Pavlatova. Other events include parties, forums, workshops and a Local Heroes: Berlin in Brief section for stories from the German capital. The Midnight Movie Madness event is held at the Volksbuhne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, where the audience gets a chance to select their favourite film. The festival awards prizes in the categories of best film, best documentary, best animation and best camera. A special award also goes to the best film against violence and intolerance, while a children's jury selects winners from the KuKi Kid's Shorts section. Admission 6.50. Day pass 15. Festival pass (excluding parties) 45. For times, films and venues see website.
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The Babylon Berlin:Mitte is at 30 Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse, 10178 Berlin. By U-bahn to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Tel. +49 (0)30 25291322 firstname.lastname@example.org