SHORT EXPORT: In Short (Film) With Goethe-Institut
May 9 is Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity that marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, considered the founding vision of the European Union. To celebrate, representatives of the EU organize a variety of activities all over the world. And as part of this year’s 70th anniversary, Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Gray Area are proud to present the online stream of SHORT EXPORT.
Already in its 15th edition, SHORT EXPORT travels the world with a selection of current short films from Germany that tell its stories. The cooperation between AG Kurzfilm, German Films, Goethe-Institut Lyon, KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, and the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand resulted in yet another striking program. SHORT EXPORT 2020 presents six films that illustrate the vast artistic and stylistic variety of Germany’s short film scene, ranging from bizarre and exciting to warm-hearted and hilarious stories, told as fiction, documentary, or animation.
This year's program includes the following films:
Julius Dommer | documentary | 15'
A mini-golf course becomes an analogy of a social analysis.
Dina Velikovskaya | animation | 7'
A young woman leaves her home to discover the world.
Hannes Schilling | fiction | 30'
An unemployed man takes on increasingly dangerous medical tests in order to finance the dream of a house in the country.
Jan Riesenbeck, Dennis Stein-Schomburg | experimental fiction | 7'
A man takes us on his surreal cyber stream of thoughts, while his head develops a life of its own.
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Felix Herrmann | documentary | 15'
Two friends, young German Muslim women, live together in a shared flat.
Marleen Valien, Alma Buddecke | fiction | 8'
A young woman has a love-hate relationship with her vagina.