How much? Single ticket 6 €
5er ticket 25€
10er ticket 45€
Festival season has begun – time for music, camping, sun and open air. But if our beloved weather god Zeus is not in a good mood, festivals are also connected to images of grey sky, mud, rain boots, ponchos and noses red with cold. Luckily not all festivals are open-air and include standing in crowds in front of stages.
One such festival is the International Short Film Festival. Taking place in five cosy little cinemas (zeise kino, Metropolis, Lichtmess, B-Movie, 3001 Kino) you not only stay dry and warm in case of bad weather, but you also get to know cinemas that are different from the big chains, each of them having their very own atmosphere and charm. If the weather gods shine on us, and we escape a blanket of Icelandic ash, there is also the possibility to go to the sixth cinema, which is established for the festival and is open air. The short films shown in these cinemas are numerous and represent countries from Algeria to the USA. All of them take part in a competition and can win several awards either judged by different jurys or by you as part of the audience.
Unlike at other festivals, you can choose the films you find interesting and only visit these without paying for something you are either unable to attend or can’t stand. This means that you can just watch one short film for 6 € or five for 25 €, and as the tickets are transferable and, since more might be merrier, you can purchase a 10er ticket for 45€ and watch the same short film with 9 friends, each of you paying 4,50 €. Additionally, there is a special tip for those of you who would love to meet new people and save money: As the organizers are looking for places to stay for filmmakers and guests from all over the world, you can provide your couch, get in touch with the short film scene and get a free ticket. If you don’t need your bicycle from the 07 th until the 13th you can also lend it to the organisation team and gain three free tickets.
However, the festival does not only include short films – there are also workshops, parties and a café/bar for breaks and time-outs in between.
You should definitely mark the date in your calendar – and in case you don’t want to wait and are in the mood for a foretaste there are several “Vorveranstaltungen” and the trailers of the past 26 festivals online.