[Press Release by Head Pictures]
Head Pictures director Stephen Lance has been invited onto the International Jury at the forthcoming 59th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany’s most prestigious film festival.
Lance, whose short film Yolk was in competition at last year’s festival was honoured to be asked onto the Generation jury.
27 features from 25 countries have been selected for Kplus and 14plus, ten of which are world premieres. In addition, 30 short films are vying for Crystal Bears in the two competitions.
The Generation Kplus competition will open in the Zoo Palast on February 6th with Lippels Traum (Lippel’s Dream) by Lars Büchel. Another German feature will also celebrate its world premiere at Kplus: the German-Swedish- production Die Stimme des Adlers (The Eagle Hunter’s Son) by René Bo Hansen transports you away to the Mongolian steppe where an extraordinary coming-of-age story is told to the backdrop of breathtaking panoramas.
Six Australian films will screen at the Festival: the animated feature Mary & Max (Adam Elliot) and two shorts, Tomorrow (Simon Portus) and Summer Breaks (Sean Kruck) will be part of the Generation 14plus program. Another three shorts, Ali & the Ball (Alex Holmes), Netherland Dwarf (David Michod) and Jerrycan (Julius Avery) will be part of the Generation Kplus section.