2010 was the year the Berlin International Film Festival turned 60; a special anniversary section on the Berlinale website contained comprehensive information on special events as well as an impressive collection of videos, photos, and texts. The Berlinale Shorts were refreshingly heedless of conventional film language and in many cases positioned themselves "between the arts".
The Golden Bear for Best Short Film accordingly went to the Swedish film The Honorary Consul from India, Ruben Aznar, Handelse Vid Bank by Ruben Ostlund, receiving the Certificate for Best Screenplay from which tells its story in a single shot.the President of the Jury of the Punta del Este Documentary & Fiction Festival
Online festivals has been refreshed too. Beginning with the Short Film Festival of Los Angeles, the Annual Program Without Frontiers allows its festivals audience to watch the films simply by clicking on the title: a high quality image with stereo sound is available from anywhere for free. The only condition is that public screening should be authorized by the owner of the film copyright.
The image on this page, shoted by Lucia Martinez, shows the General Consul of India receiving the Award Certificate on behalf of the filmmaker at the Awards Ceremony in Punta del Este, before the screening of the awarded films. The President of the Jury and the Director of the Program have given the certificates for Malin Nicander, Lisa Jonsson and Jan-Eje Ferling to the diplomatic representative of Sweden and to the Swiss Ambassador for Border Sories, by Florian Wyss.
The Mar del Plata International Film Festival is coming, since November 13th to 21st, we’ll be there in order to let you know the news and the images of the very expected 25th edition. Festival’s Opening Film will be Somewhere, by Sofia Coppola, and we’ll meet the awarded actor Bruno Ganz and director John Sayles presenting his film Amigo.
Words from the President of the Jury of the Short Film Festival of Los Angeles
I have not made any comments about the awarded films, preferring to simply have the choice stand for itself.
I am thankful to the Jury Members, Robert, Laura and Igal for their careful and perceptive category selections.
I learned a lot and was glad to see some films by filmmakers who I have noticed in the competitions before. I would say this about the winning films--they all had the "involvement" factor, that is, I was completely taken in by their story and artistry and they left my heart and mind far more open after the viewing.
I am very honored to have had the privilege to be involved in this festival and I take from it a lot of inspiration and an expanded sense of how powerful and delightful short films can be.