NEXT Generation Short Tiger

Programme
Shorts Panorama

With the 2020 Country in Focus at the Black Nights Film Festival being Germany, PÖFF Shorts is proud to showcase the 2020 Next Generation Short Tiger. Showcasing the best of new fiction, animation and documentaries, the programme is the perfect opportunity to discover some of the best and brightest talents coming out of Germany.

The short film program NEXT GENERATION was created by German Films in 1998 to introduce young talents from Germany to international audiences. Selected from film school submissions by an independent jury, the program premieres within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival and is then presented worldwide at international film festivals.

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
Screening110301 / NEXT Generation Short Tiger: Saksa fookus
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening125002 / NEXT Generation Short Tiger: Saksa fookus
Screening duration

Films

Baltic Premiere

Apocalypse Airlines

Local title
Apokalüptiline lennuliin
Director
Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
Country
Germany
Year
2019

A fake commercial for a fictive airline that confronts us with our own contradictions: Everyone wants to travel, discover the world, be free, consume, although we all know the environmental consequences of air travel. Are we ready to make compromises in order to live with full responsibility? Should it be an individual or a political decision?

Director
Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Ascona

Local title
Ascona
Director
Julius Dommer
Country
Germany
Year
2019

A film that shows a place that seems to have fallen out of time and has not changed since the 1950s but still exists. A miniature golf course becomes a social analysis analogy as the film shows protagonists who,with dry humour, describe the beginnings and difficulties of the course and the sport - between leisure and professional sport.

Director
Julius Dommer
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

The Beauty

Local title
Ilu
Director
Pascal Schelbli
Country
Germany
Year
2019

A poetic journey through a fascinating underwater world, where plastic and nature becomeone. For just one moment our concerns and feelings of guilt dissolve between eerily beautiful coral reefsand the mysterious depths of the ocean.

Director
Pascal Schelbli
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Ablaze

Local title
Leekides
Original title
Brand
Director
Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl
Country
Germany
Year
2019

When the mayor of a small village decides to welcome some forty refugees, a wave of hatred befalls him and his family.

Director
Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

Fortune Cookie

Local title
Õnneküpsis
Original title
Glück Im Keks
Director
Nina Weilbächer
Country
Germany
Year
2019

The story of a fortune cookie, who breaks his head in search of his inner happiness.

Director
Nina Weilbächer
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

Gravedad

Local title
Gravitatsioon
Director
Matisse Gonzalez
Country
Germany
Year
2019

On her search for something to grab on to, Rosa learns that gravity is stronger than everything else.

Director
Matisse Gonzalez
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Baltic Premiere

Rushes

Local title
Adrenaliin
Original title
In Den Binsen
Director
Clara Zoe My-Linh von Arnim
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Early morning in the Bavarian woods. Christoph, suffering from a severe hang-over, sits next to his mother on a hunting perch. While she is aiming at a deer, Christoph tries to come out to her, but this really doesn’t seem like the best time.

Director
Clara Zoe My-Linh von Arnim
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

Interstate 8

Local title
Interstate 8
Director
Anne Thieme
Country
Germany
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

In the southern United States, two young women meet by chance in the back of a police car and, without saying a word, experience the injustice hovering above them.

Director
Anne Thieme
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

The Lost Wedding Ring

Local title
Kadunud abielusõrmus
Director
Elisabeth Jakobi
Country
Germany
Year
2020

A tourist travelling to Tehran for an operation loses her wedding ring. While her husband occupies himselfwith his hobbies and the staff members search the hotel, she finally finds the peace she was looking for.

Director
Elisabeth Jakobi
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

Revolvo

Local title
Revolvo
Director
Francy Fabritz
Country
Germany
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Two women kidnap a dubious right-wing politician by elegantly stealing his car. What seems like a supposedly harmless ride soon turns into a plan of revenge.

Director
Francy Fabritz
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

5 Ways To Cry

Local title
5 moodust nutta
Original title
Und Weinen Können
Director
Michael Fetter Nathansky
Country
Germany
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Tolga is confused. His girlfriend has left him, but he feels no sense of sadness. He wants to change that. So he asks his best friend Burak, a guy with a kebab place and lots of imagination, what could make him cry. Burak, an expert in emotions, or at least in showing off emotions, offers him various techniques. But themore he tries, the more Tolga begins to question his own friendship. Up to the point when Burak asks hima very serious question…

Director
Michael Fetter Nathansky
Runtime
Language
German

Baltic Premiere

Where We Used To Swim

Local title
Kus me vanasti ujumas käisime
Country
Germany
Year
2019
Runtime
Language
Azerbaijani

Baltic Premiere

Wild West Compressed

Local title
Kokkupressitud Metsik Lääs
Director
Christian Kaufmann
Country
Germany
Year
2019

The Wild West! Cowboys galloping through vast landscapes, yearning gazes into the distance, huge egos dueling to the blood – of course it needs the wide screen! But what if the Western were to move with the times and expect the same acting of cowboys in the new “Mobilescope” format?

Director
Christian Kaufmann
Runtime