From over 700 international submissions, cellu l'art has selected 25 films for the competition this year. Among the short films not shown in the competition, we have selected some of the wildest, most unpredictable, most amazing and sheerly incredible for the B-Sides: here these gems can reveal their extraordinary beauty to an advanced audience.
(Schillerhof, Helmboldstraße 1, blue cinema)

Frozen Out

film still Frozen Out
Experimental USA
direction: Hao Zhou

A man wanders through the snow in exile: in letters to his sister, he reflects on his coming out, his alienation from a gentrified homeland, his relationships with his family.

7 Jahre – Kunst aus Berlin "BrückenKunst 2019"

7 years – art from Berlin "BrückenKunst 2019"

film still 7 Jahre – Kunst aus Berlin
Documentary Germany
direction: Gilbert Brüning

Every year artists from Germany and Korea meet in Berlin, Demmin and Rüdersdorf for the project "Brücken-Kunst": A tender (self-)portrait from the seventh edition 2019.


film still kaschmir
Experimental Germany
direction: Tom Blankenberg

An extraordinary music video. A stunning choreography of mechanics. A close, intimate and tender look into the innermost part of a piano.


film still Jealousy
Experimental USA
direction: Kimberly Burleigh

A film adaptation of Alain Robbe-Grillet's 1957 experimental novel "La jalousie" about a obsessively jealous husband – visualized as a 3D animation that reconstructs the meticulously described house.

Das Paket

The Package

film still Das Paket
Fiction Germany
direction: Cristiana Coletti

While having breakfast one morning, an elderly gentleman receives a mysterious package. The items it contains, a fur hat and headphones, transport him to another world.

the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies

film still the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
Experimental USA
direction: Benjamin Rosenthal, Eric Souther

Bodies, hands, fingers, legs, feet, arms, tongues, phalls, bellies, heads, eyes, colors, shapes and movements melt together in a queer explosion of pleasure.