1. The Man Who Invented Christmas, dir. Bharat Nalluri, Ireland / Canada
2. Jasper Jones, dir. Rachel Perkins, Australia
3. London Town, dir. Derrick Borte, Great Britain / Germany / USA
4. Los Bando, dir. Christian Lo, Norway / Sweden
1. Dear Basketball: The Legend of Kobe Bryant, dir. Glen Keane, USA
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
IE, CA // 2017 // 104'
DIRECTOR Bharat Nalluri
SCREENPLAY Susan Coyne (based on the book by Les Standiford and the novel by Charles Dickens)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Ben Smithard
EDITOR Stephen O'Connell, Jamie Pearson
SCORE Mychael Danna
CAST Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Justin Edwards, Morfydd Clark, Donald Sumpter, Miles Jupp, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, Anna Murphy
PRODUCERS Niv Fichman, Vadim Jean, Robert Mickelson, Susan Mullen, Ian Sharples
COMPANY Parallel Films, Rhombus Media
In 1843, Charles Dickens is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, he decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. But when his parents come to bunk with him he develops a writer's block. With a looming deadline, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomised through his characters.
Bharat Nalluri (Guntur, 1965) is a British Indian film and television director known for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) and TV series Spooks (2002-2011).
AU // 2017 // 101'
DIRECTOR Rachel Perkins
SCREENPLAY Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey (prema romanu Craiga Silveya // based on the novel by Craig Silvey)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Mark Wareham
EDITOR Verinika Jenet
SCORE Antony Partos
CAST Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Aaron McGrath, Kevin Long, Dan Wyllie, Matt Nable, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving
PRODUCERS Vincent Sheehan, David Jowsey
COMPANY Bunya Productions, Porchlight Films
SALES AGENT Mongrel International
Set in the summer of 1969, the story follows Charlie, a young bookish boy living in a small town. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young girl, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer.
Rachel Perkins (Canberra, 1970) is an Australian film and TV director, writer and producer, known for Radiance (1998), One Night the Moon (2001) and Bran Nue Dae (2009).
UK, DE, SAD // 2016 // 92'
DIRECTOR Derrick Borte
SCREENPLAY Matthew Brown (based on the screenplay by Sonya Goldea and Kirsten Sheridan)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Hubert Taczanowski
EDITOR Brian Ufberg
SCORE Bryan Senti
CAST Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone, Tom Hughes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
PRODUCERS Sofia Sondervan, Christine Vachon, Tom Butterfield
COMPANY Dutch Tilt Film, Killer Films, Culmination Productions
London, 1979. Amid political and social upheaval a fifteen-year-old hears the music of The Clash for the first time, opening up a new world of social consciousness, anti-establishment defiance and first love.
Derrick Borte (Frankfurt, 1967) is an American writer and director, known for The Joneses (2009), Dark Around the Stars (2014) and H8RZ (2015)..
NO, SE // 2018 // 94'
DIRECTOR Christian Lo
SCREENPLAY Arild Tryggestad
CINEMATOGRAPHY Bjørn Ståle Bratberg
EDITOR Arild Tryggestad
SCORE Eirik Myhr
CAST Tage Hogness, Jakob Dyrud, Tiril Marie Høistad Berger, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
PRODUCERS Trine Aadalen Lo, Nicholas Sando
COMPANIES Filmbin SA, Original Film, Snowcloud Films
SALES AGENT Sola Media
Grim and Axel have always dreamt of attending the Norwegian Championship of Rock. Together they have a band - Los Bando Immortale. Unfortunately, Axel’s voice isn’t very good – is terrible. When they get accepted to the Championship, Grim needs to find a solution – quickly. Tohgether with friends they embark on a crazy journey across Norway.
Christian Lo (Lillehammer, 1977) is a Norwegian director and writer of children and youth films, know for Rafiki (2009) and The Tough Guys (2013).
Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – Generation
DEAR BASKETBALL: THE LEGEND OF KOBE BRYANT
US // 2017 // 6'
DIRECTOR Glen Keane
SCREENPLAY Kobe Bryant
ANIMATION Glen Keane, Bolhem Bouchiba, Minkyu Lee, Aidan Terry, Phillip Vigil
EDITOR Joseph Vele
SCORE John Williams
VOICE Kobe Bryant
PRODUCERS Gennie Rim, Kobe Bryant, Molly Carter, William H. Masterson, Andrea Fairchild, Dan Goodman
COMPANIES Believe Entertainment Group, Kobe Inc., Glen Keane Productions
On the eve of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA), Kobe Bryant describes his love for the game, which began when he was a young child. From his youthful dreams of glory to his 20-year career, Bryant describes how he and basketball have given each other all they had while he was in his prime.
Glen Keane (Philadelphia, 1954) is an award-winning American animator and illustrator, known for character animation for Walt Disney Animation Studios' productions such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and Pocahontas (1995).
Academy Awards 2018, USA – Oscar for Best Animated Short Film