Short film festival British Shorts 2018
Thursday 11 January 2018 to Wednesday 17 January 2018

From 11 until 17 January 2018 the 11th edition of British Shorts Film Festival will take place in Berlin. Nearly 200 films are screened in seven days at five venues.

For the first time the opening will take place at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and besides the home base Sputnik Kino, screenings and events will also take place at Acudkino, City King Wedding, Kino Zukunft and Acud Club. The screenings will feature current British and Irish short films from comedy, drama, animation, thriller, docs, horror, experimental films, music videos to a retrospective screening with the stars of ten years British Shorts, a focus screening "Pioneers of Black British Cinema" and a hommage with Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton a.o.


4 Euro – 9 Euro, admission free for selected events


  • Sputnik Kino, Hasenheide 54, Berlin (Kreuzberg)
  • HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2), Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Acudkino, Veteranenstr. 21, Berlin (Mitte)
  • City Kino Wedding, Müllerstra.e 74, Berlin (Wedding)
  • Kino Zukunft, Laskerstr. 5 / Markgrafendamm, Berlin (Friedrichshain)

Opening hours:

11 January

  • 8pm HAU2: Festival opening and screening (Tickets )
  • 10pm HAU2: Concert: White Wine & DJ-Set

12 January

  • 6pm Sputnik: Screening (Doc film focus)
  • 7:30pm Sputnik: Screening
  • 8pm City Kino: Screening
  • 9:30pm Sputnik: Screening
  • 10pm Sputnik: Concert: Johnny Zabala (free entry)
  • 11pm Sputnik: Screening

13 January

  • 12pm Sputnik: Workshop & Screening) 
  • 6pm Sputnik: Screening (Doc film focus)
  • 7pm Acudkino: Screening
  • 8pm Sputnik: Screening
  • 9pm Acudkino: Screening
  • 10pm Sputnik: Screening
  • 10:30pm Sputnik: Concert Tincan Folklore
  • 12am Sputnik: Screening (Midnight Movies) 

14 January

  • 4pm Sputnik: Screening (Doc film focus)
  • 6pm City Kino: Focus screening "Pioneers of Black British Cinema"
  • 6pm Sputnik: Screening
  • 8pm Sputnik: Screening & award ceremony
  • 10pm Sputnik: Screening

15 January

  • 6pm Sputnik: Screening (Doc film focus)
  • 7:30pm Sputnik: Screening of films produced during workshops (free entry)
  • 8pm Sputnik: Screening (animation focus) & Audience-Award-Winner ceremony 

16 January

  • 8pm Kino Zukunft: Retrospektive British Shorts 2007-2017– "The Actors"

17 January

  • 8pm Sputnik: Open screening (free entry) 
  • 8pm Sputnik: British Shorts Hommage: Tilda Swinton, Joanna Hogg u.a.