German cultural institution Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in association with the country’s first online pay-per-view movie streaming platform Lagvelki, is going to organize an online short film screening session titled “Short.film.tour- The German short film award” (‘Kurz.film.tour- Der Deutsche Kurzfilmpreis‘) on Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm.
For this exclusive session, five short films were shortlisted for screening out of thirteen selections that the “Kutz.Film.Tour 2021” package offers, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh said in a press release.
The nominated films are “Meeting” (directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer), “Pannónia Dicsérete - Land of Glory” (directed by Borbála Nagy), “In Den Binsen - Rushes” (directed by Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim), Favoriten – Favourites (directed by Martin Monk) and Just A Guy, directed by Shoko Hara.
During the 6 hours long screening session, viewers will get free access to watch the mentioned films through the Facebook page of Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, at https://m.facebook.com/goetheinstitut.bangladesh/.
Viewers will also get an opportunity to join in a Live Q&A Talk starting at 8 p.m. with two film directors, Borbala Nagy (Dir. Land of Glory) and Martin Monk (Dir. Favorites). Screenwriter and Director Mahde Hasan will moderate the session.
The German Short Film Award is the most important award to short films in Germany, endowed with the highest amount of money since 1956 to outstanding short film productions.
Since 1998, the nominees and award winners have been touring German cinemas every year.