The Tie at Berlinale GenerationThursday, 19 February 2015
I went to Berlin last week where my new animated short The Tie premiered in the Generation competition of the Berlinale. Here is the trailer for The Tie:
The Tie was screened five times during the Berlinale. I only managed to attend the first screening at the ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’ in front of an audience of almost a thousand children. There were several other animated films in the programme including my friend Isabelle Favez’s ‘Messages dans l’air’, Leila Khalilzadeh’s ‘The Fried Fish’, Martin Smatana’s ‘Rosso Papavero’ and Lena Van Doehren’s ‘The Little Bird and the Squirrel’.
The screening itself was enough enough excitement, so imagine my delight when the Children’s Jury gave a special mention to The Tie! The Crystal Bear for generation Kplus went to ‘Gift of my father’ by Salam Salman from Irak (short film) and to ‘My skinny sister’ by Sanna Lenken from Sweden (feature film).
With my producer Annemie Degryse