The Berlinale’s Generation youth section has selected its first seven titles in the 14 Plus competition and eight for the K Plus competish.
It’s also added a shorts competition for the first time.
Generation 14 Plus pics will preem in a new venue, the Babylon Mitte, a 1920s-style theater that has been added to the other venues, the Zoo Palast, Cinemaxx, Cubix and Colosseum.
The 14 Plus films are “32A,” by Marian Quinn, Ireland/Germany; “Ciao Bella,” by Mani Maserrat-Agah, Sweden; “Cidade dos Homens,” by Paulo Morelli, Brazil; “Fighter,” by Natasha Arthy, Denmark; “Munyurangabo,” by Lee Isaac Chung, U.S.; “September,” by Peter Carstairs, Australia; and “The Black Balloon,” by Elissa Down, U.K.
The K Plus films are “Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame,” by Hana Makhmalbaf, Iran/France; “Chop Shop,” by Ramin Bahrani, U.S.; “A Tale of Two Mozzies,” by Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist Moller, Denmark; “Flower in the Pocket,” by Liew Seng Tat, Malaysia; “Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger,” by Cathy Randall, Australia; “Mutum,” by Sandra Kogut, Brazil; “Lives of Titanic the Cat,” by Grethe Boe, Norway; and “Where Is Winky’s Horse?,” by Mischa Kamp, Netherlands.