BAFTA Recognized 31st Hamburg International Short Film Festival - International Competition
Arriving in Hamburg for their international short festival it became apparent very quickly that there seemed to be only form of transport in the city with one of the busiest ports in Europe – Cycling. In fact the first thing I was offered at their festival HQ was a bike. I seemed to spend most of my three days in Hamburg in a seat - whether it was a cinema or a bicycle seat.
The German festival offers some of the best and most prestigious short films on the festival circuit and directors from around the world had come, like me, to supply Q&A’s to accompany their short films. It was at the 35ml club, on every night during the festival, that we had the chance to talk about each other’s films over a global variety of Schnapps. You see the niche for the 35ml club is that all the drinks are free. This is because attending filmmakers have brought their countries finest Schnapps for everyone to drink. So I spent my evenings there sampling spirits from China to Bulgaria and every where inbetween. It’s a great way to celebrate the night having had your filmed screened and for me personally after the Black Sheep screening, which garnered a lot of praise from the audience, it was definitely a moment to celebrate. The only problem was that at the end of the night there was no way I was riding home.
Black Sheep screened at Zeise 1 in Hamburg, Germany at the 31st Hamburg International Short FIlm Festival on the 10th June 2015.