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“Lakino”, Latin American Short Film Festival Berlin

The 6th Edition of this Latin American Short Film Festival is hosted in Berlin

April 20th, 2016

“Lakino”, the Latin American Short-Film Festival in Berlin is starting next week, on the 27th of April, and going up to the 1st of May. It's its 6th edition, and there are going to be projections in the Sputnik Cinema, and the Lichtblick Cinema. Saturday, the 30th, there will be also the festival party in “Maze”.

Lakino started as a short-film festival, until its 3rd year, when they decided to have also a long film selection. Lakino's motto for 2016 is “Spring is too short to watch long films”, because this will be the first time the festival is separating into two parts: the feature film competition happened in October, and now will be the short-film one. This decision was taken because, as it is explained on the website, the festival has always been very successful. The number of visitors has increased steadily and, in 2010, it became “the most important Latin American film festival in Berlin”. Now, with the two competitions – one in the autumn, and one in the spring -, the culture and cinema from Latin American will be present all year long in Berlin.

In this festival, all the films are shown in its original language, with English subtitles. Every year, the selection includes the best of what is happening in the Latin American cinema scene every year, with an international jury that attributes a prize to the best one on the “Official Competition” category. The selection is always very rich and includes films that have been present at great film festivals, like Cannes or Berlinale.

Lakino's philosophy is, not only to share the Latin American culture, through the movies, but also to be a space of encounter and experience exchanging with some of the film makers. Aside from the projections, there will be movie discussions, conferences, exhibitions and collaborations with other festivals. The idea is also to connect with new institutions and partners in the cultural field, and hopefully, keep a dialogue with them in the future.

This edition of the Lakino is going to have a selection of, mainly, 4 topics: Human Rights; Heritage and Indigenism; Made in Mexico; and a selection for the younger ones, LakinoKids. For more information, you can consult the site:


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Caterina Gion, Berlin Global