#IrishAbroad: David OReilly’s Everything to compete at 2017 Berlinale Shorts
The¬† Berlin International Film Festival has announced the short films that will play in competition at the 67th Berlinale in February. 23 films from 19 countries will compete for the Golden and the Silver Bear as well as the Audi Short Film Award, worth ‚Ç¨20,000, and a nomination for the European Film Awards at the 2017 edition of Berlinale Shorts. Ireland is represented by Kilkenny-born/LA -based visual artist David OReilly, who will present his new computer game Everything.
The International Short Film Jury 2017 will be composed of Christian Jankowski, artist and professor at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, curator and social media manager of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Kimberly Drew and the artistic director of SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival Carlos N√∫√±ez.
David OReilly, who won a Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2009 for Please Say Something, and competed in 2008 with RGB XYZ, will also speak about his filmmaking philosophy at the 2017 edition of Berlinale Talents. His latest game, Everything, is the complete opposite of how people commonly conceive of games ‚Äì there are no levels to be reached, instead there is only the possibility to become anyone and everything. The insight acquired along the way represents a reframing. For more on the game see its official website.
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival runs February 9th to 19th, 2017. Included among the films to be screened at Berlinale Shorts 2017 are: