The fifth year of the Berlin Today Award short film competition has selected three finalists: Pakistan's Maheen Zia with Match Factor, about a football player from Iraq who meets a policewoman when he visits Berlin; Finland's Ville Jankeri with The Last Wash, a black comedy about a laundry woman's suicide attempt; and Israel's Talya Lavie with A potential short love story, about a a German man trying to communicate with an Israeli waitress in Tel Aviv with the help of a pair of elderly Holocaust survivors. The initiative is organized by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenberg, the regional industry and Berlinale Talent Campus, where the films will premiere. The winning stories were selected from 100 entries who worked on short film ideas during the Summer Campus. The three films will be made by the end of 2007 with funding of Euros 50,000 for each short.