To mark the 60th anniversary of the Golden Bear for short films, the VoD service is making the festival’s award-winning shorts available to a global audience.
MUBI has collaborated with Berlinale to bring the festival’s award-winning short films to a global audience for the first time.
Available during the festival on the curated VoD service, the exclusive co-presentation includes last year’s Golden Bear winner As Long As Shotguns Remain by Jonathan Vinel & Caroline Poggi, the Duplass Brothers’ 2005 Silver Bear winner The Intervention, Jean-Bernard Marlin’s 2013 Golden Bear winner The Runaway and 2003 Golden Bear winner (A) Torsion from Stefan Arsenijević.
MUBI founder and CEO Efe Cakarel commented: “We are incredibly excited to be joining Berlinale to celebrate 60 years of visionary work, something virtually unheard of for short films, and we believe collaborations such as this are the perfect way for the world’s most high profile festivals to reach film lovers all over the world.”
“We have celebrated and rewarded excellence in shorts for the past 60 years, and partnering with MUBI on such a unique collaboration is a fantastic way to honour our heritage, ensuring that some of the best short films celebrated by our festival will be able to be enjoyed by all audiences, on-demand, wherever they are,” added Maike Mia Höhne, Berlinale Shorts curator.
The announcement follows the recent distribution deals signed by MUBI with eOne, Icon and StudioCanal in the UK.