Berlin strand finds perfect pick in Australian opener

Want optimism? Crowd pleaser H is for Happiness is into Berlin, along with four really modest shorts.

The Generation Program has been a happy hunting ground for Australian projects at the Berlin Film Festival, even though the conventional festival strands are much more forbidding. 

These are the young people’s programs, which are curated for sub-adult audiences, with their own prizes and juries, many of which are composed of youngsters in the relevant age category. What is more, the Berlinale publishes a potted commentary about the winners from the jury. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.