Today the Festival is pleased to announce its third Jury member for the inaugural Inntravel Award for Best Short Film – director Eva Weber.
Eva is an award-winning filmmaker, whose short documentary films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, BFI London and Telluride. She recently directed her first mid-length doc, Black Out (2012).
Eva completes our Inntravel Award Jury, alongside Nick James, the editor of BFI’s Sight & Sound magazine, and Swedish artist-curator Anna Linder.
We look forward to welcoming all three Jury members to Berwick for the competition screening taking place on Saturday 28th September as part of the ninth Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.
The competition shortlist of eight short films has now been selected and will be announced this Thursday 15th August, when the full programme for this year’s Festival, North by Northeast, will be released.
Tickets for the Inntravel Award for Best Short Film and all other film premieres and events will be available to buy on our website and from The Maltings Theatre & Cinema Box Office, in person and by calling +44 (0)1289 330999, from Thursday 15th August, with the Early Bird Festival Pass available now.
Originally from Germany, Eva Weber is a London-based filmmaker working in both documentary and fiction.
Her award-winning films have screened at numerous international film festivals, amongst others, at Sundance, Edinburgh, SXSW, BFI London and Telluride. Her films have also been broadcast on UK and international television, and shown at art exhibitons and museums. Her film The Solitary Life of Cranes was nominated for the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Short Award and selected as one of the top five films of the year by critic Nick Bradshaw in Sight & Sound’s annual film review.
Eva is currently in development with a number of feature projects, including the fiction feature Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name based on the novel by Vendela Vida. Together with Vendela, she took part in the 2013 Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, and also received the Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award to further develop the project. The film is also supported by a SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant.
Eva also attended the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Lab in June 2013.