• Posted:Monday, May 24, 2010
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Film fanatics should get to Hamburg
Film buffs around the world may have just come back from France after visiting Cannes, but it will soon be time to book in to a Hamburg hostel and check out yet more motion picture glamour in Germany.

The Hamburg International Short Film Festival is nearly upon us - it starts on June 1st and runs until the 7th - so you haven't got much time to book that flight and start getting excited.

It has been running for 25 years now - beginning in 1985 - and is designed to "accentuate the independence of short films as an art form and to create a special environment for them", according to its website.

And I would certainly agree with this. The year I went there were some truly magnificent productions on and it taught me about all walks of life. I didn't just attend the action movies, it was good to branch out and experience something a little different that you may not usually watch.

As an Indiana Jones fan - my favourite film is Raiders of the Lost Ark - I was up for watching any type of motion picture which took my fancy and there seem to be a few crackers in the making this year too.

When I was reading about the event recently, one of the films that caught my eye was 80 Degrees East of Birdland, which is about a touring jazz band from the US who lose their way and end up at an old man's farm. I would certainly be checking that out if I was going this year!

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