“Kids,” a short film from Playables and Double Fine Presents, has been officially selected to screen at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, announced Thursday via press release.
The Berlin International Film Festival, commonly called the Berlinale, is one of the largest film festivals in the world. “Kids” will screen in a Berlinale sidebar called Generation.
Generation is meant to showcase groundbreaking film for young audiences and “open-minded adults,” according to the Berlinale
website. For 2019, 32 short films from creators originating from 22 countries have been chosen.
“Kids” is not only a short film, but a game crossover as well, as seen at E3 last year. It will have a mobile and PC release sometime in 2019. Michael Frei
is the director and animator behind the project, and Mario von Rickenbach is the game designer. The two Swiss creatives previously created “Plug & Play” together.
Berlinale section head Maryanne Redpath commented on the selections