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Hamburg Shorts
by Shelly Schoeneshoefer

The opening ceremony which included a complimentary drink, opening speeches and one or two films from each section was nothing to scream and shout about. Not only were the speeches mundane but several of the films had technical difficulties. The sound was often distorted or just simply disappeared. The problems varied from film to film and sometimes it was due to the projector. Still, there were a few gems to be found among the films which were enough to entice me to see several more sections of the festival.