11 YEARS

A Film by Simon Begemann

Synopsis

Would you want to live another life?
A rich old man uses all his money to get his mind and soul transferred to an artificial young and healthy body that he may use for eleven years, while his old body is kept safely in a cryogenic vessel. He meets a young woman and falls in love with her, so he hides the truth. But what will he do when his eleven years are over?

Director

  • Picture of Simon Begemann © Simon Begemann

    Simon Begemann

    Simon Begemann was born in 1986 and currently lives in Erlangen. From 2005 to 2009 he visited the design branch of the vocational secondary school in Nuremberg, resulting in a vocational baccalaureate diploma. From 2010 to 2014 Begemann studied Design, majoring in Film&Animation at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg. There he was able to continuously enhance and refine his abilities in directing, script writing and film editing. “11 YEARS“ is his bachelor thesis that he produced and realized together with four fellow students.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th DIE 24 STUNDEN VON NÜRNBERG - NONSTOPKURZFILM-FESTIVAL (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)December 6, 2014
  • *1st PLACE*
    27th MITTELFRÄNKISCHES JUGENDFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)March 14, 2015
  • *1st PLACE*
    20th KITASO FILMABEND (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)July 6, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 7, 2015
  • 1st ESPELKAMPER FILMFESTIVAL – DIE SPITZIALE (Competition, Germany)October 16, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 1st UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, various locations in Germany, US and UK) November 18, 2015
  • GENRENALE4 FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 17, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • *1st AWARD BEST FILM INTERNATIONAL*
    MAHARASHTRA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)March 25, 2016
  • 39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • 11th KINOKI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2016(Official Selection, México City, México)April 4, 2016
  • *NOMINATION AS BEST SHORT*
    5th JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 21, 2016
  • 7th FILM SCORE AND SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Knoxville, TN, USA)April 26, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 13th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)May 10, 2016
  • FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2016 (Category Science-Fiction/ Fantasy, Ilmenau, Germany)May 18, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 20MIN|MAX INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Südrolle, Ingolstadt, Germany)June 4, 2016
  • BAYERISCHE KINDER & JUGEND FILMFESTIVAL 2016 (Nomination, Ingolstadt, Germany)June 16, 2016
  • 14th CINEMADAMARE (Official Selection, various locations, Italy)June 25, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)August 1, 2016
  • 5th FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)September 30, 2016
  • CINEMANIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Dodge City Dinner Theater, Kansas, USA)October 1, 2016
  • INDIGO-FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)October 14, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 14th KALPANIRJHAR INT’L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Selection, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2016
  • 3rd NAVI MUMBAI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Student Shorts Category, Navi Mumbai, India)December 14, 2016
  • DIALOGE 05 „BE A BETTER BEING“ (Screening, Galerie der Schader-Stiftung, Darmastadt, Germany)December 16, 2016

Crew

Director
Simon Begemann
Screenplay
Simon Begemann, Jan Jungbluth
Director of Photography
Andreas Schultze
Producer
Feodora Frickert
Editor
Simon Begemann, Andreas Schultze, Jan Jungbluth
Sound Design
Stefan Wühr
Music
Martin LeMar
VFX, Head of Compositing
Christina Greiner
VFX Supervisor
Jan Jungbluth

Details

Running Time
19:32
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION COMPANY

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Postfach
90121 Nürnberg, Germany