20Zwölf

A Film by Christian Stahl

Synopsis

Freedom of the press is one of our greatest assets. We just need to make journalists aware of abuses and defend this fundamental right. But we must also focus on self-critical on the way we work. Freedom of the press is regularly put to the test. The short film “20zwoelf” – the video essay www.20zwoelf.de <http://www.20zwoelf.de/> – is pushing this issue to the extreme: a Germany without a free press – unthinkable?

Director

  • Picture of Christian Stahl © Christian Stahl

    Christian Stahl

    Christian Stahl (born 11 February 1970) is a German filmmaker, author and journalist. He studied German and History at the University of Bonn and at Queen's College, Oxford. Following a traineeship at the Sender Freies Berlin, he worked as a regional radio correspondent for the ARD and as a presenter at Radio Multikulti. He has run a media agency since 2005 and teaches film and video journalism at the University of Fulda, among other places.
    In 2004, he developed the fictional documentary "Hundeleben" ("Dog's Life") with punks from Berlin's Alexanderplatz, in which Otto Sander and Maria Simon also played small roles. In winter 2007, Stahl produced the no budget short film "The future comes to Srebrenica" with young people in Srebrenica. In 2010 he received the Grimme Online Award as video lecturer and team member of the Axel Springer Akademie for the website www.littleberlin.de.
    The documentary film "Gangsterläufer" ("Gangster Runner") about a Palestinian refugee family in Berlin-Neukölln is Stahl's first 90-minute film, which he worked on for six years.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th OPEN ST.PETERSBURG STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING (Russia)October 2, 2012
  • UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Germany)October 11, 2012
  • QUICK AND DIRTY KURZFILMABEND (Berlin, Germany)October 25, 2012
  • 3rd FESTIVAL CINÈMA ET DROITS HUMAINS 2012 (Paris, France)November 7, 2012
  • 12th OLDENBURGER KURZFILMTAGE ZWERGWERK (Oldenburg, Germany)November 25, 2012
  • DAWN BREAKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 25, 2012
  • 17th VIDEONALE 2013 (Berlin, Germany)February 23, 2013
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL CYPRUS (Cyprus)March 22, 2013
  • 12th ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Rome, Italy)April 3, 2013
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS 13|FILMFEST (Karlsruhe, Germany) April 24, 2013
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES TRÈS COURTS (France) April 26, 2013
  • 6th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Germany)May 2, 2013
  • 10th INT. LOW & NO BUDGET FILM-SHARING KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Open Screening, Germany) May 7, 2013
  • 2nd SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (USA)June 6, 2013
  • 29th FESTROIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Setubal, Portugal)June 7, 2013
  • 9th FESTIVAL NOUVEAUX CINÉMAS (Paris, France)June 14, 2013
  • 4th FESTIVAL DU FILM MERVEILLEUX (Paris, France) June 28, 2013
  • 5th ARES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SYRACUSE (Int’l Competition, Italy)July 24, 2013
  • 5th SOLANIN FILMFESTIVAL (Nowa Sol, Poland)August 21, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • KURZFILMFEST KUNSTGRIFFROLLE (Heide, Germany)September 15, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL “VIDEO CAFÉ” (London, UK)September 15, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • 11th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2013
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL RIGHT FILM FESTIVAL “STEPS” (Competition, Ukraine)November 8, 2013
  • 7th SHORT SHORT STORY FILM FESTIVAL (USA)November 16, 2013
  • 25th ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Turkey)November 20, 2013
  • REFLECTA FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)December 6, 2013
  • 24th KURZFILMWETTBEWERB „STADTGESCHICHTEN“ (Germany)December 6, 2013
  • 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)December 10, 2013
  • POVERTYCURE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)December 12, 2013
  • 8th STREAMINGFESTIVAL FOR AUDIO VISUAL ART (The Hague, Netherlands) December 16, 2013
  • 13th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)April 10, 2014
  • 17th CARTOONS ON THE BAY – INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION AND CROSS-MEDIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)April 10, 2014
  • 15th ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INT’L FILM & MUSIC FEST (Official Selection, USA)April 24, 2014
  • TBILISI INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL “AMIRANI 2014” (Official Selection, Georgia)June 2, 2014
  • LENZING AWARD IN BRONZE
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • VIDEO ART FESTIVAL MIDEN (Official Selection, Greece)July 3, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Albania)September 22, 2014
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS (Official Selection, Szolnok, Hungary)October 15, 2014
  • ANIMAE CARIBE ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Trinidad & Tobago)October 27, 2014
  • NOMINIERUNG DEUTSCHER MENSCHENRECHTS-FILMPREIS /NOMINATION GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD (Category Education, Nürnberg, Germany)December 6, 2014
  • 3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 14(Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Country Focus Germany, India)February 16, 2015
  • 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Student Competition, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • SEOUL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (SHRFF) (Official Selection, Korea)May 15, 2015
  • 8th MOSAIC WOLRD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)August 27, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • 6th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 12, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • 12th BRAZILIAN INT'L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL - MOSTRA CINE TRABALHO (Official Selection, Campinas, Brazil)May 15, 2017

Crew

Director
Christian Stahl
Screenplay
Madleen Kamrath, Julien Wilkens, Jens-Henrik Kuiper
Producer
Christian Stahl & Axel Springer-Akademie
Director Of Photography
Tobias Kaufmann
Editor
Sabrina Rein, Bernhard Strubel
Music
Tom VonderSonne

Details

Running Time
03:34
Shooting Format
HD (Red One)
Screening Format
BluRay, HDCam, DigiBeta, .mov (HD), BetaSP, DVD, miniDV
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78 (16:9)
Sound
Dolby Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Axel Springer Akademie
Gesine Leidicke
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
D-10888 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 25 91 - 7 88 05
Fax: +49 (0) 30 25 91 - 7 88 01

Leidicke@axel-springer-akademie.de
www.axel-springer-akademie.de