Am Fenster

A Film by Tim Ellrich
and Leonhard Kaufmann



Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows.

In order to reconnect his TV connection, Helmut decides to climb out of his window in a resolute manner. His neighbor Walter misinterprets this action as an attempted suicide, which Walter would love to join as well. While trying to clarify this misunderstanding, both find a close friend in the until now unknown neighbor.


  • Picture of Tim Ellrich © Tim Ellrich

    Tim Ellrich

    Tim Ellrich is a young German filmmaker, who is currently studying Fiction Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Since his childhood he has been fascinated by movies and began working in a cinema in his hometown at an early age. After some traineeships at professional film productions, he began to produce his own films and moved to Vienna, where he studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies. He graduated with distinction and applied afterwards at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In his films Ellrich tries to deal with the absurdities of the daily life. His films were screened at more than 100 film festivals around the world.

  • Picture of Leonhard Kaufmann © Leonhard Kaufmann

    Leonhard Kaufmann

    Leonhard Kaufmann, born in Munich in 1987, studied history in Leipzig between 2009 and 2013. Starting as a street-photographer, he soon began to shoot short documentary movies. In 2014 he participated in the Professional Media Masterclass of Werkleitz. e.V. His films were shown at national and international festivals, among them Shortfilm Festival Hamburg and Dok Leipzig. Together with co-director Francesca Bertin he was nominated for the German Shortfilm Award 2015 for their documentary „Beyond the Forest“. Since the end of 2014 he has been living in Ludwigsburg and studying cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Short Film Competition, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • 42nd FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Competition, Germany) January 28, 2015
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN JETZT ODER NIE 2016 (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • 5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL (Shortlisted for the Screenplay Award, Cambridge, UK)March 4, 2016
  • 12th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Non-competitive section ’Perspective’, Turkey)March 7, 2016
  • 32nd EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE (Official Selection, France)March 11, 2016
  • 24th INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 17, 2016
    4th HEADWATERS FILM FEST 2016 (Official Selection, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA)April 1, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 21st PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)April 6, 2016
  • TAGLIA CORTI 2016 (Non-competitive Section, Trieste, Italy)April 7, 2016
  • MONSTRONALE FESTIVAL (International Competition, Halle, Germany)April 9, 2016
  • 8th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)April 29, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • KURZFILMNACHT FILMKUNSTFEST-MV (Screening, Schwerin, Germany) May 5, 2016
  • 2nd A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL SHANGHAI 2016 (Official Selection, China)May 5, 2016
  • 22nd KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Competition, Germany)May 6, 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
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 23th RÜSSELSHEIMER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)June 18, 2016
  • EEFF 2016 – EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)June 23, 2016
  • 12th INDY FILM FEST 2016 (Official Selction, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 14, 2016
  • 23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 (Open Air Abendblock, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2016
  • 10th FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL XINING (Out-of-competition programme „Academic Spirits“, China) July 21, 2016
  • 13th FILM SHARING LOW & NO BUDGET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOUR 2016 (Official Selection, several locations, Germany)July 30, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)August 1, 2016
  • 4th LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Fiction Category, Italy)August 7, 2016
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOLS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)August 11, 2016
  • 40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Open Air Programm, Germany)August 13, 2016
  • 12th BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Information Section, Hungary)August 30, 2016
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) September 5, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Spektakel Spezial, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • 3rd FIRST STEP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 14, 2016
    10th ATHENS INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Greece) September 15, 2016
  • 4th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)September 29, 2016
  • 9th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2016
  • 11th ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 6, 2016
  • 9th MAIPU CORTOS FESTIVAL DE CINE DE HUMOR (Official Selection, Argentina)October 6, 2016
  • 13th SEDICICORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli, Italy)October 7, 2016
  • 14th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, Kansas, USA)October 12, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • 5th WASHINGTON WEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)October 19, 2016
  • 46th KYIV INT’L FILM FESTIVAL «MOLODIST» (Int’l Student Competition Category, Ukraine)October 22, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 31st FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT DE BREST (Competition OVNI, France)November 8, 2016
  • 7th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 17, 2016
  • 1st AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 18, 2016
  • 22nd FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)November 30, 2016
  • INDIE FLICKS 2017 (Official Selection, Manchester, London, Liverpool & Sheffield, UK)May 3, 2017
  • 2nd BOYNTON BEACH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Best of Palm Beach Int'l FF 2016, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA)April 17, 2018


Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber
Stefanie Gödicke, Tim Ellrich
Tim Ellrich, Leonhard Kaufmann
Director of Photography
Tim Weskamp, Felix Rothmayer
Art Direction
Dominik Huber
Marcus Fass
Sound Design
Sebastian Drack, Michael Gildner, Martin Rieger
Andreas Pfeiffer


Running Time
Shooting Format
Sony F5, 1080p
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Surround, Stereo



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