Am Strand

A Film by Nele Mueller-Stöfen

Synopsis

ON THE BEACH

Laura (34) and Clemens (36) spend their holidays at the sea in Northern Germany. Laura is bored and invents a game: She pretends to be blind. Over the course of a few days the couple gets entangled in their lie, revealing the emptiness of their relationship. In the end we see two young adults who will have to find a new way.

Director

  • Picture of Nele Mueller-Stöfen © J. Gern

    Nele Mueller-Stöfen

    Born in Hamburg, Germany. She graduated as an actress from the School of Music and Acting in Graz, Austria. After her first theatre engagements she continued to work in film, with directors such as Christian Petzold ("Die Beischlafdiebin"), Oskar Roehler ("Gierig"), Lars Kraume ("Dunckel"), Edward Berger ("Jack") and Matthias Glasner ("Das Staatsgeheimnis"). Since 2010 she has also been working as a screenwriter. Together with director Edward Berger she wrote the screenplay „Jack“ which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. Her next screenplay "Die Hoffmanns" will be produced later in 2016. She finished her first film as a writer / director, "Am Strand“, in April 2015.

Awards + Festivals

  • 10th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTMETRATGES MAS SORRER (Official Selection, Spain)July 31, 2015
  • 3rd FILMFESTESTIVAL KITZBÜHEL (Official Selection, Austria)August 25, 2015
  • 20th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 7, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION – JURY*
    3rd INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIAVL -15 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 19, 2015
  • 49th INTERNATIONALE HOFER FILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2015
  • 4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • 57th NORDISCHE FILMTAGE LÜBECK (Filmforum, Germany)November 4, 2015
  • NOORDELIJK FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Program, Leeuwarden, Netherlands)November 11, 2015
  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Special Program, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 5th CÓRTEX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sintra, Portugal)February 12, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 15, 2016
  • WOMEN IN REVOLT - BERLIN-BOUND (Screening ShortsOnTap, Z-inema Berlin, Germany)March 8, 2016
  • 17th BUNTER HUND – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MUNICH (Competition, Germany)March 10, 2016
  • 20th FILMFEST SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN (Competition, Germany)March 17, 2016
  • 23rd SGUARDI ALTROVE FILM FESTIVAL (Section SGUARDI (S)CONFINATI, Milan, Italy)March 23, 2016
  • *3rd AWARD IN LOW-BUDGET COMPETITION*
    18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Section: ""Low-Budget-Wettbewerb", Karlsruhe, Germany)March 30, 2016
  • 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN (National Competition, Germany)April 12, 2016
  • 12th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg”, Germany)April 13, 2016
  • 7th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO (Official Selection, Spain)May 2, 2016
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • *BEST EDITING IN SHORT FILM COMPETITION*
    DEA OPEN AIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Saranda and Gjirokastra, Albania) June 18, 2016
  • 6th FIGARI FILM FEST (Final Competition, Nominated in Category “Best Actress”, Rome, Italy)June 27, 2016
  • 9th "A CORTO DI DONNE” WOMEN’S SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Pozzuoli, Italy)July 14, 2016
  • 12th INDY FILM FEST 2016 (Official Selction, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 14, 2016
  • 4th LANGE NACHT DER FILMFESTIVALS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 20, 2016
  • 12th BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Hungary)August 30, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 9th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Naperville, Illinois, USA)September 10, 2016
  • AWARD OF RECOGNITION
    1st BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Section, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2016
  • *BEST LEAD ACTRESS LAURA TONKE*
    5th EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)November 3, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT AWARD*
    12th VANCOUVER INT’L WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)March 8, 2017
  • *BEST ACTRESS*
    2nd TRANSILVANIA SHORTS (INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL) (Official Selection, Romania)March 15, 2017
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL' July 1, 2015

Crew

Producer
Jakob Deutsch, Edward Berger, Jan Krüger
Director
Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Screenplay
Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Director of Photography
Monika Plura
Editor
Ilka Risse
Sounddesign
Lajos Wienkamp-Marques
Music
Stefan Will

Details

Running Time
19:00
Shooting Format
HD
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

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