Ameisenpakt

A Film by Benjamin Martins

Synopsis

Paul is 16 years old and earns his pocket money working the streets. Fleeting encounters shape his daily routine, until he comes across a group of teenagers that teach him the lesson that nobody can run away from their problems. But Paul has made a pact. A pact with some ants. An „Ameisenpakt,“ which questions the strict patterns of our reality. The boundaries between reality and imagination are shaking and Paul creates himself a world in which he feels at home.

Director

  • Picture of Benjamin Martins © Benjamin Martins

    Benjamin Martins

    After his training as an actor in Cologne and Berlin, Benjamin Martins initially spent several months in Mozambique and India to collaborate in cross-cultural assistance programs. He subsequently performed in several theatres in Germany and played various roles in film and television. Benjamin then began to look into the work of a director and shortly after started developing the script to his directorial debut "Ameisenpakt" (ants pact).

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD SARDINIA (Official Competition, Italy)June 25, 2014
  • OPEN EYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Competition, Germany)July 18, 2014
  • 8th UNABHÄNGIGES INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL - FÜNFSEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition „Lange Nacht der kurzen Filme, Germany)July 28, 2014
  • 4th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Night-Competition, Germany)October 13, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES (Official Selection, USA)October 10, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    30th INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (German Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 14 (Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalists for "Best Short" Award, Italy)April 15, 2015
  • 14th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Giornate della Laicità 2015, Laity Section, Italy)April 17, 2015
  • *BESTER DEUTSCHER KURZFILM / BEST GERMAN SHORT FILM*
    13th LA.MEKO – INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL LANDAU (Competition, Germany)April 20, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • 13th TABOR FILM FESTIVAL – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Croatia)April 30, 2015
  • 5th SICILIA QUEER FILMFESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)May 25, 2015
  • *LENZING AWARD*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 12, 2015
  • 12th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 16, 2015
  • 6th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 12, 2015
  • 3rd WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)October 15, 2015
  • CINEMAFORUM FILM FESTIVAL (German Film, Warsaw, Poland)November 25, 2015
  • CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Minsk, Belarus)April 7, 2016
  • REGIONAL SCREENING FILMFEST CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE (Regional Screening, Belarus) May 14, 2016
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: WERTVOLL'

Crew

Screenplay
Benjamin Martins
Director of Photography
Philip Flämig
Producer
Mario Ganß
Director
Benjamin Martins
Editor
Mario Ganß
Sound-Design
Gudrun Lehmann
Sound-Editing & Mixing
Stephan Höfler
Music
Gudrun Lehmann

Details

Running Time
20:00’
Shooting Format
Full HD Video
Screening Format
DCP, DVD, BluRay, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
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

DIRECTOR

Benjamin Martins
kurzfilm@benjaminmartins.de