Auf dem Land

A Film by Dennis Schanz

Synopsis

A hot summer’s day in the countryside of Brandenburg. Under the blazing sun, 14-year old Volkan is working on a farm, all the while longing to return to his home city. The social worker who regularly visits the boy is compassionate but unable to reach him with his motivational speeches. After getting into an argument with the farmer’s wife, Volkan is taken to the next village to help the farmer with a delivery. Soon, Volkan is roaming around on his own, looking for some diversion in the village. At a public festival he fails yet again to connect to the strange environment, but when he recognizes a girl who he had seen earlier that day at the farm, some kind of contact seems possible. Will Volkan finally be able to come to terms with his new situation?

Director

  • Picture of Dennis Schanz © Dennis Schanz

    Dennis Schanz

    Born (1981) and raised in Berlin. Pursued film studies and American studies in Berlin, Zurich, Mainz, and Kansas. Has been working as a film critic and editor, as well as a staff member at film festivals in Winterthur (Kurzfilmtage), Mainz (Filmz), and Berlin (Berlinale Generation). Co-founded the Berlin based production company StickUp Film in 2009. First short film as a writer and director: BULLET (2010), which received the “Prädikat wertvoll” and was shown at international film festivals. AUF DEM LAND (2012), a coproduction between StickUp and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), is his second short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th OPEN ST.PETERSBURG STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING (Russia)October 2, 2012
  • 28th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL INTERFILM (Berlin, Germany)November 14, 2012
  • FILOFEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL 2012 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)December 12, 2013
  • 34th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Saarbrücken, Germany)January 21, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 7, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • 25th ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Turkey)November 20, 2013

Crew

Director
Dennis Schanz
Screenplay
Dennis Schanz, Benjamin Schreuder
Producer
Luis Singer
Director Of Photography
Gaetan Varone
Sound
Johannes Kaschek
Sound-Design
Johannes Kaschek
Music
Christof Rickert

Details

Running Time
16:00
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, DigiBeta, HDCam, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL & CO-PRODUCTION

dffb
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin German Film and Television Academy
Hella Schmidt / Laure Tinette
Potsdamer Str. 2 D-10785 Berlin

+49 30 257 59 153 / - 152

h.schmidt@dffb.de / tinette@dffb.de www.dffb.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

StickUp Filmproduktion GbR
Hohenzollerndamm 17
10717 Berlin, Germany

Luis Singer
+49 30 - 54 84 21 36
+49 176 - 616 766 38

singer@stickup-films.de
www.stickup-films.de