B.

A Film by Kai Stänicke

Synopsis

The true story of „B.“: Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart?

Director

  • Picture of Kai Stänicke © Kai Stänicke

    Kai Stänicke

    Born in 1986 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. While studying Film- & TV Production in Dortmund he directed his first short films. After receiving his Diploma, Kai Stänicke worked for X-Filme Creative Pool in Berlin and on set of various productions as Assistant Director and Assistant Set Manager. Since 2011 Kai has been producing and directing short films and music videos which travelled the world (Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pairs, Meldbourne, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Jakarta, etc.) and received both critical acclaim and audience ovations.

Awards + Festivals

  • 49th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2015
  • 8th JAIPUR INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)January 2, 2016
  • 26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Animation/Experimental Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • ANIMAC 2016 (Future is Female 3 Section, Lleida, Spain)February 25, 2016
  • 30th BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK) March 17, 2016
  • 34th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)March 22, 2016
  • 18th MEMMINGER KURZFILMNACHT MAUFLIMMERN (Screening, Germany)March 26, 2016
  • 18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Section: "Indierama", Karlsruhe, Germany)March 30, 2016
  • 40th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)March 30, 2016
  • 40th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection “Puppetry Shorts Program”, GA, USA)April 1, 2016
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LANZAROTE (Animation Section, Canary Islands)April 4, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 10th NEXT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LGBT Off-Competition Program, Bucharest, Romania)April 7, 2016
  • QFFM – QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MÜNCHEN PREVIEW (Official Selection, Germany)April 8, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE – JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 9, 2016
  • 25th LONDON LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK, Ontario, Canada)April 15, 2016
  • "LES VISITEURS DU SOIR” BY BOTOX(S) (Screening, Retrospective, Nice, France)April 23, 2016
  • 18th ANNUAL MIAMI EDITION OF MIFO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 25, 2016
  • 32nd SCHWULE FILMWOCHE FREIBURG (Competition, Germany)April 27, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 26th FREIBURGER LESBENFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • 16th KOREA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Korea)May 16, 2016
  • FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2016 (Category Animation, Ilmenau, Germany)May 18, 2016
  • 26th INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada) May 26, 2016
  • 18th BACKUP KURZFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition backup.at.home, Weimar, Germany)May 27, 2016
  • TLVFEST – TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (International Shorts Competition, Israel)May 29, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE PODGORICA (Screening, Podgorica, Montenegro)May 30, 2016
  • KURZFILMNACHT AK QUEER – CAMPUS KULTUR WOCHE (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)June 1, 2016
  • *WINNER BEST FEMALE SHORT FILM*
    18th FILMOUT SAN DIEGO – LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Opening Night, CA, USA)June 3, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 14th KIMERA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Animazione, Termoli, Italy)June 15, 2016
  • FRAMELINE40: SAN FRANCISCO INT’L LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 16, 2016
  • DAEGU QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Korea)June 30, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION FOR ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT*
    OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Global Girls Shorts Program, USA)July 7, 2016
  • RIO GENDER & SEXUALITY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Brasil)July 8, 2016
  • 12th INDY FILM FEST 2016 (Official Selction, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 14, 2016
  • 23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 (Open Air Abendblock, Marburg, Germany)July 16, 2016
  • KINO, MOND UND STERNE (Screening, Short Film Competition, Munich, Germany) July 20, 2016
  • FUNNY SUCKERS COMEDY SHORTS 2016 (Official Selection, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)July 26, 2016
  • 21st NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 12, 2016
  • DRAGON CON (Puppetry Track, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)September 2, 2016
  • 26th OSLO/FUSION INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)September 5, 2016
  • 10th LLAMALE H FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)September 5, 2016
  • 27th HONG KONG LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Girls International Shorts, China)September 17, 2016
  • 22nd ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)September 20, 2016
  • 24th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 21, 2016
  • 27th ANNUAL FRESNO REEL PRIDE LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)September 21, 2016
  • SCOTTISH QUEER INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glasgow, Scotland)September 29, 2016
  • *BEST WOMEN’S SHORT FILM*
    REELQ PITTSBURGH LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pennsylvania, USA)October 6, 2016
  • 23rd QUEERFILMFESTIVAL BREMEN (Competition, Bremen, Germany)October 11, 2016
  • 10th IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)October 12, 2016
  • 8th ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE EDITION - MIFO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL October 16, 2016
  • 27th INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2016
  • 24th IMAGE OUT – THE ROCHESTER LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 26, 2016
  • 21st MADRID INT’L LESBIAN GAY AND TRANSSEXUAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 27, 2016
  • APPALACHIAN QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA)October 28, 2016
  • 20th QUEER FILM FEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)October 28, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 17th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA (Official Selection, Prague, Brno, Czech Republic)November 3, 2016
  • 28th QUEERFILMFESTIVAL ESSLINGEN (Official Selection, Germany)November 3, 2016
  • 5th SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Sardinia)November 4, 2016
  • 7th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OLDENBURG (Official Selection, Cine k, Germany)November 5, 2016
  • MARAIS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 8, 2016
  • 16th HOLEBIFILMFESTIVA (Official Selection, several Cities Belgium)November 9, 2016
  • INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indiana, USA)November 11, 2016
  • 32nd INTERFILM – SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (International Competition, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • 28th IMAGE+NATION LGBT FILM FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 24, 2016
  • 12th FACE à FACE GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SAINT-ETIENNE (5th Int’l Short Film Night, France) November 26, 2016
  • CELLU L’ART KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)November 28, 2016
  • CELLU L'ART KURZFILMABEND (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)January 15, 2017
  • 19th REELOUT QUEER FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)January 28, 2016
  • 20th ROZE FILMDAGEN AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)March 9, 2017
  • 17th VUES D'EN FACE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM GAY ET LESBIEN ET GRENOBLE (Official Selection, France)April 5, 2017
  • 22nd MIX MÉXICO - FESTIVAL DE DIVERSIDAD SEXUAL EN CINE (Official Selection, México DF and other cities, México)May 17, 2018

Crew

Producer
Kai Stänicke, Paul Ohmert, Roland Fischer
Executive Producer
Dario Suter, Markus Kaatsch, Paolo Polesello
Associate Producer
Andreas Poppelbaum
Director
Kai Stänicke
Director of Photography
Thomas Schneider
Animation
Fritz Penzlin, Tine Kluth, Sarah Theil Nielsen, Adriana Napolitano
Editor
Susanne Ocklitz
Sounddesign
Florian Tippe
Music
Florian Tippe
Make-up
Christina Wagner

Details

Running Time
15:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, DVD, .mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Kai Stänicke

Arkonaplatz 3
10435 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 20 390 657

mail@kaistaenicke.com
www.kaistaenicke.com