Blinder Passagier

A Film by Maria Brendle

Synopsis

After running away from an orphanage, 8-year old Emma believes to have found the perfect hiding place in the apartment of a blind woman named Evelyn then to her, Emma is invisible. But Evelyn is not oblivious to the strange noises in her apartment. She plays along with her little roommate’s silent game of hideand- seek and eventually learns to see the world through the eyes of a child.

Director

  • Picture of Maria Brendle © Maria Brendle

    Maria Brendle

    Maria Brendle was born in Singen in 1983. Having passed her vocational baccalaureate diploma, she studied graphic design and attended a film school in Spain. In 2007 she worked for an advertising company. This was followed by freelance commissions for advertising, TV as well as various film projects. In 2013 she degreed as a Bachelor of Film Arts at the Zurich University of Arts. Maria is now working as a filmmaker in Switzerland.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bern, Switzerland)October 6, 2013
  • SWIKOS KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Basel, Switzerland)November 15, 2013
  • UPCOMING FILM MAKERS (Official Selection, Luzern, Switzerland)November 22, 2013
  • *WINNER OF THE 3rd PRIZE*
    ASCONA FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Switzerland)February 27, 2014
  • INT’L FILMMOR WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)April 15, 2014
  • INT’L CHANGING PERSPECTIVE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 23, 2014
  • 54th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Zlin, Czech Republic)May 30, 2014
  • *BEST SCRIPT-WRITER*
    17th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)June 14, 2014
  • 6th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 9th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy) June 23, 2014
  • 8th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Greece)June 28, 2014
  • 18th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 5, 2014
  • 22nd ALPINALE KINDERFILMFEST (Official Selection, Austria)August 6, 2014
  • 4th BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 22, 2014
  • 3rd DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)October 3, 2014
  • 7th HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gympie, Queensland, Australia)October 9, 2014
  • 33rd UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sweden)October 20, 2014
  • *CHILDREN’S JURY PRIZE* *ADULT JURY PRIZE – LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM*
    31st CHICAGO INT'L CHILDREN‘S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 24, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • 15th IZMIR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey) November 4, 2014
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 6th LAHORE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)November 10, 2014
  • 8th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cedar City, Utah)November 12, 2014
  • 8th KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN – UNLIMITED (Section: “Kurzes für Kurze”, Germany)November 19, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 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
  • *BEST SCRIPT*
    3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 14 (Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • 11th TALCA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)January 6, 2015
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Country Focus Germany, India)February 16, 2015
  • 25th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)February 23, 2015
  • *NOMINATED FOR ACTING CATEGORY*
    WATERSPRITE 2015 – THE CAMBRIDGE INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Nominated, UK)March 6, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 39th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 18, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 7th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2015
  • 3rd CINEMA AT THE EDGE (CATE) FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • REEL 2 REAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)April 10, 2015
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 25th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CERGY-PONTOISE (Official Selection, France)April 11, 2015
  • INTERNATIONALES FRAUENFILMFESTIVAL DORTMUND / KÖLN (Competition, Germany)April 14, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, UAE)April 24, 2015
  • BIG EYES, BIG MINDS – SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Singapore)May 30, 2015
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    6th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 7th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maryland, USA)June 26, 2015
  • *CATEGORIA IO DIVERSO DA CHI*
    5th KALAT NISSA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 2, 2015
  • *WINNER STUDENT AWARD*
    3rd FAM FEST (Official Selection, USA)August 14, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Mainz, Germany)August 14, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • 7th BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Iraq)October 1, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 12th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Special Program, “Kurzfilme nicht nur für Kinder”, Out of Competition, Germany)October 10, 2015
  • 45th ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Teheran, Iran)November 14, 2015
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL INDIA (Children’s World Category, India)November 14, 2015
  • 10th INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mangalore, Karnataka, India)November 22, 2015
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • 8th JANA INT’L FILM FETSIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2015 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 10, 2015
  • 11th LOS ANGELES INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)December 12, 2015
  • *BEST CHILDREN FILM*
    8th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 2, 2016
  • *FINALIST BEST DRAMATIC SHORT*
    7th TAIWAN INTERNATION CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Taipei, Taiwan)March 31, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)May 12, 2016
  • SCHOOL CULTURE DAY 20016/2017 (Screening, Hong Kong, China) February 1, 2017

Crew

Director
Maria Brendle
Screenplay
Maria Brendle
Producer
Zurich University of the Arts, Filippo Bonacci
Director Of Photography
Fabian Gamper
Editor
Bigna Tomschin
Sound-Design
Kurt Human
Music
Olav Lervik

Details

Running Time
20:00
Shooting Format
HD Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, HDCamSR, HDCam, Blu-Ray, DVD
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1/Stereo
Website

Contact

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