Border Patrol

A Film by Peter Baumann

Synopsis

Carl, a young eager border cop is anxious to finish work so he can watch the big football match against Austria. Getting annoyed with his partner, Franz (who’s nearing retirement and likes to take his time), his plans are thwarted by the discovery of a suicide victim in the woods just near the Austrian border. The wily Franz realises this an opportunity for a bit of fun with his younger colleague, and sets about instructing him in making the body the Austrians’ problem. It all seems to work out well, except maybe the Austrians have seen this body before.

Director

  • Picture of Peter Baumann © Peter Baumann

    Peter Baumann

    Born in Munich in 1978. After graduating from high school, Peter went to work as a production assistant for Tandem Communication (“The Pillars of the Earth”) where he got in touch with the production side of film making. He moved to Edinburgh in 2001 for the “Photography, Film and Imaging” course where he made his first 3 short films as writer/director. Upon graduating with a BA (Hons) in2005, Peter moved to Berlin, where he worked as freelance assistant director on several Film, TV and advertising productions, wrote and directed several short films and also studied as a director at Germany’s first self organized film school “Filmarche”.
    In 2010 Peter was accepted as a writer in the MA Filmmakers program at the Northern Filmschool, where he graduated in 2013 with a Master in directing. He currently works and lives in Berlin, working as a freelance writer and director.

Awards + Festivals

  • *OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AWARD*
    12th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY Beijing, China) October 20, 2013
  • 21st CAMERIMAGE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (Poland, Out-of-competition section, Student Etudes Panorama)November 16, 2013
  • 1st “TOAMNA DE AUR” FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Moldova)November 29, 2013
  • 12th ISFVF RETROSPECTIVE AT CINEMAIUBIT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Bucharest, Romania) December 5, 2013
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    WATERSPRITE 2014 – THE CAMBRIGDE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (UK)March 7, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • VIEWSTER ONLINE FILM FEST #4 (Switzerland)March 19, 2014
  • 15th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition category: Shortfilm, Germany)March 26, 2014
  • *THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD*
    2nd CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • *3rd PRIZE*
    11th INTERNATIONALES FUSSBALLFILMFESTIVAL – 11mm (Berlin, Germany)March 27, 2014
  • *WINNER OF THE DAY* *3rd PRIZE*
    22nd INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Germany)March 30, 2014
  • 10th FAUX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • *COUP DE COEUR DE L’ASSOCIATION PRIZE*
    24th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CERGY-PONTOISE (Official Selection, France) April 5, 2014
  • 14th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    32nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)April 10, 2014
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    RTS (ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY) STUDENT TELEVISION AWARD 2013 (London, UK)April 10, 2014
  • 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 11, 2014
  • *NOMINEES’ DIPLOMA*
    16th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FEST (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia) April 16, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    15th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 17, 2014
  • *AWARD FOR PROMISING YOUNG TALENTS*
    37th GRENZLAND FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 24, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 6th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Competition, Netherlands)May 1, 2014
  • 20th KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Official Selection, Germany)May 3, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    BDFA BUNDESFILMFESTIVAL SPIELFILM 2014 (Official Selection, Germany)May 9, 2014
  • 10th KONTAKT – DAS KULTURFESTIVAL BAMBERG (Eventscreening, Germany)May 29, 2013
  • 1st SAMYAK SHORTFILM & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 30, 2014
  • 30th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Competition, Germany)June 7, 2014
  • 16th SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2014 (International Competition, Japan)June 5, 2014
  • *STUDENT OSCAR IN BRONZE*
    41st STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS (Finalist Category: Best Foreign Film, USA)June 7, 2014
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    17th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Student Shorts Exhibition and Competition, China) June 16, 2014
  • 15th MAREMETRAGGIO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Maremetraggio Section, Italy)June 23, 2014
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD (Competition, Germany)July 6, 2014
  • 20th KINO, MOND UND STERNE (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 7, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • 10th GROSSMANN FANTASTIC FILM & WINE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)July 15, 2014
  • 21st OPENEYES FILMFEST (Competition, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2014
  • *WINNER OF THE DAY* *WINNER OF THE WEEK*
    SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 23, 2014
  • 5th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM (Official Selection, France)July 24, 2014
  • 21st CAPALBIO CINEMA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive, Special Event Section, Italy)July 24, 2014
  • 17th MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL (“Motovun Shorts” Category, Croatia)July 26, 2014
  • 10th INDPANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)August 2, 2014
  • 5th SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG (Official Selection, Austria)August 7, 2014
  • 38th OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 14, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE: ŠKODA SHORTFILM PRIZE*
    11th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Final Selection, Mainz, Germany)August 16, 2014
  • *DIANA IN SILVER*
    26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • 2nd FILMFESTIVAL KITZBÜHEL (Official Selection, Austria)August 19, 2014
  • 4th BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 22, 2014
  • BERLINFILME IM ESPERANTOGARTEN 2014 (Interkulturelles Theater Zentrum, Berlin, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • *1st AUDIENCE AWARD*
    5th FILMFESTIVAL OBERURSEL (Competition, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • 1st AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 1st MUSKOKA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)August 28, 2014
  • 2nd KURZFILMGARTEN WEDDING (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 30, 2014
  • 21st OLDENBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)September 10, 2014
  • KUNSTSCHUTZBUNKER IM HAGENER BUNKER IM RAHMEN TAG DES OFFENEN DENKMALS 2014 (Screening, Hagen, Germany)September 13, 2014
  • 18th TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 17, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • 20th LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Section, Sweden)September 25, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 1, 2014
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    15th WEST VIRGINIA FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 3, 2014
  • 5th OFFLINE FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Ireland)October 8, 2014
  • 6th COMEDY CLUJ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)October 10, 2014
  • 6th SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA) October 15, 2014
  • 2nd FESTIVAL LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (Short Film Competition, Belgium)October 16, 2014
  • 2nd WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)October 16, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    1st KURZFILM SLAM IN HERNE (Screening, Germany)October 17, 2014
  • 14th KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Taiwan)October 17, 2014
  • 59th VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition “Meeting Point” , Spain)October 10, 2014
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • *FIRST PRIZE OF REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL*
    13th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Short Film Contest, Italy)October 23, 2014
  • 11th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Germany)October 25, 2014
  • KURZFILMWANDERUNG ERFURT 2014 (Screening, Germany)October 30, 2014
  • 44th KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “MOLODIST” (Germany Shorts Night, Ukraine)October 31, 2014
  • 15th IZMIR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Turkey)November 1, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • RAZOR REEL FLANDERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)November 6, 2014
  • CORTOGENIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 6, 2014
  • 31st VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 7, 2014
  • 29th EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BREST (Category Brest off “Flics & Frappes”, France)November 11, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    DIESSENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 9th ABERTOIR HORROR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 11, 2014
  • 30th INTERFILM – INTENATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Int’l Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    27th EXGROUND FILMFEST WIESBADEN (Competition, Germany)November 14, 2014
  • KURZFILMABEND IM FRANZ MEHLROSE ERFURT (Screening, Germany)November 15, 2014
  • 14th SLEEPWALKERS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, Tallin, Estonia)November 18, 2014
  • 8th SWIKOS KURZFILMFESTIVAL / 8th SWIKOS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Basel, Switzerland)November 21, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    29th SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 21, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    2nd “EAT MY SHORTS” - HAGENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competiton, Germany)November 21, 2014
  • 20th LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Comedy Program, Belgium)November 28, 2014
  • FRESH WAVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)December 5, 2014
  • 10th FLIMMERZIMMER (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 4, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 12th KATHMANDU INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Nepal)December 11, 2014
  • *GOLDENE EICHHÖRNCHEN*
    ALLGÄUER FILMFESCHDIVAL 2015 (Screening, Germany)January 3, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    “BEST OF 2014” – FLIMMERZIMMER (Screening, Berlin, Germany)January 15, 2015
  • PIONIER NIGHT BEST SHORTS: STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS (Screening, Moscow, Russia)January 24, 2015
  • LISTED IN THE AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2015“ February 1, 2015
  • 3rd BODDINALE 2015 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Country Focus Germany, India)February 16, 2015
  • 11th INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF GENEVA COURTOUJOURS (Official Selection, Switzerland)February 19, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA) February 20, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2015 (Competition, Germany)February 20, 2015
  • 2nd AWARD BEST FICTION
    9th CILECT PRIZE 2014 "The International Association of Film and TV Schools"
  • *2nd AUDIENCE AWARD*
    16th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 22, 2015
  • 25th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)February 23, 2015
  • *NOMINATION: BEST COMEDY* *BEST SCREENPLAY* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN AWARDS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)March 1, 2015
  • METERS FEST – ABEND DER BESTEN KURZFILME AUS DER GANZEN WELT (Screening, Russia)March 1, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Shortlisted, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of competition, Special Programme ‘12th Player’, Scotland)March 11, 2015
  • 16th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 2, 2015
  • 31st IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (Official Selection, Netherlands)April 8, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • *BEST COMEDY*
    CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)April 11, 2015
  • 46th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tennessee, USA)April 16, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Out-Of-Competition Section, Italy)April 17, 2015
  • BAYERISCHE KULTURTAGE PILSEN (Screening, Germany)April 20, 2015
  • 13th LA.MEKO – INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL LANDAU (Competition, Germany)April 20, 2015
  • 10th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 22, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • FESTIVAL PANORAMIC (Screening, Saint-Brieuc, France)April 25, 2015
  • 12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • *SHORTLIST*
    CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)May 20, 2015
  • *LENZING AWARD*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 12, 2015
  • 5th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)June 15, 2015
  • 3rd FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE PAUL SIMON (Int’l Competition, France)June 26, 2015
  • ASTA SOMMER FEST MAINZ (Screening, Campus Mainz, Germany)July 10, 2015
  • SHORT-O-RAMA (Screening, Bremen, Germany) July 10, 2015
  • THEMATIC NIGHT – COMEDY (Screening, Istanbul, Turkey)July 22, 2015
  • RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL (Opening Night Screening Party, NY, USA)July 24, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Event Screening, Germany)July 25, 2015
  • LOWLANDS FESTIVAL 2015 (Event-Screening, The Neatherlands)August 18, 2015
  • 21st L’ÉTRANGE FESTIVAL (Int’l short-length Competition, Paris, France)September 3, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • TATORT EIFEL – DAS KRIMIFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)September 15, 2015
  • IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 15, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • 4th FESTIVAL Y’A UN OS DANS LE POTAGE (School Program, Bourg-en-Bresse, France)March 24, 2016
  • 1st FLOßKINO 2016 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)June 5, 2016
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Cinema KADR, Warsaw, Poland)October 27, 2016
  • 6th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Showcase Screening, York, UK)November 3, 2016
  • LA FÊTE DU COURT MÉTRAGE (Screening, Bourg en Bresse, France)December 15, 2016
  • CINEMA ON THE CORNER (Off on the Corner Screening, Warsaw, Poland)January 20, 2017
  • 10th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN FILMFESTIVAL (Retrospektive, Germany)October 2, 2017

Crew

Director
Peter Baumann
Screenplay
Peter Baumann
Producer
Nishad Chaughule
Director Of Phtotography
Justin Litton
Editor
James Gover
Sound
Björn Mehrdorn
Sound-Design
Christian Wieland
Music
Andreas Christian Wimmer

Details

Running Time
14:43
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, HDCam SR, HDCam, XHDCam HD, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1

Contact

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