Busy

A Film by Felix von Seefranz

Synopsis

Sabina Schmitt is probably the busiest woman in Berlin. She’s constantly on the run between meetings and phone calls, till one day her world collapses. Her busy behavior seems to follow way other rules then she pretends.

Director

  • Picture of Felix von Seefranz © Felix von Seefranz

    Felix von Seefranz

    Felix von Seefranz, born in 1986, started working in the film industry in 2006. 2007 he directed his first short film „MACHTLOS“. In 2008 he released his second project “FORTUNA” which was nominated for the German Young Film Price 2009, same as “MACHTLOS” two years before. The short film “BUSY” is his third work as a director. Among releasing his own projects, he is also working on different film sets in the directing-, camera- and special effects department.

Awards + Festivals

  • Official Premiere (Germany, ARSENAL cinema, Sony Center Berlin)September 18, 2010
  • FILOFEST 2010 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Slovenia, Int'l Competition)October 29, 2010
  • * Winner
    BUNDESVERBAND DEUTSCHER FILM-AUTOREN BDFA e.V. (Germany, Regional Berlin Competition) February 24, 2011
  • * 2nd Place Winner
    BUNDESVERBAND DEUTSCHER FILM-AUTOREN BDFA e.V. (Germany, State Berlin Competition)March 19, 2011
  • SHORTCUTZ BERLIN 2011 (Germany, Competition)April 7, 2011
  • * “Platinum Remi Award” for best Dramatic-Original
    44th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (USA, Int'l Competition)April 9, 2011
  • * 1st Prize
    5th LUBLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN ANTEATERS (Polen, Int'l Competition)April 15, 2011
  • * Honorable Mention Best Narrative
    THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA, Int'l Competition)May 1, 2011
  • 11th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Germany, OPENING FILM)May 4, 2011
  • 21st FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG VORPOMMERN (Germany, Short Film Night Competition)May 6, 2011
  • 14th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Belgium, Market Screening) May 8, 2011
  • 13rd BACKUP_FILMFESTIVAL (Germany, in addition to the competition)May 8, 2011
  • * 1st Prize “GOLD”
    BUNDESFILMFESTIVAL SPIELFILM (Germany, Competition)June 18, 2011
  • * BDFA Film Prize
    69th DEUTSCHE FILMFESTSPIELE (Germany, Competition)June 3, 2011
  • * Prize for Best Overall Concept
    BUNDESFESTIVAL VIDEO – VIDEO DER GENERATIONEN (Germany, Competition)May 21, 2011
  • 18th RÜSSELSHEIMER FILMTAGE (Germany, Competition)June 18, 2011
  • SHQIP FILM FEST – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Kosovo, Int'l Competition)June 25, 2011
  • * Prize for Best Direction
    9th FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALE SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE (Italy, Short World Section)July 27, 2011
  • 11th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Germany, Competition)August 5, 2011
  • 6th LOLA KENYA SCREEN (Kenya, World Panorama)August 8, 2011
  • * Special Commendation
    8th BAYSIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Australia, Int'l Competition)August 20, 2011
  • * Médailles d'Or
    73rd UNICA 2011 (Luxembourg, Int'l Competition)August 22, 2011
  • 7th QUEST EUROPE (Poland, Int'l Competition)August 27, 2011
  • 16th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (UK, Int'l Competition)September 1, 2011
  • SPITZENKINO BERLIN (Germany, Special Program)September 20, 2011
  • REC JUGENDMEDIENFESTIVAL BERLIN (Germany, Competition)September 22, 2011
  • * Best Short Film Sintetitza Section
    3rd PYRENEES INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Spain, Int''l Competition)September 24, 2011
  • 2011 EDMONTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Canada, Int'l Competition) September 25, 2011
  • 8th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Greece, Int'l Competition)October 1, 2011
  • 16th SCHLINGEL INT'L FILMFESTIVAL (Germany, Panorama)October 13, 2011
  • 5th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERSCHÖNEWEIDE (Germany, Competition)October 22, 2011
  • 37th FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Spain, Int'l Competition)November 4, 2011
  • * 3rd Feature Film Prize * The Best First Film Director
    HOPE-XV. INT'L YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Hungary, Int'l Competition)November 12, 2011
  • 10th MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA, Int'l Competition)November 14, 2011
  • 8th ION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Mexico, Int'l Competition)November 17, 2011
  • * 1st Prize
    9th INT'L FESTIVAL OF NON-PROFESSIONAL FILM-MAKERS TALLINN 2011 (Estonia, Int'l Competition)November 19, 2011
  • 21th DaKINO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Romania, Int'l Competition)November 21, 2011
  • * Nomination: Young German Film Prize 2011
    11th UP AND COMING INT'L FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Germany, Competition)November 25, 2011
  • * CATHOLIC YOUTH MEDIA AWARD 2011
    17th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Germany, Competition)December 4, 2011
  • 10 KURZFILME @ GALERIE HBC (Germany, Compilation)January 4, 2012
  • JUNG.KURZ.DIREKT @ Z-Inema in the Z-Bar (Germany, Compilation)January 22, 2012
  • * Nomination: Best Art Direction
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN AWARDS (Germany, Competition)January 27, 2012
  • 21st MUESTRA DE CINE INTERNACIONAL DE PALENCIA (Spain, Int'l Competition)February 25, 2012
  • FRÜHLINGSERWACHEN @ GALERIE BAUER&EWALD (Germany, Compilation)March 9, 2012
  • 13th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Germany, Competition)March 12, 2012
  • 6th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (India, Int'l Competition)March 18, 2012
  • 1st KIEV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Ukraine, Int'l Competition)April 20, 2012
  • *Special Mention
    10th KURZFILMFESTIVAL FILMSALAT (Germany, Competition)May 11, 2012
  • FLOßKINO 6 (Germany, Competition)May 24, 2012
  • WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Germany, Competition)May 27, 2012
  • GIMLI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (Canada, Int'l Competition)June 27, 2012
  • 29th FESTIVAL DE CINE BOGOTÀ (Bogotá, Colombia)October 10, 2012
  • “FOCUS ON GERMANY” (Miami Short Film Festival, Screening, USA)April 27, 2016
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Cinema KADR, Warsaw, Poland)March 9, 2017
  • 12th BRAZILIAN INT'L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL - MOSTRA CINE TRABALHO (Official Selection, Campinas, Brazil)May 15, 2017

Crew

Director
Felix von Seefranz
Screenplay
Felix von Seefranz
Producer
Markus Kaatsch
Director Of Photography
Til Maier (bvk)
Editor
Frank Müller
Sound-Design
Leo Brunnsteiner

Details

Running Time
15:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
HDCam, DVD, DigiBeta, BetaSP, miniDV, BluRay, .mov (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78 (16:9)
Sound
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