Christ/el

A Film by Andreas Gruetzner

Synopsis

A family portrait told through Super8 footage and old tapes from 1975-77. In it’s essence the question about belief. A boy and his dilemma to stand between the wish for freedom, struggle in adoleszenz and strong urge for Christian enlightenment from his family background. At the same time the few back on death of parents and remaining questions.

Director

  • Picture of Andreas Gruetzner © Andreas Gruetzner

    Andreas Gruetzner

    As an independent filmmaker Andreas Grützner is specialized in documentary filmmaking. So far he has released thirteen short and long documentary films. His latest film ROMY, I AM SHY was screened at more than fifty festivals worldwide and received several awards. Aside from being a filmmaker, Andreas Grützner is also the founder and director of KLAPPE AUF!, the inclusive shortfilmfestival in Hamburg. The aim of the festival is to curate and present contemporary artistic shortfilms which are adapted in order to be accessible for differently abled people.

Awards + Festivals

  • *GEWINNER DES VORFILMTESTS*
    32nd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (German Competition, Hamburg, Germany)May 31, 2016
  • 40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Open Air Programm, Germany)August 12, 2016
  • 2nd PARKFLIMMERN – FÜRSTENWALDER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)August 17, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 9th TANGIER INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Morocco)September 20, 2016
  • REFLECTA – RETHINK YOUR WORLD FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)September 23, 2016
  • 4th AEGEANDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Greece)September 25, 2016
  • 4th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)September 29, 2016
  • 58th NORDISCHE FILMTAGE LÜBECK (Official Selection, Germany)November 2, 2016
  • 5th JORNADAS DE REAPROPIACIÓN (Official Selection, Mexico)November 2, 2016
  • 3rd MINIDOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Polán, Toledo, Spain)November 11, 2016
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (German Short Film Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 15, 2016
  • *NON FICTION AWARD*
    16th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)November 16, 2016
  • 24th BLICKE – FILMFESTIVAL DES RUHRGEBIETS (Competition, Bochum, Germany)November 23, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • FESTIVAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND(AG Kurzfilm Market Screening, France)February 3, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST DOCUMENTARY & BEST DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT*
    1st NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 3, 2017
  • 2nd FEMUCIQ FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE QUITO (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)March 7, 2017
  • 7th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 14, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (German Competition, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 24th GÜTERSLOHER KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)March 24, 2017
  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Open Air Program, Germany)April 4, 2017
  • 18th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 13, 2017
  • *2nd BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • 9th SENE FILM, MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, USA)April 25, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Special Program “Religion”, Germany)April 30, 2017
  • 2nd OXFORD INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oxford UK)May 5, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)May 17, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 45th HUESCA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Spain)June 9, 2017
  • 3rd MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)July 13, 2017
  • 12th SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, California, USA)July 20, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 12th SHORTS MEXICO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEXICO (INT’L DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Category, Mexico)September 6, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • KUNSTGRIFFROLLE 2017 (Official Selection, Heide, Germany)September 24, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARS (Documentary Short Film Category, San José, Costa Rica)October 25, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    21st FALUDI YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive programme, Budapest, Hungary)November 17, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    2nd SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)December 1, 2017
  • 15th LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)January 12, 2018
  • DVD "GERMAN SHORT FILMS – CANNES EDITION 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2017“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Crew

Screenplay
Andreas Gruetzner
Producer
Andreas Gruetzner
Director
Andreas Gruetzner
Director of Photography
Andreas Gruetzner 6 Friends
Sound
Andreas Gruetzner
Editor
Andreas Gruetzner
Music
Gruetzner Family

Details

Running Time
08:39
Shooting Format
Super 8
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo (DCP 5.1)
Website

Contact

SALES & DISTRIBUTION

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Friedensallee 7
22765 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)40 39 10 63-19/28
Fax: +49 (0)40 39 10 63 20
sales@shortfilm.com

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY DIRECTOR

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Andreas Grützner
Finkenwerder Norderdeich 38 B
21129 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0) 40 - 38677886

info@gruetzner-film.de
www.gruetzner-film.de