Call Of Beauty

A Film by Brenda Lien

Synopsis

Two young women making videos for their Youtube channel, stuck in beauty-industry and product placement. A tyranny of clicks, likes and follower, a gamble with truths and authenticities.

Director

  • Picture of Brenda Lien © Brenda Lien

    Brenda Lien

    Brenda Lien, born 1995, is a filmmaker and animator. She has won several prizes for her works and is a scolar at the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" since 2015. She is currently studying at the Universiy of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany.

Awards + Festivals

  • EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2016 (Premiere, Osnabrueck, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • 51st WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)May 13, 2016
  • 13th FiSH FESTIVAL ROSTOCK (Official Selection, Rostock, Germany)May 19, 2016
  • SOUTH LONDON SHORTS (Monthly Screening, London, UK)May 26, 2016
  • MINDIE MONTHLY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening in Category „Student Film“, Miami, Florida, USA)May 28, 2016
  • 40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Open Air Programm, Germany)August 12, 2016
  • 2nd PARKFLIMMERN – FÜRSTENWALDER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)August 17, 2016
  • FILMFESTIVAL OBERURSEL (Competition, Germany)August 20, 2016
  • REC-FILMFESTIVAL BERLIN 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)September 15, 2016
  • 34th CARROUSEL INT'L DU FILM DE RIMOUSKI (Official Selection, Canada)September 21, 2016
  • 1st ORLANDO EDGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 7, 2016
  • 14th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, Kansas, USA)October 12, 2016
  • 31st UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • *PREIS DER EVANGELISCHEN JUGEND*
    FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN-ANHALT (Official Selection, Magdeburg, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FETSIVAL IN THE NAME OF IRENEUSZ RADŹ “PUBLICYSTYKA 2016” (Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland)October 21, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2016
  • SCREENING_016 (Official Selection, Koblenz, Germany)November 4, 2016
  • *1st PRIZE*
    28th VISIONALE HESSEN 2016 (Category “Young Professionals”, Frankfurt, Germany) November 12, 2016
  • 33rd KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM- UND VIDEOFEST (Official Selection, Germany)November 15, 2016
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Supprting film in exground youth days, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 15, 2016
  • *WDR-PREIS*
    10th KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN (Official Selection, Germany)November 16, 2016
  • 7th HESSISCHE HOCHSCHULFILMTAG (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)November 17, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    SHORTS ON WORK 2016 (Screening Panel of Judges, Modena, Italy)December 14, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 30th STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER (Supporting programme, Germany)January 18, 2017
  • 7th LA SEMAINE DU CINÉMA 2017 (Official Selection, Paris, France)February 6, 2017
  • FLIMMERZIMMER BERLIN SPECIAL: OFFENBACH RETURNS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)February 16, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (School & Shortfilm Competition, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • INTERNATIONALES FRAUENFILMFESTIVAL DORTMUND/KÖLN (Official Selection, Germany)April 4, 2017
  • TERRASSENFEST OSNABRÜCK (Screening Short Film Program, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Program, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • ROLLE VORWÄRTS - FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)May 31, 2017
  • OPEN-AIR-SOMMERKINO 2017 (Supporting Film, Rathausmarkt Hamburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 10th IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)October 13, 2017
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL' FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'

Crew

Director
Brenda Lien
Screenplay
Brenda Lien
Producer
Brenda Lien
Director of Photography
Lena Reidt, Brenda Lien
Art Direction
Brenda Lien, Kim Lotte Stöber
Costume Design
Brenda Lien, Stella Schimmele
Sound
Laura Krestan, Kim Lotte Stöber
Editor
Brenda Lien
Sound Design
Brenda Lien
Music
Brenda Lien

Details

Running Time
8:40
Shooting Format
ProRes 422 HQ
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
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

FILMSCHOOL / PRODUCTION

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
Schlossstraße 31
63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany
+49 (0) 69 800 590

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

DIRECTOR

Brenda Lien

mail@brendalien.de
www.brendalien.de
www.facebook.de/lienbrenda