Carpe Jugular

A Film by Kai Stänicke

Synopsis

The dance floor is a battlefield. 

Director

  • Picture of Kai Stänicke © Kai Stänicke

    Kai Stänicke

    Born 1986 in North Rine-Westphalia, Germany. While studying Film- & TV Production in Dortmund he directed his first short films. After receiving his Diploma, Kai Stänicke worked for X Filme Creative Pool in Berlin and on set of various productions as Assistant Director and Assistent Set Manager. Since 2011 Kai has been producing and directing short films and music videos.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd EVERYBODY’S PERFECT – INTERNATIONAL LGBTIQ FILM BIENNALE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geneva, Switzerland)September 19, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 12th SOUTHWEST GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 10, 2014
  • 25th HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 19, 2014
  • 31st VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 7, 2014
  • 28th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST BRAUNSCHWEIG (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CIUDAD DE SORIA (Parallel Section Out of Competition, Spain)November 26, 2014
  • 30th LJUBLJANA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)November 29, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • ALLGÄUER FILMFESCHDIVAL 2015 (Screening, Germany)January 3, 2015
  • 2nd FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE LGBTIQ DE CANARIAS (Official Selection, Canaries)January 21, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • PAINTED LIPS & LOLLY LICKS: THE SEXY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ottawa, Canada)February 14, 2015
  • 25th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)February 23, 2015
  • BOOMTOWN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2015
  • *BEST MUSIC VIDEO*
    NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • BYRON BAY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Australia)March 6, 2015
  • 5th CA‘ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – PREVIEW SCREENING (Special Screening, Venice, Italy)March 11, 2015
  • 29th BFI FLARE – LONDON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK) March 19, 2015
  • SHORTS ON TAP PRESENT: TRUE CALOURS – 7 SHORT FILMS (Screening, London, UK)March 19, 2015
  • 39th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Music Video Competition, USA)March 20, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 15th VUES D’EN FACE – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM GAY ET LESBIEN DE GRENOBLE (Official Selection, France)April 10, 2015
  • 9th NEXT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NexT Musical off-competition program, Bucharest, Romania)April 15, 2015
  • 7th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL MOVIES & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Music Video Competition, USA)April 16, 2015
  • *VIDEOCLIP&MUSIC SPECIAL AWARD*
    SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist for "Videoclip & Music" Special Award, Italy)April 17, 2015
  • 16th CELLU A’RT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Int’l Competition, Jena, Germany)April 21, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    44th SEHSÜCHTE – INTERNATIONALES STUDENTENFILMFESTIVAL (Music Video Competition, Potsdam, Germany)April 22, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • 7th RECONTRES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES IN&OUT (Official Selection, Nice, France)April 30, 2015
  • 13th TABOR FILM FESTIVAL – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Croatia)April 30, 2015
  • 17th FAIRY TALES QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calgary, Canada)May 22, 2015
  • *BACKUP.LIQUID.SOUND.CLUB.AWARD*
    17th BACKUP_FESTIVAL WEIMAR (Int’l Competition „backup.clip.award“, Weimar, Germany)May 27, 2015
  • 26th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Filmfest-meets-Einstein-Programm, Germany)June 5, 2015
  • THE CROUCH END FESTIVAL (Special Event, London, UK)June 5, 2015
  • 4th TOYAMA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)June 14, 2015
  • KALIBER35 MUNICH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)June 24, 2015
  • 12th OUTFEST PERÚ – FESTIVAL DE CINE GAY, LÉSBICO, TRANS, BI (Official Selection, Peru)June 19, 2015
  • 12th OUTFEST PERÚ – FESTIVAL DE CINE GAY, LÉSBICO, TRANS, BI (Official Selection, Peru)June 20, 2015
  • 8th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE BAJO LA LUNA (Section out of Competition “Bailando bajo la Luna”, Spain)July 1, 2015
  • OUTFEST - LOS ANGELES LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 19, 2015
  • KALEIDOSCOPE – THE LITTLE ROCK LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Arkansas, USA)July 30, 2015
  • 3rd BILDRAUSCH-KURZFILMABEND (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 3, 2015
  • SHORTYNALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG 2015 (Official Selection, Austria) August 15, 2015
  • WOTEVER DIY FILM FESTIVAL (Cinema Museum, London, UK)August 21, 2015
  • 5th FARCUME – FARO’S SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Faro, Portugal)August 26, 2015
  • SCALARAMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nottingham, UK)September 1, 2015
  • 5th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Night Program, Germany)September 12, 2015
  • 26th FRESNO REEL PRIDE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)September 16, 2015
  • SEOUL INTERNATIONAL EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE&FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, South Korea)September 17, 2015
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
  • 4th CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 2, 2015
  • 30th MIX COPENHAGEN | LESBIANGAYBITRANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark)October 2, 2015
  • 20th SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 8, 2015
  • *1st PRIZE VIDEOCLIP*
    INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fargo, Portugal)October 8, 2015
  • LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Section, Sweden)October 22, 2015
  • 16th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA (Int’l Competition, Czech Republic)November 5, 2015
  • 11th LOS GURKOS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Innsbruck, Austria)November 6, 2015
  • 31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (Special Programme “Music Videos - Songs, Sounds, Silver Screen“, Germany)November 10, 2015
  • 13th FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 11, 2015
  • 21st CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilmington, NC, USA)November 11, 2015
  • 13th EL LUGAR SIN LIMITES - INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)November 12, 2015
  • QUEERFILMFEST ROSTOCK 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)November 22, 2015
  • SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competition Section, Italy)November 23, 2015
  • 6th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL GLBT – SANTO DOMINGO OUTFEST (Official Selection, Dominican Republic)November 26, 2015
  • 2nd INKLUSIVES KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLAPPE AUF! (Competition, Hamburg, Germany)December 4, 2015
  • LA MIRADA TABÚ FESTIVAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Zaragoza, Spain)December 19, 2015
  • 2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • 4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 9th LOIKKA DANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Helsinki, Finland)April 7, 2016
  • 17th KURZFILMFESTIVAL CELLU L’ART JENA (Open Air Opening, Germany)April 19, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • "LES VISITEURS DU SOIR” BY BOTOX(S) (Screening, Retrospective, Nice, France)April 23, 2016

Crew

Director
Kai Stänicke
Screenplay
Kai Stänicke
Producer
Kai Stänicke
Director Of Photography
Thomas Schneider
Editor
Susanne Ocklitz
Music
The Hidden Cameras

Details

Running Time
05:17
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
BluRay, .mov, DVD
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de