MEMOIRS OF A STUDENT This is the story of Simon, who‘s new to the school system. In this system everybody looks the same and has to accomplish the same output. Every sign of individualism is forbidden. Soon Simon realizes that he doesn‘t fit in and that this trait will cause him huge problems.
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A turntable springs out a woman named Avocado, out of Avocado’s instinct creates a man called Soul. A sudden passion joins and swings them in a trumpet mood. An uncertainty madness strikes Soul heavily. Seed of passion continue to breed conflict amongst five men without control, which eventually leads Soul to the fact of life.
Meet Euna, a young woman, working in a factory, seeing friends, trying to come to grips with her life. But why is it that she seems to struggle so much and why do some folks behave so oddly, when she is around?
THE NEW CITY – THE OTHER SIDE OF DRESDEN In the last few years, Dresden (Germany) has got the reputation of a right wing extremists and conservative city, where PEGIDA demonstrates every Monday evening and refugees and foreigners feel sometimes “not welcome”. But there is another Dresden. The colourful one.
A small dinosaur called “Citipati” falls prey to a global extinction event caused by a meteorite impact. Despite the struggling attempts, the body soon succumbs to its wounds and collapses. In its mind, though, the fight against the traumatic experience continues, nearly trapping the fearful dinosaur in its own nightmare. But after overcoming its instincts […]
In Western culture, when we find ourselves in crisis, it’s natural to question our existence and the meaning of life. We are suffering; we want to change. Eastern philosophies, yoga and meditation are keys to happiness, or so preach the countless Western adherents of these far Eastern practices. Buddhism is one path to enlightenment. Following […]
Aysha and Michele are at the wall bars, climbing rope in hand. Kevin stands next to them, black socks against a dull blue floor, left hand in his pocket. We all start together on three. One, two, three. The camera frames the scene, directs the course of events, encourages active participation. It breaks things open, […]
Frustrated by their lack of connection, Patrick resorts to desperate measures to spend more time with his six-year-old son, but in a moment of truth he must make a decision that will determine their future together.
THE BURDEN The script follows the emotional and spiritual downward spiral of a modern man breaking down under the pressures of everyday life; we can all identify with this man. His personal conflicts and pressures are illustrated through hallucinatory slips from reality (his imagination), where we can see how he processes the events and the […]
RUSSIAN SALAD Between melancholia and fights, between laughter and anger, six members of former USSR share a dinner. They are trying to remember the good days of the Soviet Union, a lost universe. They used to be unified with a common education but today they are from six different countries with six different languages.
OUR SEA In Havana, Emilio watches the prima ballerina dancing. He repairs her ballet shoes but doesn’t dare talk to her. He’s too shy. At home, he takes care of his elderly mother and spends some time with his neighbour, the singer Omara Portuondo. Together they watch the sea changing colour. A storm is brewing.
FRAGMENTS A young woman awakens next to a man, who, while not unfamiliar, seems oddly strange to her. She roams drowsily through his apartment, being awash with shreds of memories. Fragments of what happened last night, which don’t add up to a coherent whole. In her head her own voice utters words to the man, […]
Set in Scotland during the summer of the ‘Brexit’ referendum, British by the Grace of God follows Irene as she struggles to find her place in the world as a mother and wife.
VERAS TONGUE IN MY MOUTH FULL OF CHOCOLATE 12 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The embittered socialist Robert Lekroucha (62) lives with his son Wladimir (13) in the East German province. After an unexpected inheritance, he responds to a job announcement from a young woman and offers her work as a maid […]
ONCE UPON A TRUTH We all grew up with the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers. And we all know that fairy tales are not true. Or are they? When the two children of an ambitious journalist push their teacher into an oven because their mother called her a “witch, a storm of media indignation […]
ХАЙМ – HOME – HEIMAT A Russian-Jewish immigrant is searching for his Germaneness and wonders about why his family is celebrating Christmas with a stolen Christmas tree. An autobiographical soul-searching through suburban Germany.
Trapped in a big city, haunted by his contradictions and isolated from his friends, Julian is a teenager yearning for direction and substance. The vision of a secluded island slowly hijacks his daily life.
WOLF Charlie and her dad keep sheep. Wolf kill sheep. Charlie needs to act.
A past childhood period that was long tucked away in denial comes back alive within the intimate and uterine space of a bathtub.
Elani has grown up in violence. It surrounds her. It inhabits her father and lives on every face in her neighborhood. But Elani has learned a trick: watching people’s hands. If she carefully observes how someone carries a mug or a phone or a bottle, she can spot that subtle difference between holding and wielding. […]
Didier’s daughter found shelter in a cult. Scared by the situation, he decides to take her back home by force. But can he really make her happy?
Awa, 18 years old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. Has she just joined her family in Cotonou than a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Facing the helplessness of the police, […]
Natalie Dupont suffers from crippling insomnia. She decides to seek professional help and sees psychoanalyst Dr. Mannick. She hopes for improvement of her symptoms with the help of psychoanalyses. When asked about the origin of her insomnia, Natalie claims to have committed a crime. Dr. Mannick is fazed by this confession, yet able to continue […]
Margaux and Bruno are on the road in Portugal and about to meet the young woman’s family. Along the way, Bruno behave strangely. Margaux will have to oppose the man she loves and faces a reality she didn’t want to see.
Zaman is a young afghan boy who lives and works as an hairdresser in a salon, in Calais’s migrant camp the ‘Jungle’. Like thousands of others he has fled from war. As the french government announces ‘jungle’s’ imminent destruction, Zaman does not know where to go. Reaching the U.K. seems to be his only option, […]
The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of “HOME” and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin´s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements – always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an […]
Fueled by coke, a desperate couple attempts to capitalize on an unlikely opportunity.
After traumatic experiences in her childhood Nona develops nine personalities which take over her very own life. There is only one last dark corner in her mind where she continues to exist. The therapist, Melanie Keller, puts her career and the life of Nona on the line to let the girl face her inner demons. […]
Son of a Beninese immigrant, Solomon, 35 years old works as taxi driver in Strasbourg. Cut off from his family roots, Solomon is about to donate to a museum his Voodoo costume inherited from his dead father. But a young street-dancer is going to remind him that the ancestor soul still remains…
INTACT Bruno has a monotonous everyday life as a factory worker who suddenly gets out of line when his son appears in the factory to work there. Bruno works in a factory on a machine that repeats its sequence every four seconds. His monotonous everyday life suddenly gets out of line when his son appears […]
GO PAUL „Action, Action. You have power over me, nonetheless I have no need of you and I don’t like you anymore. I will leave you now and then you can kiss my butt.“ Everybody thinks to be on top of the game and to outsmart everybody else. „Quick look, quickly shot, good action. Two […]
Nineteen-year-old Eritrean refugee Teklebrhan has survived his arduous journey through the Libyan desert. However after arriving in Germany he has a hard time adapting to his new life. Adding to his woes, his family is experiencing financial problems because of him. In order to help them Tekle decides to become the next Jerome Boateng. He […]
Based on true events that shook California’s system of foster care. An atypical story of a defeatist suicidal teen who finds a friend in an oversexed 9 year old. Together, they go AWOL from the restrains of a group home facility. What emerges is a study of the sensibility of at-risk kids confined in a […]
Strange things happen in their new home after a young couple finally decided to move in together and make the nights a literal nightmare that puts their trust in each other to the test.
Coco is 17 and feels a desperate need to become famous even though she seems to lack the necessary talent. She is willing to do anything for recognition and avoid becoming an everyday “loser”. She skips school to attend castings, music videos shoots, and to film YouTube clips but faces one humiliation after another and […]
IN BETWEEN SEELENWELTEN means „spaces of our souls/subconscious“ in German. Two women fight about love and right. The end is the beginning. Everything repeats itself. But there is an adventure waiting for them. A space, so close to us, that we forget about it. But not this time! This time, we go right through it, […]
NOT MAKING EASY IS MOVIES In this mazy filmplay Joggeli tries screening old film spools which leads to a nostalgic journey in the traces of his great-grandfather that bears astonishing resemblance to film history and a well-known black-and-white- comedian.
Eckhardt is on his way to the employment agency. He is thinking about his life, and ends up remembering his wild, erotic relationship with Mariana, which gave him more insight into the interconnectedness of life than his years of academic study of philosophy and literature. This short portrait of the intellectual and emotional life of […]
After several years together, William and Cecilie break up. The same night, to treat the sorrow with love, they decide to do the drug MDMA together. For better or worse, this results in an emotional rollercoaster ride over a whole weekend as the two are isolated together in their apartment.
James needs to get to the pharmacy by midnight. It’s 11:35. Unfortunately, the only person who can drive him there is his weird neighbour, Steve.
Egomorphosis is a short film set in the nothingness of thought, sense and self-identification. The characters of the film represent refracted unity of one person and its inner struggle.
Four young people unknowingly walk toward a moment in their lives when a fever overtakes them, bringing out their most basic instincts.
Johnny is a down on his luck Hustler with a bad habit of using a crowbar to solve his problems. After conning his way into a risky partnership with a Long Haired, Loud Mouth criminal, Johnny and the Loud Mouth sign up for a mysterious job for legendary Mob Boss- the Long Island Wolf. The […]
A pair of thirtysomethings picks up a young, attractive black man for a threesome. As they review the experience, they probe each other, masking their own insecurities with hipster irony and provocation, including homophobic and racist jokes. Soon the situation turns very embarrassing for them.
When Joseph’s wife Josephine dies, he is left with nothing. But just after a short time she is back from the dead. The only problem is that living with a zombie is more difficult than Joseph expected…
Philip and Mary, a recently married couple of Hydrobiologists, live and work in a house by the lake, celebrating and waiting for the coming of their unborn child. Mary’s unexpected miscarriage of her pregnancy and a future infertility, however, will redefine their relationship.
Despite his solid build, Jason is a shy teenager. At the pool, a classmate bullies him, comparing him to a “Sumo”. Furious, he seizes the young man and tries to drown him. The assault is violent, Jason faces three days of suspension. At home, he kills time researching on “Rikishis”, these Japanese athletes considered godlike. […]
After his brother committed a terrible crime, David was forced to leave his hometown with his family. Four years later, he comes back for the first time and runs into Mira, the love of his youth. To find himself, he unites with her as they try to win back a slice of their adolescence.
Nani Kama Mama (No one like mother) is a movie about poverty, self responsibility and street justice in Tanzania. The young man Pesambili lives with his mother in poverty. When his mother becomes seriously ill, Pesambili leaves his village to seek for money for the life save medicine. On his Journey to a little harbor […]
Jenny Loves Satan is a retro-inspired, horror-comedy about a 12-year old girl who rebels by becoming a Satanist… only to discover that Satan is real!
Reconstructing Reality is an 11-min film about how information shapes our minds and perception of reality. I investigated how different ways of storytelling contribute to our constantly changing perception of reality. The red thread is based on a personal story. It is edited with found footage, a collage of different ‘voices’ captivates the viewer to […]
Experimental Animation based on Urban Exploring in Paris. The Idea was to feel inspired by this beautiful but also terrifying City & its Urban Landscapes. The focus was laid on Faces in this City that are on the darker side of the spectrum. These faces were collaged and animated in various Techniques.
Elina Maligina’s film soulcash gives an insight into emotionally charged and climactic, but brief moment in the life of a woman who is going through menopause. The story is about the purification through psychological change that happens at this point rather than the physiological one.
Len, a young sensitive boy, is about to graduate. His sister Tina checks on him from time to time, his mother is not in. When Len is involved in a fight, the headmaster Dr. Trent does not believe in his innocence, but Len wanted only to protect his classmate and secret love Hanna. Hanna thanks […]
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm!
Avoid blanks in a conversation, it’s an art. Contrary to creating which is a job, more precisely White’s job : a man with white clothes who interferes in conversation at appropriate – or quite inconvenient – moments in order to disturb it.
The daily light is often too bright and unbearable. But the sun disappears quite quickly. And then a blue darkness caresses your tired eyes,while the restless memory of ancient stones makes the silence sound even louder. Are you sure that you really want to go back?
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation – all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled – its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. […]
Somewhere in the early 20th last century. A father with his son visits a photographer in his studio. He wants the first picture taken of his son. During the session the struggle between the old fashioned father and his son, who ist much further in emotional issues, goes on. The son reflects during the session […]
A chamber piece in which a young couple are about to meet two strangers for group sex. An intense observation of something extraordinary in an ordinary couple’s life. Philip and Jelena are getting ready for a night in: having a quick shower, arranging some snacks on the table and making the odd snide remark. Both […]
Suddenly Tamara is standing in Netta’s thrift shop. Netta is fascinated by her customer: Somehow she is special… Over the way Tamara perceives the clothes and her surroundings the two women get closer to each other and in the end the question is asked: Is it okay, to force someone into their own good?
1896. In a small French village, Jules Chaumier, professional magician, runs into Marcel Serval, his former disciple who left 10 years ago with his wife Jacqueline. They get into a fight, which should lead them to know who actually is the true “Master of Shadows”…
“Only when a young mother fears her child is in danger is she able to take the first step away from codependency with her own alcoholic mother.”
We witness the rivalries between three gangsters and the growing panic of their hostage in the trunk.
After a one year Job on a far away planet space traveller Jo experiences a bumby incident during his flight back to Earth. His board computer Deborah claims she has everything under control. But is that true?
After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet – but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and […]
A young man broods over his father’s legacy. In the middle of the night, a female stranger and a little fish appear in his kitchen, and he gets the opportunity to talk about essential incidents of his past. In the course he discovers some peculiar parallelities and finally finds some clearance about her appearance.
There are only a few days left till Cata’s 15th birthday party. It’s now her time to celebrate this great, traditional event. She divides her time between dancing, hanging out wither friends after school and one upsettingly tight dress. Only a few days before her party, out of the blue, arrives a different and liberal […]
Just like every morning a man unlocks the school gates. Just like every morning he starts his day with a strong tea. But today Khalid the school janitor experiences everything differently. On his walk through the empty school grounds he learns more about the students’ dreams, fears and memories than ever before. This documentary draws […]
Surrounded by the solitude of life in the countryside, teenage girl Jana wants to be photographed as a femme fatale, hoping to seduce a man many years her senior. Her friend, Andy, agrees to help her out with his analog camera. While Jana struggles with being fatale, Andy finds himself longing to be closer to […]
Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.
“The Moon Is Essentially Gray” is a 3-minute CG animated short about a young child, her makeshift rocket, and her fantastic flight to the moon. The film explores the role escapism plays in the lives of children who suffer some form of neglect or abandonment by their caregivers, and is ultimately about the struggle to […]
In the darkness of a nightclub, hairdresser Porck and firefighter Dayana try their luck as Brega singers while plotting their course from studio to stage. Gestures are followed by melodies about love, betrayal, luxury and power in an experimental documentary about how pop music is experienced as a new form of labour in the Northeast […]
A zombie is awakened.
Sophie and Manuel take a trip to the Austrian countryside to stay in Manuel’s deceased grandparents house. The house’s strong family tradition becomes a player in their relationship. Long existing conflicts about being a modern couple surface to climax at the annual festival of the local fire brigade.
Two sisters come to their grandfather’s house to bring him parcel. But he is not at home and door is unlocked. He has already been gone like this before and at that time he could not remember the way home. Two girls have to decide what to do, considering that their family members used to […]
In rural villages in Ghana, Clara faces the challenges of teaching, as her students discover the happiness of having wheels. This playful animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.
“The Shelter” is a German-Arabic culture-clash comedy, based on true events: Erwin and Hildegard get lost whilst on a hiking holiday in Bavaria. They end up in a strange guest house, not knowing that it’s long closed and now a refugee shelter. Only when demanding the bill for the delicious meal, the truth unravels.
Amazingly authentic, the film Open Land offers an intimate portrait of it’s protagonist, living jazz legend John Abercrombie. This wonderful encounter is as poetic and dense as his music. Open Land is a very personal portrait that gives an insight into the life and work of this outstanding artist.
It’s the 5th of December — the one evening, when the children in southern germany are traditionally visited by Saint Nicholas and his grim companion Krampus, who gets to decide, whether the little rascals are to be rewarded or punished for their behaviour during the year. Three families are gathered in their living rooms and […]
Another Sunday and once again Renate is waiting for some guests for her restaurant. Eventually the two regular guests Charlie and Hoppi drop in and confront her with serious accusations. They wanna have a word with her son Lukas.
An inner struggle, manifested in a male and female persona.
Maike, Nina and Frank. Two best girlfriends and a man, engulfed in a triangle relationship, are going on a, for one of them deadly search for trust, love and their profile in the real and also virtual life of an online partner-exchange.
HARD WAY combines Action and Musical. A story of hard men with hard feelings. Jake loses his best friend Zach in a S.W.A.T. operation near Detroit. Eight months later Jake and his team are trying to get „The Mother“ – the terrorist responsible for Zach’s death. While singing and dancing they fight their way through […]
Sternenkind is a short film about a couple (Julia and Hannes) that is awaiting their first child. In the last third of the pregnancy a lethal illness is diagnosed to the child which means that it will die before birth. The couple leaves the city for the countryside. Julia wants to get away from the […]
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers […]
‘JESSICA’ is about two women who share a name and appearances and meet when one hires the other to clean her home through an app.
Sarah, a 33-year old, tormented by fate woman, has a surprising encounter with her father at the cemetery, whom she didn´t see for the last 20 years. She decides to take fate in the hand to face her past and close old wounds.
Brightly colored business parks flourish at the connection points of German autobahns, to make life easier and nicer. This film screens a lightly satirical study about the change of our landscape.
The director is searching for his own rebellion. He wants to have an adventure, break out, go wild. But… how can he be a rebel if his parents were punks, heavily involved in the scene back then, creating havoc with their bands? When he and his parents go on a journey to Italy, he is […]
When Natalie finds an Islamic book under the bed of her fosterling -the refugee Tarik- she gets sucked into a spiral of terror: More and more evidence points to the fact that the boy is a dangerous fanatic. But what if she’s wrong… and what if she isn’t?
On his way to a construction site a young German businessman gets lost in the African no man’s land. Without connection and orientation he has to find a way back to »civilisation«. Three days filled with absurd events and encounters in an alien world lay ahead of him.
FLYING REVOLUTION tells the extraordinary, inspiring, and above all, moving success story of the Berlin Breakdance Group FLYING STEPS. The desire to survive as B-Boys (Breakdancers) while supporting their own families drives the group, whose lives are characterized by a two-decade long struggle for existence.
As a young woman attempts to shoot a film about „Orpheus in the Underworld“, she falls into a well and dies. But instead of finding peace in the beyond, her fantasy remains stuck on earth. The reason for this is a lively carpenter from Berlin whom she had met a few minutes before her death…
While everyone else is apparently having the time of their lives, Emily has the worst night ever. Her car breaks down on the way to a job interview, her bank account is blocked and the strange guy on the next gas station won’t help her either. Stranded and desperate, she stumbles into her doppelganger. A […]
The exhausted architect Leon longs for a shoulder to lean on. His confident girlfriend Jenni, however, feels neglected by her always-working boyfriend. It gets tricky when there emerges a digital copy of Jenni, who’s caring and not judgmental at all…
Having come from the sea, two young sportswomen are paddling their canoe with all their strength on a vast plain. They meet some of the inhabitants, whose activities and narratives evoke a human story of its own. A committed film, like an on-sight navigation in quest of a realistic fable.
A formerly wealthy cleaning woman comes face to face with the school girl that derailed her life. They are each forced to face the difficult events that first brought them together.
A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.
An unexpected kiss triggers a young mans journey to his innermost self. He must learn that facing the unexplored is always the first and most difficult step…
Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, Samuel isn’t happy. Phil is impressed by the somehow different Jo. However, they are not the only outsiders.
oo-nye-doo? follows several threads which are linked in varying ways: Why I didn’t get a Furby and what the NSA’s got to do with it, how fears and fetishes overlap and how the hole in us is always exactly the same size as the product we desire. Starting with one’s own wish for a Furby, […]
These are uncertain times. For empathetic and inquisitive seven-year old Lotte, a bubble of “childhood bliss” is not her reality. With her parents’ constant arguing, Lotte struggles to understand the source of the stress. One evening, Lotte sees her mother frantically stashing away cubes of bread and mutters in passing they are *for harder times*. […]
Choi found his mother with advanced Dementia was missing one day. He asked around to search for her, but to no avail. He then put a post in the social networking site. In just one night, his post had attracted attention from many Internet users. In order to retain his popularity in the online world, […]
Global Village, digital generation: mysterious sexual assaults, real and virtual identities, a policewoman who becomes obsessed with the hunt…but who is she after? A socio-critical tech-noir debut film, showing the alarming dangers of new technologies.
A woman suffering from depression visits her therapist for the usual session. The psychologist guides her through a meditation meant to make her feel better. But a melon and a woodcutter who happen to be near by, lead the patient into her thrilling inconscious world, changing her for ever.
Don Ruperto is an old cynical man who does not care about other people’s feelings. Ruthlessly he cares just on his own interests. When he gets himself into trouble nevertheless he is helped by those he hurt.
In a casting office, an actress is waiting to audition for a role she desperately wants to get. Trying to come across as confident and relaxed, she slowly unravels as the casting director’s intern increasingly unsettles her.
Individualistic Alexander and career focused Miriam split up. Suddenly the news of Miriam’s pregnancy. Alexander is up for a future together with her and the baby, Miriam is afflicted by doubts whether they´d be good parents or not. Can they become a couple again?
An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might change his destiny awaits him.
We are in the 80’s, the young boy Beni spending the holiday with his mum and sister, Gilla at lake Balaton. Beni finds an old photo camera and starts taking photos, obsessively. Gilla suddenly disappears while swimming in the water. They caný find her, but Beni doesn’t give up the search and with the help […]
After two years of waiting, Adam and Ellas first part of the application for a „licence to procreate“ has been successfully reviewed. To complete the process, the request is followed up with an obligatory and final interview in the intimacy of their home. Their fate is now in the hands of the government clerk Gudrun […]
This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police […]
Burkina Faso refugee Rachid tries to hide in Brigitte’s flat in the outskirts of Zurich. Thought to have found her true calling, she decides to accommodate him. Even though the unequal power relation leads to tension between Rachid, Brigitte and her ex-husband, she suggests marrying him and giving him the chance to stay legally in […]
Two students from different countries meet on the last night of their school trips to Italy. Sharing dislike for their respective farewell parties, initial distance and reservations between them quickly turn into bonding and rapport.
A beautiful summer day, perfect for a family garden party. Not for Thomas, whose mother convinced him to celebrate his 25th birthday in a closed circle with his family. Thomas is in a difficult life phase; his long-term girlfriend left him and his degree appears useless. The last thing he was missing was his father […]
Reborn Babies are lifelike dolls, that are nearly indistinguishable from real infants. Although Sabine Buncak’s sons are almost grown ups, yet she still holds on to their infancy and creates a dream reality with her own nursery and four Reborn Babies.
In a psychiatrist’s office, a young man whose life has been all but ruined by anxious thoughts comes to a new and frightening conclusion about his condition.
Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.
Little Ami finds out her mother must leave on a business trip. Mom tells her a white lie to appease her mind while she is away. Find out what happens when the innocent lie turns true in a way neither of them expected.
Using a poetically lyrical dialogue, “Lost In Hope” tells the story of the Israeli Rachel and the Palestinian Yasser. Yasser yearns to live in freedom, away from the hopelessness and violence in his country. Rachel dreams of studying music, but must complete her military service beforehand. Both are ready to leave their home country for […]
The past, the present and the future have our fates in their hands. Concentration is not their strong point. As such, the lifelines of several people get mixed up. Nothing can be certain anymore, and even those who are responsible for it all are near to end. Until the moment…. The film is a merciless […]
Set against the backdrop of post-war Germany, the screen adaptation of Siegfried Lenz’ short story released in 1949 shows a snapshot in time of Mr. Schwamm, an indulgent husband and caring father, who wants so save his depressed son. During the pivotal night of this mission, he has an odd encounter: Paired up by destiny, […]
Taking as its starting point the photographic archives of the Thistle Foundation and Craigmillar Festival Society, rather than examining the known facts and details of the photographs held in the archives, the narrator uses them to recall her own memories of making photographs as a teenager.
A short film about the work ritual of a tyrolean farm boy and his grandfather.
This cinematic parable tells the story of five people in a diner who spin a yarn about potato dishes. In the next scene, funny animated potatoes appear. The audience cheerfully follows the film but understands that a highly topical issue is served with the potatoes on the plate.
Pee. Wait. Panic. Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship, but now she might be pregnant she has no idea what she wants.
A single woman lives with a life like newborn doll. Her feelings of motherhood appear to be as real as the baby is lifeless while the anonymous public sets the stage for this act of deception. Oxytocin – the “cuddle hormone”.
Arne loves Birte, Birte loves Fritz, Fritz loves Elisabeth, Elisabeth loves Arne and everyone loves music. „Speaking Of Love“ deals with the longing for love and its failure.
In a small town in the north of Senegal, two young avid cinephiles Baba and Sembene are desperate to see a movie on the big screen of their local cinema before it closes its door forever.
A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the west.
Every man is an abyss, with the exception of Dieter (55). When his wife Tamara unexpectedly escapes their ceaseless repetition of a life together to elope to Mont Saint Michel, Dieter is forced to leave the security of his row house cocoon for the first time. Aided by congenial vagabond and street philosopher Ronen (38) […]
A male nude model with a God complex poses for a group of painters and ponders his relation to art, artists and the known universe. From award-winning filmmaker Brian “Brier” Zahm and starring Chicago Fire’s own Ryan Czerwonko, LE NU is a symphonic satire, a swirl of beauty and creation culminating in one man’s confrontation […]
TO THE DEAD is a cinematic essay made up by personal digressions that cumulatively weave a portrait of Colombia’s political and social strife. The film is narrated in the first-person by a character walking through a cemetery where fragments of his own memories and country’s history come afloat, spawning a puzzling view on his country’s […]
Dr. Diaz was expelled from his country because of is involvement in the defence of human and environmental rights. He now lives in Canada and works at the General Hospital. In addition to the hours spent in the hospital, he practiced medicine at home helping illegal immigrants. Aware of the dangers that this entails, Dr. […]
The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both […]
Mark, an unemployed photographer around 30 living in Vienna, comes back home to the countryside for his sister’s wedding. While his older brothers are both married, have steady jobs and children, Mark is still working as a waiter, waiting for his big breakthrough. As usual on family events, everybody keeps asking uncomfortable questions, Mark answers […]
Yoann is a talented young boxer from Lausanne’s working-class Bourdonnette neighbourhood. With the support of his family and his coach, he travels to Copenhagen to pursue the world championship title belt.
Murders of drug dealers are piling up in the city. Thanks to exclusive information, the 34-year-old journalist Franziska is able to move quickly between the crime scenes. When she discovers the murder weapon at her place, she comes to realisation that she is the one responsible for the killings. Inspector Michael (37), whom she is […]
Matti is 15. He really wants to make out with his girlfriend Paula or to go to the lake with his mates. But again he has to stay at home. The reason why should be kept secret… A short film about growing older and about love.
Jamie, a shy and quiet loner, spends the afternoon with Ben after meeting him on a dating app.
Andy is in debt and mourning. Pressure goes up when a loan shark wants in to his vintage shop. The moment he decides to take vigilante action, things get ridiculously out of hand.
„The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before“
The story of an encounter, the fulfillment and the fail of wishes and phantasies. Mishka and Fox – a white dot, a red line and the infinite darkness of the universe.
Mimi (18) reconstructs her immigration story. Her memories from the past mix with the present and future through a stream of consciousness. Her identity dissolves and lost between Ethiopia and Israel.
Sara is a Google Street View Camera and photographs the streets from the top of a Car. But when she listens to the music of driver Larry for the first time, something starts to shake in her. Deeply unsettled by this behavior, she searches for help at the common Google Search. Google instead, just wants […]
Maria is unsatisfied with her marriage. She looks for a solution: The renowned erotic and fashion photographer Florian Jahnelt…
A sled brings together two boys from different countries and cultures and carries them through the winter woods of the Italian mountains, far away from their parents’ prejudices and isolation. Two children, one sled and a lasting friendship.
Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature
An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.
Franka (Saralisa Volm) is bound for holidays. This time she will switch off her mobile phone, read no mails and altogether be unreachable for anybody. Since she’s a perfect teamplayer and the most likable manager at her agency this vacation is granted full-heartedly by her colleagues. She wants to spend a completely relaxing time at […]
A piggy pursuing dream in the big factory but in reality all efforts seemed powerless and even kill himself. The concept is inspired by the classic movies of the silent era, Metropolis and Modern Times. The title is coming from the song ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’. Original song uses the disappearing flowers, telling […]
The office photocopier sees much more than we can imagine. In the darkness of the copy room anything can happen. The Copyist is the first narrative story ever made with a photocopier.
Young, overworked web programmer Mark starts hearing a voice in his head. Obviously he tries to get rid of him but this voice has different plans for him.
Based on a Colm Tóibín short story, `3 Friends` follows Fergus, a pensive, young Irishman, who is propelled on a powerful journey that begins at his mother’s funeral and wake. There, Fergus confronts how his family shapes and defines him only to continue this journey at a beach rave where he becomes aware of the […]
Nino (27) is what is called a Hikikomori – a young person kept in the stranglehold of self-doubt and fear of failing. Seclusively, Nino lives the life of a hermit in an anonymous apartment block where he enjoys the safety of his isolation. His passion for photography is the only thing enabling Nino to leave […]
“Audition for Death” is an experimental documentary that explores the subject of death as portrayed on screen. Featuring ten Chicago-based actors, portions of their improvised performances were sculpted into an energy narrative that explores dying and grief in a world swallowed by darkness.
From the team that brought you “The Lost Tribes of New York City” comes a new animated documentary. “149th and Grand Concourse” captures the diverse voices of the South Bronx against a backdrop of rapidly changing streets. An animated portrait of New York city life in flux.
In 1986, Andy London had a small, forgettable role in the Glen Cove High School production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. But what happened when the curtains closed…is the stuff of legend.
Awesome Beetle’s Colors” is a 3.13 minutes long, fun and educative plasticine animation. The story goes: Awesome Beetles Color Dirty Elephant. Five Gorgeous Hippopotamuses Inspire the Jaguar. Kangaroos Like Marmelade. Naughty Octopuses Photograph the Queen. The Royal Spider Teaches an Unhappy Vampire. Wariors X-ray a Yellow Zebra. A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy […]
“When the fact of living is oppressed, the rebel YELL !” Jimbo, sixteen, quiet, and shy, has spent his life cowering in the shadow of his controlling, anarchist, father El Tigron, and his devoted yet delusional lover, Lolli. After their latest heist, Jimbo decides to take charge of his destiny and break free from his […]
Walls are guarding the frontiers of Europe. Where they can’t be build soldiers do their duty. Andreas is one of them. Since not long ago the order to fire has been issued at the Austrian border to. Control and order are most important to Andeas, but on this winter day chaos is crossing his paths. […]
Exit is a film about two women who left the ultra-orthodox community. Sara Murray became ultra-orthodox at the age of 17 when she moved to Israel from the US and met her future husband. She lived a strong religious and dedicated life before she couldn´t handle the rigidness of her faith any more. Leaving the […]
Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship develops between them but Elias’ mother does not approve. The unusual relationship comes to an abrupt end as Halim suddenly has to flee and it seems as […]
It’s quite plain to 7 year old Nori: She is a girl, because she has a girl’s heart. But her body is that of a boy … Five years ago: Each and every day mother and son argue about what appears trivial: the colours of pants and shirts suddenly matter, soon all he agrees to […]
It was a taboo back then and it is still a taboo today for girls and women in war and crisis zones around the world. More then 70 years later Hilde speaks about her past.
Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.
FOR A GOOD TIME is the story of Jane who, grieving over the loss of her mother, has a meltdown in a flower shop. Out of options and out of her mind, she decides to call a number written on the wall. The person who answers is the last one you’d expect, and just the […]
Adapt or die? Following a young woman female tribe member of the only few remaining indigenous bushmen of Namibia, we get a uniquely personal and dramatic insight on her people’s story and their threatening situation of total extinction.
Marianne, torn between her deep desire to be ‘one of the boys’ and her feelings for her best friend Louis, is confronted to a violence that she didn’t know she had in her.
Summer in Athens and everything is grey except of the fuchsia hair of teenager Elsa who is in love. But what about dreams? Do dreams have colour?
Athens, Greece. A heatwave. Stephanos is working out listening to rap, while his mother is planning a day out. After another fight between them, he is left alone to take care of his two younger siblings and Lucy, their family dog. Lucy is sick. Summery laziness among pizza boxes, adolescent flirt and a phone that […]
Tina, a fashion design child prodigy, attends the halloween costume contest dressed as a Penguin to lose the first prize to Princess Jasmine. Trying to track down the advantages of the winning costume, she comes to a life changing revelation.
„David, why do they want the people not to leave?“, “Because they are afraid” A huge wall marks a borderline, but its original purpose is long forgotten. A country full of people who risk everything to survive. “This Side of Nowhere” is the fictional story of two siblings who are on the run and a […]
THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light […]
Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.
Ali, a sensitive teenage boy is the sole Palestinian-Israeli in a radical activist youth group. He is in love with Yael and plans on revealing his feelings towards her at the upcoming group meeting. When a series of political outbursts in the west bank occur, the group is lead towards a violent act. Ali, struggling […]
Submerged by his dark thoughts, Lulu, 20, tries to kill himself. His meeting with a shrink sparks the unexpected discovery of his inner creative force: rap.
In the middle of the steppes of Kyrgyzstan an old foundation dating back to the Soviet era is gaining more and more importance in the nomads’ daily life.
A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.
Nine characters, four stories, one situation. How to act while knowing that something big, something irreversible, something that you can’t run away from or fight against, is going to happen. Something bigger than anything humans have ever experienced.
In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices. He fills his time by playing in an abandoned shed on the river bank. Inside the shed he toils away at a […]
BLOODY SOUR GRAPES, INDEED. It’s already been 18 years since David Foster Wallace built his epic novel Infinite Jest around a dystopian society ruled by a constant pressure to achieve and an obsession with efficiency.The film’s title Verflucht saure Trauben, fürwahr is a quote from the german version of the novel: on the search to […]
As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his […]
TEST OF COURAGE. During WWII, a bunch of children, with 11-year old Anton and his younger brother Rudi in the middle, meet up at a wall at the cementery. They regulary have tests of courage. As it is Rudi´s turn, he makes his way, armed with a knife, to the grave of a child murderer, […]
THOU SHALT NOT LIE. Daniel finds himself bound to a chair, locked in an unknown place, by an unknown man. The man’s identity a secret, but he wants answers from Daniel. What are the answers? Daniel doesn’t know. Clueless and scared, Daniel must talk fast to get himself out of situation without broken bones. Thou […]
Lion and Bird break into an uninhabited villa to find out about the reason why it is not aging. Immediately they feel the power that keeps the villa alive.
Vida wakes in a barn. Disorientated she looks around and slowly comprehends her situation. She is gagged and her hands and feet are tied. Panic sets in, she tries to free herself. But the cords do not give way. When she slips in her attempts and makes a loud noise an armed man enters the […]
Gay and guilty? In 1961, Heinz stroked another man’s knee. As a result, he was convicted to two years on probation and three weekends in juvenile detention, a conviction that still stands to this day. But he is gay and #NotGuilty. More than 50,000 men were convicted under Section 175 of the German Penal Code […]
The old and grumpy Grandpa Alfred, who produces suitcases, is annoyed because the little Samuel (son of the Jewish neighbors) always enters his store because Samuel has a dream: He just wants to watch and to learn how to produce suitcases. Even though the old Alfred kicked out the little five year old many times, […]
A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence.
A business woman risks due to work pressure physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. A saleslady is bubbling over with magical vitality. A beautiful fairy is chased through the woods … Three sides of the same woman in inner conflict. This modern parable is looking for priorities in life and is a plea to vitality.
The potter of a secluded village comes under pressure when he fathers another daughter instead of a son. The community Chief then calls for a “manlier man” to replace the potter and give the family a son – only to drag himself into an impossible spot.
Clemens lives and breathes his grandfather’s stories. When his grandfather passes away, it is difficult for him to understand that it is now his turn to continue telling his stories. Story-telling becomes a way for him to not only keep the stories but also the memory of his grandfather alive.
TANGO ON THE BALCONY is a narrative short film about Johnny, an Iraq war veteran who wrestles with post traumatic stress and the transition to civilian life. Johnny is tormented by an incessant hyper vigilance and insomnia, and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat.
An animation-short about puberty, based on real life interviews with teenagers.
A child is chased through the streets by a policeman after committing a robbery in an attempt to make ends meet for themselves and their mother. But what is the child really running from?
A subversive art performance, the attack by an Arab, two former lovers and a world, where no one is what they seem to be. The self confident artist Ben creates a provocative installation, in which a man eats another man‘s heart. It is dedicated to his one true love, the eco anarchist Anne, whom he […]
E is for Evolution is an animated short. It consists out of 26 short episodes about evolution. Each Episode has its own point of view and interpretation due to evolution. The film deals with several topics and questions. For example the development from reptiles to mammels and the instinct of procreation. Was all life on […]
A cruel war has taken two brothers’ home. Their mother protects them under her arms and fosters the seed of their new life. Anxious her sons could come in danger if they leave the house. But the boys chase their dream to play a music instrument they’ve fallen in love with. A beautiful Oud. They […]
Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly […]
WOLF’S SKIN. Soo Min, a young South Korean woman, is struggling to find a balance between her family and her career as a cellist. After a long absence, it is hard for her to resume her place in the family and she feels she has to compete with her six-year-old daughter for her husband’s love.
FOREST OF ECHOES. A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. […]
A drama-comedy about love, loneliness and jumping into conclusions. VALENTIN tells the story of photographer Claudia who has lost faith in love. Claudia focuses on building up her photo studio together with her clumsy assistant Kaspar. Around Valentine’s Day there is no escape from the seasonal misery for singles: endless love songs play on the […]
A young man agrees to support his ex lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?
Henry, a talented but socially inept student, arrives at a boarding school dedicated to teaching music. His fascination for the organ turns to passion and a means of escaping his fellow students’ bullying. Yet the growing interest of his teacher, who sees how talented he is, does not go unnoticed by his peers, worsening interactions […]
LINE 9. In a city with constant movement like the subway rides, the paths of Andrés and Miguel are crossing. It seems like the beginning of a new Romance but Andrés doesn’t know which direction to take, because every road leads him to something sexual.
A drugdealer known for his experimental blends is called one last time. When he arrives at the boys’ house late in the evening, they can’t wait to try his stuff and get instantly knocked out by it, while the girl among them tries to flirt with the drugdealer. Just when he’s about to tune in, […]
MY BROTHER IS A VISITANT. Alex is visiting his younger brother Martin, who lives with their mother Gabi back home again is having no goals in his life. They go swimming, they try to proof who is better, play childish games and uncover Martin`s problems with adult life along the way.
CHIKA, THE DOG IN THE GHETTO. Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World […]
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind… and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to ‘the next step in cognitive evolution’.
An old man contemplates life and remembers his most important relationship with an enigmatic young woman. “Sammlerin” is a short drama film that tells of an old man through a series of dream-like and symbolic images.
The film follows five metal artists from Berlin who are creating fire-spitting dragons for the world-famous Fusion Festival. The artists are using shower hoses, weighing machine parts, metal wheels, panels, and a great variety of metal bits and pieces, all of it found in scrap yards. They talk about the fight for creative leeway, their […]
In the summer of 2015 thousands of refugees arrive in Berlin. Amongst them are many children. Behind them lie long and, in some cases, difficult journeys. Friends and family are gone, everything is different, everything foreign. For Berlin based child and youth circus Cabuwazi it is immediately clear that something must be done. An independent […]
BUCK. Michael is 18 years old and at age where he prefers listening to loud music rather than thinking about future responsibilities. His father, however, is a hunter and at an age where he likes to savour the peace and quiet of the woods while contemplating his son’s future. On a morning after a night […]
Every night, the peaceful streets of Stuttgart are being plagued with the sudden appearance of a dark figure wearing a clown’s mask. Nobody knows what the anonymous person could be up to. Being confrontated with the Clown, each citizen reacts in their very own manner. Abnormal situations escalate. Shot in public, the film consists of […]
In the – near future- decadent metropolis of Athens suicide is illegal, while citizens have no other desire but to die.
In the wilds of Connemara, an engineer and his daughter are targeted by an ancient and angry force from within the earth itself.
A young priest is summoned to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.
Everyday routine on an ordinary working day. Then things turn in a different direction – or was it just a dream?
A shithole somewhere in Scotland, a cab falling to bits and Alec Calan facing an acute case of Ray-ban addiction : welcome to Pink Velvet Valley!
For sixteen years Iris Kadosh has been the keeper of the museum’s exhibits, with much dedication and no complaints. One day she arrives to work to find out that the museum’s operational manager has left and she will be taking her place. The good news is tainted by Iris’ involvement in an accident, one that […]
In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion.
A group of young Ethiopians is gathering in a hall. Some of them instruct the others what to do by calling them by their names. Each student faces the camera for a moment. Later, other formations inside the hall are taken, which happens through performative actions: new shoes are put on, a starting line is […]
In an age of online cruising and sex apps, having sex in parks and public bathrooms seems like a thing of the past. But for Hank Major, a 70-year-old gay African-American gentleman from Philadelphia, picking up guys on the street or at old-school cruising grounds is still very much a way of life. In this […]
“Leaving home, ‘I’ got a phone call. As ‘I’ answered it, the house exploded. ‘I’ went to work and continued as normal”…
You should be strong, you must be hard, cause hard it is, and that’s the only way to rise above, above! A consideration of modern recreational sports.
UNCLE VASSYA. Leaving behind Saint Petersburg Wasilij drives to the north of Russia to see his grandma’s house where he spent his childhood days. A bitter sweet poem about youth.
A couple on holiday in Berlin. Everything is perfect, but then he wants to take a selfie… The ending of a relationship as seen through a mobile phone.
“My wife doesn’t like my movies. She says they are a waste of time. But she is an ignorant and hateful person. Don’t be like my wife.”
‘La Chambre d’Ortolan’ is a film about the ceremonies and customs that constitute the mechanisms of representation and distinction of the elite. It depicts a last meal, designed as such by the old dignitary, in which he is served a small songbird, the ortolan, the eating of which is associated with various myths. The myths […]
A terrible job, an awful home – call center agent Jana seems to be resigned to her pitiful life. Then the elevator gets stuck…
THE PARCEL. In a world, in which hardly anyone ever leaves their flat, Simon receives a parcel for his supposedly dead neighbour. But who sent that supernatural object to drive him insane? As the neighbours start stalking him, Simon soon comes to realize there’s a secret organization trying to destroy his life. He is forced […]
The Russian expat Mikail lives happily in a civil partnership with his husband in Berlin, when chief inspector Böhnenkamp accuses him of not being gay and leading a green-card marriage. A witness saw him kissing a woman! But as it turns out, things are not always what they seem.
Robbe (29), Ana (18) and Konstantin (53) are about to become bodyguards. They are learning psychologic armamentarium as well as dealing with a sniper rifle in their security school. But no one knows what reality holds for them once they passed their final exam. As individually as their journey through life is, they all have […]
After a hard night shift at the hospital tired HILDE (40) hurries home – today is her daughter MELLY’s 11th birthday! Melly would rather like to celebrate with her best friend Franzi, however disappointed Hilde talks her into a trip to the lake. Melly is excited about her birthday present: a „Mono fin“! With it […]
OVER PRESSURE. Everyone knows it, everyone has it. No pressure in the kettle means deadlock. Nevertheless it always seems to strong. Pressure is not tangible, pressure is mostly transparent. But if it is high enough it is noticeable. OVER PRESSURE (ÜBER DRUCK) cinematically searches for its manners in our everyday life. It shows truth, personality […]
LITTLE SHOP. Alex, a young bailiff, is confronted with the seizure of his father’s bankrupt antique shop. Instead of carrying out the objectionable task, they put their differences aside and join forces to give a boost to the ailing business. A race against the clock begins…
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.
PALEONTOLOGY. Tired of boring students-sex, rafi and alex decide to explore a new science: Paleontology. Which means, from now on, „she“ must be at least 10 years older.
DARK ALP. After having been away for a long time, a hunter returns to his chalet in the Austrian mountains. Up there he discovers terrifying things, but that’s just the beginning of a series of sinister events.
An adolescent Ida, who awaits a kidney transplant, is einvigorated by the sudden and mysterious arrival of a schizophrenic young man. The two spend an unforgettable night together and push outside the boundaries of their illnesses. All the while a deal has been made to kill the boy, so that Ida may live.
Kamal has a dream: he wants to fly, but many say paragliding is an impossible dream for a man in a wheelchair. An inspiration in the Paralympic community, he’s helped many beat the odds. Now it’s his turn to try.
CHILDREN’S GAMES. Melanie is a teenager and a digital native. A cell phone conversation, then another – communication is omnipresent. When she hangs out in the woods, she touches herself, even though it’s just another mise-en-scène. “Sexties” are quickly sent and the internet does not forget. On the internet, Melanie calls herself „GRRRL“ and GRRRL […]
Set against the backdrop of Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the story of Marko, a widower and single father, who is struggling to survive in the post war economic crisis. His main goal is to secure his daughter Azra’s future and to buy her a dress for prom, so far the most important day of her […]
A musician, a clown and a performer share the same dream – to escape the comformistic lifestyle by following their vision of life. Their stories form a symbolic path of idealism, self doubt and struggle as they balance between dreams and reality in Croatia, a country plagued by existential angst.
Accommodating a refugee in your own apartment? Maxim is against the idea from the outset. What he does not know is that Julian, his flatmate, has already done it. This personal journey of responsibility, acceptance and dealing with the expectations of his socially committed girlfriend ends with a situation, in which Maxim must reveal his […]
Moldova. One winter day, Raisa travels into the city hoping to get something that could change her life.
STRAIGHT OUTTA NORDSTADT Melli (19) is getting out of juvenile hall after a good 5 months. She promised herself: no more trouble. But first she realizes that someone specific is not there to pick her up – her boyfriend Yuri, the one being responsible for all that trouble. He’s not even answering her calls. Fortunately […]
An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem “All The World’s A Stage” narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West (Royal Shakespeare Company). Directed by Hannes Rall.
Cape Town. Three men from Zimbabwe who came to South Africa in search of work and a better life, now spend their days on the side of a street, hoping for a job. An intimate look at what it is like to be a homeless refugee living on the streets of an afrophobic country and […]
BLANK is a story about running away. The two women Mila and Charly use this way of escapism to avoid facing their respective crises. Hoping to find new ways of coping with their inner dead ends, they decide to take a trip to the sea but not take into account that they are taking themselves […]
WHEN SPARROWS MUNCH Five-year-old Willi has a dog, a very special one. But because some grown-ups don’t seem to understand this, Schnuffi is thrown away. Willi knows: with fantasy everything is possible! And suddenly he has a sparkly new idea.
We all do terrible things when we think that no one is watching. When her distant husband cannot give her the love she desires, the lonely and insecure Hui will do anything to feel loved. Caught in an unusual love triangle with her autistic brother, Hui has found a constant source of comfort.
Logline: A grotesque clash of unemployment, bureaucracy and private dramas. An “integrative holistic measure” of the Employment Agency in a classroom full retrainees gets out of hand, while the private dreams of a young woman to be flushed down the toilet. In sober images of this 20minute short film tells a story from Rostock. A […]
Two soldiers are lost in a desert and do not know that the war is over…
In the vertiginous Bolivian highland, Cerro Rico, a mountain of long tradition and of great significance rises. Since over 400 years people there are mining for silver. The movie offers an impressive insight into the hard and dangerous daily routine of Cerro Rico’s miners. Dust, hollow hammering and the headlights generate a unique and bizarr […]
Loneliness can be unbearable. What do you do when your only friend has gone? The hole he left behind must be filled. A tragicomic tale about the human need for relationships.
MURL is a short portrait of an artist of life from Linz. For over ten years he has been pursuing the dream of turning his passion into a profession, which has often led him into existential difficulties. To continue to pursue his goal nevertheless, he has been forced to develop strategies that secure him financially.
THE DESTRUCTION OF ORDER. One morning a young women suffers a fit. An event that questions habits and privileges, but it also marks the beginning of a quest to find a new way to look at the world.
Goldfish. „Gertrud is on vacation“- said August always to his children. Through fake postcards August managed to satisfy his kid´s yearning for her mother for over a decade. But before his 60th birthday, he starts receiving postcards from her. She is planning a return. Better than no one he knows that´s just not possible. Or […]
Logline: Ten-year-old Joshua’s dull afternoon is shattered when his volatile older brother shepherds him through the countryside in search of adventure. Ten-year-old Joshua is spending his winter break at home in the backcountry of Northern Ontario. His dull afternoon is shattered when his volatile older brother Cain shepherds him outside for the day. Killing time […]
las gitanas follows a young latino and a group of hustlers over the course of a night in los angeles. it explores chance interactions amongst disparate souls and the common pulse that binds them.
A middle-aged couple from China arrives in the United States for the first time to organize the funeral rites of their only daughter. In the midst of dealing with the logistics of the funeral and their overwhelming grief, they begin to unravel the escalating fractures in their relationship and the uncertain futures that lie ahead […]
On January 7th 2012, the orthodoxe Christmas holiday, an Odessian student in order to quietly meditate headed to a wide-strechted maze of former mining tunnels – the so-called catacombs. He knew the place well and planned to stay in there for one night. He has disappeared without trace since.
A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.
The genuine disease diary leads into the soulscape of a person suffering from OCD: „Bad images should disappear suddenly!“ Since negative images mustn’t been thought. Nevertheless, they are here and constantly circling in the brain. The compulsive actions should dispel them…A vicious circle.
INSIDE LAND Marta always lived in the same house in complete isolation. Maya, a young traveler, settles nearby. Once the boundaries between them are dissolved, an unexpected ritual triggers Marta’s confrontation with her deepest fear.
Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed and he does not know if he can live as a free man.
SUBSTITUTE CANVAS Flamboyant, young Konstantin pulls every trick of the book to jolly along his married and significantly older mistress Isabelle, while at the same time dodging the overprotectiveness of his mother, in this lush and lovingly ironic portrait of oedipal confusion in Berlin’s upper middle class.
EVERYMAN The actor Philipp Hochmair is working on becoming the EVERYMAN. The filmic narration revolves around the mime’s quest for identity of his diverse persona. He seems to lose self-perception, becomes desperate, then rises again – needing to be nothing and nobody to become everything and everyman?
Rise into being, mature, perish – Fruit tells a creation story. As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East. In it the vibrating entities of black and white are constantly being split apart and reconciled by red, […]
Beat expected his friends. The five meet annually in the house of Beat’s father in the mountains. He has something special prepared: His funeral. He was abandoned by his girlfriend. He feels failed. Beat wants to say goodbye to the circle of his friends before he is going to poison himself. But it does not […]
THE HOSTAGE The Hostage fetches Friedrich von Schillers ballad about a friendship beyond death to highly topical today’s Berlin: Two refugee girls exchange their identities, because one of them shall be deported and desires to say goodbye to her lover. The airplane with her best friend is about to start. But she runs to free […]
THE SWELLING In the near future. Surveillance is omnipresent. Cameras and drones belong to the common cityscape like traffic lights. The sky is gray and environment seems dead. Here “X-33“ lives in a rundown apartment complex, where strange things occur. A peculiar and pulsing bulgelike object in the wall follows him permanently at every turn. […]
LONGING FOR A KISS Logline: Four women, three generations, two pregnancies, one family. In love united, as they search for love. At the heart of the film are three strong female characters from three generations, teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown. DORIS still wants to continue controlling the lives of her two daughters, […]
WINTER’S JOURNEY Walter is waiting at the last station of his journey through life. His family and friends all know what is best for him. But in the end they have to understand that his ending belongs only to him.
UNDERPRESSURE Clara, an aspiring gynecologist, is enthusiastically supporting her patients, no matter if they are bringing a child into the world or are making the decision to have an abortion. At the same time, she is attempting to be a good wife and loving mother to her two little children. However, with the increasing pressures […]
ALPHAGIRL 17-year old Nastassja’s visit to her father turns from bad to worse when the rebellious teenager meets her dad‘s acting partner and friend, Kai.
Tilda is shy and lives surrounded by her dolls. The only contact to the outside World is Pastor Krause. She starches and irons is ruff but would never dream of looking him in the eye. One day during communion, when the pastor spills wine on his freshly stached collar everything changes.
NAKED ON WATER. Lucy, a young woman flees the quarantine station of a hospital in order to find a space to write down her story in form of a novel. After breaking into a house by a lake she is confronted with the neighbor, who believes she is the daughter of the owner. It gets […]
MOONLIGHTER. A young girl’s extraordinary sideline to escort rich, unknown men forces her to lead a double life which eventually becomes her undoing. Elena’s wish to study brings her to the city of Vienna. Without any financial support from her family, she starts her new life with a loan which she tries to pay back […]
In a dry, barren landscape, a herd of cattle is grazing, accompanied by dogs, looked after by cowboys. Step by step the seemingly peaceful place starts to prove fallacious to the viewer – while the cows end their day as it begun.
YESTERDAY IT WASN’T TOO BAD, MR. SCHÜRMANN. “This is the third and most interesting part of my life“, said Mr Schürmann. He is wandering through the corridors, searching for new tasks. In former times, Mr Schürmann read, he enjoyed taking pictures and filming. His new world is rather clean and cold – the atmosphere of […]
Ambitious journalist Leo is working for Russian state TV, covering the war in Ukraine. At the ‘2013 Ukraine Peace Talks’ in Berlin, Leo’s camera man Felix happens upon a secret conversation recording between politicians. Both political and moral values come into question for these two journalists.
NIGHT OF LOVE. A man feels that he had been fighting but was defeated and is today in a state of confusion. In a particularly intense moment, while in the arms of his beloved, he faces the question of whether his self is still able to embrace life or whether it has been destroyed forever.
TO THE STARS Stella, a young composer kills herself. Transformed into a self conscious muse, she is inspiring great artists all over the world with the help of Nuria, a psychic. But one day she has to inspire her own sister, a famous violinist, and a secret comes up that puts her in a terrible […]
While crossing against the red light, a man gets hit by a car. Five days after the fatal accident he wakes up under the shower with eleven marks on his wrist. He slips, breaks his neck and suddenly stands in an elevator – with only ten marks left. A fight for survival against and through […]
The hopelessly romantic Lisa takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But the fact that he already has a new girl at his side and that Lisa needs to bring her alcoholic father to an anti-varicose-campaign photo shooting without letting him know, is not particularly helping. The tragedy takes its course.
A young woman needs your help to find her life purpose. STREAM OF DOUBTS is a drama short-movie about your place in the cosmos. Sort of.
RHYTHM An old man heard about an african tribe which does not grief for their dead elders, but celebrates their life at the moment they leave this world. This thought keeps spinning in his head. He has a big family but the only connection between them is hate. The man feels trapped in a world […]
Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. Jonas works at the hand baggage screening at an airport. He is obsessed by preventing the next terrorist attack. But neither his colleagues, nor his boss appreciate his commitment. His attention is raised by the suspicious behaviour of a Muslim colleague. Is this Jonas chance to finally get the recognition he […]
Isaac, an African refugee, becomes stranded on an island in the West. But the supposed paradise turns out to be his private hell. Driven by pain and anger, he makes his way across a country full of contradictions, which highlight his dreadful past and elucidate his tragic journey to Europe. The loss he thereby had […]
THE TROLLEYBUS-MAN is an absurd superhero comedy about the mechanic turned superhero who is fighting to preserve thing he loves the most – the trolleybuses. Vilnius Trolleybus Park (no one really knows why the place where trolleybuses are docked is called “park”) is sold to a young investor, who wants to change trolleybuses to more […]
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 […]
STILL. Astrid is a 24-year old ballerina that has just made an irreversible decision. But no one knows it. The effects are invisible to the naked eye, but slowly seep into Astrid’s world nonetheless. Confronted with the seemingly unanswerable question, “how do you part from something that never existed?”, Astrid slowly descends into a vicious […]
HOW I WANTED TO BECOME FAMOUS Andreas has a problem. He wants to be a stuntman. Most of all as his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger. But after he discovered the new Internet platform Youtube everything changed.
THE BROTHER Mike is autistic. He and his younger sister Suse are hiding in abandoned barracks. He wants to go back home, but she intends to stay. While Mike begins to explore the new terrain, Suse is concerned not to be found. She knows that their father is looking for them.
At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cement shoes is being dragged to the water. His request for a coup de grâce escalates into an absurd clash.
EAT SNOW Sarah, Gerda and Leonie know each other from the chat room. They meet in a small village and walk together into the woods to commit suicide in a small tent. Before they can start their last journey they see themselves confronted with their decision to die, their thoughts about life and death and […]
David (41) tries to cheat the death of his wife Evelyn (37) through the help of cryonics. When they wake up from cryo sleep in the far future, they find themselves to be alone and trapped inside a deserted cryo facility. But even after hundreds of years David has to learn the hard way that […]
AFTERMATH LOGLINE: Germany 1916. The war has also left graves in interpersonal relationships. The friendship of two dissimilar outsiders allows hope to emerge. But is blood thicker than water? BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Germany 1916. In a little village the outsider Marga (45) is fighting for everyday survival. Hans (12) is fascinated by the lady and literally […]
The film tells the story of Robert and Louis, a gay couple since several years living in Berlin. What’s missing is their own child, so they decide to work on it. How? They ask Louis’ sister Svenja for being their surrogate mother. The film tells the meeting of the three to do the insemination between […]
ABOVE THE SALT Guest Meier is every restaurant owner’s worst nightmare. He sharply criticizes his ordered food after just a single bite. The restaurant´s chefs Harald and Tim feel their professional honor is grossly insulted. Together with waiter Peter, they discuss how to put this “problematic guest” in his place, working themselves meanwhile into a […]
After years of conflicts with his father, Omid chose to leave his home and his family behind. After several years, Omid finds out that his father has passed away. He comes back to visit his big brother. But the story seems to repeat itself.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? Totally different people are meeting each other in six scenes. All of them have one thing in common: They all think that they already know everything there is to know about each other without having ever spoken a word with one another. They judge each other by stereotypes and […]
MEETING BETWEEN TWO PARKED CARS Controversal short about a young woman being raped on her way home.
After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!
WHY DIDN’T YOU TAKE A TAXI? Alfred Krohn (66) and his son Paul are on the way to the hospital. During the drive, Paul realises that Alfred’s illness is far more serious than his father wants to admit. Being afraid he could lose him for good, Paul suddenly decides to leave the designated route…
THE SMALL GRAIN OF RICE It’s the story of a special encounter between two strangers in the town Daegu in South Korea. The true story of a great inspiration leading to the formation of the first SOS-Children’s Village outside of Europe.
LITTLE HERO Doug is a 12 year old boy, who has terminal cancer. He lies in hospital, full of fear of the unknown. He feels lonely , because of his mother, who can’t take it anymore to visit him at this state. The hospital staff is busy with their work too. But then the mysterious […]
„The dream is the best proof of the fact that we are not enclosed so firmly in our skins as it seems.“ Christian Friedrich Hebbel Jo is working as a trainer at the Fitness Company MIND YOUR BODY. His conciousness is slipping into the body of a customer and he is doing their sportsprogram for […]
WHERE THE GRASS GROWS HIGHEST Begzuren lives in the ger district of Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Due to a lack of space, survival is very difficult. Still tourists from all over the world come into his modest ger to exchange life experiences. Dalai’s lives in Bayangol Sum, a two hours drive from Ulan Bator. Instead of […]
The Lost Ones is a grim Thriller full of suspense about the desire for appreciation, trust and betrayal. A short film which shows the depths of human nature and social evil. A shy, young Danish woman cuts herself off from the rest of society and spends her time as a night watchman on the industrial […]
Mikelis, a mathematician working for the European Union, is sitting in a hotel room in Brussels, one day after his retirement. He is waiting for what he knows will be his last visitor, Carl. But only through meeting the maid Ada, the dark secret of his life’s work is revealed. Ada is going to be […]
THROUGH THE CURTAIN. Tom is looking forward to a carefree school trip to Israel. Neither his teacher nor the tight schedule can spoil his mood. But soon after his arrival, he finds himself in hospital – injured and ill-tempered. How did he end up here? Looking back on the past few hours, his anger mounts […]
CARRY ON It is wintertime. The landscape is bare and grey. An isolated farm is located next to the woods. An old married couple lives there. Their life consists of every day activities which they are not capable of coping with any more and, furthermore, mostly of boredom. For his daily work the farmer has […]
Germany 1944 during World War II: The ukrainian forced labor Valentina escapes out of the labor education Camp next to the small german village Langenzenn. Rescued by Martin and his parents she is hidden in their barn. An acid test for Martin, his family and the solidarity of the whole village.
JACOB, a nineyearold shy dreamer, falls instantly in love when MAILIN (11) and her father move into the apartment across the yard. Although his best friend advises him against it, he tries to get in touch with her. After a failed attempt and romantic insight from his mother, he wins her attention with a letter. […]
FLYING It’s Nadia’s 15th birthday. Instead of celebrating with her friends she takes care of her drug addict mother. To earn their living Nadia is working in a chineses restaurant. Due to the clash of hope, fights and reconciliation the life with her drug addict mother becomes an intoxication for Nadia herself. Trapped between responsibility […]
SMALL FISH IN THE SEA Anne (25) wants to spend the day in the park with her little sister. She is being watched by a shy boy, who draws her repeatedly without her permission. In the meantime her ex boyfriend is harassing her. As the shy boy tries to intervene, he confronts the ex boyfriend. […]
A woman’s biological clock is ticking waiting for ‘The Eggman’ to pass by in her kitchen. This is her chance to get pregnant but therefore she needs to seduce ‘The Eggman’. ‘The Eggman’ seems to have more interest in his chicken. Slowly she drives him to the back of his kitchen where things het out […]
Like many 8 year old boys, Miko often wakes up in the middle of the night. Haunted by the creatures of his nightmares, he jumps out of his room and sneaks in to his mother’s bed to hide under her blanked, were he is safe from the monsters… In Miko’s nightmares it’s zombies, who totter […]
THE SKY IS BLUE EVERYWHERE When Marc is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he doesn’t know how and when to tell his girlfriend Sophie about it.
On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious catamaran. The athletic young man is the only survivor of a disaster in the Mediterranean Sea and asks Hannes and Gerlinde to smuggle him across the border. Questioning Moussa’s true intentions, the yacht owners are torn […]
“Insel” is told through fragments of the life of a frustrated single-woman, in her early thirties. Eva is looking for Mr. Right. Better today, then tomorrow. Besides her four failed affairs, with her classmate Dominic, her bestie Lorenz, the swimmer Yves and with the DJ Luca. Eva is also searching for the answer, why she […]
INTERIOR. BAR. NIGHT. THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC The Film is about people in a Bar. They are all waiting for something big to happen in their lives. But it does not seem to happen. A funny and melancholy observation of an evening in Berlin Mitte.
Gloria struggles after the sudden and unexpected loss of her boyfriend with deep pain. Her life is falling apart and she is sinking into depression. It seems impossible to let go of what happened. Gloria is lost in every little memory together, the feel of a touch or personal belongings. The visit of her friend […]
HOUSE ARREST tells the story of Max, who was sentenced to six months of house arrest. An electronic ankle bracelet called Percy helps him trough his new daily life. One day Max is shocked to discover how far Percy is willing to go to assist him in his needs.
ZERO-G. Originating in the Parisian suburbs, Parkour is a “kinetic” art form that involves jumping walls and other obstacles in urban environments. It also evokes the feeling of weightlessness inherent to big cities but which is gradually disappearing. Schwerelos follows a group of Parkour “tracers” from Vienna and slam artist Fatima Moumouni, who pens a […]
Guy is a talented musician who dreams of becoming a rockstar, like many others who joined the club of 27. He has to decide between his existence in the shadow of anonymity and an intense life in the buzz of success or to find happiness in the little things with his young family.
Food first, then morals! A comedy about two couples in a stylish Berlin Tapas restaurant. Tension grows with each dish. All seems lost when the question “who waters your plants?” comes on the table.
DEADLOCK The elderly couple Berger is on the way to their holiday. Due to some tensions, their trip ends abruptly in a little village somewhere in Austria. They reached the dead end of their relationship. Two days they spend in their car. What happens to a marriage if no one retreats?
WORK FOR ONE DAY “Tagelöhner Syndrom” (“Work for one day”) observes the daily routine at an official daylabourers’ office in Berlin Neukölln. Every morning at half past four, federal employment agent Schröder shows up with a jug of coffee in the window between his office and the waiting room. That is when the waiting and […]
GOD WILLING RAFAEL, member of the criminal organization LOTUS , has to finish one last job. On the way he meets YASMIN who is running away from her abusive husband. A chase and a defective lighter will change their lives.
The aspiring artist Robert Nippoldt has a vision: He wants to make a book. It shall be bright and bold – and bring him wealth and glory. Quickly, the publisher is won over and the artist is able to begin his work. Has he bitten off more than he can chew? The true story about […]
What’s further? There or back again? Or maybe just standing still? These are questions that Neil Goldman, an aging travel book author from the USA, and Janek, a young Estonian emigrant, have to face the night before Christmas at Tallinn Airport. Their flight to New York gets bumped to the next morning due to a […]
Two completely different women, reliant on each other, struggle to get along for one evening. When Rose is released from prison, her former prison guard, the lonesome Marie, offers her a place to sleep and work. They enjoy their first night in Marie’s apartment. But soon it turns out that the two women have completely […]
When a rule-abiding official, responsible for the issuing of identity cards and passports, is confronted by a mysterious shipwrecked hobo she is drawn into a wave of surreal events that soon brings her orderly world crashing down upon her.
One of Germany’s longest bridges spans the Kiel Canal near Brunsbüttel at a height of 40 metres. As one approaches the structure, the more impressive its visual and acoustic appearance becomes. For the workmen and engineers of the technical service crew, the bridge is an object to be examined. For this movie, the bridge becomes […]
At 22, Aline had a first fling with Tobi. It would continue for six years. Whenever there was time for love she visited him at the Friedenshöhe Hotel in picturesque Oberammergau. Then Aline met Markus and soon moved in with him. But Tobi and Oberammergau would still remain as her secret retreat. Now, after two […]
The 70 year old “Djado Ivan” lives in Grivitsa, a small bulgarian town close to the romanian border. In close communion with nature and his many animals, he spends his life on his small farm and thereby maintains his very own rhythm of life. In order to portray his life, Silke Meya (Director) and Laura […]
A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed. Hand-drawn animated Documentary about a murderers time on death row and the conflicts about his guilt and destiny.
EARTH Arturo and Sagi find each other to say goodbye like two stars that have fallen onto the earth to see its wonders before dying. TIERRA Arturo y Sagi se encuentran uno al otro para despedirse como dos estrellas que han caído a la tierra para ver sus maravillas antes de morir.
THE CULPRIT A young man is accused of a crime. He confesses and doesn’t show a sign of regret. On the contrary – the young man seems to be proud and fully convinced of what he did…
KARMAACCOUNT A man is heading ruthlessly towards his goal and loses connection to what he once was: A child!
Memories are chasing us throughout our whole life. They shape us and thus make us what we are today. Baggage Man takes you on a journey through this state of mind in the form of fragmentary snapshots of a rough youth.
A small village is haunted by strange and awful murders. The scared villagers turn to two officials in search for help to solve the crimes. The investigations point to a very perfidious kind of murders: All victims were nibbled off shortly before or after their death. Could an animal be the cause of the strange […]
LOOKS tells the story of a gray lynx that doesn’t quite fit into a world of colourful animals. He’s being excluded and bullied by the coloured animals. On his search for acceptance and belonging he finds himself resorting to drastic measures… The film deals with social exlusion and bullying and aims at children from 4 […]
RAT KING Fearing the anger of his boss Erik, the mad shorty Rene tries to keep a low profile at a campground near Lake Constance where he has to deal with small-town bureaucracy and bizarre campground residents.
„Solitude is bad company, it had me mislead“ – One night, one action, one consequence. The song „Scooter Accident“ and its accompanying video stay true to the title and demonstrate how solitude, frustration and violence are not necessarily the best ingredients for a rosy future.
THIRST FOR LIFE Yaya, a pregnant white woman, has been attacked by two men. Her black friend Emeka had to witness everything without being able to help. A third man pushed him to the ground and degraded him. Yaya loses the unborn. She falls into a pit of selfdestruction and doubt. Will Emeka be able […]
SISTERS Maria’s thoughts are obsessed with revenge. Her caring sister Karin is the only person she can turn to in her despair. Together the two women forge out a daring plan in hopes of finally finding their peace.
WOLVES A family displaced by war is travelling through the countryside when they are ambushed by highwaymen. The bloody encounter takes an unexpected turn when one of the robbers recognises the father as an old brother in arms, and forces his daughter into a life and death decision.
THE BATHTUB The brothers, Georg, Alexander and Niklas, are preparing an original present for their mother. But the idea to re-enact an old bathtub picture from their childhood is way too stupid for the oldest one. Little by little they bare all and three brothers remain who have grown apart in the meanwhile.
TWO WINDOWS Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows. In order to reconnect his TV connection, Helmut decides to climb out of his window in a resolute manner. His neighbor Walter misinterprets this action as an attempted suicide, which Walter would love to join as well. While trying to clarify this misunderstanding, […]
DARLING Tamara’s decision to separate from her life partner threatens the quality of life of the people around her. Hans won’t be able to keep the house and her beloved father-in-law will have to move to a retirement home. Isolated from the outside world, they spend a last emotion-ridden weekend together.
Peter is being followed by killer bees, Elsa collects exotic flowers from all over the world. To be together, they both have to overcome their fantasies. But what if love itself is nothing but fantasy?
DANCING IN CIRCLES is a relationship study that draws parallels to the folk story of Saint Dwynwen. The Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers ostracised herself after her Love betrayed her and now takes new form in Hannah. Whilst fluidly transitioning between three time periods we learn about Hannah’s passionate youth and love for Aled until […]
Letter to God is a film about the power of faith – irrespective of belief or religion. A lonely widower discovers that he is dying and after a series of mysterious encounters decides to do the only thing he can think of: write a letter to God. “A poignant tour of the Azerbaijani capital’s Old […]
SPARROWS AND SNORKELS Ivan meets Paolo, little Jonas meets Ida, another Jonas meets Sandra and Annina meets Jonas – in july, at a campsite by a river.
NATURAL ATTRACTION shows a natural spectacle, turning a sparse, dry landscape into a fruitful place bearing new life. The interplay between sky and earth reminds of a sensual love act to express the dependency and perfect correlation of both elements.
Frank Streuer (33) isn’t what you would call a happy guy. Anything challenging he quit. Now he has to work the late shift in a delivery firm. Bugged by his mother and his boss, he gets on his way to deliver an important parcel. As a mysterious-looking clownz child steals this parcel, another difficult task […]
The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality. Ahmad Saleh, a Student Academy Award […]
What happens if you really need to decide once in life? If this decision changes everything forever? The clock is ticking in her stomach. Nobody knows about it. Maybe it’s better like that, because we don’t want to remember mistakes. Carmen is pregnant. Carmen is afraid. Carmen would like to abort. Her subconscious responds – […]
MADAMA BUTTERFLY is a string puppet movie about a fiery opera performance with tragic consequences.
Muhamad and Ahmed, two gay People, trying to live both Lives, in a society that does not accept homosexuality. Honest reactions and statements on a religious, traditional and barbaric society.
SHADOWBOXER Shadow boxing is a training exercise where the boxer trades blows with their reflection. In other words, a shadow boxer is someone who fights themself. After committing a violent felony, passing an anti- violence training is Ahmets last chance to take his personal and occupational future into his own hands. A challenging test that […]
As Lotta, who grew up in an alternative house community, comes home to visit her father, she blunders into an absurd wine banquet of her old house mates. During the evening she realizes that it is time for her to break free from the idealized images of her past.
FIRE WATER EARTH AIR AND TIME In a slightly surreal scene, two figures move through time, one forward and the other backward. Nevertheless, they communicate with each other and swap things. Ash turns to paper, water flows upwards. This all happens in a manner where the viewer can not always be sure in which direction […]
THE CABINET DECISION Israel and Palestine, two entities competing over their one beating heart. Will they both survive?
GUIDE TO USING YOUR HANDS At night inside an office block. K., the night guard, switches off the lights, one after the other. Inside of a mysterious room, he accidentally triggers an alarm. His hands become strange to him. Helplessly he looks at them while they cease to work. He becomes a casual bystander on […]
FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE The experimental short film FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE by Bjørn Melhus questions the current global ideological paradigm shifts towards new forms of religious capitalism by confronting ideas and quotes of the self-proclaimed objectivist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand with evangelical contents of US-American mainstream movies. This contemporary fairy tale, in which Melhus performs […]
Ten year old Farzin and his little sister Gita try to make sense of their mother’s passing and their new home in Canada shortly after the Iranian Revolution in the early 1980’s. For the children, the revolution itself, how and why their mother passed away, and their families religious beliefs or lack thereof are never […]
CHERRY CAKE Don’t fill life with days, fill days with life. After her husband’s death, Käthe doesn’t want to impose on anybody. She already ordered old people’s home brochures. But an accidential meeting with the love of her youth Hannes arises old contending feelings. Heartache and disappointment are mixed with desire and intimacy. Is it […]
Would you want to live another life? A rich old man uses all his money to get his mind and soul transferred to an artificial young and healthy body that he may use for eleven years, while his old body is kept safely in a cryogenic vessel. He meets a young woman and falls in […]
THE LOVE TO END ALL LOVE What to do when love ends? From a train ride through Siberia and North Korea, director Konstantin Ferstl returned home with a frozen left hand and this film poem on love and loss, heart tones of the Old World: The Love To End All Love.
A story of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Vietnam. Baeed on a traditional folk tale and adapted for animation in a style inspired by local Asian art styles.
Who needs a home and family when you’ve got four wheels? A man leads an organized life. He jogs each morning, works in the office nine to five, picks up the laundry once a week. True, he lives in his car, and he hasn’t seen his wife and daughter for a while. But don’t we […]
The young Afghan woman „Nabilah“ is injured in an accident. German soldiers take her to a military base. Since the residents of Nabilah´s home town must not find out about her physical contact with foreign men, a race for her life begins.
CONCRETE CANCER FUCHSER was beaten by his father and JOJO survived a stabbing. Their friend BALLA is terminally ill and he asked the two for one last act of friendship. At the same time the FC HANSA sinks into the third division. A coming-of-age story in fast, sharp contrasts.
WISHING WELL Strong-willed development aid worker Karla comes to Afghanistan in order to build a well. The villagers only treat her with reserve and the well is sabotaged by strangers repeatedly. The only person who could have the key to the causer is the Afghan girl Rona, but she remains silent. Her hard-bitten boss Reinhardt […]
THE METAMORPHOSIS Gregor Samsa is an attractive, agile and successful young man. He earns a lot of money, works in the Berlin-based start-up industry and has a beautiful girlfriend, Claudia. His daily routine is clocked through to perfection, he gives everything for his job, does sports and eats healthily. Actually, he’s going to achieve everything […]
Freya must return from London to her small Norwegian village when her beloved mother Anne is dying of cancer. There, she has to face her grieving, estranged stepfather and find a way to connect with him – or lose both parents for ever.
THE DAM Catherine and Chris have been together for many years. To escape the city and the routines of their everyday life, they decide to go on a hiking trip. Amidst the dramatic setting of the Austrian Alps, their relationship is put to the test when they encounter an abandoned child halfway up the mountain.
FOREIGN BODY For weeks there has been a foreign kidney inside the body of the fifty-five-year-old carrier WOLFGANG KRUBER. The illegally bought “new life“ begins to totter when a ransom note from his supposed donor calls Wolfgang back to Istanbul – the place which he would have loved to erase from memory. After his arrival […]
Hip hop, heroin and living on the streets – for over three years, this was the life of young rapper Chris, a.k.a. KoolKasai. A subway rapper, searching for a way back into society. Drugs, parties and jail were the stations on his journey. Diverted from the question of his own self-worth, on the search for […]
DISABLED FOREIGNERS Emre has Turkish roots and he is in a wheelchair. He meets Laura, who wants to write her Master’s thesis in sociology about him. Emre however just wants to meet the pretty student again, so he agrees. It becomes difficult to determine what is flirting and what is scientific research.
Sry bsy – no time for nothing. Not even for spelling in full the words “sorry” and “busy”… This digital 2D animation is about obsessions, compulsions and the pressure of keeping up with the challenges of modern working life. By combining a dark sense of humor with absurd elements, sry bsy is amusing and disturbing […]
With her reckless behavior art student Kalina (21) provokes her fellow students, her teachers and sometimes even her only friend Ruth (24). Kalina convinces Ruth take a spontaneous trip to Portugal the next day and they euphorically head out to celebrate their plan. After a half-hearted attempt to steal a car they end up on […]
The true story of „B.“: Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart?
“In summer everyone goes on vacation, to the beach I guess. There they don’t even realize that nothing ever happens at all.” – Before summerbreak Maria quit talking. Far away from vacation activities and swimming pools, she hides in a world where the living visit rarely.
Titania awakens – usually portrayed as a humorous reconciliation between her and Oberon – this short explores the “what if” of a failed modern relationship. Titania and Oberon get lost in empty phrases and silences that cannot cover the deep resentment and loneliness of their eon-old relationship.
An ornithologist falls for a girl dancing with birds.
Tired of being despised by his colleagues – a bunch of swearing, lowbrow and sexist office machos – Mr. Lorenz opposes against them and puts his own evening adventures into shape. Free from all constraints and insults he devotes himself to the charme of the night, of alcohol and karaoke bars. Regardless of the consequences, […]
In 1970, Kosovar Albanian Ismajl »Smajl« Hoxhaj only came to Germany to buy a tape recorder. But it is only now — more than 40 years later — that he left Germany to go back to Kosovo as a pensioner. In the meantime, he has bought many tape recorders, started a family and, as a […]
ABOUT ART, MY FAMILY AND ME. I’ve made an essay film! I tried to answer the questions I have as a young adult. What does art mean to me? How is art connected to my family? And who am I in between? Using only home videos from my family, adding my improvised comment to it, […]
A woman, in a car, in the woods, at night. She’s driven by something. She’s scared. She hits something with her car. She flees, not knowing from what. She’s driven by fear.
FRAGILE Instead of letting herself time to coming to terms with her lost relationship, NATALIE (35) has a first date with SASCHA (40), a guy from a dating website, that triggers exactly what she wanted to suppress: her lovesickness – all the pain and anger. It needs one night and some more or less self-destructive […]
PULSE Acclaimed Berlin theater actress Luise Berger is forced to confront her deep-rooted vulnerabilities while waiting to undergo a life-changing surgery at a city hospital. Exposed to the hospital’s blunt routines, Luise’s carefully crafted glass world slowly but steadily is forming fissures.
A PHOTO OF US Autumn 1989. A psychiatry in West Germany. Johanna wants to take care of her brother Robert. She fears that he might hurt himself. But why do the doctors stand in her way, and whom can she trust after the escape from the GDR? A PHOTO OF US is a film about […]
THE BALLAD OF ELLA PLUMMHOFF While the 8th grader Ella faces a decisive math exam, which determines if she will be promoted to next grade, she dreams of last summer: love lessons of her grotesque ballet teacher, private tutoring by a know-it-all 7th grader, her first kiss and permanently annoying parents. An entertaining insight into […]
IN SEVEN DAYS IN SEVEN DAYS tells the story of a male friendship: Within a few days Adrian has to make a decision to either put his criminal life in the past or to help is childhood friend Aysun one last time.
I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE It is the story of Jan whose world has changed and with it also his perception as he has only got a vision of 5% left. Bit by bit he is developing a seeing with the whole body where all senses are used.
KEEPING BALANCE Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.
ON THE BEACH Laura (34) and Clemens (36) spend their holidays at the sea in Northern Germany. Laura is bored and invents a game: She pretends to be blind. Over the course of a few days the couple gets entangled in their lie, revealing the emptiness of their relationship. In the end we see two […]
THE UNIVERSE IN US A strange biological malformation is detected inside the body of young dancer Li – a second, fully developed heart has grown in her chest. Doctors are mystified. Their search for possible causes remains inconclusive. While specialists encroach upon her body trying to examine the smallest molecule, Li refuses to see her […]
HEADSTRONG MISS M. Since Annie, 12, moved in with her father, she constantly tells wild stories about her pussy. Her father Andreas slowly despairs, his boss is shocked, the social worker is crestfallen. Why does she do this? Gradually, Andreas understands that he has to develop a deeper understanding for Annie’s stories to be able […]
ASTRONAUTS ASTRONAUTS is a film about two human beings. A tale of attraction and rejection. A parable of chaos and cosmos. A love story between destruction and self-destruction. An attempt at love.
HER SON Gregor is a musician and dreamer. He likes his life – as long as he doesn’t have to explain himself to his mother Irène. Long ago he gave up hope of being more than a less well-off son for the successful gallerist one day. A radical deterioration of Irène’s health status is forcing […]
BETWEEN THE LINES Harald Mayr is a devoted postman in a small village called Gaiswinkel. He is not only delivering letters, but also checking them. If their content doesn’t meet his moral standard, he amends them to fit this. Day in, day out he lives his routine, each discrepancy throws him easily out of the […]
On a hot summer‘s day, lonely Franklin is invited to play with other kids for the first time since moving to a new village. But when the children stumble across a recently moved-in house and observe his mother, things take a drastic turn – and Franklin once again has to play a role that he […]
“Warm snow” is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father’s questions and suggestions. The situation […]
A million options are suffocating Mia. She’s a young adult trying to escape that pressure by going into the unpredictable trails of the forest. By testing her own limits she hopes to find a clear answer for her own path. That’s when a mysterious figure appears, and she sees in him the possible guide she’s […]
“PASTOR PAUL“ tells the story of a small-town minister forced to choose between a newfound atheism and maintaining his job. No longer able to contain his feelings of disbelief, Paul lights out of church one morning before service, leaving the parishioners, church elders, and his family with many questions. Hours pass, and members of the […]
HE AND SHE Thomas is on his way to a life that includes only himself and his girlfriend… but when she breaks up with him, the dream goes up in smoke. Then he meets Annemarie at a lonely rest stop. As he tells the quirky old woman about his failed relationship, he comes to realize […]
Moscow. Center of the Russian secret service. Dimitrij (Vladimir Korneev) wanted to work in the field service for a long time. Finally he receives his order. He is to eliminate an agent stationed in Germany, his friend Hamid (Daron Yates).
FREEFEET Harald decided to spend 6 months barefoot. To travel the world without shoes. Some people can live for a while without Facebook or a car. He gave up shoes. It wasn’t easy, but he gained some valuable experiences. Based on a column by journalist Harald Martenstein.
WHAT IF… Every day life presents us with new options. Every moment we are making new choices that we are often unaware of. We have learned to be the creators of our own lives in the decisions that we make, and often we take this for granted. The human mind bares the ability to think […]
First it’s paint bombs, followed hard by riots. Tweets proclaim what is to be done. Resistance is everywhere. Something has to give. Two young activists meet amid turbulent events. They dance. the city belongs to them.
THE TREATMENT „The Treatment“ tells the story of isolated patient Linus. More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering. One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the […]
A bearded man with a backpack gets on an airplane and a beardless man without a backpack simply does what a man has to do.
Martin is a teacher at a local high school. He thinks of himself as a good educator, but his own son begins to rebel against him. One day both drive to school together and get into a bad row over Bastian going on a camping vacation with his buddies. Soon after, Bastian’s classmate Tom starts […]
A man drives through a deserted landscape. Suddenly his car hits a person, seriously hurting or even killing him. The driver searches for the body, cannot find it – and must accept that there is no one. Instead, he does find blood on the broken windshield. What happens when realizing that we kill – without […]
A film about self-love and the difficulties of love to other people. An aureola is the almond-shaped light phenomenon around the body of a saint in classical, religious representations. Based on this motive, the film discovers the perception of other people in comparison to oneself – the self-perception in love and hatred of one’s own […]
THE OLD MAN AND THE CAT Out of a profound longing for company and social contacts, an old, lonely man fantasises about a perfect world. Together with his imaginary cat he celebrates his 80th birthday. Suddenly the doorbell rings. His young, pretty neighbour is standing at the door.
CHASING DAYCARE Helena has just started a new job – and she’s already pregnant. To have her work contract extended after her pregnancy, she sets out on a desperate search for daycare. Madness ensues as she discovers that the odds of getting into a nursery are about as high as winning the lottery.
“I’m not taking any shit from you, motherfucker.” Boris T. loses it in the subway when he is asked for his ticket and then brutally assaults ticket inspector Christian. Christian sees his life dramatically altered by the attack. Boris’ incarceration alone cannot correct what has happened. Also Emily struggles with the aftermath. No one wants […]
Two people get separated. What is left behind of their relationship is a wall full of memories. NORA (28) is just about to take down the photographs, when SASCHA (30) suddenly appears to get the rest of his stuff. His appearance is obviously too much for Nora, especially when he starts to help her taking […]
Giuseppe can‘t knock the hustle. Unlike the permanent love-hate relation with his mother, Giuseppe knows his Italian father only from phone calls. His friends play on his weakness and get him into big trouble when he suddenly bumps into a coach who introduces him to hard workout and lifts his spirits. Filled with new self-confidence, […]
Twenty years after the end of Apartheid, school bullying continues to be a significant problem in South Africa. Regardless of the grade level, socioeconomic environment, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, bullying can happen to anyone and for any occasion. Intolerance, frustration, ignorance and racism are some of the sociological backgrounds, but these are just theoretical […]
A tap dancer performs, while elsewhere people run from the tear gas of the police. Two worlds apart ̶ if it wasn’t for an unexpected opening in the floor, right in front of the dancer… She decides to jump, and lands in the middle of the social protests in Istanbul. The dancer witnesses the people’s […]
A male prostitute (David Schütter) is trying to escape his long forgotten feelings. The unexpected tender encounter with a young woman (Nadja Bobyleva) confronts him with his real desires and puts his whole life to the test.
Etienne, by chance, recorded a secret conversation between his wife Martha and her ex-boyfriend. While Martha tries everything to destroy this recording, she doesn’t know that Etienne has already listened to it. And then she finds a photo in his desk of a woman she doesn’t know.
Tom lives a settled and relatively carefree life until he meets Peter again. Peter might be stupid but he’s also dangerous, thus deep in Tom’s memory. With Marie in tow, a girl who doesn’t talk much, Peter moves in Tom’s apartment for “a few days”. Already one day after his arrival Peter confesses to Tom […]
From the scenic area of eastern Bavaria to the Czech border six young people are on their journey. In this area, where all boundaries are supposed to be open, they are surrounded by a landscape in decay. Here they reach their own limits – who will leave them behind, who will arrange with them, who […]
Two orphaned teenage brothers leave their remote mountain village behind to seek their fortune in two separate major cities. Meanwhile, their young neighbors anxiously await the return of their father, a migrant worker who left the village a year ago. This is the story of four boys from the Chinese countryside, their hopes and dreams, […]
Six-year-old Nele has to cope with her mothers cancer. When her big sister Josi describes cancer as a “stupid disgusting thing that they have to remove”, Nele has a hopeful thought: Cancer is like a little rat and a rat can be killed…
Istanbul. A longing young woman visits the man she has left behind in the city that keeps the secret of her life. The delicate reapproach is disturbed by his unconventional friend who shows unique skills of winning her over. While she embarks on a passionate love affair she suddenly finds herself confronted with the themes […]
A boy meets a girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything…
*** ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE 2016 *** *** WINNER AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2016 *** A divorced father picks up his eight year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can‘t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.
Inspired by true events which took place in Southern Germany in the winter of 1945, “Das Problem des Schnellstfluges“ (The Problem of the Fastest Flight) tells the story of an engineer’s harebrained scheme to build a manned rocket made of wood. Humorless scientist Erich Bachem meets young pilot Lothar Sieber when he is ordered to […]
A Man wakes up in the middle of a crossing. He has no memory how he got there. His only clue is a small note in his hand with an address on it. He is searching for explanations. Throughout his grueling search, he is loosing his only confidant. The search is more and more dragging […]
An actress enters the consulting room of a psychoanalyst and begins to talk about her fears and thoughts. It starts an analysis of herself, of her existence and her work …
Social systems come and go, but people remain. Since Soviet times an old Ukrainian bus has been running along the outermost EU border. At the junction of this geo-political construct this old bus appears as fragile as the past itself. Will the bus come? Or not? Passengers wait patiently at the bus stop: and they […]
“Apricot Trees” plays in Anatolia. Due to the traditional family structures only the son can come into an inheritance. Thus the wish for a son is great. For this, Ibrahim accepted a lot. Every action seemed reasonable. With this he enormously changed the life of his family.
WE COULD HAVE, WE SHOULD HAVE, WE DIDN’T… Sunday night in snowy Germany. On television, the usual news about refugee disasters on the coast of Italy, in the kitchen Sushi is being stacked on a plate. A couple tries to spend a cozy evening, but suddenly a stranger, who is freezing outside, is ringing the […]
Sun Sun Sun shows humans in their real surroundings. An attempt to preserve and condense their fleeting everyday life. Impressions of a day of an addict’s monotonous life, always with the same cycle of running, finding money, gambling and taking drugs. A restless person, who can’t access himself anymore and who is trapped in his […]
In a remote village, Father and Son are looking for a way out of their desperation. Mother is at work and there is no distraction around. Finally the son has an idea. Maybe a suicide will bring salvation, or an attempted suicide, maybe? But the father’s reaction to this idea is disappointing. He is used […]
In a bar, Martin, the cop, runs into his ex-girlfriend Eva. Their small talk soon turns serious and Martin’s intentions become very clear: but neither here nor with his current girlfriend does he find any answers. Furious, he drives through the lonely winter night lit up by neon lights. Just avoiding an accident, he ends […]
The 5-minutes filmlet „Dream to be a Diver“ is based on a short story by the German author Sven Hillenkamp and is an production realized by a small team. The story is about a girl who her whole live dreams of becoming a diver and who carries out all the necessary preparations to reach that […]
An emotional and strongly subjective movie about the question of what “happiness” is. At 19, Yasmin is in search of her own happiness and trying to understand her life, as well as the difficult relationship with her mother, a former heroin addict.
A tale of being different – and growing up.
Toni is a fisherman in Lampedusa. He sees men, women and children traveling from another continent. Who are these migrants arriving by sea on an island at the entry door of Europe, leaving it as soon as they can if they didn’t die before on their paths? Through Toni’s testimony, intercut by animation that underlines […]
On their last night together, Clara, a young Austrian tourist, and Tomer, an Israeli student, find themselves on an unexpected search for the “morning-after pill”. Cultural and personal gaps create distance between them. Tomer and Clara try to open up to each other, but every opportunity for closeness is interrupted by the outside world. With […]
„Burying Mom“ tells the story of Marion and Chris, who both return home to lay their mother to rest. Marion wants to get things over with quickly and cremate their mother, but Chris wants to prevent this at all costs. Therefore, the siblings’ unresolved conflicts from the past are unearthed.
Felix has hit rock bottom. Unable to connect with his comatose wife, the organ builder has taken to numbing his senses and seeks refuge in self-destruction. But before completely going to the dogs, he decides to leave the country. He sets out on a journey that ends up bringing him closer to his wife.
The narrator’s journey begins at mid-summer-night, in the solemn twilight of a peaceful lake. His written notes sound to us like recollections of a past long gone. Human bonds have all but disappeared; man lives isolated and alone now. The individual has succumbed to the efficiency of a new world. Those who refuse to accept […]
Emmy works at Paper Plane Airline, a really tiny airline company. Her big hope and dream is to one day become a flight attendant. Even though she and her always-moody best friend Angela face an everyday boring ground-crew-job with an unbearable hyper-correct boss, they manage their tasks one way or the other. Emmys goal, an […]
A snail invents the wheel and goes through a rapid cultural evolution, to finally get back to its origin.
Din and his family live in a small village several hours from the port city of Chittagong away. To feed his family, he and his close friend Amin head off to search around the city for work. After a long and disappointing day at work they stroll around the darker parts of the city. Looking […]
10-year-old Simon finds his single father dead in his room. Shocked, he tries to maintain his everyday life.
Lilly suffers from Bulimia. She has successfully kept it a secret from her parents for many months now. She finds relief, chatting with her anorexic friend Anna. An uneven Friendship that soon starts to drive her towards her limits.
When he makes a special discovery on his way to the soccer field, a boy has no clue what he’ll face next.
Over night Gadaffi´s hotel in Central Africa lost its patron. The gardener still waters the forecourt for the absent guests. The security guard leaves his uniform in the wardrobe for now. And the Tunisian manager of the hotel takes care of a ghost hotel. Together we wait for a message from the new owners.
Look away or intervene? When a black man is victim of unfounded, racial abuse in a packed bus, there is only one passenger who won’t ignore the situation like everyone else.
Two Sugars As Always is telling the story of elderly Klara dealing with her son Paul trying to move Anton – Paul’s father and Klara’s husband – to a retirement home. Klara still believes that she can take care of him by herself…
Christian Bender is a a young and ambitious boxer who has an upcoming decisive boxing match. At home, he takes care of his father, who, after a second stroke, has become a complete invalid. When Christians older brother Michael returns home, he isn’t the help Christian would have hoped for.
A railway station in the middle of nowhere. David is looking for his girlfriend: Willa. They were on their way to their own wedding, when an accident made them stuck at a small railway station. Now Willa is missing and none of the other fellow passengers know where she is. Although the next train is […]
A satirical family drama about the coming out of a young girl to her family , where nothing goes planned.
Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns the sorrows of his ‘screwed’ existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong? He needs to remember…
A documentary about beach boys in paradise who imagine paradise somewhere else. Low Season tells the story of an encounter with Sony a beach boy in Bali who dreams about leaving the island one day to find a better life in the West. A documentary with fictional elements about hopes, dreams and expectation in a […]
In an idyllic fishing village a poet is living between intoxication, desperation and prayer. But what is it that made him a broken man? The personal fate of the protagonist becomes an universal anti-war-story.
Beatrix lives in her cousin’s apartment in Berlin, where she sleeps long into the day. Contrary to her lack of ambition in pursuing a professional career and her refusal of getting committed to a serious relationship, she really cares about her physical appearance and regularly visits an expensive beauty salon to get her hair done. […]
“Spring” gives us a glimpse of the daily life of an elderly woman: Accompanied by opera music, playing on the record player, she prepares to leave her apartment. The pictures on the wall give us an insight into her younger days.
The young and loving Seneca enters a barber’s shop to ask for the hand of Father Equien’s daughter. But the old man doubts about the lovers ability to love and demands a dangerous trial to prove their love.
Late at night in a recording studio: Singer Lori is struggling with her own perfectionism while having to stand her ground against her colleagues. In the studio next door Sam, the cleaner, is talking to a man on the phone and gets herself tangled-up in creative lies. „Malibu“ focuses on the little personal tragedies of […]
It’s almost the end of her pregnancy: Helene feels terrible about her body, in her relationship and with her parents who want to come to dinner tonight. So she backtracks deep into herself to find a solution. A story in two pictures.
At 11 p.m. at a gas station, a forty year old Belgian and a female employee meet. Talking, the two of them start to gain an understanding of one another. But when the man reveals his secret, the situation reaches a tipping point.
Amir is a deaf-mute refugee from the Kosovo. Jana is illiterate and lives in Wuppertal. Although the two can’t communicate, a subtle connection evolves between them, up to the point when his past takes its toll…
During a military exercise in the woods, two soldiers cover each other’s faces in camouflage paint. In such a delicate situation, in which every trembling of the finger is perceivable, Max tries to find out the truth about Christian. He fears to become a target of the group himself, if his best friend actually turns […]
An old-school theatre critic is going berserk when he watches an ironic reinterpretation of Goethe´s FAUST in a little off-theatre. Surrounded by hipsters, fiction and reality collides…
TRISTES DÉSERTS – A ROBOT`S TALE is the filmic-musical result from the baroqueand sci-fi-inspired collaboration between artist Stephanie Winter, tenor August Schram and electronic duo Austrian Apparel. Originating in the idea of an audiovisual realization of M.A. Charpentier’s lyrical song “Tristes Déserts” and motivated by the constant interaction of image and sound, a baroque-intergalactic musical […]
He who reflects his past, influences his future, He who controls his present, manipulates his past, He who wills his future, shapes his present. One man, one bondage: the bondage to time. Every soul ages, willingly or unwillingly. Roland is unwilling, but this bondage overwhelms him. He feels time slipping through his fingers. How can […]
The Italian Marco attacks a rich business man with a suitcase full of money. When he becomes aware what the business plans with the money, the two start talking. In the end both seem to separate in the good – if money wouldn’t be that insidious.
The French au pair girl Joline visits Germany to work in the Chinese restaurant “Blue Dragon”. The tension in the relation between her and her host, Mrs. Zhou, rises. It more and more becomes a psychological duel –up to the point, where Joline discovers the secret of the restaurant.
Ella is a Polish immigrant worker, who works in Germany to finance the academic studies of her daughter in Poland. Because of a disease her employment appears to be endangered. When her daughter decides to come to Germany probably facing the same fate as her mother, the mother decides to press a dismissal wage from […]
The film shows the last steps in the life of a man who feels the world and his existence drawing to a close. He sets forth on an intense journey of no return when he meets a man helping him to fulfil his last wish.
Diana, the stern and passionate Film Director, in her eyes also the Huntress, the Queen, sees her supremacy over her beloved film challenged by Aimée, the frighteningly efficient and down-to-earth assistant director, triggering Diana’s anxious and intruding imagination to paint the situation like a wild battle to be won or lost. An intimate journey into […]
Paul is 16 years old and earns his pocket money working the streets. Fleeting encounters shape his daily routine, until he comes across a group of teenagers that teach him the lesson that nobody can run away from their problems. But Paul has made a pact. A pact with some ants. An „Ameisenpakt,“ which questions […]
In the tradition of science fiction like “Fahrenheit 451” or „Brave New World“, “Phoenix“ tells the story of a man coming to his senses after a young woman makes him realize the true nature of the world they are living in.
My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something he’d say or do, but he’d never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew him, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.
Jackpot. Over four million Euro. Five hungry mouths. But they won’t share.
Max has been studying in Frankfurt for some time when a family event brings him back home to Vienna’s outskirts. A short meeting with old freinds turns into an all-nighter, just like in the old days: drinking beer in the skate park, secretly breaking into the outdoor pool with young women, hanging out at the […]
The beauty of autumn has arrived in full force once again. Out in the retirement home garden, Hans is enjoying the last rays of sunshine with his son, Peter. Hans is happy with his little family, and would be able to the approaching eve of his life with contentment… if it weren’t for one old […]
A trout meant to be grilled gets the name Karl and doesn’t end up on the barbecue. The couple Johann and Helene take an outing into the mountains. However their mood is somewhat dulled because Helene has breast cancer in an advanced stage. Johann tries to distract his wife with awkward cheerfulness but has difficulties […]
Sollberger, the long-serving head of Swiss prison hospital ward, is well respected among both inmates and collegues. When he looses control in a incident with an inmate, the clear line between right and wrong starts to blur and Sollberger himself suddenly becomes the security hazard.
Johannes used to be a football talent, he is a singer-songwriter and recently became a dad. As part of this “sensitive” portrait, the film follows his desires and hopes. With documentary precision it observes and through intimate conversation it reveals a “fascinating personality”. Despite his controversial view of life, the film does not denounce his […]
Rhythm is changing no more…
After a traumatic experience the young student Clara returns for Christmas to her family’s home on the countryside. Here she must surpress her pain to become part of the Christmas harmony.
1960. Night. A train on its way to the Iron Curtain. In it Sebastian (Andreas Thiele) – a guy like you and me. His actual mission was to escort an important painting to Prague. But after finding one of the guards murdered on the toilet, he is already in the middle of a bizarre 1960ies […]
Lisa’s excitement over her potential new job quickly dissipates when interviewer Marie begins asking her a series of increasingly bizarre and pointed questions.
Paris, Hotel Amour, a “Nouvelle Vague” couple meets in the iconic French hotel after a long period of separation. After a confession the two get lost in love, passion and fights. Emotion mixed with non emotion. Love mixed with hate. Disappointment mixed with attachment: “I thought you were different! You don’t feel anything!“ – but […]
Thomas bumps into his ex-girlfriend Lisa at an audition for a stageplay. They never officially ended their relationship, just didn’t call each other anymore. While waiting to be called up they rehearse their parts in front of each other. Neither has the courage to ask the real questions, both are afraid to get hurt. Then […]
More success. More Money. More power. More partying. More, and more, and more. Until finally we are out of breath, and then someone misses the turn. Chris searches for a kick through motocross races on ice. Rea and Bea party to excess all night long. Melitta never stops running. All trying to get out of […]
The year 1949 in Germany: a man wakes up in a cellar, next to him two dead bodies. He doesn’t remember who he is or what happened. An investigator tries to find out if the man is a suspect or a victim. The psychological cat-and-mouse game between the two men turns into a race against […]
The mechanical life form Ohm inhabits a bleak and devastated planet. The thousands of mechanical creatures of this world share a single cycle of energy. In this cycle, Ohm is a rogue element. His nature is to devour and absorb others. When one day a gargantuan foreign object appears in the skies during a lightning […]
The short film INTRUSION does not tell a classical story. The main focus lies on the visual design, which has the intention to convey a mood. The motives and the associative dramatic composition are reminding of dream sequences, nightmares or hallucinations in which the uncanny and the curious are staged; Unrealistic, seemingly disparate, yet interrelated […]
Zoe, a young girl, barely aged twenty, is purposeless roaming and apperently easygoing through the nights and the clubs of Berlin. To overcome her longing for secureness and closeness, she bemuses herself again and again with indiscriminately sex. By chance she gets new aspects for her life – the sexploitation of her body. For the moment […]
Milena is considering postponing her final secondary‐school examinations for one year. Having lived with an eating‐disorder since the age of 14, her decision to do so gives her the chance to take the the time she needs to recover her health. The film gives us an insight into her everyday life, her worries and fears. […]
A film about young and old love in a simple, touching drama, that follows passion and approaches the painful realization of having missed an important moment forever.
Little girl Charlie doesn’t know how to cope with the separation of her parents. Inspired by a fairy tale, she believes that her father was poisoned by his new girlfriend. Thus, she tries to free her father from this spell and comes up with a fatal plan…
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.
‘transient’ captures the first three days of a young professional moving from London to Frankfurt for an interim assignment. He represents well-educated, well-paid young professionals constantly on the move, who never settle down, but only have a ‘hub’ city for their journey fueled by ‘perform, achieve’ culture. Settling into a new apartment, meeting a new […]
Paul has all he wants to be happy: a stable job, a beautiful and loving wife who is expecting their first child, a lot of friends. On his 37th Birthday though, within a single day, everything is about to change. In the mythical Parc of the ex-Berlin Tempelhof airport, he runs into a mysterious Stranger, […]
When a mysterious asteroid crashes into the Pacific Ocean, all the adults on earth degenerate into feral creatures. A young girl, Sweetheart, fights for the survival of herself and her infant brother in this brutal new world, where her own parents are no longer who they appear to be, and nowhere is safe.
Julius can’t sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can’t manage to leave. A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks.
In “REPLACE” we are confronted with a Nature seemingly familiar to us, but only at first glance. Quickly it becomes clear that Nature’s laws have been suspended and strange creatures are inhabiting the Planet. All plants and animals give the impression of pursuing a certain target. Halfway through the film a geometrical shape appears, floating […]
Grumpy Henry just wants to watch a football game but the TV-Signal is disturbed. So he gets the idea to join the football evening of his neighbors. But they don‘t even think about inviting such a disliked fellow. An evening-odyssey begins. A story about seeking and expecting help from strangers.
This film tells the story of Mr. X, but his identity, and his face, are never revealed in it. Mr. X is a West-African asylum seeker living in Berlin without a work permit. As his exposure might put him in danger, he is the one holding the camera instead of appearing in front of it. […]
The wonder of human life, birth and procreation has a very different value in a world ruled by corporations. A journey from egg-cell to human life with a surprising end.
Manfred, an 82 year old man, wants to kill himself, but his alleged death comes in between. On his own funeral he finds new meaning in life.
At the end of Washington Boulevard, where Los Angeles’ streets merge into the ocean, the Venice Pier begins. The rough concrete pier braves Pacific storms and provides stillness and stablity to its visitors. Here, we meet two immigrants who take us on their journey through history.
Recently in the Woods is a short tale about acceptance and tolerance. Two horses laugh at a unicorn‘s horn because of it‘s different appearance.
Moritz is caught between the worlds of life and death as he struggles with the illness of his little brother. When he wanders into the forest to be alone, he encounters an ancient being who offers a macabre bargain.
“WIND” is a short animation about the daily routine life in a windy country. WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions. The wind creates a natural system […]
Paul is a Social Media junkie and he can’t live his life without his smartphone. But on his lucky day he’d be better off leaving it at home…
Why has the USA waged two wars with Iraq within only a few years? Why have weapons of mass destruction—the reason for the most recent war in Iraq—never been found, and why are American special units still there? In the film “Green Gold”, secret recordings are uncovered which reveal the real motive behind the invasion. […]
Summer. A suffocating heat fills the bedroom. He’s sitting in one corner, she’s in another. Bored. With coy glances she tries to catch his attention. No luck. She gets more demanding; he throws a pillow. A passionate fight over their relationship erupts. Emotions intensify. Love changes to hate, and defense to erotic attraction. SUNDAY […]
“Sisters in Crime” tells the story of the two sisters Hanna and Lena who are trying to realize their dream of emigrating. Hanna seduces rich men, goes home with them, sleeps with them and copies the house key. The next day the two sisters then break into the houses and loot cash and jewelery. This […]
Helmut (70) has convinced himself that he is the literal king of the housing project where he spends the last and lonely days of his live. Clara (16) just moved into the appartment next door after being kicked out by her mom. She is not exactly enthusiastic about either her dead-end job at the cash […]
After running away from an orphanage, 8-year old Emma believes to have found the perfect hiding place in the apartment of a blind woman named Evelyn then to her, Emma is invisible. But Evelyn is not oblivious to the strange noises in her apartment. She plays along with her little roommate’s silent game of hideand- […]
What is it like to grow up into a world, which is on the verge of disappearing? Descending from a long line of actors in an ancient Indian theatre tradition, the ten-year-old Sreehari, searches for a stage on which to perform his art, in a world which leaves tradition behind in its quest for modernization. […]
The USA are easily willing to solve political conflicts by military means. But when the own people is threatened by increasing weather desasters like Katrina, no effort is made to change that. The global warming is being driven further on. This is the statement of this ironical music clip.
For a young boy school is a living hell. He decided to put an end to it.
An ordinary day in Dr. Lipschitz support group for broken dreamers.
The dance floor is a battlefield.
Leon’s (19) health seemed stable within the last years, until he was recently admitted to the hospital with cardiac arrhythmias. The consequence was an emergency surgery on the heart. For a few seconds Leon was clinically dead until he was rescued. Since then pictures of his near-death experience did not leave him, did not let go. Leon is […]
Anthropoid creatures with plugs in place of heads are up to mischief. Instead of abandoning oneself to the dictates of the raised finger, they soon submit to themselves. But the fingers also finger around. Is it love?
Again the admired Mr. Dreamy parks in front of the Cafe. And again the shy waitress doesn’t dare to go out and talk to him. But her friend has a crazy idea how she can get to know this guy.
MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet’s Habanera from “Carmen” has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as […]
Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite of all the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to […]
Hannah, a young woman, wakes up locked in a dark wooden box. She has no clue how she got there. She pleads for her freedom. All she wants is out of the box until she watches through a small crack while a gruesome surgery takes place just feet away. When she notices a number in […]
The Black Forest in the 19th century: A young and poor charcoal-burner desperately wants to become rich. He trades his warm heart for a cold stone with the evil spirit of the forest. A cautionary tale about the effects of greed on the human soul, based on a darkly romantic German fairy tale.
Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a wooden stick toygun. The longer he plays, the further he is thrust into an altered reality. The boundaries between the past and the present, the real and the surreal, start to blur. Images from bygone Berlin appear; streets and buildings still carry the memories of war. […]
The days of Adrian and commissioner Keller in the provincial Oldenburg are numbered. The 18 year old graffiti writer Adrian wants to get out of the small town to go and study art, while the aging commissioner just quit his job in the vandalism department oft he local police. For the second time. When another […]
Although everything is in order in sixteen-year-old Charlottes life, she invents dramatic stories to show her innermost feelings. Lola on the contrary is more withdrawn. She does not tell her best friend about the depressive periods of her mum who drinks and has long ago been to work. Lola carries hard on her secret burden, […]
When you get older, things change. This short film is about two people who need to understand that change is a process you can’t influence. Meyer is a film about aging.
Every Moment leads to another one. Thus, to understand one Moment one has to know about his background, because everything has a cause and everything has an effect. Fortune Faded describes this principle with a journey through this moments and tells a story of a fateful concatenation, that finally ends up in fire and ashes.
Azerbaijan. Yagub lives with his adult son Musa in a small house in a desolate place. They lead a solitary life. Musa, mentally disabled and limited in his motor skills, assists his father with his work. Yagub is a carpenter and earns his money especially with coffins, which he carpenters for Georgians and Russians. Whenever […]
Anna hasn’t always done things right, but she wants to change. She dreams of taking Jerome far away and starting over somewhere else. They could be happy, just the two of them……
A boy experiences new desires while watching a man at an indoor swimming pool. Forced up the diving platform by a rowdy gang, he receives help from an unexpected source. Cold Star is an appeal for acceptance of your own and others sexual identity.
A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires. One night she meets her own heart, showing her how she has to change immediately. – The film is set to a track by the Danish DJ Trentemøller.
Irina Rybakova, a Russian woman of 55 years, lives illegally in Germany, working as a 24-hour-caretaker – in the home of Johann Kreutz, who was in Russia 67 years ago, as a commanding SS-Unterscharführer. Today, suffering from severe dementia, he demands immense around-the clock caretaking.
Directed by Bryn Chainey, the video for “Legacy” chronicles the loss of a beloved pet mouse, and a young girl’s fascination for death and eclectic funerals. Set against the lush, horn infused melodies of the four minute (and some spare change) track, the video explores cultural ceremonies ranging from a customary Japanese funeral to a […]
A film which takes us away to Ralf Hildenbeutel’s „Wunderland“. The contrast between old musical films and modern music creates a bewitching unreality.
Jens is tolerant, tall and good-looking. His big honesty and loyalty to Germany brings him increasingly problems. Many people think he is a Nazi, although he only loves his native country…
One child is different than the others. Because of her dreamily and sportive nature she doesn’t match the generally accepted behavior of the other kids. Being different makes her more and more lonely. But in the end her loneliness saves her from being killed by the bomb that hit the orphanage.
Every action has a reaction.
Wasser explores various stages of a man’s apathy. Unable to see or perceive his wife, he associates her missing with water. To remind himself of her and in an attempt to avoid his more and more self-centric behaviour, he exhibits water-filled jars throughout the apartment. Based on a true story.
The biography of a place: a deserted island. A past kingdom. Everything is changing. In a close observation tells the island her own story over which has laid years ago a veil of uninhabitability. What’s happened here and when?
Told from the point of view of two children, BLUE BENEATH focuses with sensitivity on the tensions within the family system, sketching an intimate portrait heightened by the small but incisive details of childhood memory.
Two lives, two worlds: a man and a child. A kid who wants to be friends with the neighbouring children. A man who has a date with a woman on a roof. The world of adults and the world of children. They are related but they are torn.
Taweez tells the story of an old, lonesome talisman-writer, who earns his money with prophecy and has already lost the hope for acknowledgement in life, but suddenly finds himself as a messiah as a result of the rumours in the village. Some now even call hin a charlatan. In the little village acknowledgement comes as […]
STAVANGER tells the story of the farmer Marta who, after the sudden death of her husband, gets sucked into a mix of sadness, loneliness and suppression. Unable to acknowledge her loss, she is in denial about reality and grasps at the last of what is left of her husband: his lover.
The deep friendship between the young and beautiful actresses Maria and her Jewish friend Lea gradually starts to break as Maria’s husband Hans goes from being unemployed to a high ranking SS-Officer. But on the day of the first deportation of Jews in Munich, Maria goes despite the ban of Hans to warn Lea thereby […]
An old woman looking back upon her youth recalls a moment of fleeting elegance in a time of post-war misery. A simple story recounts the fate of a community on the Italo-Slovene border.
Salomea remembers the day her beloved brothers, Max and Karl, disfigured her and themselves for life. The Day of Tragedy, is what their mother called it, and blamed it on the fate of her children. Though fate and tragedy have a different meaning by the end of her tale. A tragicomedy about sibling rivalry, disfigurement […]
Carla (mid-20s) throws herself head first into an “Amour Fou” with the photographer Jacob Balista (mid-40s). When he wants her to come to Paris she leaves everything behind and hitches a ride to France. Unfortunately, the “city of love” reneges on it’s promises. Far away from the romantic cliché, Carla has to face the true […]
Ruth cares for her mother Hilde who is suffering from dementia. Both women are broke because the care devours every last cent. Only the approval of the ´level of care 2‘ can still save the two women. But when the case manager from the medical advisory service comes by to evaluate Hilde’s health condition, suddenly […]
Through a spiritual ritual, a shaman calls a flying drone, It arrives from the sun and becomes a spiritual tool of the shaman. It flies away, over the octagonally-planned residential community and transforms a police officer into a hybrid owl-human. It departs towards an Aztec plateau, where it enters a spiritual dance with the director […]
He is a silent man. He walks the streets, watching, looking for the right place. He finds it. In the middle of a market. He sets up a stand. But instead of selling his goods, the silent man gives them away for free. The other sellers watch. They feel provoked. The situation escalates. They lose […]
Homophobia is not funny, everything else is!
Christian Lukas, 22, is on the run. He took part in a drug study and together with his girlfriend Anna discovered the death of a fellow participant. However instead of investigating, the doctors co- vered up the incident. When Anna also starts showing signs of the deadly side ef- fects Christian breaks out of the […]
Monika is raging. Monika is on the run. Monika is trying to escape from husband Richard. Her destination is Venice. Her partner in crime is Nema, a mute hitchhiker. Nema pushes Monika to follow her path relentlessly. Until Richard catches up and Monika has to fight for her freedom. Who is the man, whom Monika […]
MORITZ loves the nature and is full of discovery: he likes to play in the garden and toss the stones into the water. But what if his favorite toy is suddenly broken? Will MORITZ find a way?
“Boy” finds himself in an absurd situation. He wakes up on a little island in the middle of an open-air swimming pool, unable to remember anything. A strange sailor is his only companion. And although the edge of the pool is just a few metres away, it seems out of reach: a shark is patrolling […]
Lovestory. Violence. 3 Gunshots. Silence.
One morning, Mr. Kawuras awakens with a ball on his head. At first nothing in his daily routine changes, as usual Kawuras gets ready to go out. But outside, his appearance arouses curiosity, the ball attracts the interest of people in the public space and seems to be a fascinating skill. Kawuras performs with virtuosity […]
Strandatmosphäre. Sand, Liegestuhl, Palme, Kühlbox. Eine Strandlady und ein lässiger Kontrabassist. In der Mitte: ein Junge, der sein Eis über alles liebt und dafür über Leichen gehen würde. Er hat viele bunte Eiskugeln auf seine Waffel geladen und schleckt sie genüsslich. Das Eis schmilzt schnell und zerfließt dem Jungen zwischen seinen Händen. Ein ungleicher Kampf […]
Maria and Miguel are sitting in a bar. Miguel wants to shoot a short film. While he really only seems to be interested in having sex with Maria, she has an abstract approach to the topic of the film and suggests her ideas. Meanwhile a film crew is trying to shoot a short film, but […]
Garden plot tyrant Gerti (Monika Baumgartner) can’t believe her eyes; her young teenage granddaughter Merci (Nadja Sabersky) is falling for the much older Berlin bred Simon (Joshua Grothe), the hipster-hottie who recently started chilling in the neighbouring garden – often topless! This has to stop and Gerti decides that drastic measures must be taken to […]
The catcher desperately tries on the edge of a steep cliff to preserve the playing children from falling into the abyss. At the end he has no other option to go his own way.
The time stands still, the moments are everlasting. The nameless characters turn into numb figures, surfacing and disappearing like mental tatters. The protagonist is trapped and strays through a confusing construction of thoughts, finally losing herself.
ANDREAS loves filming anything that will come in front of his camera lens. He especially takes joy in shooting videos, in which he and his friends CLEMENS and DINA pretend to kill themselves. When ANDREAS massively exaggerates and carelessly throws himself on some subway tracks just to shock his best friend, CLEMENS has had enough […]
To fulfill the last will of his mother, the young JAKOB ADLER needs to meet his biological father, who is inmate of a forensic psychiatric hospital for murdering his own brother for over 25 years. Jakob wants to talk to the doctor in charge DR WEISS before and unfolds the true scale of the tragedy […]
Meat was his life and exactly this is what Klaus left piled behind. Klaus is a butcher and on the journey to his personal fortune he discovers the previously unknown succulent appetite. A short film about a man who follows his desire to travel and embarks on a quest to find himself while overlooking the […]
BUSCHOW is the story about a relationship. It’s an ideal relationship, that’s shit. Two people in their mid-twenties are on vacation in a summer cottage in the woods. They don’t understand each other’s feelings, so they try to speak, about models of loving, about themselves, about love. Yet their different languages don’t really allow them […]
Lukasz (24) wants to get out of the socially deprived. He longs for social Recognition and wants what he misses his life: loyalty. As a racket for the Hamburg milieu Size ‘Milan’ he believes to have found all this. While Lukasz ‘social advancement begins to take shape, bringing the death of the common parent after years […]
Bosteri is a village in the middle of the Kirghiz steppe. There, between wild horses and one of the world’s largest mountain lakes, a Ferris wheel rises up into the sky that only runs for two months of the year. An encounter with the people that summer has left behind.
Tim is 38 and works as a taxi driver, which gives him enough flexibility to take care of his father who suffers from Alzheimer. Lee, a Chinese student, is 25 and Tim’s boyfriend – although he wants more than occasional sex in Tim’s taxi. The problem is that the father takes all the attention he […]
Bintou is from Burkina Faso and loves to lead a modern lifestyle. She dreams of becoming a famous dressmaker. Suddenly her life is turned upside-down when she has to take responsibility for her own daughter again who has been living in a children’s home so far. A film about dreams, responsibilities and the search for […]
During a stormy night of grave political crisis, an expert interpreter suffers a nervous breakdown. Young diplomat Konrad Gelb is recruited to step in and interpret between the two conflicting superpower leaders, who seem to hold the fate of humanity in their hands – an absurd responsibility, which by extension rests on the shoulders of […]
At the cost of each other two Vietnamese couples in Berlin are searching for support, comfort and above all, a home. The Vietnamese Bien and Thien have illegally come to Berlin and have come into hiding at their older relatives Nga and Nam. They are willing to live in total submissiveness for work and apparent […]
A fatefull autumn day in 1805. The morning mist hanging heavily over the sprawling field at Duerenstein. Phillipe, a young officer of the Napoleonic troops, is leaving his camp early to warn Mina, his childhood sweatheart, and the other inhabitants of the town of Krems before the planned looting. Alarm bells are struck, the news […]
Two people living in a state of bored love, a married couple in short, invite an unknown couple to their house. First it’s time for coffee, then let’s see. In the end the boredom is gone – but at times it’s better not knowing everything about your partner “24/7” – comedy about love, sex and […]
Center of the story is a vinyl pressing plant. It is the biography of a thing, this machine. She told us with every movement and every sound her own story.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, DACHSHUND AND THE WOLF tells the story of the Grimm fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” in German Sign Language for deaf and hearing people. The deaf Ziernagel family – Little Red Riding Hood, her brother Dachshund, her mother and Forest Grandma, lives in a world where even buildings and trees tell […]
What happens if you have to find out first whether you’re a boy or a girl? The story of a child who begins to discover his true identity in puberty.
Actually Giant Fox & William Honda just want to enjoy a coffee together, but the afternoon is getting more adventurous than they thought.
During her lunch break in a public park, cleaning lady Frau Riehmann experiences a set of strange encounters and an immoral proposition.
Late summer in Berlin. The city is pulsating and Fabian, Bene, and Richard are wandering aimlessly through the urban jungle. Against Fabian’s quiet protest, the friends ridicule outsider Jakob. The aggression escalates when one night the boys make their way into Jakob’s room, and bully Borschwitz sets Jakob’s mother’s car on fire. Fabian can no longer […]
To celebrate a deal Kollers client sends for some escort ladies. But the manager does not want to equate love with business. He’s had enough of all the cashing. When a sizzling lady joins him at the bar, he almost fails to realize how much they resemble each other in their loneliness and isolation.
Eight-year-old Jakub lives alone with his mother, Helena. Recently, Helena has met a man, Milan, who happens to be a small time drug dealer. After his arrest she regularly visits him in prison and occasionally works for him as a courier. Following his release, she imagines that she might just be a little closer to […]
Ivan is a burglar like any other. But in one aspect he is different from his colleagues: whenever he breaks into an apartment he takes a picture of himself, dressed in the clothes he finds. Everything is running smooth until he is discovered by Miriam during a shooting. Two loners find their shadow…
It´s grandpa´s birthday. He has invited his family… But they have only eyes for their iphones, smartphones and laptops. Grandpa feels alone… alone at a fully laid table. His attempts to get attention fail. But then… Mucus comes out of the iphones and laptops and infected the family. They turn into media-zombies, stupid people without […]
One day the young priest enters the confessional, not knowing that this confession is going to change everything. Who´s that strange old man in the neighbourcabin? And why is he telling that story?
“Goodbye Papa” is a touching drama about a boy coping with the death of his father and the grief that comes with it. Young Benedict is very attached to his father’s old set of medieval armor and it is the only thing that gives him any comfort. Trying to be a knight, he ends up […]
The poor yet smart trickster Si Lunchai triumphs over the cruel king. An adaptation of an Indonesian legend, inspired by the style of the Southeast Asian shadow puppet play “Wayang Kulit.
Jelena and her mother Vera left Russia 20 years ago to come to Germany. Since this time, they’ve been living together in a tiny two bedroom appartment. Vera is almost 70 now and unable to accept reality in Germany. In her mind, she still lives in Russia, where she was a famous dancer. She gave […]
Mika and Hannah. A repetitive one night‐stand, a hotel room, a night. Initial distance, they dance, get closer, make love. Despite significant intimacy, the relationship between the two of them is as anonymous as the hotel room they are in. Hannah is unable to sleep, and so, she embarks on an inner dialog with herself, confronting her […]
L’Chaim! is a glimpse into the unusual life of Chaim Lubelski. He had a wild past as a hippy in Germany, London and Paris, before he became a millionaire in New York and a professional chess player in St. Tropez. When his mother needs care, Chaim decides to move in with her into the elderly […]
A Film Noir with a magical twist, where an innocent man comes to lose his heart. All because of a dame and a criminal who loved her.
In the 70`s of East Germany, child Iris lives with her young parents secluded in the province. Her beeing in a difficult familysituation, characterised by injury, longing and alcohol, Iris finds herself to process reality by escaping into wild fairytale dreams
Ten year old Jonas lives with his ill mother in a small two bedroom apartment. One day he watches from his window as a circus troupe passes by. Later he comes across the troupe again. This time he follows them through the suburbs and is lead into a strange and fascinating world.
DMD KIU LIDT (The manifestation of capitalism in our lives is sadness) is an anti-music film which follows the Austrian pop-rock band Ja, Panik and their social circle of fellow musicians in Berlin and Vienna. It is a chronicle of a group that centers on the conditions of music-making in a state of prolonged sadness dominated […]
Jule und Tom leben seit kurzem in einem einsamen Haus mitten in einem Wald nahe Berlin. Eines Tages bekommen sie Besuch von ehemaligen Nachbarn, die sie schon ewig nicht mehr gesehen haben. Doch schon bald wird klar, dass ihre Besucher geisteskrank und vielleicht sogar gefährlich sind. Jule und Tom versuchen sie schnell wieder los zu […]
For anyone that loves sex, dreams and the French New Wave. 1960s France. Inspired by the writings of the marquis de sade, young Séverine (Valeria Piskounova) betrays her controlling husband with a small-time street gangster (Nikolai Kinski). An act of passion? Or is there something sinister at play?
It could have been a nice Saturday …were it not for a mad cow, a hysteric mother and two ambulance men, who are all good at one thing mainly: Creating chaos. Comedy about a young Berliner in the German Alps, who gets by a series of confusions in a hospital. A surreal nightmare for our […]
Willi Huber, 62 years old, hates computers. After being fired he finds a job as a waiter in a modern café. Though having a hard time serving the young people he saves a guest’s life by applying a laptop in an unusual way.
A man attempts, in vain, to prevent another from suffering the consequences of a sinister curse associated with the Delver Mirror. He presents a dire warning, in the broadest possible terms, to the ill-fated central character (along with the audience) as to the fantastical legend and insidious nature of the mirror. Slowly, Carlin and Spangler […]
The indoor garden © institution is an indoor garden institution where people can apply to go on holidays from their everyday life. WE OFFER PONIES, GARDEN GAMES, PRINCESS COSTUMING ETC. FUN! FUN! FUN! FUN! PARTY PARTY! YAY PARTY! YAY!
„The American Dream“ – the epitome of the hope that everybody can achieve everything by hard work and passion. Is this hope floating above the U.S. like a myth? Or maybe more like the sword of Damocles? „Dreams & Pieces“ is taking the audience to a 8.000 miles journey from Chicago to Houston and from […]
Three buddies are sitting in their garden and argue about green energy. This leads to verbal percussion.
The house Martin inherited in Transylvania turns out to be a worthless old shack. The money he borrowed for the journey is almost gone. The strange food and the ancient VW camper slowly drive him mad. His bad luck continues when the hitchhiker Klara suddenly occupies his back seat. With her chaotic, bubbly personality and […]
When Helga Landowsky discovers the broken jug in an antiques store near the German/Polish border, she wants to have it at any cost. But the old lady has reckoned without Jakub Lato. Because the antiquarian does’t want to trade his ware for money. In exchange for the jug, he wants Helga to tell him a […]
As business man Lehmann misses the last bus home, the evening couldn’t get any worse. He thinks. At the same bus stop a mysterious homeless person is waiting and asks Lehmann for a little change. Lehmann rebuffs the homeless person, but will bitterly regret it. As he moves on by foot he notices a dark […]
“I just want sex!” says Tanja to Benjamin.
Elisabeth is a writer. Since her mother was sent to a nursing home, she lives completely isolated, spending her days writing. One day when Elisabeth takes a stroll through the park, she walks past seventeen year old Malek. When the young boy sees her, he is compelled to follow her home. He comes back to […]
It’s winter in an abandoned village near the Baltic Sea in Germany. Jan (39) has decided to leave his home, when he finds out, that his neighbor Betty (35) gave up a personal ad. Right off he decides to try his luck. “Nothing Lost” is a short film about hope.
Helga and Kurt. We are amidst family, and a special one indeed. Before Christmas Eve, the two grandparents prepare for their family to come and visit them, and they do so in a very unique way. As the day comes closer, the arrangements become increasingly complicated. Small things turn into great ordeals. Decorating the Christmas […]
Hendrik and Mona’s candle lit dinner acquires an odd taste, when Hendrik returns from a cigarette break to find that Mona has disappeared and the one remaining customer in the restaurant is gorging on what appears to be skin and bone.
Just an ordinary night in Cologne city. Taxi driver Sedat loses his job and finds himself in an absurd existential crisis. Call girl Nina has to fix a problem as quickly as possible and needs help urgently. The encounter of the two turns to a very special experience for everyone involved…
The film portrays a moment in the life of Syrian civilians during the ongoing Syrian Civil War. After a woman is shot on a street in Aleppo, her son is in a state of shock. While his mother is bleeding to death, a group of rebels arrive to take out the enemy snipers. But who […]
An unexpected encounter with an object from his past plunges a man into a dream-like state of reminiscence. He begins a journey into his mind and memories, helping him to remember something vital he had once known but eventually forgotten: that true peace comes from within.
Herrmann is a leftist Thirty Something, who is still politically active, despite beginning to live the usual life of having a girlfriend and a child. On the way to his weekly political meeting he is kidnapped.
Shadows are all Commissioner Berger sees: the darkness he comes from is too powerful to escape, and years of delivering news of others’ deaths have made him a cynic. Now his new colleague, Martin Stern, has Berger completely at a loss; even worse, Stern’s young wife Sophie has trustingly turned to him for help. Berger […]
Tami, a newcomer to the online 3D world of Second Life, approaches owners of virtual Second-Life homes in an attempt to re-discover her own lost home. Blending Second-Life and real-life footage, Tami explores the experience of home in the virtual era, and the ability to capture it on film.
Knowing that cancer will soon be tearing them apart, a little girl and her mother try to make use of the remaining time to live life to the fullest. Despite – or perhaps because of the fact, that they care so much for each other, the initial strategy, to deal with the imminent goodbye playfully […]
„Jeanetmila“ is about a young couple. About friendship, relationships, generations. About questions we don´t ask, conflicts, we avoid, issues we don´t want to have. It´s about us missing out on each others and about giving a try. Somehow.
“Kilometer” is an 18 minute short set in the countryside near Berlin – Germany. Dialogue-free, the movie tells an atypical crime story set almost entirely in one location: A runner, after encountering a crime-in-progress in the woods at night, becomes entwined in the scene in a number of unexpected ways. “Kilometer” is a riveting new […]
Marlene is in a relationship with the growth-restricted circus clown Pippo. She loves him- and loves to dominate him. But he suddenly dies by accident. In order to keep him with her forever, she decides to make sausages out of him and eats him.
Hans is thirty. He is from Berlin-Kreuzberg, bike messenger, ex-boyfriend and son. “Air Empty Room” tells a typical day in his life. He works, meets pals. But actually it is the day of his mother’s funeral, to which he does not participate, and instead tries to escape the truth in supposed ordinariness.
Nine-year-old Ümit does not want to go to Turkey with his family. He is haunted by the thought of his upcoming circumcision and he misses his friends in Germany. Everyone in Turkey is stupid, especially his cousin Haluk. Ümit feels like a fish out of water. Tradition demands him to step up and face his […]
A young woman enters a café and decides to bring a touch of rebellion to the cold atmosphere. But it’s not until a clumsy mishap that she gets real attention. And suddenly her coolness is challenged.
Percussion by specially composed words forming the biography of „Didi“ – accompanied by matching images.
Lilli and Ana are best friends, and more – they are a couple. Erotic curiosity quickly developed into a serious relationship. They share everything – until the day Ana finds out that she is pregnant. In an instant, the lives of the two young women change drastically. New feelings overwhelm them that they cannot bring […]
The film is based on the poem of the same name by Etta Streicher. It is concerned with not speaking out, keeping your feet still or actually biting the bullet and achieving inner freedom. And about how individual mental states influence the world.
The 90’s, a colourful decade of pop and shallowness: Fifteen year old Fila and her clique are in the middle of it. Fila is popular amongst her friends, because she is cool, sassy and loud. But so is Gülcan, which makes her a rival to Fila. When Fila falls in love with the 27 years […]
With all hope lost Ramon first must battle his inner demons before he can face his opponent in the boxing ring. Ramon, a very skilled boxer, finds his first big match to be the chance to start a new life with his sister Isabelle. However, the manager of the boxing studio has other plans and […]
Juergen Vollmer met The Beatles 1960 in Hamburg music club Kaiserkeller. They hung around together, Vollmer started photographing them and when they met again in Paris, The Beatles insisted to get his haircut. Narrow-minded Hamburg in the 50th and 60th made him escape to Paris. He took pictures of beatniks while having sex, moved on […]
Suffering from severe pain, a young man decides to go to the doctor’s. Little aches and pains accompany us through life. Often completely harmless, mostly they disappear after a while. Usually we even talk about them, but there are those, we rather not mention. The actual anguish then lies in the embarrassment, not the pain.
When Markus realized a filthy girl in front of his house and took it into his flat, his women annika quckly realized something must be wrong with her. She doesn’t feel comfortable with the imagination to have her in the flat for the night – and she was right. The girl knows details about the […]
A postman gets his bike stolen. A bar owner looses his tenancy agreement. Two adolescents appropriate the right to judge others and castigate them.
Old sea dog Fritz, stranded in the “Ruhrpott” wants to start his final journey to the sea. After the death of his beloved wife Frieda he hadn’t the strength to continue life on his own at the seaside. The solitude and monotonous lifestyle have dulled him and left him weary. He can feel, that he […]
1916. During the First World War the middlemen of three Germans, who secretly operated for the French, get caught. Hunted for their betrayal, they try to take refuge in France.
Saturday afternoon: Gabi hosts a Tupperware party. A cultural study staged as a fictional intimate play.
A young couple gets themselves into a role play for the course of a night. But soon enough the borders between reality and game, between role and identity begin to melt. Parts of their personality come to the surface which will destroy their assumed intimacy.
A wealthy business man’s lover has been abducted, but instead of the expected ransom demands he receives a number of video clips depicting the torture of his young girlfriend. The police are quick to come up with an initial suspect: Janis, the adulterer’s wife, is brought in for questioning. Is she more than a “person […]
A woman in red. A masked man on the run. A kidnapping. And only one place to hide. “Wrong Place, Wrong Crime” is a very contained comedy thriller about a hostage crisis in a broom closet.
The ambitious scientist MARTIN RAUH feels pretty close to find a cure for Malaria. But the subsidies get canceled and his last chance is his former lover CORNELIA SCHILLING, who is now in charge of the budget at one of the world leading pharmaceutical companies. Schilling makes Rauh an offer he can’t refuse, but the […]
Chloë is young, French and currently in London. She finds herself happily distracted after meeting a young stranger who whisks her away to a different and perhaps longed-for lifestyle. Back in her daily life she struggles with work and her relation-ship with her fiancé. At the core of this romanticism lay unfortunate timing and the […]
You really look alike! Especially nose and mouth.“ This is all Teresa can say about her half-brother Ruben and her recently deceased father. Without prior notice she is suddenly standing in front of the foreigner’s house, who is living in seclusion on a northern German island and who’s existence she did not know of until lately. […]
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. […]
Where do you hide from danger, when you can´t hide anywhere? The kurdish girl Bahar believes she has found a way. „Bahar in Wonderland“ is the story of Bahar, a little girl, who given the circumstances she is in, is not able to be a child. She is escaping with her father from Syria to […]
Betti (24) is toying with the idea of cheating on her boyfriend Sascha (25). Though unspoken, Sascha senses what she is up to. He withdraws himself but is trying to stay close to Betti at the same time. Never the less Betti wants to be selfish and to sleep with another man, a whish, which […]
A man comes to pick up his son at his ex-wife’s house, just like every weekend. As always, he waits at the entrance of her apartment building for his son to come down stairs. But this Saturday, it takes a little longer. Their son wants to finish watching a TV show. And so it happens […]
Udo, an ordinary man and husband, is suddenly struck by uncontrollable attacks of verbal diarrhea. These transform him each time for some minutes into a state beyond the rules of nature.
The Film tells the story of Clara who falls in love with Gaspard, a young man from Paris. She knows that it is a risky plan, when she decides to go to the city of love and light to surprise him. Gaspard is not there. She waits and wonders about, still hoping to meet him […]
Jens and his girlfriend Nessi live in a run-down cellar flat. One night when he comes home with his face beaten bloody, both of them are aware that they had no more money and they start to argue. The following day they set out to go to his father’s house. When Jens stealthily climbs through […]
A bored businessman alone in a hotel makes a phone call home only to make a shocking discovery when he talks to the maid. Martin, an executive working away from home who makes a phone call home at a very bad time. Martin’s call to his wife is picked up by the Maid who is […]
Clay-Motion, Stash House Stick-Ups, West Baltimore, and fluffy pancakes. The Hopper is not your average clay-animation story. 16 year old Dexter lives with his grandmother in west Baltimore, Maryland. One night Dexter and his friend Kevin rob local drug dealers, but things do not work out as planned and violence spins out of control.
In the Bavarian mountains the border was closed to prevent illegal immigration. One evening an unexpected encounter takes place at the border control, which drives clumsy Bernie to resort to unconventional means.
A typical Berlin drinking hole, here sit those who always sit here. The beer price gets raised, capitalism gets a routine attack and the trivial gets a great narration. There is quarrel and confession. Everyone here knows everyone, like ’em or not – just like a real family. Suddenly death enters the room and makes […]
After his father left the family, Klemens has taken over for him as the man of the house. His mother Kerstin and him live in tune with each other´s more or less regular day-to-day routine. A close and intimate relationship. Used to his mother´s outbreaks and meltdowns, Klemens has a hard time dealing with his […]
A story about the ups and downs in a relationship of a young couple and jealousy that longs for everything and owns nothing.
Hanna and Sebastians journey finds it‘s end somewhere in the countryside. Here they come together for the last time. Silent and close, but parting seems inevitable.
Faris closes his eyes and breathes deeply. He relives the murder of his parents, Again and again. It will not let him go. It arouses something that is deeply buried within his soul. Something dark that lurks and is nourished by his fear. He does all he can to repress the memory, for he knows […]
In a futuristic totalitarian state in which all the people are cooped up under a glass dome, a man searches for the apparent truth about the outside world and thus fulfills his destiny.
Mirek is disillusioned. His dream of a life with Tina was still within reach when she went off with a stupid music bod with his show-off guitar slung around his neck. At least now Mirek thinks he knows why his life could have gone differently – better, in fact – if he hadn’t always had […]
Baby Arne’s family is different than other families. How that came about? Lotte is pregnant. Her steady boyfriend can not be blamed for this, as “the passion” between the two of them has been gone for some time now. But there was this one-night stand named Johnny, that she can’t get out of her head […]
You have to pick the raisins out of everything! You’re born, you live, you die. The trick is to do the best out of it. The question after the sense of life imposes itself in many situations. During the search after it, we have tried to throw a humorous and thoughtful view at the current […]
How a day goes by. The phone rings and rings. A romantic weekend in Paris didn’t work out as planned. She listens but in reality she would have loved to call someone herself. She actually would have had the time for it today.
The young musician Finn is stumbling between the longing for conventional fulfilment and the discomfort of understanding, that it‘s hard to get along in a niche without any bourgeois conventions. How can he find an alternative draft for his life, that won‘t lead him in a stuck up, middle class life? His heart says: explode! […]
“Daddy has made a mistake.” That’s what three siblings, Mara (16), Felix (12) and Moritz (7), get served for dinner. And suddenly daily life gets a different meaning. Mara is let down by her boyfriend, Felix is about to fall in love for the first time and the small Moritz builds up in a dominoes […]
During therapy with a psychologist is the 18-year old Maik confronted with events of a disturbing night. His carefully built up front seems to crumble more and more, as he remembers. But as much as he wants to entrust himself to somebody – he simply can’t: his friend Thomas wants to prevent his involvement by […]
The Berlin Underground has just pulled out as a voice resounds: „Dear ladies and gentlemen, excuse me for interrupting…“ Everybody is watching the homeless woman selling a well-known street newspaper. But what does SHE actually see? An experimental documentary about Nicole Y. and a short film about hope.
A woman who’s face remains hidden makes her way through dark and deserted streets in the night. Where she’s going and who she is remains unclear as she’s bombarded by dark and suspicious reactions from strange characters along the way. Her sense of urgency builds with each passing street, turn, and unfriendly face until finally […]
A hot summer’s day in the countryside of Brandenburg. Under the blazing sun, 14-year old Volkan is working on a farm, all the while longing to return to his home city. The social worker who regularly visits the boy is compassionate but unable to reach him with his motivational speeches. After getting into an argument […]
He is a typical representative of our generation. Discontent, aimless, full. His room is a self-made cell of isolation, the computer the only being he is dealing with. His desire to understand the world leads to stagnation. When the internet dies one day he is forced to confront his paralysing apathy. So he _ nds […]
A grandma and a grandpa rediscover their youth and their love at a hoedown.
‘The safest nuclear power plant worldwide‘ describes the bizzare everyday life of people living and working at the nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf, Austria. Since 1978 the plant has been ready for operation. Shortly before it was set to open, popular vote prevented the start of the plant – it was never put to use […]
A woman (Isolde Barth) remembers her first love experience, realizing it’s true significance only in retrospective. Beautiful and light feelings suddenly turn oppressive and lead to new perspectives.
Behind closed doors, a man faces shady events, somewhere between fantasy and mental psychosis. The place changes little by little, invade by strange drawings. Painfully, the man throw out a black creature… A new union is coming. Waiting for it, the creature starts to explore her new area…
When Jonas, an actor, encounters his ex-boyfriend Anton at a party, he struggles to keep his composure. But for Jonas, a young man who can’t differentiate between the stage and real life, the performance he puts on soon spirals out of his control. Jonas has to improvise in front of his friends, who call for […]
“Ankommen” is a German short film about the search for recognition, fulfillment and love. When his girlfriend leaves him, Niklas goes on their planned holiday to Majorca by himself. When he meets Lilly and Dennis, a couple with their own problems, a pseudo-love-triangle ensues and things go from bad to worse…
Diving through the mind’s eye … sifting debris of the splintering conscious … lurking in chambers of hope and memory …. spark ignites the other in self … stealing dominion in fragile reality … both collide … who shall prevail?
Frank Asmas, a Danish Engineer, is leaving a Wind Farm located in a remote Indian village. He has to reach Nairobi, where he must attend an important conference. When he is ready to leave, he learns that the official car designated to take him to the airport, has not come due to political protests in […]
Freedom of the press is one of our greatest assets. We just need to make journalists aware of abuses and defend this fundamental right. But we must also focus on self-critical on the way we work. Freedom of the press is regularly put to the test. The short film “20zwoelf” – the video essay www.20zwoelf.de […]
Four field researchers want to go home. Unfortunately, one of them apparently lost his mind. Since the return is not possible as long as he remains in this state, they start a controversy about what to do with him. Where do they come back from and what was the object of their research, becomes a […]