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.
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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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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.
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!
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”…
“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.”
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 […]
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.
Moldova. One winter day, Raisa travels into the city hoping to get something that could change her life.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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…
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
*** 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.
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 …
“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 […]
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 […]
„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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
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 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 […]
Jackpot. Over four million Euro. Five hungry mouths. But they won’t share.