A snail invents the wheel and goes through a rapid cultural evolution, to finally get back to its origin.
Catalogue Short / 2012
There are 49 movies in this category.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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……
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 […]
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 […]
Jaschek is driving. Nada is sitting next to him. No one talks till he puts in a cassette. Nada’s voice comes on. She talks about the night they met. Her voice takes us on a journey remembering what they saw in each other. Through Jaschek’s eyes we will become part of their inaccessible story. Vor […]
A photo shoot. The model Helen is unnerved. Back in the changing room she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible – the chair, the TV, the walls…
Noah has not seen his father for ten years. Shortly before his father dies, Noah makes the 3,000 mile journey to Mount Ararat but arrives too late, and has to bury his father at the foot of the legendary mountain. His gentle brother still lives in his father’s old village. He leads an unhappy marriage […]
I can’t move on, I wish I could. But I’m caught in the thought of what could have been, losing my grip on reality.