An animation-short about puberty, based on real life interviews with teenagers.
Catalogue Short / 2014
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
THE CABINET DECISION Israel and Palestine, two entities competing over their one beating heart. Will they both survive?
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.
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 […]
“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.
“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 […]
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 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.
A boy meets a girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything…
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
When he makes a special discovery on his way to the soccer field, a boy has no clue what he’ll face next.
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 satirical family drama about the coming out of a young girl to her family , where nothing goes planned.
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. […]
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…
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
‘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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
„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 […]
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.
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 […]