Dark Social

A Film by Catharina Isenburg


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.


  • Picture of Catharina Isenburg © Catharina Isenburg

    Catharina Isenburg

    Catharina Isenburg has an academic and artistic background, is a painter and plays several instruments, her main interest is filming (attending Script/Directing workshops by European and US lecturers)

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 2, 2017
  • *2nd PLACE*
    TATORT EIFEL 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)September 15, 2017
  • 2nd FICIT - FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDENT DE TRUJILLO (Official Selection, Peru)September 28, 2017
  • INDIGO Filmfest XIII (Official Selection, Germany)October 13, 2017
  • 9th SHORT TO THE POINT (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2017
  • 1st TOFIFES - TORRECINOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)November 20, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • 3th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)December 8, 2017
  • 5th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chennai, India)February 18, 2018
  • 14th DEUTSCHES FERNSEHKRIMIFESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)March 6, 2018
  • 7th DRESDNER FRAUEN*KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)March 6, 2018
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 8, 2018
    1st CHAMBAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rajasthan, India)March 10, 2018
  • 1st GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
    2nd FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 27, 2018
  • 19th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE 2018 (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)March 29, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 2nd JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 10th CINEGLOBE FILM & VR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geneva, Switzerland)June 28, 2018
  • 3rd VIENNA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 7, 2018
  • 3rd DRUNKEN FILM FEST (Official Selection, Bradford, United Kingdom)July 15, 2018
  • 7th CHEFCHAOUEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Chauen, Morocco)September 1, 2018
  • 2nd LANETT CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lanett, AL, USA)September 7, 2018
  • 3rd CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2018
  • 28th PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL FILM VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pärnu, Estonia)October 11, 2018
  • 13th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 4th SIERRA INT FILM WEEKEND (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)November 16, 2018
    BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 22, 2018
  • NOX FILMFEST (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)January 9, 2019
  • INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “LA MIDA NO IMPORTA” (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)January 24, 2019
  • 8th MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hagerstown, MD, USA)March 29, 2019
  • 6th GENRENALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 2, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 4th ABRUZZO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, l'aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)May 30, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
    1st HOLLYWOOD BLOOD HORROR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)November 9, 2019
  • AFSAD 3rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)December 13, 2019


Catharina Isenburg, Adaption: Andreas Wappel
Catharina Isenburg
Catharina Isenburg
Director of Photography
Sebastian Cepeda
Costume Design
Elena Bichler
Bernhard Rausch, Christoph Probst
Andreas Wappel, Alice Thörisch
Sound Design
Nikolas Mühe, Horst Schnattler
Victor Gangl


Running Time
9:41 mins
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), MOV, MP4, 16:9
Aspect Ratio
Codec Video: H264
Codec Audio:AAC



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068



Catharina Isenburg