Der Besuch

A Film by Christian Werner

Synopsis

THE VISIT
Klaus (60) works voluntary as a Santa Claus in a shopping mall. After an exhausting day, he considers to hang up his job. But then, he gets a call from the children’s intensive care unit.

Director

  • Picture of Christian Werner © Christian Werner

    Christian Werner

    Born in East Germany, Christian worked as AD for commercials in Brazil after his studies in visual communication at the Bauhaus Weimar. Since 2005 he has made several short films, both fiction and documentary. In 2007 he began his studies in film directing at the well-known Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg. His middle length film "Monika" was shown at several festivals such as tiff. New Wave, Olhar de Cinema, Cine Jeune and won multiple awards in Germany. 2010 he took part at the UCLA Masterclass in LA and at the Berlinale Talent Campus. He graduated with the feature film "Foreign Body", which brought him recognition and awards (Grand Prix Sakhalin, Russia, Grand Prix Sichuan, China, audience award at Max Ophuels Festival) at various international Filmfestivals. Besides commissioned work for TV and commercials he is working on his cinema debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • *AUDIENCE AWARD – LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS*
    SCHLINGEL INT'L KINDER- & JUGENDFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany) October 3, 2018
  • FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN ANHALT (Official Selection, Germany)October 10, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM - BIBER*
    40th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach, Germany) November 1, 2018
  • FILMZ MAINZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 6, 2018
  • FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)December 6, 2018
  • WEIHNACHTSFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 21, 2018
  • 4th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE BAYAMÓN (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)December 30, 2018
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL CHANGING PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 6, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Gerrmany)March 20, 2019
  • 8th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DOKER (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)March 31, 2019
  • *JURY SPECIAL PRIZE*
    16th CONCOURS DE COURTS (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)April 2, 2019
  • 19th BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beverly Hills, USA)April 3, 2019
  • *SPECIAL JURY REMI*
    52nd WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 16th KURZSUECHTIG 2019 - MITTELDEUTSCHES KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Leipzig, Germany)April 5, 2019
  • 3rd JAIPUR FILM WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PinkCity, Jaipur, India)April 5, 2019
  • 1st SANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA)April 13, 2019
  • *BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL USA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dallas, Texas, USA)April 24, 2019
  • 8th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 28, 2019
  • 2nd CYPRUS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 8th ANNUAL WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)May 10, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 5th NASSAU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Princeton, NJ, USA)May 18, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D'ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, ME, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 29th GOLDEN KNIGHT - INT’L ORTHODOX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sevastopol, Russia)May 22, 2019
  • 3rd INDIEFLICKS MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)June 3, 2019
  • 10th ENFOQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico)June 5, 2019
  • 8th PROKUPLJE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prokplje, Serbia)June 6, 2019
  • 47th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)June 8, 2019
  • 2nd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russia)June 8, 2019
  • 3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    4th PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)June 21, 2019
  • *SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JURY MEMBER MAXIME FEYERS*
    1st PETERHOF INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation)June 28, 2019
  • 5th REBEL FILM FESTIVAL - PLYMOUTH (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)June 29, 2019
  • 27th CURTAS VILA DO CONDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (“Curtinhas” Competetion", Vila do Conde, Portugal)July 6, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 14th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL KIDS & YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (“Best of Schlingel” Selection, Busan, South Korea)July 9, 2019
  • 2nd LINK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Virginia Water, UK)July 19, 2019
  • 4th KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)August 4, 2019
  • 43rd OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 8, 2019
  • 7th OPEN PLACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rezekne, Latvia)August 14, 2019
  • 8th SLUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)August 23, 2019
  • *NOMINEE BEST WORLD CINEMA AWARD* *NOMINEE BEST FILM*
    24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK)August 29, 2019
  • 13th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Seefeld, Gauting, Germany)September 4, 2019
  • FAN CHILE - AUDIOVISUAL FESTIVAL FOR KIDS (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)September 10, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 8th VISIONI CORTE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy)September 21, 2019
  • 9th ESSENER VIDEO RODEO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Essen, Germany)September 22, 2019
  • 3rd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, UK)October 1, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 2nd SATISFIED EYE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kingston, London, UK)October 18, 2019
  • 5th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia,November 1, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    10th FICAIJ - AUDIOVISUAL FESTIVAL FOR KIDS & TEENS (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)November 11, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019
  • 1st THE HAGUE GLOBAL CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Hague, The Netherlands)November 15, 2019
  • NORTH BELLARINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Drysdale, Victoria, Austria)November 15, 2019
  • *2nd PRIZE OF SCHOOLCHILDREN OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET*
    21st SORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, Spain)November 17, 2019
  • 5th RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza, Palestine)November 21, 2019
  • 10th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)December 5, 2019
  • GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)October 7, 2019
  • *2nd PLACE SHORT FICTION*
    22nd FALUDI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    7th EAT MY SHORTS - HAGENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hagen, Germany)November 29, 2019
  • 2nd AMITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)December 13, 2019
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL FESTIV AL OF UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS FILMS (Official Selection, Berlin, Deutschland)December 14, 2019
  • *BEST FILM CHILDREN CATEGORY*
    4th BELGAUM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgaum, India)December 21, 2019
  • 1st ALWAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rajasthan, India)January 4, 2020
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 16, 2020
  • 7th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg, Germany)February 6, 2020
  • PLAY - LISBON'S INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)February 8, 2020
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    5th INDIE LINCS - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)February 13, 2020
  • EUROPANORAMA 2020 (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)March 3, 2020
  • INTERCONTINENTAL FILMF FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, New York, USA)March 29, 2020
  • 15th POPPY JASPER INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Morgan Hill, CA, USA)April 1, 2020
  • 8th CLUJSHORTS (Official Selection, Cluj Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2020
  • 15th LOS ANGELES INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Monica, California, USA)April 10, 2020
  • 5th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL TOURING FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)May 14, 2020
  • 23rd KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Official Selection, Thalmässing, Germany)May 22, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL’

Trailer

Crew

Director
Christian Werner
Screenplay
Michael Knoll
Producer
Tradewind Pictures GmbH, Thomas Springer, Talin Özbalik, Simon Albin, Christian Werner
Director of Photography
Christian Trieloff
Production Design
Lisa Kumpf
Costume Design
Anne Gorke
Sound
Marc Meusinger
Editor
Sebastian Bonde
Sound Design
Maximlian Pongratz
Composer
Mario Schneider

Cast

Klaus Myra
Matthias Brenner
Clara
Helena Pieske
Claras father
Peter Schneider
Marie Myra
Cornelia Heise

Details

Running Time
15:00 min
Shooting Format
2,5K, Alexa Mini
Screening Format
DCP, ProRes, BlueRay, DVD, .mov, mp4
Aspect Ratio
2:1
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Christian Werner
www.acamara.com
chriwer@gmx.de
https://www.facebook.com/christian.werner.3150807

PRODUCTION

Tradewind Pictures,
Hohenzollernring 16-18,
50672 Köln, Germany

+49 (0) 221 - 91 25 610

www.tradewind-pictures.de