Der König nebenan

A Film by Isa Micklitza

Synopsis

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 register of a supermarket or her new home. But while Clara struggles with low self-esteem, Helmut discovers something special in his new neighbour – in his mind Clara is the long foretold successor to his throne and needs to be groomed to be a princess…

Director

  • Picture of Isa Micklitza © Isa Micklitza

    Isa Micklitza

    Isa Micklitza was born on August 7th in 1985 in Bad Muskau (Saxony, Germany). During her school years Isa discovered her love for theatre and was trained in acting at the “Kids- and Youth Theatre Cottbus”. After graduating Secondary School (Abitur) she took several internships in the film and television industry and completed a course in film directing at the Mallorca Film Academy. Since 2007 she studies film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich where she realized numerous shorts and commercials. For her short “The King Next Door” – where acclaimed german director Markus H. Rosenmüller mentored her during the writing process – Isa won the “Starter Filmpreis der Stadt München 2014” in directing.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th SLEEPWALKERS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, Tallin, Estonia)November 18, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 17, 2015
  • FFRESH – THE STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL OF WALES (Official Selection, UK)February 22, 2015
  • 32nd BUFF – THE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)March 9, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 23rd FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 25, 2015
  • 6th VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL - KIDS AND TEENS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)April 14, 2015
  • 10th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 22, 2015
  • 17th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (“New Currents” Section, South Korea)May 27, 2015
  • BESTE SPIELFILMREGIE
    STARTER-FILMPREIS DER STADT MÜNCHENJune 4, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT*
    INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH KINOCLUB (Official Selection, Poland)June 14, 2015
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)July 3, 2015
  • 3rd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 30, 2015
  • 11th HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)August 13, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 16, 2015
  • 33rd CARROUSEL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE RIMOUSKI (Int’l Competition, Canada)September 23, 2015
  • 20th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCHLINGEL (Short Film Competition, Chemnitz, Germany)October 5, 2015
  • LANGE NACHT DER MÜNCHNER MUSEEN (Hff Munich Special Screening, Germany)October 17, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION FOR FOREIGN FILM*
    11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • *SPECIAL AWARD OF THE CENTER FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION RHINELAND*
    32nd VIDEO/FILMTAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 6, 2015
  • 45th ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Teheran, Iran)November 14, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Medium-Length-Competition, Germany)November 24, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Warsaw, Poland)February 18, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 5th JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 21, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • DOMOWINA E. V. - WITAJ-SPRACHZENTRUM SCHÜLERPROJEKT @ INTERNATIONALEN SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVALS (Official Selection, Chemnitz, Germany)

Crew

Director
Isa Micklitza
Screenplay
Isa Micklitza
Producer
Tobias Herrmann, Jan Gallsch, Christoph Heidrich
Co-Producer
Trini Götze, Philipp Trauer
Director Of Photography
Bernd Effenberger
Editor
Isa Micklitza
Sound-Design
Lorenz Kainz
Music
Karsten Laser

Details

Running Time
34:00
Shooting Format
Alexa ProRes 2k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78 (16:9)
Sound
5.1 Dolby Surround / Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
University of Television and Film, Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 München, Germany

www.hff-muc.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

PICTURES IN A FRAME
Bavariafilmplatz 7
D-82031 Grünwald

+49 (0) 89 6498 1108

info@picturesinaframe.de
www.picturesinaframe.de

CO-PRODUCTION

TRIMAPHILM
Trini Goetze
Georgenstraße 124
D-80798 Munich

+49 – 179 – 9201600

trini@trimaphilm.de
www.trimaphilm.de