Der Letzte Seiner Art

A Film by Jánik von Wilmsdorff


This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every day, from all over the world.
Since his birth, Paul himself has never gone farther than a few kilometres from this place, because his heart belongs here.


  • Picture of Jánik von Wilmsdorff © Thomas Michna

    Jánik von Wilmsdorff

    Jánik von Wilmsdorff was born in 1994 in Bonn and is a student of photography and design at Fachhochschule Dortmund.
    Beside his study, he starts filming documentaries in a series called "The last of its kind", in which he portrays people in dying professions. Being a director and a cinematographer allows him to get very close to his protagonists.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 28, 2018
  • 12th FILMSALAT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Verden/Aller, Germany)September 7, 2018
  • 3rd CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2018
  • 33rd INDEPENDENT FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Osnabrück, Germany)October 17, 2018
  • 2nd SUNLIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 24, 2018
  • 26th BLICKE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Langendreer, Germany)November 21, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • GRAND OFF WORLD INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 29, 2018
  • 5th LACENO D’ORO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Avellino, Italy)December 3, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 6th SUDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Khartoum, Sudan)January 21, 2019
  • 10th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 4, 2019
  • 9th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)February 28, 2019
  • 20th KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 8, 2019
  • 8th HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bemidji, MN, USA)March 27, 2019
  • 3rd RGU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)March 31, 2019
  • 10th SKEPTO - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 3, 2019
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019
  • 31st FILMFEST DRESDEN (Open Air Program, Dresden, Germany)April 9, 2019
  • 1st SANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA)April 13, 2019
  • 29th FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Short Film Night, Schwerin, Germany)May 3, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 14th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood, NY, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 35th HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Hamburg, Germany)June 4, 2019
  • 9th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dortmund, Germany)June 4, 2019
    2nd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russia)June 8, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)June 13, 2019
  • 4th PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)June 21, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 5th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico)August 22, 2019
  • OINK – THE SMALLEST DRIVE IN THEATRE IN THE WORLD (Official Selection, Duisburg, Germany)August 30, 2019
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER („Westfalen Connection“ Section, Münster, Germany)September 18, 2019
  • 4th FICMA SALAMANCA (Official Selection, Salamanca, Spain)September 26, 2019
  • 21st MADURAI INT'L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madurai, India)December 6, 2019


Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Director of Photography
Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Drone Footage
Oskar Schlechter
Patricio Fontebasso
Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Sound Design
Jánik von Wilmsdorff


Running Time
Shooting Format
Full HDw
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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

+49 (0)30 61620068


Fachhochschule Dortmund
University of Applied Sciences and Art
Sonnenstraße 96
44139 Dortmund

Tel. +49 (0)231 9112-0
Fax +49 (0)231 9112-313


Jánik von Wilmsdorff