Der Verurteilte

A Film by Michael Rittmannsberger

Synopsis

THE CULPRIT A young man is accused of a crime. He confesses and doesn’t show a sign of regret. On the contrary – the young man seems to be proud and fully convinced of what he did…

Director

  • Picture of Michael Rittmannsberger © Michael Rittmannsberger

    Michael Rittmannsberger

    Michael Rittmannsberger is a writer/director based in Vienna and Berlin. His short film ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) screened at more than 90 film festivals worldwide and won 25 awards including Best Short Film at the Gijón Film Festival in Spain, qualifying PUNCHED for the 86th Academy Awards. In 2015, his new film THE CULPRIT premiered
    at Interfilm Berlin to great acclaim and is now starting its international festival career. Michael is a Berlinale Talents alumnus, Slamdance participant and Nipkow Programme scholarship holder, where he is currently developing his debut feature project.

Awards + Festivals

  • SHORTYNALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG 2015 (Int’l Competition, Austria) August 13, 2015
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (Confrontations Competition, Germany) November 10, 2015
  • 20th VIDEONALE (Competition, Kino Union Berlin, Germany)March 5, 2016
  • 19th AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL – ROZE FILMDAGEN (Official Selection, The Netherlands)March 10, 2016
  • 34th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)March 22, 2016
  • 17th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)March 24, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE – JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 9, 2016
  • 8th ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhode Island, USA)April 19, 2016
  • CROSSING EUROPE FIMFESTIVAL LINZ (Local Artists Competition, Austria)April 20, 2016
  • FRAGMENTS – FACING HUMAN RIGHTS GRAZ (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)April 21, 2016
  • 18th ANNUAL MIAMI EDITION OF MIFO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 25, 2016
  • 7th WE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maastricht, The Netherlands)April 28, 2016
  • 31st TORINO GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 4, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • KURZFILMNACHT FILMKUNSTFEST-MV (Screening, Schwerin, Germany) May 5, 2016
  • 2nd A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL SHANGHAI 2016 (Official Selection, China)May 5, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 13th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)May 10, 2016
  • INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Competition, Germany)May 10, 2016
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 13, 2016
  • 16th KOREA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Korea)May 16, 2016
  • 7th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 4, 2016
  • 9th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Fiction, Porto, Portugal)June 8, 2016
  • 15th MOSTRA DE CURTMETRATGES DR. MABUSE (Segona Sesió Selecció Jurat Mabuse, Barcelona, Spain)June 11, 2016
  • *FRANCISCO GARCIA DE PASO MENTION*
    44th HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Spain)June 17, 2016
  • 5th TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)June 18, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • THE CINEMA CITY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)June 25, 2016
  • SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 27, 2016
  • RIO GENDER & SEXUALITY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Brasil)July 8, 2016
  • 23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 (Open Air Abendblock, Marburg, Germany)July 16, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PATMOS (Short Film Program, Patmos, Greece)July 21, 2016
  • 19th MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Croatia)July 26, 2016
  • 21st NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 12, 2016
  • *RUNNERS UP AWARD*
    6th INT’L HAIKU AMATEUR LITTLE FILM (HALF) FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) August 13, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 16th ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark)August 29, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (National Competition, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • 17th CALGARY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada) September 21, 2016
  • 8th SEOUL INT’L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (SESIFF) (Int’l Extreme-Short Film Competition, South Korea)September 29, 2016
  • 14th EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Lunchbox Shorts, Canada)September 29, 2016
  • 31st MIX COPENHAGEN LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Copenhagen, Denmark)September 30, 2016
  • 9th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2016
  • SPECIAL MENTION
    30th TELS QUELS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)October 5, 2016
  • THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
    1st INDIEFLICKS DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Germany)October 5, 2016
  • 11th ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 6, 2016
  • 8th QUEERFILMFEST ROSTOCK (Official Selection, Germany) October 6, 2016
  • 4th INDIECORK FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)October 9, 2016
  • 31st UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NAME OF IRENEUSZ RADŹ “PUBLICYSTYKA 2016” (Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland)October 21, 2016
  • 13th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Germany)October 23, 2016
  • 24th IMAGE OUT – THE ROCHESTER LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 26, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 20th QUEERSICHT – QUEER FILM FESTIVAL IN BERN (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 3, 2016
  • 5th SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Sardinia)November 3, 2016
  • 46th ALCINE – THE ALCALÁ DE HENARES / COMMUNIDAD DE MADRID FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program "Cutting Close to the Bone", Spain)November 4, 2016
  • 10th LOW- AND NO BUDGET-FILMFESTIVAL CLIPAWARD 2016 (Competition, Mannheim, Germany) November 4, 2016
  • 14th FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 10, 2016
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES NAHIA: SEXO, GÉNERO Y EROTISMO (Official Selection, Granada, Spain) November 13, 2016
  • 1st AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 18, 2016
  • 16th HOLEBIFILMFESTIVA (Official Selection, Leuven, Belgium)November 20, 2016
  • 15th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 22, 2016
  • 18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • TERRASSENFEST OSNABRÜCK (Screening Short Film Program, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 33rd SCHWULE FILMWOCHE (Official Selection, Freiburg, Germany)April 26, 2017
  • ROLLE VORWÄRTS - FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)May 31, 2017
  • 14th SEDICICORTO IFFF 2017 (Competitive Section NO+D2, Forlì, Italy)October 6, 2017
  • Since 2017 * LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2017“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Crew

Director
Michael Rittmannsberger
Screenplay
Michael Rittmannsberger
Producer
Bernd T. Hoefflin, Lars Buechel
Co-Producer
Michael Rittmannsberger
Director of Photography
Felix Leiberg
Production Design
Dirk Behrend
Editor
Waldemar Obermann
Sound Design
Iva Zabkar
Voice Recording
Matthias Ermert
Re-Recording Mixer
Matthias Ermert
Music
Iva Zabkar
Cast
Ali Berber

Details

Running Time
03:00
Shooting Format
ARRI Alexa with Leica Summilux-c Lenses
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2,39:1
Sound
Stereo Sound & 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Element e Filmproduktion GmbH
Beim Grünen Jäger 6a
20359 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0) 40 444 65 30

info@element-e.net
http://element-e.net/de/