Die Ballade von Ella Plummhoff

A Film by Barbara Kronenberg

Synopsis

THE BALLAD OF ELLA PLUMMHOFF

While the 8th grader Ella faces a decisive math exam, which determines if she will be promoted to next grade, she dreams of last summer: love lessons of her grotesque ballet teacher, private tutoring by a know-it-all 7th grader, her first kiss and permanently annoying parents. An entertaining insight into the spring awakening of Ella Plummhoff.

Director

  • Picture of Barbara Kronenberg © Barbara Kronenberg

    Barbara Kronenberg

    Barbara Kronenberg was born in Bochum, Germany. After completing her high school diploma, she worked as a web developer. From 2005 to 2009, she studied Media Production at the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, where she found her passion for film and started to realize her own projects as director and screenwriter. Since 2010, she has been studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. “The Ballad of Ella Plummhoff” is her graduation film.

Awards + Festivals

  • *HONORABLE MENTION IN YOUTH FILM COMPETITION*
    44th SEHSÜCHTE – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)April 24, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 16, 2015
  • *NOMINATION IN MEDIUM-LENGHT FILM CATEGORY*
    16th FIRST STEPS AWARDS (Nomination, Berlin, Germany) September 14, 2015
  • 26th HONG KONG LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)September 19, 2015
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 32nd CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 23, 2015
  • 12th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Competition, Germany)October 24, 2015
  • PERLEN – QUEER FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Competition, Germany)October 24, 2015
  • 16th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA (Int’l Short Film Competition, Prague and Brno, Czech Republic)November 5, 2015
  • 37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA UND WOMEN (Official Selection, Florence, Italy)November 5, 2015
  • *1st PRIZE*
    32th VIDEO/FILMTAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 6, 2015
  • 13th FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 11, 2015
  • 22nd MIX BRASIL FESTIVAL CULTURE OF DIVERSITY (Official Selection, São Paulo, Brazil)November 11, 2015
  • 9th UNLIMITED – KURZFILM FESTIVAL KÖLN (“Kölner Fenster”, Germany)November 17, 2015
  • SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Open Day, Non-Competition Section, Italy)November 23, 2015
  • 13th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)November 25, 2015
  • 11th LOS ANGELES INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)December 12, 2015
  • *HONOROABLE MENTION*
    16th WINDRIDER STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (WISFF) (Finalist, Los Angeles, CA, USA)January 25, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 20, 2016
  • 17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 5th RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, VA, USA)March 3, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • *BEST LGBTQ HONORABLE MENTION*
    6th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Short Narrative Section, NY, USA)March 15, 2016
  • 6th CA' FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 16, 2016
  • 30th BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK) March 17, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Official Selection, USA)April 8, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    28th FILMFEST DRESDEN (National Competition, Germany)April 12, 2016
  • 2nd TWISTER ALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA)May 5, 2016
  • STADTFEST IN PULSNITZ (Nachspieltour Filmfest Dresden, Germany)May 7, 2016
  • 16th KOREA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Korea)May 16, 2016
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • 5th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)June 12, 2016
  • *UP-AND-COMING AWARD FIONA BRANDS*
    26th DEUTSCHE KAMERAPREIS 2016 (Cologne, Germany)June 18, 2016
  • EEFF 2016 – EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)June 23, 2016
  • 15th EUGANEA FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Padua, Italy)June 30, 2016
  • 22nd QFLIX PHILADELPHIA 2016 (Official Selection, USA)July 5, 2016
  • *2nd PRIZE IN CATEGORY FICTIONAL FILM*
    23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 (Open Air Abendblock, Marburg, Germany)July 15, 2016
  • 21st NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 12, 2016
  • 9th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Naperville, Illinois, USA)September 10, 2016
  • 11th ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 6, 2016
  • 8th QUEERFILMFEST ROSTOCK (Official Selection, Germany) October 8, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • 27th INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2016
  • 11th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 19, 2016
  • 9th LA CABINA – INT'L MEDIUM LENGTH FILM FESTIVAL VALENCIA (Official Selection, Spain)November 3, 2016
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL' August 1, 2016

Trailer

Crew

Producer
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Director
Barbara Kronenberg
Screenplay
Barbara Kronenberg
Director of Photography
Tilo Hauke
Editor
Fiona Brands
Sound-Design
Yana Höhnerbach, Holger Buff
Music
Sebastian Haßler

Details

Running Time
28:59
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1/Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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10961 Berlin, Germany

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www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
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50676 Köln, Germany

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