Die besonderen Fähigkeiten des Herrn Mahler

A Film by Paul Philipp

Synopsis

THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…

Director

  • Picture of Paul Philipp © Paul Philipp

    Paul Philipp

    Born in the 70ies in Freiburg, Germany. School in South Germany and South Australia. Abitur in Hessen, Germany. Alternative Service in Israel. Internships in film production and film courses in Copenhagen and Hildesheim. 1997-2000 study of cultural sciences at the University of Hildesheim, with focus on media. 2000-2005 Study of Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. While studying jobs as director for commercial film. 2003 Participant of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Since 2005 international Director for commercial film and texter and conceptmaker for commercial agencies.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS 2017 (Competition Medium-Length Film, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 23, 2017
  • 39th CLERMONT FERRAND – FESTIVAL INT'L DU COURT MÉTRAGE (Official Selection, France)February 3, 2017
  • *BESTER GENREFILM* *KILLER PERFORMANCE MÄNNLICH FÜR ANDRÉ HENNICKE*
    5th GENRENALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 13, 2017
  • *3rd PLACE AUDIENCE AWARD*
    18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 19th MECAL PRO, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 14, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (German Competition, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • *EUROPEAN SOGNI AWARD*
    18th CORTI DA SOGNI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ravenna, Italy)March 22, 2017
  • *BIGAS LUNA AWARD TO THE BEST HISTORY* *YOUNG JURY AWARD*
    19th XIX FEC FESTIVAL - REUS EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)March 29, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    19th MAUFLIMMERN KURZFILMFEST (Official Selection, Memmingen, Germany)April 15, 2017
  • 13th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition 'Made in Berlin-Brandenburg' - Bester Spielfilm, Berlin, Germany)April 19, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • 6th PLOIESTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Romania)May 11, 2017
  • 57th KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Poland)May 28, 2017
  • 2nd MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)June 1, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • WINNER NEW RENAISSANCE FILM OF THE WEEK (London, UK)June 3, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR* *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania) June 5, 2017
  • *WINNER ENGELKE-KURZFILMPREIS*
    28th INTENATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (”Engelke-Kurzfilmpreis” Germany)June 7, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    1st TOXFF - TOXIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)June 10, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 15th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Germany)July 12, 2017
  • 21st FANTASIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada)July 13, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 21st LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 2, 2017
  • 32nd ALPINALE (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 8, 2017
  • 35th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Newport, RI, USA)August 8, 2017
  • 5th OPEN PLACE - INT'L FESTIVAL OF SHORT MOVIES (Official Selection, Rezekne, Latvia)August 16, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • *BEST INT'L DIRECTOR*
    2nd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (NRFF) (Official Selection, London, UK)August 17, 2017
  • 5th LANGE NACHT DER FILMFESTIVALS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)August 19, 2017
  • HAWAII SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Honolulu, USA)August 22, 2017
  • CINEWAVE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany)August 31, 2017
  • *BEST MIDLENGTH FEATURE* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST ACTOR* *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    1st CINALFAMA LISBON INT'L FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Portugal)September 1, 2017
  • 9th TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 7, 2017
  • 24th OLDENBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Germany)September 13, 2017
  • 16th GREAT LAKES INT'L SHORTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA)September 21, 2017
  • 1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 8th FIVE CONTINENTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela)October 1, 2017
  • *WINNER AS BEST FICTION*
    6th INT'L TOUR FILM FESTIVAL (Competition in Fiction Category, Rome, Italy)October 4, 2017
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 3rd BANGKOK THAI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangkok, Thailand)October 15, 2017
  • *SHNIT TRIBUTE AWARD*
    SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST SHORT*
    3rd MONTELUPO FIORENTINO INT'L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 20, 2017
  • 43rd FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)October 20, 2017
  • 4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    2nd SUNLIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 25, 2017
  • 6th EVOLUTION MALLORCA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (EMIFF) (Official Selection, Palma de Mallorca, SpainOctober 26, 2017
  • *JURY PRIZE* *BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR ANDRÉ HENNICKE*
    15th CATACUMBA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Godella, Spain) October 31, 2017
  • 32nd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)November 3, 2017
  • *SPECIAL AWARD*
    34th VIDEOFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 3, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 4, 2017
  • *WINNER OF SHORT FILM*
    1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • 7th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, UK)November 8, 2017
  • 5th BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buffalo, NY, USA)November 3, 2017
  • *STUDENT JURY AWARD*
    25th ALTER-NATIVE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirgu Mures, Romania)November 8, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    2nd CUCIF - CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • BEST OVERALL FILM
    3rd HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belleville, Ontario, Canada)November 10, 2017
  • *SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT - CINEMATOGRAPHY FICTION SHORT*
    11th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cedar City, UT, USA)November 11, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    10th LA CABINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, València, Spain)November 16, 2017
  • *GRAND PRIX*
    2nd FESTIVAL COURT EN SCÈNE (Int. Competition, Troyes / La Chapelle Saint-Luc, France)November 17, 2017
  • *MAIN JURY AWARD* & *YOUNG JURY AWARD*
    19th SORIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, Spain)November 22, 2017
  • 2nd WHITE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • 11th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 24, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    35th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS - AIX EN PROVENCE (Official Competition, France)November 27, 2017
  • 23rd FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)November 29, 2017
  • *BEST FILM* *BEST ACTOR - André Hennicke*
    2nd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 2017
  • 15th BOGOSHORTS - BOGOTÁ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Colombia)December 5, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    LONDON LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)December 5, 2017
  • 11th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)December 7, 2017
  • *JURY SPECIAL MENTION*
    2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)December 13, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    2nd THE SAO PAULO TIMES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brazil)December 22, 2017
  • *BEST FICTIONAL SHORT FILM* *BEST SCREENPLAY* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    BAJA CINEFEST (Official Selection, Baja California, Mexico)December 26, 2017
  • 5th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, United States)January 11, 2018
  • *WINNER BEST ACTOR & BEST DIRECTOR*
    LIFT-OFF SEASON AWARDS (Pinewood Studios, UK)January 12, 2018
  • 18th MALIBU INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)January 13, 2018
  • 28th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Bamberg, Germany)January 22, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT NARRATIVE*
    7th IRVINE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)January 25, 2018
  • OPEN PLACE ECHO (Best of Open Place Festival, Moscow, Russia)January 27, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT NARRATIVE*
    8th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2018
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • *BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT*
    14th BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boulder, Colorado, USA)February 22, 2018
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2018
  • *BEST WATCHDOG FILM*
    2nd WATCHDOG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brisbane, Australia)March 4, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION JURY*
    1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 9, 2018
  • *JURY'S STELLAR AWARD*
    37th BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jersey City, NJ, USA)March 13, 2018
  • *BEST ACTOR (ANDRÉ HENNICKE)*
    3rd QUITO INDEPENDENT WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)March 13, 2018
  • *HONORABLE MENTION - MALE ACTOR*
    8th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)March 15, 2018
  • *BEST FOREIGN SHORT* *BEST DIRECTOR SHORT*
    DEEP IN THE HEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Waco, TX, USA)March 22, 2018
  • 5th RED DIRT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Edmond, Oklahoma, USA)March 28, 2018
  • 6th MANCHESTER LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)March 28, 2018
  • 19th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE 2018 (Special Screening, Schweinfurt, Germany)March 29, 2018
  • UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, Utah, USA)April 5, 2018
  • 34th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE (Official Selection, Lille, France)April 6, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 2nd JAIPUR FILM WORLD (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)April 7, 2018
  • 28th FESTIVAL RENCONTRES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES DE SALON DE PROVENCE (Official Selection, France)April 8, 2018
  • 11th RINCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Honorary Finalist, Puerto Rico)April 10, 2018
  • 8th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 11, 2018
  • 13th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)April 16, 2018
  • 3rd WHITE NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)April 19, 2018
  • 1st WHITE ORYX INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)April 21, 2018
  • 6th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 23, 2018
  • 7th JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 26, 2018
  • 19th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Newport Beach, California, USA)April 26, 2018
  • 8th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA)April 26, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT*
    9th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)April 27, 2018
  • 7th UNDEREXPOSED FILM FESTIVAL YC 2018 (Official Selection, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA)May 9, 2018
  • *1st PLACE FOREIGN SUSPENSE-THRILLER SHORT FILM*
    7th THE INT'L HORROR HOTEL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cleveland, OH, USA)May 31, 2018
  • 15th RIVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)June 15, 2018
  • 2nd ANNUAL CINEMA WORLD FEST AWARDS GALA 2018 (Official Selection, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)June 30, 2018
  • FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'

Crew

Screenplay
Belo Schwarz
Producer
Moritz Helmes
Director
Paul Philipp
Director of Photography
Jann Doeppert
Art Direction
Pierre Brayard
Costume Design
Kaya Kürten
Sound
Simon Wolf
Editor
Robert Stuprich
Sound Design
Johannes Kunz
Music
Daniel Elias Brenner

Details

Running Time
29 mins
Shooting Format
6K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:35
Sound
Stereo & Dolby 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

FILM PRODUCTION

Moritz Helmes, Producer
Zum Goldenen Lamm, Filmproduktion GmbH & Co KG
Alleenstr. 2,
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

moritz.helmes@googlemail.com

SALES AGENCY

interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin, Germany

Cord Dueppe (Sales)
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 94 29 03
cord.d@interfilm.de

DIRECTOR

Paul Philipp


paulphilipp@email.de
http://www.paulphilipp.net/