Die Brücke über den Fluss

A Film by Jadwiga Kowalska

Synopsis

A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.

Director

  • Picture of Jadwiga Kowalska © Ralph Kuehne

    Jadwiga Kowalska

    Born 1982 in Bern CH, Polish & Swiss citizenship. Jadwiga is an independent animation filmmaker and illustrator based in Switzerland. She studied at HSLU Lucerne (Animation/Illustration) and ASP Kraków (Animation). In 2009 she received the Swiss Film Award for “Tôt ou tard” (Best Animation Film). Since 2009 she's working above all on her own short animated films and children's books. Besides that she's very ireguelary guest lecturer at different Art Schools.

Awards + Festivals

  • *PARDINO D'ORO FOR BEST SWISS SHORT FILM*
    69th FESTIVAL DEL FILM LOCARNO (Official Selection, Locarno, Switzerland)August 3, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONALES FESTIVAL FÜR ANIMATIONSFILM FANTOCHE (Official Selection, Baden, Switzerland) September 6, 2016
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION ANIMATOU (Official Selection, Genève, Switzerland) October 6, 2016
  • 15th LES SOMMETS DU CINÉMA D'ANIMATION - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL (Official Selection, Montréal, Canada)November 23, 2016
  • 13th ANIMATEKA ANIMATION FESTIVAL LJUBLJANA (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia) December 5, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 26th FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)January 6, 2017
  • 51st SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 19, 2017
  • 38th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS 2017 (“MOP-Shortlist: Animation”, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 23, 2017
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 10th CAIRO INT'L ANIMATION FORUM (Official Selection, Ägypten)February 16, 2017
  • 17th ANIMAC - MOSTRA INT'L DE CINEMA D'ANIMACIÓ DE CATALUNYA (Official Selection, Catalunya)March 2, 2017
  • *INNERSCHWEIZER FILMPREIS*
    INNERSCHWEIZER FILMPREIS (Official Selection, Luzern, Switzerland)March 4, 2017
  • 21st REGARD - SAGUENAY INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 15, 2017
  • 16th MONSTRA (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)March 16, 2017
  • 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2017 (Official Selection, Greece)March 16, 2017
  • *PRIX DE LA JEUNE CREATION CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE GERMANOPHONE*
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE (Official Selection, Aubagne, France)March 20, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY MENTION*
    12th ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) April 21, 2017
  • TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 27th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Competition, Germany)May 2, 2017
  • LJUBLJANA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)May 12, 2017
  • 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 20th BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 2, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 10th PORTO7 - OPORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)June 14, 2017
  • MELBOURNE INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)June 18, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • *PRIX H.R. GIGER* & *PRIX SSA*
    17th NEUCHATEL INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)June 30, 2017
  • 18th SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Maremetraggio Section, Trieste, Italy)July 1, 2017
  • 1st VIDLINGS & TAPEHEADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Michigan, USA)July 7, 2017
  • 13th LAGO FILM FEST - INT'L FESTIVAL OF SHORTS & DOCUMENTARIES (Int'l Competition Section, Revine Lago, Italy)July 21, 2017
  • 4th MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Germany)July 22, 2017
  • 23rd SAN GIÒ VERONA VIDEO FESTIVAL LUGLIO (Official Selection, Italy)July 23, 2017
  • 21st SEOUL INT'L CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SICAF2017) (Short Film, South Korea)July 26, 2017
  • 3rd ANIMAPHIX - INT'L ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bagheria, Palermo, Italy)July 27, 2017
  • ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania)August 7, 2017
  • 15th MOLISE CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Casacalenda, Campobasso, Molise, Italy)August 8, 2017
  • 19th LENOLAFILMFESTIVAL INVENTA UN FILM (Animation Section, Lenola, Italy)August 9, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 9th SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG (Official Selection, Austria)August 16, 2017
  • 4th MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL – ANIMAZE (Official Selection, Canada)August 17, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • 13th BUSHO - THE BUDAPEST SHORT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Hungary)August 29, 2017
  • ÉCU - EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL / ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)August 30, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 12th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL / BOSA ANIMATION AWARD 2017 (Official Selection, Bosa, Italy)August 31, 2017
  • 22nd PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 31, 2017
  • 11th ANIMANIMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cacak, Serbia)September 5, 2017
  • 10th CYBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Not Competitive Section CyBorg OFF, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria, Italy)September 22, 2017
  • INT'L DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL KINOFEST (Animation Competition, Bucharest, Romania)September 22, 2017
  • 29th GIRONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)September 27, 2017
  • 10th LINOLEUM INT'L CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION AND MEDIA-ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)September 28, 2017
  • 15th REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Shorts Competition Section, Iceland)September 28, 2017
  • BALTIC FILM ART FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Lübeck, Germany)September 29, 2017
  • 12th ANIM'EST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Competition, Bucharest, Romania)September 29, 2017
  • 1st HANCHENG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, China)October 1, 2017
  • 12th SAPPORO INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 5, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 10th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)October 11, 2017
  • 26th FILM FESTIVAL OF MADRID (Official Selection, Spain)October 12, 2017
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 32th UNABHÄNGIGE FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2017
  • 15th SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (BÄRNER PLATTE Program, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • CRAFT INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (DIGITAL WORLD PANORAMA, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia)October 24, 2017
  • 5th AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada)October 24, 2017
  • 15th MULTIVISION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St.Petersburg, Russia)October 28, 2017
  • TRIESTE SCIENCE&FICTION FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)October 30, 2017
  • TRIESTE SCIENCE & FICTION FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)October 31, 2017
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017
  • 16th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 3, 2017
  • 12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 4, 2017
  • 7h AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, UK)November 8, 2017
  • 11th PSSST Silent Film Festival (Competition, Zagreb, Croatia)November 9, 2017
  • 17th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)November 15, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 23rd ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)November 19, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • 24th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2017 (ANIMA competition, Krakow, Poland)November 21, 2017
  • 7th ANIMAGE - INT'L ANIMATION FETSIVAL OF PERNAMBUCO (Official Selection, Recife, Brazil)November 24, 2017
  • 11th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 24, 2017
  • 30th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 25, 2017
  • 35th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS - AIX EN PROVENCE (Official Competition, France)November 27, 2017
  • 27th LES NUITS MAGIQUES - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION (Official Selection, Bègles, France)November 29, 2017
  • 15th Anilogue International Animation Festival (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 29, 2017
  • 10th THIS HUMAN WORLD - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 30, 2017
  • 14th LONDON INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)December 1, 2017
  • "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 8, 2017
  • 11th THESS INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)December 13, 2017
  • 3rd VOID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Copenhagen, Denmark)January 25, 2018
  • 3rd ANIMATION NIGHTS NEW YORK 2018 (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2018
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 43rd TERASSENFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Osnabrück, Germany)April 25, 2018
  • 11th ANIMATOR (Official Selection, Poznan, Poland)July 11, 2018
  • FILMFEST-KURZFILMPROGRAMM @ STADTTEILFEST LICHTER (Special Screening, Osnabrück, Germany)September 29, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Jadwiga Kowalska, Free after a poem by Johann König
Producer
Jadwiga Kowalska
Director
Jadwiga Kowalska
Director of Photography
Jadwiga Kowalska & Ralph Kühne
Art Direction
Jadwiga Kowalska
Costume Design
Jadwiga Kowalska
Sound
Denis Séchaud (Final Sound Mix)
Editor
Fee Liechti
Sound Design
Thomas Gassmann, Kilian Vilim (Tonschnitt)
Music
Roland Bucher & Christian Aregger
Additionelle Animation
Florian Grolig & Matthias Cuciniello
Additionelles Compositing
Julia Munz, Naomi Homenu

Details

Running Time
5:45 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby 5.1
Sound
16:09

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Jadwiga Kowalska

huhu@jadwiga.ch
www.jadwiga.ch