Die Nacht im Hotel

A Film by Konstantinos Sampanis

Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of post-war Germany, the screen adaptation of Siegfried Lenz’ short story released in 1949 shows a snapshot in time of Mr. Schwamm, an indulgent husband and caring father, who wants so save his depressed son. During the pivotal night of this mission, he has an odd encounter: Paired up by destiny, he confides his troubles to a bitter and insensitive stranger, who in the very last minute manages to turn the story into a touching parable for kindness and humanity.

Director

  • Picture of Konstantinos Sampanis © Maria Sampani

    Konstantinos Sampanis

    Konstantinos Sampanis is an autodidact filmmaker. During his semester abroad in California, he directed the short film SIX FEET DEEP, which later on was awarded with a regional Emmy in the U.S. One year later, one of his Manufaktur-Films was awarded with the prestigious German Industrial Film Award in Berlin. In early 2016 he finished his next short film SON, which is based on a short story by the prestigious German author Siegfried Lenz. As an artist Kons’ work focuses on the emotional essence in a reminiscent mood and subtle manner. His movies always carry his very own thumbprint: a completely consistent look with quintessentially aesthetics and strong love for detail make his visual language highly recognizable and gives his films a hand crafted cinematic experience. Konstantinos studied Media Management.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST FOREIGN FILM* *BEST ACTOR: HEINZ HOENIG*
    6th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, LA, USA)June 25, 2016
  • 9th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)September 19, 2016
  • 6th AMSTERDAM LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Online Screening, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)October 4, 2016
  • 16th KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Overland Park, Kansas, USA)November 4, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM*
    8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE (Finalist, London, UK)February 4, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE WINNER*
    GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE (Screening, Venice, Italy)February 7, 2017
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 5th LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Vienna, Austria)March 21, 2017
  • 21st FILMFEST SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN (Official Selection, Germany)March 22, 2017
  • 6th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 20, 2017
  • 18th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 20, 2017
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    12th ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)April 21, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 4th LITERALLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)June 14, 2017
  • 8th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lovell, Wyoming, USA)June 15, 2017
  • Quarantine Film Festival 2017 (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 4, 2017
  • 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 2nd FARM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)August 17, 2017
  • 12th SAPPORO INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 5, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY FILMFESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY ON TOUR (Screening, Freies Kino im Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria)December 12, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Konstantinos Sampanis
Producer
Konstantinos Sampanis, Konstantinos Sampanis Filmproduktion
Director
Konstantinos Sampanis
Director of Photography
Leif Thomas
Art Direction
Veronika Strotmann, Konstantinos Sampanis, Ralph Lüker
Costume Design
Veronika Strotmann
Sound
Joern Martens, Constantin Bömers, Simon Bastian, Simon Hüging
Editor
Konstantinos Sampanis
Sound Design
Defacto Sound
Music
Eike von Schlichting, Daniel De Maria

Details

Running Time
19:49 mins
Shooting Format
Redcode RAW 6K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY & DIRECTOR

Konstantinos Sampanis Filmproduktion
Konstantinos Sampanis

+49 (0) 151 644 09 367

konstantinos.sampanis@moodboard-film.de
https://www.instagram.com/konsampanis/
http://moodboard-film.de/case/die-nacht-im-hotel/