Dot

A Film by Tali Barde

Synopsis

While crossing against the red light, a man gets hit by a car. Five days after the fatal accident he wakes up under the shower with eleven marks on his wrist. He slips, breaks his neck and suddenly stands in an elevator – with only ten marks left. A fight for survival against and through time has begun…

Director

  • Picture of Tali Barde © Tali Barde

    Tali Barde

    Born in 1990 in Bensberg, Germany, Tali began early to interest in film and performing arts. While gaining first acting experiences on stage and in front of camera, as well as working internships on film sets, he experimented with short films on his own. In 2011 he started working autodidactically on his first feature film „FOR NO EYES ONLY“, which he wrote, directed and produced on a no-budget level and by the help of his friends. After almost two years of production the 97-minute teenage thriller went on an internationally successful festival tour and was awarded multiple times. In the end the film found distribution and was released in German cinemas in the end of 2014. In the meantime a new short film „DOT“ was produced, which premiered at the renowned Max-Ophüls-Filmfestival in Germany and travels the film festival circuit since then. In addition to his own projects Tali directs commercials and gives film workshops at schools, within film festivals and at the University of Cologne. At the 66th Berlinale 2016 he was selected for the Berlinale Talents-Program.

Awards + Festivals

  • 36th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Competition for middle-lenght films, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 19, 2015
  • 23rd INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (International Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 28, 2015
  • 38th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (International Competition, Selb, Germany)April 9, 2015
  • 14th LA MEKO (International Competition, Landau, Germany)May 1, 2015
  • 28th DEUTSCHER JUGENDVIDEOPREIS (National Competition, Halle/Saale, Germany)June 25, 2015
  • 9th FÜNF SEEN FILM FESTIVAL (National Competition Short Plus for middle-lenght films, Starnberg, Seefeld, Herrsching, Germany)July 29, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (National Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 15, 2015
  • 20th STONY BROOK FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Long Island, N.Y., USA)July 16, 2015
  • 11th HOLLY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, California, USA)August 13, 2015
  • 12th JAMESON CINEFEST (Special series Partner Festival Selb, Hungary)September 11, 2015
  • 14th SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Diego, USA)September 30, 2015
  • 38th MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mill Valley, USA)October 1, 2015
  • 30th UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (International Competition, Osnabrück, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 30th FORT LAUDERDALE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale, USA)October 6, 2015
  • 28th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland )November 18, 2015
  • 13th UP AND COMING (National Competition, Hannover, Germany)November 19, 2015
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ZUBROFFKA (Special series Partner Festival Selb, Bialystok, Poland)December 2, 2015
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (National Competition, Landshut, Germany)March 17, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 4th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)September 29, 2016
  • 3rd IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boise, Idaho, USA)October 13, 2016
  • INDIGO-FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)October 14, 2016
  • 6th PHILIP K. DICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany)October 27, 2017
  • 9th POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND BIZARRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguascalientes, Mexico)October 27, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD - FILM OVER 15 MINUTES*
    14th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 4th PASADENA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)April 8, 2017
  • REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Canada)May 15, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Tali Barde, Milan Grünewald, Katja Winke
Producer
Tali Barde, Louis Bürk, Avalon Film - Tali Barde UG
Director
Tali Barde
Director of Photography
Louis Bürk
Art Direction
Luisa Gross
Costume Design
Josephine Burzynski
Sound
Dennis Pabst, Erik Gierich, Kristof Schlösser
Editor
Marco Heibach
Sound Design
Leo Hoffmann
Music
Marco Heibach, Philipp Seuthe

Details

Running Time
27'30''
Shooting Format
digital - RED Epic 5K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2,35:1
Sound
5.1 Surround
Website

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 / PRODUCTION

Tali Barde
Avalon Film - Tali Barde UG
Von-Sandt-Platz 10
50679 Köln, Germany

+49 (0) 176 305 139 26

contact@avalonfilm.de
http://www.avalonfilm.de/