Dragon Circle

A Film by Gertrud Schulte Westenberg

Synopsis

The film follows five metal artists from Berlin who are creating fire-spitting dragons for the world-famous Fusion Festival. The artists are using shower hoses, weighing machine parts, metal wheels, panels, and a great variety of metal bits and pieces, all of it found in scrap yards. They talk about the fight for creative leeway, their thoughts about art, and how they became involved with it. They originally picked up the metal art at the famous Tacheles Cultural Centre, now long gone.

Director

  • Picture of Gertrud Schulte Westenberg © Gertrud Schulte Westenberg

    Gertrud Schulte Westenberg

    Gertrud Schulte Westenberg, born in Lower Saxony near the Dutch border, studied educational science in Bielefeld and economics in Berlin. She became involved with filmmaking in 2009 by her acquaintance with a director from Munich and has been working as a producer ever since. She has directed the documentary “Rent Rebels”, shown around the world, with Matthias Coers, as well as being the director of two shorts, “Dragon Circle” and “Cabuwazi Beyond Borders”. She is currently working on a new film about gentrification.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)December 1, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 5th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2017
  • 18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veliko, Bulgaria)April 30, 2017
  • 15th LA.MEKO KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU (Official Selection, Germany) May 8, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)May 29, 2017
  • BERLINER KURZFILMROLLE 2017 (Screening, Radioeins Freiluftkino Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany)June 9, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *WINNER*
    7th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Oderaue, Germany)June 23, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 24, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Documentary Section, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017

Crew

Director
Gertrud Schulte Westenberg
Script
Gertrud Schulte Westenberg
Producer
Gertrud Schulte Westenberg, filmfabrik
Director of Photography
Martin Lutz
Sound
Fredo Petrovsky
Editor
Anthony Lew Shun
Sound Design
Fredo Petrovsky
Music
Jahzzar, Kevin MacLeod, Jordan Sin, Caspa Mamel

Details

Running Time
19:15 Mins.
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 48 khz

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

Gertrud Schulte Westenberg

gsw@filmfabrik.org
www.filmfabrik.org