Eckhardt

A Film by Konstantin Rall

Synopsis

Eckhardt is on his way to the employment agency. He is thinking about his life, and ends up remembering his wild, erotic relationship with Mariana, which gave him more insight into the interconnectedness of life than his years of academic study of philosophy and literature. This short portrait of the intellectual and emotional life of the young humanities scholar Eckhardt – a man literally incapacitated by his own mind – is illustrative of a young academic elite that is useless to the labour market.

Director

  • Picture of Konstantin Rall © Felix Broede

    Konstantin Rall

    Konstantin Rall, born in 1986, is a director, writer and composer. He founded ECTA, an independent film studio based in Berlin, in 2016. »Eckhardt« is his first short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 70th FESTIVAL DE CANNES (Short Film Corner, Cannes, France)May 17, 2017
  • 12th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN APHRODITE" PAPHOS (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 14, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 1st OLBIA FILM MARKET (Figari Film Fest, Sardinia, Italy)June 20, 2017
  • 6th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 23, 2017
  • KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)July 28, 2017
  • *BEST DEBUT FILM*
    2nd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (NRFF) (Official Selection, London, UK)August 17, 2017
  • 8th ORSCHELER FILMFEST (Official Selection, Oberursel, Germany)August 18, 2017
  • 5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 3rd PARKFLIMMERN - FÜRSTENWALDER FILMTAGE 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)October 21, 2017
  • 2nd EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 25, 2017
  • *BEST DEBUT FILM* *BEST MUSIC* *SPECIAL MENTION BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS*
    7th FIVE CONTINENTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Online)November 1, 2017
  • 3rd SIFW - SIERRA INT'L FILM WEEKEND (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)November 17, 2017
  • *BEST DEBUT FILM | AWARD, BEST MUSIC - NOMINATION, BEST SCREENPLAY - NOMINATION, SEPTEMBER 2017*
    2nd CINALFAMA LISBON INT'L FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Portugal)November 23, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    SANTA MONICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Monica, California, USA)December 9, 2017
  • 18th MALIBU INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)January 13, 2018
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Market, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 2, 2018
  • 5th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chennai, Alwarpet, India)February 18, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL FICTION SHORT FILM*
    3rd LANUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2018
  • 2nd INDIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Hyderabad, India)March 18, 2018
  • 16th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 3, 2018
  • 3rd WHITE NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)April 19, 2018
  • 51st ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Houston, TX USA)April 20, 2018
  • 8th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)April 30, 2018
  • *WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY* *NOMINATION: BEST EDITING*
    REDLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto, Canada)May 29, 2018
  • 8th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Official Selection, Oderaue, Germany)June 1, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 28, 2018
  • 1st AMSTERDAM INT'L FILMMAKER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)August 11, 2018
  • 4th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vera Cruz, Mexico)August 23, 2018
  • 6th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA)October 5, 2018
  • 5th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 2nd ATLANTIS FILM AWARDS 2018 (Official Selection, Puertollano, Spain)December 13, 2018
  • 10th World Music & Independent Film Festival (Official Selection, Jeffersonton, Virginia, USA)February 9, 2019
  • 1st LOVE STORY FILM FESTIVAL LONDON (Official Selection, London, UK)February 13, 2019
  • 8th RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Richmond, VA, USA)April 23, 2019
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHE FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'WERTVOLL'

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Konstantin Rall
Producer
Konstantin Rall
Director
Konstantin Rall
Director of Photography
Kaspar Kamu
Art Direction
Zeehyun Soh
Costume Design
Andreina Vieira Dos Santos
Sound
Diana Norris & Matthias Rupp
Editor
Konstantin Rall
Sound Design
Konstantin Rall
Music
Konstantin Rall

Cast

Roland Wendling
Adriana Möbius
Peter Haas
Vanessa Most

Details

Running Time
15 mins
Shooting Format
4K/2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:1
Sound
5.1

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

ECTA Studio
Konstantin Rall
Gärtnerstraße 6
10245 Berlin

+49 (0)30 52668603

studio@ectafilm.com
www.ectafilm.com