Eisenherz

A Film by Franz Maria Quitt

Synopsis

JACOB, a nineyearold shy dreamer, falls instantly in love when MAILIN (11) and her father move into the apartment across the yard. Although his best friend advises him against it, he tries to get in touch with her. After a failed attempt and romantic insight from his mother, he wins her attention with a letter. While Jacob longs for MaiLin’s answer, he realizes that his parents’ relationship is no longer what it once was…

Director

  • Picture of Franz Maria Quitt © Franz Maria Quitt

    Franz Maria Quitt

    Franz Maria Quitt is a trained actor and selftaught director from Vienna, Austria. He moved to New York in 2008 to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Film credits: supporting in THE PROFESSOR, 2012, Golden Eagle Award winning short film, starringBetsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD); colead in CHICKEN, 2011, Cape Fear Best Short Film Award winner. Theater credits: colead in FIVE FINGER EXERC ISE, 2011, directed by Shirley Knight, part of FTP's official Sir Peter Shaffer celebration; supporting in PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, 2012, directed by the Tony Award nominated Marvell Rep theater company. As a director, his literary and directorial debut MOTHER, 2014, starring Darlene Cates (WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE), is currently being submitted to festivals. At the end of 2014, he returned to Vienna to shoot his second short film EISENHERZ (writer: Domenik Pockberger, Kamera: Roman Chalupnik, a.a.c) and to apply at the Film Akademie. For more information visit: www.franzquitt.com

Awards + Festivals

  • 31st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE VALENCIA – CINEMA JOVE (Short Film Competition, SpainJune 17, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • 21st NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL (WORLD NARRATIVE SHORTS, USA)June 22, 2016
  • 20th FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Oscar Qualifying Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film, Newport, RI, USA)August 9, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Children's Programme, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 29th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Light in Motion Awards, Derry-Londonderry Northern Ireland, UK)November 16, 2016
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN ANTEATERS (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 18, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Cinema KADR, Warsaw, Poland)February 10, 2017
  • 5th LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Vienna, Austria)March 21, 2017
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17TH INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Domenik Pockberger
Producer
Franz Maria Quitt, Domenik Pockberger, Edina WeissTessbach, Helmut Pockberger
Director
Franz Maria Quitt
Director of Photography
Roman Chalupnik a.a.c
Art Direction
Maria Kuzik
Costume Design
Maria Kuzik
Sound
Norbert Bichler, Sergey Martynyuk
Editor
Franz Maria Quitt
Sound Design
Christoph Kuchner

Details

Running Time
19.46 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER

Domenik Pockberger
Stubenring 20/13,
1010 Wien,
Austria