Elite

A Film by Piet Baumgartner

Synopsis

To celebrate a deal Kollers client sends for some escort ladies. But the manager does not want to equate love with business. He’s had enough of all the cashing. When a sizzling lady joins him at the bar, he almost fails to realize how much they resemble each other in their loneliness and isolation.

Director

  • Picture of Piet Baumgartner © Piet Baumgartner

    Piet Baumgartner

    Born in Dieterswil/Switzerland. TV reporter and studies in journalism. Along as producer and VJ at the publishing company Ringier. Bachelor studies in film at the University of Arts Zürich by Bernhard Lehner. Assistances for Frank Castorf, Rene Pollesch and Robert Kolinsky. Direction and producer for several theatre projects. Now master studies in film directing by Markus Imboden at the University of Arts Zürich.

Awards + Festivals

  • ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL (Switzerland)October 4, 2013
  • 50th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Competition, Switzerland)January 24, 2014
  • 38th SCHWEIZER JUGENDFILMTAGE (Switzerland)April 2, 2014
  • 2nd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 31, 2014
  • 3rd KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 9, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Made in Germany Programme, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • 48th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 21, 2014
  • RICHMOND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Narrative Short Competition, USA)February 26, 2015
  • 4th ASCONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)February 26, 2015
  • *WINNER*
    16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 24th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 26, 2015
  • 15th HYPERION INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (out of competition Programm, Bucharest, Romania)October 30, 2016

Crew

Director
Piet Baumgartner
Screenplay
Thomas Ritter
Producer
Philippe Favre
Director Of Photography
Stefan Dux
Editor
Rebecca Trösch
Sound
Stefan Beelte, Benoît Barraud
Sound-Design
Manu Gerber, Stratis Skandalakis
Music
Pierre Funck

Details

Running Time
19:00
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
5.1/Stereo
Website

Contact

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