Erlösung

A Film by Mark Gerstorfer

Synopsis

ANDREAS loves filming anything that will come in front of his camera lens. He especially takes joy in shooting videos, in which he and his friends CLEMENS and DINA pretend to kill themselves. When ANDREAS massively exaggerates and carelessly throws himself on some subway tracks just to shock his best friend, CLEMENS has had enough and quits their friendship. ANDREAS seeks refuge in DINAS company but overlooks her real intentions…

Director

  • Picture of Mark Gerstorfer © Mark Gerstorfer

    Mark Gerstorfer

    Born in 1979 in Austria, studied at the the Acememy of Fine Arts Vienna between 2003-2005 under Prof. Eva Schlegl and Prof. Matthias Herrmann in the Masterklass of Arts and Photography. In 2005 he started studying Directing and Cinematography at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna/ Filmacademy Vienna. His proessors there are Prof. Peter Patzak, Prof. Michael Haneke ans Prof. Wolfgang Thaler.

Awards + Festivals

  • DIAGONALE – FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Austria)March 17, 2014
  • CINEMANEXT SALZBURG (Filmnacht, Austria)May 15, 2014
  • CINEMANEXT INNSBRUCK (Filmnacht, Austria)May 22, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION AUSTRIA-COMPETITION* *SPECIAL MENTION YOUTH JURY PRIZE*
    11th VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Official Selection, Austria)May 23, 2014
  • K3 FILM FESTIVAL (Shortfilm Competition, Austria)July 4, 2014
  • 38th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (45th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Canada)August 23, 2014
  • K3 FILM FESTIVAL VILLACH (Austria)September 17, 2014
  • 11th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Germany)October 25, 2014
  • 8th NDU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lebanon)November 9, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    14th SLEEPWALKERS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, Tallin, Estonia)November 18, 2014
  • PANAMA PLUS FESTIVAL 2014 MUNICH (Screening, Germany)November 21, 2014
  • 2KYOTO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan) November 22, 2014
  • FILOFEST 2014 (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)November 24, 2014
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (medium-length Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 26, 2014
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL FRONTALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, AustriaNovember 28, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • OMNICULTURA E.V. PRÄSENTIERT: EIN KURZFILMABEND IM MÄRZ (Screening, Berlin, Germany)March 13, 2015
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    11th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)March 16, 2015
  • 5th CA‘ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Int’l Competition, Venice, Italy)March 18, 2015
  • SILK ROAD FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Student Film Category, Dublin, Ireland)March 18, 2015
  • FRKA – THE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 18, 2015
  • 13th LA.MEKO – INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL LANDAU (Competition, Germany)April 20, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL ESKISEHIR FILM FESTIVAL (The Short Section, Turkey) May 2, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF TEL AVIV (Int’l Competition, Israel)May 30, 2015
  • PLATTFORM: [NO BUDGET]-#12 MEDIENFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)June 20, 2015
  • SALZBURG’S FINEST (Screening, Austria)August 7, 2015
  • *AWARD FOR BEST MOVIE*
    360° TARATSA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)August 19, 2015
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    3rd INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL -15 (Official Selection, India)September 19, 2015
  • 3rd GRAND JUNCTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 24, 2015
  • 6th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 12, 2015
  • 7th CAIRO VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Egypt)December 3, 2015
  • SAMAWA CINEMA TOUR (Screening, Iraq)July 22, 2016

Crew

Director
Mark Gerstorfer
Screenplay
Mark Gerstorfer, Tanja Kuschej
Producer
Steven Swirko
Director Of Photography
Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Editor
Sebastian Longariva
Sound
Theda Schifferdecker
Sound-Design
Lenja Gathmann, Matthias Hafner

Details

Running Time
29:51
Shooting Format
Canon RAW (2K) (Canon C-500)
Screening Format
DCP, DigiBeta, DVD, Blu-Ray, Apple ProRes
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

University for Music and Performing Arts / Filmacademy Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 711 55 - 2902
E-Mail: jaeger-ka@mdw.ac.at

PRODUCER

Steven Swirko
Tel.: +43 699 171 676 96
Tel.: +49 174 946 1203
E-Mail: steven_swirko@yahoo.de