Erntefaktor Null

A Film by Helena Hufnagel

Synopsis

‘The safest nuclear power plant worldwide‘ describes the bizzare everyday life of people

living and working at the nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf, Austria. Since 1978 the plant has been ready for operation. Shortly before it was set to open, popular vote prevented the start of the plant – it was never put to use until today.

What raises huge concerns in the minds of people, especially in the case of Fukushima, is nothing particularly extraordinary in this cosmos. The scene is unimaginable: a primary school in the old office building of the nuclear power plant, parties in its cottage front yard, tourists holidaying on the Donau and eating Wiener Schnitzel with view of the plant and Greenpeace practicing climbing for real operations on active plants in Europe. The most important person of all is the caretaker Johann Fleischer, who has a positive opinion of nuclear power and a job like a pope: unique and one of a kind worldwide. This nuclear power plant doesn’t divide fuel elements, it brings people of different personalities and opinions together. In an odd way.

Director

  • Picture of Helena Hufnagel © Helena Hufnagel

    Helena Hufnagel

    Finished her studies of film production at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2015. Received several scholarships and prizes for producing and building up her company COCOFILMS. Producer and director of several short films, documentaries and commercials. Her documentary has been screened at over 40 festivals (Germany shorts in Cannes, London, Paris…) Nomination for best german short film in 2012, several nomination and awards as best director. Winner of the Pro7/Sat.1 Mainstreampreis in 2015. Her first feature film is going to be finished in 2016.

Awards + Festivals

  • 22nd BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)January 28, 2012
  • 65th CANNES INT'L FILM FESTIVAL – AG KURZFILM / GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION (Germany Shorts in Cannes; France)May 16, 2012
  • THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (Int’l Competition, UK)May 26, 2012
  • NOMINATION GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD 2012October 29, 2012
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    5th DIESSENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 6, 2012
  • 25th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 16, 2012
  • 35th RECONTRES HENRI LANGLOIS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES ESCOLES DE CINEMANovember 30, 2012
  • 30th INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)February 19, 2013
  • 14th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Germany)March 13, 2013
  • 28th INTERNATIONALES DOKUMENTARFILMFESTIVAL MÜNCHEN (Opening film , Germany)May 8, 2013
  • 24th FILM+MUSIKFEST DER FRIEDRICH WILHELM MURNAU-GESELLSCHAFT (Bielefeld, Germany)November 1, 2013
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    11th GREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Green Competition, Seoul, Korea)May 9, 2014
  • FISH-FESTIVAL IM STADTHAFEN ROSTOCK (Competition, Germany)May 15, 2014
  • *HONORABLY MENTION TROPHY*
    FICA 2014 – INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brazil)May 27, 2014
  • 49th WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Competition, Germany)June 9, 2014
  • DIE KURZE NACHT DER NOCH KÜRZEREN FILME (Pfaffenhofen, Germany)June 20, 2014
  • 8th WENDLAND SHORTS KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Germany)June 20, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, ItalyJuly 9, 2014
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY-JURY*
    3rd KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 9, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 10th REGARD BLEU – WERKSCHAU DES STUDENTISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Switzerland)October 10, 2014
  • *SHORT FILM AWARD*
    20th CINE’ECO SEIA - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA AMBIENTAL DA SERRA DA ESTRELA (Official Selection, Portugal)October 11, 2014
  • THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS (Official Selection, USA)October 16, 2014
  • 21st WOMEN MAKE WAVES FILM FESTIVAL (WMWFF) (Official Selection, Taiwan)October 17, 2014
  • INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)October 21, 2014
  • DOKUBAZAAR 2014 - LJUBLJANA INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)October 27, 2014
  • *JURY CHOICE AWARD*
    MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Doc. Film Section, India)December 6, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • NOMINATION GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD 2012October 29, 2012

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/37681551

Crew

Director
Helena Hufnagel
Screenplay
Helena Hufnagel
Producer
Helena Hufnagel, Philip Grabow, Sebastian Bartetzko
Director Of Photography
Dorothea Götz
Editor
Helena Hufnagel
Sound
Teresa Hörl, Michael Kadirow
Sound-Design
Clemens Becker
Music
Sebastian Stojetz

Details

Running Time
28:00
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1:1,78)
Sound
Dolby SRD/Dolby Digital 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
University of Television and Film, Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 München, Germany

CO-PRODUCTION

Grabow & Bartetzko Filmproduktion GbR
Philip Grabow & Sebastian Bartetzko
Goethestrasse 52
80336 München

Philip Grabow
+49-160-94781982
grabow@gb-film.de

Sebastian Bartetzko
0151/42313457
bartetzko@gb-film.de
www.gb-film.de