Feuer Wasser Erde Luft und Zeit

A Film by Maria Reinhardt-Szyba

Synopsis

FIRE WATER EARTH AIR AND TIME

In a slightly surreal scene, two figures move through time, one forward and the other backward. Nevertheless, they communicate with each other and swap things. Ash turns to paper, water flows upwards. This all happens in a manner where the viewer can not always be sure in which direction the time is running.

Director

  • Picture of Maria Reinhardt-Szyba © Gertje König

    Maria Reinhardt-Szyba

    Maria Reinhardt-Szyba, born in 1982 in Preetz/ Germany, is a physicist, filmmaker, musician and mother of two sons. She studied physics until 2008 in Kiel and obtained her PhD in 2015 in Hamburg. As the singer of the band KNOTT she released two albums in 2008 and in 2010. Since she was seventeen, she has been making short films and participates in film projects in different positions frequently. So far she has directed more than fifteen short films and won several awards.

Awards + Festivals

  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 22, 2015
  • 8th BOLZANO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Italy)April 22, 2015
  • 17th TRÈS COURT FESTIVAL - VERY SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, worldwide)June 5, 2015
  • 31st HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (competition, Germany)June 12, 2015
  • 13th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Mainz, Germany)August 14, 2015
  • 39th FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany) August 14, 2015
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 20th VIDEONALE (Competition, Kino Union Berlin, Germany)March 5, 2016
  • 17th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)March 24, 2016
  • 18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Section: "Indierama", Karlsruhe, Germany)March 30, 2016
  • *LAGNIAPPE AWARD IN EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY*
    17th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi)March 30, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 8th ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhode Island, USA)April 19, 2016
  • 4th KURZFILMFESTIVAL BFF SPIELFILM 2016 (FREIER WETTBEWERB „OFFENES FENSTER“, Schrobenhausen, Germany)April 22, 2016
  • FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2016 (Category Experimental, Ilmenau, Germany)May 18, 2016
  • 18th BACKUP KURZFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Weimar, Germany)May 27, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)June 3, 2016
  • 9th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Fiction, Porto, Portugal)June 8, 2016
  • 29th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL OF VÉBRON (Official Selection, France)June 20, 2016
  • 23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 (Open Air Abendblock, Marburg, Germany) July 17, 2016
  • GENIUS LOCI FESTIVAL (Best of backup_festival, Weimar, Germany)August 12, 2016
  • 6th INT’L HAIKU AMATEUR LITTLE FILM (HALF) FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) August 13, 2016
  • 8th SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (German-Speaking Competition, Klosterneuburg, Austria)August 17, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 12th BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Information Section, Hungary)August 30, 2016
  • 11th BUTFF - B MOVIE UNDERGROUND & TRASH FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Netherlands)August 31, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • CINEMANIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Dodge City Dinner Theater, Kansas, USA)October 1, 2016
  • 9th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2016
  • SAPPORO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AND MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 10, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 15th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Emilia, Italy)November 3, 2016
  • 6th ST CLOUD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)November 5, 2016
  • 1st AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Germany)November 18, 2016
  • 24th BLICKE – FILMFESTIVAL DES RUHRGEBIETS (Official Selection, Bochum, Germany)November 22, 2016
  • 8th BAGHDAD FILMFEST (aug&ohr section, Iraq)December 1, 2016
  • 9th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy) December 2, 2016
  • 1st BERLIN EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 17, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 5th ALLGÄUER FILMFESCHDIVAL (Official Selection, Heimenkirch, Germany)January 7, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 12th CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE (Official Selection, USA)January 26, 2017
  • 12th DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durango, Colorado, USA)March 1, 2017
  • 8th FICU LANTERNA MÉXICO (Official Selection, Huixquilucan, Mexico)March 13, 2017
  • FESTIMATGE - FESTIVAL DE LA IMATGE DE CALELLA (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)April 1, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL*
    1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • 3rd UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)April 21, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    1st MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)May 17, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • Quarantine Film Festival 2017 (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 4, 2017
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE MONTH JUNE(London, UK)July 10, 2017
  • 3rd MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)July 13, 2017
  • 1st MUSICANZONE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Cesena, Italy)August 7, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARS (San José, Costa Rica)October 25, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • 2nd CUCIF - CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • 3rd VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)November 22, 2017
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM*
    2nd SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)December 1, 2017
  • "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 8, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL REDCAT INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)
  • GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE (Official Selection, London, UK)January 11, 2018
  • 3rd BAYAMÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 24, 2018
  • 15th STANDING ROCK INT'L SHORTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kent, Ohio, USA)February 3, 2018
  • 2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • 2nd FESCISA - SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)April 3, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
Director of Photography
Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
Producer
Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
Director
Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
Editor
Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
Sound Design
Falk Szyba
Music
Falk Szyba
FX
Aaron Reinhardt

Details

Running Time
03:50
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

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