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A Film by Katharina Woll

Synopsis

Ten year old Jonas lives with his ill mother in a small two bedroom apartment. One day he watches from his window as a circus troupe passes by. Later he comes across the troupe again. This time he follows them through the suburbs and is lead into a strange and fascinating world.

Director

  • Picture of Katharina Woll © Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll was born 1984 in Munich. After her A-levels she lived in Quito, Ecuador for a few months, assisting the German documentary filmmaker Sigmund Thies. From 2004-2009 she studied Film and Theater Studies at the Friedrich- Alexander- University Erlangen, Ludwigs-Maximilian University Munich and the University of Buenos Aires. During her studies she worked for the Munich film production company DENKmal Film GmbH. She also worked for Perfect Shot Films Berlin as assistant director for "Knistern der Zeit – Christoph Schlingensief and his opera village". In addition, she interned with Armin Petras at the Thalia Theater Hamburg and with René Pollesch at the Munich Kammerspiele. Since 2010 she has been studying Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Recently she has directed various shorts and exercises.

Awards + Festivals

  • 15th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST 2014” (Competition, Germany)February 7, 2014
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 11th BLACK & WHITE – INTERNATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)May 21, 2014
  • 68th EDINBURGH INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (programme “Light in Flux”, UK)June 18, 2014
  • 8th STREET FESTIVAL OF KALAMATA (Special Program, Greece)July 11, 2014
  • 2nd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 31, 2014
  • 8th FILM AND ART FESTIVAL TWO RIVERSIDES (Independent Short Film Competition, Poland)August 2, 2014
  • FOR FESTIVAL VON SMART (Open Air Kino Sony Center, Berlin, Germany)August 7, 2014
  • 38th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (45th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Canada)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 17th AUBURN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (Official Selection, Australia)September 15, 2014
  • 20th ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, UK)September 16, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Made in Germany Programme, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • SHORTCUTZ BERLIN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)October 15, 2014
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • 18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ÉCRAN LIBRE (Official Selection, France)November 7, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    52nd GOLDEN KNIGHT MALTA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malta)November 28, 2014
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL CINEMAIUBIT (Official Selection, Romania)December 2, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 5th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 6, 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
  • 5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • 11th INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF GENEVA COURTOUJOURS (Official Selection, Switzerland)February 19, 2015
  • *NOMINATION: BEST DRAMA* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN AWARDS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)March 1, 2015
  • 33rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)April 1, 2015
  • 13th IVY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2015
  • *SILVER REMI AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 3rd BIOBIOCINE – CONCEPTIÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)April 23, 2015
  • *WINNER FREE THEME – SPECIAL MENTION*
    4th TRACCE CINEMATOGRAFICHE FILM FEST 2015 (Official Selection, Italy)June 25, 2015
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) September 5, 2016
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (Int’l Competition, Cyprus)October 17, 2015
  • 7th KINODESEEA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Children’s Competition, Romania)November 13, 2015
  • 8th JANA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2015 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 10, 2015
  • STUDENT CUTS 2016 (Official Selection, Maribor, Slovenia)June 1, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 9th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Aldina Section, Rimini, Italy)December 2, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 4th SILOE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 20, 2017

Crew

Director
Katharina Woll
Screenplay
Katharina Woll
Producer
Markus Kaatsch
Director Of Photography
Jesse Mazuch
Editor
Katharina Woll
Sound
Thorsten Brodar, Robert Klemm, Simon Müther, Lauro Cress, Alexander Palaucki
Sound-Design
Miguel Caroli
Music
Sebastian Cleemann

Details

Running Time
10:00
Shooting Format
35mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, HDCam, DigiBeta, HD (24fps)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1/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

FILMSCHOOL, DISTRIBUTOR & PRODUCTION

dffb
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
German Film and Television Academy
Anna Zaluska, Josephine Settmacher
Potsdamer Str. 2
D-10785 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 257 59 153 / - 152
a.zaluska@dffb.de
j.settmacher@dffb.de
www.dffb.de