Grünes Gold

A Film by Barbara Marheineke

Synopsis

Why has the USA waged two wars with Iraq within only a few years?

Why have weapons of mass destruction—the reason for the most recent war in Iraq—never been found, and why are American special units still there?

In the film “Green Gold”, secret recordings are uncovered which reveal the real motive behind the invasion. The film shows how an accidental discovery is to revolutionize global energy policy and how the mutation of a desert gecko caused both Iraq wars.

Barbara Marheineke`s short film deals with media manipulation and uses media coverage of the Iraq wars as an example: truth and lies are sometimes so closely tied that at a certain point anything seems possible…

Director

  • Picture of Barbara Marheineke © Barbara Marheineke

    Barbara Marheineke

    Barbara Marheineke studied Visual Communication at the School of Design in Kiel from 1984 to 1986. After two years she switched to the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. After graduating as a graphic designer, she completed a project related study at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in the fields of animation and digital design.
    Since 1993, Barbara Marheineke works as a filmmaker and art director at RTL-Television in Cologne.

Awards + Festivals

  • FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Germany) August 18, 2012
  • SHORT VISIONS, FILMFORUM KÖLN (Germany)October 11, 2012
  • *AUDIANCE AWARD*
    FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Germany)November 20, 2012
  • FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Saarbrücken, Germany)January 16, 2013
  • *BEST SHORT FILM AWARD*
    FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Germany) May 1, 2013
  • MURNAU KURZFILMPREIS (Germany)May 3, 2013
  • INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Germany)May 6, 2013
  • *3rd AWARD SATIRIC SHORT FILM*
    20th RÜSSELSHEIMER KURZFILMTAGE (Germany)June 16, 2013
  • KULTCROSSING KURZFILMFEST KÖLN (Germany) July 20, 2013
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)August 17, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • GREEN SCREEN INTERNATIONALES NATURFILMFESTIVAL ECKERNFÖRDE (Sektion: Frohnatur, Germany)September 4, 2013
  • KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2013
  • 11th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Fiction Short Competition, Albania)October 23, 2013
  • NOMINATION FOR GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD 2013October 30, 2013
  • 24fps INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 7, 2013
  • INTERFILM – 29th INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2013
  • 51st GIJON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Spain)November 15, 2013
  • SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Germany)November 22, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2013(Competition, Germany)November 27, 2013
  • MAGMA – MOSTRA DI CINEMA BREVE (Int’l Competition, Italy)November 28, 2013
  • GOLDEN SHORTS: INTERFILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 (Babylon, Berlin)December 1, 2013
  • 12th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES “ALMERÍA EN CORTO” (Int’l Competition, Spain)December 3, 2013
  • GOLDEN SHORTS: INTERFILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 (Acud Kino, Berlin)December 3, 2013
  • GOLDEN SHORTS: INTERFILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 (Kino Zukunft, Berlin)December 5, 2013
  • 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)December 12, 2013
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)December 16, 2013
  • 8th STREAMINGFESTIVAL FOR AUDIO VISUAL ART (The Hague, Netherlands) December 16, 2013
  • 27th STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER (Competition, Germany)January 10, 2014
  • 24th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Sonderrolle “Abgedreht”, Germany)January 21, 2014
  • *1st PRIZE*
    40th INTERNATIONALES FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Competition, Germany)January 30, 2014
  • 10th BERLIN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE (Berlin, Germany)February 6, 2014
  • 7th ONE WORLD ROMANIA (Int’l Competition, Romania)March 17, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (aug&ohr program, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 28, 2014
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Germany)April 4, 2014
  • 10th FAUX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • *PLATINUM REMI AWARD (Computer Generated / CGI / Mixed Media)*
    WORLDFEST – 47th HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 11, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    15th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 17, 2014
  • 3rd CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition: Documentary, Belarus)April 18, 2014
  • 37th GRENZLAND FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 24, 2014
  • MAUFLIMMERN – DIE MEMMINGER KURZFILMNACHT (Competition, Germany)April 19, 2014
  • 16th COMICON – INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Napoli, Italy)May 1, 2014
  • 20th KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Official Selection, Germany)May 3, 2014
  • FILMTAGE AUGSBURG 2014 (Competition, Germany)May 9, 2014
  • 5th GOLDEN KUKER-SOFIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bulgaria)May 12, 2014
  • 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR - BACKUP (Official Selection, Germany)May 22, 2014
  • FICA 2014 – INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brazil)May 27, 2014
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 29, 2014
  • LAS PALMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Section: “La Noche + Freak”, Gran Canaria)May 31, 2014
  • E.WERK FESTIVAL (Screening, Weimar, Germany)May 31, 2014
  • 17th CINEMAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Short Films - Out of Competition Section, Italy)June 5, 2014
  • SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2014 (Nominated for Save the Earth! Competition, Tokyo, Japan)June 5, 2014
  • *LENZING AWARD IN GOLD*
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • BEST-OF-KURZFILME-SONDERVORFÜHRUNG UMSONST&DRAUSSEN FESTIVAL (Screening, Würzburg, Germany)June 21, 2014
  • KINO, MOND UND STERNE 2014 (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 6, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF BRAZIL – ANIMA MUNDI 2014 (Gallery Program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)July 25, 2014
  • 21st OPENEYES FILMFEST (Competition, Marburg, Germany)July 27, 2014
  • 4th POSTIRA SEASIDE FILM FESTIVAL (“Midnight Shorts” (Out of Competition, Croatia)July 31, 2014
  • ALPINALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)August 5, 2014
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF BRAZIL – ANIMA MUNDI 2014 (Gallery Program, Sao Paulo, Brazil)August 6, 2014
  • LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS GERA (Competition, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 2nd KURZFILMGARTEN WEDDING (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 30, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 1, 2014
  • *1st PRICE OF THE SHORT FILMS CATEGORY*
    INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)October 21, 2014
  • ANIMAE CARIBE ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Trinidad & Tobago)October 27, 2014
  • DIESSENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • DIRECTORS LOUNGE AT THE PCFS – POST COLONIAL FLAGSHIP STORE, QUARTIER 21 (Greeting Cards from Reality II, Vienna, Austria) November 18, 2014
  • *BRONZENE EICHHÖRNCHEN*
    ALLGÄUER FILMFESCHDIVAL 2015 (Screening, Germany)January 3, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • *BEST POLITICAL COMMENTARY*
    UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH (Official Selection, Scotland)March 19, 2015
  • 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Animation Marathon Section, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • 16th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 2, 2015
  • CELLU L‘ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Open Air, Germany)April 21, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • 6th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 2nd WOMEN MEDIA ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)September 26, 2015
  • 18th CINEMAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (the Elements strike back - Best of Green Screen shorts from Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin, Turin, Italy)October 6, 2015
  • *2nd JURY AWARD*
    2nd INKLUSIVES KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLAPPE AUF! (Competition, Hamburg, Germany)December 4, 2015
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "STEPS" (Competition Program, Ukraine)December 24, 2015
  • KINO, MOND UND STERNE (Screening, Short Film Competition, Munich, Germany) July 20, 2016
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'
  • SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH JUNE 2012
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):June 15, 2012
  • OPEN AIR TOUR FILMFEST DRESDEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)July 27, 2017

Crew

Director
Barbara Marheineke
Screenplay
Barbara Marheineke, Susanne Mikulski
Producer
Kai Künnemann, Karibufilm/ Barbara Marheineke
Director Of Photography
Lars Schwellnuss, Aksel Dogrudogan
Animation
Barbara Marheineke
Editor
Matthias Lehnigk, Screenworks Köln, Barbara Marheineke
Sound-Design
Andreas Stephan
Music
Martin Doepke

Details

Running Time
13:10
Shooting Format
Full HD (1080p)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de