Heartwork

A Film by Nils Strüven

Synopsis

A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires. One night she meets her own heart, showing her how she has to change immediately. – The film is set to a track by the Danish DJ Trentemøller.

Director

  • Picture of Nils Strüven © Nils Strüven

    Nils Strüven

    Born in 15.10.1988 in Northern Germany, Nils Strüven started making film as a teenager in school. After that he worked in several production companies and in a german tv station. In 2009 he founded Strandgut Film Berlin, a production company for free and independent short film projects together with Jonas Brandau. In 2010 he started studying Directing at europe’s first self organized filmschool FilmArche in Berlin. “HeartWork” was also part of the application for that.

Awards + Festivals

  • EMOTION FILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Germany, Comp.)January 22, 2011
  • BAYREUTHER FILMFEST KONTRAST (Germany, Comp.)February 4, 2011
  • BEST SHORT FILM
    AUGENWEIDE KIEL (Germany, Comp.)March 24, 2011
  • GRENZLAND FILMTAGE SELB (Germany, Comp.)April 22, 2011
  • AUDIENCE AWARD
    HÜLLER JUGENDFILMTAGE (Germany, Comp.)April 29, 2011
  • INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL „SEHSÜCHTE“ (Germany, Int'l Comp.)May 3, 2011
  • BACKUP FESTIVAL WEIMAR (Germany, Comp.)May 5, 2011
  • CLIPAWARD MANNHEIM (Germany, Comp.)May 5, 2011
  • FUTURESHORTS (Int'l Panorama)July 7, 2011
  • AMANO BOOTBOOHOOK FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Germany, Int'l Comp.)August 19, 2011
  • FILMFEST IM ZIEGENSTALL (Germany, Comp.)September 15, 2011
  • FESTIVAL INT'L DE CORTOS FIB (Spain, Int'l Comp.)October 3, 2011
  • NEISSE FILM FESTIVAL (Germany, Comp.)May 11, 2011
  • KURZFILMFESTIVAL OBERURSEL (Germany, Comp.)August 17, 2011
  • ODERKURZFILMSPEKTAKEL (Germany, Comp.)September 10, 2011
  • JUGENDMEDIENFESTIVAL BERLIN REC (Germany, Int'l Comp.)September 19, 2011
  • GENEVA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL – CINEMA TOUS ECRANS (Switzerland, Int'l Comp.)November 6, 2011
  • 3rd JURY PRIZE
    VIDEO FILM PREIS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN (Germany, Comp.)November 18, 2011
  • FIDEC BELGIUM (Belgium, Int'l Comp.)November 28, 2011
  • BEST SHORT FILM NOVEMBER 2011
    SHORTCUTZ (Germany, Comp.)November 21, 2011
  • YOUKI 13 (Austria, Int'l Comp.)November 22, 2011
  • OLDENBURGER KURZFILMTAGE November 24, 2011
  • INT'L FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER UP AND COMING (Germany, Int'l Comp.)November 25, 2011
  • Nomination: Best Short of the Year 2011
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN AWARDS (Germany, Competition)February 2, 2012
  • 13th SHORT FILM NIGHT MEMMINGEN (Germany, Competition)April 7, 2012
  • 3rd WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA, Int'l Competition)April 20, 2012
  • FESTIWAL KINA AMATORSKIEGO I NIEZALEZNEGO KAN (Poland, Int'l Comp.)April 19, 2012
  • IM RAUSCH MIT FREUNDEN FESTIVAL (Germany, Competition)May 4, 2012
  • WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Germany, Panorama)May 5, 2012
  • NEW DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE SAATCHI&SAATCHI (Germany, Competition)May 22, 2012
  • YOUNG COLLECTION BREMEN (Germanyl, Int'l Comp.)June 16, 2012
  • NOMINATION: DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREIS / GERMAN CAMERA AWARD (FOR EDITING)
    DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREISJune 16, 2012
  • MAGMA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (New Zealand, Int'l Competition)November 29, 2012
  • DER KURZFILMTAG / GERMAN SHORT FILM DAY - FILMARCHE FEIERT DEN KURZFILMTAG (Germany)December 21, 2012

Crew

Director
Nils Strüven
Screenplay
Nils Strüven
Producer
Nils Strüven
Director Of Photography
Jonas Brandau
Editor
Jonas Brandau
Music
Trentemøller - Moan

Details

Running Time
09:14
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
BluRay, HDCam, DigiBeta, .mov, BetaSP, DVD, miniDV
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78 (16:9)
Sound
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

PRODUCER

Nils Strüven
Flughafenstr. 35
D-12053 Berlin

+49 (0) 178 60 34 693

nils@strandgut-film-berlin.de
www.strandgut-film-berlin.de