Hotel der Diktatoren

A Film by Florian Hoffmann

Synopsis

Over night Gadaffi´s hotel in Central Africa lost its patron. The gardener still waters the forecourt for the absent guests. The security guard leaves his uniform in the wardrobe for now. And the Tunisian manager of the hotel takes care of a ghost hotel. Together we wait for a message from the new owners.

Director

  • Picture of Florian Hoffmann © Miguel Bueno

    Florian Hoffmann

    Florian Hoffmann was born January 24th 1987 in Berlin. After his engagement as a development aid worker in West-Africa, he completed his study in social anthropology and social sciences at the University of Basle (Switzerland). Meanwhile he contributed to numerous documentary films as AD. Since 2011 he is studying to be a director at the Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) and now realizes his own movies.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2015 HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)April 23, 2015
  • TBILISI INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL “AMIRANI 2015” (Int’l Competition, Georgia)June 2, 2015
  • 8th PORTO7 – OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 10, 2015
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)July 3, 2015
  • 15th SEOUL NEW MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Glocal Propose Section, South Korea)August 6, 2015
  • SHORTYNALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG 2015 (Official Selection, Austria) August 12, 2015
  • 20th MILANO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Milan, Italy)September 10, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 6th OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)October 9, 2015
  • 5th ALBA IMPUGNING IMPUNITY HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)October 26, 2015
  • 29th BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 2, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 26th KINOFEST LÜNEN – FESTIVAL FÜR DEUTSCHE FILME (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 12th BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BIFF (Competition, Bahamas)December 1, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • 25th ASPEN SHORTSFEST (Official Selection, Aspen, Colorado, USA)April 5, 2016
  • 10th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA (Main program (no competition), Austria) May 17, 2016
  • FASSADENKINO: DIE KURZFILM-FAHRRADTOUR (Screening, Magdeburg, Germany) June 8, 2016
  • 12th LAGO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 22, 2016
  • DFFB FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Eiszeit Kino, Berlin, Germany)January 20, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Competition: Architecture Short Film Award, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'

Crew

Producer
Martina Knapheide
Producer
dffb
Director
Florian Hoffmann
Screenplay
Florian Hoffmann
Director of Photography
Florian Hoffmann
Editor
Florian Hoffmann
Sound-Design
Silvio Naumann

Details

Running Time
16:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1.

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Deutsche Film- & Fernsekakademie Berlin (dffb)
Kira Sturm / Laure Tinette
Potsdamer Str. 2
10785 Berlin
k.sturm@dffb / tinette@dffb.de
+49 30 257 59 153 / - 152
www.dffb.de