In Zukunft

A Film by Darja Pilz

Synopsis

The small village Future lies nestled somewhere in the middle of the Russian taiga. Forgotten by their country, its dwellers are fighting the harsh Russian winter and are defying the demise of their home. While the rest of the country is enthusiastic about the current presidential election, the prospects for Future could be a lot better.

A both cheerful and melancholy farewell to a village on the outskirts of modernity. An ode to transience.

Director

  • Picture of Darja Pilz © Darja Pilz

    Darja Pilz

    Darja was born in Tula, Russia and came to Germany (Passau) at the age of 6. Early on, she gained experience in film, particularly behind the camera, with award-winning youth film projects. After having received her degree in Audiovisual Media at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, she is currently studying Camera at Hamburg Media School.

    She was the cinematographer for the short movie Ein Augenblick in mir – a tragicomedy about a sad clown. The movie was screened at PlusCamerimage (Poland) and entered the contest for the Max Ophüls Award as well as the international competition of the “Academy Award® qualifying” film festival Short Shorts Asia in Tokyo and was screened at more than 80 additional festivals worldwide. The movie received many awards such as the Short Film Beaver for Best Short Film at the 34th Biberach Film Festival (Biberacher Filmfestspiele). The documentary In Zukunft is the project concluding Darja’s studies at BHT Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • AVANCA 2013 (TV Competition, Portugal)July 24, 2013
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OFF CINEMA (main competition, Poland)November 20, 2013
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)December 6, 2013
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)February 5, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Feature film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 17th SARDINIA INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL – SIEFF 2014 (Official Selection, Italy)September 22, 2014
  • 10th REGARD BLEU – WERKSCHAU DES STUDENTISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Switzerland)October 10, 2014
  • 7th GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)November 11, 2014
  • REC-FILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)December 4, 2014
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "FLAHERTIANA" (Special Program, Perm, Russia)September 16, 2016
  • 15th HYPERION INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (out of competition Programm, Bucharest, Romania)October 30, 2016

Crew

Director
Darja Pilz
Screenplay
Darja Pilz
Producer
David M. Lorenz
Director Of Phtotgraphy
David M. Lorenz
Editor
David M. Lorenz, Darja Pilz
Sound
David M. Lorenz
Sound-Design
Hendrik Schalansky

Details

Running Time
64:00
Shooting Format
XDCAM 1080p
Screening Format
DCP, HDCam (PAL, NTSC), DigiBeta, DVD, BluRay, AppleProRes 422
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

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