Joy

A Film by Abini Gold

Synopsis

For three weeks Joy has been on her own when her mother Martina, who had not come home after a date, suddenly shows up. When Martina falls for a new lover, Joys anger is unleashed. Out of resentment a fight for each other’s love begins.

Director

  • Picture of Abini Gold © Fabienne Engel

    Abini Gold

    Abini is a Nigerian name and often leads to confusion about her German roots. Abini was born in 1991 and grew up in Berlin. She studied Journalism in Hannover after finishing High School and started studying directing at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2014.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT FILM 2017*
    LIFE AT HEART (Official Selection, Örebro, Sweden) September 2, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD BEST SHORT FILM*
    UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Osnabrück, Germany) October 22, 2017
  • EARLY BIRD (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2017
  • BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach, Germany)November 2, 2017
  • *WINNER 2017*
    SCREENING_017 (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany) November 4, 2017
  • KLAPPE AUF! SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamburg, Germany)November 11, 2017
  • *JURY AWARD BEST SHORT FILM*
    EXGROUND FILMFEST (International Youth Film Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany) November 20, 2017
  • *THIRD RANK*
    UFO KURZFILMFESTIVAL LEIPZIG (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM* *SPRUNGBRETT JURY AWARD*
    LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition „Sprungbrett“, Landshut, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • *GOLDEN HORSEMAN SHORT FICTION FILM - NATIONAL COMPETITION*
    30th DRESDEN FILMFEST (Competition, Dresden, Germany)April 17, 2018
  • 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania)April 18, 2018
  • 3rd KURZFILMFESTIVAL GÖTTINGEN 2018 (Official Selection, Göttingen, Germany)May 24, 2018
  • *BEST STUDENT SHORT*
    3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd BUZZ CEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Buzau, Romania)July 2, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Achraffieh, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • CEFALÙ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cefalù, Italy)September 1, 2018
  • 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France)October 4, 2018
  • 4th SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Espelkamp, Germany)October 5, 2018
  • 5th SANFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, USA)October 16, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 16th TOFIFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Torun, Poland)October 20, 2018
  • 18th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Flensburg, Germany)November 14, 2018
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birmingham, United Kingdom)November 22, 2018
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 20th KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 8, 2019
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Official Selection, Landau, Germany)April 7, 2019
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'

Crew

Director
Abini Gold
Screenplay
Abini Gold
Producer
Max Baumeister / Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg
Director of Photography
Marvin Schatz
Costume Design
Miriam Siman
Sound
Hendrik Bleier
Editor
Daniela Schramm Moura
Sound Design
Jascha Viehl, Jan Brett
Music
Chiara Strickland, Martin Pohl

Details

Running Time
14:56 min
Shooting Format
Sony RAW
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg

DIRECTOR

Abini Gold
abini.gold@filmakademie.de