A Film by Bernhard Wenger


BUCK. Michael is 18 years old and at age where he prefers listening to loud music rather than thinking about future responsibilities. His father, however, is a hunter and at an age where he likes to savour the peace and quiet of the woods while contemplating his son’s future. On a morning after a night out at the disco, Michael is unwillingly going on a hunt with his father. There, his plans for the future become an inevitable issue.


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    Bernhard Wenger

    Bernhard Wenger was born on 24th of june 1992, in Salzburg. After School and Civil Service he moved to Vienna. Since 2014 he studies at the Vienna Filmacademy. As a freelancer director, writer and producer, Bernhard Wenger makes short films, music videos and commercials. His last short films were screened at over 150 Filmfestivals all over the world, including Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, Guanajuato Film Festival, etc. His music were played on MTV and ViVa. He also won various prizes at national and international Filmfestivals.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (4th NEXT GENERATION FESTIVAL, Brussels, Belgium)April 27, 2016
  • 26th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Short Film Competition, Germany)May 3, 2016
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 13, 2016
  • 69th FESTIVAL DE CANNES (Short Film Corner, France)May 16, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL GÖDÖLLÖ (Official Selection, Hungary)May 18, 2016
  • 2nd MACHETANZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alaska, USA)May 31, 2016
  • 10th PICURT – MOSTRA DE CINEMA DE MUNTANYA DELS PIRINEUS (Non official section, Spain)June 21, 2016
  • 22nd FILM FESTIVAL DELLA LESSINIA (Competition Section, Italy)August 20, 2016
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) September 5, 2016
  • 13th DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, D.C., USA)September 8, 2016
  • 13th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive Section MOVIE, Forlì, Italy)October 7, 2016
  • 4th FESTIVAL LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (Short Film Competition, Huy, Belgium)October 20, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • 6th DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada)November 4, 2016
  • 31st BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)November 8, 2016
  • 6th FRONTALE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wiener Neustadt, Austria)November 9, 2016
    8th KINODISEEA INT’L CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 10, 2016
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (exground youth days, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • WERKSCHAU FILMAKADEMIE WIEN (Screening, Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 3rd ALLGÄUER FILMFESCHDIVAL (Official Selection, Heimenkirch, Germany) January 7, 2017
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • JETZT ODER NIE - FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2017 (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)January 21, 2017
  • 27th BAMBERG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)January 23, 2017
  • 18th BUNTER HUND - INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)March 9, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 8th FLICKS INT'L STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Groningen, Netherlands)March 15, 2017
  • 12th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF SOUSSE (TUNIS) (Int'l Competition for youth short movies, Tunis, Tunesia)March 24, 2017
  • 64th BELAGRADE DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Serbia)March 30, 2017
  • 7th NEW VISION INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 7, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • LJUBLJANA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)May 12, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 22, 2017
  • 4th MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Germany)July 22, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 2nd FICIT - FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDENT DE TRUJILLO (Official Selection, Peru)September 28, 2017
  • 15th SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Shnit ANIMATES Program, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • 3rd RINGERIKE INT'L YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Norway)November 7, 2017
  • 1st TOFIFES - TORRECINOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)November 20, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • UP-AND-COMING FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Official Selection, Germany)November 23, 2017
  • 2nd VO(ST): JEUNE CINÉMA D'EUROPE (Official Selection, Betton, France)February 2, 2018


Bernhard Wenger
Bernhard Wenger
Bernhard Wenger
Director of Photography
Albin Wildner
Art Direction
Maria Prock
Costume Design
Katharina Proksch
David Almeida-Ribeiro
Rupert Höller
Sound Design
David Almeida-Ribeiro
Mario Fartacek


Running Time
16 mins.
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,20 mit schwarzen Balken auf 16:9



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