A Film by Franz Maria Quitt


A short film about the work ritual of a tyrolean farm boy and his grandfather.


  • Picture of Franz Maria Quitt © Franz Maria Quitt

    Franz Maria Quitt

    Franz Maria Quitt is an actor and director from Vienna, Austria.
    He moved to New York in 2008 to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating 2010, film roles included: supporting in THE PROFESSOR, 2012, Golden Eagle Award winning short film, starring Betsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD); co-lead in CHICKEN, 2011, Cape Fear Best Short Film Award winner. Theater roles: co-lead in FIVE FINGER EXERCISE, 2011, directed by Shirley Knight, part of FTP's official Sir Peter Shaffer celebration; supporting in PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, 2012, directed by the Tony Award nominated Marvell Rep Theater company. As a director, he filmed his literary and directorial debut MOTHER, 2014, in New York and Texas, starring Darlene Cates from WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE. He returned to Vienna 2015 to shoot EISENHERZ (Official Selection at film festivals, such as, 20th Flickers’ Rhode Island International, 22nd Palm Springs International, and 29th Foyle Film Festival) and to apply to the Film Akademie in Vienna. He is one of three directing students to have been accepted.
    KALB is one of his application films.

Awards + Festivals

  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
    8th FICU LANTERNA MÉXICO (Official Selection, Huixquilucan, Mexico)March 13, 2017
  • 46th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 26, 2017
  • TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 27th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Official Selection “Kurzfilmnacht“, Germany)May 2, 2017
  • 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 12th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy)June 26, 2017
  • 13th RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)July 14, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 42nd ODENSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark)August 28, 2017
  • 10th BUEU INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bueu, Pontevedra, Spain)September 9, 2017
  • 18th WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodstock, NY, USA)October 11, 2017
  • FENÊTRES SUR COURTS SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (European Competition, Dijon, France)November 11, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • DIAGONALE - FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 20, 2019


Franz Maria Quitt
Helma Quitt-Stern, Franz Ernestus Quitt
Franz Maria Quitt
Director of Photography
Roman Chalupnik a.a.c.
Tong Zhang
Franz Maria Quitt
Sound Design
Tong Zhang


Running Time
7:08 mins
Shooting Format
HD /2K
Screening Format
ProRes, DCP DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068



Franz Maria Quitt