König Opa

A Film by Martin Grau

Synopsis

Clemens lives and breathes his grandfather’s stories. When his grandfather passes away, it is difficult for him to understand that it is now his turn to continue telling his stories. Story-telling becomes a way for him to not only keep the stories but also the memory of his grandfather alive.

Director

  • Picture of Martin Grau © Martin Grau

    Martin Grau

    Martin is a director for commercials and music promos from Berlin. Before he started his career as director he studied at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida and the University of the West of Scotland. King Grandpa is his first venture into feature films. Martin was chosen for Talentpool TP2, a government funded project to develop directors and writers from Central Germany.

Awards + Festivals

  • CARDIFF INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 5, 2017
  • 9th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (International Competition, Schull, Ireland)May 24, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 5, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN APHRODITE" PAPHOS (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 14, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    8th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lovell, Wyoming, USA)June 15, 2017
  • 1st OLBIA FILM MARKET (Figari Film Fest, Sardinia, Italy)June 20, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 1st LINK INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)July 7, 2017
  • 38th DURBAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Africa)July 13, 2017
  • 12th SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, California, USA)July 20, 2017
  • 3rd KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)July 28, 2017
  • 8th BLUE WHISKEY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, Illinois, USA)August 3, 2017
  • 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 13th ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hollywood, CA, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 2nd FARM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)August 17, 2017
  • 3rd HARRISBURG-HERSHEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Harrisburg, PA, USA)September 7, 2017
  • 6th VISIONI CORTE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Italy)September 11, 2017
  • SACRAMENTO FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, CA, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALES SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Chemnitz, Germany)September 25, 2017
  • 5th WORLD OF FILM INT'L FESTIVAL GLASGOW (Official Selection, Glasgow, U.K.)September 28, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    2nd EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 1, 2017
  • 28th CINEMAGIC FESTIVAL IN BELFAST (Schools Short Film Competition, Belfast, UK)October 6, 2017
  • 3rd ESPELKAMPER SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Germany)October 6, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 3rd AS IFF ALL SHORTS IRVINGTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Irvington, New York, USA)October 21, 2017
  • 7th FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN-ANHALT (Official Selection, Germany)October 22, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • *GRAND PRIX WINNER*
    2nd SUNLIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
  • GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, WA, USA)October 26, 2017
  • 17th KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Overland Park, KS, USA)November 3, 2017
  • 13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Nomination "Best Short Feature Film", Yerevan, Armenia)November 7, 2017
  • *BEST FILM AWARD IN CHILDREN FILMS*
    5th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, Delhi, India)November 9, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    EL OJO COJO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 10, 2017
  • *ORIGINAL SCORE – SHORT FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE) CHRISTOPH ZIRNGIBL*
    HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS (Official Selection, CA, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 21st FALUDI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL AND PHOTO COMPETITION (Official Selection, Hungary)November 17, 2017
  • 1st TOFIFES - TORRECINOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)November 20, 2017
  • 2nd WHILE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • 31st SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)November 27, 2017
  • 16th FILMZ - FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Supporting Film, Mainz, Germany)November 28, 2017
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ZUBROFFKA (KIDS contest, Bialystok, Poland)December 6, 2017
  • 9th SAN JOSÉ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, CA, USA)December 7, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • 5th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESH 2018 (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)January 27, 2018
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • ARTFOOLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 4, 2018
  • BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2018
  • 9th BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 15, 2018
  • 7th VICTORIA TX INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Victoria, South Texas, USA)March 5, 2018
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 9, 2018
  • 13th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ceccano, Italy)March 20, 2018
  • 4th LYONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyons, CO, USA)March 23, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    5th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST 2018 (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 25, 2018
  • 19th LEEDS YOUNG FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Leeds, United Kingdom)March 26, 2018
  • 42nd CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cleveland, OH, USA)April 4, 2018
  • 10th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lucknow, India)April 5, 2018
  • 15th KURZSUECHTIG 2018 (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany)April 10, 2018
  • 8th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 11, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS VKRATZE! (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • 1st MERAKI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 27, 2018
  • *BEST SCORE* *BEST COSTUMES*
    9th NEW YORK CITY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 7, 2018
  • 4th ANNUAL NASSAU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Princeton, NJ, USA)May 17, 2018
  • 3rd KURZFILMFESTIVAL GÖTTINGEN 2018 (Official Selection, Göttingen, Germany)May 24, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd VIENNA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 7, 2018
  • 11th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Irsee, Germany)October 1, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Martin Grau
Producer
Jan M. Scholz (Milchkalb GbR) Martin Grau (Grau Entertainment)
Director
Martin Grau
Director of Photography
Christian Huck
Art Direction
Fabienne van de Koolwijk, Holger Isenberg
Costume Design
Nadine von Seggern, Sabrina Krämer
Sound
Simon Wolf
Editor
Bastian Ahrens
Sound Design
Thomas Kalbér
Music
Christoph Zirngibl

Details

Running Time
15 mins
Shooting Format
ProRes 444 (Arri Alexa Plus)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY & DIRECTOR

Martin Grau
Grau Entertainment
Rigaer Straße 4
10247 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 160 8 05 26 82

martin@koenigopa.de
koenigopa.de
https://www.facebook.com/koenigopa

2nd PRODUCTION COMPANY

Milchkalb scholz schweitzer GbR
Pestalozzistrasse 103
10625 Berlin, Germany