Krampus

A Film by Christof Pilsl

Synopsis

It’s the 5th of December — the one evening, when the children in southern germany are traditionally visited by Saint Nicholas and his grim companion Krampus, who gets to decide, whether the little rascals are to be rewarded or punished for their behaviour during the year. Three families are gathered in their living rooms and the parents really enjoy to frighten their offspring with scary stories about the Krampus. When eventually two guys in bad costumes show up and act as the saint and his fellow devil to judge over the kids, everything seems to go in an accustomed manner. However, when the two actors are done with their job, get in their car and drive deep into the dark Bavarian woods, the tables finally turn. Because in every legend there is a kernel of truth and before the light of dawn rises, the truly innocent have their reward and guilty ones get their just punishment.

Director

  • Picture of Christof Pilsl © Christof Pilsl

    Christof Pilsl

    Christof Pilsl was born in 1985 in Hutthurm, Lower Bavaria. From 2004 he studied German Studies and History at the University of Regensburg. From 2009 to 2012, he graduated his master 's degree in Media Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since then, he created several shorts and documentaries and one radio play. He lives and works in Munich as a Director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 27th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Bamberg, Germany)January 8, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT*
    67th BERLIN INDEPENDET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 17, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 11th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition "Goldene Glühwürmchen", Gilching, Germany)July 28, 2017
  • 3rd BLACK CAT PICTURE SHOW (Official Selection, Augusta, Georgia, USA)August 18, 2017
  • TATORT EIFEL 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)September 15, 2017
  • 23th LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Competition for the Audience Choice, Sweden)September 28, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 17th TOHORROR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Torino, Italy)October 17, 2017
  • 32nd UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2017
  • *NOMINATION SHORT FILM NOZ IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE SHORT, COSTUME DESIGN, HAIR & MAKE-UP*
    6th SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)October 19, 2017
  • 7th EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Scotland)October 27, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 1st TOFIFES - TORRECINOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)November 20, 2017
  • 16th FILMZ - FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Short Film Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 28, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, California, USA)December 8, 2017
  • WEIHNACHSTSFILMFESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 22, 2017
  • 14th DEUTSCHES FERNSEHKRIMIFESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)March 6, 2018
  • 2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 6th LONG NIGHT OF FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)August 18, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Christian Weindl
Producer
Lüthje Schneider Hörl Filmproduktion, Florian Schneider, Maren Lüthje, Andreas Hörl
Director
Christof Pilsl
Director of Photography
Max Christmann
Art Direction
Franziska Ganzer
Costume Design
Henriette Müller
Sound
Andreas Wunder
Editor
Ann-Carolin Biesenbach
Sound Design
Hanno Ruesch
Music
Max Resch

Details

Running Time
18:54 mins
Shooting Format
ARRI ALEXA
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

lüthje_ schneider hörl | FILM
Landsberger Strasse 146 Rgb.
80339 München, Germany

post@luethje-schneider-hoerl.de

DIRECTOR

Christof Pilsl
80337 München, Germany

pilsl@gmx.de
www.der-krampus-kommt.de
https://www.facebook.com/krampusderkurzfilm/