Landstrich

A Film by Juliane Ebner

Synopsis

STRETCH OF LAND.
A story about silence, remembrance and the power of narratives.
The half-hour-long short film Stretch of Land, based upon hundreds of drawings, tells of a German family’s fate between the end of World War II and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The film begins with these sentences:
“After the war my grandmother had a bad conscience because she was still alive. Her husband gave her a pistol and told her, if the Russians come, she should shoot first the children, then herself, and she didn’t do that.”
Like all films by the artist Juliane Ebner, Stretch of Land is inspired by her biography and not focused on official history but on individual perception.

Director

  • Picture of Juliane Ebner © Juliane Ebner

    Juliane Ebner

    Juliane Ebner was born in Stralsund. She graduated as a church musician from the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Dresden in 1993 and worked as an organist in Potsdam, Stralsund and Neumünster. Following that she studied theology at the Christian- Albrecht-Universität Kiel and graduated with a diploma in art from the Muthesius- Kunsthochschule Kiel in 2005. Since 2007 Juliane Ebner works as a freelance artist in Berlin and on Rügen, in the same year she began her work as a filmmaker. Juliane Ebner is a mother of three children, created countless movies and is working on projects and exhibitions in Germany as well as internationally.

Awards + Festivals

  • *GOLDEN LOLA FOR THE BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany) November 23, 2017
  • 39th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Kurz.Film.Tour. – Der Deutsche Kurzfilmpreis 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 24, 2018
  • MITTE MEDIA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 20, 2018
  • 12th FILMKUNSTFEST (Official Selection, Schwerin, Germany)May 1, 2018
  • FILMFEST WISMAR (Official Selection, Wismar, Germany)June 30, 2018
  • THE SHORT NIGHTS BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)July 16, 2018
  • DER NEUE HEIMAT FILM (Official Selection, Burg Klempenow, Germany)August 24, 2018
  • *ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD*
    3rd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2018
  • *BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM*
    2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2018
  • 3rd CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2018
  • 3rd FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 15, 2018
  • 4th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS SJIFA (Official Selection, San José, San José, Costa Rica)October 24, 2018
  • *BEST SCRIPT*
    7th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Delhi, India)October 28, 2018
  • 4th ANIMATION MARATHON 2018 (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 21, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTOR - ANIMATION*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • *AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM ANIMATION*
    4th BAYAMON INT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 30, 2019
  • *BEST ANIMATION OR ANIMATED SEQUENCE*
    1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • *BEST DIRECTOR ANIMATION*
    3rd INDIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Delhi, India)March 10, 2019
  • 22nd TRAVERSE VIDÉO (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)March 13, 2019
  • 4th INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 16, 2019
  • TOKYO LIFT-OFF ONLINE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tokyo, Japan)May 27, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)June 13, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • *SPECIAL MENTION EXPERIMENTAL*
    2nd PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Porto, Portugal)July 18, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019

Crew

Director
Juliane Ebner
Screenplay
Juliane Ebner
Producer
Juliane Ebner
Director of Photography
Juliane Ebner
Art Direction
Juliane Ebner
Animation
Juliane Ebner
Sound
Juliane Ebner
Editor
Juliane Ebner
Sound Design
Manfred Miersch

Details

Running Time
29:17
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Juliane Ebner
juliane.ebner@gmx.de