Leerstelle

A Film by Urte Zintler

Synopsis

The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of “HOME” and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin´s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements – always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm – a timeless space of deceleration.

“One must be able to part and still be like a tree: the roots remaining in the ground,
landscape passing and we are fixed.” (Hilde Domin)

Director

  • Picture of Urte Zintler © Urte Zintler

    Urte Zintler

    Animator/Film auteur and character animator for motion picture, short film and TV animation productions in hand-drawn, 2D digital and 3D, Senior Lecturer at the Animation Institute of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Visiting Lecturer for Character Animation and Character De-sign at Kassel School of Art and Design and HOWL, tutor at TP2.

Awards + Festivals

  • *JURY AWARD BEST ANIMATIONFILM*
    13th MITTELDEUTSCHES FILMFESTIVAL KURZSÜCHTIG (World Premiere, Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany) April 6, 2016
  • 1st WEIMARER POETRY FILMFEST (Official Selection, Weimar, Germany) May 19, 2016
  • INT.BOAT OF CULTURE (Official Selection, Poland)June 7, 2016
  • 4th ANIMAZE – MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada) August 18, 2016
  • 15th RIFF – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy) September 15, 2016
  • 22nd ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)September 21, 2016
  • ARTE NON STOP FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentinia) September 27, 2016
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 6th FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN-ANHALT (Official Selection, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION GERMAN LANGUAGE COMPETITION*
    ZEBRA POETRY FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Münster, Berlin, Germany) October 27, 2016
  • 59th INTERNATIONALES LEIPZIGER FESTIVAL FÜR DOKUMENTAR- UND ANIMATIONSFILM(Neue Deutsche Animation, Leipzig, Germany) November 1, 2016
  • 4th FILMKREIS SHORTS EVENT (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)November 11, 2017
  • 11th RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU CINÉMA D’ANIMATION DE WISSEMBOURG (Official Selection, France)November 14, 2016
  • 15th TRICKY WOMEN FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wien, Austria) March 15, 2017
  • 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Greece) March 16, 2017
  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Regionaler Schwerpunkt, Dresden, Germany) April 4, 2017
  • 19th INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL KARLSRUHE (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    8th ANIFILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM (Official Selection, Czech Republic)May 2, 2017
  • 4th CARDIFF INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Cardiff, UK)May 5, 2017
  • 1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN APHRODITE" PAPHOS (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 14, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 12th SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, California, USA)July 20, 2017
  • 2nd ANNUAL INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Red Bank, NJ, USA)July 26, 2017
  • 21st SEOUL INT'L CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SICAF2017) (Short Film, South Korea)July 26, 2017
  • 13th BUSHO - THE BUDAPEST SHORT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Screening, Hungary)August 29, 2017
  • 3rd HARRISBURG-HERSHEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Harrisburg, PA, USA)September 7, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • 10th CYBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Not Competitive Section CyBorg OFF, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria, Italy)September 22, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 10th ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (International Panorama Section, Syros, Cyclades, Greece)September 27, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 4th LOCOMOCIÓN - EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)October 26, 2017
  • 1st PALM SPRINGS INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)November 9, 2017
  • 7th INT'L FRONTALE FILMFESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Vienna, Austria)November 15, 2017
  • "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 8, 2017
  • 3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2018
  • 21st TRAVERSE VIDÉO (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)March 7, 2018
  • 24th SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • 7th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom)May 14, 2018
  • 3rd WHITE NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)April 19, 2018
  • 6th ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Albuquerque, NM, USA)June 4, 2018
  • FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL' FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
  • Part of the Catalogue GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2017, by AG KURZFILM. Part of the DVD GERMAN SHORT FILMS – NEW GERMAN ANIMATIONS N.10 / 2016

Crew

Screenplay
Urte Zintler
Producer
Urte Zintler
Director
Urte Zintler
Director of Photography
Urte Zintler
Sound
Tobias Böhm, Christian Wittmoser
Editor
Urte Zintler
Sound Design
Tobias Böhm, Christian Wittmoser
Music
Karlheinz Essl

Details

Running Time
4:30 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1:1.77)
Sound
5.1 Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Urte Zintler
Federfisch Animation
Apostelstr.6
04177 Leipzig, Germany

urtezintler@gmail.com
www.urtezintler.wordpress.com
www.federfisch-animation.de