Lothar

A Film by Luca Zuberbühler

Synopsis

 

Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite of all the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to leave his residence. Shortly after taking the risk, Lothar runs the world into great danger.

 

Director

  • Picture of Luca Zuberbühler © Luca Zuberbühler

    Luca Zuberbühler

    Luca Zuberbühler was born in 1986 and raised in Winkel b. Bülach (Switzerland). As a young and enlivened filmmaker, he directed and edited many shortfilm projects and worked as an assistant editor and director. 2013 he graduated from the Bachelor in Film at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is most passionate about directing entertaining movies with a touch of social critism.

Awards + Festivals

  • ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)October 10, 2013
  • KURZ&KNAPP FESTIVAL TOUR (Switzerland)November 7, 2013
  • * BEST DIRECTOR*
    7th SWIKOS KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Switzerland)November 16, 2013
  • 1st HOLLYWOOD SHORTS REEL (Int’l Competition, India)January 10, 2014
  • 35th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS WIESBADEN (Official Selection, Germany) January 21, 2014
  • 50th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Competition, Switzerland)January 24, 2014
  • * BEST STUDENT FILM*
    LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS (Student Competition, USA)January 25, 2014
  • CINETOUR – SWISS LIFE (Official Selection, Switzerland)January 31, 2014
  • ECRAN-MOBILE (Official Selection, France)February 6, 2014
  • *BIFF-WINNER*
    BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)February 9, 2014
  • 10th DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, NY, USA)February 13, 2014
  • OX.I - FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE EN LA CIUDAD DE OAXACA DE JUÁREZ (Int’l Competition, Mexico)February 16, 2014
  • CURTMIRATGES – FESTIVAL DE CURTS (Int’l Competition, Spain)March 13, 2014
  • 9th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Student Competition, Greece)March 16, 2014
  • 4th FMFF – FORTMYERS FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)March 20, 2014
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)March 29, 2014
  • 38th SCHWEIZER JUGENDFILMTAGE (Switzerland)April 2, 2014
  • 15th BARE BONES INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM, ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Student Shorts, USA)April 3, 2014
  • CARDIFF INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, UK)April 4, 2014
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD" (Graduate Level Student Productions)*
    WORLDFEST – 47th HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • SCHWEIZER JUGENDFILMTAGE – FESTIVAL CINÉ JEUNESSE SUISSE (Competition, Switzerland)April 5, 2014
  • PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)April 5, 2014
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, India)April 7, 2014
  • 2nd FIFES – FILMSKI FESTIVAL SMIJEHA (Int’l Competition, Croatia)April 12, 2014
  • DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)April 19, 2014
  • DIRECTORS LOUNGE BERLIN (Competition, Germany)April 24, 2014
  • CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Belarus)April 27, 2014
  • 5th BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Thailand)May 6, 2014
  • GLOBAL VISION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)May 11, 2014
  • AVIFF CANNES – ART FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)May 15, 2014
  • NEW VISION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Ukraine)May 16, 2014
  • *BEST CINEMATHOGRAPHY*
    HIGH DESSERT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)May 24, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT FILM
    2nd MADRID INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL – NOCTURNA (Shots Competition, Spain)May 29, 2014
  • FLOßKINO N° 11 (Berlin, Germany)May 29, 2014
  • 16th SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Focus on Switzerland, Japan)May 31, 2014
  • NOMINATION STUDIO HAMBURG NACHWUCHSPREIS (Short film Competition, Germany)June 5, 2014
  • 7th CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Poland)June 17, 2014
  • 9th SARDINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 23, 2014
  • FEST – NEW DIRECTORS | NEW FILMS FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Portugal)June 24, 2014
  • *H. R. Giger "Narcisse" Award to the best swiss short - SSA/Suissimage Competiton* *Méliès d'argent to the best european fantastic short*
    NEUCHÂTEL INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)July 4, 2014
  • * JUNIOR TEENS AWARD*
    21st CAPALBIO CINEMA INT’L SHORT FILM FEST (non-competitive Junior, Italy)July 24, 2014
  • 8th UNABHÄNGIGES INTERNATIONALES FILM FESTIVAL - FÜNF SEEEN FILM FESTIVAL (Shortfilm Competition „Goldene Glühwürmchen“, Germany)July 29, 2014
  • 12th MOLISECINEMA (Int’l Competition, Italy)August 5, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Mainz, Germany)August 13, 2014
  • DIANA IN GOLD
    26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS GERA (Competition, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • FIRST PRIZE
    6th GÄSSLI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)August 26, 2014
  • 28th FANTASY FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)August 27, 2014
  • 1st MUESTRA CORTOMETRAJES CORTOMATÓN (Int’l Competition, Spain)September 2, 2014
  • LOCALIZE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Potsdam, Germany)September 12, 2014
  • 18th TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 17, 2014
  • AARON HITZ: FINALIST FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT IN ACTING AWARD CATEGORY
    4th GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guam, USA)September 23, 2014
  • 32nd CARROUSEL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM – RIMOUSKI 2014 (Official Selection, Canada)September 24, 2014
  • *FIRST PRIZE* *SOUND PATTERN AWARD*
    GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Germany)September 26, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Made in Germany Programme, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • *JURY PRIZE*
    10th EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AT MIT (Official Selection, USA)September 26, 2014
  • 7th FREENETWORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Serbia)October 3, 2014
  • 47th SITGES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÀSTIC DE CATALUNYA (Section: Special Shorts, Spain)October 7, 2014
  • *BEST STUDENTS DIRECTOR*
    9th SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 8, 2014
  • 19th SCHLINGEL – INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL FÜR KINDER UND JUNGES PUBLIKUM (Competition, Chemnitz, Germany)October 13, 2014
  • 31st TEHRAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Iran)October 14, 2014
  • 11th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Germany)October 25, 2014
  • ANIMAE CARIBE ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Trinidad & Tobago)October 27, 2014
  • KURZFILMWANDERUNG ERFURT 2014 (Screening, Germany)October 30, 2014
  • 28th LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition, UK)November 5, 2014
  • RAZOR REEL FLANDERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)November 6, 2014
  • 8th PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)November 6, 2014
  • 28th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST BRAUNSCHWEIG (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 30th INTERFILM – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Int’l Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • 14th SLEEPWALKERS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, Tallin, Estonia)November 18, 2014
  • 8th KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN – UNLIMITED (Section: “Kurzes für Kurze”, Germany)November 19, 2014
  • KYOTO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan) November 22, 2014
  • NOMINATED FOR PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD AT SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 2014 (Competition, Germany)November 22, 2014
  • 6th WORDLESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)November 29, 2014
  • 14th NONSTOPKURZFILM-FESTIVAL (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2015 (Competition, Germany)February 20, 2015
  • 16th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 22, 2015
  • 25th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)February 23, 2015
  • WINTER FILM AWARDS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)February 25, 2015
  • METERS FEST – ABEND DER BESTEN KURZFILME AUS DER GANZEN WELT (Screening, Russia)March 1, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Shortlisted, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    1st COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL @ PLAZA ROMANIA (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)March 2, 2015
  • *NOMINATED FOR PRODUCTION DESIGN CATEGORY*
    WATERSPRITE 2015 – THE CAMBRIDGE INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Nominated, UK)March 6, 2015
  • BYRON BAY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Australia)March 6, 2015
  • 5th CA‘ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – PREVIEW SCREENING (Special Screening, Venice, Italy)March 11, 2015
  • TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)March 19, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    24th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 26, 2015
  • 7th LJUBJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Solvenia)March 30, 2015
  • 16th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 2, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • 3rd CINEMA AT THE EDGE (CATE) FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • 3rd MONSTRONALE FESTIVAL 2015 (Int’l Competition, Halle, Germany)April 10, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    BUNDESFILMFESTIVAL SPIELFILM 2015 – FREIER WETTBEWERB „OFFENES FENSTER“ (Competition, Schrobenhausen, Germany)April 17, 2015
  • WEGIEL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Katowice, Poland)April 17, 2015
  • CELLU L‘ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Open Air, Germany)April 21, 2015
  • CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, UAE)April 24, 2015
  • 6th FILM SCORE AND THE SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA) April 28, 2015
  • LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Netherlands)April 30, 2015
  • CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)May 20, 2015
  • *LENZING AWARD*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 12, 2015
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    9th FESTIVAL ALTO VICENTINO – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 16, 2015
  • KIMERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Fiction Section, Molise, Italy)June 22, 2015
  • KALIBER 35 - MUNICH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Best of Germany Program, Germany)June 24, 2015
  • AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL – SHORTS@FRINGE (Official Selection, Azores Islands, Portugal)June 24, 2015
  • *PRIX COUP DE COEUR DU JURY*
    3rd FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE PAUL SIMON (Int’l Competition, France)June 26, 2015
  • 5th FIGARI FILM FEST (Category: Best International Film, Italy)June 30, 2015
  • CRYPTSHOW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)July 1, 2015
  • *GTCS AWARD*
    5th KALAT NISSA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 2, 2015
  • 16th ShorTS - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Maremetraggio Section, Italy)July 10, 2015
  • SUMMERBREAK FESTIVAL (Best of Schlingel Kurzfilm Festival, Chemnitz, Germany)July 10, 2015
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MALESCORTO (Official Selection, Italy)July 27, 2015
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CROSSCURRENT (Official Selection, Bogotá, Colombia)July 27, 2015
  • 19th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 9, 2015
  • 3rd FAM FEST (Official Selection, USA)August 14, 2015
  • STREETWORK-FEST (Best of Schlingel Kurzfilm Festival, Zwickau, Germany)August 21, 2015
  • 11th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Information Section, Hungary)September 1, 2015
  • INDIEFLICKS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SCREENING (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)September 2, 2015
  • 35th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Trevi, Rom, Italy)September 7, 2015
  • 3rd DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Kids Shorts Program, Iraq)September 9, 2015
  • 11th KURZFILMFESTIVAL „FILMSALAT“ (Competition, Bremen, Germany)September 11, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • 8th CINESEPTIEMBRE MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE (Official Selection, Mexico)September 17, 2015
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    12th UPCOMING FILM MAKERS 2015 – SCHWEIZER JUNGFILMFESTIVAL LUZERN (Official Selection, Switzerland) September 18, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Hickory, North Carolina, USA)September 25, 2015
  • 2nd BURG-LICHTSPIELE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gustavsburg, Germany)October 17, 2015
  • 14th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 21, 2015
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL VISIONARIA (Competition, Italy)October 24, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 1st UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, various locations in Germany, US and UK) November 18, 2015
  • FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain)November 20, 2015
  • *MASTERS OF OFFBEAT FILMS AWARD*
    9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • 8th JANA INT’L FILM FETSIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2015 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 10, 2015
  • 11th LOS ANGELES INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)December 12, 2015
  • SHORTS THAT ARE NOT PANTS (Screening, Toronto, Canada)January 14, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Official Selection, Poland)January 28, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 5th RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, VA, USA)March 3, 2016
  • 14th THE IVY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhode Island, USA)April 6, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • 12nd FANTASPOA – INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF PORTO ALEGRE (Official Selection, Brasil)May 13, 2016
  • 12. KONTAKT — KUNST- UND KULTURFESTIVAL 2016 (Special Screening, Bamberg, Germany)May 26, 2016
  • LOCALIZE E.V. KURZFILMNACHT IN NAUMBURG (Special Screening, Germany)May 28, 2016
  • 54th YOUNG COLLECTION BREMEN (Official Selection, Germany)June 11, 2016
  • 15th HYPERION INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (out of competition Programm, Bucharest, Romania)October 30, 2016

Crew

Director
Luca Zuberbühler
Screenplay
Luca Zuberbühler
Producer
Rajko Jazbec
Director Of Photography
Valentino Vigniti
Editor
Aurora Vögeli
Sound-Design
Christian Schäppi
Sound-Mixing
Christian Schäppi, Gregg Skerman
Music
Martin Skalsky, Michael Duss, Christian Schlumpf

Details

Running Time
13:20
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa, RED Epic
Sceening Format
DCP, HDCamSR, HDCam, BluRay, mov.
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1 Surround/2.0 Stereo
Website

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