Meine Beschneidung

A Film by Arne Ahrens

Synopsis

Nine-year-old Ümit does not want to go to Turkey with his family. He is haunted by the thought of his upcoming circumcision and he misses his friends in Germany. Everyone in Turkey is stupid, especially his cousin Haluk. Ümit feels like a fish out of water. Tradition demands him to step up and face his fears, but not without his Mesut Özil football shirt.
A small but beautiful short story about childhood, coming of age and an exceptional friendship.

Director

  • Picture of Arne Ahrens © Arne Ahrens

    Arne Ahrens

    Arne Ahrens, born in 1975, worked as an assistant editor before becoming a freelance editor and director in Düsseldorf and in his hometown Hamburg. In 2008 he completed his studies in Media and Drama in Mainz, during which he spent some time at Ball State University, Indiana, USA.

Awards + Festivals

  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    34th FILMFEST MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Competition, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 28, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    11mm – 10th INTERNATIONALES FUSSBALLFILMFEST (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 14, 2013
  • 42nd SEHSÜCHTE FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Potsdam, Germany)April 23, 2013
  • INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD (Official Selection, Germany)June 8, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Frankfurt Germany)July 18, 2013
  • FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 15, 2013
  • 9th KAZAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MUSLIM CINEMA (Int’l Competition, Russia)September 5, 2013
  • LUCAS INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)September 22, 2013
  • SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)October 5, 2013
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER (Competition, Germany)October 9, 2013
  • HESSIAN FILM AWARD 2013 (category short film, Germany)October 10, 2013
  • 4th BALKANS BEYOND BORDERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Rumania)October 11, 2013
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    KONSTANZER KURZFILMSPIELE 2013 (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2013
  • 6th KUKI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH BERLIN (Competition, Germany)November 10, 2013
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Mainz, Germany)November 29, 2013
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    19th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Competition, Germany)December 5, 2013
  • 10th TALCA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Chile)January 1, 2014
  • 24th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Spezial, Germany)January 25, 2014
  • *1st PRIZE IN SHORT FILM COMPETITION*
    19th FILMFESTIVAL TÜRKEI/DEUTSCHLAND (Nürnberg, Germany)March 20, 2014
  • 15th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition category: Junge Helden, Germany)March 26, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • 7th LICHTER FILMFEST FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL (Short film Competition, Germany)March 29, 2014
  • SHORTS.14 KURZFILMFESTIVAL DER HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG (Non-Competition, Germany)April 11, 2014
  • 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 11, 2014
  • 26th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Children’s program, Germany)April 15, 2014
  • 17th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Belgium)April 23, 2014
  • 37th GRENZLAND FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 24, 2014
  • 6th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Netherlands)May 1, 2014
  • 22th DEUTSCHE KINDER-MEDIEN-FESTIVAL GOLDENER SPATZ (Competition, Category: Information/Dokumentation, Germany)May 11, 2014
  • 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR – BACKUP (Competition, Germany)May 25, 2014
  • 12th PLEIN LA BOBINE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, France)June 14, 2014
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)June 22, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • THE BRONZE BUSHO PRIZE 2014
    10th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Int’l Competition, Hungary)September 2, 2014
  • ANIFESTROZAFA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG AUDIENCE (Official Selection, Albania)September 21, 2014
  • 17th SARDINIA INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL – SIEFF 2014 (Official Selection, Italy)September 22, 2014
  • *2nd JURY AWARD*
    7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 1, 2014
  • 6th COMEDY CLUJ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)October 10, 2014
  • 23rd HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 18, 2014
  • GLOBAL EDUCTION FESTIVAL - „EUROPEAN CINEMA - INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUES"(Screening, Lithuania)June 11, 2015
  • 20th RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2ANNAS 2015 (Short Film Competition, Latvia)September 22, 2015
  • 12th ZUBROFFKA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)December 2, 2015
  • 8th DORTMUNDER THRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)June 4, 2018
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW)

Crew

Director
Arne Ahrens
Screenplay
Arne Ahrens
Producer
Ümit Uludağ & Teymour Tehrani
Director Of Photography
Pedram Noutash
Editor
Arne Ahrens
Sound
Matthias Hornschuh

Details

Running Time
17:00
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa ProRes HD
Screening Format
DCP (24fps), BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:1.78
Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Neue Zeit Filmproduktion
Königsallee 57
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

uemituludag@gmx.de