MimiCry

A Film by Jennifer von Schuckmann

Synopsis

MimiCry follows the young student Mimi on her quest to find life, love and herself. As a sexual and spiritual road-movie without cars, MimiCry is the first movie ever made about the still unknown phenomenon of the Girlfags in today’s queer spectrum.
MIMICRY tells the story of the protagonist Mimi who identifies as a Girlfag (male homosexuality in females).
Mimi just moved to a new city, she is in her late twenties and lives an ordinary student’s life; she does not seem to know her place in the world just yet. Stricken by self-doubt and confusion she goes on a journey of sexual and spiritual self-discovery through sex, drugs and Techno that leads her into a queer (LGBT) milieu. The journey helps her realise that a person’s character and sexuality are not dependent on their biological sex. The film strives to sketch out the idea of dissolving or fusing socially constructed gender roles, resulting in the protagonist’s inner conflict to be resolved.

Director

  • Picture of Jennifer von Schuckmann © Peter Jülich

    Jennifer von Schuckmann

    Jennifer von Schuckmann is a trained projectionist from the city of Frankfurt am Main. She studied from 2013 to 2017 Media Design with the focus on directing in Mainz. With her middle length feature film MimiCry she finished her Bachelor of Arts. Her first success as a director was in 2016, when her short film Cabaret Voltaire, that has been crowdfunded before, achieved international screenings in Venice, Missouri USA, Berlin and Frankfurt. She also won first prize on the seventh Oberurseler Film festival in Germany. This is how the production company Spektrumfilm discovered her and worked with her on MimiCry, financially and organisational.
    Jennifer loves to write stories that are on the one side scenic, but also have a touch of experimental quality in it. Her main focus are well written and versatile characters, people who struggle with their lives. Jennifer is applying for her master studies now in Berlin, Hamburg or Ludwigsburg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 16, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 15th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 23, 2018
  • 2nd MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)June 24, 2018
  • 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 28, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Achraffieh, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 6th KOLLA FESTIVAL LUXEMBURG (Official Selection, Steinfort, Luxembourg)August 17, 2018
  • 4th Q. [KJU_POINT] »DETAIL_VERLÄUFE« (Official Selection, Halle, Germany)October 21, 2018
  • 25th REEL AFFIRMATIONS: WASHINGTON DC'S INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington DC, USA)October 28, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 18th INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)November 9, 2018
  • 1st CAPITAL FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 6, 2018
  • *BEST LGBTQ SHORT*
    BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 22, 2018
  • 13th COURTS MAIS TRASH (Official Selection, Bruxelles, Belgium)January 16, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • *BEST DEBUT LGBT SHORT*
    3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2019
  • 9th ANNUAL EKO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lagos, Nigeria)March 11, 2019

Crew

Director
Jennifer von Schuckmann
Screenplay
Jennifer von Schuckmann
Producer
Jan Czmok
Director of Photography
Felix Harjans
Art Direction
Cosimo Aversente
Costume Design
Cosimo Aversente
Sound
Balthasar Marko
Editor
Leonard Ostermeier, Jennifer von Schuckmann
Sound Design
Johannes Klein
Music
Lion Reggentin, Daniel Sadrina, BRNS (band)

Details

Running Time
26min21sec
Shooting Format
RED
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
2.1 Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Hochschule Mainz

PRODUCER

Spektrumfilm.tv
Jan Czmok
http://spektrumfilm.tv/

DIRECTOR

Jennifer von Schuckmann
pizzakatze@gmx.de

Webseite:
http://www.mimicry-der-film.de

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MimicryMovie