Ohne Diese Welt

A Film by Nora Fingscheidt

Synopsis

WITHOUT THIS WORLD.
Argentina, 2016: in a remote desert 700 Mennonites of German origin lead 18th- century lives without electricity, music, or any of the amenities modern life affords. But is it really conceivable to reject modernity altogether? Without This World captures the portrait of a tranquil, contemplative society caught between tradition and change.

Director

  • Picture of Nora Fingscheidt © Nora Fingscheidt

    Nora Fingscheidt

    Born in 1983, Nora Fingscheidt grew up in Germany and Argentina. She worked for film festivals such as Berlinale and International Short Film Festival Interfilm Berlin. Later Nora became board member of the self-organized film school filmArche e.V. with which she organized international youth projects and directed three shorts. In 2007 she was trained as an acting coach under Sigrid Andersson. The following year she began her studies in film directing at Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Her film school short film SYNCOPE was nominated for the German Short Film Award 2011. In 2012 she received a scholarship to participate in a film-studies exchange program at UCLA in Los Angeles. BOULEVARD’S END, shot in Venice Beach, has played in more than 40 festivals, its U.S. premiere took place at the 46th New Directors/New Films. WITHOUT THIS WORLD was her diploma film. At the moment she is in pre-production for SYSTEM CRASHER, a project she has spent the past three years researching and developing. The Berlin-based talent agency Homebase has represented her since 2014.

Awards + Festivals

  • *WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    38th FILMFESTIVAL MAX-OPHÜLS PREIS (Short Film Competition, Saarbrücken, Germany) January 24, 2017
  • 13th ACHTUNG BERLIN NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    27th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Documentary Film Competition, Schwerin, Germany)May 3, 2017
  • 14th NEIßE FILM FESTIVALS (Focus: Die Macht des Glaubens, Großhennersdorf, Germany)May 12, 2017
  • 5th DOKFILMWOCHE - DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE IN KREUZBERG (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)September 2, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    FIRST STEPS AWARDS 2017 (Nominee in the Documentary Category, Berlin, Germany) September 18, 2017
  • *WINNER OF THE "INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION"*
    14th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Documentary Competition, Eberswalde, Germany)October 13, 2017
  • *WINNER OF THE "DIE GOLDENEN VIER LINDEN" PRIZE*
    31st BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Section "Heimspiel", Braunschweig, Germany) October 22, 2017
  • 39th FILMFEST BIBERACH (Out of Competition, Biberach, Germany)November 5, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    23rd FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgard, Germany) November 30, 2017
  • 4th FECIME - FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO DE MÉRIDA (Official Selection, Mérida, Yucatán, México)February 8, 2018
  • 68th BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlin, Germany)February 15, 2018
  • 15th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tartu, Estonia)March 19, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    13th MICE - MOSTRA INT'L DE CINEMA ETNOGRÁFICO MUSEO DO POBO GALEGO (Official Selection, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)June 4, 2018
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    6th GERMAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany)July 7, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 7th MADRID INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)July 20, 2018
  • 9th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Issoire and Apchat, France)July 23, 2018
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - THIS HUMAN WORLD (Tracks and Movements Section, Vienna, Austria)November 29, 2018

Crew

Director
Nora Fingscheidt
Screenplay
Nora Fingscheidt
Producer
kineo Filmproduktion Peter Hartwig
Co-producer
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Director of Photography
Yunus Roy Imer
Sound
Bernhard Köpke
Editor
Stephan Bechinger
Sound Design
Jonathan Schorr
Music
John Gürtler, Natalie Sandtorv

Details

Running Time
115 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (letterboxed)
Sound
5.1

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

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY

kineo Filmproduktion Peter Hartwig
Produktionsbüro Medienhaus
August Bebel Straße 26-53
14482 Potsdam Babelsberg, Germany

+49 (0) 172-3819843

PeterHartwig@t-online.de

DIRECTOR

Nora Fingscheidt
20249 Hamburg, Germany
nora.fingscheidt@gmx.de