One Million Steps

A Film by Eva Stotz

Synopsis

A tap dancer performs, while elsewhere people run from the tear gas of the police. Two worlds apart ̶ if it wasn’t for an unexpected opening in the floor, right in front of the dancer… She decides to jump, and lands in the middle of the social protests in Istanbul. The dancer witnesses the people’s fight for personal freedom and living space, and takes the opportunity to transform her dance into a statement of solidarity.

Director

  • Picture of Eva Stotz © Eva Stotz

    Eva Stotz

    Eva Stotz studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. After several short fiction films, she turned her attention towards documentary films. Her first feature documentary film "Sollbruchstelle / Devil hides in doubt" was successfully screened at international festivals (Visions du Réel, Viennale, DokLeipzig, Dokfest München, TFF Torino, LIDF London), received several awards (Advancement Award German Television Award 2009, Advancement Award Film week Duisburg, DokumentART Award) and broadcasted on German Television (3Sat). She directed an episode of the zero one international TV production “24h Berlin”. Her graduation film "Global Home" (commissioned by German Television ZDF, supported by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg) has had its premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and since then has been invited to many international film festivals (Raindance London, Planete Doc Warsaw, Dokfest San Francisco) In 2013 Eva Stotz founded the production company ronjafilm in Berlin. She holds regular international documentary classes and tutors the yearly Harvard Summer School in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 8th DOCUMENTARIST - ISTANBUL DOCUMENTARY DAYS (Official Selection, Turkey)June 13, 2015
  • 15th SEOUL NEW MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Glocal Propose Section, South Korea)August 6, 2015
  • 7th DOKUBAZAAR – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)September 21, 2015
  • 3rd WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)October 15, 2015
  • 25th INVIDEO - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VIDEO ART & CINEMA BEYOND (Official Selection, Milan, Italy) October 28, 2015
  • 10th MOSCA – CAMBUQUIRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Programme, Brazil)October 30, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA UND WOMEN (Official Selection, Florence, Italy)November 5, 2015
  • 13th LUKSUZ FILM FESTIVAL (Short Documentary Category, Slovenia)November 6, 2015
  • 08.11.2015 * 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 21st CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilmington, NC, USA)November 11, 2015
  • 16th ASIATICA, ENCOUNTERS WITH ASIAN CINEMA (Documentary Section Category, Rome, Italy) November 20, 2015
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    4th MUMBAI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 12, 2015
  • 7th ARES FILM & MEDIA FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)December 18, 2015
  • 3rd GREEN IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Preliminary Screening, Tokyo, Japan)January 9, 2016
  • CHARITY SCREENING OF DANCE VIDEOS (Screening for supportig syrian refugees reception projects, Badajoz, Spain)January 10, 2016
  • *BEST ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Animation/Experimental Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • 27th ISTANBUL INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)February 8, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 9th THIN LINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denton, Texas, USA)February 17, 2016
  • 17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” ( Special Program: "Die langen Kurzen" im Forum Phönix, Germany)February 23, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 9th CAIRO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Egypt)February 27, 2016
  • *JURY AWARD*
    34th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (FIFA) (Competition, Montréal, Canada)March 10, 2016
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    17th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE (FIFA) (Short Film Competition, Category Documentary, France)March 14, 2016
  • 6th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Documentary Section, NY, USA)March 15, 2016
  • 9th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Scotland)March 16, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL OF QUEBEC (FIFEQ) (Official Selection, Canada)March 16, 2016
  • 23. SGUARDI ALTROVE FILM FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE (Donne Raccontano Documentary Competition, Milano, Italy)March 17, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    13th CINEDANS – DANCE ON SCREEN FESTIVAL EYE (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) March 18, 2016
  • 9th ONE WORLD ROMANIA INT’L HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)March 21, 2016
  • *JURORS‘ SPECIAL PRIZE*
    3rd GREEN IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tokyo, Japan)March 23, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY 2016*
    39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 8th GO SHORT – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (European Competition, The Netherlands)April 6, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* & *SPONSOR'S PRIZE*
    L’INCONNU FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)April 6, 2016
  • 9th LOIKKA DANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Helsinki, Finland)April 7, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION DOCUMENTARY*
    10th TAOS SHORTZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Taos, New Mexico, USA)April 7, 2016
  • TRAVERSE VIDÉO 2016 (Installation, Aveyron, France) April 8, 2016
  • 10th SCENECS FESTIVAL – INT’L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Netherlands) April 15, 2016
  • 15th DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)May 5, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)May 12, 2016
  • DANCE MOMENTS (Screening, Krakow, Poland)May 17, 2016
  • *WINNER IN CATEGORY “SHORT DOCUMENTARY” IN APRIL*
    LOS ANGELES CINEFEST (Online Monthly Competition, USA)May 25, 2016
  • 14th DOCUMENTARY TIRANA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Tirana, Albania)June 1, 2016
  • 9th FAITO DOC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Monte Faito, Italy)August 1, 2016
  • OPEN AIR KURZFILMFESTIVAL DOTDOTDOT (Screening, Vienna, Austria) August 25, 2016
  • 1st TRUEDOC DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ukraine)September 8, 2016
  • 5th ACAMPADOC FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL PANAMÁ (Official Selection, Panama)September 8, 2016
  • TAKE ONE ACTION FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland) September 14, 2016
  • 10th JAHORINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina)September 14, 2016
  • 3rd UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)September 29, 2016
  • PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL (Category “Dancemania - Dance Video”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)October 7, 2016
  • 13th CINE POBRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)October 17, 2016
  • *LUNA ANDERMATT AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    8th INSHADOW FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VÍDEO, PERFORMANCE E TECNOLOGIAS (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)November 24, 2016
  • 11th ESCALES DE DOCUMENTAIRES DE LIBREVILLE (Official Selection, Libreville, Gabun) November 28, 2016
  • 12th EDUCATION FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Evreux, Normandy, France)December 1, 2016
  • PUSH – INT’L PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)January 25, 2017
  • LE FRESNOY - STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS OF TOURCOING (Screening of winning films from the 34th International Festival of Films on Art, France)February 3, 2017
  • 4th DOCFEED FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eindhoven, Netherlands)February 17, 2017
  • 4th KOUDOUGOU DOC (Official Selection, Burkina Faso)April 25, 2017
  • SHORTS ON TAP (Screening, Z-inema, Berlin, Germany)May 15, 2017
  • RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Ramallah, West Jordan Land)May 16, 2017
  • ONE WORLD ROMANIA (Screening, Bucharest, Romania)June 24, 2017

Synopsis

Crew

Producer (Germany)
Eva Stotz
Co-Producer (Netherlands)
Marije Nie
Associate Producer Germany
Nadja Smith
Associate Producer Turkey
Ufuk Arica
Director
Eva Stotz
Choreographer
Marije Nie
Director of Photography
Carola Rodriguez Sanchez
Second Camera Istanbul
Onur Baki, Eva Stotz
Screenplay
Eva Stotz
Editor
Gregor Bartsch, Georg Petzold
Sound Design
Turgay Uygur
Music
Timothy Beutler, Meinhard Blum, Said Anzali, KardeşTürküler, Boğaziçi Jazz Choir
Animation
Arzu Saglam

Details

Running Time
20
Shooting Format
HD
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.78
Sound
Stereo/Dolby 5.1
Website

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

ronjafilm
Eva Stotz
Rudolfstrasse 11
10245 Berlin, Germany

Mobile: +49 (0) 177 - 7269837
Office: +49 (0)30 - 65771099

mail@evastotz.com
www.evastotz.com