Pitter Patter Goes My Heart

A Film by Christoph Rainer

Synopsis

The hopelessly romantic Lisa takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But the fact that he already has a new girl at his side and that Lisa needs to bring her alcoholic father to an anti-varicose-campaign photo shooting without letting him know, is not particularly helping. The tragedy takes its course.

Director

  • Picture of Christoph Rainer © Christoph Rainer

    Christoph Rainer

    Christoph Rainer is an Austrian filmmaker that graduated from the Filmacademy in Vienna with a bachelor degree in directing with his professor Michael Haneke and received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his master at Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with honors. His short films have been invited to over 300 film festivals worldwide, screened at museums such as the Tabakalera in San Sebastian and the MoMA in New York and have won numerous awards such as the TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Toronto Film Festival. He has also been the director of the Shortynale Film Festival in Austria for the last six year.

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (Coup de Coeur Section, FRA)February 2, 2015
  • 17th Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film (Competition, AUT) March 18, 2015
  • 37th Kino Festival New York City (Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • *BEST FILM*, *IFP AUDIENCE AWARD*, *STUDENT SELECT AWARD*
    28th Columbia Film Festival (Competition, USA) May 1, 2015
  • *YOUTH JURY AWARD*
    12th Vienna Independent Shorts Festival (Competition, AUT) May 30, 2015
  • ARTos Foundation Open Air – Nicosia (Special Screening, CYP)June 4, 2015
  • Maison de l'image – Strassbourg (Special Screening, FRA)June 4, 2015
  • CUFF – Los Angeles (Special Screening, LA, USA)June 16, 2015
  • VOLXkino MDW Campus Fest – Vienna (Special Screening, Vienna, AUT)June 16, 2015
  • 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (Competition, CHI)June 17, 2015
  • CUFF Annual Film Night – San Francisco (Special Screening, San Francisco, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 8th Las Vegas Film Festival (Competition, USA) August 15, 2015
  • *EMERGING FILM AWARD*
    3rd Kitzbühel International Film Festival (Competition, AUT) August 26, 2015
  • 21st Festival du Film Nancy-Lorraine (Selection, FRA) August 28, 2015
  • 10th Festival de Cortometrajes de México (Selection, MEX) September 5, 2015
  • *Marion C. Green Award*, *NBR Student Grant*
    National Board of Review – New York (Special Screening, New York, USA)September 16, 2015
  • 6th Austrian Independent Film Festival (Competition, AUT) September 26, 2015
  • 10th Sapporo Short Film Festival (Competition, JAP) October 8, 2015
  • 8th Northern Wave Film Festival (Competition, ICE) October 16, 2015
  • 26th New Orleans International Film Festival (Competition, USA) October 18, 2015
  • 10th Filmfest Prague (Selection, CZE)October 23, 2015
  • 6th Balkan Beyond Borders Festival (Selection, GRE) October 30, 2015
  • 13th SCTVF Sichuan TV Festival (Competition, CHI) November 6, 2015
  • 36th Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne (Selection, FRA) November 14, 2015
  • 15th Cape May Film Festival (Competition, USA) November 14, 2015
  • Cinema Next Filmnacht – Innsbruck (Special Screening, Innsbruck, AUT)November 15, 2015
  • 15th Naples O'Court Film Festival (Selection, ITA) November 18, 2015
  • 28th Foyle Film Festival (Competition, IRE) November 19, 2015
  • *Golden Circle Award*
    Caucus Award Dinner (Special Screening, USA)December 15, 2015
  • *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE*
    19th Best Shorts Competition (Competition, USA) December 16, 2015
  • Mediasteak Night Show – Berlin (Special Screening, Berlin, GER)January 3, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    37th Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis (Competition, GER) January 19, 2016
  • L'Hybrid Coupe de Coeur – Lille (Special Screening, Lille, FRA)January 29, 2016
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    21st New Jersey Film Festival (Competition, USA) January 30, 2016
  • 21st Filmschau Baden Württemberg (Competition, GER) February 5, 2016
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    22nd San Luis Obispo Film Festival (Competition, USA) March 16, 2016
  • 4th Annapolis Film Festival (Competition, USA) April 1, 2016
  • 18th Sarasota Film Festival (Competition, USA) April 7, 2016
  • 15th Ivy Film Festival (Competition, USA) April 7, 2016
  • 25th Florida Film Festival (Competition, USA) April 11, 2016
  • *BEST NARRATIVE FILM*
    2nd YALE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Haven, CT, USA)April 23, 2016
  • 1st AUSTRIAN AMERICAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)April 27, 2016
  • 7th NYC Independent Film Festival (Competition, USA) April 28, 2016
  • 19th Brussel Short Film Festival (Competition, BEL) April 28, 2016
  • 44th Festival of Nations Film Festival (Competition, AUT) May 18, 2016
  • SATELLITE FILM FESTIVAL (Event of Ivy Film Festival “A Night of Love”, Brooklyn, New York, USA)June 9, 2016
  • 6th ART OF BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL 2016(Official Selection, USA)June 11, 2016
  • 2016 BAFTA US STUDENT FILM AWARDS (Shortlist, Beverly Hills, New York, USA)June 16, 2016
  • 38th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia) June 23, 2016
  • 14th CINEMADAMARE (Official Selection, various locations, Italy)June 25, 2016
  • 34th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)July 1, 2016
  • KINO, MOND UND STERNE (Screening, Short Film Competition, Munich, Germany) July 20, 2016
  • 10th FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL XINING (Out-of-competition programme „Academic Spirits“, China) July 21, 2016
  • 4th LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Fiction Category, Italy)August 7, 2016
  • 18th FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE INVENTA UN FILLM LENOLA (Int’l Competition, Italy) August 9, 2016
  • SOMMERNACHT FILMFESTIVAL NÜRNBERG (Screening, Freilichttheater DESI, Nuremburg, Germany) August 11, 2016
  • *BEST FILM PHOTOGRAPHY* *BEST ACTRESS* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    1st REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)August 19, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 10th VUKOVAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia) August 22, 2016
  • 3rd FERFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ferizaj, Kosovo)September 2, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 2nd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 8, 2016
  • 3rd FIRST STEP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 14, 2016
  • 1st MONACO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Monaco)September 21, 2016
  • 14th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, Kansas, USA)October 12, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • 36th THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ”AUTUMN IN VORONET” (Official Selection, Romania)October 14, 2016
  • *HUAYI BROS NEW MEDIA AWARD*
    15th INT’L STUDENT AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China) October 16, 2016
  • *BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM (VICKY KRIEPS)*
    4th RAHWAY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Colonia, New Jersey, USA)October 21, 2016
  • 4th AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montréal, Québec, Canada)October 25, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • *NOMINATION*
    2nd BLAUE BLUME AWARD (Official Selection, Romance TV - Sky TV, Germany) November 2, 2016
  • 11th ANNUAL HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ontario, Canada)November 5, 2016
  • FENÊTRES SUR COURTS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (European Competition, Dijon, France)November 14, 2016
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN ANTEATERS (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 18, 2016
  • ÖSTERREICHISCHE KURZFILMSCHAU 2017 – ACADEMY SCREENING (Screening, Vienna, Austria) November 20, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2016 (Main competition of ETIUDA contest, Krakow, Poland)November 22, 2016
  • WERKSCHAU FILMAKADEMIE WIEN (Screening, Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria)November 23, 2016
  • 3rd LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montréal, Canada)November 24, 2016
  • 5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • *BEST ROMANTIC FILM* & *BEST ACTRESS*
    9th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 7, 2017
  • *BEST COMEDY SHORT*
    2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • *BEST AUDIOGRAPHER*
    15th PUNE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Live Action section, Pune, India)January 12, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST SHORT FILM*
    ÖSTERREICHISCHER FILMPREIS (Vienna, Austria)February 1, 2017
  • 7th LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, FL, USA)February 9, 2017
  • 2nd SOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Orange, Maplewood, NJ, USA)March 9, 2017
  • *BEST ACTRESS*
    3rd LONG AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)March 9, 2017
  • 1st FILM FESTIVAL “LABELED” (Screening, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)March 24, 2017
  • *FILMPREIS DER KULTURSTIFTUNG DER SPARKASSE KARLSRUHE*
    INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST ACTRESS*
    12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    50th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 20th BERMUDA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Bermuda)May 1, 2017
  • FFRESH STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL (Shortlisted: International Fiction, Cardiff, Wales)May 2, 2017
  • *BEST PERFORMANCE FOR VICKY KRIEPS* *BEST COMEDY SHORT*
    NEWFILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL (Best of Awards Gala, CA, USA) May 6, 2017
  • EU FILM FESTIVAL AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE LOS ANGELES (Official Selection, CA, USA)May 9, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • AUFSPIEL - 200 JAHRES FEIER DER UNIVERSITÄT FÜR MUSIK & DARSTELLENDE KUNST (Screening, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria)June 15, 2017
  • 10th DOTDOTDOT OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (Screening, Vienna, Austria)July 4, 2017
  • 32nd ALPINALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 8, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    KATRA FILM SERIES (Screening, New York, USA)September 16, 2017
  • QUELLINALE 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)October 27, 2017
  • *BEST FICTIONAL SHORT FILM*
    1st FIC AUTOR - AUTHOR'S INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)November 10, 2017
  • 4th CONNECT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)December 10, 2017
  • 17th FESTIVAL OF STUDENT FILM (Official Selection, Belgrade, Serbia)December 22, 2017
  • 6th GRANDE FINALE KATRA FILM SERIES (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Brooklyn, New York, USA)February 1, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Christoph Rainer
Producer
Elsa Kremser, Mark Szilagyi, Nikolai Gemel
Director
Christoph Rainer
Director of Photography
Georg Geutebrueck
Art Direction
Claudia Frank
Costume Design
Laura Büchel
Sound
Simon Peter
Editor
Roland Stöttinger
Sound Design
Simon Peter
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, David Furrer

Details

Running Time
21:55
Shooting Format
HD (Arri Alexa)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1

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