Requiem for a Robot

A Film by Christoph Rainer

Synopsis

Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns the sorrows of his ‘screwed’ existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong? He needs to remember…

Director

  • Picture of Christoph Rainer © Christoph Rainer

    Christoph Rainer

    Christoph Rainer (*05/15/1985) is an Austrian filmmaker that has graduated from the Filmacademy in Vienna with a Bachelor's degree in Directing with professor Michael Haneke and received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his Master's dregree at Columbia University in New York. Since 2009, he has been directing the Shortynale short film festival in Klosterneuburg. His previous short films have been invited to over 200 film festivals worldwide, screened at museums (i.a. at the Tabakalera in San Sebastián or the MoMA in New York) and received numerous prizes (i.a. The TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Toronto International Film Festival).

Awards + Festivals

  • *TIFF EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD*
    38th TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, CAN)September 15, 2013
  • 18th MILANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, ITA)September 15, 2013
  • *HAMMER TO NAIL FILM CONTEST RUNNER-UP*
    HAMMER TO NAIL FILM FESTIVAL (Online-Competition, USA)January 15, 2014
  • 24th CINEQUEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA) March 4, 2014
  • 14th INDEPENDENT DAYS KARLSRUHE FILMFEST (Competition, GER)March 9, 2014
  • 6th LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, SLO)March 11, 2014
  • 17h DIAGONALE FESTIVAL OF AUSTRIAN FILM (Competition, AUT)March 18, 2014
  • 2nd BARRANQUILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, COL)March 21, 2014
  • 12th REYKJAVIK SHORTS & DOCS FILM FESTIVAL (Selection, ICE)April 3, 2014
  • 23rd FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)April 4, 2014
  • 16th SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)April 4, 2014
  • 16th RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)April 4, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD BRAINWASHED SHOWCASE*
    BRAIN WASH (Competition, USA)May 1, 2014
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    16th TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVALMay 31, 2014
  • 30th HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, GER) June 3, 2014
  • *LENZING AWARD IN BRONZE*
    42nd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Competition, AUT)June 6, 2014
  • 3rd OAK CLIFF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)June 19, 2014
  • 17th MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Selection, USA)July 11, 2014
  • 2nd KITZBÜHEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, AUT)August 19, 2014
  • 20th L’ÉTRANGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, FRA)September 4, 2014
  • 9th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)September 10, 2014
  • 6th SILICON VALLEY SCIFI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)September 26, 2014
  • 3rd FERATUM INTL. FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, MEX)October 2, 2014
  • 50th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA) October 9, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    13th ST. PETERSBURG DEBUT & STUDENT FILMFEST (Competition, RUS)October 10, 2014
  • 25th NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, USA)October 16, 2014
  • 6th NORTHERN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, ICE)November 15, 2014
  • 13th ALMERIA EN CORTO FESTIVAL (Competition, SPA) December 2, 2014
  • 3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 14 (Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • *NOMINATION FOR BEST SHORT FILM*
    AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2015 (Austria) January 28, 2015
  • YOUFILMAKER 2015 - INT’L YOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)March 22, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Netherlands)April 30, 2015
  • 4th ART ALL NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL – TRENTON (Official Selection, USA)June 20, 2015
  • 35th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Multisala Barberini, Rom, Italy)June 22, 2015
  • CRYPTSHOW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)July 1, 2015
  • STEAK NIGHT SHOW (Screening, Berlin, Germany)July 10, 2015
  • 15th SEOUL NEW MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Glocal Propose Section, South Korea)August 6, 2015
  • KINOSOMMER VILLACH (Supporting Film, Austria)August 14, 2015
  • 35th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Trevi, Rom, Italy)September 7, 2015
  • 11th KURZFILMFESTIVAL „FILMSALAT“ (Competition, Bremen, Germany)September 11, 2015
  • 12th JAMESON CINEFEST – MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)September 11, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 7th BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Iraq)October 1, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 10th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 21, 2015
  • 17th YOUKI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MEDIA FESTIVAL (Opening Screening, Austria)November 17, 2015
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2015 (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)November 23, 2015
  • MOV – 2nd FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA UNIVERSITÁRIO DE PERNAMBUCO (aug&ohr medien special program, Brazil) December 16, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • 4th THE PHILIP K. DICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)January 14, 2016
  • 27th ISTANBUL INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)February 3, 2016
  • *BEST DESIGN AWARD*
    41st BOSTON SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection “PLUTO WAS DISSED (SHORTS)”, USA) February 9, 2016
  • 20th NEXTFRAME FILM FESTIVAL (Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA)February 12, 2016
  • 17th BUNTER HUND – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MUNICH (Special Program, Germany)March 10, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • SCI-FI-LONDON - THE LONDON INT'L FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASTIC FILM (Official Selection, London, UK)April 27, 2016
  • 12nd FANTASPOA – INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF PORTO ALEGRE (Official Selection, Brasil)May 13, 2016
  • 6th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)May 30, 2016
  • 16th TEL AVIV INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL („Pop Up Cinema“ Project, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 6, 2016
  • PHILIP K. DICK FESTIVAL MARATHON (Screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)June 11, 2016
  • OPEN AIR BADEN (Screening, Baden, Austria)September 7, 2016
  • 1st KOREA INT’L EXPAT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)September 8, 2016
  • SECRETS OF THE HEART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balimore, Maryland, USA)September 9, 2016
  • 3rd MOSTRA DE CINEMA DESOBIENTE (Screening, Sao Paulo, Brazil)October 29, 2016
  • "BOLLERWAGENKINO" (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 21, 2017
  • "BOLLERWAGENKINO" (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 27, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Producer
Columbia University / Christoph Rainer
Director
Christoph Rainer
Screenplay
Christoph Rainer
Director of Photography
Michael McSweeney, C. Rainer
Editor
Christoph Rainer
Sound-Design
Christoph Rainer
Music
David Furrer & A Silver Mt. Zion

Details

Running Time
5:48
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78 (16:9)
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Columbia University
School of the Arts
513 Dodge Hall, MC 1805
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

+1 212.854.2815
film@columbia.edu