Schattenboxer

A Film by Jannis Lenz

Synopsis

SHADOWBOXER

Shadow boxing is a training exercise where the boxer trades blows with their reflection. In other words, a shadow boxer is someone who fights themself. After committing a violent felony, passing an anti- violence training is Ahmets last chance to take his personal and occupational future into his own hands. A challenging test that he can withstand only with difficulty.

Director

  • Picture of Jannis Lenz © Jannis Lenz

    Jannis Lenz

    Jannis Lenz, born in Filderstadt, collected his first camera and directing experiences by filming himself and his friends doing Parkour, a performing art in urban environment.

    Currently he is a Master Student in Directing and works as a study assistant at the Filmakademie Wien with Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger. Here Jannis had workshops and individual courses with lecturers like Abbas Kiarostami, Christian Petzold and Jessica Hausner.

    Jannis Lenz Films and Video - Installations are shown on numerous international Festivals,like Rotterdam International Film Festival or Clermont-Ferrand Shortfilm Festival, have been screened in museums and exhibitions, e.g. at the Teheran Museum for Contemporary Art, and have been awarded many times with prizes, e.g. at the 49th Montreal World Film Festival, 69th Edinburgh International Filmfestival or 2015 at the Diagonale- Festival of Austrian Film as Best short fiction film.

    In 2015 he attended the Max- Reinhardt Seminar as a guest- student for Theatre- Directing and was part of different Jurys at international film- and literature festivals. In 2016 Jannis participated at the FIPA New Talent Campus in Biarritz, France and received the START Scholarship for cinematic art of the Bundeskanzleramt Austria. Currently he is developing his first feature Film.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORTFILM*
    18th DIAGONALE – FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Graz, Austria) March 17, 2015
  • 8th CINEMA NEXT FILMNACHT (Screening, Linz, Austria)May 13, 2015
  • VIS VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Competition, Austria)May 27, 2015
  • *LENZING AWARD*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Competition, Lenzing, Austria)June 13, 2015
  • *HONORABLE JURY MENTION*
    69th EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, UK) June 23, 2015
  • 1st MONTEFELTRO FILM SCHOOL FESTIVAL (Competition, Italy) June 29, 2015
  • *BEST AUSTRIAN FILM*
    7th SHORTYNALE (Competition, Klosterneuburg, Austria) August 14, 2015
  • 13th CINEMADAMARE (Competition, Italy/Spain)June 15, 2015
  • 12th JAMESON CINEFEST – MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)September 12, 2015
  • 28th HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Finnland)September 17, 2015
  • 20th 2ANNAS – RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Latvia) September 22, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD & REGION FILM AWARD*
    5th INTERNATIONAL FRONTALE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Austria) October 16, 2015
  • DOX & SHORTS – FESTIVALFILME AUF STEIERMARKTOUR (Screening tour, Austria)October 20, 2015
  • SCREENING AT THE AUSTRIAN FILM ACADEMY AT MUMOK CINEMA (Screening, Vienna, Austria)November 22, 2015
  • 21th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Competition, Germany)December 6, 2015
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL OF WALES (International Fiction Category, Cardiff, UK)March 10, 2016
  • 23rd FEBIOFEST BRATISLAVA (Short Film Competition „in the middle of Europe“, Slovakia)March 17, 2016
  • 18th MEMMINGER KURZFILMNACHT MAUFLIMMERN (Screening, Germany)March 26, 2016
  • 10th BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)April 1, 2016
  • *SILVER REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA)April 8, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 10th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition "Goldene Glühwürmchen", Wessling, Germany)August 2, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • *BEST UNDERGRADUATE FICTION FILM WINNER*
    4th UNI SHORTS INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Zealand)October 15, 2016
  • 14th TIRANA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2016
  • 1st AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Germany)November 18, 2016

Crew

Screenplay
Jannis Lenz
Director of Photography
Jakob Fuhr
Producer
Silvia Winzinger
Director
Jannis Lenz
Editor
Alexander Rauscher
Sound Design
Rudolf Pototschnig

Details

Running Time
17:34
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

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SALES & DISTRIBUTION

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FILMSCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Filmakademie Wien - Filmacademy Vienna
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1030 Vienna, Austria

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filmakademie@mdw.ac.at
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