Schnee in Rio

A Film by Manuel Vogel

Synopsis

1960. Night. A train on its way to the Iron Curtain. In it Sebastian (Andreas Thiele) – a guy like you and me. His actual mission was to escort an important painting to Prague. But after finding one of the guards murdered on the toilet, he is already in the middle of a bizarre 1960ies spy story. Who is the Scottish man (Erol Sander) in his perfectly tailored suit who seeks his life with a silenced gun? Is the attractive train hostess (Jil Funke) really what she claims to be? To save his life and the painting, Sebastian has to overcome his fears which may also include breaking free from his ghastly fiancée (Finja Martens).

Director

  • Picture of Manuel Vogel © Manuel Vogel

    Manuel Vogel

    Manuel Vogel was born in 1991 and grew up in Munich, Germany. Since he was young he was impressed by thrilling and entertaining movies that make you leave the cinema with a good feeling.
    Besides his directing studies at Macromedia University of Applied Science in Munich he worked for the german TV network ProSiebenSat1.
    At this time he was in charge of programs like „Broken Comedy“ or „MyVideo Rushhour“.
    In 2012, parallel to his studies, he shot the action-short „Uberstein“. In 2014 he achieved his Bachelor of Arts with „The Way You Die“ as his Bachelor thesis.

Awards + Festivals

  • 48th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 21, 2014
  • 20th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Special Program, Germany)December 3, 2014
  • 2nd STUTTGARTER FILMLEUCHTEN (Screening, Germany)December 21, 2014
  • 36th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Short Film Programme, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 19, 2015
  • 3rd GENRENALE FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 11, 2015
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2015 (Competition, Germany)February 20, 2015
  • DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)February 25, 2015
  • 6th STUTTGARTER KRIMINÄCHTE (Screening, Germany)March 3, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 23rd FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 20, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    14th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS „DETECTIVEFEST“ (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 15, 2015
  • WEGIEL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Katowice, Poland)April 17, 2015
  • 10th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 22, 2015
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)April 30, 2015
  • *LENZING AWARD*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 12, 2015
  • *NOMINATION: BEST SHORT FILM*
    18th STUDIO HAMBURG NACHWUCHSPREIS / STUDIO HAMBURG UP-AND-COMING AWARD (Hamburg, Germany) *NOMINATION: BEST DIRECTOR*June 23, 2015
  • *U.KINO AWARD*
    4th U.KINO KURZFILMFEST (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 1, 2015
  • 19th BUCHEON INTERNATIONAL FATASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)July 16, 2015
  • *3rd PRIZE FICTIONAL FILM SECTION*
    22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2015 (Feature Film Section, Marburg, Germany)July 19, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 23, 2015
  • DEUTSCHEN FILMMUSEUM FRANKFURT – WAS TUT SICH - IM DEUTSCHEN FILM? (Screening, Germany)August 23, 2015
  • 3rd LANGE NACHT DER BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • *SHORT FILM PRIZE*
    4th CINESTRANGE FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Braunschweig, Germany)September 15, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 10th SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 7, 2015
  • *GOLDEN AWARD*
    14th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China)October 18, 2015
  • 12th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greece)October 21, 2015
  • LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Section, Sweden)October 22, 2015
  • 45th KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – MOLODIST (Long Night of German Short Films, Ukraine) October 24, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 1st UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, various locations in Germany, US and UK) November 18, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2015 (Competition, Poland)November 24, 2015
  • 13th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)November 25, 2015
  • KURZFILMFESTIVAL ZUM GOLDENEN HIRSCH 48 (Screening, Mannheim, Germany)November 25, 2015
  • 21st CINERAIL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)December 16, 2015
  • WINTER TALES - SHORT FILMS & XMAS DRINKS (Screening, Shorts on Tap, London, UK) December 16, 2015
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 17th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi)March 30, 2016
  • GOLDEN ANTEATERS – NOIR (Screening, Centre for Culture Lublin, Poland)March 31, 2016
  • 10th SCENECS FESTIVAL – INT’L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Netherlands) April 15, 2016
  • 17th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 21, 2016
  • 17th SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2016 (im Rahmen des Filmfest München, Germany)June 23, 2016
  • GOLDEN ANTEATERS – NOIR (Screening, BWA Gallery, Sanok, Poland)January 27, 2017
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Cinema KADR, Warsaw, Poland)February 23, 2017

Crew

Director
Manuel Vogel
Screenplay
Manuel Vogel, Konrad Simon
Producer
Konrad Simon, Andrea Schmitt
Director Of Photography
Konrad Simon
Editor
Anna-Florentine Strauch
Sound-Design
Nicolas Schulze
Music
Jonas Grauer

Details

Running Time
25:25
Shooting Format
RED Epic Monochrome
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1 Surround
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

FILM SCHOOL

Macromedia Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation
Studiengang Film und Fernsehen
Gollierstr. 4
80339 München, Deutschland

PRODUCER

Konrad Simon

konrad.simon@email.de
+49 (0) 178 – 4578339