Schwerelos

A Film by Jannis Lenz

Synopsis

ZERO-G. Originating in the Parisian suburbs, Parkour is a “kinetic” art form that involves jumping walls and other obstacles in urban environments. It also evokes the feeling of weightlessness inherent to big cities but which is gradually disappearing. Schwerelos follows a group of Parkour “tracers” from Vienna and slam artist Fatima Moumouni, who pens a poem on the city and young people’s attitude to life.

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

  • 29th FIPA BIARRITZ, Biarritz, France (New Talent Competition)January 19, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 46th TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL 2016, Tampere, Finland March 9, 2016
  • 32nd EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE 2016, Lille, France March 11, 2016
  • 14th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 5, 2016
  • 47th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)April 14, 2016
  • 7th BCN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)May 3, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 31st DOK.FEST – INTERNATIONALES DOKUMENTARFILMFESTIVAL MÜNCHEN (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 13, 2016
  • SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2016 (Urban View Section, Poznań, Poland)May 15, 2016
  • 13rd VIS – VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Those We Love Section, Austria)May 25, 2016
  • STUDENT CUTS 2016 (Official Selection, Maribor, Slovenia)June 1, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • 7th BLUE WHISKEY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)July 27, 2016
  • 8th AGITE Y SIRVA FESTIVAL ITENERANTE DE VIDEODANZA (Official Selection, Mexico)August 3, 2016
  • *WINNER OF INT’L DANCE VIDEO AWARD*
    JUMPING FRAMES INT’L DANCE VIDEO FESTIVAL 2016 (Student Section, Hong Kong, China)August 4, 2016
  • 20th FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Oscar Qualifying Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short Film, Newport, RI, USA)August 9, 2016
  • 17th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Matera, Italy)August 10, 2016
  • 40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Open Air Programm, Germany)August 11, 2016
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOLS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)August 11, 2016
  • OPEN AIR KURZFILMFESTIVAL DOTDOTDOT (Screening, Vienna, Austria)August 12, 2016
  • 8th SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (German-Speaking Competition, Klosterneuburg, Austria)August 18, 2016
  • 8th MAKEDOX CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) August 20, 2016
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM*
    MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (47th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Montreal, Canada) August 26, 2016
  • 3rd FESTIVAL FILMMIXER (Official Selection, Kranj, Slovenia)September 1, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • POOL 16 - INTERNATIONALES TANZFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Competition, Berlin, Germany)September 8, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (National Competition, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    METERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY, USA) September 10, 2016
  • 3rd FIRST STEP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 14, 2016
  • *2. PLATZ IN “AMAG AUSTRIA METALL FILMFÖRDERPREIS“ IN DER KATEGORIE DOKUMENTATION*
    1st INN KURZFILMFESTIVAL BRAUNAU (Documentary Competition, Austria) September 23, 2016
  • 5th INT'L DANCEFILMFESTIVAL BRUSSELS (X Category, Belgium)September 23, 2016
  • 4th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)September 29, 2016
  • CINEMANIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Dodge City Dinner Theater, Kansas, USA)October 1, 2016
  • WANDERING REEL TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL (GENERATION JUXTAPOSITION, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada)October 8, 2016
  • 4th INDIECORK FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)October 9, 2016
  • 1st SOMERVILLE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Massachusetts, USA)September 10, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • INT’L FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT FILMS "2MORROW/ZAVTRA” (Special Event, Best of Foreign Film Schools, Moscow, Russia)October 14, 2016
  • 6th LIMASSOL – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CYPRUS (Austrian Short Films, Cyprus)October 15, 2016
  • 31st UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • 25th DOKUMENTART – EUROPEAN FILMFESTIVAL FOR DOCUEMENTARIES (Out of Comeptition, “dokART by Bike”, Neubrandenburg, Germany)October 21, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FETSIVAL IN THE NAME OF IRENEUSZ RADŹ “PUBLICYSTYKA 2016” (Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland)October 21, 2016
  • 6th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF STUDENT FILMS AND FILM SCHOOLS BASTAU (Competition Section, Almaty, Kazakhstan)October 24, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • 15th ZEBRA POETRY FILM FESTIVAL MÜNSTER | BERLIN (Official Selection, Germany)October 27, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2016
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY FILMFESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)
  • 6th ST CLOUD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)November 5, 2016
  • 40th DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE – DOXS! (Official Selection, Germany)November 7, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    8th KINODISEEA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN`S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bukarest, RomaniaNovember 10, 2016
  • 3rd MINIDOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Polán, Toledo, Spain)November 11, 2016
  • *JURY AWARD BEST SUPPORTING FILM*
    29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (exground youth days, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 15, 2016
  • EUROPEAN FILM WEEK TEHERAN (Screening, Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran)November 21, 2016
  • WERKSCHAU FILMAKADEMIE WIEN (Screening, Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2016
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)December 1, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 1st FILMSTHAN – INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ON WHEELS (Official Selection, New Dehli, India)December 25, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 46th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (DINAMO program „Borderless“, Netherlands)January 25, 2017
  • *NEW OUTLOOK AWARD*
    3rd MOV – FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINEMA UNIVERSITÁRIO DE PERNAMBUCO (Official Selection, Recife, Brasil)January 31, 2017
  • 2nd FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE MEDELLIN (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 15, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 14th CINEDANS – DANCE ON SCREEN FESTIVAL (International Student Competition, Amsterdam, Netherlands)March 9, 2017
  • 9th INTERNATIONALES MEDIENFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany)March 10, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM CATEGORY DOCUMENTARY & BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE*
    18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE 2017 (Short Film Competition, Category Documentary, France)March 20, 2017
  • 9th SHORT WAVE FESTIVAL (ZEBRA Prensentation, Poznan, Poland)March 22, 2017
  • HEADWATERS FILM FEST 2017 (Official Selection, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA)March 30, 2017
  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Special Program, Germany)April 4, 2017
  • EPOS – THE INT’L ART FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel) April 5, 2017
  • 7th NEW VISION INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 7, 2017
  • 6th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ('Kids and Youth' Programme, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 19, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • 6th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 20, 2017
  • THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)April 21, 2017
  • *GOLDEN REMI AWARD*
    50th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (teen-shorts Competition, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veliko, Bulgaria)April 30, 2017
  • FFRESH STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL (Shortlisted: International Documentary, Cardiff, Wales)May 2, 2017
  • 11th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA 2017 (ESSA - Ethnocineca Student Shorts Award, Austria)May 4, 2017
  • 15th LA.MEKO KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU (Official Selection, Germany) May 8, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 9th LEIDEN INT’LSHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (LISFE) (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 13, 2017
  • *BEST POETRY FILM*
    HUBERT SIELECKI PREIS (Screening, Vienna, Austria) May 16, 2017
  • 57th ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL (Zlín Dog International Student Film Competition, Zlín - Kudlov, Czech Republic)May 26, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)May 29, 2017
  • 17th SHEFFIELD - INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sheffield, UK)June 9, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • AUFSPIEL - 200 JAHRES FEIER DER UNIVERSITÄT FÜR MUSIK & DARSTELLENDE KUNST (Screening, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria)June 15, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 24, 2017
  • DOX & SHORTS FESTIVALFILME AUF STEIERMARKTOUR (Tour, Austria)June 26, 2017
  • Quarantine Film Festival 2017 (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 4, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (Documentary Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 11th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition "Goldene Glühwürmchen", Gilching, Germany)July 28, 2017
  • 5th LONG NIGHT OF THE FILM FESTIVALS BERLIN (ZEBRA Screening, Germany)August 19, 2017
  • 4th L'ÂGE D'OR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)October 19, 2017
  • 8th SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 19, 2017
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • 41st DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE (Official Selection, Germany)November 6, 2017
  • 10th INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH BERLIN – KUKI (Official Selection, Germany)November 20, 2017
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY ON TOUR (Screening, Freies Kino im Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria)December 12, 2017
  • 4th MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Tilburg, Netherlands)January 25, 2018
  • 4th MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Arnhem, Netherlands)February 1, 2018
  • 4th MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Utrecht, Netherlands)February 7, 2018
  • 4th MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)March 28, 2018
  • Since 2017 * LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2017“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Crew

Director
Jannis Lenz
Screenplay
Jannis Lenz
Producer
Jannis Lenz
Co-Producer
Roland Fischer
Director of Photography
Carolina Steinbrecher
Sound
Jannis Lenz
Editor
Jannis Lenz
Sound Design
Rudolf Pototschnig
Music
Erokia

Details

Running Time
9 Minutes
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby Digital, Colour, German / English subtitles

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL

Doris Lagler
Filmakademie Wien
Metternichgasse 12
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

+43 (0) 1 71155 – 2902

lagler@mdw.ac.at
http://www.filmakademie.wien/de/

SALES AGENCY

Gerald Weber
Sixpackfilm
Neubaugasse 45/13
A-1070 Wien, Austria

+43 (0) 1 526 09 900

gerald@sixpackfilm.com
www.sixpackfilm.com