Sommernachtskinder

A Film by Zara Demet Altan

Synopsis

MIDSUMMERNIGHTS CHILDREN
Sommernachtskinder features students of high school children in Berlin, as characters in a love triangle. Both Ben and Ali are in love with Ada, and their struggle to get her attention leads to a big fight that involves the entire class. The parents are called to school by the teachers to discuss the events. Ada’s sister, Leyla, asks for help from the heavens to save Ada from their father’s punishment and to help Ben unite with Ada. God hears her prayers and orders a djinn and a fairy to help the children.
After receiving a phone call from God, the djinn and the fairy try to help, but they mix things up, and cause an even worse situation in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummernightsdream.”

Director

  • Picture of Zara Demet Altan © Zara Demet Altan

    Zara Demet Altan

    Born in Malatya, Turkey. She studied English and History at the Free University of Berlin and graduated with a Master of Education. She then passed her second state examination. Already during her university years she worked for various theatre and film productions. For her screenplay "Schön" she received a screenplay grant from the Cultural Film Fund Wismar. Currently she works as a teacher and is active in the field of theatre and film. The short film "Frühlingskinder" was made as part of the school with her 4 th grade students. The second short film "Sommernachtskinder", a comedy based on Shakespeare's "Midsummernightsdream", was completed in 2019.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT COMEDY*
    1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS' FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Carlsbad, CA, USA)August 23, 2019
  • *BEST PRODUCER*
    7th Indian Filmfestival (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 8, 2019
  • 6th CINEKID FESTIVAL (Official Sellection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 19, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BEVEREN (Official Selection, Beveren, Belgium)November 23, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Zara Demet Altan
Screenplay
Zara Demet Altan
Producer
Zara Demet Altan
First Assistant Director
Şenay Aktaş
Director of Photography
Kurt Ipekkaya, Tan Ipekkaya
Production Design
Zara Demet Altan
Costume Design
Zara Demet Altan
Sound
Kurt Ipekkaya
Editor
Kurt Ipekkaya
Sound Design
Kurt Ipekkaya
Music
Dejan Pejovic, Sinem Altan

Cast

Ada
Lilian Takli
Ben
Benjamin Efimov

Details

Running Time
30:00 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER, WRITER & DIRECTOR

Zara Demet Altan