SRY BSY

A Film by Verena Westphal

Synopsis

Sry bsy – no time for nothing. Not even for spelling in full the words “sorry” and “busy”… This digital 2D animation is about obsessions, compulsions and the pressure of keeping up with the challenges of modern working life. By combining a dark sense of humor with absurd elements, sry bsy is amusing and disturbing at the same time.

Director

  • Picture of Verena Westphal © Verena Westphal

    Verena Westphal

    Verena Westphal (*30 May 1989 in Stade, Germany) completed her studies in communication design (B.A.) at the HAW Hamburg in 2014 and has been working since then as motion and graphic designer.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA)March 25, 2015
  • *MEDIENKUNSTPREIS DER DEUTSCHEN FILMKRITIK*
    28th EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Competition, Osnabrück, Germany)April 24, 2015
  • *BDFA SILVER MEDAL*
    12th FISH – DAS FILMFESTIVAL IM STADTHAFEN ROSTOCK (Competition, Germany)April 24, 2015
  • 18th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)April 25, 2015
  • 21th KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Competition, Germany)May 6, 2015
  • 8th CORTI A PONTE (Competition, Padua, Italy)May 14, 2015
  • 17th BACKUP FESTIVAL WEIMAR (Competition, Germany)May 28, 2015
  • 26th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Filmfest-meets-Einstein-Program, Germany)June 5, 2015
  • 32nd HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)June 12, 2015
  • FUSION FESTIVAL 2015 (Screening, Germany)June 25, 2015
  • 14th CINEMADAMARE (Official Selection, various locations, Italy)June 25, 2016
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD (Competition, Germany)June 27, 2015
  • *FORESIGHT AWARD* Category: “Self-optimization or: The quantified I”
    1st FORESIGHT FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Halle, Germany)July 2, 2015
  • 22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Competition, Germany) July 18, 2015
  • THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL JULY 2015 (Competition, Glasgow, UK)July 30, 2015
  • 39th FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 14, 2015
  • 1st FARM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • 5th ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Germany)September 12, 2015
  • 12th PROVINZIALE – FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Competition, Germany)October 3, 2015
  • 20th FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA ALLEMAND (Supporting film, Paris, France) October 7, 2015
  • 30th UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • QABILA’S 3rd FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cairo, Egypt)October 8, 2015
  • 14th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, Kansas, USA)October 12, 2016
  • SHORTFILMSLAM ZEISE KINO HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany)October 16, 2015
  • 13th RAVENNA NIGHTMARE FILM FEST – FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA HORROR (Competion, Italy)October 28, 2015
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • NOMINATION „KURZUNDSCHÖN“ (Category Short Film, Cologne, Germany)October 28, 2015
  • 4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • 57th NORDISCHE FILMTAGE LÜBECK (Competition, Germany)November 4, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 29th LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Award Competition, UK)November 5, 2015
  • 6th ZINEMA ZOMBIE FEST 2015 – INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AND TERROR (Competition, Colombia)November 6, 2015
  • 6. ZINEMA ZOMBIE FESTNovember 6, 2015
  • 13th LUKSUZ FILM FESTIVAL (Short Animation Category, Slovenia)November 6, 2015
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    11th LOS GURKOS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Innsbruck, Austria)November 6, 2015
  • 11th ASIANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)November 7, 2015
  • 26th KINOFEST LÜNEN – FESTIVAL FÜR DEUTSCHE FILME (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 13th UP-AND-COMING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Hannover, Germany)November 19, 2015
  • 13th ANILOGUE INT’L ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 25, 2015
  • 19th CINEMAIUBIT INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Competition, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 2015
  • LA MIRADA TABÚ FESTIVAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Zaragoza, Spain)December 19, 2015
  • EI(N)BLICKE – SATIRISCHE KURZFILMNACHT COTTBUSJanuary 16, 2016
  • 27th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)January 22, 2016
  • 26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Animation/Experimental Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • 42nd INTERNATIONALES FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Competition, Germany)January 28, 2016
  • ORIGINAL NARRATIVE: STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DUBAI (Animation Category, Dubai, UAE)February 6, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 8th ANIMEX AWARDS – INT’L FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION & COMPUTER GAMES (Official Selection, UK)February 8, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 19th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 16, 2016
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN JETZT ODER NIE 2016 (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 2nd DISEASES INT’L SHORT FILM & ART FESTIVAL (#2FICAE) (Animation Section, Valencia, Spain) March 2, 2016
  • 2nd MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Category, UK)March 3, 2016
  • 5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL (Nominee for Screenplay Award, Cambridge, UKMarch 4, 2016
  • *JURY AWARD*
    20th VIDEONALE (Competition, Kino Union Berlin, Germany)March 5, 2016
  • THE HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 11, 2016
  • 20th FILMFEST SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN (Competition, Germany)March 17, 2017
  • 24th INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 18, 2016
  • MAHARASHTRA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)March 25, 2016
  • 39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • 11th KINOKI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2016(Official Selection, México City, México)April 4, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 15th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 8, 2016
  • 9th WAMMFEST (WOMAN AND MINORITIES IN MEDIA FESTIVAL) (Official Selection, (Towson, Maryland, USA)April 14, 2016
  • 6th ANIMATED MOVIES FESTIVAL ANIMOCJE (Movies for young viewers competition, Bydgoszcz, Poland)April 18, 2016
  • CELLU L’ART INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Jena, Germany)April 19, 2016
  • 5th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 20, 2016
  • 26th MEDIAWAVE – “ANOTHER CONNECTION” INT’L FILM FESTIVAL AND MUSIC GATHERING (Int’l Competition, Hungary)April 27, 2016
  • 2nd BLACKBIRD FILM FEST (Official Selection, NY, USA)April 29, 2016
  • BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)May 2, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • 8th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, CA, USA)May 7, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 51st WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany)May 13, 2016
  • BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Marília, São Paulo, Brazil)May 23, 2016
  • STUDENT CUTS 2016 (Official Selection, Maribor, Slovenia)June 1, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 9th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Animation, Porto, Portugal)June 8, 2016
  • *SEMI-FINALIST*
    1st CREACTIVE INT’L OPEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)June 10, 2016
  • *BEST ANIMATION AWARD*
    14th KIMERA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Animazione, Termoli, Italy)June 15, 2016
  • 4th AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MiratecArts, Madalena, Pico-Açores, Portugal)June 29, 2016
  • FLOßKINO BERLIN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)July 24, 2016
  • 5th INIGO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)July 26, 2016
  • FUNNY SUCKERS COMEDY SHORTS 2016 (Official Selection, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)July 26, 2016
  • 13th FILM SHARING LOW & NO BUDGET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOUR 2016 (Official Selection, several locations, Germany)July 30, 2016
  • 18th FESTCURTASBH – BELO HORIZONTE INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Section: Animation Exhibition, Brazil)August 5, 2016
  • 31st ALPINALE – KURZFILMFESTIVAL OPEN AIR (Official Selection, Nenzing, Vorarlberg, Austria)August 9, 2016
  • 17th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Matera, Italy)August 10, 2016
  • *OFFICIAL JURY AWARD ANIMATION SPECIAL MENTION* *STUDENTS JURY AWARDS ANIMATION SPECIAL MENTION*
    16th INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOLS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)August 11, 2016
  • CINEMANIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Dodge City Dinner Theater, Kansas, USA)October 1, 2016
  • 11th ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 6, 2016
  • 3rd MUSKOKA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Rosseau, Ontario, Canada)October 20, 2016
  • LVIV INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SCREENING (Selection of German short films, Lviv, Ukraine)October 20, 2016
  • 1st BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Section, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2016
  • 30th BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)November 7, 2016
  • 31st BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (category "Panorama Animation", France)November 8, 2016
  • 10th KFFK – KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN (Special Program “Work”, Germany)November 17, 2016
  • DIE BESTEN VIDEOS 2016 (Screening, Presseclub Oberhausen, Germany)November 26, 2016
  • 3rd NAVI MUMBAI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Student Shorts Category, Navi Mumbai, India)December 14, 2016
  • COURTOUJOUS LANNION (Screening, Confort Berhet village, France)January 25, 2017
  • KINO IST PROGRAMM E.V. (Screening, Bayreuth, Germany)June 17, 2017
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Crew

Producer
Verena Westphal
Director
Verena Westphal
Screenplay
Verena Westphal
Animation
Verena Westphal
Editor
Verena Westphal
Sound Design
Moritz P.G. Katz
Music
Moritz P.G. Katz

Details

Running Time
03:23
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
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) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HAW Hamburg
Department Design
Kunst- und Mediencampus
Hamburg
Finkenau 35
22081 Hamburg, Germany

www.design.haw-hamburg.de