Stavanger

A Film by Arto Sebastian

Synopsis

STAVANGER tells the story of the farmer Marta who, after the sudden death of her husband, gets sucked into a mix of sadness, loneliness and suppression. Unable to acknowledge her loss, she is in denial about reality and grasps at the last of what is left of her husband: his lover.

Director

  • Picture of Arto Sebastian © Arto Sebastian

    Arto Sebastian

    Arto worked for Telemaz Commercials in Hamburg for one year. He went on to assisting for the ‘Tatort’ in Kiel and the ZDF production “Schuld und Unschuld”. For the SFX department of the United Artists production of “Valkyrie” he worked as the assistant coordinator and organised a team of 20 members of staff.
    Following this, Arto worked as an assistant director at various theatres (e.g. Thalia Theater Hamburg and Stadttheater Jena) and for a number of short and degree films. Aside from short films and theatre plays, Arto produced two music videos and an installation piece for a congress event.
    He directed seven of his own short films. Since 2007, Arto is the managing director of DIE GENRALE Film + Performance. In 2009, he took up studying Directing at Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 35th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Competition: Middle-lenght film, Germany) January 21, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Feature film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 8th KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN – UNLIMITED (Competition, Germany)November 19, 2014
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • *SILVER TADPOLE*
    23rd CAMERIMAGE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (Student Etudes Competition, Poland)November 14, 2015
  • *BEST ACTRESS ULRIKE KRUMBIEGEL*
    9th GRAND OFF INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)December 3, 2015
  • 19th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 16, 2016
  • 15th HYPERION INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (out of competition Programm, Bucharest, Romania)October 30, 2016

Crew

Director
Arto Sebastian
Screenplay
Jan Berning, Arto Sebastian
Producer
Karoline Henkel, Jasper Mielke
Director Of Photography
Simon Drescher
Editor
Jan Bihl
Sound
Dominik Leube, Oscar Stiebitz
Sound-Design
Marc Fragstein, Tobias Scherer
Music
Patrick Puszko

Details

Running Time
38:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, DVD, BluRay, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 7141 969 0
info@filmakademie.de