Superheroes

A Film by Volker Petters

Synopsis

Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, Samuel isn’t happy. Phil is impressed by the somehow different Jo. However, they are not the only outsiders.

Director

  • Picture of Volker Petters © Markus Schindler

    Volker Petters

    Volker Petters was born in Upper Bavaria, Germany. After passing his A-levels, he entered the film world as
    an autodidact. He is currently working on the script of his first feature-length film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 27th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Bamberg, Germany)January 28, 2017
  • 23rd QFLIX PHILADELPHIA (Official Selection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)March 14, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 17, 2017
  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Special Youth Program, Germany) April 8, 2017
  • FILMFESTIVAL BOZEN 2017 (Official Selection, Bozen, Italy)April 8, 2017
  • *BEST FOREIGN SHORT*
    6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 8th KASHISH MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 24, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 2nd DIGO - GOIAS INT'L FESTIVAL OF SEXUAL DIVERSITY AND GENDER (Official Selection, Goiânia, GO, Brazil)June 1, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 41st FRAMELINE - SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 15, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 22nd FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS (...Y NO TAN NIÑOS) (Official Selection, Mexico)August 8, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALES SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Chemnitz, Germany)September 25, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (“Kinderfilmzeit”, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 6th CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, West Hollywood, CA, USA)October 7, 2017
  • 15th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 22th TWIST: SEATTLE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 15th SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Albuquerque, USA)October 13, 2017
  • *WINNER MADE-IN-GERMANY-COMPETITION*
    28th LESBISCH SCHWULE FILMTAGEN HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany)October 17, 2017
  • 13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Nomination “I have rights”, Yerevan, Armenia)November 7, 2017
  • 23rd CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilmington, NC, USA)November 8, 2017
  • 11th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utah, USA)November 11, 2017
  • 3rd ALL LIGHTS INDIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kakkanad, Kerala, India)December 1, 2017
  • 10th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)December 8, 2017
  • *KNAX-CHILDREN’S FILM AWARD*
    19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 27th MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)March 15, 2018
  • 13th SCHULKINOWOCHEN (Best of Filmfest Dresden, Dresden, Germany)March 19, 2018
  • 21st PINK APPLE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zürich, Switzerland)May 2, 2018
  • 13th BUSAN INT'L KIDS AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Busan, Korea)July 11, 2018
  • 1st LGBTQ COMING OF AGE SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) 29.09.2018April 29, 2018
  • 1st LGBTQ COMING OF AGE SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)September 29, 2018
  • PERLEN - QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hannover, Germany)October 20, 2018
  • FRAMELINE SAN FRANCISCO - INT’L LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE (Official Selection, Online)January 1, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD (AGES 12-17)*
    22nd NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)February 22, 2019

Crew

Screenplay
Volker Petters
Producer
Thomas Blieninger, Ole Wilken
Director
Volker Petters
Director of Photography
Daniel Schönauer
Art Direction
Franziska Ganzer
Costume Design
Anisha Koebner
Sound
Michael Vetter
Editor
Maximilian Raible
Music
Florian Kreier

Details

Running Time
15:52 mins
Shooting Format
01:01,85
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
01:01,85
Sound
Stereomix 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Lieblingsfilm GmbH
Damenstiftstraße 7
80331 München, Germany

office@lieblingsfilm.biz