The Boy at Platform 3

A Film by Michael Daniel Vetter


Der Junge am Bahnsteig 3.
A boy. No friends. Disturbing family conditions. The mainstation of the big town nearby becomes his place of longing for his daily getaways. Lost and comforted by his fantasies he spends most of his spare time watching trains. One day …


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    Michael Daniel Vetter

    Michael Daniel Vetter was born in Wesel, Germany and studied pedagogy in Munich. He founded and directed a cultural center south of Munich and worked as a graphic designer. For some years he was a passionate Montessori teacher and contributed to developing a Montessori school south of Munich.
    He is founder and director of theatre TARO ( and worked as a director for different children theatres around Munich as well as in music-theatre productions. He loves to work film pedagogically with pupils and teachers in schools.
    He founded Soulwind Films and produced and directed some short films in the last years. The Boy At Platform 3 was finished in 2018. A new project is in preparation.

Awards + Festivals

  • *Honorable Jury Mention*
    7th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangalore, India) June 17, 2018
  • *Best Supporting Actress*
    6th REDLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada) July 3, 2018
  • *Outstanding Achievment Award*
    1st CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARDS (Official Selection, Kolkata, India) July 7, 2018
  • *Best Cinematography* Best Young Actor* *First Audience Award*
    2nd SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rancagua, Chile) July 16, 2018
  • 10th MOVE ME PRODUCTIONS BELGIUM (Official Selection, Kalmthout, Belgium)July 17, 2018
  • 3rd INCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)July 18, 2018
  • 3rd CIUDAD DE MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)July 27, 2018
  • *RIIFF Director's Choice Award*
    36th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA) August 9, 2018
  • SOCIAL MACHINERY FILM FESTIVAL (Semi-Finalist, Rizzicone, Italy)August 11, 2018
  • *Special Mention Award*
    6th WOODENGATE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baia Mare, Romania) August 17, 2018
  • ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS (Official Selection, Rom, Italy)September 4, 2018
  • *Best Original Score*, *Runner-up Best Screenplay*, *Nominee Best Director and Best Actor*
    20th BUCHAREST SHORTCUT CINEFEST (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)September 6, 2018
  • 1st JEAN LUC GODARD AWARDS (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)September 16, 2018
  • 12th JAHORINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pale, Bosnia-Herzegovina)September 27, 2018
  • 2nd LUGANO INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lugano, Switzerland)September 30, 2018
  • NEW YORK CITY FILMS INFEST (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 11, 2018
  • *Best Lighting*
    8th MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Marina del Rey, CL, USA) October 17, 2018
  • *Best Directing*
    1st CINQUE TERRE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Riomaggiore, Italy) October 21, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)October 30, 2018
  • 17th SNOB (SOMEWHAT NORTH OF BOSTON) FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Concord, NH, USA)November 10, 2018
  • *Best Young Actor*
    APHRODITE FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, New York, USA) November 10, 2018
  • 1st VERITAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Philipsburg, PA, USA)November 15, 2018
  • *Honorable Mention*
    6th MUESTRA INTERGALACTICA DE CINE (Official Selection, Saltillo, Mexico) November 19, 2018
  • 8th EINDHOVEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)November 29, 2018
  • *Best Drama Short Film*
    3rd MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL CANNES (Official Selection, Cannes, France) November 30, 2018
  • 3rd KATHMANDU WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Semi-Finalist, Kathmandu, Nepal)December 25, 2018
  • 3rd Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 1st CACIQUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Pierce, FL, USA)January 18, 2019
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • 10th SHORT TO THE POINT (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)February 3, 2019
  • 5th FILMSTRIP INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iasi, Romania)February 19, 2019
  • 1st QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)February 20, 2019
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LARISSA (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 24, 2019
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)February 28, 2019
  • 3rd INDIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hyderabad, India)March 10, 2019
  • 9th EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lagos, Nigeria)March 11, 2019
    67th COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Semi Finalist, Columbus, OH, USA)March 25, 2019
  • 2nd GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 29, 2019
  • 3rd DERRY REGIONAL ALES & FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Derry, NH, USA)April 1, 2019
    8th UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Semi Finalist, Provo, Utah, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019
  • 5th PIGRECO ZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, La Spezia, Italy)April 19, 2019
  • 1st INDIE FILM WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Racine, WI, USA)April 19, 2019
  • 13th FORT MYERS BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA)April 23, 2019
  • 2nd CYPRUS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
    2nd CENTRAL STATES INDIE FANFILMFEST (Official Selection, Rock Island, IL, USA)May 28, 2019
  • 47th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)June 8, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, GA, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 1st DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, New York, USA)July 6, 2019
  • 4th VIENNA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 7, 2019
  • 4th PRAGUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)August 5, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 5th ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baranquilla, Colombia)September 5, 2019
    2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 10th OAXACA FILMFEST (Official Selection, Oaxaca, Mexico)October 4, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 11th FESTIVAL ANGAELICA (Official Selection, Duluth, MN, USA)October 9, 2019
  • 13th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 10, 2019
    5th OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)November 5, 2019
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020


Michael Daniel Vetter
Klaus Liebmann
Soulwind Films
Director of Photography
Michael Daniel Vetter, Klaus Liebmann
Production Design
Michael Daniel Vetter
Costume Design
Claudia von Böhlen
Klaus Liebmann, Claudia von Böhlen
Michael Daniel Vetter
Sound Design
Joachim von Breitenstein
Dagmar Wührer


Louis von Böhlen
Claudia von Böhlen
Michael Rusert
Train Worker
Klaus Liebmann


Running Time
17:05 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, ProRes, BlueRay, DVD, .mov, mp4
Aspect Ratio
Stereo, 5.1



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

+49 (0)30 61620068


Michael Daniel Vetter
Wernbergstr. 1
82319 Starnberg, Germany

+49 (0) 8151 7502409 / +49 (0) 174 6552103