The Meadow

A Film by Jela Hasler

Synopsis

In a dry, barren landscape, a herd of cattle is grazing, accompanied by dogs, looked after by cowboys. Step by step the seemingly peaceful place starts to prove fallacious to the viewer – while the cows end their day as it begun.

Director

  • Picture of Jela Hasler © Jela Hasler

    Jela Hasler

    Jela first studies Photography at the University of the arts in Zurich. She spends one semester at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Thereafter she studies Video at School of Arts and Design. Jela lives in Zurich, she works as a freelance filmmaker.

Awards + Festivals

  • 68th FILM FESTIVAL LOCARNO (Swiss Competition, World Premiere, Locarno, Switzerland)August 5, 2015
  • *AWARD OF THE CITY WINTHERTHUR*
    19th SHORTFILMFESTIVAL WINTERTHUR (Swiss Competition, Winterthur, Switzerland)November 3, 2015
  • 28th IDFA, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (Pardocs, Internationale Premiere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)November 19, 2015
  • 7th SOFIA MENAR FILM FESTIVAL BULGARIA (Panorama, Sofia Bulgaria)January 14, 2016
  • 51st SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 23, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    10th PUNTO DE VISTA (Internat. Competition, Pamplona Spanien)February 12, 2016
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE (Internat. Competition, Regensburg, Germany)March 10, 2016
  • 46th TAMPERE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Internat. Competition, Tampere, Finland)March 10, 2016
  • 44th Belgrade Film Festival (Program «New Cinematic Voices from Switzerland» curated by Kurzfilmtage Winterthur)March 22, 2016
  • 14th KURZFILMNACHT TOUR (Special Screening, different Cities in Switzerland)April 1, 2016
  • 7th GO SHORT NIJMEGEN (European Competition, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)April 8, 2016
  • 21st VILNIUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Very Short Night, Vilnius, Lithuania)April 9, 2016
  • 11th RENCONTRES DU FILM COURT MADAGASCAR («Suisse courts» curated by Kurzfilmnacht, Antananarivo, Madagascar)April 17, 2016
  • GO SHORT BEST OF TOUR (Several cities in the Netherlands)April 18, 2016
  • 23rd HOT DOCS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Internat. Competition, Northamerican Premiere, Toronto Canada)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPEKTIVES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • 15th DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Vancouver Canada)May 8, 2016
  • *1st PRIZE EX AEQUO «PEPSI, COLA, WATER?»*
    VIDEOEX FESTIVAL 2016 (Swiss Competition, Zurich, Switzerland)May 28, 2016
  • 63rd SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)June 8, 2016
  • 39th NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oslo, Norway)June 8, 2016
  • 6th SWISS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sao Paulo, Brasilia)June 15, 2016
  • 12th FEST – NEW DIRECTORS|NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Documentary Competition, Espinho, Portugal)June 20, 2016
  • 40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Open Air Programm, Germany)August 12, 2016
  • 2nd PARKFLIMMERN – FÜRSTENWALDER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)August 17, 2016
  • 7th KINOOKUS FOOD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia) September 8, 2016
  • 12th SHORTS MEXICO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEXICO (Swiss Short Film Program "Festivals Hits from Switzerland", Mexico)September 6, 2017
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (National Competition, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    21st SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Split, Croatia)September 10, 2016
  • 7th CORTO E FIENO – RURAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)September 16, 2016
  • 14th SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (DOKUMENTARIES program, Bern, Switzerland)October 5, 2016
  • 13th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Short Documentary Competition, Germany)October 7, 2016
  • 12th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE LA PLATA FESTI-FREAK (Official Selection, La Plata, Argentina) October 14, 2016
  • 36th THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ”AUTUMN IN VORONET” (Official Selection, Romania)October 14, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 6th DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada)November 3, 2016
  • 3rd MINIDOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Polán, Toledo, Spain)November 11, 2016
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Supporting Film & BEST OF SHORT, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 12, 2016
  • *JURY AWARD IN CATEGORY “WAGNIS”*
    16th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)November 16, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 11th LECCE FILM FEST - CINEMA INVISIBILE (Official Selection, Italy)December 26, 2016
  • 29th MINIMALEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Trondheim, Norway)January 25, 2016
  • 19th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM D’AUBAGNE (Best of FEST - New Directors, France)March 19, 2017
  • 65th TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Programme: Highlands Section, Italy)April 27, 2017
  • 12th MULTIMEDIAFESTIVAL BERG.BUCH.BRIG (Official Selection, Brig, Switzerland)November 8, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Jela Hasler
Producer
Jela Hasler
Director
Jela Hasler
Director of Photography
Andi Widmer
Sound
Jela Hasler, Thomas Gassmann
Editor
Stephan Heiniger
Sound Design
Thomas Gassmann
Music
Albin Rohrer

Details

Running Time
8’57’’
Shooting Format
HD (ProRes 422 HQ)
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) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de