Thirst – Durst nach Leben

A Film by Michael Siebert

Synopsis

THIRST FOR LIFE Yaya, a pregnant white woman, has been attacked by two men. Her black friend Emeka had to witness everything without being able to help.
A third man pushed him to the ground and degraded him. Yaya loses the unborn. She falls into a pit of selfdestruction and doubt. Will Emeka be able to catch her and lead her to a loving life? Or will he lose her, too?

Director

  • Picture of Michael Siebert © Manuel Steer

    Michael Siebert

    Michael started his professional career in 2001 in the camera department. Since then he has assisted DoP's like Jurgen Jurges, Robert Fraisse and Peter Steuger. He was involved in projects by Dominik Graf, Ilya Khrzhanovsky and Wolfgang Becker.
    These productions took him to Ukraine, England, Turkey, Spain and many other countries. His passion is to tell emotionally captivating stories with movies and after some smaller projects THIRST will be the first movie for the big screen.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India)February 7, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD FOR JENS WINKLER AS CINEMATOGRAPHER*
    26th MEDIAWAVE – ANOTHER CONNECTION INT’L FILM FESTIVAL („On the Road“ Online Competition, Hungary)March 1, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE – JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 9, 2016
  • 6th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India) April 30, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 10th HIGH DESERT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada, USA)May 27, 2016
  • 5th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)June 12, 2016
  • 5th INIGO FILM FESTIVAL (Spotlight Section (out of Competition), Krakow, Poland)July 26, 2016
  • *NOMINATED BEST SHORT DRAMA, BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM, BEST SCORE*
    1st REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)August 19, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • *BEST EDITING*
    4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • 1st TOTOSHKA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (TFF) (Official Selection, Minsk, Republic of Belarus)October 2, 2016
  • BIRMINGHAM OKTOBERFEST EVENT (Screening, Underground FilmFest, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)October 9, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 7th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 14, 2017
  • 18th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 20, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017

Synopsis

Crew

Director
Michael Siebert
Screenplay
Michael Siebert
Producer
Christopher Pawelczak, Aylin Livaneli, Eberhard Stiftung für Menschenrechte Berlin
Director of Photography
Jens Winkler
Art Direction
Michael Siebert
Costume Design
Eva Violetta
Sound
Robert Nabholz
Editor
Michael Siebert
Sound Design
Michael Siebert
Music
Matthias Weber, Vera Marie Weber

Details

Running Time
16:11
Shooting Format
Alexa RAW
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85 flat
Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de