Tisch & Bett

A Film by Anne Chlosta


The comedy „Be My Guest” tells the story of two men and one woman in the rather sobering middle of life. When a sudden emotional outburst occurs, they realize that not even their life-long friendship can keep them afloat. After all, they have long since lost interest in anything but themselves.


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    Anne Chlosta

    Anne Chlosta (*1984), a Hamburg-based filmmaker and author, was born in Munich, but grew up in The Netherlands. She started writing poetry, short stories and plays during her time in high school where she also shot her first short film. That passion stayed with her during her Bachelor studies in Cultural Sciences at Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Seville. In 2007, Anne returned to The Netherlands to enrol at the Dutch Film Academy (NFA) in Amsterdam for her Bachelor studies in Screenwriting. At the NFA, Anne wrote many screenplays for short films that were realized, concepts for feature film projects and two feature-length screenplays. During her film studies Anne founded a theatre company called ANDERLAND where she wrote, acted and directed. After an internship at production company Ijswater, Anne graduated from the NFA with her film „Master“ which she also directed. After her graduation, Anne continued to write, direct and produce short films as well as pushing forward the ambitious series project „Queer Amsterdam“. In 2012, she enrolled at the Hamburg Media School where she completed her Master’s studies in Film Directing in 2014. During those studies, Anne made three short films that were shown at numerous film festivals all over the world, won various prizes and aired on TV channel ARTE. Since 2014, Anne has been working as an independent filmmaker and author (e.g. for professional magazine „TV & Film Kameramann“) in both Germany and The Netherlands. In February 2017, long-time series project „Queer Amsterdam“ celebrated its online premiere, followed by the Dutch TV premiere in July. Currently, Anne is working on her film debut and several series projects.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th ARKANSAS SHORTS - A NIGHT OF SHORT FILM (Official Selection, Hot Springs, Akansas, USA)January 6, 2018
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 9, 2018
  • 19th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE 2018 (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)March 29, 2018
  • 1st BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 19, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN & RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS „VKRATZE!" (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • 12th REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada)May 8, 2018
  • 11th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 11, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2018 (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 18, 2018
  • MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (German Short Film Night, Miami, FL, USA)May 23, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 25th RÜSSELSHEIMER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Rüsselsheim, Germany)June 15, 2018
  • 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 28, 2018
  • 3rd BUZZ CEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Buzau, Romania)July 2, 2018
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)August 30, 2018
  • 12th FILMSALAT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Verden/Aller, Germany)September 7, 2018
  • 3rd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 21, 2018
  • 4th SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Espelkamp, Germany)October 5, 2018
  • 9th AMSTERDAM LIFT-OFF (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 7, 2018
  • 28th PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL FILM VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pärnu, Estonia)October 11, 2018
  • 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 5th BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buffalo, NY, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 11th LANCASTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lancaster, PA, USA)November 8, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019



Anne Chlosta (Toby)
Carsten Kukla
Ingo Abel, Martin May, Christine Wilhelmi, ABMAWI Filmproduktion
Director of Photography
Joe Berger
Siggi Fischer, Stefan Bück
Mark Broszeit
Sound Design
Hendrik Knoch, LOFT Tonstudios Hamburg
Felix Stahmann


Running Time
10.27 min.
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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

+49 (0)30 61620068



ABMAWI Filmproduktion
Ingo Abel, Martin May, Christine Wilhelmi


Anne Chlosta