Tränen Der Olive

A Film by Johannes Ziegler


Tears of the Olive takes the viewer on a magical journey into the ancient culture of olive oil production. What is the secret of olive oil and how is it won? What distinguishes the olive tree? And what significance does the olive have for human culture?
On the Podere Usignolo, in Tuscany, sustainability and harmony with nature are practiced and a special olive oil is produced together with diligent helpers. Exactly this unique atmosphere and this beautiful piece of earth presents this film. In the soft glow of the autumnal sun, olives are picked with bare hands.
At the End the question arises, what does quality mean, what is the value of the work and how does it affect our personal happiness.


  • Picture of Johannes Ziegler © Johannes Ziegler

    Johannes Ziegler

    Since 2012 Johannes Ziegler works as a freelance filmmaker, director of photography and steadicam operator in the field of film and commercials.
    Since then, he has been awarded with numerous international prizes with his film projects.
    His latest short film "KRUMP" won the Special Jury Award at the Madrid Art Film Festival 2017 and at the New Zealand Film Awards 2017.

Awards + Festivals

  • 17th GREAT LAKES INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 20, 2018
    34th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AGROFILM 2018 (Main Competition, Lužianky, Slovakia)October 1, 2018
  • 9th WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 1st CINQUETERRE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Riomaggiore, Liguria, Italy)October 19, 2018
  • 69th MONTECATINI INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 22, 2018
  • CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)October 29, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Market, France)February 1, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 11th INT'L FILMFESTIVAL OF LARISSA (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)March 12, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 10th TASTE AWARD (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)March 18, 2019
  • 8th AMDOCS - AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, California, USA)March 29, 2019
  • 21st INDEPENDENT DAYS - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 3, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019
  • 46th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Ohio, USA)April 8, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Azores, Portugal)May 24, 2019
  • 18th SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)May 29, 2019
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT - OPEN-AIR-KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hofheim, Germany)July 14, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
  • 10th PARIS LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Online Selection, Paris, France)October 27, 2019



Johannes Ziegler
Johannes Ziegler
Johannes Ziegler
Director of Photography
Johannes Ziegler
Colour Grading
Patrick Trageser
Johannes Ziegler
Johannes Ziegler
Sound Design
Johannes Ziegler
Sita De Racskai Robert


Running Time
Shooting Format
REDCODE RAW 4.5K Widescreen
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2048x1080 Letterbox or Widescreen Cinemascope



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

+49 (0)30 61620068


Johannes Ziegler