Tschüss Papa

A Film by Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt

Synopsis

“Goodbye Papa” is a touching drama about a boy coping with the death of his father and the grief that comes with it.

Young Benedict is very attached to his father’s old set of medieval armor and it is the only thing that gives him any comfort. Trying to be a knight, he ends up getting into a fight at school with a long-time bully. His mother is forced to sell his suit of armor in an effort to help her son move on. Benedict must then go on a great adventure to get the armor back. Along the way, he learns what it is to be a true knight, with or without his armor.

Director

  • Picture of Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt © Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt

    Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt

    Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt was born 1985 in Fulda, Germany. Since 2005 studying Film at the School of Art and Design Kassel, finishing 2013. Meanwhile working in different jobs for Film- and TV-productions. "Hinter dem Vorhang" (engl. Behind the Curtain), 2010, 25 Min. "Ferngesteuert" is the second work as a director.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    22nd DEUTSCHES KINDER-MEDIEN-FESTIVAL GOLDENER SPATZ / GERMAN CHILDREN MEDIA FESTIVAL “GOLDEN SPARROW” (Competition Section: „Kurzspielfilm“, Germany) May 11, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    STUDIO HAMBURG NACHWUCHSPREIS / STUDIO HAMBURG UP-AND-COMING AWARD (Short film Competition, Germany) June 5, 2014
  • *NOMINATION*
    17th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short film Competition, China)June 14, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Hofheim, Germany)July 30, 2014
  • RIFF DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD: FIRST PRIZE
    FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (RIIFF) (Official Selection, USA)August 5, 2014
  • 38th OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 14, 2014
  • 11th CINEFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)September 12, 2014
  • 18th TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 17, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Kinderfilmzeit Germany)October 1, 2014
  • 11th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive Section MOVIE, Italy)October 9, 2014
  • 11th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Special Program, Germany)October 11, 2014
  • KUNST- UND KULTURFESTIVAL KUNSTKREUZ (Screening, Berlin, Germany)October 11, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    13th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China)October 19, 2014
  • 21st AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 23, 2014
  • 31st CHICAGO INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 24, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • 31st KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM- UND VIDEOFEST (Competiton “Goldener Herkules”, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • *3rd PRIZE & DIPLOMA OF HONOR*
    44th ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)November 14, 2014
  • 27th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition: „Light in Motion Awards for Best Short Film“, Ireland)November 19, 2014
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL YOUNG AUDIENCE FILM FESTIVAL ALE KINO! (Short Film Competition, Poznan, Poland)November 30, 2014
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ŻUBROFFKA (Kids Competition, Poland)December 3, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 10th FESTIVAL DES UMWELT- UND NATURFILMS “ÖKOFILMTOUR 2015” (Germany)January 14, 2015
  • LISTED IN THE AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2015“ February 1, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 16th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Children Film Selection, Germany)February 22, 2015
  • WINTER FILM AWARDS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)February 25, 2015
  • RICHMOND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Narrative Short Competition, USA)February 26, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • *CHILDREN FILM AWARD*
    38th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 9, 2015
  • *SILVER REMI AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS „DETECTIVEFEST“ (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 15, 2015
  • 10th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 22, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, UAE)April 24, 2015
  • *BEST DIRECTOR (Student)*
    5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)April 30, 2015
  • 5th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Texas, USA)April 30, 2015
  • 5th NEW VISION INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)May 29, 2015
  • 3rd THURSDAY RIIFF ENCORE FILM SERIES (Screening, Rhode Island, USA)June 18, 2015
  • ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short film Program „Best of this year’s BUSTER Festival, Denmark)August 24, 2015
  • BUSTER COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH (Short Film Competition, Denmark)September 14, 2015
  • 20th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 19, 2015
  • *BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT AWARD*
    10th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 21, 2015
  • *BEST DIRECTOR (STUDENT)*
    4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • 35th HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hawaii, USA)November 12, 2015
  • 1st KINODISEEA – INT’L CHIDLREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 14, 2015
  • 30.12.2015 * CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) *GOLD AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • 8th JANA INT’L FILM FETSIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2015 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 10, 2015
  • *GOLD AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • *FOUNDER’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • *FAMILIY FRIENDLY NOMINATION*
    6th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Short Narrative Section, NY, USA)March 15, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)May 12, 2016
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW)

Crew

Director
Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Screenplay
Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Producer
Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Director Of Photography
Thomas Förster
Editor
Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt, Thomas Förster
Sound
Leonard Bahro
Music
Damian Scholl

Details

Running Time
27:10
Shooting Format
Red Epic
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstraße 13-15
D-34121 Kassel, Germany