Wahllos

A Film by Riza-Rocco Avsar

Synopsis

WHAT IF…

Every day life presents us with new options. Every moment we are making new choices that we are often unaware of.
We have learned to be the creators of our own lives in the decisions that we make, and often we take this for granted. The human mind bares the ability to think freely but what if, all of a sudden, we forfeit our ability to chose?

“Wahllos” is a short film created by the Axel Springer Academy that explores the oppressive experience of a mind that is unable to make decisions or see options clearly, as the world around him becomes homogenized.
Part sci-fi fantasy, part cautionary tale, this is an important piece for the current political landscape.

Director

  • Picture of Riza-Rocco Avsar © Andrej Dallmann

    Riza-Rocco Avsar

    Riza-Rocco Avsar, director (born 31.07.1979, Berlin). Berlin based freelance director and cinematographer since 2003. Since 2007 additionally working as a lecture among others for Axel Springer Academy and University of Fulda. Running his own film production company (Cinebureau) since 2010.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd FILMQUEST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 8th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE BAJO LA LUNA (Official Selection Competition, Spain)July 1, 2015
  • 1st MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, UK)July 10, 2015
  • 12th FMK INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Italy)July 14, 2015
  • 19th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 9, 2015
  • 12th ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Romania)August 17, 2015
  • 5th FARCUME – FARO’S SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Faro, Portugal)August 26, 2015
  • 3rd INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIAVL -15 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India) September 19, 2015
  • INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fargo, Portugal)October 8, 2015
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (Int’l Competition, Cyprus)October 17, 2015
  • 8th AMACORT FILM FESTIVAL (Gradisca section, Rimini, Italy)December 1, 2015
  • 19th CINEMAIUBIT INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 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
  • *DIAMOND AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Sprungbrett, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 6th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Short Narrative Section, NY, USA)March 15, 2016
  • 40th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Film Slam Program, USA)March 30, 2016
  • 2nd KURZFILM-KIEK-IN LABOE (Screening, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 11th MYRTLE BEACH INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)April 20, 2016
  • ENCORE RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Jamestown Arts Center (JAC), USA)April 21, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)May 12, 2016
  • FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Main Venues, Distributed Cinema programme, Ireland)May 25, 2016
  • FASSADENKINO: DIE KURZFILM-FAHRRADTOUR (Screening, Magdeburg, Germany) June 8, 2016

Crew

Producer
Riza-Rocco Avsar
Assistant Director
Paulina Czienskowski
Director
Riza-Rocco Avsar
Screenplay
Paulina Czienskowski, Susanne Schuman, Riza-Rocco Avsar
Director of Photography
Tobias Kaufmann
Assistant Camera
Patrizia Lewandowski
Editor
Mike Friedrich
Sound-Design
Albrecht Panknin
Music
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Details

Running Time
2:55
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope
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 & PRODUCTION COMPANY

Axel Springer Akademie
Gesine Leidicke
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
D-10888 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 25 91 - 7 88 05

Leidicke@axel-springer-akademie.de
www.axel-springer-akademie.de