Wannabe

A Film by Jannis Lenz

Synopsis

Coco is 17 and feels a desperate need to become famous even though she seems to lack the necessary talent. She is willing to do anything for recognition and avoid becoming an everyday “loser”. She skips school to attend castings, music videos shoots, and to film YouTube clips but faces one humiliation after another and is quickly pushed to her limits. With her “Coco Channel”, she tries to expand her notoriety on the internet and create the successful, loved, and confident character she wishes she really could be. As a crossmedia project, connecting film with the online video scene, WANNABE tells the story of a young YouTuber, who builds herself a fictitious world on the Internet.

Director

  • Picture of Jannis Lenz © Jannis Lenz

    Jannis Lenz

    Jannis Lenz currently works as a study assistant in Directing at the Filmacademy Vienna for Wolfgang Murnberger and Michael Haneke.

    His films have been screened in museums, art galleries and at more than 200 international festivals within the last 3 years, e.g. IFF Rotterdam, Sarajevo IFF, Talinn Black Nights, the Museum of Modern Art Vienna or the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art and have won numerous awards and prices, at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival or at the Diagonale- Festival of Austrian Film 2015, among others.

    Lenz Bachelor- Degree Film at the Filmacademy Vienna, WANNABE, won the EFA- Award / Best European Film at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF and is nominated for the European Film Award 2017. After finishing his studies, Lenz received the START Scholarship for cinematic art of the Bundeskanzleramt Austria, became an official member of the European Film Academy and currently develops his first feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS SAARBRÜCKEN (Competition Medium Length Film, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 23, 2017
  • *NOMINATION EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017*
    39th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE CLERMONT-FERRAND (International Compétition, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 3, 2017
  • 20th DIAGONALE - FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Shortfilm Competition, Graz, Austria)March 28, 2017
  • 26th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL INNSBRUCK (Cinema Next Programm, Innsbruck, Austria)May 24, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    14th VIS - VIENNA SHORTS FESTIVAL (Competition, Vienna, Austria)June 1, 2017
  • 11th WENDLAND SHORTS (Competition, Wendland, Germany) June 16, 2017
  • *BEST FICTION FILM*
    JUVINALE NACHWUCHSFILMFEST SALZBURG (Official Selection, Austria)July 5, 2017
  • 15th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT FRANKFURT (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany) July 12, 2017
  • 23rd SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)August 11, 2017
  • 29th ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Odense, Denmark) August 29, 2017
  • 30th LOVE & ANARCHY, HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Shortfilm Competition, Helsinki, Finland) September 14, 2017
  • 21st FUTURE SHORTS (Official Selection, Salzburg, Austria)September 20, 2017
  • 15th CPH:PIX BUSTER - COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Shortfilm Competition, Copenhagen, Denmark)September 28, 2017
  • BEST FILM SPECIAL MENTION
    16th HYPERFEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)October 27, 2017
  • 36th UPPSALA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (European Short Film Award Nominees, Sweden)October 28, 2017
  • 32nd BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)November 7, 2017
  • 16th HYPERFEST - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 7, 2017
  • 17th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)November 15, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    7th INT'L FRONTALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 17, 2017
  • 21st PÖFF TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn, Estonia)November 17, 2017
  • 33rd INTERFILM - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (European Film Award Tour, Berlin, Germany)November 22, 2017
  • 22nd 2ANNAS - RIGA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Youth Competition + Short Matters, Riga, Latvia)November 28, 2017
  • 23rd FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)November 29, 2017
  • 23rd LEUVEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)December 2, 2017
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ZUBROFFKA (Whole Wide World competition, Bialystok, Poland)December 6, 2017
  • *NOMINATION*
    30th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017 (Shortfilm Competition, Berlin, Germany)December 9, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL DE CINÉMA EUROPÉEN DES ARCS (Documentary Shorts, France)December 16, 2017
  • 13th PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)January 17, 2018
  • *QUALIFIED*
    8th AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD (Qualification, Grafenegg, Austria)January 21, 2018
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 11th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (European Film Academy Short Matters Tour, Glasgow, Scotland)March 14, 2018
  • *GRAND PRIX*
    LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Int. Competition, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • WIZ ART UKRAINE (Special Screening “Supergirls”, Ukraine)March 16, 2018
  • CÓRTEX FILM FESTIVAL (VIS - Special Program, Portugal)April 11, 2018
  • 7th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 25, 2018
  • 5th EMERGE FILM FESTIVAL OF MAINE (Official Selection, Lewsiton/Auburn, USA)April 26, 2018
  • 4th KINOLUB - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selections, multiple cities, Poland)June 1, 2018
  • 26th CURTAS VILA DO CONDE IFF (Official Selection, Vila do Conde, Portugal)July 14, 2018
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WINTERTHUR (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 7, 2018
  • OPEN MEDIA AWARD 2019 (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)January 18, 2019
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Jannis Lenz, Matthias Writze, Andi Widmer
Producer
Lukas Zweng
Director
Jannis Lenz
Co-Producer
Roland Fischer
Director of Photography
Andi Widmer
Art Direction
Winnie Küchl
Costume Design
Eva Zar
Sound
Benedikt Plaier, Jonas Haslauer
Editor
Alexander Rauscher
Sound Design
Rudolf Pototschnig, Alexander Rauscher
Music
Mirac, Bedejo, Abgeschirmt IRAC, BENDEJO, ABGESCHIRMT

Details

Running Time
30min
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM AGENCY

Sixpackfilm
Neubaugasse 45/13
1070 Wien/Vienna, Austria

+43/1/526 09 90

office@sixpackfilm.com
www.sixpackfilm.com

DISTRIBUTION

Ocean Pictures Filmproduktion
Roland Fischer
Wespachweg 5
87700 Memmingen, Germany
+49 (0) 179 549 40 13

info@oceanpictures-film.de

DIRECTOR

Jannis Lenz
jannis_lenz@web.de