Welcome To Bavaria

A Film by Matthias Koßmehl

Synopsis

In the Bavarian mountains the border was closed to prevent illegal immigration. One evening an unexpected encounter takes place at the border control, which drives clumsy Bernie to resort to unconventional means.

Director

  • Picture of Matthias Koßmehl © Matthias Koßmehl

    Matthias Koßmehl

    Matthias Koßmehl was born 1987 in Munich. From 2008 to 2012 he studied Design and Arts in Italy at the Free University of Bolzano. During his studies he specialized in film and photography and finished his studies with the satirical shortfilm “Welcome to Bavaria”. Since 2013 he has been working as a free Producer in Munich, producing commercials and working on the development of own feature film projects.

Awards + Festivals

  • *AUDIENCE AWARD: GOLDENER HEPPEL*
    KURZFILMNACHT HEPPEL & ETTLICH (Munich, Germany)September 5, 2012
  • 6th DIESSENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 6, 2012
  • 23rd KINOFEST LÜNEN (Competition, Germany)November 16, 2012
  • JUGENDFILMFESTIVAL FLIMMERN & RAUSCHEN (Munich, Germany)January 31, 2013
  • LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 13, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM*
    INTERNATIONALES FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Germany)March 14, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM*
    36th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Germany)April 4, 2013
  • 17th BOZENER FILMTAGE (Italy)April 17, 2013
  • FESTIVAL LOKALHELDEN PANAMA PLUS (Munich, Germany)April 20, 2013
  • MURNAU - KURZFILMPREIS 2013, MURNAU – SHORT FILM AWARD 2013 (Competition, Germany)May 3, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM*
    19th THALMÄSSINGER KURZFILMTAGE (Germany)May 10, 2013
  • BACKUP FESTIVAL WEIMAR (Germany)May 22, 2013
  • BERGHOFER FILMFEST (Germany)July 5, 2013
  • MUSIKFILMTAGE OBERAUDORF (Germany)July 12, 2013
  • OPEN EYES FESTIVAL MARBURG (Germany)July 21, 2013
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Frankfurt, Germany)July 24, 2013
  • FSFF - FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Germany)July 31, 2013
  • THEATRON AM OLYMPIAPARK (Munich, Germany)August 3, 2013
  • DIANA IN SILVER
    26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • DER NEUE HEIMATFILM-FESTIVAL (Freistadt, Austria) August 21, 2013
  • FILM FESTIVAL DELLA LESSINIA (Italy)August 24, 2013
  • FLOßKINO (Berlin, Germany)August 27, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • VORFILM “FÖHNLAGE.EIN APLENKRIMI” (Kino am Wank, Garmisch-Patenkirchen, Germany)August 30, 2013
  • BUSHO SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Budapest, Hungary)September 3, 2013
  • “WORMS: A COLLECTIVE INDIVIDUAL #1 THE (RE)PRODUCTION OF AN INVASION” (Bern, Switzerland)September 7, 2013
  • SHORTS ATTACK (by Interfilm) (Berlin, Germany)September 8, 2013
  • 64th FILMVIDEO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)September 12, 2013
  • 18.JETZT – DAS RATHAUS CLUBBING (Munich, Germany)October 12, 2013
  • YOUNG GERMAN FILM PRIZE 2013
    12th UP-AND-COMING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Competition, Germany)November 21, 2013
  • 13th OLDENBURGER KURZFILMTAGE ZWERGWERK (Competition, Germany)November 21, 2013
  • SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Germany)November 22, 2013
  • EUROSHORTS 2013 FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Poland)November 25, 2013
  • 1st “TOAMNA DE AUR” FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Moldova)November 29, 2013
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)December 6, 2013
  • NOMINATION FOR CATHOLIC YOUTH MEDIA AWARD*
    19th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Stuttgart, Germany)December 8, 2013
  • TWO SHORT NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, UK)December 12, 2013
  • BUNDESWEITER KURZFILMTAG IN MARIAS KINO BAD ENDORF (Kurzfilmwanderung, Germany)December 21, 2013
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)February 5, 2014
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AUBAGNE (Offical Competition, France)March 17, 2014
  • 20th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Special program, Germany)March 19, 2014
  • 19th FILMFESTIVAL TÜRKEI/DEUTSCHLAND (Nürnberg, Germany)March 20, 2014
  • 24th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CERGY-PONTOISE (Official Selection, France)April 5, 2014
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2014
  • 14th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • 13th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)April 10, 2014
  • 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 11, 2014
  • CHENNAI MONTHLY SCREENING AT PANUVAL BOOK SHOP (Eventscreening, Thiruvanmiyur, India)May 24, 2014
  • LENZING AWARD IN SILVER
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • NORDIC YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL – NUFF (Official Selection, Norway)June 13, 2014
  • FLOßKINO “FLUCHT UND MIGRATION” (Screening, Berlin, Germany)July 10, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    MALESCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)July 28, 2014
  • CINEFRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland) July 31, 2014
  • FESTIVAL ALTO VICENTINO 2014 (Official Selection, Italy)August 4, 2014
  • 26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS GERA (Competition, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • *COMMENDATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL CATEGORRY*
    11th BAYSIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Jump Cut Competition, Australia)August 27, 2014
  • 1st GOA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)September 17, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 7th HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)October 9, 2014
  • 13th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China)October 19, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)November 14, 2014
  • 4th INT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL OF SHORT CINEMA AND ANIMATION METERS (Official Selection, Russia)November 29, 2014
  • REFLECTA FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 12th KATHMANDU INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Nepal)December 11, 2014
  • *SELECTED AWARD*
    TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)January 17, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • METERS FEST – ABEND DER BESTEN KURZFILME AUS DER GANZEN WELT (Screening, Russia)March 1, 2015
  • 8th JANA INT’L FILM FETSIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2015 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 10, 2015
  • 15th HYPERION INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (out of competition Programm, Bucharest, Romania)October 30, 2016
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: ' RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):

Crew

Director
Matthias Koßmehl
Screenplay
Matthias Koßmehl, Mia Bohm
Prodcuer
Matthias Koßmehl
Director Of Photography
Felix Meinhardt
Editor
Andreas Nicolai
Sound-Design
Ambrose Mbuya, Kim Hippe
Music
Christoph Well, Njamy Sitson

Details

Running Time
11:21
Shooting Format
RedOne
Screening Format
DCP, DVD, BluRay
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Free University of Bolzano
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1I - 39100 Bozen-Bolzano
info@unibz.it
390.471.011.000
http://www.unibz.it