Willa

A Film by Helena Hufnagel

Synopsis

A railway station in the middle of nowhere. David is looking for his girlfriend: Willa. They were on their way to their own wedding, when an accident made them stuck at a small railway station. Now Willa is missing and none of the other fellow passengers know where she is. Although the next train is so supposed to come any minute, David leaves the railway station to search for Willa…
An adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Willa”.

Director

  • Picture of Helena Hufnagel © Helena Hufnagel

    Helena Hufnagel

    Finished her studies of film production at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2015. Received several scholarships and prizes for producing and building up her company COCOFILMS. Producer and director of several short films, documentaries and commercials. Her documentary has been screened at over 40 festivals (Germany shorts in Cannes, London, Paris…) Nomination for best german short film in 2012, several nomination and awards as best director. Winner of the Pro7/Sat.1 Mainstreampreis in 2015. Her first feature film is going to be finished in 2016.

Awards + Festivals

  • WEGIEL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Katowice, Poland)April 17, 2015
  • 8th PORTO7 – OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 10, 2015
  • *NOMINATION: BEST FANTASY SHORT FILM*
    2nd FILMQUEST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 35th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Multisala Barberini, Rom, Italy)June 22, 2015
  • 2nd KINO OPEN AIR – JAHRESSCHAU DER HFF MUNICH (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • 3rd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 30, 2015
  • SASQUAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, WA, USA)August 21, 2015
  • *1st AWARD IN THE FICTION CATEGORY*
    5th FARCUME – FARO’S SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Faro, Portugal)August 26, 2015
  • 19th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (LA SHORTS FEST) (Official Selection, USA)September 3, 2015
  • 35th FANTAFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Trevi, Rom, Italy)September 7, 2015
  • 4th UNREAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Memphis, TN, USA)September 30, 2015
  • 8th POST MORTEM INT’L HORROR & BIZARRE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico) October 1, 2015
  • GRIMMFEST 2015 – INT’L FESTIVAL OF HORROR AND CULT FILMS (Shorts Showcase, Manchester, UK)October 3, 2015
  • 13th THE FARGO FANTASTIC FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, North Dakota, USA)October 8, 2015
  • SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beverly Hills, CA, USA)October 13, 2015
  • 2nd SCREAM IN THE DARK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)October 16, 2015
  • TRI-CITIES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 16, 2015
  • *BEST VISUAL EFFECTS* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    SYDNEY INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)October 17, 2015
  • 14th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 21, 2015
  • PUERTO RICO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Puerto Rico)October 22, 2015
  • LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Section, Sweden)October 22, 2015
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    20th ARMAGEDDON EXPO 2015 (Official Selection, Auckland, New Zealand)October 23, 2015
  • 1st RUGGED PHOENIX UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 23, 2015
  • 1st SPOOKY EMPIRE’S INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 30, 2015
  • CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Ottawa, Canada)November 5, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 24, 2015
  • *BEST VISUAL EFFECTS*
    11th TABLOID WITCH AWARDS (Official Selection, CA, USA)November 27, 2015
  • 2nd VIDEODRUNK (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)November 27, 2015
  • ALBUQUERQUE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)January 7, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    3rd MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)January 16, 2016
  • GENRENALE4 FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 17, 2016
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR SHORT FILM*
    5th WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Winter FEAR Awards - Horror Film Competition, New York, USA)February 18, 2016
  • *INTERNATIONAL BEST IN SHOW*
    2nd PENSACON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Florida, USA) February 19, 2016
  • *SPECIAL AWARD*
    2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • PORTLAND WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL – POWFEST 2016 (Official Selection, USA)March 3, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 4th OTTAWA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 17, 2016
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD*
    1st SOUTHWAY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Mykolaiyv, Ukraine)June 10, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • ASTA SOMMERFEST AUF DEM CAMPUS DER UNIVERSITÄT MAIN (Screening, FILMZ Short Film Program, Germany) July 1, 2016
  • SCARELA SCREENING ROOM (Screening, CA, USA)August 6, 2016
  • INDIECRETE FESTIVAL (Summer Edition, Archanes, Crete, Greece)August 19, 2016
  • MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Screening, USA)May 31, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Producer
Helena Hufnagel, Tina Kringer
Executive Producer
Isabelle Bertolone, Benedikt Weber
Director
Helena Hufnagel
Director of Photography
Adrian Campean
Screenplay
Sina Flammang
Editor
Helena Hufnagel, Adrian Campean
VFX
Trixter, D-Facto Motion, Rasmus Borkamp
Sound
Julian Thomas
Sound-Design
Jörg Elsner
Music
Maika Küster

Details

Running Time
14:30
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35 (Cinemascope)
Sound
Dolby 5.1
Website

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 & CO-PRODUCTION

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
University of Television and Film, Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 München, Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY

COCOFILMS GmbH
c/o Dok.Fest
Dachauerstr. 114
80636 München, Germany

+49 (0) 89 - 64981410

hufnagel@cocofilms.de