Wintersonnen-wende

A Film by Simon Schneckenburger

Synopsis

WINTER SOLSTICE tells the story of a liberation. A sister and brother meet up at a place significant to their childhood. The brother has turned his back on his father’s farm whereas the younger sister still lives there. Over the course of the conversation, the image of a strong young woman in the midst of a broken family is formed. She ends up at a conclusion which could, at the same time, also be a beginning.

Director

  • Picture of Simon Schneckenburger © Simon Schneckenburger

    Simon Schneckenburger

    Simon Schneckenburger is a 26-year-old filmmaker from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He recently graduated from the Media Production bachelor's program at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. With his films, he aims to move the audience deeply as well as raise their curiosity and empathy for smaller, hidden stories. His very first short film NIMMERLAND was screened as supporting film at the Freiburger Filmfest and won Best Short Film at the film festival shorts in 2015. Other awards include the 2016 Deutscher Jugendfilmpreis as well as a nomination for the 2015 Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis, both for his 2015 short film DEN REGEN IM BLICK (RAINY DAYS).

Awards + Festivals

  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 21st FALUDI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL AND PHOTO COMPETITION (Official Selection, Hungary)November 17, 2017
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 8th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Official Selection, Oderaue, Germany)June 1, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Simon Schneckenburger
Producer
Fabian Linder
Director
Simon Schneckenburger
Director of Photography
Marcus Hafner
Sound
Benjamin Kempter
Editor
Alexander Schröder
Sound Design
Torsten Thon
Music
Timo Klabunde

Details

Running Time
13:17 min.
Shooting Format
Red RAW 2k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

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 SCHOOL

Hochschule Offenburg
Badstraße 24
77652 Offenburg, Germany

PRODUCER

Fabian Linder
flinder@stud.hs-offenburg.de

DIRECTOR

Simon Schneckenburger
schneckenburger.simon@gmail.com