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A Film by Franziska Zaiser


A beautiful summer day, perfect for a family garden party. Not for Thomas, whose mother convinced him to celebrate his 25th birthday in a closed circle with his family. Thomas is in a difficult life phase; his long-term girlfriend left him and his degree appears useless. The last thing he was missing was his father looking down on him and his mother patronizing him. The celebration takes place in familiar ways but Thomas fumes more and more with every conversation. Not even his little sister who he has a good relationship with can save the situation. Today might just be the day to clear the air.


  • Picture of Franziska Zaiser © Franziska Zaiser

    Franziska Zaiser

    Franziska Zaiser was born on March 10th, 1989 in Vienna. She discovered her passion for film during her studies in communication and media sciences. In the beginning, she wanted to write scripts and wrote two shortfilmsscripts for befriended directors. In order to gain access to the film industry, she applied to filmproductions and finally completed internships in Vienna and Berlin. Later she worked in different positions on the set of shortfilms / advertisements / series / features. For the last two years primarily in the position as a Script Supervisor. The desire to write and make her own film was always there and so she decided to make her own film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th LET`S CEE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Short Film Program, Out of Competition, Vienna, Austria)March 21, 2017
  • 45th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria) June 2, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 15th SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Germany)July 12, 2017
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • SHORTS ON TAP - DRAMATHON (Screening, London, UK)October 5, 2017
  • SHORT TO THE POINT (Official Selection, Romania)November 1, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • 3rd HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belleville, Canada)November 10, 2017
  • 2nd WHITE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • 30th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 25, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 8, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • NEO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barberton, Ohio, USA)February 19, 2018
  • 1st GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • 18th LA.MEKO - INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landau, Germany)April 16, 2018
  • 6th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 23, 2018
  • BSL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 16, 2018


Franziska Zaiser
Franziska Zaiser, Michael Zachhuber
Franziska Zaiser
Director of Photography
Klemens Koscher
Art Direction
Lorenz Tröbinger
Costume Design
Viktoria Knotzer
Michael Zachhuber
Christin Gottscheber
Sound Design
Andreas Pils
Nego Yokte


Running Time
21:10 mins
Shooting Format
4K, ProRes 4444, Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Stereo, 5.1



aug&ohr medien
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Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068


Franziska Zaiser, Bakk.phil.