Deutscher Wettbewerb 1

Deutscher Wettbewerb 1

In this program, everything revolves around water. Sometimes the element manifests itself in a funny way in its gaseous aggregate state (SAUNA SECURITY), other times the water masses have to be tamed in sluices (SALIDAS). Things get really political as soon as one takes a closer look at cruise travel (DOOM CRUISE & CONNECTION) and the pollution of the world’s oceans (SOUP). How it can come down to life or death can be seen in the intervention of technology in nature (BLESSING IN DISGUISE & PEOPLE IN MOTION).

Wednesday, 23. Mar 2022 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

People in Motion
Germany 2021, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Christoph Lauenstein
Production: Anna Leimbrinck
In a land without light, the sudden appearance of a strange, illuminated object causes a stir among the inhabitants. The puppet animation tells a peculiar parable about the shortcomings of human behaviour, coming to the conclusion, that in a world full of egoism and greed there will be no winner.

Blessing in Disguise
Germany 2021, color, 4 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Kevin Koch, Emma Holzapfel
Production: Onur Can Kargin
Kevin Hines hears voices due to auditory hallucinations that one day order him to end his life. A hand-drawn documentary about one of the few people to survive a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Germany 2022, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jens Kevin Georg
Production: Luis Morat, Jelena Bohnet
Lotte is mad as hell at her best friend Tobi. He wants to give up on their home in the constant rain, just so he can spend his midlife-crisis under palm trees. He didn’t even tell Lotte about it. And then he comes back. Only for a short visit, a fat sunburn and a guilty conscience with him. Finally Lotte can make him pay for what he has done!

Germany 2021, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Karolin Twiddy
Production: Karolin Twiddy
Soup takes us into the microcosm – a parallel world with its own beings, laws and possibilities. This world is invaded by a lot of blue particles. While performing their routines, the microcosms’ inhabitants bump into the intruders, that hold a different fate for each of them. When one of the inhabitants investigates the particle’s source, a change of view reveals their origin.

Doom Cruise
Germany 2021, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst
Production: Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst
A giant cruise ship is drifting through a dissolving world. Allthough the passengers seem to know that this ship is going down, nobody bothers anymore. Only when the engine starts to fade and the captains voice is breaking in the PA, a sense of panic arises. What to do when we have to say goodbye? Three children on board decide to do something nice.

Germany 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Serafima Orlova
Production: Serafima Orlova
A ship moves slowly over waves, through other waves a conversation is going on. The movements can suddenly stop, a connection remains.

Sauna Security
Germany 2021, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Nils Knoblich
Production: Nils Knoblich, Martin Schmidt
A group of naked people sits in a sauna and sweats. The sauna masters ensure peace and order. But when the violations of the rules by the participants escalate, the sauna masters take drastic measures, which ultimately not only endanger the sauna guests.

Germany 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Production: Virginia Martin
A cinematic invitation to create your own film inside your own head by combining German architecture with Spanish dance, life and death, silence and movement and everything inbetween.