Deutscher Wettbewerb 3

Deutscher Wettbewerb 3

A short film program offers insight into different worlds. This is also the case in this program: We travel to fairy tale worlds (GOODBYE FAIRYTALE, EYES AND HORNS & SAUSAGE RUN), to virtual worlds (SECOND), to the past (SAFE SPACE), to the future (AUF BALD, DEINE CLARA), accompany a Mozambican contract worker to East Berlin (HERE ABOVE, BEI DEN WEISSEN GÖTTERN), land in a pinball machine (HIT THE ROAD, EGG) and experience hairy adventures (JUST HAIR).

Thursday, 24. Mar 2022 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

The Sausage Run
Germany 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Thomas Stellmach
Production: Belgium, Germany, Ignace Collin, Thomas Stellmach
An animated short film which, with the help of multiple Zoetropes, tells the tragic story of a little lamb, loosely based on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. However, the roles of the humans and animals are exchanged: the human characters in the film are depicted as anthropomorphous animals. The animal in the story, the big bad wolf, is a human being here. Little Red Riding Hood’s family consists of the mother sheep, the lamb (Little Red Riding Hood) and a grandfather sheep. The forester and his wife are dogs with a soft spot for sausages. The wolf, a butcher, is a man with a serious problem – he has run out of meat.

Portugal 2020, color, 30 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: André Santos Martins
Production: André Santos Martins
Four weeks since quarantine started, and André begins to digitally recreate the street where he lives in Berlin. Wondering about the possibility of a cyber society, he keeps revisiting the online virtual world of Second Life, searching for the promise he was once told as a kid.

Up here, with the white gods
Germany 2020, black & white and color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jalal Maghout
Production: Alexander Lahl, Max Mönch
The Mozambican contractual worker Luciano is laden with expectations upon his arrival in East Berlin during the 1980s. However, what he experiences over there doesn’t match his hopes: During an attack by neo nazis he remembers the tragic fate of his dear friend. Based on true events.

Goodbye Fairyland
Germany 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Carsten Strauch, Piotr J. Lewandowski
Production: Carsten Strauch
After a political upheaval in fairyland, many inhabitants see no other option but to flee, apply for asylum in Germany and are now trying to build up an existence in their new home. In a support group for people with a fairy-tale background, they report on their experiences and conflicts with integration and life in Germany.

Eyes and Horns
South Korea 2021, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Chaerin Im
Production: Chaerin Im, Fabian Driehorst
Exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.

Hit the Road, Egg
Germany 2021, color, 1 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Sabine Redlich
Production: Sabine Redlich
What happens after ovulation? I mean, really! This animated short invites you to see the journey of an ovum in a rather fantastic way.

Just Hair
Germany 2021, color, 4 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Amina Krami, Fiona Quint, Leon Harms
Production: Amina Krami, Fiona Quint, Leon Harms
An animated documentary film that opens a world in which hair becomes protagonist, hairy objects appear or the whole world is made of hair. In interview sequences, hairless animals wearing wigs give statements about the cultural and identity-forming significance of hair.

Safe Space
Germany 2020, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Mirelle Borra
Production: Mirelle Borra
The film is pieced together from numerous YouTube clips of ballroom events from the early nineties – at a time the AIDS epidemic was surging in NYC. Ballroom culture is created by trans and queer people of color in response to a society that marginalized their presence. The video is narrated by AI generated voices reciting statements of LGBTQ+ refugees that have been sourced from the internet.

see you soon, Clara
Germany 2021, black & white, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Clara Stella Hüneke
Production: Clara Stella Hüneke
The animated film explores the question of what you would say to your 15-year-old self and what roles role models play for a self-determined feminist perspective. In letter form, experiences already lived turn out to be forward-looking advice.