Deutscher Wettbewerb 4

Deutscher Wettbewerb 4

On a societal level, the built world presents everyone with differentiated challenges in finding identity (MEMORIES OF THE BERLIN ROOM). This program pleads for perceiving and accepting the world as a jointly lived space in its cultural diversity. In everyday life, the identification with religions (SACRED CLOCKWORK), sexualities (ZUMINDEST BIN ICH DRAUSSEN GEWESEN & LOVE IS IN THE AIR),  ethnic origins (ZAUN & A PART OF ME), work realities (SUITE & LOWER AMBITIONS) plays a decisive role. In the process, one is forced to be exposed to constant change, which can also end in a (finding) crisis (KING). How fast the social context develops in the process was put on display during the lockdown (27 STEPS & VIRUS IN GELEE).

Thursday, 24. Mar 2022 // 20:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

Virus in Gelee
Germany 2020, color, 3 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Volker Heymann
Production: Volker Heymann
The topic "Corona" transferred into the miniature world of gummi bears.

At least I’ve been outside
Germany 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jan Soldat
Production: Jan Soldat
Spring at Wienerberg, but still too cold to swim. No one there to be filmed.

The Fence
Germany 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Karsten Wiesel, Elisabeth Bohde, Torsten Schütte
Production: Karsten Wiesel
There are currently other fences at borders that rightly get more attention. But a fence is a fence, even if it is only to prevent wild pigs from crossing the border. It is a symbol of borders, isolation and surveillance, and a regional farce about which one can wonder, but which is capable of changing Europe’s self-image.

Sacred Clockworks
Germany 2021, color, 4 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Moritz Schuchmann

The experimental film Sacred Clockworks reflects religion through photographic animation of their impressive sacral architecture. Thereby the domes of churches, mosques or synagogues are treated like clockworks – infinitely continuous, embodying thousands of years of history. It examines the dome’s distinctive structure built from multiple layers of circular patterns. It is an homage to the beautiful art that emerged from religious institutions without overlooking the fact that these same institutions led to violence, suffering and death. And a reminder of the commonalities of different religions by examining the similarities of their sacral architecture. A statement for more tolerance and against any fundamentalism.

Love is in the Air
Germany 2020, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Daniel Theobald, Jan Wollenschläger
Production: Britt Albrecht
The conservative and eternal worrier, Thomas, picks up his adventurous boyfriend from the airport. Axel works as a steward and has seen the whole world. But now, he’s sitting in a car next to Thomas, about to make a demand. Axel wants a threesome – with Thomas and a Boeing 737. What Thomas mistakes as a joke turns out to be an existential threat to their relationship. An emotionally-driven debate leads to turmoil. The small private room of their parked car is the stage on which Thomas and Axel have to negotiate their expectations on a shared future.

Germany 2021, color, 1 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Elena Walf
Production: Thomas Meyer-hermann, Elena Walf
The ancient struggle between good and evil.

A part of me
Germany / Russia 2021, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Anna Ryzhkova
Production: Anna Ryzhkova
Moving to an another country is just like landing on a new planet. The film focuses on feelings of a child who had to move abroad. It is about loosing a part of you and finding a new one.

27 Steps
Germany 2021, black & white, 21 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Andrea Schramm
Production: Andrea Schramm
On the first day of the Corona lockdown, the director’s father is hospitalized and passes away. Mother and daughter mourn in the parental apartment, connected to the outside world only by telephone. With painful intimacy, these phone calls exemplify the loneliness in pandemic times. How does isolation affect us when we are dependent on solace and help?

Memories of the Berlin Room
Germany 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jörn Staeger
Production: Jörn Staeger
An autobiographical narrator leads the viewer into the lost world of a Berlin backyard. From there, one can see three theatrical buildings in West Berlin against the background of the East-West conflict. Gradually, the places connect with the author’s experiences.

Germany 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Emily Ufken
Production: Alexander Conrads
While in rehab, a young man recounts his descent into gambling addiction. The animated documentary offers an intimate insight into a psychological illness that is often overlooked.

Germany 2021, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Fabio Thieme
Production: Fabio Thieme, Famil Agayev, Sophie Reboldi
An employee is paid to fake the life of his clients in a flat. What makes a life and can you create it by imitation?

Lower Ambitions
Germany 2021, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Irem Schwarz

In 1932, media mogul and German Nationalist Alfred Hugenberg shaped the phrase "Social means creating jobs“. The interest group INSM, founded in 2000, brought the slogan around Agenda 2010 back into German politics. But already at the end of the 1990s, the old enemy image of the "work-shy" and "asocial" was conspicuously repeated on private television. Did afternoon talk shows create Agenda 2010?