Thursday, 16. Mar 2023 // 19:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
Thursday, 16. Mar 2023 // 22:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

Germany 2022, color, 1 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Arne Körner
Production: Arne Körner
Center of the story is a clapper and his clapper board. A symphony.

Germany 2022, color, 12 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Nikita Diakur
Production: Nikita Diakur, Emmanuel-alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron
Attempting a backflip is not safe. You can break your neck, or land on your head, or land badly on your wrists. None of that is nice, so my avatar does the trick. It practices on a 6-core processor with the help of Machine Learning. The processor is not the newest but still calculates 6 jumps per iteration. One iteration takes one minute, this is 360 jumps in an hour and 8.640 jumps in a day. I wouldn’t be able to jump so much myself.

Mexico 2021, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Rafael Ruiz Espejo, Luis Pacheco
Production: Rafael Eduardo Espejo
Nico works as a drag queen in order to support themself. Nico’s dad, with whom they don’t have a very close relationship, comes to town for a doctor’s appointment. Nico must hide their queer lifestyle from him, along with their new life as a drag queen.

Virtual Voice
Sudan / Qatar 2021, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Suzannah Mirghani
Production: Suzannah Mirghani
Suzi doll is an ego-warrior. The director’s online avatar, marching to the algorithms of social media. She is lit by temporary outrage. A trending indignation. A passion that is fashion. A politics of the popular. Her activism is abstract. Her help is hypothetical. We know many girls like Suzi, and many times we are her: vacuous virtual voices, echoing injustices.

At the Zeppelinfeld
Germany 2018, color, 3 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Klaus Schreier
Production: Klaus Schreier
Super8 shots with 40 year old footage bring the spirits of the past to life.

Estonia 2022, color, 15 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Sander Joon
Production: Aurelia Aasa
A father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, the boy turns himself into a car tire.

Rote Wueste
Austria 2021, both, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Stefan Németh

Inspired by the electronic soundtrack to Michelangelo Antonioni’s IL DESERTO ROSSO (1964), the short creates an ominously swelling sound tableau interspersed with an accomplished arsenal of rhythm, which becomes ever more finely detailed and culminates in the tension of the “Now” (and the “Not now”). The present is splintered and shattered, in line with late modernist fantasies of alienation.

Belle River
Canada 2022, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
Production: Jean-pierre Vézina
2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be forced to open the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, in order to save the cities of New-Orleans and Bâton-Rouge from further uncontrolled flooding. Faith and resilience are the two best weapons they still have in the face of uncertainty.

What the fuck is going on between us, fuck?
Germany 2022, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Justina Jürgensen
Production: Moritz Schnack, Sarah Daisy Ellersdorfer
Soccer player Lola is desperate. If only she weren’t so hopelessly in love with her teammate Zoe. But she hardly notices her – or does she?

If not now, then when…?
Germany 2021, color, 3 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jens Rosemann
Production: Jens Rosemann
Today is the day: Sven will jump from the diving tower. Although…? Maybe better tomorrow. Or next week? Indecisive, Sven climbs the tower. It can’t be that hard, can it?