Deutscher Wettbewerb 1

Deutscher Wettbewerb 1

Friday, 17. Mar 2023 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
Monday, 20. Mar 2023 // 18:30 Uhr @ Ostentor Kino

Switzerland / Germany 2022, color, 3 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Gerd Gockell
Production: Gerd Gockell
An experimental animation paying tribute to an old piano with only a few pieces left. They come to life to play one last tune.

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.

Desired Child
Germany 2022, color, 18 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Laura Solbach
Production: Laura Solbach
Grace, 24, is a young mother with Down Syndrome. She lives in an institution for accompanied parenting with her two year old daughter Milla. Wanting to live alone with her daughter, she spontaneously makes a risky decision.

Germany 2021, black & white, 4 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Antonia Gruber
Production: Antonia Gruber
The video piece consists of commercials and guides from the 50s and 60s that we would now call tutorials. The footage portrays the predominant image of women of that time that would be disconcerting today. By masking the previous protagonists’ face with hers using a deepfake program, the artist establishes a link, creating a layer between irony and history.

Bird in Italian is Uccello
Austria / Germany 2021, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Gernot Wieland
Production: Gernot Wieland, Markus Hannebauer, Jasper Sharp
Based on an account of a never-performed theatrical production of Daphne Maurier’s story "The Birds", that was to be performed in a psychiatric hospital in northern Italy, the roles of the original script are reversed: The human characters become birds and the bird protagonists become humans.

invisible women
Germany 2022, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Laura Baalmann
Production: Laura Baalmann
Illegal care for the elderly is a major malpractice that has long been tolerated by the state – the system only works that way. The work is hard, self-sacrificing and goes unnoticed by the public. One affected person reports.

Germany 2022, black & white, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Telemach Wiesinger
Production: Telemach Wiesinger
The film poem stands in the field of tension between surreal fantasy and multi-layered reality. In the congenial collaboration of the two artists, the electronically controllable "Chimera’s“ – elegant bird wings with megaphone – unfold expressive "acting" presence.

Germany 2022, color, 3 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Adrian Jaffé
Production: Adrian Jaffé
All Blocks move to the rhythm until one steps out of line. This metaphor shows how traditional masculinity restricts personal development while growing up.