Deutscher Wettbewerb 3

Deutscher Wettbewerb 3

Saturday, 18. Mar 2023 // 16:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
Monday, 20. Mar 2023 // 21:00 Uhr @ Ostentor Kino

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, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Almourad Aldeeb

On July 14, 2021, a natural catastrophe happened in the Ahr Valley in Rhineland-Germany: a flood took the lives of 136 people. The town of Ahrweiler looks like a ghost city – a dystopian sight. Abdo, a resident of the town, shares the pain of loss and re-lives the feeling of fear and helplessness. For Abdo, who was born and raised in Syria, it is not the first catastrophe.

The Guardians of Refuse: A short history of rubbish
Germany 2022, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Susann Maria Hempel
Production: Susann Maria Hempel
The possibility of (re)constructing human history now no longer takes place in archives alone, it has instead moved into the realm of rubbish. But what if, under modern concepts of an efficient recycling system, there is no more waste? Then the past of our present will no longer be detectable in the future. In order to survive, rubbish must therefore seek alternative places of refuge.

Germany 2022, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Rudolf Fitzgerald Leonard
Production: Annika Birgel
During water therapy for his chronic spasms, Leon is involved in an incident that gradually disrupts all aspects of his life.

Germany 2022, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Bjørn Melhus
Production: Bjørn Melhus, Yuki Jungesblut
Several bizarre creatures reminiscent of human beings find themselves huddled away in squalid basements, in safe distance from the outside world. Speaking in selected quotes from doomsday films we observe them in various stages of despair, loneliness and sickness reflecting the pandemic state of affairs.

Germany 2022, color, 12 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Philipp Hartmann
Production: Philipp Hartmann
Children talk about Rüdiger and show places where he lived. But who was Rüdiger? And who is actually reporting here? Who are the children? And what does the film do with them?

United States 2022, both, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Michael Bohnenstingl

Wannabe musical legend Slouch is pushed by his song-writing-demon Nuffti to deep dive into his darkest emotions, while his girlfriend Lisa is pregnant and wants him to transition into a harmonic family life.