Gaining ground (Land gewinnen)

Screening: Friday, June 13, 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY I)


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 20’30“
Category: Fiction

Director: Marc Brummund
Screenplay: Fabian Wiemker
Cinematographer: Bettina Herzner
Editors: Ulf Albert, Magdolna Rokob
Music: Carsten Rocker
Producer: Yildiz Ozcan
Cast: Radik Golovkov, Olga Kolb, Andreas Schust, Hedi Kriegeskotte, Jan Peter Heyne

Synopsis: Andrej and his family have been living in Germany illegally for years. When his son reaches school age, he can´t hide any longer. Mischa´s future is at stake.

Festivals & Awards: International Creativ Award Of The Senate Of Hamburg Germany 2008, Mediterranean Festival of New Filmmakers Larissa Greece 2008 (Second Prize: Silverhorse), 18. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Germany 2008 (Third Audience Award), 30. International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008 (Kodak Showcase), 34th Annual Student Academy Awards USA 2007 (Nomination For Student Oscar), Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis Germany 2007 (Best Directing), International Women Film Festival Cologne Germany 2007(Best Cinematography, Special Mention), 57th Berlin International Film Festival Germany 2007 (Best Short Film, Special Mention), Golden Knight International Film Festival Moskau Russia 2007 (Silver Knight XVI), Vilnius Film Shorts Lithuania 2007 (Special Mention), Wendland Short Luechow Germany 2007 (Best Script), 37th International Children Film Festival Giffoni Italy 2007 ( Best Short Film, Special Prize), Nomination for First Steps Award 2007 (Best Short Film), International Competition VGIK International Filmschool Festival Moskau Russia 2007 (Audience Award), Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele Germany 2007 (Best Short Film), CILECT Prize Competition Bulgaria 2007 (Fifth Prize), „My Europe“ Film Festival Germany 2007 (Audience Award), Nomination for Best German Short Film 2007